Events 4th of July Events

Published on June 28th, 2017 | by SOMDParents


Independence Day Celebrations in SOMD

Can you believe how quickly this year is flying by? The 4th of July will be here next Tuesday! Still wondering what’s going on around southern Maryland this holiday weekend/Tuesday? If you’re looking for something to do this weekend or on July 4th itself, southern Maryland has plenty of events to offer. Check out the list below for things going on in Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s Counties!



4th of July Watermelon Bash

Date: July 4, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: La Plata Town Hall
Join the Town of La Plata for hot dogs, games, water and plenty of watermelon!
Cost: Free
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4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Time: Gates open at 3 PM/Live Music 5-9 PM/Fireworks at dusk
Location: Charles County Fairgrounds, 8440 Fairground Road, La Plata, MD
The Charles County Fair Board will be presenting a new and improved Fourth of July Fireworks demonstration 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 the celebration will be a digital pyro-musical display shot off and thundering to a multicultural musical blast!
Cost: Admission and parking are free. Additional fees for food and beverage.
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4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

Town of Indian Head
Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Time: Opens at 3:30 PM/Fireworks 9:10 PM
Location: The Village Green and Pavilion,100 Walter Thomas Road, Indian Head
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.
Cost: Free.

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Celebrate Charles: A Fun-Filled Fourth

Regency Furniture Stadium
Date: July 4, 2017
Time: 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf, Maryland 20602
Celebrate Charles is a family-friendly Independence Day event with live music, food, amusements and fireworks.   Browse local food vendors, plus artisans and crafters in the Best of Charles County section. Rain or Shine.
Event schedule:
• 4:30 PM- Best of Charles County Marketplace opens
• 4:30 PM- Celebrate Charles Family Fun Zone begins
• 4:30 PM- Music by No Green Jellybeenz
• 6:35 PM- Southern Maryland Blue Crabs baseball game vs. Sugar Land Skeeters
• 8:00 PM- Music by Sam Grow
• 9:30 PM-Fireworks Display
Cost: Admission and parking are free. Family Fun Zone wristbands are $5 each. There are additional fees for marketplace, food, and drink purchases.
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Fireworks Over the Bay

Chesapeake Beach
Date: July 2, 2017
Time: 9:20 PM
Location: 8916 Chesapeake Ave, North Beach, MD
The Town of Chesapeake presents “Fireworks Over The Bay”  before Independence Day. You and your guests are invited to take a walk on the Bay Front Boardwalk, search for sharks’ teeth at Bay Front Park, and visit the nature-filled scenic “Railway Trail.” The water park is open until 9:30 p.m. and offers a fun and unique way to enjoy the annual fireworks display! (Rain Date July 3, 2017)
Cost: Free
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Solomons Annual Fireworks

Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Time: Between 9:15 and 9:30 PM
Location: Riverwalk, Solomons Island
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!
Cost: Free
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St. Mary’s

Concert on the Lawn

Date: July 2, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: CSM Leonardtown, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown
The Dixie Power Trio with the New Line Brass will play blues, jazz, Dixieland and other American styles in honor of Independence Day. This concert is made possible in part through support from the CSM Foundation.
Cost: Free
Information: or call 301-934-7828.


St. Mary’s College River Concert Series
Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: St. Mary’s City
Enjoy music and fireworks! Music performed by the Chesapeake Orchestra.


Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department

Date: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Time: Kickoff at 5 PM, Live Music 6-10, Fireworks at dusk
Location: 24801 Three Notch Road, Hollywood
Join the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department for their 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.

We hope you have a wonderful (and safe) Independence Day at one or more of the above events!

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