The Solomons Business Association (SBA) proudly sponsors the annual Solomons Independence Day fireworks display, to be held on Thursday, July 4th at approximately 9:15 - 9:30 pm (after dusk). Fireworks will be shot from a barge in the Patuxent River and can be viewed from the Riverwalk. Celebrate our nation's birth, and show your colors all day long!
This year we honor our local NAVAIR Wounded Warriors with free tours, entertainment, dinners and preferred fireworks viewing. Thank you for your dedicated service, Warriors! Thanks for the contributions from these SBA businesses: Calvert Marine Museum, Digital Lightning, Back Creek Bistro, DiGiovanni's, Stoney's Kingfisher, Bistro Belle Maison, Pearl Cafe, Hilton Garden Inn, Tiki Bar, Sail Solomons, Southern Maryland Sailing Association, and Solomons United Methodist Church.
The Fireworks will be preceeded by activities throughout Solomons, sponsored by individuals and businesses.
- Boat Parade - watch a glorious parade of decorated boats and crew showing their patriotic colors! Parade begins at noon, and can be viewed from many waterfront locations in Solomons. See the map below for the boat parade route. Captains - rendezvous start at N38.34018 W76.4599.
- Stop by the tent at the Chesapeake Biological Lab campus for an afternoon of family activities - hands-on science, fishing games, nature crafts and more! Open from noon to 4 pm on July 4th.
Rain date: Friday, July 5th. All efforts are made for the display to be held July 4th. If weather factors force a last-minute delay or postponement in order to maintain the safety of the crew and spectators, the fireworks will take place on Friday, July 5th.
Traffic & Parking: Vehicular traffic on the island will be restricted. Please park in designated areas only. Parking is available at Glascock Field across from the Calvert Marine Museum, at the museum, in the public lots behind Our Lady Star of the Sea and the Solomons Medical Center. Parking at Glascock Field is $10; proceeds support the fireworks fund and SYB Optomists. The public is asked to respect private property. A pay-per-ride shuttle service by Thomas & Son Transport will operate throughout Solomons for your convenience.
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Producers: Special thanks to those responsible for producing and launching the 2013 SBA July 4th Fireworks show: Fireworks by Digital Lightning, barge platforms by Ward's Marine Construction.
Sponsors: In addition to SBA, the fireworks are also sponsored by the Calvert County Commissioners and local Solomons businesses and residents. Fireworks contributions from the public and corporate sponsors are gratefully accepted – every little bit helps to keep the fireworks display alive. Please send checks to: SBA Fireworks, PO Box 724, Solomons MD 20688. Donors will be acknowledged on the SBA website.
Community Service: Special thanks to the Saint John Youth Center for their volunteer clean-up crew, and to Holiday Inn Solomons for providing breakfast for the crew.
Vendors: Vendors wishing to operate in Solomons, whether on public or private property, are reminded to follow Vendor Guidelines established by Calvert County.
Join us in Solomons for the best 4th of July celebration ever!
Photos from previous Solomons Fireworks Event
Weather forecast for Solomons Maryland
To find out more about becoming a sponsor for this year's fireworks as well as for sponsorship level information, click here for a printable sponsorship letter.