Howard County’s July 4th Festival & Fireworks

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Event Info

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

Bring a picnic or purchase food from on-site vendors. Parking is free (no VIP parking available).

Date: Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 5-10 PM
Fireworks after dark 
Rain date: Wednesday, July 5
(Fireworks Only) 
Location: Columbia Lakefront
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 7 PM and is not to be reopened until the conclusion of the fireworks. 

Vendors to include:
A&B Ice Cream
Hoffman’s Funnel Cakes
Kettle Korn
Fireside Pizza
Salernos
Convenience Catering

Entertainment 


Take selfies with costumed Uncle Sam and purchase Independence Day themed attire and goodies at the promotions and information tent.  
Music will be broadcast until 7pm, which is when the Columbia Concert Band performs live for two-hours. Fireworks will start at dark, around 9:30pm.  
Download the FREE festival app, "HoCo July4th", to listen to the soundtrack playing at the fest before 7pm, or to view maps, directions, parking info, and vendors.


Download the FREE festival app, "HoCo July4th", to listen to the soundtrack playing at the fest before 7pm, or to view maps, directions, parking info, and vendors. To play music, click on the play icon at the bottom of the app. 

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