July 4th Celebration – Chestertown Tradition

This is only the second year that we’ve had the fire-pit here at the Brampton, and it’s already become part of a tradition:  4th of July hot dogs and burgers by the fire and then a “private showing” of Chestertown’s fireworks display.  They can be seen from the property after all, so it’s kind of like they’re doing it just for us!  Michael mows the grass down low in the field by their house, and guests bring their lawn chairs and adult beverages.

It promises to be a fun weekend with the July 4th celebration coming on the heels of First Friday, when the shops and galleries stay open late and folks stroll the sidewalks from place to place, usually with another adult beverage in hand…It’s always a festive evening!

Also on Friday, the 3rd,  as long as you’re not drinking, take a drive down to Rock Hall and watch the fireworks display on the bay.  (Yes, they have fireworks on the 3rd of July. The more the merrier, right?)  The best place to see them, though is from a boat ON the bay.  Check with Captain Mark and his First and Only Mate Suzanne  of Blue Crab Chesapeake Charters to see if they have an opening.  It’s quite the experience.

What are some of your traditions for Independence Day? We’d love to hear about them, especially if they revolve around food! Burgers and dogs are fairly old school, but when is the last time you broiled a hot dog over a campfire?  Here’s your chance!

See you ’round the fire pit!!


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