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Fourth of July Celebration

View printable flyer about traffic pattern changes for the Fourth. 

Fourth of July Celebration

The City of Bowie and the Bowie Baysox have partnered to bring a spectacular 4th of July program to Bowie. Please join us at Prince George’s Stadium, home of the Bowie Baysox. on July 4th for an evening celebration of America’s birthday. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. when the Fabulous Hubcaps Band takes the stage to begin the celebration and ends with a fabulous fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. The Fabulous Hubcaps will take the stage again for a 30 min finale following the fireworks show. 

This event is free and open to the public. The stadium’s main gate will open at 6 p.m. for seating.  

Allen Pond Park will be open and free for picnics on July 4th on a first come basis, but no Fourth of July programs will take place at the park.  

Should you have any questions, please contact Matt Corley, Special Events Coordinator at 301-809-3078 or .

Press releases

Traffic Pattern Changes After Fireworks

To help those who attend the City of Bowie’s Fourth of July celebration at the Baysox Stadium (Prince George's Stadium) get home safely, the Bowie Police Department announces the following changes to traffic patterns after the fireworks on the evening of July 4th:


  • No left turns from northbound Crain Highway at intersections with Collington Road, Heritage Boulevard, and Harbour Way.
  • No left turn or access to Collington Road from Rips parking lot.
  • No access to Bowie Gateway Center (Target, Kohls, Comfort Inn, etc.) from Governor’s Bridge Road.
  • No access to Crain Highway north from Bowie Gateway Center lots

Changes for the east side of Crain Highway
  • Left turn and straight through traffic will be prohibited at the Crain Highway (Route 3) / Collington Road (Route 197) intersection. All traffic exiting the Rips parking lot, the Chick-Fil- A lot, and the Valvoline lot will be directed to exit by Rips at the Crain Highway/Collington Road intersection and will be required to go north.

  • No left turns will be permitted from Crain Highway north between Collington Road and Route 50. This includes the intersections at Collington Road, Heritage Boulevard (by Applebees), and Harbour Way (by Wendy’s).
  • To go south on Crain Highway, drivers will need to head north on Crain Highway  to the Belair Drive/Melford exit, then make a left turn at the light onto Belair Drive and take the exit on the right for southbound Crain Highway.
  • Left turns and straight through traffic will only be permitted at the Crain Highway/Ball Park Road intersection. This applies to vehicles exiting the Baysox parking lot, the BJs lot, and the Home Depot parking lot onto Ball Park Road.

  • Traffic from Governor’s Bridge Road can only go north or south on Crain Highway. Vehicles will not be permitted to go straight across Crain Highway to Bowie Gateway Center at Harbour Way.

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Changes for the west side of Crain Highway
  • Vehicles parked on the west side of Crain Highway in any of the Bowie Gateway lots (Target, Comfort Inn, Pier One, Kohls, etc.) will only be able to head southbound on Crain Highway from Heritage Boulevard, Harbour Way, or Collington Road. They will not be able to cross to the east side of Crain Highway or make a left turn to head north on Crain Highway.

  • Those wishing to access northbound Crain Highway from the west side of Crain Highway will need to exit onto Mitchellville Road, and make a right on Collington Road and proceed approximately 1 mile to the ramp for Route 50 East. They should get off at the following exit, which is the exit for Belair Drive/Melford and Crofton.

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View printable flyer about traffic pattern changes. 

Matt Corley
Special Events Coordinator

Community Services Department
15901 Excalibur Road
Bowie, MD 20716

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