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Fireworks on the Shore 2024

If you're looking to watch fireworks locally, there are several popular spots in the area where you can enjoy dazzling displays of lights and colors. From community parks to waterfront locations, these venues offer the perfect setting to witness the magic of fireworks lighting up the night sky. It's time for families and friends to gather together, spread out blankets and set up chairs to get the best view of the show. Watching fireworks locally is not just about the visual display, but also about the sense of community and togetherness that it fosters. It's a time to celebrate, to marvel at the beauty of the world around us, and to create lasting memories with loved ones. So with out further adieu, here's the best spots to watch fireworks locally!



The 12th annual Red White & Boom and witness one of Delmarva’s most spectacular fireworks shows. Bring out the whole family as there will be music and food vendors. WRDE-FM Coast Country 103.9 & 106.3 will be broadcasting LIVE and playing songs that accompany the fireworks show. The main event will take place at the James M. Bennett High School. Gates open up at 6:00pm and the fireworks will start at 9:15pm on July 4th .

Ocean City

Ocean City is offering plenty of family-friendly firework shows all summer long, with two simultaneous fireworks displays set to take place on Thursday, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day. Admission is free.

Spectators can find one Fourth of July event downtown at the Caroline Street beach, where fireworks will erupt over the ocean, and another uptown at Northside Park, located at 125th Street. Free music celebrations and spectacular fireworks displays will be offered at both locations, with music beginning at 8 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.


The small town of Berlin will celebrate Independence Day one day early on Wednesday, July 3, with a special fireworks display beginning at dusk at Heron Park, located at 10009 Old Ocean City Blvd.

The best viewing spot for the fireworks, recommended by the town, is SonRise Church on westbound Route 50 in Berlin. Attendees are reminded to bring lawn chairs and blankets before settling in for the show.

Snow Hill

The Snow Hill Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Independence Day Celebration from 5-9 p.m., in collaboration with Snow Hill's First Friday event, with a firework display over the river at Sturgis Park on Friday, July 5.

Fireworks are set to kick off after dark and will be best viewed from Sturgis Park. The event will feature music by DJ Smack, freshly grilled food as well as beers from the beer wagon, and a Chamber Plinko Game with fun prizes.



The community is invited to enjoy the fireworks at Legislative Mall on Sunday, July 4.

The American Legion will also host a parade on July Fourth. It will begin at 7 p.m., and the route is along State Street, from Hazel Road to Loockerman Street, then to Federal Street, with the reviewing stand on Legislative Mall.


Fireworks will be launched from a barge off Lewes Beach at dusk Sunday, July 4. People can watch the display anywhere on the beach between Roosevelt Inlet and Cape Henlopen State Park, but the fireworks will also be visible from many spots in town.

Dewey Beach

Highway One will host a fireworks display Sunday, July 4.

Keeping with tradition, the fireworks will launch from a barge in Rehoboth Bay in front of the group’s businesses northbeach and Ivy.

Bethany Beach

Fireworks will launch from the beach off Wellington Parkway at 9:15 p.m. on Monday, July 5. Love Seed Mama Jump will perform at the Bandstand before the fireworks at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, July 4, the 287th Army Band will perform at 7:30 p.m.

There is no parade this year.


The town announced that the fireworks display has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 10. Originally set for this weekend, the town said the delay due to unforeseen circumstances with the company launching the fireworks.

The display starts at dusk and can be seen from multiple points around town.



On July 4, a Fourth of July celebration will take over Mill Point Park in downtown Hampton. The free event starts at 5 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. Attendees can find live music and entertainment, food vendors, games and activities and more. 

Instead of a fireworks show, a drone show will light up the night sky at 9 p.m. 

VA Beach

The July 4th Stars and Stripes Celebration will take over the Virginia Beach Oceanfront from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. You can enjoy the beach, the boardwalk and live music at the 17th, 24th and 31st street parks until 10:30 p.m. Fireworks will be shot from a barge at 9:30 p.m. and can be viewed all along the beach.  


On Thursday, July 4, Colonial Williamsburg is offering free single-day admission tickets to its Historic Area and Art Museums from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   

Events are scheduled to happen throughout the day including readings of the Declaration of Independence, live music and reenactments, and more. 

At 8 p.m., attendees are invited to gather on Palace Green for a celebration of the words and music of the American Revolution, and a dazzling firework display above the Governor's Palace will end the day at 9:30 p.m.

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