Fireworks celebrations scheduled around Tri-State area

June 25, 2008

Below is a list of this year's July 4 holiday celebrations:

Friday, June 27

· Municipal Stadium, 274 E. Memorial Blvd., Hagerstown, fireworks, 9:30 p.m.

· Smithsburg Carnival grounds behind Smithsburg Fire Hall, fireworks, 9 p.m.

Saturday, June 28

· Sam Michaels Park, Shenandoah Junction, W.Va., fireworks at nightfall

· Hagerstown Speedway, 15112 National Pike, east of Clear Spring, fireworks, 9 p.m. Rain date is June 29.

· Potomac Fish and Game Club, 14241 Falling Waters Road, Williamsport. Food served noon to 7 p.m., fireworks at dusk. $3 per person, younger than 12 free. Rain date is June 29.


· Fort Ritchie. All-day event includes children's activities and petting zoo, local history tours and lectures, car parade, music, raffle and more. Fireworks at nightfall. Rain date is June 29.

Thursday, July 3

· Clear Spring Independence Jam Celebration, Plumb Grove Mansion off Broadfording Road, Clear Spring. Starts at 5 p.m., Christian-country bluegrass-rock bands, games for youngsters, food. Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. Rain date is July 6.

Friday, July 4

· Town of Williamsport, Byron Memorial Park. Pancake breakfast, 6 to 10 a.m. in community building, 5K race, gymnastics demos, live music and food. Fireworks, 9 p.m. Rain date is July 5.

· Fountain Head Country Club, Hagerstown. Fireworks, 9:30 p.m., members only. Rain date is July 5.

· Fairgrounds Park, Hagerstown. Opening ceremony, 6 p.m., live music starting at 6:30 p.m., food, activities for youngsters. Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. Rain date is July 5.

· Waynesboro, Pa., Summer Jubilee, off East Main Street across from Waynesboro Hospital. Firecracker 5K and 1-mile children's fun run, 8:30 a.m., parade down Main Street, 10:30 a.m., arts and crafts vendors, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children's games, pie-eating contest, money machine, food, pony rides, petting zoo, bands and bicycle raffles. Fireworks, dusk. Rain date for fireworks only is July 5.

· Chambersburg, Pa., A Day at the Park, Memorial Park. Antique car show, 1 to 5 p.m. Formal military flag retreat at 7, followed by Mercersburg Community Band concert. Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. Rain date is July 5.

· War Memorial Park in Martinsburg, W.Va. Festivities begin at 1 p.m. with DJ, mini-train rides and moon bounce. Pony rides, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., balloon sculptures, 7 to 9 p.m., miniature golf course and pool. Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. Rain date for fireworks only is July 5.

· Old-time July 4 parade and community picnic in Shepherdstown, W.Va. Parade, 11 a.m. on German Street, picnic, noon to 3:30 p.m., Morgan's Grove Park.

Saturday, July 5

· Maryland Symphony Orchestra Salute to Independence, Antietam National Battlefield, fireworks at nightfall. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. No rain date.

Sunday, July 6

· Shafer Memorial Park, Boonsboro, 5 p.m. Food, face painting, DJ and Rohrersville Band performance. Fireworks, 9:30 p.m. Rain date is July 7.

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