Howard County Recreation & Parks will hold our annual July 4th fireworks display at the Lakefront at Columbia, beginning at 9:20pm on July 4, 2021.

We ask that spectators wait until after 3pm on the afternoon of July 4 to lay down any blankets so as to preserve the grass.

Free public parking for this event will be located at the Mall in Columbia.

Please note that the Little Patuxent Parkway may close around 7 PM due to expected high traffic volume from this event.

The party starts at 5 p.m. with live music from Pebble to Pearl, followed by Groovilicious, at the Lakefront stage.

The 20-minute fireworks show will start around 9:20 p.m. at Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia. Residents who wish to place blankets may do so after 3:00 p.m. 

Food Trucks will be onsite 5-9pm including Bullhead Pitt Beef, Kona Ice of Howard County, Blowfish Poke (Sushi), Dee's Food and Snack Shack (Cajun and Caribbean cuisine), Althea's Almost Famous (Jamaican), Taste N See Kettle Corn, Flair Cuisine (American cuisine), and Zen Hemp.

The Inner Arbor Trust and the Columbia Association are also providing a premium location for viewing the concert and fireworks that includes a dinner buffet and cash bar. Ticket sales help raise funds for free arts programming in Downtown Columbia at the Chrysalis and Lakefront.

Unvaccinated attendees should continue to: 

  • Wear your mask; 
  • Maintain physical distancing; 
  • Wash your hands and avoid touching your mask eyes, nose, and mouth; and 
  • Strongly consider getting yourself, and those living in your household fully vaccinated.
July 4, 2021
03:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Hosted By
Recreation & Parks

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