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2019 Independence Day Celebration - Bel Air

Michele Langhauser

Michele Langhauser was born and raised in the City of Baltimore, MD. As one of five children, she appreciates the chaos of a large family...

Michele Langhauser was born and raised in the City of Baltimore, MD. As one of five children, she appreciates the chaos of a large family...

Jul 1 2 minutes read

There’s no shortage of fun activities to do on July 4th. From neighborhood parades to backyard cookouts with friends and family, Independence Day gives us more fun options than there are hours in the day. For those of us who want to celebrate the holiday with a bang, there’s no bigger bang than a firework show that goes all-out. We’ve rounded up some of the fun events in our area to help you plan your day of festivities and celebration!

Please note: All streets & roads remain open during morning July 4 events. Parade & Fireworks road closures begin at 4 pm. 

1. Flag Raising Ceremony with Our National Anthem

6:45 am at Bel Air High School 

2. Blueberry/Chocolate Pancake and Sausage Breakfast

7 - 11:30 am - Admission: $8 Adults, $5 Children under 10

3. Flag & National Anthem Ceremony + Horseshoe Pitching

7:45 am (approx.) & 8:30 am at Rockfield Ball Park

4. Independence Day Open House

9 am - Noon at the Hays House

5. Flag & National Anthem Ceremony + Activities

8:45 am (approx.) - at Shamrock Park & Bel Air Elementary School

9 am - Water Balloon Toss - (Registration 8:30 am: divisions Ages 6 & under, 7-9, 10-12, 13-17; Adults)

10 am - Costume Contest -- in 2 Divisions: Patriotic and General

11 am - Uncle Sam Says (Ages 5-7, 8-10, 11-15, 16+)

11 am - Bicycle Registration & Rodeo (Boys & Girls divisions Ages 5 & under, 6-8, 9-10, 11-13; LOCATION: Bel Air Elementary School parking lot on Lee Street; there will be a Flag & National Anthem Ceremony prior to the Rodeo)

11:30 am - Watermelon Eating Contest (Ages 6 & under, 7-10, 11-16, 17+)

BONUS: Our Favorite 4th of July Playlist


6. Compass Home Group Pre-Parade 4th of July Grand Opening Party!

2 - 8 pm  at 800 S. Main Street


7. Bel Air JULY 4 PARADE

6 pm

8. Bel Air JULY 4 FIREWORKS

9:30 pm (approx).

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