With y'all's president switching things up and politicizing the annual July 4th celebration on the National Mall in D.C. this year, DMV residents may be looking for something different and a lot less orange to get into on Independence Day. May we recommend taking a trip to Baltimore to partake of the Independence Day festivities at the 3rd Annual Cherry Hill Arts & Music Waterfront Festival. This free festival is part of the 4th of July on the Middle Branch Waterfront, which will feature a whole day of family-friendly fun, music, art, food and fireworks after dark along the Patapsco River in South Baltimore.
The 3rd Annual Cherry Hill Arts & Music Waterfront Festival is presented by the Youth Resiliency Institute, which was co-founded by SoulBounce fave Navasha Daya and her husband Fanon Hill, in conjunction with the Cherry Hill Community Coalition. Navasha is not only one of the event's organizers, but the dynamic performer is the concert headliner, with dance music icon Crystal Waters and reggae artist Sister Carol also scheduled to perform.
In addition to live music, the 3rd Annual Cherry Hill Arts & Music Waterfront Festival has something for everyone. There will be interactive "ARTivities" for all ages and a wide variety of vendors where you can let your dollar circulate in the community. After a full day of entertainment, art and culture on July 4th, state-of-the-art fireworks will light up the night during the Fireworks Spectacular on the Middle Branch Waterfront, which will complement the fireworks display at Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Baltimore is doing it up big for Independence Day, and the 3rd Annual Cherry Hill Arts & Music Waterfront Festival sounds like the move. For more information and to make plans to attend, visit the festival's website and follow on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for up-to-date developments.