Celebrations with flare

July 03, 2003|by KATE COLEMAN

Tri-State communities will have fireworks, music, games and other activities to celebrate the Fourth of July weekend.


  • Activities and fireworks will start at 6 p.m. at Shafer Park, off North Main Street, Boonsboro.

  • Fireworks follow 7:05 p.m. game, Hagerstown Suns vs. Lexington Legends at Municipal Stadium, 274 E. Memorial Blvd., Hagerstown.

Friday, July 4

  • Frederick's 4th - An Independence Day Celebration: Activities will include four stages of musical entertainment, free children's activities, amusements, a chili cook-off, volleyball tournament, boat rides and fireworks. Baker Park, Second and Bentz streets, Frederick, Md. For information, call 1-301-694-2489.

    1:30 p.m. - Corvairs, '50s-style rock 'n' roll

    3:30 p.m. - America

    6 p.m. - Patriotic music in the band shell

    7 p.m. - Tammy Cochran, country artist

    Fireworks follow patriotic music concert in band shell.

  • City of Hagerstown will celebrate at Fairgrounds Park, 400 N. Mulberry St. For information, call 301-739-8577, extension 116.

    6 p.m. - Opening ceremonies will feature Hagerstown Choral Arts Society and AMVETS Honor Guard.


6:30 p.m. - The Shades

7:30 p.m. - Bill Haley's Comets

9:30 p.m. - Fireworks

Take blankets or lawn chairs. Food and refreshments will be available.

  • Memorial Park, corner of Stouffer and McKinley, Chambersburg, Pa.

    1 p.m. - Antique car show, games and food

    7 p.m. - Flag retreat, parade of flags and program in band shell area

    8 p.m. - Mercersburg Community Band

    9:30 p.m. - Fireworks

  • Greencastle-Antrim July Fourth Celebration will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tayamentasachta Environmental Center, Leitersburg Street, in the pavilion and walnut grove areas in Greencastle, Pa. Food will be available or take a picnic. Take blankets and lawn chairs.

    For those who need its services because of physical disabilities, a shuttle bus will run from 10 to 11:15 a.m. and from 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. between the elementary school parking lot and First Assembly of God parking lot.

  • WaynesboroFest and Waynesboro Fourth of July Jubilee join forces in Waynesboro, Pa.

    8:30 a.m. - Firecracker five-kilometer run starts at Waynesboro Hospital.

    10:30 a.m. - Parade starts at Kmart parking lot and moves through downtown Waynesboro.

    Noon - Craft show, karaoke, tug-of-war, entertainment, food vendors and other activities at old East Junior High School fields across from Waynesboro Hospital.

    9:30 p.m. - Fireworks at old East Junior High School fields

  • Music and fireworks will be the order of the day at Byron Memorial Park in Williamsport. At 8 p.m., the Williamsport Community Band will perform. Fireworks will follow. Rain date is Saturday, July 5.

  • A picnic will be open to all from noon to 3 p.m. in the town park at Washington and Gilmore streets in Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Rohrersville Band will perform.

  • The War Memorial Park off Tennessee Avenue in Martinsburg, W.Va., will be the site for a day of celebration.

    Miniature golf opens at 11 a.m., pool opens at noon, pony and train rides begin at 1 p.m., and music begins at 5 p.m. Mick Souter, Dawn Rix and Catoctin will perform, and there will be karaoke. Fireworks will be visible from the park and the West end of town, but they will be shot off from the field between Interstate 81 and Dry Run Road.

  • Saturday, July 5

    • Municipal Stadium in Hagerstown will be the site for an evening of country music.

    • Maryland Symphony Orchestra's 18th annual Salute to Independence will be held at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg.
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