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Baltimore's July 4, 2010 Fireworks and Events

Sunday, July 4, 2010

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Baltimore's July 4, 2010 Fireworks and Events
Photo by Emily Eaves

The Inner Harbor in Baltimore puts on a July 4th fireworks show for the ages. The harbor is bustling with events and activities, and the fireworks show over the water always is spectacular.

After a little political posturing, the fireworks are back for another year in 2010.

The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m.

Inner Harbor and Harborplace
**Noon - 9:30 p.m.
**Free
**Harborplace will be brimming with music all day long. Street performers begin performing at the Harborplace Amphitheatre stage starting at noon and continues during the fireworks display.

The Glorious Fourth!...An Old Fashioned Fourth of July at Fort McHenry
**Noon to 4:30 p.m.
**Free
**Join the garrison of Fort McHenry for fife and drum music, cannon firing, a musket salute for 18 states, period dancing and games. The highlight of the event will be the public reading of the Declaration of Independence at 3 p.m.

USS Constellation Museum's Independence Day Deck Party Picnic
**7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
**Adults $65, Children 5-17 $25. Children under 5 are free. Members: Adults $50, Children 5-17 $20.
**Reservations required. Call 410-539-1797 or purchase online
**Overlook the Inner Harbor high above the crowds and enjoy a wonderful view of the fireworks. Live music, special tours, cannon firings.

July 4 Pier Party at the National Aquarium
**7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
**Adults: $20 Members, $40 Non-members. Children, ages 3 to 11: $15 Members, $25 Non-members.
**Reservations are required. Call 410-727-3474
**Enjoy a great view of the fireworks and live entertainment. Bring a picnic basket or purchase snacks at the party. There is ample seating at tables available for everyone at the party, however, tables are not reserved. Entry into the aquarium will be permitted from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Top of the World Fourth of July Celebration
**7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
**$75 for adults, $30 for children
**Tickets available at The Top of the World Gift Shop in the World Trade Center building, or by calling 410-837-8439. Order before July 2 and adult tickets are $65.
**There can't possibly be a better vantage point from which to enjoy the fireworks than the 27th floor of the World Trade Center. Enjoy sliders, hot dogs, barbecue chicken and corn on the cob with open bar (beer and wine).

July 4 at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
**6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
**$50 per car before July 3 ($40 for members). $60 on July 3 and 4.
**Call 410-727-4808 ext. 105 for tickets
**Enjoy a spectacular view of the fireworks fireworks. Pack a snack, bring a picnic or purchase food in the pavilion. Featuring museum tours and other activities.

Baltimore Spirit Cruises
**7 p.m.
**$99.90 per person
**Call 866-312-2469 or purchase online
**View the fireworks from the water. Featuring a buffet, interactive DJ, entertainment, and dancing.

Planning Your Own July 4 Party

Don't want to fight the crowds? Host your own barbecue or crab feast, or head to a crab house. Holidays always put a strain on availability, so be sure to call crab houses in advance.

**Party Planning Resources**

Thinking of setting off your own fireworks? Check out which fireworks are legal in Maryland.

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