2018 Schedule

2018 Parade, Block Party, Amish Outlaws, Concord Point Concert, and Fantastic Fireworks!

2018 Havre de Grace Independence Celebration


What: A traditional Havre de Grace parade
Where: Begins at Warren Street and Union Avenue and continues down Union Avenue and down around Commerce Street at Tydings Park
When: Sunday, July 1, 2018 starts at 2 pm
Theme: “Havre de Grace Honors America’s Volunteers”
Participants:  Many familiar faces will be returning including several Harford County High School Bands!
Click Here: For application and more information; still plenty of room for local groups and floats

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 1st)

You can NOT set anything out along the Parade Route before 8 A.M. on Sunday, July 1, 2018 (Parade Day) It will be removed by the Havre de Grace City Police.

DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY follows the parade

What: “Fun for the Entire Family” – watch for updates but will include activities like hula hoop contests, dunk tank, Uncle Sam says, and more!
Where: N. Washington and St. John Streets
When: Sunday, July 1 from 4 – 8pm


What:  FREE “Battle of the Bands” Concert
WHERE:  Concord Point Park
When:  Sunday, July 1 from 5 – 9 pm

PATRIOTIC MUSIC from 9 – 10 pm to accompany the fireworks display.

Fireworks will begin approximately 9:30 pm with the display lasting 20-25 minutes. The fireworks are shot from a barge just east from the park, south of the Concord Point Lighthouse. Fireworks viewing area all along the waterfront.

Food Vendors will be available.

… or get tickets for the AMISH OUTLAWS CONCERT

The Amish Outlaws to perform a  Concert at Hutchins Park
Sunday, July 1, 2018 as part of Independence Day Celebration.
Limited tickets available May 1st on Eventbrite and at gate. 

What: This concert is a fundraiser for the Havre de Grace Independence Day Commission.
Where: Hutchins Park at the foot of Pennington Avenue
When:  Sunday, July 1st from 7 – 10 pm
Tickets:  $10/person

Food and drinks available for purchase. 
Vendor: HdG American Legion

Kid-friendly concert area to include: moon bounce, face painting, and other low impact activities.

Great place to watch the fireworks that will begin
approximately 9:30 pm

Amish Outlaws to perform at Havre de Grace Independence Celebration July 1, 2018
courtesy: http://www.amishoutlaws.com

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

Please note:

  • 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.

If you’re feeling ambitious, you can actually enjoy all these activities. Talk about a Havre de Grace Experience. Join us for the Havre de Grace Independence Celebration – all day long – July 1, 2018!

The Carnival will be Sept 12 – 15, 2018
Details will be forthcoming later in the summer.