Maryland Fireworks are brilliant and magnificent and there is no better place to see fireworks; you’ll never get tired of watching pyrotechnic displays in this state nicknamed ‘America in Miniature’ The state gathered this nickname because of the wide variety of terrain, from sandy dunes and low marshlands and rolling hills and piney mountains. As one of the original colonies and close proximity to Washington, D.C., watching fireworks in one of the Maryland cities or towns will make you feel proud to be an American. Whether the pyrotechnics are for the 4th of July, to celebrate a sporting event or for a family-fun festival, you are sure to have a big blast in this ‘little America.’
Maryland has quite a few spots around the state to see fireworks on Independence Day.
In National Harbor, there is a display at the Gaylord National Resort. Maryland Fireworks and Summer Festival and at the Uncle Sam Jam. If you’re in Gaithersburg, head to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds for fireworks at dusk. In Rockville, live entertainment and fireworks will be happening at Montgomery College -Rockville Campus. If you feel like a parade before your fireworks, Takoma Park will put you in a patriotic mood or if you’d rather see a car show before then head out to Laurel. Frederick will have a 4th of July party with live music on four stages, fireworks and much more while Columbia will have a patriotic festival with music, kids’ activities and fireworks launched over Lake Kittamaquandi. Patriots in Annapolis should head over to Annapolis City Dock for a parade followed by fireworks and musical performance by the Naval Academy's Concert Band.
Six Flags America in Mitchellville, Maryland is another good resource for firework watching. The amusement park puts on a spectacular dusk fireworks display for the 4th of July called ‘Salute to America.’ It’s the perfect way to end a full day of family entertainment. The brilliant bursts explode over the Hurricane Wave pool for an even more amazing ambiance. Check the theme park’s schedule, Six Flags will often have other pyrotechnics planned for various seasonal events.
To usher out the old year, Baltimore has had a new Year’s Eve Spectacular in the Inner Harbor area that attracts as many as 100,000 visitors. The firework show for this event features 20-minutes of pyrotechnics that bring a lot of energy to the sky and spectators. Annapolis holds a ‘First Night,’ for families that features performance art, fun activities, live music and two separate firework displays, one for the early birds and one for those willing to stay up to midnight.
If you like football and fireworks, you’re in luck because Maryland has two National Football Leagues, the Baltimore Ravens in Baltimore City and the Washington Redskins in Landover, Maryland. As for baseball, the Baltimore Orioles are the state’s Major League Baseball franchise and light up Camden Gardens with fireworks on Friday nights after home game. Also, the Washington Nationals are also conveniently located in neighboring Washington, D.C.
In September of each year, the annual Reisterstown Festival is held in Hannah Moore Park and features a wide array of expected festival activities including live music, parades but also interesting living history displays. Of course, the evenings end with a spectacular firework show at dusk. Ocean City looks forward to the spring and summer seasons with SpringFest, four days of food, entertainment, arts and crafts and even occasional Maryland fireworks shot off over the famous Boardwalk.
When heading out to Maryland it’s always a good idea to check in with your hotel concierge or the Maryland Visitor’s Center for firework viewing activities. Always on the pulse of what is happening all over the city, including Maryland firework shows, you’ll find quick and accurate information from this go-to resource for entertainment. The state of Maryland is quite patriotic place to watch fireworks light up over the ocean and bay views. When you watch pyrotechnic displays in Maryland you’ll be ‘oohing’ and ‘ahhing to the tune of ‘America the Beautiful.’