Is there a better place to celebrate our nation's independence than the beautiful city of Baltimore.  Aside from its rich history, much of which has to do with this independence, Baltimore is a fantastic city for celebrating the 4th of July.  From the bars and nightclubs to the breathtaking waterfront setting and much more, celebrating the 4th of July in Baltimore is a one of a kind experience.

If you're looking for a family-friendly celebration perfect for adults and kids of all ages, this year's Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration will definitely be worth your time.

This FREE 4th of July celebration kicks off at 4 p.m. on Wednesday the 4th with a full day of live music and entertainment, community fun, and an awesome fireworks show to end the night.

All the live entertainment will take place at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater located at the intersection of Light and Platt Street in Downtown Baltimore.  Local music legends Mason Vixen will perform a set full of original country hits and covers and Electric Brigadge, a U.S. Naval Academy band will play an awesome assortment of patriotic and pop hits at 7 p.m.

Before the fireworks, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will welcome guests and officially kick off Baltimore City’s Independence Day celebration.

The dazzling fireworks show will follow promptly after at 9:30 p.m.  The show will feature 18 minutes of colorful and breathtaking fireworks coordinated to a slew of top 40, classic, and patriotic hits that you can hear from the Inner Harbor Amphitheater and surrounding areas.

Sound fun?  Make your plans to attend the Ports America Chesapeake Fourth of July Celebration and make this one a fourth to remember!