Jun 17, 2009

Howard County's Annual 4th of July Festival Info

ELLICOTT CITY – Howard County’s annual July 4th Festival and fireworks display will be held on Saturday, July 4 from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront.

For the second year, the staff of the Department of Recreation & Parks, other County agencies and the Columbia Association are pitching in to bring County residents a first class 4th of July celebration.

The Festival will kickoff at 5 p.m. with children’s entertainment featuring The Kinderman, Blue Sky Puppet Theater and stilt man, Wes Holly. Kids can also participate in carnival games and crafts, all with a “Stars & Stripes” theme. Beginning at 6 p.m., a second stage will host performances by Damon Foreman & Blue Funk and the Deanna Bogart Band.

To commemorate Independence Day, a spectacular fireworks display, produced by Garden State Fireworks, will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Attendees can bring a picnic or purchase food from one of the vendors on site. Parking is free.

For postponement information due to rain, please call 410-313-4452 on the day of the event. Rain date for the fireworks only is Sunday, July 5.

To view the entire schedule for July 4th festivities go to the Howard County Government website at www.howardcountymd.gov, or call Ella Carter at the Department of Recreation & Parks, 410-313-1671.

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