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When and Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in Delaware

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

Missed out on last year’s Fourth of July fireworks? Don’t worry, because this year’s festivities will be bigger and better than ever. Here’s a list of fireworks displays across Delaware over the next few days.  

July 2 

Kicking off the weekend-long Independence Day celebration, Hockessin’s  Fireworks Express  draws a crowd to the Wilmington and Western Railroad. Viewers can park at the Greenbank Station for a train ride right into Hockessin for the fireworks display at dusk. Tickets for the display are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors, $20 for children and free for children under two.  

Newark follows with a  Freedom Fireworks  display at the University of Delaware Athletic Complex. Prepare for a booming good time as the fireworks display hits the skies at 9:15 p.m.  

King’s Creek Country Club  starts its party at 6 p.m. with a summer barbecue and cookout with children’s crafts, activities and live music by the Funsters Band. The fireworks display will light up the night sky at 9:15 p.m. This is a private event for members only. 

July 3 

The Funsters  are back at the bandstand for a rousing night of festivities, live music and a thrilling firework display created by Zambelli Fireworks along Rehoboth Beach. The fireworks will launch after 8 p.m. followed by a live performance.  


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July 4 

Lewes kicks off the Fourth of July celebrations with its Go Fourth Lewes  firework performance focusing on high aerial rockets. Visitors can enjoy this spectacular display from across the beach.  

Grab a chair, a blanket and some friends to watch the  Smyrna/Clayton July Fourth Foundations’ annual firework show. Food vendors and music by Party Fowl will set the event in motion. It is located on the little league fields across from the Smyrna High School and Middle School.  

The Freedom Celebration Fireworks Show by Pyrotecnico at the Tubman Garrett Riverfront starting at 9:15 p.m. The show will be choreographed to recorded music and live-streamed by DETV 28.

July 5 

The town of Bethany Beach will hold its  fireworks celebration  on the beach off of Wellington Parkway. But before the Big Bang, watch a live performance by Love Seed Mama Jump at 7:30 p.m. followed by the fireworks display.  


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