Fourth of July events in Delaware are listed

Several Delaware municipalities are hosting events for Independence Day this week. The following activities are schedule:

Tonight
• Rehoboth Beach: 9:30 p.m., 509 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. Fireworks will be launched from the beach. Depending on the weather, the fireworks may be launched any time after 8 p.m.
The Funsters will perform on the bandstand from 8 to 9:15 p.m. before the fireworks and then again until 11 p.m.
For more information on parking and road closures, visit CityofRehobothBeach.com.
• Rehoboth Fireworks Cruise: Cruise departs Lewes Terminal at 7:15 p.m. Return to Lewes at 11 p.m. For reservations call 1-800-643-3779.

Thursday
•Bethany Beach: The parade goes from noon to 3 p.m., featuring a variety of floats, bands and organizations. A concert at 7:30 p.m. by Jimi Smooth and Hit Time kicks of at the bandstand followed by fireworks at dusk.
For details, visit townofbethanybeach.com.
•Dewey Beach: Fireworks will be launched at 9 p.m. from the beach and will be seen all up and down the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk and shoreline.
•Dover: Fireworks, begins at dusk on Legislative Mall and is set to this year’s musical theme: “Coming To America” In case of rain or high winds, fireworks will be rescheduled for Saturday.
First State Heritage Park sites will be open all day with special events. Activities on Legislative Mall start at 5 p.m. American Legion parade starts at 6 p.m. on State Street.
Visit Dover4thofJuly.com for more information.
• Laurel: From 4 to 8 p.m. around Market Square Park, there will be a parade, live music, vendors, a petting zoo, a clown, a car and truck show, and a Little Miss Independence Pageant (ages 4-7 years old) followed by fireworks at dusk.
The rain date for fireworks will be Friday.
Visit TownofLaurel.net for more information.
Lewes: Children’s activities will start at 9 a.m. on Second Street, followed by the boat parade on the canal at 2 p.m., the Doo Dah parade around town at 5 p.m., and then fireworks at night.
Information on festivities, including times, parking information, road closures and detours can be found at www.leweschamber.com,
• Middletown: Fireworks at dusk/dark at Silver Lake Park. Rain date Friday. Visit MiddletownDE.org for more information.
•Milford: The First Presbyterian Church of Milford will be playing patriotic music on its carillon starting at noon.
Millsboro: The 13th Annual Children’s Celebration and Parade will start at 10:30 a.m. at the labyrinth of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, located at the corner of State Street and Ellis Street.
Following a brief ceremony which will feature the voice of Sussex County’s own Cathy Gorman, children dressed in patriotic colors and costumes will parade on the church grounds to the Parish Hall. Each will receive a special gift for participating.
There’s also a free lunch of grilled hot dogs, chips, desserts and beverages.
In case of rain, the celebration and parade will be held in St. Mark’s Parish Hall. For more information, contact Gale White at 644-0777.
• Smyrna/Clayton: The day starts with a parade through Clayton starting at 9:30 a.m., kicking off at Clayton Elementary School.
A Fourth of July Baby Contest at North Smyrna Elementary School and a Beard Contest at George C. Wright Municipal Park will both start at noon.
A fireworks display begins after dusk at the Little League Park on Duck Creek Parkway. For more information call 302-653-6235.

Friday
Dover Downs Hotel and Casino will feature a free fireworks display for the first time.
WDSD-FM will be on-site from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and will be giving away Six Flags America theme park tickets as well.

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