Looking for a place to watch the fireworks this Independence Day? Below is a list of dates, times and locations of Fourth of July events being held this year across Delmarva.
If you are aware of a fireworks show that is not already listed below, please email information about it to email@example.com so it can be added to the list. For specific questions or details about any of the below listed events, readers are advised to contact their town or city halls with inquiries.
- Berlin: Monday, July 3, 9:15-9:30 p.m.; Berlin Falls Park on Old Ocean City Boulevard. P
- Cambridge: Tuesday, July 4, Dusk; Choptank River Waterfront. Best viewing spots include Great Marsh Park and Long Wharf Park.
- Centreville: Sunday, July 2, 9:15 p.m. at Queen Anne’s County High School bus loop
- Chester: Tuesday, July 4, 6-9:30 p.m., Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center, 425 Piney Narrows Road.
- Chestertown: Tuesday, July 4, Dusk; Chester River Waterfront. Wilmer Park is a good viewing spot for the event. In case of rain, fireworks are delayed until there is a break in the weather. There is no rain date.
- Crisfield: Saturday, July 1, 5-10 p.m.; Somers Cove Marina. A family event with food, arts and crafts, a military veteran slideshow, patriotic music, kids activities, games on the beach, and finally, a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m. Admission is free, but it is recommended that you bring your own lawn chair. For more information call 410-968-2500.
- Easton: Tuesday, July 4, 4-10 p.m.; Easton Carnival & 4th of July Celebration. St. Michaels Road and Waterside Drive (behind Target). Fireworks show begins at dusk.
- Hebron: Wednesday, July 5, 9:30 p.m..; Hebron Carnival Grounds.
- Ocean City: Tuesday, July 4; Concert and Fireworks on the Beach. Concert at 8 p.m. followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m.; Downtown on the beach at North Division Street AND uptown at Northside Park on 125th Street. For more information, call 1-800-626-2326 or the Ocean City Department of Recreation & Parks at 410-250-0125.
- Ocean Pines: Tuesday, July 4, 9 p.m.; Showell Park, 11281 Racetrack Road. Recommended viewing locations are Showell Elementary School, the Community Church at Ocean Pines, Most Blessed Sacrament School and The Pavilions. Rain date: Wednesday, July 5. For more information call 410-641-7717.
- Oxford: Monday, July 3, Dusk; Tred Avon Yacht Club.
- Rock Hall: Monday, July 3, 9 p.m. Rain date: Wednesday, July 5.
- Salisbury: Tuesday, July 4, 9:15 p.m.; Red, White and BOOM Fireworks Show at Wicomico County Stadium across from the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center.
- Salisbury: Tuesday, July 4. Fireworks at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium following the 6:05 p.m. Delmarva Shorebirds game.
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- Snow Hill: Saturday, July 1, 5:30- 9:15 p.m.; Food and activities at Sturgis Memorial Park on River Street. Fireworks begin at dusk, which will be at around 9:15 p.m. Neon glow sticks, necklaces and bracelets will be sold. For more information call 410-632-2080.
- St. Michaels: Saturday, July 1, 7-10 p.m.; Fireworks and Big Band Night at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Admission: $10 for non-members and $6 for members and member guests. Admission falls to $2 after 8:45 p.m. Rain date: Sunday, July 2. For more information call 410-745-2916.
- Bethany Beach: Tuesday, July 4. Fireworks at dusk and are best viewed from the beach or boardwalk.
- Cape May-Lewes Ferry: Sunday, July 2, Fireworks Cruise. Cruise departs Lewes at 7:15 p.m.. Fireworks will illuminate the skies over the Delaware Bay. Return to Lewes at 11 p.m. For more information go here. For reservations call 1-800-643-3779.
- Dewey Beach: Tuesday, July 4, 9 p.m. Northbeach Restaurant, McKinley Street on the Bay.
- Dover: Tuesday, July 4, 9:20 p.m.; Legislative Hall. Tours, food and more from 9 a.m.- 10 p.m.. For a full list of activities, click here.
- Laurel: Tuesday, July 4, 8 a.m.: Prayer breakfast at Abbott’s on Broad Creek; 5 p.m.: The Band Chain Break will perform in Market Square Park Bandstand; 6 p.m.: Little Miss Independence Pageant; 7 p.m.: Parade will begin. “Let Freedom Ring” is the theme this year; 8 p.m. until fireworks: Band Chain Break will continue to perform; 9:25 p.m.: fireworks will begin.
- Middletown: Tueday, July 4, 6-9 p.m. Fireworks display at dusk/dark at Silver Lake Park. No personal fireworks, dogs, open flames, allowed in the park. Rain date July 5.
- Millsboro: Saturday, July 1, 6-10 p.m.; Cupola Park. Fireworks at dusk.
- Milton: Tuesday, July 4, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Family-friendly patriotic celebration in Milton Memorial Park. A highlight of the festivities is the bike decorating contest and bike parade at 11 a.m. Grand prizes of two brand new bikes will be awarded to the winners – one each to the best boy and girl entries. All decorated bike contestants must register by 10:45 a.m. at Irish Eyes Restaurant and Pub in Milton on the back patio. Other festivities include a dunk tank, a cake walk and free games and activities for children. Children will enjoy train rides, relay and sack races and a variety of competitions including the “Chess Tent” where children can develop their chess skills and play matches. The “Milton’s Best” Pie Baking Contest has three competitive categories – professional, amateur, and children 12 and under. Bring your favorite Red, White or Blue themed pie to the Hospitality Tent between 9 and 10 a.m. All pies must be homemade, have a red, white or blue filling and not require refrigeration. Prizes and certificates will be awarded to the winners. Musical entertainment at the gazebo will feature Milton’s own Walt Hetfield known for his Buddy Holly Tribute. His group will perform patriotic songs and Americana 1950’s rock and roll. DJ Jerry B, from Affordable Wedding Entertainment, will also keep the music flowing. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase food from on-site vendors.
- Newark: Tuesday, July 4, 6-10 p.m. Live musical entertainment begins at 6 p.m. Fine arts and crafts booths are available to browse and games abound for the kids. Fireworks begin at dusk at University of Delaware’s David M. Nelson Athletic Complex on South College Avenue at Del. 896 (near Delaware Stadium). Rain date July 5, fireworks only.
- Rehoboth Beach: Sunday, July 2, 9:15 p.m.. Fireworks will be launched from the beach and will be visible up and down the boardwalk and beach. Live entertainment before and after fireworks at the Bandstand. Depending on the weather, the fireworks may launch anytime after 8 p.m.
- Smyrna: Tuesday, July 4. Parade and fireworks. Parade will start at 9:30 a.m., on South Street and end at Smyrna Municipal Park. Park anywhere between there. Fireworks will be held at dusk at the Little League fields, with parking available at Smyrna High and Smyrna Middle schools.
- Cape Charles: Tuesday, July 4, Festivities begin at 8 a.m. and will take place along Bay Avenue with a parade at 10 a.m. Firefworks after dark at the harbor/beach. Rate date July 5, fireworks only.
- Chincoteague Island: Saturday, July 1; Chincoteague Carnival Grounds. Fireworks to begin at 10 p.m.. Carnival open from 7-11 p.m. Click here for more information.