July 4 Events at the Delaware Beaches

July 4 Fireworks

With a Cape region beach area stretching from Lewes through Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach to Fenwick Island, there’s lots of choice to show your red, white, and blue. On a clear night, we can also see Cape May, NJ! Here’s our roundup of July 4 celebrations at the Delaware Beaches.

Bethany Beach July 4 Fireworks

Noon on Thursday July 4. Celebrating its 35th year, the Bethany Beach Independence Day Parade kicks off at Pennsylvania Avenue and Garfield Parkway. How appropriate that the parade starts on Pennsylvania Avenue! Participants include 12 bands. Floats are entered the day of the parade from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the registration desks located at Route 1 and Central Avenue. Bikers may pick up their decorating kits at the table located on the Christian Church grounds 7 N Pennsylvania Avenue. There will be a combination of marching bands and bands on trucks and, fun for the kids, Pirates Plunder Entertainment Group (a huge success at the Bethany Beach Poseidon Festival) is taking part! Parade is followed by an awards ceremony at 7:15pm and live music from Jimi Smooth and Hit Time Band.

Fireworks kick off at dusk. Get more information on Bethany Beach July 4 Fireworks.

Dewey Beach July 4 Fireworks

Fireworks are set off at dark, or at about 9 p.m. from a barge in the Rehoboth Bay Thursday July 4. Afterwards enjoy live music by Go Go Gadjet at Northbeach and Laura Lea & Fabulous at the Rusty Rudder.

Henlopen Acres July 4 Events

Henlopen Acres hosts its 5th annual Independence Day Parade at 9:30 a.m. Thursday July 4. Registration from 9 a.m. at the marina. Participants invited to decorate bikes, wagons, scooters, strollers, floats, pets, homes, and yards. Judging, prizes, and refreshments afterwards at the marina. Call Henlopen Acres Town Hall on 302-227-6411 for more information.

Lewes July 4 Events

Thursday July 4. Old-fashioned games for children begin at 9 a.m. on Second Street. Following the games, the Lewes Independence Day Boat Parade kicks off at 1:30pm traveling along the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal from Roosevelt Inlet to Fisherman’s Wharf. The Lewes July 4 Doo-Dah Parade starts at 5 p.m. at Lloyds Market, Savannah Road. Lewes July 4 Fireworks start at 9 p.m. with the best view from the Roosevelt Inlet to the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal. More information at https://gofourthlewes.org/

The Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal also hosts “Fireworks on the Green,” starting at 6 p.m. at the Lewes Terminal Green. A lawn party will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Local band Glass Onion will play from 6:30-10 p.m., performing classics and contemporary music. Face painting lasts from 6-8:30 p.m., and the fireworks kick off around 9 p.m.

Rehoboth Beach July 4 Fireworks

Rehoboth Beach fireworks Wednesday July 3 typically start at 9:30 p.m. off the beach on the south boardwalk with great views along the entire boardwalk. Best arrive early since, depending on weather, fireworks may be launched any time after 8 p.m. Local band The Funsters will perform live music from 8-9:15 p.m. before the fireworks and after until 11 p.m.