College Park, Maryland Fireworks for Fourth of July 2018

University of Maryland July 4 Spectacular


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The University of Maryland and the City of College Park host a Fourth of July celebration with fireworks and entertainment from a live band. Grass seating is limited, so bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Concessions will offer hamburgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes, ice cream, snow cones, soda and bottled water. Personal coolers are allowed. Alcohol and personal fireworks are prohibited on campus, and leave pets at home.


Concessions open at 5 p.m.

Entertainment begins at 7 p.m.

Fireworks start at dusk—about 9 p.m.

Rain Date: July 5

Fireworks Location:

University of Maryland

College Park, MD

Lot 1 adjacent to Campus Drive off Adelphi Road

Arriving and Parking Tips:

  • Use either the Campus Drive entrance from U.S. Route 1, or the Stadium Drive entrance from Route 193. Follow police directions to parking.
  • Arrive early. Heavy traffic is expected to begin around 7:30 p.m. Late cars will be directed to park in outlying lots, which will offer free parking, but shuttle services will not be available.
  • Disabled visitors are encouraged to arrive early as disabled parking is limited in Lot AA.
  • The best routes to exit campus will be the main Campus Drive gate onto Route 1, or Stadium Drive to Route 193.

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