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Annual Fireworks Fund

Each Year our festival puts on spectacular Fireworks that are funded by donations and fundraisers.  It is a vital part of our celebration of Emmitsburg and of our nation's independence day.

Art Contest

Each year the festival holds an Art contest for kids to express a theme through their creativity. Monetary prizes are awarded in 3 divisions (this year: 1st-3rd grade, 4th - 6th grade, and 7th - 8th grade.  The theme this year is "Color Your World with Peace".  

Event Activities 

The festival is a full day of activities that include field games, car, truck and motorcycle show, carriage rides, barrel rides, tours of local area sites, kids activities, bicycle rodeo and rides, demonstrations, music, parade, and ends with fireworks.  


Jennifer Joy


Heritage Day Committee


P.O. Box 1182

Emmitsburg MD 21727

240-446-2583 Phone