Howard County’s July 4th Fireworks


Event Info

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

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

Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 5-10pm
Fireworks after dark 
Rain date: Thursday, 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 8am on July 4. Those wishing to place a tarp on the grass may do so beginning at 3pm. Placement of tarps must wait until 3pm 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 7pm and is not to be reopened until the conclusion of the fireworks. 

Food vendors

  • A&B Soft Serve Ice Cream
  • Convenience Catering
  • Hoffman’s Funnel Cakes
  • Kettle Korn
  • Salernos
  • Fireside Pizza

Live Performance by The United States Air Force Band, Airmen of Note for two-hours of enjoyment. Fireworks will start at dark, around 9:30pm, weather depending. 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.