UPDATE: Solomons Reschedules Annual Independence Day Fireworks Display to Friday, July 8

July 7, 2016

SBADue to weather forecasts for Independence Day and the day after, the Solomons Business Association has rescheduled its annual tradition of fireworks to Friday, July 8 with a rain date of Saturday, July 9. SBA President Lauren Simpson of Holiday Inn Solomons explained the date change is due to the inability for the SBA to store the fireworks beyond 24 hours and the postponement decision had to be made before the shipment of the fireworks from Pennsylvania on July 2.

“We are looking forward to our always excellent display of fireworks and invite everyone to Solomons on July 8 for our celebration of America’s Independence,” Simpson said,

The Solomons fireworks display, scheduled to begin between 9:15 and 9:30 p.m., will be shot from a barge in the Patuxent River and can be viewed from the Riverwalk. If weather factors force a last-minute delay or postponement in order to maintain the safety of the crew and spectators, the fireworks will take place on Saturday, July 9. Notice will be provided on the SBA web site (http://www.solomonsmaryland.com/) and Facebook page (@solomonsbusinessassoc) should there be need for changes to this schedule.

Simpson said that producing and launching the 2016 SBA July 4th Fireworks show are Digital Lightning with barge platforms by Ward’s Marine Construction and Calvert Marina hosting the barge during the loading process. The Saint John Youth Center is providing a volunteer clean-up crew and Isaacs at Holiday Inn Solomons is providing breakfast for the crew.

“Presenting the fireworks is one of our major events on Solomons and our signature events throughout the year help fund the display,” Simpson said. “We are grateful for the financial support we have received and contributions from the public are gratefully accepted since every little bit helps to keep the fireworks display alive.”

In addition to SBA, this year’s fireworks are sponsored by the Calvert County Commissioners and local Solomons businesses and restaurants, including, Solomons Plein Air Festival, PT Tiki Bar-Solomons, Old Line Bank, Solomons Inn Joint Venture- Holiday Inn, Solomons, Conference Center & Marina, Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Wells Fargo Advisors, The Lighthouse Restaurant and Dockbar, Roy Rogers Restaurant, Spring Cove Marina, Dominion Cove Point LNG, The McNelis Group Real Estate Services, Zahniser’s Yachting Center, Lotus Kitchen/Kim’s KeyLime Pie, Community Bank of the Chesapeake, Solomons Victorian Inn, Washburn’s Boat Yard, Boomerang’s Restaurant, Cedar Beach Lodge, Kinetic Sailing, Caren’s Solomons Style, Ruddy Duck Brewery & Grill and Dowell & Piney Point.