All throughout the weekend of Independence Day, Rehoboth Beach and the surrounding area band together to put on a spectacular collection of parades, fireworks shows, festivals, charity events, and more. In short, the beaches of Delaware are a fantastic place to spend your Fourth of July having fun and celebrating everything that makes us proud to be Americans! Read on below to learn more about what you’ll encounter during your July 4th holiday weekend in Rehoboth Beach!
Kick Off Your Independence Day Festivities in Style!
In Rehoboth and its neighboring beaches, Independence Day isn’t just celebrated on the day of; there are tons of fun activities to do in the days leading up to the holiday! On Saturday, July 1st, Lewes Beach will hold the St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Annual Art Show, where over one hundred artists will come to the area to showcase their paintings, jewelry, photographs, ceramics, and other art pieces and goods from 9:00am until 3:00pm.
Then, on each night of the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th of July, you can catch a wonderful fireworks display from just about any of Delaware’s beaches. Rehoboth Beach will be launching fireworks not only on the 4th, but on Sunday, July 2nd at 9:15pm as well in Downtown Rehoboth. Before and after the fireworks, you can enjoy live music and entertainment at the Bandstand.
Alternatively, you can see the fireworks from the waters of Delaware Bay by reserving your spot on the Lewes Ferry for the annual July 3rd Fireworks Cruise. Listen to live music, eat and drink, and marvel at the fireworks during this event, which lasts from 6:45pm until 11:00pm. Fireworks go off at around 9:00pm to 9:30pm. A word of advice: bring a beach chair with you so that you have guaranteed seating on the boat!
On the day of July 4th, you can revel in an all-day celebration in Lewes Beach. Beginning at 9:00am, the city hosts old-fashioned games for children on Second Street, during which time the street closes and vintage amusements are enjoyed. Then, the Lewes Independence Day Boat Parade floats down the Lewes-Rehoboth canal, making its way from Roosevelt Inlet to Fisherman’s Wharf from 1:30pm to 2:00pm. Later on at 5:00pm, the Doo Dah Parade takes places—a family-friendly event where spectators enjoy a parade with silly floats and antics.
As for the fireworks themselves, you can enjoy them at about 9:00pm on all of the local beaches, including Dewey Beach, Rehoboth Beach, and Bethany Beach. The best views for these fireworks will be near the bay, so plan accordingly!
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Visiting Rehoboth Beach for Independence Day? Here are a few events that we wanted you to know about while visiting our beach for the 4th of July. Take a second to check these out: Your Independence Day will be great no matter which one you choose!
Lewes’s Annual Doo-Dah Parade
Before fireworks and night-time festivities, join the Rehoboth community in downtown Lewes for its annual Doo-Daha Parade. The parade will begin at 5pm, and spectators have the choice to either watch from sidewalk or join in. Whatever you decided, it will be a fun way to celebrate Independence Day with your loved ones!
Dewey Beach Fireworks
Catch a fireworks show at Dewey Beach! Fireworks will be set off from a barge in the bay and will be visible from any bar or restaurant along the bayside in Dewey. The show will begin at dusk, around 9:00pm, on the bayside. Parking will not be provided, but the Jolly Trolley will be running! Take a nice walk, find a great spot and enjoy this classic show.
Old Fashioned 4th of July
This free event also takes place in downtown Lewes. Going from 9am-6pm on Second Street, this family-friendly event features children’s games and an Independence Day decorated-boat parade on the canal which starts at 2pm. Make sure your kiddos don’t miss this event!
2nd Annual Red White & Blue 5k & Kiddie K
Join Rehoboth Beach Country Club for a fun-filled morning celebrating the 4th of July at this beautiful country club. This event is a 3.1 mile run/walk through a residential neighborhood surrounding the golf course. Afterwards, join other participants for a post-race party that will take place in the back of the club house! Registration opens up at 7:00 am, the Kiddie K start at 7:55 am, and the adult race begins at 8:00 am. Celebrate Independence Day with this active event!
Don’t hesitate to contact us while making your 4th of July festivity plans! We want to make sure locals and tourists alike have the info they need to have the best time while spending a day on our beach.