4th of July Weekend Celebration

July 2nd, 2021 through July 4th, 2021

Celebrate all weekend long as the City of Annapolis welcomes back residents and visitors for three days of citywide events. From live music and salsa dancing to historic tours and fireworks - the City is reopening with a bang!

(Click to Map to View 2021 July 4 Event Guide)

Event Map of 2021 July 4th Weekend in Annapolis, Maryland.

For the most up-to-date listing of events, please visit www.annapolis.gov.


4th of July Parade in Historic Annapolis

Saturday, July 3, 10:30 a.m.

Come join this patriotic salute to our nation and frontline workers, with marching bands, fire engines old and new, cars and vans, service clubs, and scouts! ROUTE: The parade kicks off at Amos Garrett and West Street. We'll head down West Street, wrong way around Church Circle, and down Main Street. Anywhere along the parade route will provide a good view of the parade.

4th of July Fireworks in Historic Annapolis

Sunday, July 4, 9:15 p.m.

Annapolis launches its fireworks from a barge in Annapolis Harbor. The best viewing areas include public spaces Northeast of the Severn River, City Dock, along the Naval Academy Bridge (limited parking area), any of the street end parks facing Spa Creek, and aboard a boat in the Annapolis harbor. The Spa Creek Bridge will be closed to traffic from Eastport into Annapolis beginning at 6 p.m. The bridge will remain closed until the conclusion of the fireworks at approximately 10 p.m. Please be aware that the closer you get to downtown the harder it will be to park and the more difficulty you will have getting out of town after the celebration.

Parking Availability

Due to heavy traffic and large attendance, local garages may fill up early. For your convenience, the City will also provide shuttle service from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium (Gate 5) to Lawyers Mall from 5 p.m. to midnight. The shuttle costs $1 per ride for adults. Children 12 and under ride free of charge.

Here is a list of parking options in the area:

  • Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium  
  • Park Place Garage – One Park Place
  • Knighton Garage – 1A Colonial Avenue
  • Bladen Street Garage – 9 St. John’s Street
  • Gotts Garage – 250 Northwest Street
  • Whitmore Garage – 25 Clay Street

Click HERE for more parking information.


Parking Restrictions

Beginning at 4 p.m. and extending until about 10:30 p.m., parking will be prohibited, and violators may be towed from the following areas:

  • City Dock
  • Main Street
  • Randall Street
  • Market Space
  • Both sides of Severn Avenue between First and Burnside Streets
  • East side of First, Second, and Third Streets between Severn and Chester Avenues
  • South side of Chesapeake and Chester Avenues between Riverview Avenue and Burnside Street
  • Bay Ridge Avenue between Sixth and Burnside Streets
  • Bembe Beach Road from Awald Road to end


Road Restrictions and Closures

In Eastport, vehicular traffic into the north side of the Eastport Peninsula will be restricted between 6 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.  Pedestrian traffic will be permitted. Roadblocks will be set up at 6 p.m. at Sixth Street and Severn Avenue denying access to downtown via the Spa Creek Bridge. 

Prince George Street will be posted “Resident Only Parking” from Craig Street to Maryland Avenue from 2 p.m. to midnight. East Street will be posted “Resident Only Parking” from Prince George Street to King George Street from 2 p.m. to midnight. Randall Street will be posted “Resident Only Parking” from Prince George Street to King George Street from 2 p.m. to midnight.

Vehicular traffic will be denied access to the downtown area beginning at 5 p.m. until approximately 10:30 p.m.  Road blocks will also be set up in the following locations:

  • King George Street and College Avenue
  • Prince George Street and College Avenue
  • North Street and College Avenue
  • Church Circle and Main Street
  • Duke of Gloucester Street at Conduit Street, at Green Street, at St. Mary’s Street, and at Compromise Street

Traffic will be allowed to flow down Duke of Gloucester Street from Church Circle and into Eastport via one lane (not into downtown Annapolis) until 9 p.m. At that time, the Spa Creek Bridge and Duke of Gloucester Street will be closed to ensure pedestrian safety and to facilitate the movement of foot traffic leaving the area after the fireworks display.