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Dewey Beach Fireworks 2022

The revelry will be well under way at this rockin’ beach town by the time the fireworks go off at around 9:30 p.m. from a barge in Rehoboth Bay. Gather on the Bayside of town in front of Northbeach at 125 McKinnley Street.

The Fourth of July is almost upon us! If you’re looking for places to watch fireworks and celebrate Independence Day around Delaware, here are the upcoming festivities to bookmark.If you have an interesting story idea, email lifestyle reporter Andre Lamar at [email protected]. Consider signing up for his weekly newsletter, DO Delaware, at

Fireworks begin at dusk and can be seen from all over Hockessin, especially Swift Park, Piedmont baseball fields, Hockessin Library and Artesian Soccer Fields.
At 6 p.m., the parade lineup begins on Evergreen Drive. The parade starts at 7 p.m. The route will travel on Central Avenue, turning right onto Market Street and down Delaware Avenue. To participate in the parade, folks can sign up below.

Since this Fourth of July celebration is driven by volunteers and is 100% funded by donations, the Hockessin community is asked to make a donation, according to the Hockessin Fourth of July Festival & Fireworks website.
At 5 p.m., shenanigans will be on full display with the colorful Doo-Dah Parade, starting at Lloyd’s Market on Savannah Road and winding its way down Kings Highway to Second Street and ending on Savannah Road, looping back toward Lloyds.

As a heads up, weather conditions may force fireworks to start as early as 8 p.m. or later than 9:30 p.m., according to the City of Rehoboth’s website.
Fireworks will blast off after dark, likely between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Silver Lake Park will open for viewing at 6 p.m. with food for sale from a variety of vendors, a spokesperson from the town of Middletown said.Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 4. To register for relay races or to join the parade, or to make a donation, visit or (302) 239-6900.

A full day of events will be on tap for families, starting at 2 p.m. This includes tours of the Kalmar Nyckel ship, pony rides, petting zoo, games, face painting and more.
The Capital City will paint the town red, white and blue with its Independence Day festivities, starting at 10 a.m. The parade is at 6 p.m. and the lineup begins at 4 p.m. on Park Drive (between East Division and East Loockerman Street). The parade heads west on Loockerman Street, turns left on State Street and ends at Water Street.So we’re cutting straight to the chase to let you know where you can see these dazzling parade of lights throughout Delaware, along with some locations on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, too.

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From the grandeur and elegance of the historic Hotel DuPont to the quiet and quaint bed and breakfasts of the Brandywine Valley. From the hustle and bustle of family camping grounds to the extended-stay executive suites that offer all the comforts of home when you’re here on a long work assignment. Grab the family for a unique experience on board the Wilmington and Western Railroad. Get front row seats to the incredible fireworks display held in Hockessin, Delaware – without the parking hassle. Reservations are required and tickets go quickly so be sure to grab them while you can. Note: This ride is roughly four hours and will depart promptly at 7:00 p.m. – Boarding will begin at 6:45 p.m. Enjoy a beautiful display of color in the sky at the University of Delaware. Vendors and entertainment will begin at 6:00 p.m. and the fireworks show will begin at dusk, approximately 9:15 p.m., and will wrap up around 10:00 p.m. The show will be visible from the FREE parking lots throughout the complex.

Is Dewey Beach still closed?
Dewey Beach is open for sunbathing, swimming and exercise.
The restaurants of the Wilmington, Delaware and the Brandywine Valley draw influences from the farm-to-table values of the Pennsylvania Dutch to our north, the seafaring coastal communities of the Chesapeake Bay to our south, and the global connections forged through the corporate offices and busy ports of the city of Wilmington.

If you’re not on board the Wilmington & Western you can still enjoy the Hockessin fireworks display! 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)
Back after a few years off, are the Riverfront fireworks! Mayor Mike Purzycki and Cultural Affairs Director, Tina Betz, invite all to enjoy the return of the City’s Annual Independence Day fireworks show. A fun-filled day (and evening) for the whole family. Starting at 2:00 p.m. enjoy live music, delicious food, and activities for all ages to enjoy. You can even take a tour of the Kalmar Nyckel Tall Ship! The fireworks display will begin shortly after 9:00 p.m.

Keep a little extra money in your pocket (for some tax-free shopping) by checking out the deals and discounts below. You’ll find packages for hotel stays, discounts at local restaurants and attractions, and maybe even some freebies in the mix too. Savings are just a click away.Have a blast during your visit to Hagley with cannon firings that demonstrate how black powder was made and used. Demonstrations take place at three different times in the afternoon. Included in regular admission and free for Hagley members.

