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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fourth of July Approved County Fireworks Displays

The Prince George’s County Fire/Emergency Medical Services Department wishes everyone a happy and safe Fourth of July.  To enjoy holiday festivities we ask that you attend one of the public and municipal fireworks displays that will occur throughout the County.  The following locations will conduct approved fireworks displays.  Please visit respective web sites for additional information.  Some of these venues may require an admission charge.

Date:     July 3, 2013                                                                                         Date:     July 4, 2013
Prince Georges Stadium                                                                               City of District Heights
4101 NE Crain Highway                                                                                  2000 Marbury Drive
Bowie, Maryland 20716                                                                                 District Heights, MD 20747          
Time: Post game                                                                                              Time: 9:00

Trinity Assembly of God                                                                                City of Bowie
7800 Good Luck Road                                                                                     4101 NE Crain Highway
Lanham, Maryland 20706                                                                              Bowie, MD 20716
Time: 9:00 pm                                                                                                    Time: 9:15 pm

Concert Woodmore Bevco, LLC                                                                 Spirit of Faith Christian Center
1230 Pleasant Prospect Road                                                                      14001 Candy Hill Road
Mitchellville, MD 20721                                                                                 Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Time: 9:00 pm                                                                                                    Time: 9:30 pm

                                                                                                                                Six Flags America
                                                                                                                                13710 Central Avenue
                                                                                                                                Bowie, MD 20721
                                                                                                                                Time: 9:30 pm

                                                                                                                                Town of Morningside
                                                                                                                                6901 Ames Street
                                                                                                                                Morningside, MD 20746
                                                                                                                                Time: Dusk

                                                                                                                                City of Greenbelt            
                                                                                                                                555 Crescent Road
                                                                                                                                Greenbelt, MD 20770
                                                                                                                                Time: 9:20 pm 

                                                                                                                                 City of College Park at the
                                                                                                                                 University of Maryland Lot #1
                                                                                                                                 TIME: Dusk

The City of Laurel will hold a daylong Fourth of July celebration that will end with fireworks on Saturday, July 6th.  Click here for a complete schedule.
All of these events have been granted a permit to conduct a fireworks event and will have the pyrotechnics inspected by a member of the City, County or State Office of the Fire Marshal.  A Fire Inspector will remain on-site during the fireworks display.

Citizens, businesses and visitors should know that any consumer purchased fireworks are illegal in Prince George’s County.  All fireworks from sparklers up to ground display are illegal - our law removes any doubt about what is permitted and what is not!!!  All consumer fireworks are not permitted in Prince George's County.  

Consumer purchased backyard fireworks can cause injuries and damage from fires.  Please enjoy your fireworks at one of the many public displays.

Penalties for violation of this law carries up to $1,000 in fines and 6 months in jail.  Enjoy Fourth of July safely and legally, attend a public or municipal display.

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