Festivals + Fireworks +ParadesBoom, Boom, Boom! July 4th weekend, is undoubtedly the most patriotic of the year– no matter where you plant your sweet red, white and blue feet. A day when every American halts to gloriously celebrate the creation of our Nation; appreciate our freedoms, pay tribute to our respects and display our admiration for the U* S* A. Enjoy fireworks that are brighter than the moon, parades, BBQ’s, Blue Rocks baseball, festivals, picnics, concerts, family and friends. Get ready to let your colors burst~light your sparklers, crack those glow sticks and celebrate America’s 239th birthday.

We’ve got your guide to all the best Independence Day celebrations in NORTH DELAWARE and beyond starting Friday, July 3rd thru Sunday, July 5th. Events guaranteed to make you go “oh, oh, oh!”

Friday, July 3rd

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Town of Elsmere’s Annual Independence Day Celebration with Fireworks at Dusk!

Blue Rocks Independence Day Celebration

Independence DayBlue Rocks vs. Lynchburg Hillcats~ There’s no better way to celebrate America’s birthday then taking in a night of America’s past time! Join the Blue Rocks as we honor America! Post-game Fireworks Extravaganza. See more, here Blue Rocks Independence Day Celebration


Saturday, July 4th

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Events celebrating the 4th of July in Hockessin will be happening all day into the night~ Neighborhood Relay’s, the 1st Annual “Great American Gut Buster Food Devouring Spectacle”, Parade and Fireworks! See more, here Hockessin 4th of July

Inclusion Means Everyone 5K

inclusionThe Inaugural Inclusion means Everyone 5K is a run/walk for everyone no matter what their ability. Join us in Delaware’s first all inclusion 5K event and help us celebrate everyone’s independence with a bang on the 4th of July! See more, here Inclusion Means Everyone 5K

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A Celebration of Independence in the Capital of the First State
Join us on Saturday for Dover 4th of July to celebrate! There will be food, vendors, music, a parade, special events, and the very best fireworks show for miles.See more, here Dover 4th of July Celebration

 Old Fashioned 4th of July in Lewes

lewes-4th of July-delawareThe City of Lewes continues its long tradition of hosting old-fashioned games for children on Second Street. Following the games, the Lewes Independence Day Boat Parade will wind its way down the Lewes – Rehoboth canal to Fisherman’s Wharf. See more, here Old Fashioned 4th of July in Lewes

4th of julyMiddletown Jaycees’ 4th of July Parade

Join us at the Middletown Jaycees’ 4th of July Parade starting at Everett Meredith Middle School. See more, here Middletown Jaycees’ 4th of July Parade

Stars and Stripes Scavenger Hunt

stars-and-stripes-flag-and_smallExplore different areas of the pond as we hunt for hidden flags. The Green Hour was created by the National Wildlife Federation to get kids outdoors and enjoying nature for at least an hour each day. See more, here Stars and Stripes Scavenger Hunt

bethany beach_July4th_DelawareIndependence Day Celebration ~ Bethany Beach

This year’s theme is Let Freedom Ring. 12:00  The parade will begin at 12 noon and will feature 5 marching bands and 6 entertainment groups on trucks with marching units. See more, here Independence Day Celebration ~ Bethany Beach

4th of July Celebration~ Wilmington Riverfront

Beginning at 2:00 p.m., the day will be full of fun for the entire family with rides, games, and a 50-foot obstacle course, PLUS fireworks at dusk! There will also be historical reenactments, arts and crafts, face painting, magicians, and various food and drink vendors. See more, here 4th of July Celebration~ Wilmington Riverfront

fireworks_newark_delaware_4th of JulyJuly 4th Fireworks | Newark

4th of July Fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 4th at the University of Delaware Athletic Complex. Vendors and entertainment will begin at 6pm.


FIREWORKS EXPRESS ~ Wilmington & Western Railroad

WIlmington-Western-railroadPark at our Greenbank Station and the train will take you directly into Hockessin for the July 4th Fireworks – it’s a fun, family event at an affordable price. Plus, you won’t have to worry about the parking hassles in Hockessin! See more, here FIREWORKS EXPRESS ~ Wilmington & Western Railroad

Fireworks Dewey Beach 2015July 4th Fireworks ~ Dewey Beach

Fireworks will go off at dusk, on the bayside, in Dewey Beach. Fireworks will be set off from a barge in the bay and will be visible from any bar or restaurant along the bayside in Dewey. See more, here July 4th Fireworks ~ Dewey Beach

Sunday, July 5th

Fireworks from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry

fireworksferry_CapeMayLewesFerryAvoid traffic and watch the Rehoboth Beach Fireworks extravaganza aboard The Cape May-Lewes Ferry. See more, here Fireworks from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry

RehobothBeachDelaware_fireworks_july 4thIndependence Day Fireworks in Rehoboth Beach

Everyone is invited to gather downtown on the boardwalk and shoreline to watch the fireworks as they are launched from the beach. Guests will enjoy live entertainment at the Bandstand before and after the show. See more, here Independence Day Fireworks in Rehoboth Beach



Layered Drinks Red White Blue INKatrinasKitchenRed, White & Blue Infused Cocktails

Top the weekend off with a party in any glass. Mix up these patriotic infused cocktails and watch the red, white and blue fireworks flair! Fizz, spritz, shots, sangria, snow cones, layer, pop rocks, shakes – we’ve found it all to make your holiday stand tall. Mocktails too. Happy Red, White & Blue to you!  See more, visit Red, White & Blue Infused Cocktails

4th of july poprocksFUN 4th of July Treats

Firecracker Firecracker Boom Boom Boom! Do you feel like being creative and skipping the Bakery this Holiday? If so,  there’s a plethera of great 4th of July dessert ideas from Pinterest, the Food Network and various other web-sites at your fingertips.  The DIY craze is not limited to home projects!  You can learn the tools to create store bought looking desserts, with a twist,  all by yourself.   “Prepare to Impress”  or should we say “Beware to Impress” your friends.  Once you start making all these professional looking treats, you’ll be on Dessert Duty for life! See more, visit FUN 4th of July Treats

Happy July 4th Weekend

North Delaware!