Staying in town this 4th of July? You’ll need to find a place to see the fireworks and you’ve got choices! As usual, we’ve got you covered, from small shows to grandiose performances and pyrotechnics on the riverfront, we’ll fill you in on the places to be this Independence Day that are sure to light up the night!

Wilmington Independence Day Celebration 

Wednesday, July 4th

(Summarized from the full article on DelawareOnline)

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra will return to Wilmington’s Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park July 4 for the city’s Independence Day celebration on the Riverfront — the first time the orchestra has participated since 2012.

Tradition will reign supreme with Delaware Symphony Orchestra focusing on American composers at the 8 p.m. show, which precedes the 9:30 p.m. fireworks display over the Christina River.

If you’ve always wanted to munch on popcorn while dancing to the Delaware Symphony Orchestra in a glow-in-the-dark onesie, this is the time. It kicks off at 12:30 p.m. with tours of the Kalmar Nyckel, local bands, food vendors and children’s games with Riverboat Queen and River Taxi cruises also available. Constitution Yards Beer Garden will feature Smyrna-based cover act Country By Night starting at 5 p.m., running until the fireworks begin.

Wilmington Blue Rocks Post-Game Fireworks

Tuesday, July 3

There’s no better way to celebrate the USA than hot dogs and baseball! If you haven’t already, now is your chance to grab tickets to see the Wilmington Blue Rocks on July 3rd which will feature a post-game fireworks show following the 6:35 p.m. game against Winston-Salem Dash at Frawley Stadium.

This is truly the event of a lifetime! You’ll be sure to hit a home run with the family by having your 4th of July at Frawley Stadium. Don’t miss your chance to see the fireworks light up the night (and the stadium) this fourth of July, get your tickets now!

Wilmington Fireworks Express at the Wilmington & Western Railroad

Wednesday, July 4th

Ready for the ride of a lifetime? This year, you can watch the fireworks show at the Wilmington & Western Railroad! Perfect for not only the kids but adults alike! Starting at 7:00 PM, you can embark on a short train ride from the Greenbank Station to Hockessin for the annual fireworks show. The train will return at approximately 11 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance here.

Hockessin 4th of July Festival

Wednesday, July 4th

For the ultimate package, and for an earlier start to the festivities, You might want to stop by the Hockessin Fourth of July festival! Starting at 2:30 PM, there’s sure to be something for all ages with a food truck festival which will provide all types of food options, activities for the kids such as games, live entertainment, and for the adults a full beer garden! But that’s not all! There will be a parade promptly at 3:00 PM and full fireworks show at dusk! Plus, there’s no better place to be launching off pyrotechnics than at the fire station itself!

Elsmere Independence Day Celebration

Wednesday, July 4th

If you’re closer to Elsmere or are looking to take a stroll in the park for the 4th of July, Elsmere Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks at Fairgrounds Park (Filbert and Dover avenues) will begin at 5 p.m. There will be loads of games, food trucks and vendors complete with fireworks at dusk!

So don’t hesitate! Whether it’s a family outing to the ballgame to watch fireworks after the game, a nice stroll through the park, or a festival on the waterfront, make your plans now so that you don’t miss out on Wilmington’s greatest festivities this 4th of July! Be sure to tag us in those amazing posts that go BOOM with #WilmToday and you could be featured on our Instagram!

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