ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, MD — Cities and counties across the country continue to bring back many of the traditional Independence Day activities that were either canceled or modified the last two years. July 4 is just around the corner, so it’s time to find out what Fourth of July fireworks and festivities are going on near you in 2022.
We have all the fireworks shows, parades and festivals happening in Anne Arundel County so you can start planning now.
Here’s what’s in store this July 4 in Anne Arundel County:
July 4 Festivities
What: Downtown Tribe Ride
Where: Susan Campbell Park
When: Friday, July 1 (5:30 pm to 6:30 pm)
What: Dinner Under The Stars
Where: West Street from Church Circle to Calvert Street
When: Saturday, July 2 (5 pm to 10 pm)
What: City Of Annapolis Independence Day Concert And Fireworks
Where: The concert is at Susan Campbell Park. The fireworks launch from a barge in the Annapolis harbor. Additional parking and road closure announcements are posted here.
When: Monday, July 4 (8 pm to 9:45 pm)
What: Parade And Fireworks
Where: American Legion Cummings-Behlke Post 226
When: Saturday, July 2 (Noon to about 9:30 pm)
Details: The parade leaves the Legion at noon. The tiki bar opens at 4 pm The food starts at 5 pm The Drivetrain band will perform from 6 pm to 9:30 pm Fireworks will start around 9:30 pm
Fort George G. Meade
What: Red, White And Blue Fort Meade Fireworks
Where: McGlachlin Parade Field
When: Friday, July 1 (9:30 pm to 10:30 pm)
Details: This event is not open to the public because of the current COVID-19 transmission levels. Attendance will be limited to those with access to the base and anybody with an ID from the US Department of Defense. There will not be any food vendors, rides or live music. Pets, sparklers, fireworks, grills and glass containers are prohibited. More details are posted here.
What: Musical Performance From Pet Rock
Where: The Corcoran Pavilion at the Glen Burnie Town Center
When: Friday, July 1 (7:30 pm to 9 pm)
Details: Free parking is available in the garage at Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard and Barbara Moeller Way. Attendees should not park in the Town Center lot by Food Lion.
What: Parade, Car Show, Live Music And Fireworks
Where: Laurel Lake
When: Saturday, July 2 (Noon to 9:15 pm)
Details: Click here to see a full schedule of events, a list of prohibited items and details on parking.
What: 2022 Independence Day Parade – Celebrating Our Rich History, Hosted By The Greater Severna Park And Arnold Chamber Of Commerce
Where: Severna Park
When: Monday, July 4 (10 am to noon)
Independence Day Changes
The Gambrills-Odenton Recreation Council usually has fireworks around Independence Day, but the park is currently under renovation. GORC plans to be ready by its fall season, and the park has not announced any July 4 plans.
Due to pandemic surges, counties or cities may adjust or cancel events at the last minute, so double-check with organizers. Know of other events in the area? Post them on the Patch calendar.