The fireworks display will be sandwiched by a Funsters concert at the bandstand. A 10-piece band made up of lifelong friends, The Funsters will take the stage at 8 pm and again after the fireworks display. The band boasts a vast song list that covers the likes of Frank Sinatra to the Rolling Stones and the Beatles to Al Green.
The City of Rehoboth Beach provides approximately 2,200 metered parking spaces and additional permit-required spaces throughout town. Metered parking is in effect from 10 am-10 pm. Parking permits are enforced from 10 am-5 pm; after that, permitted spaces are open for general use. The City of Rehoboth Beach is set to put the “ooh” and “ahh” into the Independence Day holiday with a fireworks display to launch around 9:30 pm Sunday, July 2. The display, which will launch from the beach between Philadelphia and Hickman streets, will be visible along Rehoboth’s mile-plus beach and boardwalk. Sit back and relax and leave the driving to someone else. The city strongly encourages visitors to utilize the DART Park & Ride Service to travel into downtown. Visit the DART website or call 302-226-2001 for more information.In addition, the Jolly Trolley will operate its Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach shuttle services on a revised schedule. For more route information, visit or call 302-644-0400.

A spectacular fireworks display created by Zambelli Fireworks will launch at approximately 9:30 pm, but please be aware that, depending on weather conditions, fireworks could launch as early as 8 pm or later than 9:30. Fireworks are launched from south of Rehoboth Avenue and are visible up and down the beach and boardwalk.
During the summer season from May 1st – September 30th, trash is collected twice per week on Mondays and Fridays. Recycling is collected once per week on Mondays.

Can you drink alcohol on Dewey Beach?
During the summer season from May 15th – September 15th, alcohol consumption is NOT permitted on the beach. During the off season from September 16th – May 14th, you may have alcoholic beverages on the beach. Glass bottles are always prohibited.
Extended off-season hours may apply depending on availability of staff. To ensure the Beach Patrol will be on duty during your visit to the beach, you may call the Dewey Beach Lifesaving Station at (302) 227-6365. Under 167-16 of the municipal code of the Town of Dewey Beach, payment of the Accommodations Tax is the responsibility of the provider of the Accommodations. The Town is responsible for providing this form to be used by the provider of the Accommodations to calculate the amount of Accommodations Tax due to the Town. Yes. Each individual and separate rental property must have a trash service connected to the property. If you have two or more rentals on one property, you must have sufficient containers available from the trash service to handle the collection of waste.• Motorized boats, including jet-skis, are prohibited from being launched or landed from the beach during the summer season. Non-motorized boats, including kayaks and paddleboards, may be launched only from an area designated by the Town during the season.

Yes. Four poster canopies, umbrellas, and open-sided tents are permitted on the beach. Please set up all canopies behind the lifeguard stands. Lifeguards must have a clear view of the beach and neighboring stands. If you are unsure of where to set up your canopy, please check with a lifeguard.
Both DelDOT and our town maintenance staff share the responsibility of plowing streets in Dewey Beach. During severe snow storms, we will update residents and visitors with our plan of action via our social media pages, our website, and by email. To sign up for email notifications, click here.

• Depending upon conditions, the Town of Dewey Beach may assign a Dewey Beach Patrol lifeguard to the Van Dyke area public beach during certain summer hours. Appropriate signage shall be in place to notify the public that use of the beach is at the public’s risk when a lifeguard is not present.
Resident and non-resident Commissioner candidates must not have been convicted of a felony, must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age on or before the date of the election, and must have been a qualified elector in the Town of Dewey Beach for at least one (1) year prior to the date of the Election.If you notice a trash violation, such as illegal dumping, or you have a concern regarding trash in the public right-of-way or sidewalk/beach trash cans, call Dewey Beach Town Hall at (302) 227-6363.

• No person shall have a bonfire without securing a Town Special Use permit and paying the fee required by the Town of Dewey Beach Fee Schedule. For safety reasons, all pit fires must be set up and extinguished by a Town-approved vendor. All fires must be extinguished, and the beach cleaned up by 11:00 p.m. The Town shall approve no more than two pit fires per day and the area surrounding a bonfire shall remain open to the public. Any clean-up fee deposit not used shall be refundable after 1:00 p.m. the day following the permitted fire. The approved vendor shall have full discretion to delay or deny a pit fire if any weather or public safety condition renders such a pit fire unsuitable or unsafe.Yes! You must submit a wedding request form and receive approval from the Town Manager prior to the date of the ceremony. A $100 fee is also due before the date of your wedding. Please click on the “Visitors” tab of our website for more information.

