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Who is and isn't showing fireworks this July 4th

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Posted at 12:51 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 18:03:42-04

BALTIMORE — The COVID-19 pandemic has caused several Maryland towns to cancel their Independence Day celebrations. But some still are.

In fact, the Maryland State Fire Marshal is urging citizens to attend one of the public fireworks displays rather than personally lighting them.

“I would highly suggest the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend one of the many public fireworks displays throughout the State,” said Brian Geraci.

Personal fireworks are prohibited in Baltimore City, Montgomery, Prince George's, Harford, and Howard Counties as well as Ocean City.

Here is a breakdown of who's canceled their shows and who hasn't.

Canceled:

Baltimore County:

  • Towson - Loch Raven Technical Academy
  • Catonsville - Frederick Road/Catonsville High School

Harford County:

Howard County:

Here are some fireworks displays scheduled to still go on

Anne Arundel County:

  • Gibson Island Club, Inc. - July 4 at 9:15 p.m.

Allegany County:

  • Cumberland Parks & Rec - July 4 at 9:30 p.m.

Baltimore County:

  • Woodholme Country Club (Pikesville) - July 3 at 9 p.m.
  • Galloway Point on Barge (Middle River) - July 4 at 9:15 p.m.

Calvert County:

  • Running Hare Vineyard (Prine Frederick) - July 3 at 9 p.m.

Cecil County:

  • Bohemia Manor Farm / Chateau Bu-De (Chesapeake City) - July 4 at 8:45 p.m.

Charles County:

  • Benjamin Stoddert MS (Waldorf) - July 4 at 8 p.m.

Frederick County:

  • Walkersville Volunteer Fire Company Carnival Grounds (Walkersville) - July 3 at 9:30 p.m.

Garrett County:

  • Broadford Recreation Area (Oakland) - July 3 at 9 p.m.
  • Wisp Resort - July 4 at 9 p.m.

Harford County:

  • Ripken Stadium parking lot - July 4 at 8:30 p.m.

Montgomery County:

  • Upper Montgomery Co VFD (Hughes Rd Soccer Field in Poolesville) - July 4 at 9 p.m.

Queen Anne's County:

Washington County

  • Hagerstown (Fair Grounds Park) - July 4 at 9:30 p.m.
  • Boonsboro (Schaffer Park) - July 3 at 9 p.m.
  • Williamsport (William Byron Memorial) - July 3 at 9 p.m.

Worcester County:

For those using consumer fireworks, here's a few safety tips from the Fire Marshal.

* Purchase the fireworks in the location where you intend to discharge them.

*Check with the local municipality to determine what fireworks are considered legal for use in that area.

* Read and follow label warnings and instructions.

* Do not allow small children to use fireworks

* Do not consume alcoholic beverages while using fireworks.

* Have a bucket of water or hose available

* Fully extinguish remains of fireworks in water before disposal.