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Where To Watch Fireworks In Delaware, Philly, Baltimore & DC

New Castle County

Elsmere – Saturday, July 6
The annual Independence Day celebration begins at 5 p.m. in Fairgrounds Park located at Filbert & Dover Avenues. Fun, games, vendors, food and a fireworks show at dusk.

Hockessin – Thursday, July 4
Hockessin 4th of July
Join us for the annual food truck festival starting at 2:00 pm and running through 9:00 pm in a NEW location, the Hockessin Corner Parking Lot!. The food truck festival will include a variety of good eats and sweet treats for everyone in the family, including a beer garden for guests 21+ with ID. An assortment of kids’ games and activities, local businesses and entertainment will also be present from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Parade Starts at 3:00 pm. Check the website for morning activities.

Middletown – Thursday, July 4
Fireworks display at dusk/dark at Silver Lake Park.

Newark – Thursday, July 4
4th of July Fireworks
6 p.m. – 10 p.m At the UD Athletic Complex
Great food, fun entertainment and a pyrotechnic show that gets better every year. The annual Independence Day celebration draws approximately 18,000 people, while the fireworks are viewed by an estimated 40,000 people in the area. The University of Delaware Athletic Complex is filled with great activities and has plenty of space to lay down a blanket and enjoy the sun and then the fireworks. Fine arts and crafts booths are available to browse, and games abound for the kids. Live musical entertainment begins at 6 p.m. Free parking is available in the University of Delaware Athletic Complex lots.

Wilmington – – Thursday, July 4
Wilmington’s 4th of July Festivities on the Christina Riverfront
The Fourth of July celebration begins at 2:00 p.m. with local bands, food vendors, crab feast tent, children’s games, tours of the Kalmar Nyckel, and other family-themed activities. The DSO performance will begin at 8 p.m., followed by the fireworks display at about 9:30 p.m. Other events will take place along the Riverfront throughout the day.

Kent County

Dover – Thursday, July 4
A Celebration of Independence in the ​Capital of the First State
Events start at 9:00 am
Join us in beautiful downtown Dover on Thursday, July 4th for vendors, tours, history, children’s activities, a parade, music, and a grand fireworks show!

Smyrna – Thursday, July 4
The Smyrna/Clayton July 4th
Parade: The parade starts at Clayton Elementary on School Lane, travels east along Main Street, turn North on Reed Street and ends at Eagle Group parking lot. Line up begins at 7 a.m.
Park Events: following the parade, activities will move to the George C. Wright, Jr. (Municipal Park). There will be vendors, free video games, wrestling bouts.
Dog Contest: 12:00 noon. Baby Contest: Ages birth to 3 years old. Contest to be held at 12:00 noon at North Smyrna Elementary School.
Circus: zerbini Family Circus will be at Municipal Park on July 3rd and 4th. Showtime is 6:00 p.m. on July 3rd. There are 2 shows on July 4th, 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Discount tickets are available at area stores. Admittance: 2 children are free with the purchase of an Adult ticket at $15.00 per ticket. Fireworks: held at dusk on July 4th at the Little League Park on Duck Creek Parkway. Parking available at both Smyrna Middle and Smyrna High Schools.

Sussex County

Bethany Beach – Thursday, July 4
2019 Theme: “CELEBRATING 35 YEARS!”
Events start at noon with a paraded and give way to a concert at the bandstand and fireworks at dawn.

Dewey Beach – Thursday, July 4
Fireworks launched from the beach at 9 p.m. can be viewed from the Boardwalk or the shoreline.

Laurel – Thursday, July 4
The days events include a parade, live music, vendors, a petting zoo, a clown, a car show, and a Little Miss Independence pageant. Fireworks begin at dusk. Market Square Park.

Lewes – Thursday, July 4
Stars & Stripes 5k Run/Walk at 5pm. Post-race festivities include food, beverage, Independence Day Parade, two bands, petting zoo, many vendors, and the famous Laurel fireworks display at dusk.

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Baltimore’s Ports America Chesapeake 4th of July Celebration
Baltimore  – Thursday, July 4
Inner Harbor
Commemorate Independence Day with live music and celebratory fireworks in the heart of downtown Baltimore. The event will showcase music by U.S. Navy Band starting at 7:00 p.m. at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater at Pratt and Light Streets. At 9:30 p.m., the spectacular fireworks show, choreographed to patriotic and contemporary music, can be viewed from many locations downtown and in the surrounding neighborhoods of Federal Hill, Fells Point, Canton and Harbor East.  410-752-8632.

Guide to July 4th Celebrations in Philadelphia 2019
Philadelphia – Thursday, July 4
The blockbuster Wawa Welcome America festival returns for 2019, bringing more than 50 free, fabulous events to Philadelphia in celebration of America’s 243rd birthday, in addition to other happenings around the city.

Washington D.C. Fireworks and Celebrations – Thursday, July 4
Watching the fireworks is one of the highlights of DC’s Fourth of July celebrations, and there plenty of interesting sites from which to view them. You’ll find excellent vantage points from many rooftop bars, National Mall locations, across the river in Arlington and many other places throughout the District. This year’s celebration in Washington is one you won’t want to miss. Thousands of VIP space has been reserved for our men and women in uniform to view the show. Kids of all ages will enjoy army tanks, flyovers by Air Force and Marine One, Military Jets, the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.and much more. It going to be a fireworks and air show all in one. If you head down, make sure to sends us your photos.

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