Deanna and Justin In The Morning

Can you believe it’s almost here? Summer is flying by and the holiday weekend is upon us. We have a breakdown of 4th Of July Events In Delaware For The Whole Family.

If you’ve been looking for somewhere to take the kids and enjoy the holiday, we’ve got you covered. We’ve got everything for high-energy youngsters and adrenaline seekers to the more quiet, reserved and laid-back leisure lovers.

Best 4th of July Events In Delaware

As you eagerly approach the 4th of July, you’re probably already frantically googling where to go, where to eat and where to stay. On top of all that, you’re probably wondering what to do with the kids in between all of it.

Well look no further. From right here at home to down the coastline, we have a list of some of the best family-friendly events happening in our great little state.

Pass the word on to your friends, this summer is going to be the best one yet.

Family Friendly Activities

Parks, and orchards and fireworks Oh My! We have the full list of each place that is offering a 4th of July family friendly event or activity.

Thanks to our friends at, we have a lot of great ideas all in one place!

So before you put your plans in stone for this upcoming weekend, make sure you check out the 4th Of July Events In Delaware For The Whole Family below.



  • Disc Golf in Newark

    Disc golf is a fantastic outdoor activity that combines hiking with play. Delaware has a variety of places to play 18 holes in around an hour and a half to two hours. It’s an excellent way to spend quality time with family. Disc golf is low cost too. The average disc costs $18. You can pick up a putter and distance disc at Ski-Bum on Mainstreet in Newark, Delaware, and play at any local park at no cost.
  • Hike In A State Park

    Most parks are either free to enter or charge $4 a carload.

    White Clay State Park (Newark, $4.00 per vehicle)
    Canby Park (Wilmington, free admission)
    Iron Hill (Newark, free admission)
    Lums Pond State Park (Glasgow, $4.00 per vehicle)
    Bellevue State Park (North Wilmington, $4.00 per vehicle)
    Brandywine State Park (Greenville)
  • Paintball in Newark

    For those seeking an action-packed adventure, paintball is an ideal choice. Gather your family and friends, don your protective gear, and engage in thrilling battles at your local paintball field. Delaware’s Paintball Action Games, for example, offers a beginner-friendly environment where you can enjoy the thrill of the game without the need for prior experience or equipment.
    Paintball Action Games
    Budget Range: $60 per person (25% off for July -code “July25”)
  • U-pick Farms

    Have a berry good 4th of July at a number of U-pick farms in Delaware. Best of all, families can take home their harvest and enjoy delicious meals made with the freshest produce available. You can pick from late morning until dusk.

    Milburn Orchards: $2.00 entry
    Cherries: (XS $5.00, S $8.00, M $25.00, L $40.00, XL $80.00)
    Blackberries and Blueberries: (XS $4.00, S $8.00, M $16.00, L $30.00, XL $55.00)
    Fifer Orchards
    Blackberries: (Quart $6.95, Bucket $22.95)


  • Zip-Line in New Castle County

    Take your Independence Day celebrations to new heights with the exhilarating adventure of zip-lining right here in Delaware. Go Ape Zipline is located inside Lums Pond State Park. Book a time between 9 am and 5 pm with plenty of time to attend 4th of July fireworks. You’ll need your own gloves and there is a $4.00 park entrance fee.

    Go Ape Zipline
    Budget Range: $60.00 per person
  • 4th of July Fireworks

    Visit our many beaches for 4th of July fireworks.

    Due to beach replenishment, Bethany Beach’s fireworks have been postponed until Labor Day.
    In Dewey Beach, Love Seed Mama Jump will play live from the Rudder, and fireworks to begin at dusk.
    Dover‘s celebration and parade begin at 4 PM on Park Drive (between East Division and East Loockerman Street).
    In Elkton, MD, the best Fireworks viewing is at Eder Park (Elkton Little League). Fireworks are planned at dusk (rain date July 5).
    Hockessin‘s Fireworks Show is funded 100% by donations; the Hockessin community is asked to donate. Activities begin at 9 AM. Hockessin Fourth of July Celebration details. (
    Celebrations in Laurel, Delaware begin July 4 with a cornhole tournament at 5:30. The parade on Evergreen Drive starts at 7, with Fireworks set to begin at dusk.
    Lewes Features children’s activities starting at 9 AM, the Lewes Independence Boat Parade at 1:30, the Doo-Dah Parade, starting at Lloyd’s Market at five, and Fireworks at dusk.
    In Middletown, DE, Silver Lake Park will open for viewing at 6 p.m. with food for sale.
    Newark Fireworks will be held on Tuesday, July 4th at the University of Delaware Athletic Complex (605 S. College Ave., Newark). Vendors and entertainment will begin at 6 PM For more information, call the Parks & Recreation Office at 302-366-7000 or email [email protected].
    Rehoboth Beach’s Fireworks will begin at dusk on SUNDAY, July 2, weather permitting.
    Wilmington Riverfront’s celebration will feature a petting zoo, face painting, train rides, and food vendors starting at 2 PM. Fireworks are expected to start after 9 PM.

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