Forth Of July Celebrations


fireworksCelebrate the fourth of July with Independence Day events and fireworks from around the First State. Below is a list of several events to enjoy on Thursday, July 4. For more information on each event, individuals are encouraged to contact the Chamber of Commerce in the cities which the event is being held. Information for the events has been provided by the Delaware Tourism Office which can be found by visiting

Rehoboth Beach
July 4th Fireworks in Rehoboth Beach are presented by Main Street & Zambelli Internationale. Gather on the boardwalk and shoreline in Rehoboth Beach for a marvelous fireworks display. Please note: Fireworks could go off as early as 8:00 PM if weather is threatening. An early start will be due to emergency procedures, keeping in mind the safety of the public.  Please call 302-227-2772 for weather updates and plan to arrive in town early.

Bethany Beach

Enjoy 4th of July festivities in scenic Bethany Beach! During the day, there will be a parade and concert at the bandstand. Then, at the dusk the fireworks will light up the sky! The fireworks can be seen from almost anywhere in Bethany Beach but, it is suggested to view them from the beach or boadwalk.


An evening of family fun at the Athletic Complex at the University of Delaware!  Located at 160 Carpenter Sports Building, Newark, DE 19716, the event will be filled with games and activities for the kids, fine arts and crafts booths and more.  Free parking available  in the UD Athletic Complex lots. No pets please!  Fireworks begin at dusk.  Rain date is July 5th.


Enjoy historic exhibits and tours throughout the day, the American Legion parade, hours of musical performances on Legislative Mall, free children’s activities, and food and craft vendors. It all leads to an exciting fireworks finish!


“The Red, White, and Blue July 4th Celebration” takes place July 4 in Tubman-Garrett Park along the Riverwalk, 80 Rosa Parks Drive, Wilmington, DE 19801. After a day’s worth of events, the Delaware Symphony Orchestra will perform a 75-minute finale concert boasting patriotic music that will lead up to fireworks at about 9:45 p.m. In the case of rain, the concert and fireworks will take place on July 5.