Fireworks and Festivals Mark July 4th in Southern Maryland

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on June 27, 2018

How will you celebrate Independence Day? If you love fireworks, you’ll want to check out at least one of these cracking displays happening in Southern Maryland for the Fourth of July!

Calvert County

Fireworks Over the Bay, Chesapeake Beach

When: Saturday, June 30, Dusk

Watch the fireworks along the Chesapeake Beach waterfront! Free. Rain date: Tuesday, July 3.


Solomons Island Fireworks

When: Wednesday, July 4; Fireworks begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.

See fireworks over the Patuxent River from the Solomons Riverwalk! A parade of decorated boats begins at noon.


Charles County

Town of Indian Head Fourth of July Celebration

When: Wednesday, July 4; Fireworks at approximately 9:10 p.m.

Mark the Fourth of July on the Village Green with amusement park rides, food, and live music! The festival begins at 3:30 p.m., culminating in a fireworks show at dusk.


La Plata Fireworks

When: Wednesday, July 4; Fireworks at dusk

Fireworks, local music, and great food vendors make the Charles County Fairgrounds the place to be on the Fourth of July. Admission is free.  Gates open at 3 p.m., and the fireworks show will begin shortly after dark.


Celebrate Charles! A Fun-Filled Fourth, Waldorf

When: Wednesday, July 4; Fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m.

The fireworks at the Regency Furniture Stadium cap off a fun day called “Celebrate Charles! A Fun-Filled Fourth.” The day includes local artisan and craft booths, food, the Family Fun Zone, and a Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball game.

The festival begins at 4:30 p.m., and the fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Admission to Celebrate Charles! is free, but there is a charge for Family Fun Zone wristbands, food, and marketplace purchases. A ticket is required to enter the stadium for the baseball game.


St. Mary’s County

River Concert Series Fireworks, St. Mary’s City

When: Friday, June 29, 7 to 10 p.m.

This Fourth of July-themed River Concert celebrates all things American! The Chesapeake Orchestra will play the music of Bernstein, Sousa, and Tchaikovsky. On the lawn at St. Mary’s College in St. Mary’s City. Fireworks close the show.


Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Independence Day Celebration

When: Saturday, June 30, 5 to 10 p.m.

Join the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department for its 10th Annual Independence Day Celebration! Before the fireworks are launched at dusk, you can enjoy carnival rides, games, and food and drinks. Gates open at 5 p.m.


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