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Where to Watch Fireworks

It’s almost Independence Day and this year is bound to be extra exciting. With most people missing out last year due to events being cancelled and having to social distance you can bet that people will be making the most of the holiday this year. The first Sunday in July is sure to be filled with parties, barbeques, family and of course, fireworks. I know no one wants to miss out this year so I decided to compile a list of some of the best local places to see fireworks this year! So don’t worry about searching around for the best places to watch fireworks. I have them all right here for you! Make sure to comment if you know of any places that aren’t listed that you think people should know about!


Salisbury- Gates open at 6pm on Sunday July 4th at “The Shipyard” at James M. Bennett High School on East College Ave. People are recommended to bring blankets and chairs. There will be food trucks nearby and the National Anthem will kick off the show at approximately 9:15 pm. For more info visit the Red White and Boom Facebook Page.

Ocean City- Ocean City will actually have 2 separate shows you can go to both starting at 9:30 pm on Sunday July 4th. One will be downtown on the beach at North Division Street and the other at Northside Park. For more information, call 800-626-2326 or 410-250-0125.

Snow Hill- Conveniently if you want more than one fireworks show this year you can make the quick trip down to Sturgis Park on July 2nd starting at 5 pm. The chamber's Independence Celebration is merging with the Downtown Snow Hill’s First Friday Event and will feature vendors and activities from Green Street to Sturgis Park.


Rehoboth Beach-Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m on Saturday July 3rd south of Rehoboth Avenue. The fireworks will be visible from up and down the beach and the boardwalk. The festivities will feature performances from The Funsters at the Bandstand at 8 p.m and after the fireworks.

Dewey Beach- Fireworks will be on display on Sunday July 4th starting at dark. They will be hosted by Highway One and will be launched from a barge in Rehoboth Bay and will be visible in front of the groups businesses, northbeach and Ivy.

Bethany Beach-Have plans on the 4th? No worries, Wellington Parkway will be launching fireworks on Monday the 5th. Loveseed Mama Jump will be performing at the Bandstand before the fireworks at 7:30 p.m.


Cape Charles-Cape Charles is going all out Sunday July 4th with a parade, live music, food vendors, craft vendors and fireworks! The day will begin with the parade at 10 a.m that will go from Bay Avenue to Mason Avenue. The festivities will feature music throughout the day from numerous bands with the night ending in an awesome fireworks show.

Chesapeake- Make sure you go to Chesapeake City Park on Saturday July 3rd from 7-10 p.m. They will be celebrating America with the Fleet Forces Band and following that a sky-illuminating fireworks show from Pyrotecnico. Make sure to bring chairs and a blanket and admission is $5.

Norfolk-Norfolk will be busy all weekend! Ocean View Beach Park will be having festivities on Saturday July 3rd from 6-10 p.m. It will feature live music from Wonderland, as well as food trucks, beer & wine, children’s activities, and much more. It is free to the public and the fireworks will begin around 9:30 p.m. On Sunday July 4th, TowneBank Fountain Park within Town Point Park will be having an event from 6-10 p.m featuring amazing food, live entertainment and fireworks ending the night at around 9:30 p.m.

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