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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureHolidaysIndependence Day · 1 decade ago

I live in Arnold maryland near Anapolis, anything good happening this 4th of july?

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  • Kismet
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    fireworks at the inner harbor. 4th of july is usually pimp in annapolis. everything starts in the early evening around 6 i believe.

    WHO: The July 4th - Annapolis Committee, Jon Hodgson, Chairman

    WHAT: Annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks

    WHEN: July 4th,

    WHERE: West St., downtown Annapolis, the United States Naval Academy, and surrounding Annapolis areas.

    EVENTS SCHEDULE: At 6:30 p.m. SHARP, an Independence Day Parade will proceed through the City's Downtown area, beginning on Amos Garrett Blvd., and then right on West Street - following the short detour, around Church Circle, down Main Street, left on Randall Street, and disbanding just past the Market House. Strict security measures are in place for parade participants. Questions regarding parade participation should be directed to the Mayors Office, Special Events Coordinator, 410-263-7996.

    At 8:00 p.m. in the time between the end of the parade and the beginning of the fireworks (at approximately 9:15 p.m.), music will be provided by the United States Naval Academy Band at Susan Campbell Park, at the city dock.

    At approximately 9:15 p.m., the fireworks will be launched from Farragut Field, on the USNA yard, similarly to where First Night launches their fireworks show. (This is a change from previous years when the fireworks have been launched from a barge in Spa Creek.)

    Immediately after the fireworks show, two local jazz combos will play at Susan Campbell Park and the Market House plaza. We encourage the public to stay and enjoy the music and to avoid the mass departure and congested roadways.

    VIEWING AREAS (Parade): Anywhere along the parade route will provide a good view of the parade, particularly along inner West Street and Church Circle and all along Main Street, and the Market Space. Spectators are urged to respect crowd control zones established by the Annapolis Police Department.

    VIEWING AREAS (Fireworks): Generally, the best viewing areas will be within a ½ mile radius of the fireworks launch site at Farragut Field. Suggested areas include public spaces Northeast of the Severn River, along the Naval Academy Bridge (limited parking area), any of the street-end parks facing Spa Creek, and aboard your favorite boat in the Annapolis harbor. The Spa Creek Bridge will also be closed to traffic beginning at 9:00 p.m. to create a spectator pier overlooking Farragut Field for an unobstructed view of the fireworks.

    Due to the change in the fireworks launch location, Farragut Field will not be open to the public this year. This will significantly reduce the number of people that can view the fireworks from the Naval Academy grounds. However, a secure, limited area will be open to the public inside Gate #1 that will provide a fine view of the fireworks display. Limited bleachers, concessions and restrooms will be available in this location. At 5:00 p.m., Gate #1 will be closed to vehicles. Limited access to pedestrians only, via Gate #1 by the Visitor Center at the USNA will be permitted. No other USNA gates will be open to the public for fireworks viewing.

    SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT SECURITY: Due to heightened security awareness, the US Naval Academy will prohibit visitors from bringing backpacks, coolers, picnic baskets, etc. on to the grounds; this will also help reduce delays at the gate. Chairs and blankets will be allowed. Visitors (16 years of age and older) will be required to show valid photo identification (i.e. driver's license) upon entrance to the Naval Academy.

    Pets will also be prohibited from entering the Naval Academy grounds.

    This new fireworks location increases viewing areas outside of the USNA, with better access for boaters. The Harbormaster will have a chart of the revised restricted area available by calling his office at 410-263-7973.

    PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION: Many parking restrictions will be in effect (see below) in order to expedite the movement of the anticipated crowd of as many as 50,000 people. FREE Parking will be provided at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium off Rowe Boulevard. A FREE shuttle will be provided by the City of Annapolis from the Stadium to Downtown (Lawyer's Mall) and return; this shuttle will operate from 4:00 p.m. 'til Midnight.

    IMPORTANT TRANSPORTATION NOTE: Following the event, shuttle buses will operate on a circular route from Lawyer's Mall (College Avenue in front of the Maryland State House) to the Naval Academy Stadium, until all who wish for transportation have been accommodated.

    SPECIAL PARKING RESTRICTIONS AND ROAD CLOSURES: To accommodate the Fourth of July parade, Amos Garrett Blvd. and Constitution Ave. will be closed at 3:30 p.m. so that units participating in the parade may assemble. At approximately 6:15 p.m., West Street beginning at Amos Garrett Blvd to Church Circle, Church Circle and Main Street will be closed until the parade has been completed. Notices will be distributed to residents of Amos Garrett Blvd. and Constitution Ave. advising them of the special restrictions a few days prior to the event.

    Beginning at 4:00 p.m. and extending until approximately 10:30 p.m., parking will be prohibited and violators may be towed from the following areas:

    City Dock

    Main Street

    Randall Street

    Market Space

    Cathedral Street between West and Franklin Streets

    Both sides of Severn Avenue between First and Burnside Streets

    East side of First, Second and Third Streets between Severn and Chester Avenues

    South side of Chesapeake Avenue and Chester Avenues between Riverview Ave and Burnside Street.

