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The Delaware State Fire Marshal reminds you that ALL fireworks are illegal. This 4th of July, leave fireworks where they belong - in the hands of professionals.

1150AM WDEL has compiled the following list of professional fireworks displays throughout the region. In case of bad weather, 1150AM WDEL will announce any event cancellations we receive, but we don't receive them all. Please call the phone number listed to get admission fees and other details, and for verification that the event will occur.

If there's a fireworks show that you're aware of but don't see it listed, e-mail the information to


Wilmington - July 3
Kick off the holiday with fireworks and Blue Rocks baseball. For details, go to

Cape May-Lewes Ferry - July 3
Fireworks will illuminate the skies above the Delaware Bay. Reservations required. Passenger check-in at 5pm. Go to for ticket information, or call 1-800-643-3779 (FERRY). (Rain date July 5.)

Wilmington - July 4
Festivities at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park and along the Riverwalk start at 2 p.m., with fireworks at dusk. For more details, click here.

Newark - July 4
Join the Parks and Recreation Department for a fun filled 4th with live entertainment, food vendors and fireworks. Festivities begin at 6pm. Fireworks at dusk (9pm) at the University of Delaware athletic complex on South College Avenue. Call 302-366-7060 or visit the city of Newark's website.

Hockessin - July 4
Neighborhood relays begin at 7:45 a.m. at Piedmont Fields. Parade on Old Lancaster Pike begins at 3 p.m. Fireworks at Swift Park begin at dusk. For more information, click here.

Middletown - July 4
Middletown Jaycee’s Parade at 10am. Fireworks display at dusk at Silver Lake Park. Non-profit groups will be selling food and 4th of July novelties 6 to 9pm. Or, just bring your chairs and blankets and enjoy your own picnic basket. Pets and open fires are not allowed in the Park. 378-2711 or click here.

Dover - July 4
Historic exhibits and tours kick off the day, and the celebration ends with a fireworks display starting at about 9:25 p.m. For more information or

Smyrna - July 4
Fireworks at dusk at the Little League fields, Duck Creek Parkway

Rehoboth Beach - July 4
Fireworks show along the beach and Boardwalk. Fireworks start about 9:15. For details, visit

Bethany Beach - July 4
During the day, there will be a parade and concert at the bandstand. Then, at the dusk the fireworks will light up the sky! The fireworks can be seen from almost anywhere in Bethany Beach but, it is suggested to view them from the beach or boadwalk. For more information, Call 302-539-8011 x24 or visit

Elsmere - July 5
Fairgrounds Park, Filbert & Dover Avenues. Join us at 4pm for our annual patriotic event for Fun, Music, Food and our Fireworks show at dusk. Get more details on the Town of Elsmere's website.


Rock Hall - July 3
Fireworks can be viewed from the Bay and from anywhere in Rock Hall Harbor. Free! 9pm - Rock Hall Harbor. For details, call 410-778-1342 or visit

Elkton - July 4
Elkton's 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza will be held in Meadow Park on July 4th. For more details, click here.

Chesapeake City - July 4
Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. For more information, click here.

Georgetown - July 4
Boat parade begins at 5 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. They can be seen from Georgetown marinas. Call (410) 778-0416 for more details. For more details, click here.

Chestertown - July 4
Fireworks can be seen along the Chester River and Wilmer Park, beginning at dusk. Visit for details.

Baltimore - July 4
The Ports America Chesapeake Fourth Of July Celebration at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor begins at 7 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Call 1-877-Baltimore or click here.

Ocean City - July 4
UPDATE: Moved to Saturday
Enjoy a free concert at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. downtown on the beach at North Division Street and simultaneously, uptown at 125th Street at Northside Park. Visit for details.

Ocean Pines - July 4
Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. can be view from The Pavilions, Most Blessed Sacrament School, Showell Elementary School, Community Church in Ocean Pines

Havre de Grace - July 6
The parade around starts at 2 p.m. and a concert will continue the activities until the fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Call 410-939-4362 or visit for details.


Chester County - July 4
The annual Treddyffrin Township Fireworks and Concert Festivities will begin at 7 p.m., with fireworks at dusk at Wilson Farm Park. Call 610-408-3626 or visit for details.

Longwood Gardens - July 4
Fireworks and Fountains show begins at 9:15 p.m. Visit for details.

Philadelphia - July 4
Kick the celebration off with a concert at 7 p.m., and end the night with fireworks starting at about 10:30 p.m. along the Ben Franklin Parkway. Click for details.


Cape May - July 3 & 4
Fireworks begin at dusk. Fireworks cruise trips are also available. Visit for details.

Atlantic City - July 4
UPDATE: Moved to Sunday
9:30 p.m. The show is 20 minutes long and will be visible throughout Absecon Island. The gorgeous, multi-hued pyrotechnics will originate from four separate locations: the beach near New Hampshire Avenue; Martin Luther King Boulevard; Hartford Avenue; and from the Marina District. For more details, click here.

Ocean City - July 4
UPDATE: Moved to Saturday
Kite flying competition starts at 7 p.m., followed by fireworks at 9:30 p.m. off 9th St. beach. Call (609) 525-9300 for more information, or visit

Sea Isle City - July 4
Festivities include a concert at the Excursion Park Band Shell at 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9 p.m. Visit Sea Isle's website for details.

Wildwood - July 4
UPDATE: Moved to Saturday
On the Beach at Pine Avenue at 10 p.m. Free. Visible from almost anywhere in the Wildwoods! Call 609.729.9000 or visit for details.

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