This year, 4th of July weekend in Greater Wilmington offers five spectacular firework displays. Here’s where the sparks will fly July 1st - July 4th.
July 1st and 2nd
Post-Game Fireworks at Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Jersey Shore
Grab your tickets and enjoy a night out at the ballpark cheering on the Wilmington Blue Rocks. Be sure to stick around for an amazing display of post-game fireworks presented by the Delaware Lottery and Bank of America.
Freedom Fireworks at UD Athletic Complex
Enjoy a beautiful display of color in the sky at the University of Delaware. The fireworks show will begin at dusk (approximately 9:15pm) and will be visible from the FREE parking lots throughout the complex. Rain date will be July 5th.
*Free parking will be available in UD Athletic Complex lots, including those surrounding the Stadium and Bob Carpenter Center, as well as the Woods Lot (off of Route 4) and the STAR Campus north and south parking lots. Due to construction underway at Delaware Stadium, there will be limited space to lay down a blanket or set up a lawn chair. Alcohol is not permitted during the event, and the community is asked to leave pets at home and be sure they are secured safely during the fireworks display, as the noise can frighten animals.
Fireworks Express on the Wilmington and Western
Grab the family for a unique experience. Hop aboard the Wilmington and Western Railroad and get front row seats to an incredible fireworks display. Reservations are required and tickets go quickly so be sure to grab them while you can. Note: This ride will depart promptly at 7:00 p.m. - Boarding will begin at 6:45 p.m.
The train will take passengers to Hockessin for the town’s annual July 4th Fireworks display! Passengers are welcome to bring coolers, blankets and folding chairs aboard. Allow 4 hours for the train ride and fireworks show.
If you’re not on board the Wilmington & Western Railroad to Hockessin, Delaware’s annual fireworks display you can still enjoy them with on your own. Hockessin offers plenty of great restaurants to grab dinner before-hand and Swift Park offers a great view of the fireworks with space for blankets and chairs. This year, the Hockessin fireworks are on July 4th. Get there early as spots tend to fill up quickly. (Recommended viewing from Swift Park, Piedmont Baseball Fields, Hockessin Library, and Artesian Soccer Fields)
Fireworks Along Wilmington’s Riverfront
Cityfest Wilm presents the July 4th Fireworks display along Wilmington’s Riverfront neighborhood. This spectacular 4th of July fireworks show, launches from Tubman Garrett Park, at approximately 9:00pm (or when it becomes dark enough).
Take advantage of free parking at the Shipyard Shops, Frawley Stadium and at the Chase Center on the Riverfront. Please remember that parking at restaurants along the Riverfront is for restaurant patrons ONLY.