Yes! Using Park Mobile is the easiest way to pay for parking in town. If you do not have the mobile app, or need more information on using the service, please visit the Park Mobile website.
Not fewer than two (2) of the Commissioners shall be designated Resident Commissioner. A Resident Commissioner is a bona fide resident and domiciliary of the Town of Dewey Beach.Yes, surf fishing is permitted. You must remain at least 100 feet away from bathers at all times. As per state regulations, you must also obtain a fishing license from DNREC prior to surf fishing.

• Dogs are permitted on the beach and in the gazebo. Dogs must be licensed with the Town of Dewey Beach and must always remain under control. Dog owners must clean up after their dogs and use appropriate waste receptacles. During the summer season (May 15-September 15), dogs shall be prohibited on the bayside beach whenever a lifeguard is present.
Yes. During the summer season, we offer free beach wheelchair rental for all visitors to Dewey Beach. For more information, or to reserve a beach wheelchair, please click on the “Visitors” tab on our website.

What time do the fireworks start in Wilmington Delaware?
Fireworks Along Wilmington’s Riverfront This spectacular 4th of July fireworks show, launches from Tubman Garrett Park, at approximately 9:00pm (or when it becomes dark enough).
There are many options for private rental properties and hotels in Dewey Beach. For assistance in finding a rental unit to meet your needs, we recommend contacting the Rehoboth Dewey Chamber of Commerce.Yes. Any entity doing business in Dewey Beach must obtain a town business license. You may apply for a business license by clicking here. The licensing year runs from May 1st – April 30th.Yes! The beauty of Dewey Beach is that we have something for everyone. Click the “Visitors” tab of our website for information on free public bonfires and movies on the beach. For more family friendly activities and events, we recommend contacting the Rehoboth Dewey Chamber of Commerce. • The Van Dyke public bayside beach and gazebo are open to the public 24/7/365 except during the curfew hours of 1:00 am to 5:00 am daily during the summer season. The public beach and gazebo may close during unsafe or inclement weather conditions or other emergencies identified by the Town of Dewey Beach and/or the Dewey Beach Patrol. Dewey Beach is known for it’s fantastic restaurants and take-out options! Due to the size of the town – only two blocks wide for most of it’s length – there is always a restaurant within walking distance. Outdoor dining, bay views, dog-friendly restaurants, and a wide variety of cuisine options are all available in Dewey Beach.For Friday morning trash pick-up, trash receptacles can be placed on the town right of way on Thursday as early as 5:00pm. and must be removed and placed back on your property by 8:00pm on Friday. For Monday morning trash pick-up, trash receptacles can be placed on the town right of way on Sunday as early as 12:00pm and must be removed and placed back on your property by 5:00pm on Monday.For questions regarding your trash service, such as needing replacement cans, missed pick up, or scheduling bulk pick up, call the trash vendor directly at (302) 934-1364.DNREC Subaqueous Lands Lease SL-001/18, Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control granted to Dewey Beach Enterprises, Inc., March 11, 2019.• Consistent with the responsibilities and requirements as defined in the MAR and recorded Covenant, the Town of Dewey Beach establishes the following rules for the Bay Walk, Bayside Beach, and Gazebo. All questions regarding water and sewer issues, including billing for these utilities, should be directed to the Sussex County Water Department at (302) 855-7379. • The public Bay Walk shall be open to the public 24/7/365. The Bay Walk may close during unsafe or inclement weather conditions or other emergencies identified by the Town of Dewey Beach and/or Dewey Beach Patrol.

be both a settlor/creator and trustee of a valid trust to which real property which is located within the Town has been conveyed, which conveyance is recorded in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for Sussex County, or
• Per Recorded Covenant between DNREC, the Town of Dewey Beach and DBE, the Town administers and enforces all appropriate beach and bay walk regulations.

• To assure the safety of persons recreating in the bay, the Town shall designate a swimming only zone extending at least 100 feet from the shoreline, and mooring of boats shall be prohibited within this zone.. • Consumption of alcohol on the public beach is prohibited during the summer season except at events for which the Town has issued a Special Use permit. Chapter 48 of Dewey Beach Town Code establishes the authority to deny registration “to any person to whom a transfer of property is made or to whom a lease is executed for the sole and limited purpose of qualifying the person to vote.”Yes. There are multiple blue and white shacks on the beach that provide chair and umbrella rentals. Weekly rental rates are also offered for chair and umbrellas. Check with a worker at one of the beach shacks for more information.Yes. During the summer season while lifeguards are on duty, some restrictions may apply. Please check with a lifeguard prior to setting up any sporting activities.

