Celebrations will be blasting off throughout Delaware during the Fourth of July holiday! Take your pick of these great events and settle in for the colorful sparks of red, white and blue!

June 30
Elsmere Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks
5:00 PM
Start your celebrations early, with some of the best Fireworks in New Castle County. Food trucks, vendors, and games start at 5:00 PM and the fireworks start at dusk. Rain date is Sunday, July 1st.

July 1
Rehoboth Beach Independence Day Fireworks
9:15 PM
Get your toes in the sand during a memorable fireworks show. Launched from the beach, the best view is from the sand. The Jolly Trolley is a fun option to get around before and after the show.

Lewes Fireworks Cruise
6:45 PM
Enjoy a splendid fireworks show during a cruise on the Cape May Lewes Ferry. The cruise, departing from Lewes at 7:15 p.m. and returning at 11 p.m. will be one to remember. Enjoy live music and excellent food and drinks during the show. Tickets go fast, so reserve yours online here.

July 3
Wilmington Blue Rocks Fireworks Shows
6:35 PM
Enjoy 9 innings of fun and then stick around after the game for a 4th of July post-game fireworks show.

Lewes Fireworks Cruise
6:45 PM
Celebrate America's independence with an incredible fireworks display over the Delaware Bay! Enjoy live music, excellent food and drinks during the show. Tickets go fast, so reserve yours today.

July 4 
Lewes Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration
9 AM – 10 PM
Take a walk back in time at the all-day Independence Day celebration. Watch the Boat Parade along the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal and the Doo-Dah Parade on Kings Highway/Savannah Road/Second Street. Enjoy old-fashioned games for kids and to top it all off, this year there will be fireworks at dusk!

Bethany Beach Independence Day Celebration
The patriotic celebration starts early in the quiet beach town, kicking off with a parade at noon followed entertainment and the day wraps up with a fireworks show to remember.

Dover 4th of July Celebration
This all-day celebration starts with vendors and food trucks galore along with plenty of games and activities for the kids and concludes with fireworks bursting over Legislative Hall.

Wilmington Fireworks Express at the Wilmington & Western Railroad
7 PM
Embark on a short train ride from the Greenbank Station to Hockessin for the annual fireworks show. The train will return at approximately 11 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance here.

Hockessin 4th of July Festival
2:30 PM
The town of Hockessin is throwing a special all-day festival with kids activities, entertainment, food trucks, a beer garden and fireworks, too!

Newark 4th of July Fireworks and Liberty Day
6:00 PM
A full day of fun is happening at the University of Delaware Athletic Complex, including fine arts and crafts booth and games for kids. Live music starts at 6 PM followed by fireworks at dusk.

Laurel 4th of July Celebration
Start with a prayer breakfast. Then take in the “Crusin’ thru Time” Parade, followed by events like a cornhole tournament, Little Miss Independent Day pageant, and a car, truck and jeep show. Fireworks cap off the day.  

Dewey Beach Fireworks
9:00 PM
Dine at your favorite bay-side restaurant or have a drink and listen to some good music at one of Dewey’s famous bars to see the beautiful fireworks show over the bay. Walk to the bay or take the Jolly Trolley. Some of the best views can be found at North Beach or Ivy.

Smyrna/Clayton 4th of July Celebration
9:30 AM
For early risers, start your day off at Smyrna’s annual Fourth of July parade which draws floats from organizations across the state. Bring a lawn chair and get comfortable on Commerce Street for the festive parade. During the day, enter to win the Annual Baby Contest or the inaugural Beard Contest. Come back at night for

Smyrna/Clayton Fireworks
9:15 PM
Lay a blanket in the field across from Smyrna High School’s baseball diamonds for the spectacular annual fireworks show.