With BeechTree located just 25 miles from D.C., you’d be hard-pressed to find a better place to celebrate the Fourth of July. With some of the nation’s most patriotic landmarks, biggest parade and now two spectacular firework shows on tap, there’s so much to enjoy downtown.
Yet, even when you’re this close, it can be a big undertaking. People from all across the nation flock to D.C. to take part in the celebration. Plus, with Independence Day falling on a weekday, you might have to head in to work early the next day.
With numerous world-class fireworks displays and Fourth of July celebrations scheduled throughout the week right here even closer to home in Prince George’s County, why not relax and enjoy a less stressful holiday?
Bowie Baysox Stadium
Celebrate the Fourth of July the all-American way and enjoy a minor league showdown between the Bowie Baysox and the Harrisburg Senators. Players will be wearing special Independence Day-themed jerseys that will be auctioned after the game. Watch the fireworks stadium side as a grand display lights up the sky following the game (around 9:30pm.)
July 4th Fest at Six Flags America
Head to Six Flags America and experience July 4th Fest. Enjoy extended park hours to fill with thrills, rides and laughs, then end the day with an awe-inspiring fireworks display at 10pm.
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
The University of Maryland is hosting a free, family-friendly 4th of July celebration that will feature live music and concessions along with a grand firework display. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket and relax with friends and family. Concessions open at 5pm, entertainment begins at 7pm and the fireworks will go off shortly after 9pm.
Laurel 4th of July Celebration
Laurel, MD | Saturday, July 6
The City of Laurel is putting on their 40th Annual Independence Celebration next weekend that offers something for everyone and concludes with a beautiful fireworks display over Laurel Lake. Start with the parade at 11am, join in on the hot dog eating contest at 3:30pm or satisfy your inner gearhead at the antique car show.