If you’re from Delaware, you know we’re “The First State” for many reasons. We were ‘first’ to ratify the Constitution, and we are (in our humble opinions) FIRST when it comes to celebrating our nation’s independence. History is written every year as Delaware’s beaches continue to top themselves, year over year, with amazing July 4th celebrations.
DISCLAIMER: If you are visiting for the weekend and thinking of buying a Delaware beach house, this July 4 may very well seal the deal!
This year, the weekend’s activities are spread out quite nicely with Rehoboth Beach fireworks on Sunday night, July 3, and the good ole fashioned “Norman Rockwell” festivities in Lewes on Monday, July 4.
If it sounds too good to be true, it is – but so is Delaware!
Here’s what’s in store (by no means "all-inclusive" but here are some highlights).
Grab an ice-cold beverage, ice cream cone, or whatever floats your boat (which will also be on display in the Lewes Boat Parade!...), and join the fun!
FRIDAY, July 1
8 p.m. – Air National Guard Band of the Northeast, Rehoboth Beach Bandstand - Start the weekend with proper fanfare!
SATURDAY, July 2
8 a.m. – Noon: Historic Lewes Farmer’s Market
George H.P. Smith Park, Lewes. Visit www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org for more information.
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.: St. Peter’s 50th Annual Art Show
St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 211 Mulberry Street, Lewes
Shuttle available from Shields Elementary School on Savannah Road to the site. Contact 645-8479.
10:30 a.m. – GONE: Lewes Lions Club Chicken BBQ
Beacon Hotel, 514 E. Savannah Road
8 p.m. – Delaware National Guard’s 287th Army Band, Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
SUNDAY, July 3
8 a.m. – 9 a.m.:Yoga in the Park with Dimitra Yoga
Lewes Canalfront Park - Stretch out and get ready for the holiday weekend!
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Farmer’s Market at Nassau Valley Vineyards
32165 Winery Way; www.nassauvalley.com
8 p.m. – The Funsters! Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
9:15 p.m. – Fourth of July Fireworks in Rehoboth Beach
MONDAY, July 4
9 a.m.: Old-Fashioned Children’s Games on Second Street in Lewes
Noon: Bethany Beach’s Independence Day Celebration
Starting with a parade at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Garfield Parkway
1:30 p.m. - Independence Day Boat Parade, Fisherman’s Wharf, Lewes
Contact Lewes Chamber of Commerce at 645-8073
5 p.m. – Doo Dah Parade
Line up in your Fourth Finery at Lloyd’s Market to join in the fun – or get a great vantage point along Kings’ Highway, Second Street, or Savannah Road
8 p.m.: United States Navy Concert Band, Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
So many choices and causes for celebration!
We wish you a safe Fourth of July!