On The Town

Best Places to Celebrate Fourth of July

Read up on fun facts about the show in time for this year’s fireworks spectacular.

Kaitlyn Pacheco | June 20, 2018, 11:06 am

On The Town

Best Places to Celebrate Fourth of July

Read up on fun facts about the show in time for this year’s fireworks spectacular.

Kaitlyn Pacheco | June 20, 2018, 11:06 am

Since 1977, the Inner Harbor’s Fourth of July Celebration has illuminated the Baltimore Waterfront and elicited oohs and ahhs from city onlookers. Read up on fun facts about the show in time for this year’s fireworks spectacular.

Top Places to Celebrate

Oregon Ridge Park: On July 3, head to Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville to hear the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra perform family-friendly favorites and traditional patriotic scores in honor of Independence Day. Once the sun sets, watch as a dazzling fireworks display lights up the night sky.

Sandlot: This waterfront oasis in Harbor Point is the perfect spot to sip on frozen cocktails and dip your toes in the sand while taking in the big-bang show. Starting at 4 p.m., Sandlot will feature live music from Speakers of the House and DJ Neil Paul, as well as special games leading up to the fireworks. Plus, there will be a tap and can takeover by Dogfish Head Brewing and a menu of Fourth of July favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs, and stadium nachos. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids.

Wit & Wisdom: The restaurant inside Four Seasons Baltimore will host a family-friendly evening with dinner, live entertainment, an on-site snowball machine, and an unparalleled view of the Inner Harbor fireworks.

L.P. Steamers: Grab a brown paper-covered table on the roof deck of this Locust Point staple for a picturesque view, as well as plenty of steamed crabs and Natty Bohs.

Canton Waterfront Park: Bring your own snacks, drinks, and lawn chairs to this neighborhood park for a panoramic vantage point to watch the fireworks sparkling over the harbor.

American Visionary Art Museum: On the morning of the Fourth of July, join hundreds of pet owners and their four-legged friends to watch animals of all shapes and sizes compete for prizes such as most patriotic, visionary pet tricks, and least likely to succeed.





You May Also Like


In Good Taste

Sacré Sucré Owners Bake Macarons That Taste As Good As They Look

Co-owners Miguel Sanchez and Dane Thibodeaux discuss the sweet story behind their Fells Point shop.

In Good Taste

Are Baltimore Delis Becoming an Endangered Species?

As new spots switch things up, a few old-school standbys continue to soldier on.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Broadway Market; Lyfe Cafe; The Common Kitchen

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.


Food & Drink

Review: Ludlow Market

The Wine Market Bistro rebrands itself as Ludlow Market, Bar & Bottle Shop in Locust Point.

On The Town

Election Day Drink Specials and Events to Ease Your Political Stress

Check out these local watch parties, boozy ballot celebrations, and voting day events.

In Good Taste

Open & Shut: Little Fig Bakeshop; Blue Dog BBQ Co.; AJ’s Deli

The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

Connect With Us

Most Read


Haute Glue By Late Artist Alice Gadzinski Opens at the Creative Alliance: Friends, family, and staff piece together a retrospective exhibit in celebration of the late artist.

Remember When George H.W. Bush Threw Out the Very First Pitch at Camden Yards?: The late 41st U.S. President hosted Queen Elizabeth and the Egyptian president at Memorial Stadium, too.

Open & Shut: Charmed Kitchen; Baby's on Fire; Stang of Siam: The latest restaurant openings, closings, and recent news.

Airbnb Properties in Baltimore Will Soon Have Stricter Regulations: The city council voted to impose a hotel tax to short-term rentals in Baltimore City.

Donna's Cafe To Close in The Village of Cross Keys: The beloved restaurant serves its final meal this Sunday.