Everything you need to know about Frederick's Independence Day celebration
Frederick's Fourth is quickly approaching and you may have some burning questions: Where is the best place to view fireworks in Frederick? Can I bring my own beer? Is there anything else to do other than watch the fireworks? We have answers! If you live in or around Frederick, MD and are planning on celebrating the Fourth of July locally, let us be your guide to Frederick's Fourth in Baker Park.
Activities and Events
There are plenty of things to do at Frederick’s Fourth of July celebration whether you’re young or young at heart. The fun starts around noon, so bring your sunscreen and plan to spend the day downtown!
Plenty of food vendors will make sure you don’t get hangry while celebrating Independence Day.
Beer, Wine and Spirits
BYOB (or wine, or hard lemonade, or whatever you fancy) is prohibited, but not to worry: a $5 one-time cover fee will get event-goers into any of the three beer, wine & spirits gardens set up for the Fourth.
Each of the three gardens are located within Baker Park and will serve $5 12-ounce pours of local and national brews and 5-ounce servings of sangria, wine and signature cocktails from local distilleries. One of the three gardens allows guests under 21 as long as they are accompanied by a guardian.
So, where are the best places to see Frederick’s Fourth of July fireworks? Since this year's bigger-and-better fireworks will be shot from Parkway Elementary School beginning at dusk, the best viewing locations are the Fleming Avenue Swimming Pool area, the Frederick High School lawn and the carillon area in Baker Park. You can still catch a glimpse of the show from the Drees Homes Bandshell seating area and other areas outside of Baker Park, however the views here are obstructed.
View this handy map from Celebrate Frederick to help you figure out where you'd like to watch. If you know of any other great place to watch the show and are willing to share it, leave us a comment!
We know you love your furry family members, but remember that fireworks can send dogs into a panic, so please don’t bring them to this event.
Carroll Parkway between College Avenue and N. Jefferson street will be CLOSED to pedestrian traffic between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. since it's in the fireworks fire line. This area, along with the Parkway Elementary School grounds, is also closed to seating.