Fourth of July Fireworks in Frederick, Maryland 2017

Fredeick Fireworks
••• Fredeick Fireworks. Photo © Celebrate Frederick, Inc.

Fourth of July in Frederick is an all day event! Afternoon activities include live musical performances, a volleyball tournament, food contests, best patriotic pageant, food and much more. The community gathers to celebrate Independence Day with a spectacular fireworks display at dusk. 


Baker Park, Second and Bentz Streets, Frederick, Maryland. (301) 228-2844. The 44-acre park is the ideal location for a full day of family fun.

In addition to the special holiday events, recreation facilities include Culler Lake, a public swimming pool, numerous playgrounds, athletic fields and picnic areas.

Parking: FREE parking will be provided all day in the Church Street, Court Street, W. Patrick Street, and Carroll Creek Parking Decks. Parking will also be available at Frederick High School (located at 650 Carroll Parkway) for a cost of $5. Proceeds benefit Frederick High School Sports Boosters. Shuttle service will not be provided at this year’s celebration. Handicap parking has been reserved along Second Street just west of College Avenue and from West College Terrace to Midnite Alley, and on Carroll Parkway near the intersection of West College Terrace.

Independence Day Opening Ceremony

At 12 p.m. join local dignitaries and representatives from The Constitution Week Committee of the Frederick Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution for a special reading of the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence.

Great Frederick Bathtub Races

Ar 12:30 p.m. at Culler Lake. Stop by to see 9 teams compete for $1000 in cash and prizes.

Musical Entertainment

A wide range of music will be performed on four stages. Enjoy rock and roll, country, reggae, folk, and patriotic music throughout the day.

Children's Activities

12:30 - 6 p.m. There is plenty of entertainment for kids including pony rides, crafts, a petting zoo, carousel, train ride, moon bounces, clown, stilt walker, a dunk tank, martial arts demonstrations, remote control cars, video games and more.

Amusements are priced per ride, or wristbands are available for unlimited rides.

Beer and Wine Gardens

Various Locations, Open at Noon. Three locations throughout the Park.  $5.00 cover charge for the day to visit any of the gardens to enjoy Spin the Bottle Wine Company wines and sangria and Flying Dog and Premium Distributor brews.  All garden guests must be 21 years of age or older with valid I.D. to drink.

  • Talley Recreation Center Garden, Second Street next to Recreation Center
  • RelyLocal Frederick Family Friendly Carillon Garden, Carillon Area Baker Park, Close to Second Street Tennis Courts
  • S.S. Vape Country Stage Garden, Fleming Avenue close to Tennis Courts

Recreational Activities

Edward P. Thomas Jr. Municipal Pool is open 12:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Residents: $4 adults; $2 for children 12 and under
Non-residents: $6 adults; $3 for children 12 and under

Noon – 10 p.m.
$5 for one-person boat per ½ hour
$10 for two-person boat per ½ hour

Rock Climbing Wall
Noon – Dusk
$5 per climb


At dusk - The fireworks will be shot off from Parkway Elementary School at 300 Carroll Pkwy. The best viewing areas are surrounding the swimming pool on Fleming Avenue, on the Frederick High School lawn or in the open area surrounding the Bandshell in the Carillon area.

The show is visible from most areas of Baker Park with the exception of limited visibility from the Band Shell Stage seating area and adjacent playground.  Large trees immediately in sight lines will also impact visibility.  Signs around Parkway Elementary will indicate areas where visitors can and cannot sit.

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