Patriotic Celebrations In Our Region


Bethany Beach – July 4

Parade,Music and Activities throughout the day. Fireworks at dusk.

Cape May-Lewes Ferry – July 2 & 3

Live concert, Jumper, face painting, food, drinks Fireworks Go to

Dewey Beach – July 4

Fireworks at dusk

Dover – July 4
Historic exhibits, tours, food, vendors, music, and parade.

Hockessin – July 4

Lots of fun in Hockessin with relay races giving way to a parade at 3 p.m., then fireworks at dusk. Check out for more info.

Laurel – July 4

Music, Little Miss Independence Pageant, parade and fireworks

Middletown – July 4

Fireworks, No parade

Newark – July 4

Live entertainment, vendors and fireworks

Smyrna – July 4

Parade and Fireworks

Wilmington – July 4

Fireworks at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park


Chestertown – July 4

Chester River and Wilmer Park

Georgetown – July 2, 3, 4

Visit for more info.

Havre de Grace – July 2

Parade and fireworks

Ocean City – July 4

Free concert and fireworks

Ocean Pines – July 4

Ocean Pines Freedom 5K , All-American Day and fireworks

Rock Hall – July 3

Activities and fireworks

Salisbury – July 3



Philadelphia – July 4



Atlantic City – July 4


Cape May – July 3, 4


Ocean City – July 4

Bike parade and kite flying

Wildwood – July 4

Parades, Patriotic Boardwalk Run and firework

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