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The night could not have been more perfect. Temps were pleasant. Skies were clear. Fireworks were … well… just wonderful!

Rescheduled Havre de Grace July 4 fireworks were stunning on August 14, 2015!

In this photo you can actually see the barge located offshore between Havre de Grace and Perry Point. It was a beautiful evening and well worth the wait for these amazing fireworks.

The reschedule was a rarity in the many years of the Independence Celebration Committee’s annual July 4 festivities. And although many were disappointed, safety is always the first priority. But the wait for the rescheduled fireworks was worth it for those able to get to the shore on either side of the river! OUTSTANDING!!!

We again thank each and every sponsor, every donation – large and small, each and every volunteer, and all the folks who enjoyed the show! A special thank you to Vulcan Materials for the barge, and the City of Havre de Grace. We appreciate being able to coordinate the fireworks to give a great finale to the opening night of the Havre de Grace Art Show.

Again, thank you EVERYONE! We hope you enjoyed the show!

Fireworks Are ON for August 14, 2015

The July 4 Fireworks
have been re-scheduled for August 14 at 9:30 pm
and can be seen all along the shoreline.

Havre de Grace Fireworks, photo by Leo Heppner

logo for Vulcan Materials Company, Havre de Grace QuarryMayor Bill Martin and Havre de Grace City Council announced through the partnership of the HdG Fourth of July Committee, The Soroptimist International – Havre de Grace Chapter, and Vulcan Materials, that the July 4th fireworks will be held on August 14, after Friday evening’s 2015 Art Show, approximately 9:30 pm. Viewing area will be along the entire shoreline.

Enjoy the Fireworks from the “Lock House to the Lighthouse” this Friday, August 14, 2015 beginning at 9:30. They will be launched from the barges (rather than the island at the City Yacht Basin)…. so you can enjoy them from your favorite restaurants, your neighbor’s porch, end of the streets, and every park in Havre de Grace!

The weekend looks to be absolutely amazing…. so enjoy the 52nd Havre de Grace Art Show AND the wonderful Independence Celebration Fireworks (rescheduled)!!! An absolutely perfect weekend… see ya ’round town!

Thank you to all the supporting organizations. Looking forward to a great show.
poster for Havre de Grace Art Show


Fireworks Update

The much anticipated July 4 Fireworks at the Havre de Grace Independence CelebrationThe Independence Celebration Committee and the City of Havre de Grace are making every effort to reschedule the July 5th fireworks show. As soon as this is accomplished, the information will be posted on Facebook, the website, and the local newspapers.

Several efforts were made to change the location for Sunday, July 5, but none were approved for a variety of reasons. It takes time to have permits approved, etc.

As we’ve stated earlier, (on our HOME page), there is absolutely no one more disappointed than the committee members. We work diligently all year to make this event as special as we can. It was disheartening for each of us. (Below is the post from the home page on Sunday, July 5)


Harford County Executive logo


On July 5, 2015 at approximately 3:30 pm the Havre de Grace Police Department and the City of Havre de Grace were notified by the Maryland State Fire Marshall’s Officethat the annual fireworks display to take place in Tydings Park has been cancelled.

Due to the recent rain events that have taken place over the last couple of weeks, the location where the fireworks are launched from are so saturated and flooded that it is unsafe to launch any fireworks. An effort was made to find a suitable secondary location, but no other location was immediately found that could satisfy the safety requirements.

Our Committee is even more disappointed than you are. We are so very sorry for any inconvenience. Some things we have no control over. Every possible alternative was considered.  Thank you so much for supporting out event and we do hope you’ve enjoyed the carnival, parade and concert.
___ Havre de Grace Independence Celebration Committee


Please stay tuned for a new location to be scheduled and approved over the next few weeks.

We appreciate everyone’s patience. Even more, we appreciate the community support of this event and your enthusiastic participation. We’ll update as soon as we have a confirmed date and location for the fireworks.

We do hope you enjoyed the carnival, Parade and Concert! Thank you!

___HdG Independence Committee