Fourth of July Kids

Don't Miss Out: Charm City Happenings

Check out what Charm City is offering this week (7/1 to 7/7)

June 29, 2018

By Julia Weinberg


No plans for Fourth of July? Don’t worry we have you covered!

Here are five events you absolutely can’t miss in Baltimore this week:


Star-Spangled Spectacular

Where: Oregon Ridge Park (13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, Maryland 21030)   

When:   July 3 (Rain date is July 4); 5:00 p.m.

Price:    Advance: $22 Adult / $11 Children (12 & under)

              At Gate*: $25 Adult / $15 Children (12 & under)

Year after year the Fourth of July celebration at Oregon Ridge has proven to be a can’t-miss event! Conducted by Nicholas Hersh, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will perform everything from patriotic anthems to family-friendly classics. This year features Davon Fleming from “The Voice” performing music from hit Broadway shows The Lion King and The Color Purple. Purchase tickets here.


AVAM’s July 4th Visionary Pets on Parade

Where:  American Visionary Art Museum (800 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230)

When:   July 4; 10:00 a.m. (Registration for pets starts at 9:30 a.m.)

The American Visionary Art Museum encourages the pets of Baltimore to strut their stuff at this annual parade! Dress your pet in their most fetching ensemble and pawsibly win a trophy for Best Costume, Most Patriotic, Most Visionary Pet, Owner & Pet Lookalikes, Least Likely to Succeed as a Pet, Visionary Pet Tricks, and more! Then after the parade participate in the pet talent show! For more details click here


Red, White & Zoo Enrichment Day

Where: The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore (1 Safari Pl, Baltimore, MD 21217)

When:   July 4

Price: $19 Adult / $16 Senior / $15 Child (ages 2-11)

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore invites all human friends to hang with the animals, watch them receive special Fourth of July Treats, and listen to zookeepers explain the importance of enrichment activities! For more information click here.


Annapolis 4th of July Parade

Where: Downtown Annapolis

When:   Parade: 6:00 p.m.

               Fireworks: 9:15 p.m.

Spend the night in downtown Annapolis for the annual 4th of July parade! Enjoy marching bands, old-fashioned fire engines and cars, service clubs, scouts, floats and more. This parade looks like it came out of a movie! Try sailing on the Watermark before festivities conclude with a firework show on the water!


IndepenDANCE Red, White & Brew Pubcrawl

When:    July 1 and July 4

Where: Bars in Fells Point, Federal Hill, and Canton

Price:    $5.50 - $10 (Plus special group rates!)

If you’re looking for something a little less kid-friendly, kick off your 4th of July week in Fells Point, Federal Hill, and Canton’s top-rated bars. All bar hoppers will receive Pub-Crawl-exclusive drink specials! Purchase tickets here.


Stay tuned every Friday for more can't-miss Baltimore experiences!