It’s Independence Day in America, which means a day full of flags, fun, and fireworks…with slight variations depending on which of several Harford County celebrations you may attend.
The Darlington celebration was up first (June 28), with an old fashioned parade through the village and fireworks on a bucolic hillside in Francis Silver Park, where patrons can lay down blankets picnic-style to view the evening incendiaries.
Fourth of July in Bel Air (July 4) commences with pancake-eating, horseshoe-pitching, and a host of other events spread out at Rockfield Manor and Shamrock Park, followed by a parade down Main Street, and then the obligatory fireworks at dusk.
Kingsville celebrates (July 4) with a patriotic morning parade at the Belair, Jerusalem and Bradshaw Roads intersection triangle and includes the Pledge of Allegiance, the playing of the Star Spangled Banner, and plenty of paraders tossing candy at patrons.
Havre de Grace celebrates (July 5) with a week-long carnival, parade through downtown, concert at the city Yacht Basin, and fireworks with a waterfront view from Tydings Park.
Which local 4th of July festivities do you attend in Harford County and why?