July 4th Fireworks: Slaughter Beach, Bethany or Rehoboth?

by Dave on July 1, 2008

2563889485_e2eec2224c1.jpgLife is good. We are a few days away from one of the most celebrated holidays in the U.S. – Independence Day.

In the United States, Independence Day is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, picnics, baseball games, and various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States, but is often also viewed as simply a summer festival, apart from its patriotic overtones – is upon us. It seems like yesterday when we were wearing fleece jackets and knit hats. So, seize the day and enjoy the week. From a locals perspective it appears that the weather forecast is for sunny skies with highs in the 80s. Perfect.

What to do? Well, I for one would not miss the Rehoboth fireworks celebration starting at 9 pm on Friday night. If you are looking for the largest display of bright lights in Coastal Sussex then downtown Rehoboth is the place to be. Traffic will be bad, but don’t let that discourage you from coming early and enjoying the show.

On the other hand, if you are searching for a locals type of event head to Slaughter Beach where Memorial Fire 89 Rescue (Fire Company) will be blasting off their own display of fireworks. Some say that the SB fireworks rival Rehoboth, but you have to decide for yourself.

Also, you can spend an entire day of 4th of July fun in Bethany Beach.

Besides fireworks what else is there to do? Lewes is hosting an old fashioned July 4th parade with registration starting at 8:30 am. The event is great for kids and adults. There are a number of fun games for the kids. The day ends with a boat parade starting at 1:30 pm from Roosevelt Inlet. The decorated vessels cruise down the canal to the drawbridge, turn around and head back to the inlet. Prizes are awarded. For more information on all the Lewes events go to www.leweschamber.com.

Lastly, I would buy a beach tag and drive on any of the Delaware Beaches for a fun day in the sun. The cost for a beach tag is nominal. Instead of lugging all your gear to the beach, just drive on and enjoy the surf and sand. Be sure to visit www.destateparks.com before you go for the latest rules and regulations.

Have a great weekend and don’t forget to watch one Delaware’s famous sunsets over the bay!

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