Whether you venture out to a fireworks display or enjoy a backyard BBQ reuniting with family and friends, Howard County is here to help make your 4th of July one to remember. 

4th of July Events

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The Columbia Lakefront will be holding their annual Fourth of July fireworks, so bring your picnics, blankets, and your friends and family from 5-10pm In addition to the fireworks display, there will be food trucks, live bands and other entertainment. Fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:20 PM

Race4TheWorld will be held at Merriweather Post Pavilion on July 4th, to honor the journey of immigrants from around the world and celebrate the cultural diversity behind what it means to be an American. Stick around after the race to take part in cultural exhibits and performances and international food trucks.

A free music festival will also be held in Downtown Columbia from 11am - 5pm at the Chrysalis in Merriweather Park. 

Celebrate at Home

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If you are grilling at home, be sure to visit our local farms to load up on farm fresh meats and veggies! 

No BBQ is complete without a cooler full of ice cold beer. Check out our local breweries & distilleries, pick up some artisan craft drinks, and be the hit of the cookout. 

Planning a trip to Howard County this July 4th Weekend? Turf Valley is currently offering a special Slide Into Summer overnight package. You can check out all the hotels in Howard County here