Fort Meade will sponsor their annual Independence Day Celebration this year on July 4 with a parade at 9:30 a.m. and conclude with fireworks display over Burba Park at 9:30 p.m.
All events are free and open to the public.
Activities during the day include: a parade from Meade Senior High School on Clark Road along MacArthur Avenue and ends near McGlachlin Field; the Tour de Fort Meade "Cherry Bomb" Criterium Bike Races from 11:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., off Maryland 175 and Llewellyn Avenue; parachutists at 11 a.m.; carnival from 1 to 11 p.m. including: helicopter static display; American and foreign small-arms weapons display; trick bike and karate demonstrations; carnival rides; game and food vendors; roving clowns; magicians, mimes; giant animal characters, including the Oriole Bird and Uncle Sam; street actors; and jugglers.
Musical groups will perform from 1 to 8 p.m..
Other stage entertainment will take place, culminating with a 8 p.m. concert by the FirstU.S. Army Band and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.