Is there a barbecue in your near future? We certainly hope so.  Pair that with fireworks, lawn games, live entertainment and independence day parades, and you’ve got a very good 4th of July in the works.  It all starts this Saturday.  Where will you be heading to celebrate?

Events annotated with the * include fireworks.

July 1

Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield *

5:00pm – 10:00pm

Freedom Fest, entertainment, kid’s activities, military appreciation, food vendors, fireworks

South Main Street Carnival Grounds, Chincoteague *

7:00pm – 11:00pm

Carnival, food vendors, fireworks

Sturgis Park, Snow Hill *

5:30pm – 10:30pm

Bounce house, face painting, food by Snow Hill Rotary Club available for purchase, fireworks

Laurel, MD *

11:00am  – 10:00pm

Fireworks, car show, parade, live entertainment, hot dog eating contest, food and craft vendors, games and activities

Cupola Park, Millsboro*

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Fireworks, live entertainment, food vendors

July 2

Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach *

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Fireworks, live entertainment

Queen Anne’s County High School, Centerville*

9:15pm – 10:00pm


Pell Gardens, Chesapeake City*

5:00pm – 10:00pm

Live entertainment, vendors, fireworks

July 2nd & 3rd

Cape May-Lewes Ferry, Lewes *

6:00pm – 11:00pm

Fireworks cruise, entertainment, food & beverages available for purchase

July 3

The Bulkhead, Rock Hall*

9:00pm – 9:30pm


The Strand, Oxford *

9:00pm – 10:00pm


Willards Elementary School, Willards*

5:00pm – 10:00pm

Live entertainment, food vendors, fireworks

Berlin Falls Park, Berlin *

9:00pm – 10:00pm

Fireworks, vendors at Burley Oak, activities at Berlin First Baptist Church

July 4

Inlet, Ocean City *

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Concert, fireworks

Northside Park, Ocean City *

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Concert, fireworks

Wilmer Park, Chestertown*

9:20pm – 9:40pm


Main Street, Rock Hall

10:00am – 11:00am

Parade with floats, bands, fire trucks

Macky’s, Ocean City

10:00pm – 2:00am

Red, White and Blue theme party, costume contest, dancing, specials

Waterside Village, Easton *

4:00pm – 10:00pm

Carnival, games, food vendors, entertainment, fireworks

Dewey Beach *

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Fireworks viewable from any bayside location in Dewey

Second Street, Lewes

9:00am – 6:00pm

Old fashioned celebration, boat parade, old fashioned games for children, doo-dah parade

Rehoboth Beach Country Club, Rehoboth Beach

7:00am – 9:00am

5K, kiddie k, post race party, fundraiser for Meals on Wheels

Showell Park, Berlin *

9:00pm – 10:00pm


Veterans Memorial, Ocean Pines

8:00am – 2:00pm

OPA Freedom 5K, waterslides, carnival games, moonbounce, live entertainment

Fish Tales, Ocean City

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Hot Dog Eating Contest

Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, Salisbury *

6:05pm – 10:30pm

Delmarva Shorebirds play Lakewood BlueClaws, fireworks

Wicomico County Stadium, Salisbury *

6:30pm – 10:00pm

Red, White & Boom Celebration, food vendors, inflatables, entertainment, fireworks

Seacrets, Ocean City

9:30pm – 10:00pm

Fireworks live entertainment

Great Marsh Park or Long Wharf Park, Cambridge *

8:30pm – 10:00pm

Fireworks over the Choptank River

Lighthouse Sound, Bishopville

6:00pm – 9:00pm

Live entertainment, games, food and drink specials, fireworks from 3 local shows can be viewed in the distance

Chesapeake Heritage & Visitors Center, Chester*

6:00pm – 9:30pm


Downtown, Dover*

9:00am – 9:30pm

Parade, live entertainment, vendors, bounce houses, pony rides, historic walking tours, fireworks

Silver Lake Park, Middletown*

9:00pm – 9:30pm


Milton Memorial Park, Milton

10:00am – 2:00pm

Bike parade, dunk tank, children’s activities, pie baking contest, live entertainment

University of Delaware Athletic Complex, Newark, DE*

6:00pm – 10:00pm

Live entertainment, food vendors, craft vendors, fireworks

George C. Wright Municipal Park, Smyrna*

9:30am – 9:30pm

Parade, carnival, baby contest, fireworks

Bay Avenue, Cape Charles*

10:00am – 9:30pm

Parade, food vendors, craft vendors, live entertainment, cornhole tournament, volleyball tournament, baby competition, fireworks

July 5

Old Hebron Camp Grounds, Hebron *

6:30pm – 10:00pm

Carnival, food vendors, fireworks

Happy 4th of July!