The following is from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services on July 2nd:

Friday, July 2

There will be a permitted fireworks display at Merriweather Post Pavilion on the evening of July 2 during the M3 festival concert at approximately 9:30 pm.


Sunday, July 4

River Hill Parade: The parade is scheduled from 8:30 am – 12 pm. At the end of the parade route, a ceremonial cannon will be fired (possibly up to six times) at the Ten Oaks Ballroom parking lot by members of the Ellicott City American Legion. This is a replica cannon from the Pride of Baltimore II ship, and consists of a powder charge (no actual projectiles) that will recreate the sound of cannon fire.


Also remember…

Howard County Recreation & Parks will hold their annual July 4th fireworks display at the Lakefront at Columbia, beginning at 9:20pm on July 4, 2021. Learn more:


Scott E


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