2017 Schedule

JULY 2, 2017 Parade, Downtown Block Party,
Concert & Fireworks

PLEASE NOTE: The Havre de Grace Police will remove any lawn chairs, blankets, etc. that are set-up on the area between the sidewalk and the street before 8 a.m. the day of the Parade (Sunday, July 2nd)

You can NOT set anything out along the Parade Route before 8 A.M. on Sunday, July 2, 2017 (Parade Day) It will be removed by the Havre de Grace City Police.

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
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 BLOCK PARTY 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 pm 

CONCERT:  ALL TICKETS HAVE BEEN CLAIMED!

The Amish Outlaws entertain at the Havre de Grace Independence CelebrationUPDATE TO CONCERT! (6/15/2017)

The Amish Outlaws to perform a free ticketed Concert at Hutchins Park July 2, 2017 as part of Independence Day Celebration.
Limited free tickets available beginning June 23, 2017. 

The Amish Outlaws will perform a free ticketed concert under the tent at Hutchins Park July 2, 2017.  Gates open at 5:00 p.m.  Concert begins at 7:00 p.m. and will end when the fireworks begin.

The Amish Outlaws are known for their high energy, performing music ranging from Johnny Cash to Jay-Z in full Amish Garb.

NOTE: Ticket supply is limited and will be available on a first-come first-serve basis beginning Friday, June 23, 2017. Tickets can be picked up at The Havre de Grace Visitor Center (450 Pennington Ave) or Joseph’s Department Store (122 N. Washington) – there will be a link here beginning Friday, June 23rd to also download free tickets. Remember – supply is limited.  ALL CLAIMED.

Food and beverages will be available for sale at the concert.

  • No coolers, bottles, outside alcohol
  • No weapons will be permitted in Hutchins Park.
  • Must be 21 to purchase and consume alcoholic beverages.
  • No leaving park with alcoholic beverages.
  • No disorderly conduct.
  • No public intoxication.
  • Beer sales end at 9:00 p.m.
  • Hutchins Park will be closed at 10:30 p.m.
  • People found in violation will be removed or possibly arrested.

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; FREE TICKETS REQ’D, gates open at 5pm,
concert will begin at 7 pm 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 Tydings Park, south of the Concord POint Lighthouse – between park, lighthouse, and bay
When:  Dusk – approx. 9:15 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, Hutchins Park

CLICK HERE FOR THE FIREWORKS CRUISE – Reserve ASAP

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.