Delaware Fireworks

Here are a few of our favorite spots to watch fireworks light up the Delaware sky on the fourth of July!

But first – a little history. In a July 3rd, 1776 letter to his wife, John Adams declared that the signing of the Declaration of Independence should be a tradition for a great anniversary festival. The celebrations started in Philadelphia, Boston and New York. The holiday fireworks display were a tradition forged by America’s founding fathers – the inaugural show occurred on the commons in Philadelphia with thirteen rockets.

Delaware Fireworks


Which Delaware town is your family favorite for fireworks? Show off your First State holiday fun by tagging your photos with the #LiveDelaware hashtag on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Rehoboth Beach 

  • Inaugural Red, White and Blue 5k to benefit Meals on Wheels, Delaware. (8 am race start)
  • Bandstand at 8pm: US Navy Concert (free)
  • Fireworks at dusk. (Additional Info)

Dewey Beach

  • Firework show will originate on the bayside. Show will begin at dusk. (Additional Info)

Lewes Beach

  • The City of Lewes continues its long tradition of hosting old-fashioned games for children on Second Street beginning at 9 am. The annual boat parade will start at 1:30 pm.

Bethany Beach

  • “Themed” Celebration that includes a parade. Enter your floats and bikes from 9 am to 11:30 am to participate. (Additional info)

Town of Milton

  • Fun for the family all day long at Milton Memorial Park! Starts at 10 am (Additional Info)


  • Festivities all day at the green. Parade starts at 6pm, fireworks to kick off at dusk, around 9:20 pm.


  • Middletown July 4th Parade starts at 10 a.m.
  • The annual fourth of July fireworks are sponsored by the town of Middletown and will be displayed at Silver Lake Park. Firework show to start at dusk. (Additional Info)

Happy Fourth of July! Have fun, shop local and tag your pictures with #LiveDelaware! 

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