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Forth Of July Celebrations

2Celebrate the fourth of July with Independence Day events and fireworks from around the First State. Below is a list of several events to enjoy during this year’s holiday weekend. 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

Cape May-Lewes Ferry Special Fireworks Cruise – July 3, 2014

Spectacular fireworks will illuminate the skies above the Delaware Bay. Cruise departs Lewes at 6:45 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 800-643-3779. Check-in begins at 5:00 p.m. Enjoy drinks on the deck with live entertainment.

Bethany Beach Fourth of July Fireworks – July 4, 2014

A parade launches the annual festivities at noon, and continues with a concert at the Band Stand featuring the Warrior Spirit Band, and a fireworks display at dusk.

Dover 4th of July – A celebration of Independence in the Capital of the First State – July 4, 2014

Tours, events, food, music & more take place in historic Dover on July 4th, including an outdoor concert packed with patriotic tunes on Legislative Mall. Fireworks blast off above Legislative Hall at about 9:25 p.m.

Fireworks Express – Wilmington and Western Railroad

Park at the Greenbank Station and the steam locomotive train will take you directly into Hockessin for the July 4th Fireworks – it’s a fun, family event at an affordable price. Passengers are welcome to bring coolers, blankets and folding chairs aboard. Allow four hours for the train ride and fireworks show. Reservations are required for this event.

Newark – Fourth of July Fireworks and Liberty Day – July 4, 2014

Food, music and fireworks are part of the annual Liberty Day Celebration that takes places on the southern part of Newark and the University of Delaware campus from 6-9 p.m. July 4th. The fireworks blast off at the University of Delaware’s David M. Nelson Athletic Complex on South College Avenue at Del. 896, but they can be viewed from various points throughout the area. Call 302-366-7147 for weather updates.

Rehoboth Beach July 4th Fireworks  – July 4, 2014

Enjoy a breathtaking Fireworks display along the beach and iconic boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.

Lewes’ Old Fashioned 4th of July – Special event but, no fireworks – July 4, 2014

Beginning at 9:00 a.m., enjoy Old-fashioned children’s games and activities on Second Street, a decorated boat parade on the canal at 2:00 p.m. and the Annual Doo-Dah Parade. This is a special event but, will not have fireworks.

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