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Posted on: July 2, 2016

[ARCHIVED] 4th of July Events

County Government closed on Monday, July 4,2016 for holiday weekend

Upper Marlboro, MD – This weekend, Prince George’s County will join the Nation in celebrating the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America. The Prince George’s County Government will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016 in observance of the Independence Day holiday.

Today, County Executive Baker released this statement in honor of Independence Day, July 4th:

“240 years ago, the United States of America was born out of the notion that the people should determine direction and destiny of their nation. Over the centuries and decades, we have been constantly redefining freedom and equality and what it means to be an American. This democracy that we live in continues to evolve into a more inclusive and accepting place, but that change has not come without struggle and pain.


Our quest to become a “perfect union” began because there was injustice and inequity and it is this journey that we celebrate on the 4th of July.


As we gather with family and friends, let’s be reminded that our journey is far from over and I encourage all Prince Georgians to take the time to reflect on what this day means to our country. I truly believe that on July 4, 1776, we began our journey to create a country where …all men are created equal. It is this ideal that makes this country special. God bless Prince George’s County and God bless America.”


Permitted Public Fireworks Displays in Prince George’s County The Prince George's County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department encourages everyone to attend one of the following public fireworks displays. All consumer purchased "backyard" style fireworks are illegal in the County. Please don't be confused with neighboring jurisdictions that are permitted to sell and use these type of fireworks within their respective jurisdictions.

Saturday, July 2nd:
City of Laurel at 9:15 pm (Rain date of July 3rd)
Grandville Gude Park
8300 Mulberry Street
Laurel, MD

Monday, July 4th:

Town of District Heights (no rain date set)
District Heights Municipal Center
2000 Marbury Drive
District Heights, MD

City of Greenbelt (Rain date of July 5th)
Buddy Attick Park
555 Crescent Road
Greenbelt, MD

Town of Morningside (Rain date of July 5th)
Benjamin Foulois School
4601 Beauford Road
Suitland, MD

University of Maryland (Rain date of July 5th)
Lot 1 adjacent to Campus Drive off of Adelphi Road
College Park, MD

These events will require an admission ticket from the venue.
Six Flags - July 4th Fest
Bowie Baysox - Independence Day Celebration

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