Time to Celebrate our Independence!!

Are you looking to catch up on all the summer fun you missed out on last year?  Fear not! Fireworks are back and below is a list of all the Delaware towns and dates when you can find them.  Many towns are having concerts in conjunction with the fireworks!  One of my absolute favorites, The Funsters, will be performing at the Rehoboth Beach bandstand.  Of course this will be weather dependent, so be sure to check ahead of time.  Don’t forget a blanket or beach chair (location dependent) and always bring your patience.  😉 

Bethany Beach – July 5

Fireworks will launch from the beach off Wellington Parkway Monday, July 5th, at 9:15 p.m.  Love Seed Mama Jump will perform at the Bandstand before the fireworks at 7:30 p.m.  On Sunday, July 4th, the 287th Army Band will perform at 7:30 p.m.  There is no parade this year.

Fireworks will once again light up the sky in Dewey Beach on Sunday, July 4, thanks to Highway One.
PHOTO COURTESY OF CAPE GAZETTE/DAN COOK

Dewey Beach – July 4

Thanks to Highway One, fireworks will launch from a barge in the Rehoboth Bay in front of Northbeach and Ivy

Dover – July 4

A long standing tradition, fireworks will launch at Legislative Mall.  Also on the 4th, The American Legion will also host a parade beginning at 7pm, ending at the reviewing stand on Legislative Mall.

Georgetown – July 4

Thanks to Fat Daddy’s BBQ & Grille, there is a free concert by Mike Hines and The Look from 7pm – 10pm, with fireworks launching at 9:15pm. 

Hockessin – July 2

Fireworks will launch at dusk! The other festivities, including the parade, have been canceled according to the event’s Facebook page.

Laurel – July 3

Fireworks will launch at dusk!  

Lewes – July 4

Fireworks will be launched from a barge off Lewes Beach at dusk!  You can watch anywhere on the beach between Roosevelt Inlet and Cape Henlopen State Park, but the fireworks should be visible from many spots in town, too!  At 2pm on the 4th, you can also watch the Independence Day Lewes Boat Parade passing by the reviewing stand in front of Fisherman’s Wharf.  The Parade begins near the Roosevelt Inlet.  The annual children’s game on Second Street are canceled.  And the Cape May Lewes Ferry fireworks cruise is already sold out!

Middletown – July 4

The town will host fireworks at dusk at Silver Lake Park.   Please take note that the park will be closed for viewing the fireworks to avoid large gatherings. The town is asking that you watch the firework from your home or vehicle.  

Newark – July 2

Fireworks will launch from the University of Delaware Athletic Complex.  There will be no viewing areas where people can sit in the grass on blankets or chairs.  They have requested that you watch from your car.

Rehoboth Beach – July 3

Fireworks will launch around 9:30 p.m. south of Rehoboth Avenue. The fireworks should be visible up and down the beach and boardwalk.  The Funsters will perform at the bandstand beginning at 8pm and again after the fireworks display.

Smyrna-Clayton – July 4

Fireworks will launch at dusk, from James T. Vaughn Sr. Little League Park, Duck Creek Parkway. Parking will be available at Smyrna High School and Smyrna Middle School. 

Wilmington – July 4

Fireworks are set to launch after sunset.  There is a July 4th Celebration at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. which includes food, games and entertainment!