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July 4th Celebration: Festival and Fireworks


County Executive Allan H. Kittleman Invites You to the Columbia Lakefront for an Evening of Family Fun and Fireworks!


Live entertainment on two stages: Milkshake, specifically for children’s entertainment, from 5-6:30 PM, on second stage. Capital Style, from 7-9:30 PM, on main stage. Bring a picnic or purchase food from on-site vendors. Parking is free (no VIP parking available).

Date: Saturday, July 4, 2015, 5-10 PM
Fireworks after dark
Rain date: Sunday, July 5
(Fireworks Only)
Inclement weather line: 410-313-4451

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. We encourage all attendees to arrive early to avoid traffic congestion.

Little Patuxent Parkway will be closed at approximately 6:30-7:30 PM and is not to 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. 

FREE July 4th App - Download now! This year check out our music soundtrack within our mobile app. At the bottom of the app click on PlayIcon to play the music. 

Apple Store Play Store 

July 4th Map

Thanks to our sponsors:

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