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!


  • Show Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *


You May Also Like

Peace, Love & Poetry – Coming to World Cafe Live – Wilmington, DE – December 1st, 2016

"A Soul Opera...telling stories of love & life through songs and poetry!"Local and regional ...

2017 Ladybug Music Festival

The exclusively female-fronted music festival, has seen its downtown Wilmington summertime crowds grow by ...

20th Annual DCAD Student Exhibition

More than 800 paintings, drawings, sculptures, graphic projects, interior designs and other works are ...

Ladybug Music Festival is Expanding

The exclusively female-fronted music festival, has seen its downtown Wilmington summertime crowds grow by ...

300-101   400-101   300-320   300-070   300-206   200-310   300-135   300-208   810-403   400-050   640-916   642-997   300-209   400-201   200-355   352-001   642-999   350-080   MB2-712   400-051   C2150-606   1Z0-434   1Z0-146   C2090-919   C9560-655   642-64   100-101   CQE   CSSLP   200-125   210-060   210-065   210-260   220-801   220-802   220-901   220-902   2V0-620   2V0-621   2V0-621D   300-075   300-115   AWS-SYSOPS   640-692   640-911   1Z0-144   1z0-434   1Z0-803   1Z0-804   000-089   000-105   70-246   70-270   70-346   70-347   70-410  

Copyright © 2020
Designed and Developed in Partnership with
Tapp Network - Mission-driven Marketing & Technology
Located in Wilmington, DE