2018 Schedule

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

UPDATE: Back by popular demand — we will be LIVESTREAMING the 2018 Havre de Grace Parade here on Facebook. Check in Sunday, July 1st around 2:00 p.m. to see all the excitement!!

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!

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


You won’t want to miss the Independence Day Dunk Tank! Sunday July 1 – after the parade – at the Downtown Block Party on Washington Street.

Dunk Tank - enjoy the fun at the Havre de Grace Independence Celebration Block Party on N. Washington St following the parade

Try your hand at dunking these local friends of Havre de Grace!  Just $1/throw. All proceeds benefit the Havre de Grace Independence Day Commission. Hope to see you there!!

4:00 Officer Dan Petz, Havre de Grace Police Department

4:30 Jamie Johnson, Principal, Havre de Grace Middle School

5:00 Brad Spence, Assistant Principal, Havre de Grace High School

5:30 Mark Warfield, Principal, Meadowvale Elementary School

6:00 Daniel Zubrowski, Teacher, Havre de Grace Elementary School

6:30 – 8:00 – Other local officials and volunteers from the crowd.


What:  FREE “Battle of the Bands” Concert
WHERE:  Concord Point Park at the Light House
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!

Map for 2018 Havre de Grace Independence Celebration

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