UPDATE 7/3/2023: NOTICE: Town of Chesapeake Beach Annual Fireworks Display Postponed to the Rain Date. Due to expected storms occurring from 8-10 PM this evening, the Town of Chesapeake Beach’s annual fireworks display will be held on the rain date of Saturday, July 8th, 2023, at dusk in celebration of Independence Day.
The Town display will be positioned on two barges behind the Chesapeake Beach Veterans’ Memorial Park. The display is expected to start shortly after 9:00 PM and last 24-25 minutes; the finale will be an additional 4-5 minute display.
Traffic Plan for the Twin Beaches at the close of the Fireworks Display on July 8th: A free-flowing traffic pattern will be established on Rt. 260 westbound from Rt. 261.
1. After the fireworks, all traffic left from the west side of Rt. 261 will only be allowed to turn right. The traffic will follow Rt. 261 to Summer City Blvd. onto Dalrymple Rd. to the light-controlled intersection at Rt. 2 or continue south to Ponds Wood Rd or Cox Rd
2. Traffic exiting from the east side of Rt. 261 will turn right onto Rt. 261.
3. Rt. 261 and Rt. 260 traffic lights will be placed on flash.
4. Deputies will modify the traffic flow as they see fit to maximize traffic flow from the beaches.
5. Traffic leaving North of Rt. 260 on Rt. 261 will only be allowed to turn right. All Traffic is approaching Rt. 260 will flow up 27th St to G St. onto Rt. 260 westbound. Traffic from North Beach will utilize 5th St. to Boyd’s Turn onto Rt. 260.
6. The side roads along Rt. 260 will be blocked to G ST.
7. Vehicles parked at Kellam’s Field, Water Park, and Marina will exit via the Chesapeake Town Hall parking Lot. They will make a right turn at Rt 261.
July 3, 2023 (Chesapeake Beach, MD) – The Town of Chesapeake Beach will host the annual fireworks display on Monday, July 3rd, 2023, at dusk to celebrate Independence Day. The Town display will be positioned on two barges behind the Chesapeake Beach Veterans’ Memorial Park. Public viewing areas are located at the Kellam’s Complex, the Chesapeake Beach Veterans’ Memorial Park, and the Fallen Heroes Bridge. Many of our local businesses have front-row seats to the display – so be sure to check out their offerings when considering a spot to watch the display!
This year, the display will be broadcast with live synchronized music through Calvert Broadcast on Comcast Channel 1070. Tune into the Calvert Broadcast channel as you are viewing the display to be sure you hear the display’s synchronized play list!
Traffic Plan for Twin Beaches on the night of Fireworks: The traffic plan for the evening of the fireworks display is consistent with prior years. The traffic plan eliminates all left-hand turns on a portion of Route 261 going through the Twin Beaches. The plan is in place to allow traffic to flow steadily with minimal stopping. The centerline of Route 261 will be blocked with delineation devices that will prohibit vehicles from making U-turns. Traffic north of Route 260 along Route 261 on the east side of Route 261 must make right turns and exit left on 5th Street to Boyd’s Turn Road to Route 260. Traffic on the west side of Route 261 must make a right turn and exit on 27th Street to G Street to Route 260. Traffic south of Route 260 along Route 261 on the east side of Route 261 must make a right turn and must turn left onto Route 260. Traffic on the west side of Route 261 must turn right and continue along Route 261 to Summer City Blvd or continue south to Ponds Wood Road and proceed to Maryland Route 4.?
Smoking / Vaping and Alcohol Prohibited in all Public Spaces.
CHOOSE Your Sober Driver: Make plans to get home safely after celebrating with family and friends on independence day. Be sure to have your sober driver (DD) in place before the festivities begin.