Annapolis July 4th Celebration Information

| July 3, 2012
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4th of JULY PARADE, CONCERT AND FIREWORKS 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

SPONSORED BY City of Annapolis and the Annapolis 4th of July Committee

Chris Weir, First Citizens Bank, Chair

DONATIONS are still needed!

Funding for the 4th of July fireworks is largely the result of donations by businesses and private individuals.  Those wishing to help support this popular community event by defraying the cost of the fireworks are urged to do so!

Please send your tax-deductible donation to: July 4th Annapolis, Inc., c/o First Citizens Bank, 890 Bestgate Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401

EVENTS SCHEDULE

Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade: step off at 6:30pm SHARP!

The 4th of July Parade is open to many different units, including color guards, floats, marching units, emergency vehicles, comic arts, car clubs, novelty units, commercial or business entries, and political units.  We welcome all groups and individuals to participate as entrants so long as they are decorated in a patriotic theme.  In the interest of presenting the finest entertainment to our spectators, all groups are encouraged to enter decorated floats, music units, and themed entries.  Unit lineup begins at5pm.

USNA Concert Band at Susan Campbell Park8:00pm

The USNA Concert Band performs a public concert series featuring everything from light classics to marches to classic band literature and patriotic songs.  The 4th of July kicks off the USNA Band’s Annapolis concert series, the first of seven concerts through the summer.  Hear them every Tuesday from July 10 to August 14, 2012.

Fireworks: at dark, approximately 9:15pm

The fireworks display will be launched from a barge in the Annapolis Harbor and can be viewed from many excellent locations around the Harbor (see below).  For questions about boat restrictions during the fireworks, contact the City Harbormaster’s Office, 410-263-7973.

VIEWING AREAS

Parade:

Anywhere along the parade route offers a great view: inner West St., Church Circle (wrong way around) and Main St.  Spectators are urged to respect crowd control zones established by the Annapolis Police Department.

Concert:

Bring a chair or a cushion and enjoy the music with the Harbor in the background as the sun sets!  You’ll have a great seat for the fireworks after the concert!  NO alcoholic beverages or sparklers will be permitted.

Fireworks:

Susan Campbell Park is a fantastic view, but it is also the most crowded.  Views from Main St. and the Harbormaster’s Building area will be partially obstructed. Other suggested viewing areas are: public spaces northeast of the Severn River, any of the street-end parks facing Spa Creek, and aboard your favorite boat in Annapolis Harbor (confirm the required distance from the Barge with the City Harbormaster).

Spa Creek Bridge will be closed to traffic beginning at 9:00pm to create a spectator pier overlook offering an unobstructed view of the fireworks.

It’s that time of year again and we want to make sure you are ready and up-to-date on all the important information to make this year’s Fourth of July celebration safe and successful.

The Old Fashioned 4th of July Annapolis Parade is still seeking entries and will accept color guards, floats, marching units, emergency vehicles, comic arts, car clubs, novelty units, commercial or business entries, and political units.

We welcome all groups and individuals to participate as entrants as long as they are decorated in a patriotic theme.  If you would like to have a unit in this year’s parade, contact Special Events at specialevents@annaplis.gov

To view the parade, which will step off at 6:30 p.m. sharp, you can find curb seating along the parade route on inner West Street, Church Circle and Main St.

We encourage those attending the 4th of July Celebration to park at Park Place Garage or Knighton Garage for $10 all day and take the free Circulator down to City Dock.  An added bonus is that both garages are right on the parade route so you can step out of the garage and onto the sidewalk to find a great viewing spot.  The free Circulator runs 6:30 a.m. tomidnight.  Go to www.AnnapolisCirculator.com for more information. Other event parking prices include $20 for Hillman and $15 for Gotts and the South and Larkin Lots. If you park at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium the shuttle will cost $2 each way.  There is an additional charge for parking at the Stadium as well.

Meanwhile,  the USNA Concert Band will perform on the 4th of July at 8:00 p.m. in Susan Campbell Park.

The fireworks display  will be launched from a barge in the Annapolis Harbor and can be viewed from many excellent locations around the Harbor. They will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.  Susan Campbell Park is a fantastic place to view the fireworks but it is also the most crowded.  Views from Main St. and the Harbormaster’s Building area will be partially obstructed. Other suggested viewing areas are: public spaces northeast of the Severn River, any of the street-end parks facing Spa Creek. Spa Creek Bridge will be closed to traffic beginning at 9:00 p.m. to create a spectator pier overlook offering an unobstructed view of the fireworks. You can also enjoy the show aboard your favorite boat in Annapolis Harbor. Please confirm the required distance from the Barge with the City Harbormaster at 410-263-7973.

Funding for the 4th of July fireworks is largely the result of donations by businesses and private individuals.  Anyone wishing to help support this popular community event can send their tax-deductible donation to: July 4th Annapolis, Inc., c/o First Citizens Bank, 890 Bestgate Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401.

Source: Annapolis City


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    good keep it up….:)