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Where to Find the Fireworks
in Southern Maryland - 2014
Due to Forecast Thunder Storms this year, please confirm the information printed
below using the provided Web sites or telephone numbers before departing for the event.
Calvert County

Fireworks explode during a River Concert on the campus of St. Mary's College of Maryland.Chesapeake Beach Fireworks
Thursday, July 3 @ Dusk
Chesapeake Beach Waterfront [ View Map ]

Join us along the waterfront to watch the annual patriotic fireworks display over the Chesapeake Bay. This event is free to the public. Arrive early for easy parking. Enjoy our own Chesapeake Beach Water Park (fee), our beaches (fee) and our local restaurants and cafes. Town of Chesapeake Beach Web site:

03-JULY UPDATE: Fireworks postponed until dusk on July 5 due to expected thunderstorms. Please check the Web site for the latest updates.

Fireworks Cruise Aboard the Wm. B. Tennison
Friday, July 4 @ 8 p.m. until...
Calvert Marine Museum
14200 Solomons Island Road South, Solomons [ View Map ]

Come aboard for the best view in town and heavy hors d'oeuvres. Preregistration required. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41. Calvert Marine Museum Web site:

Solomons Fireworks
, July 4 @ 9 p.m.
Solomons Island-wide [ View Map ]
Solomons Island Website

 UPDATE: 5:10 pm, July 4th - Due to strong, gusting winds, the Solomons Fireworks are postponed until Saturday, July 5th at 9:15 pm. The excessive winds make maneuvering and anchoring the barges unsafe. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but the decision is made for the safety of the public both on land and on the water.

The Solomons Business Associations proudly sponsors the annual Solomons Independence Day fireworks display to be held on Friday, July 4th at approximately 9:15 - 9:30 pm (after dusk). Fireworks will be shot from a barge in the Patuxent River and can be viewed from the Riverwalk. Celebrate our nation's birth and show your colors all day long! The Fireworks will be preceded by activities throughout Solomons, sponsored by individuals and businesses.

[ View the Traffic Management Plans released by the Calvert Co. Sheriff's Office ]

St. Mary's County

Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department
Saturday, July 5
24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood
On Route 235 just north of the Leonardtown-Hollywood Rd (Rt 245) intersection [ View Map ]

Come out and join us for our Annual Independence Day Celebration. This event is put on by the Members of the Hollywood VFD as a way of giving back and saying thank you to the Community that supports us year after year. The Fireworks display is one of the Largest in the area and we also provide a free concert before the Fireworks. Also we have the Carnival set up including games and food with $5 Armbands to ride all night. Please stop by and have a great time at this family friendly event. More information below: FIREWORKS DISPLAY AT DUSK Live Music from 6pm - 10pm by Franklin Square Band Appearance by the Southern Maryland Super Heroes Carnival Rides and Games from 5pm - Fireworks $5 Armbands to ride all night Food and Drinks from 5pm - Fireworks $5 donation for parking  Hollywood VFD Web site:

St. Mary’s College River Concert Series
Friday, July 4
Near the Townhouse Green Residences
College Drive, St. Mary's City [ View Map ]

Chesapeake Orchestra in a tribute to the Big Bands  Plus Fireworks! Music of Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, And more...  Web site:

Dennis Point Marina
Friday, July 4
46555 Dennis Point Way, Drayden, MD [ View Map ]

2014-06-28 UPDATE: There will not be fireworks at Dennis Point Marina this year.

Charles County

Town of Indian Head 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
Friday, July 4
The Village Green and Pavilion
100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head [ View Map ]

The Day kicks off with a Patriotic Opening Ceremony at 3:30pm. There will be amusements, live entertainment--with DJ, and food available for sale. No pets of any kind or alcoholic beverages permitted. Free admission. For more information call 240-375-4061.

Visit the Town of Indian Head Web site:

Town of La Plata Independence Day Watermelon Bash
Friday, July 4 @ 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Grounds of the La Plata Town Hall
305 Queen Anne Street,
La Plata [ View Map ]

Join us for hot dogs, games, wet fun, and plenty of watermelon! Event is wheelchair accessible. Town of La Plata Web site:

Celebrate Charles:  A Fun Filled Fourth
Friday, July 4,  4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Blue Crabs Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf [ View Map ]

  • Local businesses, artisans, and crafters will be showcased in the Best of Charles County.

  • Food will be available for purchase from: Apple Spice Junction, G-Rod Jerk Ribs & BBQ, Brasas Rotisserie & Grill, Kona Ice Charles County, and Centerplate Concessions.

  • Kids of all ages will enjoy amusements in the Celebrate Charles Family Fun Zone. All-You-Can-Play Wristbands will be available for purchase for $5 each (cash only, exact change preferred).

  • Live music is being provided by John Luskey at 4:30 p.m and Sam Grow at 7:00 p.m.

  • Guests will enjoy a spectacular fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Admission and parking are Free.

  • Celebrate Charles Family Fun Zone, Wristbands: $5.

  • Fees for food and product purchases.

Charles County Fairgrounds
Friday, July 4 @ 5pm
8440 Fairground Rd, La Plata, MD 20646 [ View Map ]

The Charles County Fair is having fireworks on July 4th. Gates open at 5 p.m. Admission is free. There will be food vendors and other novelty stands available to purchase things. Come out and see the beautiful firework display. Call 301-932-1234 if more information is needed. Charles County Fair's Web site:

If we missed something, please let us know.

Please note that this page is for Fireworks displays only.  There are many more events scheduled for the tri-county area. You can find these listed in the Community Calendar.

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