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Independence Day Weekend Events Scheduled in the City of Annapolis

Jul 01 2021

Independence Day Weekend Events Scheduled in the City of Annapolis

It’s great when the holiday shapes up to be a FOUR-DAY FOURTH OF JULY IN THE FOUR RIVERS HERITAGE AREA!!

Join our friends at the City of Annapolis, Historic Annapolis, the Annapolis Maritime Museum, Visit Annapolis, Art in Public Places, Greater Parole Community Association, Downtown Annapolis Partnership, National Park Service – Chesapeake, Maryland Hall, ArtFarm, Inner West Street Association, and many more for a multi-day Fourth of July celebration. Read all the details below!

Fourth of July Event ScheduleThe City of Annapolis will play host to a variety of events to celebrate Independence Day weekend in the City. The City is sponsoring two events, the Independence Day Parade on Saturday, July 3 (at 10:30 a.m.) and the fireworks display on Sunday night, July 4. For a complete list, visit the City website.

Please note that there is no rain date for the parade. Rain date for the Fireworks will be Monday, July 5. Look to the City’s social media channels for updates if the weather turns inclement.

Supporting events throughout the weekend are being presented with partner organizations:

ART IN PUBLIC PLACES COMMISSION

  • Friday, July 2
    • 5 to 8 p.m. at Maryland Hall (800 Chase Street): Family picnic night and float decorations for the parade, arts & crafts, DJ
    • 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Chambers Park (14 Dorsey Avenue), with Greater Parole Community Association: live music at Parole Stage.
    • 7 to 10 p.m. City Dock: Tango Dancing with Orchestra
  • Saturday, July 3
    • All weekend (various locations): Plein Air Painting
    • 2 to 6 p.m. Upper Main Street: Big Bands – SoulJourners (2 p.m.); Spa Creek Band (3:15 p.m.); Bayside Big Band (4:15 p.m.); Naptown Brass Band (5 p.m. Walking Down Main Street to City Dock)
    • 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. City Dock Stage: Salsa Dancing
  • Sunday, July 4
    • 3 to 6 p.m. Upper Main Street: Dancing in the Street with DJ Landis and Dancing Demonstrations by Local Groups (with Downtown Annapolis Partnership and WRNR)
    • 6:30 p.m. City Dock: MC3 Contemporary Dance (with National Park Service Chesapeake)
    • 8 p.m. City Dock: United States Naval Academy Band leading up to fireworks

ANNAPOLIS MARITIME MUSEUM and NATIONAL PARK SERVICE CHESAPEAKE

  • Friday, July 2
    • 11 a.m. Black History in the Chesapeake Bay: A salute to one of the oldest African American yachting and boating clubs in the United States
    • 4 p.m. at City Dock/Burtis House Docks: Welcome Party/Parade of Tall Ships! Pride of Baltimore, Wilma Lee, and Providence arrive in the Annapolis Harbor. Sea Scouts Honor Guard.
    • 5:30 p.m. Welcome from Alice Estrada (Annapolis Maritime Museum), Wendy O’Sullivan (National Park Service Chesapeake) and Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley.
  • Saturday, July 3
    • All day at City Dock/Burtis House Docks: Dockside tours throughout the day
  • Sunday, July 4
    • All day at City Dock/Burtis House Docks: Dockside tours throughout the day
    • 9 p.m. City Dock: Topside views of fireworks aboard the tall ships (ticketed event)

EASTPORT MOMS & DADS

  • Sunday, July 4
    • 10:30 a.m. Eastport Elementary to Turner Park: Independence Day Parade

HISTORIC ANNAPOLIS

  • Friday, July 2
    • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. William Paca House & Gardens (186 Prince George Street), Tours of the House and Gardens. Make your red, white and blue streamers.
    • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sign of the Hogshead (43 Pickney Street), Meet His Majesty’s Marines (Red Coats!); Demonstrations and Interpretation
    • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. William Paca House & Gardens, Tours of the House and Gardens. Family Crafts, Face Painting, and Girl Scout Badge Activities.

INNER WEST STREET ASSOCIATION

  • Saturday, July 3
    • 2 to 11 p.m. First Block of West Street, closed
    • 2 to 5 p.m. Brazilian Band – Dancing in the Street
    • 6-7:45 p.m. Gospel Music on Stage
    • 8 to 10 p.m. Motown on Stage in the Street
    • 5 to 11 p.m. Dinner Under the Stars
  • Sunday, July 4
    • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  First Sunday Arts Festival

WEST ANNAPOLIS CIVIC ASSOCIATION

  • Saturday, July 4
    • 9 a.m. Wardour Circle to West Annapolis Elementary: Parade!