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Fourth of July Parades

Everyone loves a parade. Independence Day brings the locals out in every conveyance they can adorn with bunting, from floats and fire trucks to strollers to red wagons — plus marching bands.

Cape St. Claire Celebration: 10am from the Fire Department to the Main Beach 11am-2pm:

Severna Park Independence Day Parade:10am from St. Martin’s in-the-Field Church, to Severna Park High School, to Evergreen Road to B&A Blvd to Cypress Creek Park: 410-647-3900.

Shady Side Independence Day Parade: 10am from Cedarhurst to the Shady Side Community Center on Snug Harbor Road. Roads close to traffic at 9:45am: 443-370-8720.

Solomons Boat Parade: Boats decked out patriotically parade fromthe cover of the Marine Museum, travel down Back Creek, back through the harbor, up the narrows and around the island on the river. Noon:410-326-2042.

Galesville Independence Day Parade:3pm down Main Street from Galesville Rd and Anchors Way, left on E. Benning Rd and back to Anchors Way: 443-254-2081.

Annapolis Independence Day Parade: 6:30pm down West Street from Amos Garrett Blvd., around Church Circle, down Main Street, then on Randall Street to Market House: