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July 4th Celebration: Festival and Fireworks


County Executive Ken Ulman Invites You to the Columbia Lakefront for an Evening of Family Fun and Fireworks!


Date: Friday, July 4, 2013 5-10 PM
Fireworks at Dusk
Rain date: Saturday, July 5
(Fireworks Only)
Inclement weather line: 410-313-4451
Click Here to see last year's information. (2014 info coming soon.)

Note: Those wishing to place a blanket or sheet may do so beginning at 8 AM on July 4. Those wishing to place a tarp on the grass may do so beginning at 3 PM. Placement of tarps must wait until 3 PM in order to protect the grass. For more information on your tarp, contact the Columbia Association at 410-312-6330. No boats are permitted on the lake July 3-5.

Little Patuxent Parkway is most likely closing at approximately 7 PM and is not be reopened until the conclusion of the fireworks. 

See the map below for the festival layout (click for larger image). Click here for an interactive Google map to plan directions. 

Coming Soon - FREE July 4th App  

Apple Store Play Store 



New map coming soon - below is last year's map.
July 4th Map