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July 4, 2024
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Fourth of July in Baltimore


If you’re new to Baltimore, we’ll let you into a little secret: Charm City knows how to throw a party. We’ve got lots of Fourth of July festivities, from fireworks to exciting live performances. Keep reading to plan your patriotic weekend!

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Inner Harbor July 4th Activities

Inner Harbor Fourth of July festivities will begin at 6 p.m. and the fireworks and drone show will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Getting to the Inner Harbor

Baltimore’s scenic Inner Harbor is easily accessible via bus, metro, Light Rail or the free Charm City Circulator.

The Yellow and Brown CityLink lines take you to the Baltimore Convention Center, just a short walk from the Inner Harbor. You can also get to the BCC using the Charm City Circulator’s Orange Line.

You can also get close to the water via downtown bus routes 54, 65, 76, 71, 78 and more. See this map for more details.

Appropriate Light Rail stops include Camden Station, Stadium (Federal Hill) and the Convention Center.

If taking the Metro, get off at Charles Center and walk two blocks to the Baltimore Arena Light Rail station or enjoy a longer walk to the Inner Harbor.

You can also take the Water Taxi during the day from Federal Hill, Locust Point or Fort McHenry. Check the Water Taxi and MTA websites on July 4th for updated schedules.

Traffic will likely be restricted on July 4th, but if you are able to get downtown there are several lots along the Inner Harbor in which you can park:

  • 204 E. Lombard St.
  • 121 Light St.
  • 150 S. Calvert St.
  • 151 South St.

Cherry Hill Arts & Music Festival

This annual July 4th tradition celebrates Baltimore’s rich musical and artistic culture, especially the plethora of African American creatives moving the city forward. Bringing people together from all over the city, the festival also celebrates unity, freedom and shared history.

The Cherry Hill Arts & Music Waterfront Festival takes place at the scenic Middle Branch Park, which offers views of the Baltimore City skyline and Fourth of July fireworks.

This year’s performers include Sister Carol, N’Dea Davenport, Navasha Daya, Mighty Mark and NFuzion. The festival also features arts & crafts, a children’s village, historical reenactments and more.

Fourth of July Events in Baltimore

Stay tuned for more information!

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