Happy Independence Day!
For 2012 info, visit Fourth of July Independence Day Events in Annapolis Maryland 2012
Historic Annapolis is a great place to celebrate the Fourth of July. Here are some FUN, FREE events happening around Annapolis this weekend.
Summer at City Dock hosts musicians, comedians and more. Saturday and Sunday, July 3 and 4, noon to 6 PM, Annapolis City Dock, FREE. Saturday’s performances kick off with “Mutts Gone Nuts”, a comedy dog thrill show. Then the Motorettes take over, bringing the smooth sounds of Motown music to Annapolis. Sunday’s performances include Mike Rosman, a comedy and juggling act, Jordan Page, American Folk and Rock Music Singer/Songwriter, the First Capital Drumline from York, Pennsylvania, then finish with the Annapolis Drum and Bugle Corp as a prelude to the 4th of July parade. Crystalooney’s artists will be onsite to offer their face painting, henna and glitter tattoo creations to interested audience members. J.C. Johns will once again create his unique balloon hats for the crowd.
Fourth of July Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony, Sunday, July 4, 9 am – 2 pm, William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street, FREE, includes a naturalization ceremony for about 40 new citizens, tours of the colonial home, children’s patriotic craft-making, proclamations of the Declaration of Independence, encounters with costumed colonial re-enactors, demonstrations of Revolutionary War camp life, and musical performances by noted hammered dulcimer artist Maggie Sansone.
First Sunday Arts Festival, Sunday, July 4, 11 AM to 5 PM, West and Calvert Streets, FREE, featuring 100 local and regional artisans, live music, magic show, swing dancing (with free dance lessons), street performers and outdoor cafes. Bring the whole family. Friendly pets welcome.
Annapolis July 4th Parade, Sunday July 4, 6:30 pm, FREE
U.S. Naval Academy Band performance, Sunday, July 4, 8 p.m. at Susan C. Campbell
Park at City Dock, FREE
Annapolis Fireworks, around 9 pm, Annapolis Harbor, FREE
Here are further details, direct from a city press release:
Mayor Invites Residents, Visitors to City’s Independence Day
Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Sunday; concert and fireworks to follow
Annapolis, Md. (07-02-10) – Mayor Joshua J. Cohen invites residents and
visitors to attend the City’s Independence Day festivities on Sunday,
July 4, which will include a parade, a concert by the U.S. Naval Academy
Band and a $20,000 fireworks display.
An estimated crowd of 50,000 or more is expected to descend on the
city, and, to that end, Mayor Cohen advises visitors to come early, park
at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and take the free City shuttle
into downtown for the festivities. The stadium lot opens at 3 p.m., and
there is a $5 charge for parking.
Road closures will go into effect at 4:30 p.m. and last until 10:30
p.m., primarily for downtown and Eastport. Vehicular traffic will be
denied access to downtown from 5 to 10:30 p.m. At 9 p.m., the Spa Creek
Bridge that connects downtown and Eastport will be closed to car
traffic, creating a spectator pier with an unobstructed view of the
No-parking zones will be posted to accommodate emergency vehicle to
facilitate safe, timely egress for spectators from the Eastport
Peninsula after the event. Violators will be towed.
A full list of road closures and no-parking zones are listed on the
City’s website, www.annapolis.gov, or go to http://bit.ly/aT8syL
The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp with a parade that will proceed
into downtown, beginning on Amos Garrett Boulevard and then right on
West Street, around Church Circle, down Main Street, left on Randall
Street and disbanding near the Market House.
The U.S. Naval Academy Band will perform at 8 p.m. at Susan C. Campbell
Park at City Dock.
The fireworks are scheduled to go off at about 9:15 p.m. The display
will be launched from a barge in the Annapolis Harbor. Boat restrictions
are in place. Because of the anticipated crowded conditions, boaters are
urged to select their preferred viewing-area anchorage early and are
also warned to avoid the 1,000-foot SAFETY ZONE around the fireworks
barge. Contact the Harbormaster’s office (410-263-7973) for more
“There’s nothing like celebrating Independence Day in the state
capital, which for a brief time in Colonial days was our nation’s
capital,” Mayor Cohen said. “We can all do our part to make it an
enjoyable experience by following the traffic restrictions, parking at
the stadium and using the shuttles.”
Enjoy the celebrations of our nation’s independence!
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