Calvert County

Fireworks explode during a River Concert on the campus of St. Mary's College of Maryland.

Chesapeake Beach Fireworks

Sunday, July 2, 2017 @ Dusk
Rain Date Monday, July 3, 2017
Chesapeake Beach Waterfront [ View Map ]

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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, open until 9:30p), our beaches (fee) and our local restaurants and cafes. Fireworks begin at dusk with synchronized music, which may be heard at Veterans' Memorial Park, the Chesapeake Beach Water Park, the Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa Complex, or by tuning your radio to 87.9 FM.  Town of Chesapeake Beach Web site.

Fireworks Cruise Aboard the Wm. B. Tennison (SOLD OUT)

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 @ 8 p.m. until...
Calvert Marine Museum
14200 Solomons Island Road South
Solomons [ View Map ]

Watch fireworks aboard the Wm. B. Tennison. Come aboard for the best view in town! Bring a picnic basket, if you like, with your favorite food and libations. Rain date is Wednesday, July 5. No refunds unless the fireworks are cancelled on this date as well. SOLD OUT for 2017! Calvert Marine Museum Web site.

Solomons Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 @ Between 9:15 and 9:30 p.m.
Rain Date July 5, 2017 (last chance)
Solomons Island-wide [ View Map ]
Solomons Business Association Web site

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The Solomons Business Association proudly sponsors the annual Solomons Independence Day fireworks display. 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.

The Solomons fireworks display will be shot from a barge in the Patuxent River and can be viewed from the Riverwalk.

Vehicular traffic on the island will be restricted, and parking will be directed to designated areas only. Parking at Glascock Field and there is a fee (not specified, but was $10 per car in 2016) with proceeds to support the SBA Fireworks and Boy Scout Troop 451.

Police also remind people that Myrtle Point Park, in St. Mary's Co., is not to be used as a viewing area for the Solomons Island Fireworks due to the park being closed.

St. Mary's County

St. Mary’s College River Concert Series

Tuesday, June 30, 2017; The Greens opens at 5:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:00 p.m.
Near the Townhouse Green Residences
College Drive, St. Mary's City [ View Map ]

Music of Sousa, John Williams, Richard Rodgers, David Lang, Burt Bacharach, Leonard Bernstein, Piotr Tchaikovsky and more! And Fireworks! Music performed by the Chesapeake Orchestra with guest appearance by Kelly Balmaceda, soprano. River Concert Series website.

Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

Saturday, July 1, 2017; Kickoff at 5p.m., Live Music 6-10, Fireworks at dusk
24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood
On Route 235 just north of the Leonardtown-Hollywood Rd (Rt 245) intersection
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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 show. 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. FIREWORKS DISPLAY AT DUSK. Hollywood VFD website.


Charles County

Charles County Fair 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 @ Dusk; Gates open at 3 p.m.; Live Music 5-9 p.m.
Charles County Fairgrounds
8440 Fairground Road, La Plata [ View Map ]

The Charles County Fair Board will be presenting a new and improved Fourth of July Fireworks demonstration (brought to you by Innovative Pyrotechnic Concepts, LLC) this year, a show that has never been seen or heard in the county before.

Before the fireworks display, come and enjoy some great food and outstanding live music from some local talented people. The grand finale of our celebration will be a digital pyro-musical display shot off and thundering to a multicultural musical blast! Free admission! Gates open at 3:00 pm.

Musical Acts 5:00 to 9:00 pm on the main stage. Hear bluegrass from the Port Tobacco Pickers and Classis Rock from The Bucket List.

For more info, call 301-932-1234! Charles Co. Fair Web site

Celebrate Charles: A Fun Filled Fourth

Tuesday, July 4, 2017; 4:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. (rain or shine)
Blue Crabs Stadium
11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf

Enjoy a memorable Independence Day with family and friends at the 2017 Celebrate Charles: A Fun-Filled Fourth on Tuesday, July 4 at Blue Crabs Stadium (11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf) from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Event schedule:

• 4:30 p.m. Best of Charles County Marketplace opens

• 4:30 p.m. Celebrate Charles Family Fun Zone begins

• 4:30 p.m. Music by No Green Jellybeenz

• 6:35 p.m. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball game vs. Sugar Land Skeeters

• 8:00 p.m. Music by Sam Grow

• 9:30 p.m. Fireworks Display

Admission and parking are free. Family Fun Zone wristbands are $5 each. There are additional fees for marketplace, food, and drink purchases.

Additional parking will be available at St. Charles High School (5305 Piney Church Road, Waldorf). Seating outside the stadium is limited. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.

Guests who purchase game tickets will receive a complimentary wristband for the Family Fun Zone. To purchase tickets, call 301-638-9788 or visit For more information, visit, or call the Crain Memorial Welcome Center at 1-800-766-3386. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

Note: Event website says event will take place rain or shine, but may be best to double-check the site if it is raining that day just to be sure.

Town of Indian Head 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 @ 9:10 p.m.; Opens at 3:30 p.m. (rain or shine)
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 amusement ride (4pm-8pm), live entertainment (4pm-8pm: DJ Rockin' Roger; 5pm-9pm: One Louder Band), and food available for sale. No pets of any kind or alcoholic beverages permitted. Free admission. For more information call 240-375-4061 or E-Mail or visit the event page. Town of Indian Head Web site.

Town of La Plata Independence Day Watermelon Bash

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 @ 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (no fireworks at this event)
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! Free hot dogs, watermelon, & ice cream 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or while they last. Event is wheelchair accessible. Town of La Plata Web site.

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