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Baltimore County offices, MVA offices, VEIP station to close in observance of July 4th holiday; no trash, recycling, or yard materials collection on Independence Day

BALTIMORE, MD—Baltimore County offices will close and the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration will close all branch offices and Vehicle Emission Inspection Program (VEIP) stations on Saturday, July 2 and Monday, July 4, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Baltimore County Government Baltimore County government offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of …


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AAA predicts 47.9 million people will travel this July 4th

ORLANDO, FL—Summer travel is already in full swing and Independence Day will be no exception as AAA predicts 47.9 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home over the holiday weekend (June 30 – July 4). This marks an increase of 3.7% over 2021, bringing travel volumes just shy of those seen in 2019. The biggest surprise – …


July 4th fireworks set to return to Fullerton, Loch Raven in 2022

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Local July 4th celebrations will be making a comeback in 2022. Both the Fullerton and Loch Raven fireworks displays will return this summer. The Fullerton Fireworks Foundation is a non-profit organization run entirely by community volunteers. The event, which will be held on Sunday, July 4 is supported by the nearby communities of Overlea-Fullerton, Linover, Elmwood, Belmar, Perry Hall, …

2021 Kingsville Independence Day Parade route, schedule announced

KINGSVILLE, MD—After a hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Kingsville Independence Day Parade is back! The 2021 parade will be held on Saturday, July 3rd at 11 a.m. The schedule is as follows: 9:00 a.m. – Registered parade vehicles line up at staging location 9:45 a.m. – Bradshaw Road and Jerusalem Road will be closed 10:00 a.m. – …

Maryland State Police to target impaired, aggressive, distracted drivers over Fourth of July weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—With AAA predicting that 960,000 Marylanders are expected to travel by automobile this Fourth of July weekend, additional Maryland State Police troopers will be on patrol and using a variety of initiatives to keep traffic moving, respond quickly to highway incidents, and take appropriate enforcement action when violations are observed that threaten the safety of travelers. Beginning on Friday, …

Baltimore County government offices closed on Monday, July 5 for Independence Day holiday

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County government offices will be closed on Monday, July 5, in observance of the Independence Day holiday. Department of Health COVID-19 testing and vaccine sites will be closed, and CountyRide vans will not operate. All branches of the Baltimore County Public Library will be closed and parking meters will be free on the holiday. Trash, single stream recyclables …

MDTA provides best travel times for motorists hitting the beach this Fourth of July weekend

BALTIMORE, MD—With the Fourth of July falling on a Sunday this year and more people expected to travel with the lifting of Maryland’s COVID-19 State of Emergency on July 1, the Maryland Transportation Authority expects increased travel across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge from Friday, July 2, through Monday, July 5. The MDTA is encouraging motorists to plan ahead, leave plenty …

AAA: More than 47 million Americans to celebrate with Independence Day getaway

ORLANDO, FL—More than 47.7 million Americans will take to the nation’s roadways and skies this Independence Day (July 1–5), as travel volumes are expected to nearly fully recover to pre-pandemic levels, AAA reports. In fact, this will be the second-highest Independence Day travel volume on record, trailing only 2019. Overall, just 2.5% fewer Americans are expected to travel this year …