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Sentinel file photo by Chris Motz. Miss Summer 2012 Rubi Perez-Howard tosses candy to children watching the 2012 Fourth of July parade in Laurel.
Published on: Tuesday, July 02, 2013
By Sarah Hainesworth
As the Fourth of July approaches, it’s important to keep firework safety in mind.
In Prince George’s County, it is not legal to use any or sell any type of firework.
The Prince George’s County Police Department is offering amnesty to anyone who turns in fireworks through July 20.
Although setting off fireworks at home is not safe or legal, there are local fireworks displays on the Fourth of July and through the holiday weekend in Prince George’s County.
City of Laurel
6th and Montgomery streets
Family Fun Field Games
Prince George’s Stadium
4101 Crain Highway, Bowie
All-you-can eat two-hour picnic (tickets required) and post-game fireworks.
Order game tickets online or by calling 301-464-4865.
Six Flags America
13710 Central Avenue, Bowie
Live music begins at 7 p.m. at Hurricane Harbor. Performances include the Volunteers of the U.S. Army Field Band and the Six Flags Celebrates America dancers.
Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Maryland Lot 1, adjacent to Campus Drive off Adelphi Road
Free concert begins at 7 p.m. with Rock & Roll Relics
Fireworks begin at 9 p.m.
City of Greenbelt
Buddy Attick Park
555 Crescent Road, Greenbelt
Community drum circle from 5:45 to 7 p.m.
Greenbelt Concert Band from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Fireworks begin around 9 p.m.