Fourth of July--festivals and fireworks

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Independence Day is a time to celebrate with friends, family, and fireworks. There are plenty of events happening around Southern Maryland offering you the chance to celebrate America’s birthday.

St. Mary’s County:

10th Annual Independence Day Celebration-Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department
June 30, 2018, Gates open at 5:00 p.m.
Music, carnival rides, games, food, drinks and more. Armbands for rides $5.00. Donations accepted or parking. No pets or coolers.
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2nd Annual Red, White, and Brew-Taphouse
July 7, 2018, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
Moonbounce, cornhole, flip cup, nerf gun Battle Royal (bring your own gun and “ammo”), Giant Jenga, Connect 4, beer specials, and more. Food buffet $5.95 Kids/$10.95 Adults
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Freedom Fest
West Marina Basin, NAS Patuxent River
July 4, 2018, 5:00 p.m.-?
Music, games, rock wall, inflatable water slide, water balloon battle, inflatable water tag course, food and drinks for purchase. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to watch the fireworks on the Patuxent River.
Open to all with base access.
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Calvert County:

Chesapeake Beach Fireworks- Chesapeake Beach Waterfront
June 30, 2018, at dusk (Rain date July 3, 2018)
First summer concert at Veterans Memorial Park in Chesapeake Beach with the Six-String Soldiers. Stay to watch the annual patriotic fireworks display over the Chesapeake Bay at dusk.
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Solomons Island Fireworks
July 4, 2018, between 9:15-9:30 p.m. (Rain date July 5, 2018)
The Solomons Business Association hosts the annual Independence Day fireworks. Fireworks will be set off from a barge in the Patuxent River and can be viewed from the Riverwalk.
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Charles County:

Celebrate Charles, A Fun-Filled Fourth
July 4, 2018, 4:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. (Rain or shine)
Blue Crabs Stadium in Waldorf
Southern Maryland Blue Crabs take on the Somerset Patriots
Food, entertainment, and fireworks display. Parking and admission are free. Family Fun Zone wristbands are $5 each. There are additional fees for marketplace, food, and drink purchases. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.
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Charles County Fair 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks
July 4, 2018, Gates open at 3:00 p.m., Live music 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., fireworks at dusk.
Charles County Fairgrounds, La Plata
Food, live music, and a digital pyro-musical display shot off and thundering to a multicultural musical blast. Free admission.
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Town of Indian Head 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks
July 4, 2018, opens at 3:30 p.m. (Rain or shine)
The Village Green and Pavilion
A patriotic opening ceremony, amusement rides, live entertainment, food, and fireworks. Free admission. Fireworks at 9:10 p.m. (Rain date July 5, 2018-Fireworks only)
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Town of La Plata Independence Day Watermelon Bash
July 4, 2018 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Grounds of the La Plata Town Hall
Free hot dogs, ice cream, games, slip and slide, and plenty of watermelons, while they last.
For more information, click here.

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