Celebrate the 4th of July by boat at these marinas with fun, festivities, and events all next week and beyond!
Whether you want to dive right in or if you just want to avoid the crowds, don’t worry – Snag-A-Slip has you covered. We’ve found plenty of great marinas with Independence Day celebrations and other fun events through next week and beyond!
Check out these perfect boating destinations and start celebrating the 4th of July by boat! Book your boat slips with Snag-A-Slip today!
New London, Connecticut
The city of New London, CT is celebrating the 4th of July a little late at their annual Sailfest. To witness their spectacular fireworks, New London Waterfront Park and State Pier is putting a firework extravaganza! You won’t miss their firework display happening at approximately 9pm on July 13th. The show will be set to music that guests can listen to on K-Hits 100.9 FM. Sailfest will be taking place from July 12th-14th with fun for the whole family! Come stay at the fantastic Thamesport Marina. With two restaurants on site, you can celebrate the holiday with delicious food before you’re dazzled by fireworks. Make it a long weekend and check out all the amazing opportunities New London has to offer! Don’t miss this delayed way to celebrate the 4th of July by boat!
Queen Anne’s County is putting on an Independence Day Celebration of their own on July 2nd. The family-friendly event will be hosted at the Chesapeake Heritage Visitors Center. The event will include free entertainment, food trucks, and a fireworks display to wrap up the evening. Please note that the rain date will be July 3 with no vendors. To be near to all the festivities have an early 4th of July by boat, dock at either Mears Point Marina or Piney Narrows Yacht Haven. Located in the Kent Narrows on Kent Island, Grasonville is one of the premier destinations on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Boaters will love these fabulous marinas, which offer peace, tranquility, and much needed relaxation for the ultimate Independence Day getaway.
Somers Cove Marina is hosting their 10th annual Freedom Fest on July 6th. This FREE event is the perfect way to celebrate our freedom. With live music, tasty food, arts & crafts for the kids, hero appreciation, and of course, fireworks, spend the weekend here to get the most out of your 4th of July celebration. You’ll have plenty to do at Somers Cove Marina all weekend with their pool, grills, lawn games and a great playground for the kiddos!
Mears Great Oak Landing Marina is the ultimate family-friendly, pet-friendly beach party for boaters looking to have some fun in the Upper Chesapeake. The 70 acre marina resort has all the services and amenities a boater would want including a full service restaurant, 28 room lodge, banquet and party facilities, swimming pool, fitness room, full service fuel dock, recreation center, six hole golf course and live weekend entertainment. They’re celebrating Independence Day over the weekend on July 6th. They will be having fireworks at dusk over the marina. Enjoy the show from land or your vessel!
Boaters who want to still celebrate their independence day by boat with some relaxation and fun should sail right on over to Coles Point Marina. The marina will be hosting a special Pig Roast Weekend for the holiday, from July 4th to the 7th. Guests can enjoy the sun this Independence Day weekend from the expansive outdoor seating areas, including beachfront, deck, waterside and Tiki bar. Their pig will be cooked on site and available in a variety of delicious dining selections. As always, live entertainment will be provided all weekend long! Guests can still see fireworks from the Virginia northern neck and the Maryland side of the harbor.
Finally, Hope Springs Marina is the perfect option if you want to be away from any fireworks and have a relaxing 4th of July by boat. Hope Springs Marina is a full-service marina located on a protected section of beautiful Aquia Creek. Boaters will love this marina’s friendly, laid-back vibe, as well as a number of fun amenities on-site that will entertain the whole family. Hope Springs Marina boasts over six acres of parking, a picnic area with a fire-pit, a small beach and a spectacular clubhouse overlooking the marina. Even better-dockage is $0.50 off per foot from June 28 to July 7! Get the peace and quiet you deserve this holiday!