BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A fireworks display will light up Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Sunday night for the city’s ‘Fall Back Safely’ End-of-Summer Extravaganza. The last time fireworks lit up the harbor was 18 months ago at New Year’s Eve celebrations in 2020.
The celebration comes as Maryland surpasses a major milestone – over 80% of Marylanders eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine have been jabbed.READ MORE: Baltimore Financier Chuck Nabit, Accused Of Spending Over $90K On Sex Trafficking, To Be Sentenced Monday
On “Meet The Press” Sunday, Governor Larry Hogan touted the state’s vaccination efforts as the push continues to reach those who are unvaccinated.
“We’re doing really well and I’m pleased with the results of where we are,” Hogan said. “It’s convincing the last 19 percent of our people that they’ve got to take action, that’s what we’re focused on.”READ MORE: Man Shot, Killed In Southwest Baltimore
The event is hosted by the Mayor’s Office, which partnered with the Waterfront Partnership. Mercy Medical Center will be offering free vaccinations and testing on-site, and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts will be handing out free face masks and hand sanitizers.
The event ended with a 15-minute fireworks display at 8:30 p.m.MORE NEWS: Maryland Residents Starting To Get Booster Shots After CDC Announcement