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Fourth of July Parade in Annapolis, fireworks display

6/28/2013, midnight
Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen invites all residents to the Annapolis 4th of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2013. ...
Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen invites all residents to the Annapolis 4th of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2013. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Amos Garrett Blvd. and proceed down West Street, around Church Circle, and down Main Street.

— Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen invites all residents to the Annapolis 4th of July Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2013. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Amos Garrett Blvd. and proceed down West Street, around Church Circle, and down Main Street.

The fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. The fireworks display will be launched from a barge in the Annapolis Harbor and can be viewed from many water locations. For questions about boat restrictions during the fireworks, contact the City Harbormaster’s Office at 410-263-7973.

For those viewing the fireworks from land, Susan Campbell Park has a fantastic view, but it is also the most crowded. Views from Main Street and the Harbormaster’s Building area will be partially obstructed. Suggested viewing areas are public spaces northeast of the Severn River or any of the street-end parks facing Spa Creek.

Spa Creek Bridge will be closed to traffic at 9 p.m. to create a spectator pier overlook offering an unobstructed view of the fireworks.

The closer you get to downtown the harder it will be to park and get out after the celebration. Park in the Park Place Garage or the Knighton Garage for a maximum of only $10 a day, or $2 an hour and take the FREE Circulator trolley down to Church Circle, a short walk to City Dock. An added bonus is both garages are on the parade route! For additional information go to http://bit.ly/xYYLmO

There will be no Circulator service to the Navy-Marine Crop Memorial Stadium.

Parking Restrictions

Parking on Prince George St. from the water to College Ave. will be resident only parking from noon to 11 p.m. Beginning at 4 p.m. and extending until about 10:30 p.m., parking will be prohibited and violators may be towed from the following areas:

City Dock

Main Street

Randall Street

Market Space

Both sides of Severn Avenue between First and Burnside Streets

East side of First, Second and Third streets between Severn and Chester Avenues

South side of Chesapeake and Chester Avenues between Riverview Avenue and Burnside Street

Bay Ridge Avenue between Sixth and Burnside Streets

Bembe Beach Road from Awald to end

Road Restrictions and Closures

In Eastport, vehicular traffic into the north side of the Eastport Peninsula will be restricted between 5 and 10:30 p.m. Pedestrian traffic will be permitted. Roadblocks will be set up at 9 p.m. at Sixth St. and Severn Ave. denying access to downtown via the Spa Creek Bridge.

In downtown Annapolis, Col10lege Ave. and Compromise St. will be closed to all but area residents. Prince George St. will be posted “Resident Only Parking” from the water to College Ave. from 2 p.m. to midnight. Vehicular traffic will be denied access to the downtown area beginning at 5 p.m. until approximately 10:30 p.m. Road blocks will also be set up in the following locations:

King George St. and College Ave.

Prince George St. and College Ave.

North St. and College Ave.

Church Circle and Main St.

Duke of Gloucester St. at Conduit St., at Green St., at St. Mary’s St. and at Compromise St.