What’s Going on in Delaware this 4th of July?

All of us here at William G. Day Company want you and yours to have a very happy 4th of July weekend. If you’re not sure what you’re doing yet, take a look at the list below and see if you can’t find something the whole family might enjoy. It’s not a full list of everything happening around the state, but it’s a nice sampling.

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July 4th Events

“Let Freedom Ring” New Castle

Also taking place across the country at the Alamo, Pearl Harbor, and Independence Hall, the bell ringing ceremony begins at 1:30. The ceremony commemorates American Independence and special guest speaker Christopher Mlynarczyk, president of the 1st Delaware Regiment. After the bell ringing ceremony a second ceremony will be put on by 13 children ringing bells, representing the 13 colonies.

Admission is free.

Immanuel Church on the Green – 50 Market St. New Castle

“Let Freedom Ring” New Castle

“Fireworks Express”

The Wilmington & Western Railroad is putting on a 4th of July event that is sure to garner attention. Bring your blankets, coolers, and folding chairs aboard the vintage steam train at 7 pm and enjoy the ride on the steam locomotive. The train will pull up to a number of fireworks shows and you’ll be sure to have a blast.

Adult, $20; senior, $19; children, $16; children under 2, free. Reservations required. Call 302-998-1930.

“Fireworks Express”

Fourth of July Fireworks in Newark

The 4th of July celebrations in Newark annually draw about 18,000 people and it gets better every year. This year the UoD Athletic Complex is filled with fun activities for the whole family. Don’t forget to bring your blanket and folding chairs and grab a spot on the lawn somewhere! Live music, an obstacle course, games, rides, and arts and crafts will also be available throughout the day. And the parking is free at the UoD athletic complex. Fireworks commence at dusk.

Admission is free.

University of Delaware

Fourth of July Fireworks

Hockessin Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks

This year is a bit sad for the Hokessin 4th of July Parade and Fireworks as our beloved organizer Kenny Wynn and his assistant are stepping down after this year. For over 25 years he has kept the parade and fireworks show going so we want to be sure to send him off with a great party! Plenty of stuff for the kids to do during the day, including an eating contest, and then fireworks start at dusk.

Admission is free.

Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks

Middletown July 4th Parade and Fireworks

Middletown’s 3rd annual, 4th of July parade and fireworks starts at 10 am this year at the intersection of Broad and Main Streets. Fireworks take place at dusk at Silver Lake Park. The park opens at 6 pm, but you might want to arrive a little early to get a good seat. Non-profit groups will be selling food and 4th of July novelties at the event.

Admission is free.

Middletown July 4th Parade and Fireworks

“Thunder and Rain” in Dover.

A full day of events are planned in Dover this year. Beginning at 9 am and running right through to dusk at 9:20, you won’t be at a loss for activities to do this year.

Admission is free.

“Thunder and Rain”

“Flags on the Moon” in Dover

The Delaware Public Archives will celebrate this 4th of July with local author and former NASA engineer, Jack Clemons, to mark the 46th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landings.

Admission is free.

“Flags on the Moon”

Hopefully by now you have a better understanding of what you want to do this holiday weekend and 4th of July. Remember to celebrate safely and to have a good time! Happy 4th of July, Delaware!