Howard County’s July 4th Fireworks


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: Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 5-10 PM
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 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 coming soon:


Music will be broadcast until 7pm, which is when the The Unites States Airforce Band, Airmen of Note 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.