BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Baltimore waterfront will once again be lit up with fireworks and fun this Independence Day.
After a two-year absence, the Mayor’s Office, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Waterfront Partnership are teaming up to bring the celebrations back bigger and better than ever.
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To bring back the Independence Day event in style, the city is also partnering with several Baltimore institutions including the Baltimore Orioles, American Visionary Arts Museum, National Aquarium and last but not least , media partner WJZ.
Several events, like the American Visionary Art Museum’s Pet Parade, return for Independence Day.
The Baltimore Promotion and Arts Office said the the best views for the fireworks are:
- Along the inner harbor promenade
- federal hill
- tip of the falls
- East Harbor
- Locust tip
8:30 am Pet registration for the AVAM Pet Parade and Animal Talent Show opens. The costume parade, which returns after several years, starts at 9am Learn more here.
1:05 p.m. Orioles vs. Rangers! The national anthem will be performed by the BSO.
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3 p.m. A picnic at West Shore Park, with food trucks, a DJ, allotment garden games, an alcohol and mocktail bus, and picnic blankets and baskets
4:00 p.m. The event will begin with a performance by the United States Navy’s oldest band, the Navy Band Commodores, at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater. The traditional performance will last approximately two and a half hours.
6:30 p.m. The concerts will be punctuated by street artists and entertainment along the Inner Harbor promenade.
7:30 p.m. The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s artistic partner and Baltimore native Wordsmith will present a spoken word performance of “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” of Frederick Douglass? from the BGE Pavilion Main Stage at Rash Field Park
20:00 The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will host a Star-Spangled Celebration Concert under the direction of Assistant Conductor Jonathan Rush at the BGE Pavilion in the newly renovated Rash Field Park.
9:30 p.m. The BSO performance will culminate with a 13-minute fireworks display produced by fireworks company Pyrotecnico.
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Wondering about parking? The Baltimore Orioles extended their stadium parking lot all night at no additional cost after their home game against the Rangers.