St. Mary’s County is offering two fantastic firework displays for this fourth.

The River Concert Series will feature music and fireworks overlooking the river on Friday night, starting at 7:00 p.m., at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Internationally renowned jazz vocalist Hilary Kole will perform selections from the American Songbook by George Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, and others. A fireworks display will conclude the evening of festivities. Details about the concert are on the River Concert Series Web site at or call 240-895-2024.

Freedom Fest 2008 is happening Saturday, July 5, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds. The fairgrounds are localed at 42455 Fairgrounds Road in Leonardtown. The St. Mary’s County Board of Commissioners and the Department of Recreation, Parks and Community Services invite the public to enjoy an evening of family fun and entertainment. Freedom Fest is an alcohol and drug free event held annually.

Information for parking and traffic flow can be found here.

Calvert County is offering three events in celebration of July 4.

There will be fireworks displays on Thursday, July 3, at both Chesapeake Beach and North Beach.

Fireworks will be discharged in front of the Rod-n-Reel in Chesapeake Beach at dusk. Audiences should plan to arrive between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. for music, food and games.

North Beach is offering a summer concert followed by fireworks starting at 6:30 p.m. on the pavilion at 5th Street and Bay Avenue. Attendees should plan to bring a blanket to watch fireworks over the water.

The Solomons Business Association invites the citizens of Calvert County to sit back and enjoy fireworks Friday night over Solomons Island. Fireworks will begin at dusk. On land or by boat, the show will be viewable from anywhere on the island.

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Charles County is offering four events to celebrate July 4.

La Plata will host the Town of La Plata Independence Day Celebration Friday at the La Plata Train Station. Solid Brass will provide musical entertainment. The Museum and Caboose will be open for tours. There will be activities for children, and free hot dogs, bottled water and ice cream. Festivities are from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. For more information call (301) 934-8421.

Regency Furniture Stadium and the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs will host the Camden Riversharks Friday night for an evening of baseball and fireworks. The game begins at 7:05 p.m., with fireworks to follow. To purchase tickets, visit

Indian Head’s Annual 4th of July Celebration will begin at Village Green Park at 3:30 p.m., Friday and last until 10:00 p.m. There will be food, live entertainment and a fireworks display beginning at 9:10 p.m. No pets or alcohol are allowed. Volunteers to assist with the day’s events are welcome. Visit

The Charles County Fairgrounds will host an evening of fun and entertainment for the entire family beginning at 5:00 p.m. Games and activities for kids include pony rides, a moon bounce, face painting and mo