Annapolis celebrates Independence Day with feel-good events that will make you proud to be an American. The 4th of July falls on a Thursday in 2019, so take a long holiday weekend to visit and tour Maryland’s scenic and historic capital. The following lists the major events planned by the city and Watermark.
Annapolis 4th of July Parade
Thursday, July 4 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
People of all ages will have fun watching the marching bands, fire engines, boy scouts, parade vehicles, and service clubs go by in this patriotic parade. Like last year, the route will begin at Amos Garrett and West Street and end in front of the Market House. Mark out your spot early along the route because it’s a very popular event.
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Independence Day Fireworks Cruise
Thursday, July 4 – 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Come aboard the Fireworks Cruise sponsored by Watermark to take in the spectacular sights of Annapolis and fireworks from the Chesapeake Bay. You will be refreshed by sea breezes and take inspiration watching the romantic sunset before being amazed by the nighttime fireworks.
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4th of July Fireworks in Historic Annapolis
Thursday, July 4 – 9:15 p.m.
To get the best views of the fireworks, set up your lawn chair or lay your blanket on one of the public areas northeast of the Severn River, City Dock, along Naval Academy Bridge, or the street-end parks facing Spa Creek. The later you arrive the tougher parking will be near these prime places.
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Your Inn Near 4th of July Fireworks
The 4th of July celebrations will be near Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis offering superb accommodations and free parking for guests.
If you love American history, make sure to also visit the United States Naval Academy when you are in Annapolis and take a Public Tour. It is only half a mile away from Gibson’s. For their current public, special, sports, and musical events, please click on this link from their website: USNA Calendar
Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number (877) 330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family throughout the year.