Where can I watch the Rehoboth Beach fireworks?
Rehoboth Beach Fireworks Fireworks will launch from south of Rehoboth Avenue and will be visible along the beach and boardwalk. Cached
be a leaseholder of real estate within the Town under a valid lease of a term of five (5) years or more. Any person applying as leaseholder candidate pursuant to this subsection will be required to include a copy of a valid lease with his or her candidate filing.

Our beaches – that probably attracted you to Dewey Beach in the first place – suffer erosion during the inevitable storms, and we periodically replenish the beach with sand dredged from offshore. While the federal government is a major contributor to the required funding for this, property owners do their share by paying a beach replenishment tax to the town at a rate of $.40 per $100 of assessed value.

• No vehicles shall be driven on the beach, except those operated by police, fire, emergency, town, beach concessionaires under contract, or other authorized municipal or state vehicle on official business.
• Volleyball activity is confined to the established court on Dickinson Street except via Special Use Permit obtained from the Town of Dewey Beach. No private volleyball posts may be erected on the Van Dyke public beach area.

Yes. There are multiple blue and white shacks on the beach that have food and drinks for sale. Planet Ice also provides a cart on the beach to sell water ice.
Dewey Beach Enterprises (DBE) leases these subaqueous lands from the State as an amenity to the public consistent with the Mutual Agreement & Release (MAR).

Can you see Dewey fireworks from Rehoboth?
The fireworks are launched on the Bayside in front of Northbeach from a barge. They should be visible up and down the Dewey Beach Bayside. Take the Jolley Trolley over from Rehoboth and spend the evening enjoying Dewey!
Owners that rent their property must sign up for valet service through the town trash vendor. If you have questions about trash collection or valet service, you may contact GFL directly at (302)934-1364.Yes, trash cans are provided at each beach entrance. Littering is subject to fines. Please do your part to ensure the health and safety of our beach, ocean, wildlife, and fellow beachgoers.

If you have any difficulty or questions about paying for parking, please ask a Parking Enforcement officer for assistance, stop by the Parking Enforcement office, or call the office at (302)227-6170.
Over the past several years the Town Commissioners have heard from many property owners voice their concern regarding trash cans left out on the public right of way for an inordinate amount of time. Besides being unsightly, in many cases when plastic bags are left out of the receptacles, birds and animals tear into them causing spillage out on the street and onto the property of others and often contributes to uninvited pests. Leaving trash cans on public property also reduces available parking. Additionally, having differing days and very early times to collect trash among all the trash companies has been a concern. With this in mind, the Town Commissioners passed a Trash Ordinance to alleviate these problems.We are pleased to provide beach access mats at nearly all dune entrances (please note, Chicago Street does not have an access mat). The mats allow for easier access to and from the beach for individuals of all abilities.

Can you go on Dewey Beach at night?
Summer season rules are in effect May 15-September 15. 1. The Town of Dewey Beach has a beach curfew. No persons shall be on the beach between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. during the summer season.
No, Dewey Beach does not have a property tax. However, property owners will receive a property tax bill from Sussex County. Any questions regarding this bill should be directed to the Sussex County Administrative Office at (302) 855-7871.Yes, bonfires are permitted on Dewey Beach provided you obtain a permit from Town Hall. Please see the Visitors section of our website for more information.

• The Bay Beach and Gazebo can be used for special events, including wedding ceremonies, by securing a Special Use Permit from the Town of Dewey Beach and paying any required fee. Such special use approvals shall be issued on a first-come, first served basis. During the summer season, set up for wedding events shall begin no earlier than 3:30 p.m. and are limited to two and a half hours, including time for set up and clean up.Time due: Accommodations Tax due on accommodations provided between October 1 and March 31 of the year shall be remitted to the Town by April 15, or on the next business day if the 15th is not on a business day. Accommodations Tax due on accommodations provided between April 1 and September 30 of the year shall be remitted to the Town by October 15, or on the next business day if the 15th is not on a business day.

