Baltimore - July 4th is a day to celebrate the nation’s independence. Independence gained after the Declaration of Independence was drafted in 1776, but July 4th wasn’t a national holiday until 1941when Congress declared it a federal holiday.
So how do you celebrate? Or better yet, how does your community celebrate?
Growing up in Harford County, I spent my 4th of July at the old Bel Air High School watching the fireworks with friends. But the 4th was always about more than the fireworks. You can’t forget the parades! I remember having to walk in one when my mother was a real estate agent. We walked and walked while throwing candy at all the kids watching, and now my kids watch in hopes of catching candy.
When you Google “Best 4th fireworks displays in Maryland”, you’ll get results for all the big cities. The traditional Downtown Baltimore, Annapolis and 6 Flags displays. And not to dim the light on those displays and events but I remember the fireworks in Bel Air, huge! There were people everywhere and you had to get their early. It was a day of celebration.
So this week I want to hear from you. Where are the biggest displays and the best celebrations around the area? It’s always nice to highlight different communities and how they are coming together so help me out here. Spread the love for your community and share and we’ll share your stories and pictures. Email us at email@example.com. Tell us about your town’s fireworks display and overall 4th of July celebration. If you can send a few pictures along with it, that’d be great. And then on July 2nd on Good Morning Maryland, we’ll take a look at the “5 best 4th events in Maryland”.
I’m hoping to hear from folks in Dundalk because I’ve seen our coverage of the 4th events, and it’s amazing. I also remember Catonsville and people saving their seats for the parade hours even a day in advance. So I know there are great events out there, please share!
And since I am a Bel Air native I of course have to let everybody know about this year’s celebration. The celebration will be on the 4th and will last all day long! The parade is set to kick off at 6pm at the “Welcome to Bel Air” sign. Fireworks are expected around 9:30pm and will be set off at Rockfield Park.
Check out www.belairjuly4.org to get more details on the days events.
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