Delaware’s July 4th Fireworks Celebrations

Delaware’s July 4th Fireworks Celebrations
(in alphabetical order by city or town. All fireworks and festivities listed are for July 4th except Rehoboth Beach.)
Bethany Beach
  • Parade begins at 12:00 p.m.
  • Parade awards announced at bandstand at 7:15 p.m.
  • Concert by The 1974 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fireworks at dusk
  • Visit for more information.
Dewey Beach
  • Live music starting at 2 p.m. from the Rusty Rudder.
  • Fireworks launch from barge in Rehoboth Bay at dusk.
  •  Visit for more information.
  • Celebration starts at 10 a.m. with working tours of the First State Heritage park.
  • Declaration read at 2 p.m.
  • Artisans and food vendors operating by 4 p.m.
  • Parade starts at 6 p.m. on Hazel Street.
  • Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
  • Visit for more information.
      - Neighborhood relays begin at 8 a.m.
      - Parade starts at 3 p.m. at Old Lancaster Pike and heads down to Valley Road.
      - Fireworks at dusk (main viewing from Swift Park, Piedmont Baseball Fields, Hockessin Library and Artesian Soccer Fields).
  •  30th annual 4th of July Celebration at Janosik Park on Front Street.
  •  Car and truck show 4-8 p.m.
  •  Cornhole tournament 5:30 p.m.
  •  Live bands, parade at 7 p.m. (Evergreen Drive, Central Avenue, Market Street, Maryland Avenue)
  •  Fireworks at dusk.
  • Visit for more information.
  • Children’s games from 9 a.m. to noon on Second Street.
    Decorated boat parade on the canal departs at 1:30 p.m.
  • The 28th annual July 4th Celebration and Car Show noon to 3 p.m. at Trinity Faith Christian Center
  • Winners announced at the Overfalls at 3:30.
  • Doo-Dah Parade leaves from Manila Avenue 4:30-5 p.m.
  • Fireworks start at dusk.
  •  Silver Lake Park opens at 6 p.m.
  •  Fireworks launch between 9 and 9:30 p.m.
  •  Rain date Friday, July 5.
  •  Visit for more information.
  •  Family fun at The Clubhouse at Baywood, including face painting, cotton candy, non-alcoholic slushies   and more, from 5-9 p.m.
  •  Food, live music and fireworks at 9 p.m.
  •  Visit or call 302-947-9225.
  •  Liberty Day and Fourth of July Fireworks runs 6-10 p.m. at University of Delaware athletic complex on South College Avenue.
  • Visit for more information.
Rehoboth Beach
  •  Fireworks begin around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6.
  •  The 20-minute display will be visible along the beach and boardwalk.
  •  Downtown traffic restrictions start at 6 p.m.
  •  The Funsters will perform at the bandstand beginning at 8 p.m. and again after the fireworks.
  •  Visit for more information.
  •  Parade begins at 9:30 a.m.
  •  July 4th Foundation hosts Delaware’s oldest-running fireworks, at dusk, across from Smyrna High.
          – Family activities start at 2 p.m. including tours on the Kalmar Nyckel ship.
  • Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m.
    • Good viewing locations in Tubman-Garrett Park and other Riverfront locations.
    • * Rain date is July 5 for fireworks only.
  • Visit for more information.
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