Time: 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
Location: Downtown Annapolis
According to the city's website, you don't want to "miss a step back in time with the Annapolis Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade! Moving through historic downtown Annapolis, this parade includes floats, fire trucks, bands, color guards, old cars and cool cars and maybe a few politicians!"
Mayor Josh Cohen said he plans to walk in front of the circulator to highlight its one-year anniversary.
Time: 8 to 9:15 p.m.
Location: Susan Campbell Park
The USNA Band plays a Summer Concert Series, which kicks off on the 4th of July with a selection of patriotic songs and marches.
Time: 9:15 to 9:45 p.m.
Location: Annapolis Harbor
The fireworks go up from a barge in Annapolis Harbor, but it could be a little crowded downtown. Visitors hoping to see the show can also get a good view from Spa Creek Bridge, which will be closed at 8:30 p.m. to create a viewing area.
Any of the street-end city parks facing Spa Creek and the public places northeast of the Severn River also offer a nice vantage point
If you own a boat, the city allows you to watch from the water as long as you maintain a distance of at least 1,000 feet from the barge.
Independence Day Fireworks Cruise
Time: 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Location: City Dock, Watermark Cruises
Price: $45 adults, $25 children
Don't own a boat, but still want to be on the water for the fireworks? Watermark Cruises is selling tickets aboard some of their yachts for July 4. Cruises include drink specials and light snacks.
Drinking in Public:
According to a release from the Annapolis Business Association, "The consumption of alcoholic beverages on Annapolis streets and sidewalks is prohibited. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is also prohibited at Susan Campbell Park."
Parking and Road Restrictions
A ticket or towed car could certainly spoil a person's Independence Day celebration, so here's a list of the roads that will be closed or restricted to residential parking only in downtown and in Eastport.
Residents only, downtown Annapolis:
• Prince George St. from the water to College Ave.; noon to 11:00 p.m.
• College Ave., Duke of Gloucester St. and Compromise St.
No Parking, downtown Annapolis:
Beginning at 4:00 PM and extending until about 10:30 PM, parking will be prohibited and violators may be towed from the following areas:
• City Dock
• Main Street
• Randall Street
• Market Space
Road closures, downtown Annapolis:
Road blocks will be set up in the following locations from 5 p.m. until approximately 10:30 p.m. :
• King George St. and College Ave.
• Prince George St. and College Ave.
• Norht St. and College Ave.
• Church Circle and Main St.
• Duke of Gloucester St. at Conduit St., at Green St., at St. Mary’s St. and at Compromise St.
At approximately 9 p.m. Main St. will be closed and remain closed until approximately 10 p.m. Connector streets between Duke of Gloucester and Main Street will also be closed.
No parking, Eastport:
• Both sides of Severn Ave. between First St. and Burnside St.
• East side of First, Second and Third St. from Severn Ave. to Chester Ave.
• South side of Chesapeake Ave. and Chester Ave. from Riverview Ave. to Burnside St.
• Bay Ridge Ave. between Sixth St. and Burnside St.
• Bembe Beach Rd. from Awald to end
Road closures, Eastport:
Traffic will be allowed down Duke of Gloucester St. from Church Circle and into Eastport (not into Downtown) until 9:00 p.m. At that time, the Spa Creek Bridge will be closed and Duke of Gloucester St. will be closed.
Vehicular traffic into the north side of the Eastport Peninsula will be restricted from 5 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.; pedestrian traffic will be permitted.
At 9 p.m., roadblocks will be set-up at Sixth St. and Severn Ave. The Spa Creek Bridge roadway will be closed to traffic beginning at 9:00 p.m. until the crowd clears.
See also from last year's coverage: