Break out your red, white, and blue this week in celebration of Independence Day! Ocean City and our surrounding communities will be having huge celebrations and big firework displays over our waterways. Come to one of the following events to celebrate!
The Independence Day celebration begins a few days early in Snow Hill, MD! The celebration begins on Friday, July 2nd with Arts on the River First Friday in the small town. Downtown merchants, art galleries, and shops will stay open until 8 p.m. on Friday. Starting at dusk, fireworks will explode over the Pocomoke River. The prime firework viewing area is anywhere in Sturgis Park. Neon glow sticks will be available for children while your family can set up a picnic and enjoy chicken BBQ platters. Both glow sticks and BBQ will can be purchased in the park.
The Town of Ocean City will be launching fireworks over North Division Street and the beach in Southern OC. A free concert begins at 8 p.m. on July 4th. Dr. K’s Motown Review will be performing live for their Ocean City fans before the fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. Bring your beach chairs, a blanket, and your friends or family to enjoy the fireworks from the beach!
Seacrets will be lighting up the sky of Midtown OC at dusk! After the 2nd round of the Miss Seacrets Bikini Contest, Secreats will be setting off their fireworks. On Sunday, July 4th, go to Seacrets, set up your blankets on the beach, or park your boat in the bay and look up at the sky. Seacrets is located on 49th Street and the bay.
Go to Northside Park on 127th Street in Ocean City to check out some of OC’s best fireworks! Starting at noon on Sunday, July 4th, the OC Jamboree will kick of Independence day in the park with musical entertainment, crafts, food, and games. Rick K and the Allnighters will begin performing live at 8 p.m. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. above the park. Ride your bike on the trails, bring a blanket and lay in the grass, or set up your chair in front of the stage and enjoy the sparks in the sky!
Independence Day fireworks for the Ocean Pines community are great every year! This year, the Ocean Pines fireworks will be held on Sunday, July 4th at Showell Park, starting at 9 p.m. Showell Park is located along Racetrack Road, north of Route 90 and the Ocean Pines North Gate entrance. For the past several years, Ocean Pines’ fireworks have be held at Ocean Downs. Because the track is being renovated, the Pines coordinators chose to more the 4th of July event down the street. It is best to park at the Showell Elementary School, St. John Neumann Church, or at the Most Blessed Sacrament Catholic School for prime firework viewing.
Bring your children, glow sticks, sparklers, blankets, chairs, and loved ones to check out the fireworks in Ocean City! Happy 4th of July!