The Fourth of July is next weekend if you can believe it, and with the holiday falling on a Saturday, it’s sure to be a big celebration wherever you choose to go. We’re big believers in planning ahead, particularly for crowded events like the fireworks displays for the 4th of July. Delmarva is teeming with Independence Day Celebrations, from St. Michaels to Lewes and everywhere in between. Salisbury, Ocean Pines, Snow Hill, Ocean City…you name it, there’s an event to attend next weekend in your finest red, white and blue attire. Take a look, pick your favorite, and start planning you weekend celebrations now…
Red, White & Boom in Salisbury
If you plan on celebrating Independence Day in Salisbury, we suggest heading to the Wicomico County Stadium (across from the Wicomico Civic Center) for the Red White and Boom celebration. Hosted by 93.5 The Beach, this free event includes tons of fun for the kids with clowns, jugglers, magicians, three bounce houses, face painting, balloon fun, and more, including the Kids Kazoo Parade. Food vendors will also be on site selling local favorites, including Cake Art, Nice Cream Creamery, and Big Al’s, to name a few. Fireworks begin at 9:15pm. Perhaps the best part…plenty of parking! Parking is available at both the Civic Center and Wi-Hi.
4th of July Celebration & Day of Fun in Ocean Pines
The Ocean Pines Recreation & Parks Department invites you out Saturday, July 4 for a day of celebrations and activities. The day will include a DJ, face painting, water slides, carnival games, refreshments and more. Unlimited slide rides are available for $6. Tickets will also be sold for additional games and rides. The event will be held from 10am until 2pm at the Sports Core Pool on Cathell Road.
Fireworks at Showell Park
Fireworks begin at 9:15 pm on Saturday, July 4 at Showell Park in Ocean Pines. Parking and outdoor viewing areas will be available at Showell Elementary School, The Community Church at Ocean Pines, Most Blessed Sacrament School, The Pavilions and St. John Neumann Church. Earlier in the day, enjoy a fun filled day of music, food, games, prizes and more at Veterans Memorial Park from 10 am to 2pm.
July 4th Concert & Fireworks at Northside Park
North Ocean City will enjoy the annual celebrations at Northside Park, which includes a free concert at 8pm followed by fireworks at 9:30pm. For more information, call 410-251-0125.
4th of July Concert & Fireworks on the Beach
Each year, the Town of Ocean City puts on a dazzling display for thousands and thousands of locals and visitors. The festivities begin at 8pm with a free concert followed by the fireworks display at 9:30pm. Fireworks will be visible from up and down the beach and boardwalk, as well as from the bay if you are lucky enough to nab a boat for viewing. Parking will undoubtedly be tough with traffic at a standstill before and after the fireworks so plan ahead!
First Friday in Snow Hill
Snow Hill is getting a head start on the celebrations on July 3rd with their First Friday Gallery Walk and Fireworks display. The Gallery Walk begins at 5pm, with downtown stores staying open until 8pm. Celebrations will also be taking place at Sturgis Park starting at 5pm with food and beverages provided by various community organizations. Enjoy fireworks over the Pocomoke River starting at 9:15pm. Parking is available at public lots on Green and Washington Streets.
4th of July Block Party in Downtown Cambridge
Cambridge Public Radio is celebrating the official launch of WHCP 101.5 FM with a block party on Poplar Street in Cambridge on July 4th. The event will include live music, games, refreshments and giveaways from 11am to 2pm. In honor of the launch of 101.5 FM, the station will be giving out 101.5 free hot dogs to kids 12 and under.
Fireworks in Cambridge
The fireworks will take place over the scenic Choptank River in Cambridge on Saturday, July 4th starting at 9pm. For the best views, head to Great Marsh Park and Long Wharf Park. Before the fireworks show, enjoy a free concert at Long Wharf Park by the Mid-Shore Community Band. The show starts at 7pm.
Easton Fireworks & Carnival
Easton will celebrate in style with a carnival and fireworks display. Rides, food and entertainment will be available from 4pm to 11pm, with the fireworks show at dusk. Festivities will be held between Target and St. Michaels Road.
Fireworks and Big Band Night in St. Michaels
Further north on the Eastern Shore, St. Michaels is planning its annual Big Band Night with The Shades of Blue Orchestra on July 4th. Two vocalists will join the 18-piece band as they perform at the Tolchester Beach Bandstand. The show runs from 7pm to 10pm, with fireworks at dusk.
Lewes’ Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
The City of Lewes celebrates 4th of July with an extra helping of history. Lewes’ Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration includes a host of old-fashioned games for kids on Second Street, starting at 9am. After the games, enjoy the Lewes Independence Day Boat Parade. The parade winds its way down the Lewes-Rehoboth canal to Fisherman’s Wharf where boats will be judged on their best use of patriotic decorations. Later in the day, head to Manilla Drive for the annual Doo-Dah Parade, which starts at 5pm.
Bethany Beach 4th of July Parade
In Bethany Beach, expect celebrations all day long as the town holds their 32nd Annual Independence Day Celebration and Fourth of July Parade. Set for Saturday, July 4th, the theme of this year’s parade is Let Freedom Ring. The parade begins at noon at the intersection of Pennsylvania and Garfield Parkway, making a two-mile route through the town. Expect five marching bands and six entertainment groups. After the parade, stick around for the horseshoe throwing contest at 2pm, the Vigilantes performing on the Bandstand at 7:30pm, and for the main event, the fireworks at dusk.
Downtown Rehoboth Fireworks
Rehoboth Beach Main Street will be celebrating all weekend-long, with their main event scheduled for Sunday, July 5. The fireworks display starts at 9:15pm, with live entertainment at the Bandstand before and after the show. For information on parking, click here.