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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bethany Beach - July 4
There will be a parade, horseshoe contest, and live music at the bandstand starting at noon. 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 www.townofbethanybeach.com.
Cape May-Lewes Ferry - July 3 & 5
Fireworks will illuminate the skies above the Delaware Bay. Cruise to NJ on Friday, July 3, and to Rehoboth on Sunday, July 5. Reservations required. Passenger check-in at 5pm. Go to capemaylewesferry.com for ticket information, or call 1-800-643-3779 (FERRY).
Dewey Beach - July 4
Fireworks at dusk, viewable from anywhere in Dewey.
Dover - July 4
Historic exhibits and tours kick off the day at 4:30pm, plus food, vendors, music, and a parade. The celebration ends with a fireworks display starting at about 9:25 p.m. For more information or Dover4thofjuly.com.
Elsmere - July 3
Fairgrounds Park, Filbert & Dover Avenues. Join us at 5pm 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.
Hockessin - July 4
Neighborhood relays begin at 7:30 a.m. at Hockessin Public Library Fields. Parade on Old Lancaster Pike begins at 3 p.m. Fireworks at Hockessin Public Library Fields begin at dusk. For more information, click here.
Laurel - July 4
Food vendors along Central Avenue beginning at 4pm. Parade at 5pm, followed by cornhole contest, pie eating contest, and Little Miss Independence in Market Square Park. Fireworks spectacular duck. For more information, call 203-875-2277 or click here.
Middletown - July 4
Middletown Jaycee’s Parade at 10am. Fireworks display at dusk at Silver Lake Park. 378-2711 or click here.
Newark - July 4
Join the Parks and Recreation Department for a fun filled 4th with live entertainment and vendors beginning 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.
Smyrna - July 4
With food, game vendors, and entertainment at James T. Vaughn Little League Park. Fireworks begin at dusk.
Wilmington - July 3
Kick off the holiday with fireworks and Blue Rocks baseball. For details, go to Bluerocks.com.
Rehoboth Beach - July 5
Fireworks show along the beach and Boardwalk. Fireworks start about 9:15. For details, visit DowntownRehoboth.com.
Baltimore - July 4
Commemorate Independence Day with live music and celebratory fireworks in the heart of downtown Baltimore. The Fourth of July Celebration takes place at Baltimore's Inner Harbor from 7pm to 10pm. Call 1-877-Baltimore or click here.
Chesapeake City - July 3
Concert at the bandstand at Pell Gardens at 5:30 p.m. Parade begins at 7 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. For more information, click here.
Chestertown - July 4
Fireworks can be seen along the Chester River and Wilmer Park, beginning at dusk. Visit Chestertown.com for details.
Georgetown - July 4
Boat parade begins at 5 p.m. Fireworks at dusk. They can be seen from Georgetown marinas and the bridge. Call (410) 778-0416 or click here.
Havre de Grace - July 5
Parade at 2 p.m. from Union Ave. Concert at Tydings Park at 7pm, followed by fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m. Call 410-939-4362 or visit hdgtourism.com 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 ococean.com for details.
Ocean Pines - July 4
Music, food, games, prizes, water slides and more at Veterans Memorial Park 10am-2pm. Fireworks at 9:15 p.m. can be view from The Pavilions, Most Blessed Sacrament School, Showell Elementary School, Community Church. For details, click here.
Rock Hall - July 3
Fireworks over the harbor at 9pm. Additional festivities including parade, horseshoe tournament, talent show and more on Saturday, July 4th. For details, call 410-778-1342 or visit rockhallmd.com.
Salisbury - July 3
Fireworks at Shorebirds Stadium following the game. Game begins at 6:35pm. Visit theshorebirds.com.
Philadelphia - July 4
Parade at 11am. Party on the Parkway Noon to 7pm. Philly 4th of July Jam at 7pm, followed by the Grand Finale Fireworks over the Philadelphia Museum of Art at about 10:30 p.m. Click visitphilly.com for details.
Atlantic City - July 3 & 4
Two days of fireworks! Friday, July 3rd on the beach and boardwalk. Saturday, July 4th at the Marina. Both shows at 9:30pm. For more details, click here.
Cape May - July 3 & 4
Fireworks at 9pm from the Cape May Convention Hall. Visit capemayresort.com for details.
Ocean City - July 4
Kite flying competition starts at 6 p.m., followed by entertainment. Fireworks at 10 p.m. on the boardwalk. Call (609) 525-9300 for more information, or visit oceancityvacation.com.
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. at the 50th Street Beach. Visit Sea Isle's website for details.
Wildwood - July 4
Weekend-long festivities include a craft show, Patriotic Boardwalk run/walk, parade and more. Fireworks on Saturday, 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 wildwoodsnj.com for details.