Where to see Independence Day parades and fireworks in Harford County


Independence Day is just 10 days away, but there is still time to get involved in the celebrations. Several parades are still looking for marchers and organizers need volunteers to help run activities. Visit the websites listed below for more information on how you can get involved.

Darlington starts its celebration first with a parade this Saturday, June 26. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. at the weigh station on Route 1. Fireworks are set to go off at dusk at Francis Silver Park in Darlington. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Kingsville’s parade starts at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 3 at the triangle of Belair, Jerusalem and Bradshaw roads in Kingsville. But you’ll want to get there early for the pre-parade entertainment that starts at 9:45 a.m. Visit www.kingsvilleparade.org for more information.

Edgewood/Joppatowne’s parade starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 3 and marches up Joppa Farm Road from Shore Drive to Joppatowne High School. To participate, visit www.edgewoodjoppatowneparade.org.

Bel Air and Havre de Grace host their parades and fireworks on Sunday, July 4

Bel Air starts its celebration early with a 6:45 a.m. flag raising ceremony in front of the new Bel Air High School. Click here or a complete list of the day’s events including a pancake breakfast, bike rodeo and frog jumping contest held at locations throughout Bel Air. Bel Air’s parade starts at the intersection of Gordon and Main Streets and marches up Main Street, turning right at Baltimore Pike and left at Kenmore in front of the Bel Air High School and then winding up at the intersection of South Main Street and Idlewild Street. Click here for a map. Bel Air’s fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. from Rockfield Park. Last year, I watched them from the playing fields behind Southampton Middle School and thought it was a pretty good location. But shhhh. Don’t tell too many people.
For all the details on Bel Air’s celebration, visit www.belairjuly4.org.

Havre de Grace starts its July 4th fun with a 2 p.m. parade, a carnival that runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., a 7 p.m. concert at Tydings Park and fireworks at approximately 9:15 p.m.

Click here for previous BANV posts on 2010 July 4th celebrations.