Jeff and Erika fill you firework celebrations happening around the Delaware and Maryland beaches!
- Berlin: Sunday, July 3, at dusk, Heron Park, 10009 Old Ocean City Boulevard.
- Ocean City: On Saturday July 3 – Sundae’s in the Park Independence Day Celebration – celebrate Independence Day at Northside Park during Ocean City’s Sundae’s in the Park Concert series. Sundae’s in the Park will feature a 7 p.m. concert by “Mike Hines & the Look” and an intimate firework show at 9 p.m. July 5 – American Idol Star Jay Copeland Performs at Northside Park. Enjoy a FREE concert by American Idol Star and Salisbury native Jay Copeland at 8 p.m. Delmarva’s very own Idol will rock the house with crowd favorites to celebrate the holiday with his fun and upbeat energy. (Note: There will be no fireworks featured during or after the July 5th concert at Northside Park). July 5 – Downtown on the Beach & Boardwalk. Music at the Caroline Street Stage will kick off at 8 p.m. with the unique fireworks show beginning at 9 :30 p.m. The show’s rare features will be a departure from a traditional display, and will include new fireworks features by Celebration Fireworks Company. Unlike traditional firework displays, this year’s show will include a few surprises. To capture the show as the spectacle it should be, you will need to enjoy the celebratory display from the beach between the amusement pier and 3rd Street.
- Ocean Pines: Monday, July 4, 5-8:45 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, 11144 Cathell Road. This year’s event will feature carnival games, dry slides and bounce houses for children, plus live music and food and drink vendors. Children’s wristbands are $10 and are good for all slides and bounce houses. Wristbands will be required for those attractions only. All sales will be cash only. General admission is free and open to the public. Fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:15 p.m. and go until roughly 9:45 p.m. The fireworks will launch from the north side of the pond, by Cathell Road. A viewing zone will be fenced off from Manklin Creek Road to the Veterans Memorial. There will be no viewing along Ocean Parkway, from Cathell Road to Manklin Creek Road. There will also be a “safe zone” marked by an orange fence, from the pond to the firehouse. No one may enter the marked area. Guests may bring lawn chairs and blankets. Parking will be available in the area near the Ocean Pines Library and Taylor Bank. Parking will not be allowed along Ocean Parkway. Limited handicapped parking will be available in a marked area just south of the Sports Core Pool.
- Bethany Beach: Monday, July 4, downtown, at dusk.
- Lewes: Monday, July 4: A full day of festive fun will begin in Lewes on Second Street with old-fashioned kids’ games from 9 a.m. to noon. Then, people typically line the railings along the canal to watch the Independence Day Boat Parade from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The evening kicks off with the annual makeshift Doo-Dah Parade, which leaves from Manila Avenue down Kings Highway. It usually takes off at about 5 p.m., but it is also often at the whims of the organizers. Fireworks will launch from a barge in the bay off Savannah Beach at about 8:30 p.m. The fireworks can be seen throughout town, especially at higher elevations. The bridges at Savannah Road and Freeman Highway will be closed, so it may be wise to park downtown and walk toward the fireworks if possible.
- Rehoboth Beach: Sunday, July 3. Festivities begin at 8 pm with a live performance at the bandstand. A fireworks display created by Zambelli Fireworks will launch at approximately 9:30 pm, but be aware that, depending on weather conditions, fireworks could launch as early as 8 pm or later than 9:30. Fireworks are launched from south of Rehoboth Avenue and are visible up and down the beach and boardwalk.
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