Prince George's County
LAUREL PARADE: Festivities, including a parade, an antique car show, contests, live music and a fireworks display, begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Sixth and Montgomery streets, Laurel. A fireworks display starts at 9:15 p.m. at Laurel Lake, Baltimore Avenue and Cherry Lane. The fireworks rain date is Sunday. 301-725-5300 or www.laurelfourth.com.
SIX FLAGS CONCERT: Six Flags America hosts a jazz concert and fireworks display, beginning at 4 p.m. at Hurricane Harbor water park, 13710 Central Ave., Largo. Pieces of a Dream and Ron Kronz & Traffic Jam are scheduled to perform. Fireworks begin after dusk. Admission to the park is $39.99 for adults, $28.99 for children under 54 inches tall, free for children younger than 3 and $28.99 for patrons 62 or older. Parking is $10. 301-249-1500.
BOWIE FESTIVITIES: Concerts featuring Almost Recess and the Jangling Reinharts start at 3 p.m. Monday at Allen Pond Park, 3330 Northview Dr., Bowie. Fireworks display begins at 9:15 p.m. Free. 301-809-3078.
COLLEGE PARK CELEBRATION: A free concert featuring the Daryl Davis Band begins at 7 p.m. Monday at the University of Maryland at College Park, Lot 1. Fireworks begin at nightfall. Rain date for fireworks is Tuesday. 301-864-8877 or www.ci.college-park.md.us.
DISTRICT HEIGHTS: Dusk-9:30 p.m. E. Michael Roll Municipal Building, 2000 Marbury Dr. Free. 301-336-5633.
FORT WASHINGTON PARK EVENTS: Sunset concert featuring music and songs by the 70-member Fort Washington Community Chorus and the National Concert Band of America on the parade grounds of 19th-century Fort Washington. 7 p.m. July 2.
Artillery firing demonstrations at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. July 3.
Maryland, Virginia and Washington fireworks displays can be seen from the demi-bastion wall of 19th-century Fort Washington. 9-10 p.m. July 4. 13551 Fort Washington Rd., Fort Washington. Free. 301-763-4600.
GREENBELT FOURTH: Free performance by the Greenbelt Concert Band begins at 7 p.m. Monday at Buddy Attick Park, Crescent Road and Kenilworth Avenue., Greenbelt. Alcohol, personal fireworks and sparklers are prohibited. Fireworks start at dusk. 301-397-2208.
Anne Arundel County
SYMPHONY AND MORE: Musical performances by the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, U.S. Army Chorus and the Anne Arundel Community College Jazz Singers begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Anne Arundel Community College, Siegert Field, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. Children's activities start at 4 p.m.; fireworks later in the evening. Free. 410-269-1132 or www.annapolissymphony.org.
KENT ISLAND INDEPENDENCE DAY: Vendors, face painting, music by the Kent Island Community Band and a moon bounce. Activities begin at 5 p.m. Saturday at Chesapeake Exploration Center, 425 Piney Narrows Rd., Chester. Parking available at the Kent Narrows Factory Outlets, with shuttle service to festival grounds. Fireworks start at 9:20 p.m. Rain date for fireworks is Sunday. Free admission and parking. 410-758-0835.
ALL-AMERICAN FOURTH OF JULY: a Revolutionary War reenactment, tours of the William Paca House and Garden, readings of the Declaration of Independence and children's activities, noon-5 p.m. Monday. William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George St., Annapolis. Free. 410-267-7619 or www.annapolis.org.
SHADY SIDE CELEBRATION: Music by the Bay Winds Band, a baking contest, children's activities and a presentation of the Pledge of Allegiance by a local Boy Scout troop start at 12:30 p.m. Monday at Captain Salem Avery House Museum, 1418 E.W. Shady Side Rd. Free. 410-867-4486.
ANNAPOLIS PARADE: Fourth of July parade begins at 6 p.m. Monday at Amos Garrett Boulevard and follows West Street, Church Circle and Main Street, ending in front of the Markethouse. Fireworks display scheduled for 9:15 p.m. Music will be provided by the U.S. Naval Academy Concert Band. Free. Rain date for fireworks is Tuesday. 410-263-1183.
SEVERNA PARK PARADE: Fire engines, floats and antique cars parade through Severna Park to celebrate Independence Day. Parade begins at 10 a.m. Monday at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church and proceeds along Benfield and Evergreen roads, ending at Park Plaza on Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard. Sponsored by the Greater Severna Park Chamber of Commerce. 410-647-3900.
GALESVILLE FOURTH: Floats, firetrucks and a color guard star in a parade that begins at 7 p.m. Monday at Main Street and Anchors Way in Galesville. The parade heads along Main Street, turns onto Benning Road and loops back to Anchors Way. Fireworks start about 9 p.m. at the West River waterfront. 410-867-0403.
THE FOURTH AT FORT MEADE: The celebration includes live music, food and vendors, beginning at 5 p.m. Monday and ending with a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Photo ID required to enter the base. McGlachlin Field, Mapes Road, Fort Meade. Free. 301-677-2988 or www.ftmeademwr.com.
MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY: Face painting, a moon bounce and food are part of the festivities beginning at 6 p.m. Monday at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy. Lawn chairs and picnic dinners are encouraged. Cost is $35 per car, $5 per person at the gate. 410-727-4808 or www.thebmi.org.
INNER HARBOR FESTIVITIES: Entertainment begins at noon Monday at the Inner Harbor and features a parade, an antique-car show and musical performances. Fireworks display starts at 9:30 p.m. 410-752-8632 or www.bop.org.
CONSTELLATION PICNIC: The fifth annual "deck party" and picnic aboard the USS Constellation begins at 7 p.m. Monday at Pier 1 at the Inner Harbor. Admission is $65. 410-539-1797 or www.constellation.org.
FREDERICK FOURTH: Performances by American Idol finalist Josh Gracin and local group the Reagan Years highlight an event featuring food, music and entertainment beginning at noon Monday at Baker Park, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. No pets allowed. 301-694-2489 or www.celebratefrederick.com.
GAITHERSBURG EVENTS: A four-day celebration featuring performances by Bad Dog, the M&R Project and Retrospect begins at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the City Hall Concert Pavilion, 31 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. A concert featuring the Great Expectations starts at 7 p.m. Monday at Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Chestnut and Dalamar streets. Fireworks display begins at dusk. Rain date for fireworks is July 10. Free. 301-258-6350 or www.gaithersburgmd.gov.
TAKOMA PARK FOURTH: Takoma Park's 116th Independence Day celebration begins at 10 a.m. Monday with a parade at Carroll and Ethan Allen avenues. A concert by the Takoma Park Community Band starts at 7:30 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m., at Takoma Park Middle School, 7611 Piney Branch Rd., Silver Spring. Free admission. 301-270-6876 or www.takomapark4th.org.
WHEATON SPARKLES: The Wheaton Sparkles Independence Day celebration, featuring food, entertainment, children's activities and fireworks, begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Reedie Drive and Grandview Avenue. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Rain date for fireworks is Tuesday. Free. 240-777-8115.
ROCKVILLE EVENT: Musical performances by the Rockville Concert Band and other local groups begin at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Richard Montgomery High School stadium, 250 Richard Montgomery Dr., Rockville. Fireworks display at nightfall. Free. 240-314-8620 or www.rockvillemd.gov.
POOLESVILLE CELEBRATION: Returning after a brief hiatus, the Fourth of July event features vendors, food and a performance by the Jim Bowie Band, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Poolesville Polo Grounds, 14660 Hughes Rd., Poolesville. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. Parking is $5 per vehicle. 301-972-8888.
RIVERFRONT CONCERT: "American Wits: The Music of Leroy Anderson and Morton Gould," a free concert and fireworks display, begins at 7 p.m. tomorrow at St. Mary's College of Maryland, Townhouse Green, Route 5 and East Fisher Rd., St. Mary's City. 240-895-2024 or www.smcm.edu/rcs/schedule05.cfm.
SOTTERLEY PLANTATION: Food, music and children's activities begin at 1 p.m. Sunday at Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Lane, Hollywood. Admission is $10 per vehicle. 301-373-2280 or www.sotterley.org.
JULY 2 FIREWORKS: Lawn party, entertainment, refreshments and fireworks over Carthagena Creek begin at 8 p.m. Saturday at Dennis Point Marina and campground, 46555 Dennis Point Way, Drayden. 301-994-2288 or www.dennispointmarina.com.
THOMAS STONE HISTORIC SITE: A memorial service honoring Declaration of Independence signer Thomas Stone begins at 10 a.m. Monday at the Thomas Stone National Historic Site, 6655 Rosehill Rd., Port Tobacco. Free. 301-392-1776 or www.nps.gov/thst.
PICNIC IN THE PARK: The annual outdoor celebration begins at 10 a.m. Monday at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10515 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard. Free. 410-586-8501 or www.jefpat.org.
LA PLATA TOWN PICNIC: A celebration featuring food, museum demonstrations and a concert by Solid Brass begins at 11 a.m. Monday at La Plata Train Station, 100 Kent Ave., La Plata. No alcohol permitted. Free. 301-934-8421.
ST. MARY'S FESTIVAL: Freedom Fest 2005, a free event featuring crafts, concessions and music, begins at 5 p.m. at St. Mary's County Fairgrounds, Route 5, Leonardtown. Fireworks display at nightfall. 301-475-4200, Ext. 1849.
INDIAN HEAD FIREWORKS: A free Fourth of July celebration featuring entertainment, children's games, pony rides and food begins at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Village Green Park and Pavilion, near Indian Head Highway and Lackey Drive, Indian Head. Fireworks display at 9 p.m. No pets or alcohol allowed in the park. 301-743-5574.
CHARLES COUNTY CELEBRATION: A free event featuring food, live music, pony rides, a moon bounce and face painting begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Charles County Fairgrounds, 8440 Fairgrounds Rd., La Plata. No alcohol permitted. Fireworks display after dusk. 301-932-1234.