Red, White, and Blue

Fireworks and more great ways to celebrate this Fourth of July in Baltimore.
By Jess Blumberg - July 2013

Red, White, and Blue

Fireworks and more great ways to celebrate this Fourth of July in Baltimore.
By Jess Blumberg - July 2013

There are tons of fireworks going off this Fourth of July, so here are our picks for the best off-the-beaten-path views.

Tide Point Waterfront Park
Locust Point
With fewer crowds than atop Federal Hill or at the Inner Harbor, Tide Point's waterfront promenade—where Hull Street meets the water and Under Armour has taken over—feels like a boardwalk right in the middle of the city.

Luskin's Hill
Towson
Though the original Luskin's furniture store closed nearly 20 years ago, they just opened a new one last year. But the 120-foot incline off of Cromwell Bridge Road remains one of the best places to see the Loch Raven fireworks.

Tiki Barge
Inner Harbor
This floating peninsula of a bar will be a great place to catch the downtown show. We recommend hanging out at the upstairs bar (order a margarita, if that's your thing) where there is no cover and flawless views of the Harbor.

UMBC Soccer Field
Catonsville
Catonsville puts on a fantastic fireworks show, which most people watch from the high school. But UMBC's soccer field is a nice alternative. There was a teeny incident last year with the sprinklers, but maintenance crews promise they'll remember to turn them off.

Wit & Wisdom
Harbor East
Wit & Wisdom's new outdoor patio and bar space—that they just opened in the spring—is one of the prime viewing locations in town. Expect casual fare like BBQ ribs, fried chicken, grilled brats, and sangria.

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