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July 2, 2009

My list of offbeat Inner Harbor spots to watch the 4th of July fireworks

baltimore fireworksThanks again for posting your suggestions for offbeat places to catch Saturday's downtown fireworks display.

I came up with about a dozen options outside of the Inner Harbor.

They include (but aren't limited to) Bo Brooks, Tide Point Waterfront Park, Canton Waterfront Park, Shuckers, the Bay Cafe and more.

Here's a link to the piece, which ran in today's paper.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:00 AM | | Comments (8)
Categories: Random stuff


Woody's Rum Bar for me!

fireworks are best spent on my buildong rooftop in Federal Hill- a 360 degree surround-view! cheers all

I love how you say "your" list, that you came up with. You are hilarious Sam.

You didnt use any of the suggestions? This was copmpetly and utterly from the brain of the All knowing Sam Sessa?

me, I never said it was my list. I said I came up with about a dozen options.

The only one that was posted on Midnight Sun that I hadn't thought of beforehand (and that I ended up using in the article) was Canton Waterside Park.

I was debating on whether or not to use Little Havana, and AC-M's suggestion tipped me over the edge, so that kind of counts, too.

I called the Can Company, but they said they don't have a public roof to watch the fireworks. And Henderson's Wharf looked to be too private for me to suggest it in the piece.

So, thanks again everybody!

I tried emailing you at but it was returned. So here ya go!

"Step your game up Sessa! I just ran into Mayor Dixon while walking to Chipotle in the inner harbor and picked up a flyer about the Tipsy? Taxi! service running July 3rd-5th. Free rides to those 21 and older who've been drinking at a Baltimore City restaurant or bar. 8pm-4am tonight, 4pm-4am tomorrow. Can only get a ride home, not to another bar or party. Can't exceed 50 dollars.


Courtesy of the MD Dept. of Transportation and AAA Mid-Atlantic and the Y."

the title clearly states "My list of offbeat Inner Harbor spots to watch the 4th of July fireworks"

So how can you say you didnt call it your list?

Oh, goodness. It's my list cause I wrote it.

Corey, thanks for posting that. They've done initiatives like this in the past, and I'm glad they're doing it for the 4th.

I went to the Canton Water Front Park this year and had a horrible view of the show. You could only see the top half of the Fireworks most of the time.

Didn't they have two sets of Fireworks going off last year?

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