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
If there's a fireworks show that you're aware of but don't see it
listed, e-mail the information to
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Wilmington - June 29 & 30
Kick off the holiday weekend with fireworks and Blue Rocks baseball. For details, go to Bluerocks.com.
Wilmington - July 4
Festivities at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park and along the Riverwalk, including fireworks. The Delaware Symphony Orchestra will perform in
the evening. Family activities are also being planned. Visit www.wilmingtonde.gov/news/news.php?newsID=437.
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. (Rain date July 5, Fireworks only at dusk)
Elsmere - July 7
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.
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
Dover - July 4
Historic exhibits and tours kick off the day, and the celebration ends with a fireworks display starting at about 9:20.
Rehoboth Beach - July 4
2011 Fireworks show along the beach and Boardwalk. Fireworks start about 9:15. For details, visit
Bethany Beach - July 4
Kick off the festivities at Bethany Beach with a parade starting at noon. The day full of events ends with fireworks at dusk.
For more information, Call 302-539-8011 or visit www.townofbethanybeach.com.
Cape May-Lewes Ferry - July 3
Fireworks will illuminate the skies above the Delaware Bay. Special Fireworks Cruises will leave Lewes at 7:15pm. Passenger check-in at 5pm.
Reservations required. Go to capemaylewesferry.com for ticket information, or call 1-800-643-3779 (FERRY).
Rock Hall - July 3
Welcome to the best pyrotechnic display on the East Coast. This is a 35 minute show choreographed to patriotic music. It 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 rockhallmd.com.
Elkton - July 4
Elkton's 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza will be held in Meadow Park on Monday, July 4th. Food will be available for sale after 5:00pm; Music
starts at 7:00pm with Leroy Hawkes and the Hipnotics (classic R&B and Motown) and Fireworks will start at dusk.
Georgetown - July 4
The festivities start at 11 a.m. in San Gabriel Park. Enjoy arts and crafts, live entertainment, and other family-friendly activities until the fireworks display at dusk.
Click here for details.
Chestertown - July 4
The fireworks are at the lagoon on Johnson Hanson Road this year. The event will start at dusk.
Visit Chestertown.com for details.
Baltimore - July 4
The Ports America Chesapeake Fourth Of July Celebration at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor begins at noon, fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Call 1-877-Baltimore or click mdisfun.org for details.
Ocean City - July 4
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 127th Street at Northside Park.
Visit ococean.com for details.
Havre de Grace - July 1
The best parade around starts at 2 p.m on Union Ave. carnivals and a concert will continue the activities until the fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Call 410-939-2100 or visit hdgtourism.com for details.
Chester County - July 4
The annual Treddyffrin Township Fireworks and Concert Festivities will begin at 7:15, with fireworks at 9:30 at Wilson Farm Park.
Call 610-408-3626 or visit Treddyffrin.org for details.
Longwood Gardens - July 3
Enjoy a BBQ from 3:00-7:30 p.m before ending the night with a fireworks display at 9:15.
Visit longwoodgardens.org for details.
Philadelphia - July 4
Kick the celebration off with a Roots concert at 8:30, and end the night with fireworks starting at about 10:30 p.m. along the Ben Franklin Parkway.
Click visitphilly.com for details.
Cape May - July 3
A steel band and drinks kick off the festivities at 7:00 pm. Fireworks will begin at 9 pm launched from a barge in the ocean. The show is free.
Visit capemaytimes.com for details.
Ocean City - July 4
Fireworks at 9pm off 9th St. beach. Visit Ocean City’s website for details.
Sea Isle City - July 4
Fireworks at 9pm at JFK Blvd. & the beach. Click Sea Isle's website for details.