Celebrate Independence Day in Talbot County

June 17, 2021 by Krista Boothby

Join us for a weekend of festivities!

With fireworks in three towns in two days, and all within 20 minutes of each other, you can get more bang for your weekend in Talbot County, Maryland!  Come join the towns of Easton, Oxford, and St. Michaels as they celebrate America’s Independence Day.  There’ll be a carnival atmosphere, vintage car parade, fireworks, and more.

Here’s what the schedule looks like for this year:

Easton Carnival & 4th of July Celebration

June 26 to July 3 | 6-10 p.m.
July 4 | 4 p.m. with fireworks at starting at dusk
Waterside Village at Easton (Behind the Target store) | Easton Parkway (Rt. 322) & St. Michaels Road

Enjoy a summer’s evening of amusement park rides, traditional carnival food, live music, and fireworks.  On July 4th, the Carnival starts at 4 p.m. with musical favorite Saved by Zero starting at 7 p.m. This retro-rock band takes you back to the 1980s playing songs from bands like Duran Duran, INXS, Blondie, and The Cure.  Dance the night away under the sparkle and glitter that only fireworks can bring.

St. Michaels Harbor Fireworks

St. Michaels
July 3 | Dusk
@ St. Michaels harbor | View by boat or downtown

Bring your family and friends to St. Michaels Harbor for a spectacular fireworks show on Saturday, July 3. Set up your lawn chairs and locally prepared snacks in town for viewing the show, or come by boat and anchor in the Miles River! Fireworks take place at dusk.

Pre-Independence Day Classic Motor Museum Parade

St. Michaels
July 3 | 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Downtown & Talbot Street, St. Michaels

The Classic Motor Museum will hold its Annual Classic Motor Independence Day Parade on Saturday, July 3 at 10:30 a.m.. Participating cars line up at Perry Cabin Park, then cruise along Talbot Street, and end the parade at the museum at 102 E. Marengo Avenue where you can view the cars up close and talk with their owners.

First Friday Downtown Art Walk

July 2 | 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Specified galleries and Downtown Easton shops

Discover Easton’s local arts and music scene, retail shops, and restaurants during First Friday festivities. Galleries and shops extend their hours and welcome visitors to peruse and purchase before heading to a downtown restaurant or to hear a concert. 

Fireworks in Oxford

July 3 | Dusk
@ The Strand

Sponsored by the Tred Avon Yacht Club, the Oxford fireworks show celebrates Independence Day on the “Strand” – the beautiful riverside street along the Tred Avon River – on July 3.  Watch the sky light up with this beautiful fireworks display beginning at dusk, usually between 9- 9 p.m.  Bring your lawn chair and get a spot early!

Here’s the easy way to find a hotel, Inn, B&B, or rent a vacation home; make your restaurant reservations; and other things to do while you’re in Talbot County. 

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