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Getting ready for the 4th of July celebration in Catonsville, MD

Looking for an all day celebration of our Nation's Independence?...Come to Catonsville for the 4th of July, you will love it!  The "small town" of Catonsville, located between Baltimore and Washington, DC really knows how to throw a party!  Ellie did a great job of describing the events and the traditions! You really have to experience it to truly understand...if you're coming let me know, maybe we can meet up!  We'd love to show you what Catonsville is all about!

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Two weeks ago if you took a drive through Catonsville, you would have seen a few lone chairs on the side of the road. Today with just 2 days till Independence Day there is very little space left along Frederick Road in Catonsville.


IT'S A LOCAL TRADITION - the sidewalk and grassy areas are now filled with chairs and blankets to save the best parade viewing spots!
Thousands of locals and lots of friends and family will line Frederick Road for the 67th Annual Catonsville 4th of July Parade.  Literally every person watching will be wearing some combination of red, white and blue - it's really a sight to see and an all day party for lots of folks since so many are within walking distance!

The parade is always a blast - this year it features 12 marching bands including the Ravens band.  It is held rain or shine but the weather at this time is usually just really hot and humid so bring lots of water!

There is still time to join in the festivities, here is the schedule of events for Thursday, July 4th:

8:00 am       3'd Annual Bike Ride to Fort McHenry - Atwater's Baker - 815 Frederick Road (

9:30 am       Children's Games and Races - Catonsville High School (CHS) corner of Rolling and Valley Road  

11:00 am     American Music Concert Christian Temple

3:00 pm        67th Annual Grande Parade - Frederick Road - starts at Montrose and ends on Bloomsbury Ave by the community center.

6:30 pm        Fireworks Family Fun Festival - CHS (Music, food, family, fun!)

9:15 pm        Mammoth Fireworks Display - CHS (raindate is Saturday, July 6th, 2013)

Celebrate the birth of our nation in Catonsville and love it!


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Comment balloon 1 commentBridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee • July 02 2013 07:55PM


I've been to the 4th July parade in Catonsville a few times, it's one of my favorite ones to go to.  Unfortunately, I didn't make it this year though.

Posted by June Piper-Brandon, Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time (Houwzer LLC) almost 7 years ago