    Bay Ridge Avenue between Sixth and Burnside Streets.

    Bembe Beach Road from Awald to end.

    No Parking zones are posted in order to accommodate emergency vehicle access during a time when the area is heavily congested due to large crowds gathering for the fireworks and to facilitate safe, timely egress for spectators from the Eastport Peninsula after the event. Violators will be towed.

    In addition, vehicular traffic into the north side of the Eastport Peninsula will be restricted between 5:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.; pedestrian traffic will be permitted. The Spa Creek Bridge will be closed to traffic beginning at 9:00 p.m.

    Visitors to the Eastport Peninsula are encouraged to park in the outer parking areas along Bay Ridge Ave. (which will be signed) and walk to their Eastport or downtown destination.

    Vehicular traffic will be denied access to the Downtown area beginning at 5:00 p.m. until approximately 10:30 p.m. Roadblocks will be set up at Sixth Street and Severn

    Avenue to deny access to the Downtown area via the Eastport (Spa Creek) Bridge. Roadblocks will be set up at the following Downtown locations:

    King George Street and College Avenue

    Prince George Street and College Avenue

    North Street and College Avenue

    Church Circle and Main Street

    Duke of Gloucester Street and Conduit Street

    Duke of Gloucester Street and Green Street

    Duke of Gloucester Street and St. Mary's Street

    Duke of Gloucester Street and Compromise Street

    All other streets contained within the boundaries of the United States Naval Academy, College Avenue, Duke of Gloucester Street and Compromise Street will be closed to all but residents of the area.

    Traffic will be allowed to flow down Duke of Gloucester Street from Church Circle and into Eastport until 9:00 p.m. when Duke of Gloucester Street will be closed to ensure pedestrian safety and to facilitate the movement of the crowd on foot exiting the area following the fireworks display.

    OTHER LIMITED ACCESS AREAS: Vehicular entry to the United States Naval Academy will be restricted to cars with DOD decals. There will be NO PARKING on the Academy grounds. Officials will restrict Gate #8 beginning at 5:00 p.m. (1700 hours) and Gates #1 and #3 will be CLOSED to vehicular traffic at 5:00 p.m. (1700 hours). After 5:00pm (1700 hours), all pedestrians should enter at Gate #1. All visitors (16 years and older) must be prepared to show photo identification upon entrance. No coolers, large picnic baskets or backpacks will be allowed on the Academy grounds. All bags will be searched at USNA Gate #1.

    CLOSING OF DUKE OF GLOUCESTER AND MAIN STREETS: In order to expedite the movement and clearance of pedestrian traffic, Duke of Gloucester Street and Main Street will be closed at approximately 9:00 p.m. and remain closed until approximately 10:00 p.m.

    Feeder streets to Duke of Gloucester (Charles, Conduit and Market Streets) will also be closed at Duke of Gloucester. Conduit Street will be closed between Main Street and Duke of Gloucester.

    NOTICE TO BOATERS: The drawspan of the Eastport (Spa Creek) Bridge will be closed to boat traffic from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Because of the anticipated crowded conditions, boaters are urged to select their preferred viewing area anchorage early and are also warned to avoid the 1,000-foot SAFETY ZONE (38 degrees, 58' 38" North and 76 degrees 28' 22" West) around the fireworks firing area near the Naval Academy seawall which will be established and maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard. All boaters are urged to heed the instructions of the various safety and law enforcement officials which will be on the waterways to include the U.S. Coast Guard, the Department of Natural Resources Police, the Annapolis Police, the Annapolis Fire Department, the Annapolis Harbormaster, and others.

    SAFETY (and some common sense) PLEASE: The use of fireworks (including sparklers) is prohibited on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Academy. During the fourth of July events, citizens are asked to refrain from using any fireworks in the downtown area, especially in the public crowd. Also, the firing of pyrotechnics and flares from spectator boats and land areas is not only illegal, it presents a frightening safety hazard. Please show proper respect for your fellow boaters and their property and refrain from such a dangerous practice.

    A WORD ABOUT ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES: The consumption of alcoholic beverages on the streets and sidewalks of the City is prohibited; further, NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are allowed on the grounds of the United States Naval Academy.

    LOST CHILD/LOST PARENT: If case a parent and child become separated, a lost child station will be set up at the Harbormastor's office at City Dock.

    CREATURE COMFORTS: The public restrooms in the Annapolis Harbormaster's building at the City Dock will remain open until 12 MIDNIGHT. Several merchants at the Annapolis Market House will remain open until 9 p.m. (normal closing hours are 7 p.m.); public restroom facilities are available at the Market House and on the USNA grounds.

    UP TO DATE INFORMATION: Please tune to AM radio1620 and / or WNAV 1430 for event and parking information

  • Nikki
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    We just went to Anne Arundel Community College last night and had a great time. I also hear there is a parade in downtown Annapolis on the fourth that sounds fun.

  • 1 decade ago

    yeah all the activity in the Baltimore inner harbor and the fireworks

    i know i live in the same area

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