Fourth of July Celebrations in Baltimore

Independence Day is about celebrating America’s history and heritage and no city does it better than Baltimore. Home of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” flag maker Mary Pickersgill, abolitionist Frederick Douglass and countless other historic people and places, Baltimore offers the perfect setting to don red, white and blue and honor America’s birthday. Whether it’s at a parade, out on the water, or at a barbeque, there is no wrong way to celebrate in Baltimore.

Visionary Pets on Parade

American Visionary Art Museum
July 4, 9 a.m.
Dress your pet and strut your stuff in this annual pet parade where friendly pets of all kinds are welcome. Trophies are awarded for categories such as best costume, most patriotic, owner and pet look-alikes, visionary pet tricks and more. The parade is followed by the Pet Talent (Or Not) Show.
Take your furry friend

Independence Day Celebration

Baltimore Museum of Industry
July 4, 6 p.m.
This waterfront location offers one of the best views of fireworks in the city. The family-friendly evening offers fun games, snacks and beverages for sale, and a fireworks finale over the Inner Harbor.
This is a sell-out event, so get your tickets early.

Ports America Chesapeake 4th of July Celebration

Inner Harbor
July 4, 7-10 p.m.
Greater Baltimore’s biggest Fourth of July celebration returns to the Inner Harbor with live music and celebratory fireworks. Audiences can enjoy live music from the U.S. Navy Band Cruisers as they perform contemporary hits from the Inner Harbor Amphitheater at Pratt and Light streets. The fireworks show, choreographed to patriotic and contemporary music, begins at 9:30pm. The holiday fireworks can be viewed from several locations in downtown and the surrounding areas, including Federal Hill, Locust Point, Fell’s Point, Canton and Harbor East.
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Picnic at the Top of the World

Top of the World Observation Level
July 4, 7:30 p.m.
Visitors can take in a view of Baltimore and Independence Day fireworks from 27 floors above the Inner Harbor. The event offers food and beverage, children’s activities, a live DJ and photo booth.
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Independence Day Deck Party

USS Constellation
July 4, 7-10 p.m.
Celebrate America's Independence aboard one of Baltimore’s historic ships, the USS Constellation. American backyard barbecue favorites are served with local beer, wine and soft drinks. The ship offers a great view of the Inner Harbor fireworks, music, special tours, cannon firings and more.
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Independence Day Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Spirit Cruises
July 4, 8-11 p.m.
Celebrate America's birthday with a festive buffet, an open bar package and engaging DJ entertainment. This cruise takes you around the harbor and provides an unobstructed view of the fireworks.
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Baltimore Independence Day Fireworks Cruise

Cruises on the Bay
July 3, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Step aboard a Watermark yacht for an enjoyable evening cruise of the Harbor capped off by the city's spectacular fireworks show. The cruise will include light snacks and a cash bar.
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July 4th Fireworks Cruise

Urban Pirates
July 4, 7-10 p.m.
Enjoy the sights of the July 4th Celebration and fireworks with Urban Pirates aboard the pirate ship Fearless. Adults 21+ Only welcome.
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Red, White & Zoo Enrichment Day

The Maryland Zoo
July 4, 10 a.m.
The Maryland Zoo has prepared a day of special animal enrichment! Watch as the Zoo’s animals receive special Fourth of July treats, including “fishsicles” and paper mache toys, and listen as zookeepers explain the importance of enrichment activities.
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4th of July at Middle Branch Waterfront

South Point
Jul., 1 - 11:45 p.m.
Experience the shores of the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River as the skies come alive with music, art and fireworks.
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