Celebrate A Fabulous 4th of July in Delaware

4th of July 2016 celebration artCheck out these statewide celebrations and have a Fabulous 4th of July in Delaware!

Sunday, July 3

Cape May-Lewes Ferry

The Boat boards at 6:4pm in Lewes and catch the wave and a ride on the Ferry to Cape May. Watch the fireworks on the Bay. Reservations needed. www.cmlf.com

The Annual Rehoboth Beach Fireworks

Starting at approximately 9:15pm at Rehoboth Avenue and the Boardwalk, you’ll hear the oohs and ahhs on the beach and boardwalk. www.downtownrb.com/events.html

Monday, July 4

Hockessin’s 4th of July Celebration

The races start at 8:30am at the Library; witness the Great American Gut Buster Food Devouring Spectacle at 2:15pm; watch the Parade on Old Lancaster Pike from 3pm and enjoy the fireworks at the end of the celebration. www.hockessin4thofjuly.org

Wilmington Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park

Bring your chairs and a blanket to the Riverfront this year. The events begin at 2pm. Food, vendors and activities during the day and the fireworks display at night. www.wilmingtonde.gov/visitors/july4th

Wilmington & Western Railroad

“All aboard the Fireworks Express!” Bring your coolers and picnic baskets for a relaxing train ride to watch the fireworks. The Train departs at 7pm from 2201 Newport Gap Pike on Route 41. Reservations are required. www.wwrr.com/events/fireworks.aspx

Middletown’s Silver Lake Park

The display of fireworks, sponsored by the town, starts at Dusk. Food will be available for purchase. www.middletownde.org/

Smyrna/Clayton Independence Day

The Parade starts at 9:30am from St. Polycarp’s Church and parades down to the Municipal Park in Smyrna. The Fireworks Extravaganza begins at dusk at the little league field on Duck Creek Parkway. www.scjuly4.com/july4events.html

University of Delaware’s  Athletic Complex, Newark

6–10pm. Food, kids games, free parking and booths for adults to browse and fireworks for the whole family to enjoy. www.cityofnewarkde.us

Independence Day in the City of  Dover

Events begin at 9am on Independence Day with a historic scavenger hunt at First State Heritage Park, guided tours, colonial games and activities, an old-fashioned parade and fireworks at dusk. www.dover4thofjuly.com/schedule.html

Lewes Fourth of July Celebration

The City of Lewes continues its long tradition of hosting old-fashioned games for children on Second Street beginning at 9 am.  For the safety of the participants, Second Street will be closed while the games are in progress and will re-open at the conclusion of the games. Following the games. At 2pm, the Lewes Independence Day Boat Parade will wind its way down the Lewes – Rehoboth canal from the Roosevelt Inlet to Fisherman’s Wharf. Later in the afternoon, the Doo-Dah Parade will begin around 5 on its “regular” route. http://www.leweschamber.com/event/chamber-events/lewes-old-fashioned-fourth-july-celebration

4th of July Festivities in Milton

10am. The Town of Milton will celebrate our nation’s birthday when independence was declared from British rule, has been celebrated for 240 years with flags, parades, picnics, games and patriotic pride in Milton Memorial Park beginning at 10am. http://www.visitsoutherndelaware.com/events/4th-july-festivities-milton

Fireworks in Dewey Beach

Bring your things and head to the beach to watch the display over the inland bays from 9pm. www.deweybeachlife.com

Bethany Beach 4th of July

The 4th of July Parade begins at noon on Pennsylvania Avenue and the Garfield Parkway. The Awards Ceremony takes place at 7:15pm on the bandstand followed by a performance from the Army National Guard Band of the Northeast and the fireworks fire off at dusk. www.townofbethanybeach.com

City of Laurel Fireworks

Start the day at 8am with the prayer breakfast at Abbott’s Grill on Broad Creek; check out the parade; the Little Miss Independent Pageant; the corn hole tournament and pie-eating contest; listen to live music then watch the fireworks. www.townoflaurel.net