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

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Wilmington - June 28
Kick off the holiday with fireworks and Blue Rocks baseball. For details, go to

Wilmington - July 4
Festivities at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park and along the Riverwalk start at 4 p.m. Macy Gray will perform in the evening. Fireworks start at 9:45 p.m. For more details, call (302) 547-9526 or 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 8 a.m. at Swift Park. 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.

Smyrna/Clayton - July 4
Parade on Main Street in Clayton at 9:30am. Festival at Wright Park after the parade. Fireworks at dusk at the Vaughn Baseball Complex on Duck Creek Parkway.

Dover - July 4
Historic exhibits and tours kick off the day, and the celebration ends with a fireworks display starting at about 9:20. Call (302) 674-7579 for more information or

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

Dewey Beach - July 4
Fireworks will be set off shortly after 9pm from two barges off the shoreline and will be visible to the Dewey Beach and surrounding area.

Laurel - July 4
Downtown Laurel at dusk.

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 x24 or visit

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 for ticket information, or call 1-800-643-3779 (FERRY).

Elsmere - July 6
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
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

Due to inclement weather, the July 4, 2013 Fireworks event has been cancelled.

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.

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 4 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Call 1-877-Baltimore or click 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 125th Street at Northside Park. Visit for details.

Salisbury - July 4
Salisbury University Athletic Complex. "Americana Avenue" (on Wayne Street) opens at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks at dusk.

Salisbury - July 4
Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, following the Delmarva Shorebirds game.

Havre de Grace - July 6
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 410-939-4362 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 9:15 p.m. at Wilson Farm Park. Call 610-408-3626 or visit for details.

Longwood Gardens - July 3
Fireworks and Fountains show begins at 9:15 p.m. Visit for details.

Philadelphia - July 4
Kick the celebration off with a Roots 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.

Ocean City - July 4
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
Fireworks at 9pm at JFK Blvd. & the beach. Call (609) 263-0050 for more information, or click Sea Isle's website for details.

Wildwood - July 4
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.

Atlantic City - July 4
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.

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