The 4th of July falls on a Monday this year, so look forward to a long holiday weekend to celebrate America’s independence in Annapolis. The following lists the major events planned by the city and Watermark on Independence Day.
4th of July Parade
Monday, July 4, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
You and your family are invited to join Annapolis’ patriotic salute to American independence. Marching bands, classic cars, fire engines, scouts, and service clubs will participate.
The parade begins on West Street at Amos Garrett, continues on Main Street, and concludes at City Dock. Great views are available all along the route. Reserve your spot early as this is a very popular event.
4th of July Fireworks
Monday, July 4, 8 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Fireworks will be launched from a barge floating in the Annapolis Harbor. Get the best views of the fireworks by setting up your lawn chair or laying your blanket on one of the public areas northeast of the Severn River, at City Dock, along the Naval Academy Bridge, or on the street-end parks facing Spa Creek.
You should come early because parking will be tough to get near the above prime locations. Spa Creek Bridge will be shut down to traffic coming from Eastport going to Annapolis from 6 p.m. to about 10 p.m. Keep in mind that the nearer you are downtown, the more difficult it will be to find parking. It will also be tough leaving after the event.
Monday, July 4, 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Take in the spectacular sights of Annapolis and the fireworks from the Chesapeake Bay. You will be refreshed by sea breezes and be inspired watching the romantic sunset before being amazed by the nighttime fireworks.
Make sure to enjoy a great meal at Red Hot & Blue Annapolis before the 4th of July fireworks on the harbor.
Red Hot & Blue Annapolis Highlights
Founded in 1988, Red Hot & Blue Annapolis is a full-service, casual-themed restaurant chain and caterer featuring delicious award-winning ribs, Memphis-style barbecue, smoked wings, and Southern sides and desserts.
The atmosphere is steeped in legendary and contemporary blues music and delivers a large dose of Southern hospitality in a fun and entertaining dining environment. Bring your friends and family to our warm and friendly Annapolis location today!