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When and Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in Delaware


Get ready to celebrate Independence Day this year with parades and thrilling fireworks displays all across the First State.

Sunday, July 3 

Rehoboth Beach Fireworks
Festivities in Rehoboth begin at 8 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m., but may begin before or after depending on sunset time and weather conditions. Fireworks will be launched from South of Rehoboth Avenue, and will be visible along the beach and boardwalk.

Independence Day at Bally’s Dover
The Dover casino will celebrate its first summer after a major rebrand with a 4th of July celebration, complete with fireworks, food trucks, giveaways and more.

Monday, July 4

Wilmington Freedom Celebration Fireworks
Riverfront festivities in Wilmington begin at 2 p.m. and end with a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. The display will be choreographed to recorded music at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park and other nearby locations on the Christiana Riverfront. Activities throughout the day include live music, face painting, tours of the Kalmar Nyckel ship, a petting zoo and more. Can’t make it to the event but want to join in on the fun? Tune into the livestream on DETV 28’s website.

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Newark 4th of July Fireworks
If you’re in Newark, you can catch a fireworks display at the University of Delaware Athletic Complex. Vendors and entertainment begin at 6 p.m. with fireworks starting at dusk.

Smyrna/Clayton July 4th 
There will be a parade beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Clayton. The fireworks will begin at dusk at the little league fields across from Smyrna High School.

Dover 4th of July
After a full day of festivities including food and art vendors around Legislative Mall, colonial-themed activities, free tours of the Old State House, Readings of the Declaration of Independence and a parade, fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:15 p.m. over Legislative Mall.

Lewes Boat Parade
Beginning at 1 p.m., the Independence Day Lewes Boat Parade is a longstanding tradition. Decorated boats wind their way down the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal. They will be across from the Coast Guard Station at 1:30 p.m. and will reach the judges’ reviewing stand at Fisherman’s Wharf around 2 p.m. Later in the evening, keep an eye out for the Lewes Fireworks, which can be viewed from the beach or high elevations throughout the city of Lewes.

Laurel’s 28th Annual 4th of July Celebration
The city of Laurel kicks off the festivities with a car and truck show beginning at 4 p.m. on Front Street. There will be live music, food and other vendors and a parade throughout the evening. Fireworks will begin at dusk.


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