Bel Air Independence Day Committee
July 4 Contact Form

Note: do not use this form to apply to be in the parade — instead, fill out the Online Parade Application.

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Schedule of Events: Sunday, July 4th, 2021

Note: The information on this page is for July 4, 2021. This page will be updated, along with maps, details, etc., as necessary and as information becomes set for 2022.

All events have no admission charge. Although every effort has been made to keep this list accurate, this information is subject to change as personnel and arrangements develop during the spring and early summer. Please call 410-893-4444 for full information about what is going on and where you can see it.

Events will be held at various locations in the Town of Bel Air, according to the maps linked below.


Restrooms and First Aid Stations are located at various sites morning, afternoon and evening.


Here is a map of 2021 DAYTIME ACTIVITIES.

Here is a map of 2021 Parade Route and Fireworks.

Time of Event Name of Event Location & Other Information
Sunday, July 4, 2021

6:45 am and other times Flag Raising Ceremonies

Flag Ceremonies will take place at each individual event location!

6:45 am: Flag-Raising Ceremony, featuring Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 30; American Legion Post #39 and Sgt. Alfred B. Hilton Memorial American Legion Post #55; Robert Hudson, Bugler, and Allison Redman, soprano — in front of BEL AIR HIGH SCHOOL.

8:00 am (approx.): ROCKFIELD PARK

8:45 am (approx.): SHAMROCK PARK

10:45 am (approx.): HICKORY LOT

8:30 am Horseshoe Pitching
Rockfield Park.

Registration 8:00 am; Flag Ceremony 8:00 am; featuring Allison Redman, soprano.

9 am - noon Family Contests & Competitions!

These are generally in "Age Divisions," depending on attendance. Ribbons and trophies are awarded to winners and all participants.

  In Shamrock Park:

Flag Ceremony: 8:45 am, featuring Allison Redman, soprano

WATER BALLOON TOSS: 9:00 am Registration; 9:30 Competition

UNCLE SAM SAYS: 10:30 am


11 am Bicycle Registration & Rodeo
HICKORY PARKING LOT (across Pennsylvania Ave. from the Library)

Flag Ceremony: 10:45 am

Trophies for Best Decorated Bike (boys AND girls); awards for ages 5 and under; 6-8; 9-10; 11-13. This event is hosted and undertaken by the Bel Air Police Department.

4:30 - 6 pm Parade Unit Staging
Parade staging takes place beginning at the INTERSECTION OF S. MAIN STREET AND MACPHAIL ROAD, the entrance to the Homestead-Wakefield Elementary School complex.

All units should report to that intersection, including bands.

Specific instructions for staging, arrival, routes to get to the staging, etc., are e-mailed to parade entrants in late June (assuming their entry applications have been accepted).

If your application has been accepted, and you have NOT received such paperwork via e-mail by June 27, or if you are unclear on the status of your application, or if you are not able to receive e-mail, or if you have any questions about the staging of the parade, please call 410-879-4245 or send an e-mail to the Parade Committee immediately.

   The 2021 Parade will start at the intersection of IDLEWILD and S. Main and procced to the intersection of E. Gordon Street and North Main Street, at the "Welcome to Bel Air" sign. See the map!

Note: If the parade is cancelled due to inclement weather, it will not be rescheduled. Cancellation information is announced on our Facebook page, and broadcast on WXCY-FM 103.7 and WAMD-AM 970.

9:30 pm (approximate) Fireworks Display
The 2021 fireworks will be launched from Rockfield Park. Spectators may watch from any permitted area in or around the Town of Bel Air. Please obey no-entry zones (see map). If the fireworks are cancelled for any reason, they will not be rescheduled.



The Bel Air Independence Day Committee, Inc.
P.O. Box 724 • Bel Air, Maryland 21014
410-879-4245 (Answering Service)

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