It’s hard to believe summer is flying by and July is soon approaching. With the Fourth of July celebrations starting this weekend, it’s time to find a fireworks display near you. Is there anything better than snuggling up on a blanket while watching vibrant pyrotechnics, synchronized to patriotic music? We think not!
Here is a list of Firework shows across Delmarva to help you make the most out of the most ‘Merica holiday there is.
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.
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.
Dewey Beach: Tuesday, July 4, 9 p.m. Northbeach Restaurant, McKinley Street on the Bay.
Bethany Beach: Tuesday, July 4. Fireworks at dusk and are best viewed from the beach or boardwalk.
Millsboro: Saturday, July 1, 6-10 p.m.; Cupola Park. Fireworks at dusk.
Smyrna: Tuesday, July 4. Parade, carnival and fireworks. Parade will start at 9:30 a.m., at St. Polycarp Church on South Street near Smyrna Elementary School. Carnival at 10 a.m. in George C. Wright Municipal Park. Fireworks will be held at dusk on Duck Creek Parkway, Smyrna, with parking available at Smyrna High and Smyrna Middle schools.
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.
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.
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.
Salisbury: Tuesday, July 4. Fireworks at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium following the 6:05 p.m. Delmarva Shorebirds game. Also, 9:15 p.m.; Red, White and BOOM Fireworks Show at Wicomico County Stadium across from the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center.
Berlin: Monday, July 3, 9:15-9:30 p.m.; Berlin Falls Park on Old Ocean City Boulevard.
Cambridge: Tuesday, July 4, Dusk; Choptank River Waterfront. Best viewing spots include Great Marsh Park and Long Wharf Park.