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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.

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

Parade

Begins at 11 a.m. Saturday 

6th and Montgomery streets

Family Fun Field Games

Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday

Gude Park

Fireworks

Begins at 9:15 p.m. Saturday

Gude Park

 

Prince George’s Stadium

Red, White and Boom Independence Celebration

Wednesday

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

July 4th Fest

Thursday

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

Concert and fireworks

Thursday

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

Music and fireworks

Thursday

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.

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