2017 Schedule

JULY 2, 2017 is Parade, Downtown Event & Fireworks

We – the committee – presented our plans to the Mayor and City Council on April 17th, which we are excited to share! Still lots of work a head of us, but we are truckin’ along

PARADE 

Havre de Grace Band shows Warrior Pride 2016

What: A traditional Havre de Grace parade
Where: Begins at Warren Street and Union Avenue and continue down Union Avenue toward Tydings Park
When: Sunday, July 2, 2017 starts at 2 pm – 4:30 pm
Theme: “Hometown Heroes” – celebrating local, current and former service members
Participants:  Many familiar faces will be returning in addition to at least 6 out of 9 Harford County High School Bands!
Click Here: For application and more information; still plenty of room for local groups and floats

DOWNTOWN EVENT between the parade and fireworks

First Fridays in Havre de Grace show you the excitement possible for the Downtown Event on July 2 to celebrate our Nation's Independence

What: A “First Friday” type of vibe with the closures of streets; vendors and music
Where: N. Washington St and Pennington Area
When: Sunday, July 2 begins after the Parade – approx. 4:30-5pm PLUS A CONCERT!

CONCERT:

The Amish Outlaws entertain at the Havre de Grace Independence Celebration

Band Location:  Band to play at Hutchins Park at the foot of Congress Ave.
This area will provide room for attendees to safely enjoy the concert, and for the sale of food and beer
When: 
Sunday, July 2nd; concert will begin approximately 7pm and end prior to fireworks
Who: A free outdoor concert featuring The Amish Outlaws

There is no “typical” Amish Outlaws show, but the average crowd can expect to see men in full Amish garb releasing all of their pent up energy with an infectious joy. With a set that is always evolving as the Brothers discover more and more music and culture, The Amish Outlaws constantly surprise the audience and keep them guessing as to what they could possibly play next, from Johnny Cash to Jay Z, Lady Gaga to Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre, Bon Jovi to Elvis Presley, The Foo Fighters to Dropkick Murphys, to theme songs from the TV shows they have come to know. Throughout, The Outlaws spin yarns about the Brothers’ upbringing and adventures since Rumpsringa. Amish Outlaw gigs are less performances than they are initiations into the life of an Amish Outlaw and parties celebrating the Brothers’ newfound freedom.
From their website

FIREWORKS

Fireworks at the Independence Celebration in Havre de Grace

What:  A beautiful display lasting 20-22 minutes
Where: Shot from barge just east from park, south of lighthouse – between park, lighthouse, and bay
When:  Dusk – approx. 9:30 pm –  on Sunday, July 2, 2017 with a rain date of July 3, 2017.
Flare Test:  Showed a need for a minimum of 4 inch (400 feet) shells
Viewing Area: Best areas will be Concord Point Park, Tydings Basin, Maritime Museum, Decoy Museum, and Veterans Park

CARNIVAL

We are planning for a carnival to take place the week days prior to Labor Day and over the Labor Day weekend.  A few possibilities are being considered and the committee needs to take the time to meet with each and choose best suited. The key factor is the Carnival will help raise funds for the 2018 Independence Festivities. Check back for details as they develop.