What time are Dewey Beach fireworks?
around 9:30 p.m. The revelry will be well under way at this rockin’ beach town by the time the fireworks go off at around 9:30 p.m. from a barge in Rehoboth Bay. Gather on the Bayside of town in front of Northbeach at 125 McKinnley Street.
The trash provider will retrieve cans from your residence for pick up, and will return them to your residence from the public right-of-way. You may contact the trash provider directly to sign up for valet service. GFL (302)934-1364

(A) There is hereby imposed and assessed a lodging tax at the rate of 2.5% of the rent for the occupancy of any room in a hotel, motel, or tourist home located within the boundaries of the City, and as defined in 30 Del. C. § 6101. The payment of the tax shall be the responsibility of person who is the owner of the property being rented; provided, however, that such person may designate an agent to collect and pay the tax to the Town.

What time is the entrance fireworks?
See the last sunset for 2022 with a New Year’s Eve Celebration event at The Entrance. Live Music on the stage, theming, food trucks, roving entertainment and a spectacular fireworks at 9pm.
Chapter 65 and other related sections of the Town of Dewey Beach Code, special use permit application, and wedding permit application. Date of Latest Revision: April 9, 2021Dusk-around 9:30pm, Bayside in front of Northbeach at 125 McKinnley Street. Fireworks will once again light up the sky in Dewey Beach July 4. The display will launch from a barge in the bay in front of Northbeach/ Ivy, two blocks from the Rusty Rudder, and will be visible throughout town. Info: 302-227-3888.And if you want to wait until New Year’s Day to celebrate, there’s always the Dewey Dunk at the Dagsworthy Street Beach; you can register at the beach at 11:30 a-m January 1st.There will also be a fireworks show at Delaware Park, with families welcome to attend, but you must be 21 to enter the casino. Food and drinks will also be available to buy. That starts at 9 p-m.

What time does Rehoboth fireworks start?
The 2023 Independence Day fireworks display in Rehoboth Beach is expected to launch around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 2. Several road closures will be in place to facilitate access and viewer safety. The bandstand area will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6 p.m. to midnight.
Meanwhile at the Delaware Children’s Museum on the Riverfront there will be four separate countdowns Saturday with confetti drops at 11 a-m, noon, 1 p-m, and 2 p-m.

“It’s a little bit earlier, 9:00 p.m. or around 9:15 instead of the midnight fireworks that a lot of places offer on New Year’s Eve going into New Year’s Day,” said Valenti. “So it’s a little more family-friendly which obviously we strive to be here on the Riverwalk, and then just bringing it back this year and pairing it with the light display so the other lights that are the static lights all around the Riverwalk is a great fit to celebrate the season and the beginning of the new year.”
Meanwhile if you don’t think your children will make it to midnight to celebrate on New Year’s Eve, don’t worry as there will be options for them to party earlier in the day Saturday.

“It’ll be one big celebration. The zoo will do a group countdown at noon, and drop a large ball for the new year at noon. So the program will take place outside in the zoo so we recommend everyone dresses for the weather. The zoo gates will open at 10:00 a.m.,” said Barczak.

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The City of Rehoboth Beach is set to put the “ooh” and “ahh” into the July 4 Independence Day holiday weekend with a fireworks display to launch around 9:30 pm Sunday, July 3. The display, which will launch from the beach near Brooklyn Avenue, will be visible all along Rehoboth’s mile-plus beach and boardwalk.Festivities begin at 8pm with a live performance at the bandstand. Fireworks will launch at 9:30pm depending on weather conditions. Fireworks are launched from south of Rehoboth Avenue and are visible up and down the beach and boardwalk!

Where are the fireworks in Dewey Beach?
Dewey Beach At 9 p.m., fireworks will launch from a barge in Rehoboth Bay. Folks will also be able to see them from the Rusty Rudder.
The fireworks display will be sandwiched by a Funsters concert at the bandstand. A 10-piece band made up of lifelong friends, The Funsters will take the stage at 8 p.m. and again after the fireworks display.The bandstand area will be closed to vehicular traffic from 6 p.m. to midnight. Beginning at 6 p.m., only bus traffic and residents will be permitted on Henlopen and Surf avenues. Vehicles will not be able to cross Rehoboth Avenue at the circle beginning at 7 p.m.

The evening kicks off with the annual makeshift Doo-Dah Parade, which leaves from Manila Avenue down Kings Highway. It usually takes off at about 5 p.m., but it is also often at the whims of the organizers.Stroll Green Street for extended business hours, and enjoy enjoying tunes from Klassic Soul and beverages from the Downtown Snow Hill’s cash bar. There will be activities for kids.

Of course, fireworks will launch from a barge in the bay off Savannah Beach at about 8:30 p.m. The fireworks can be seen throughout town, especially at higher elevations. The bridges at Savannah Road and Freeman Highway will be closed, so it may be wise to park downtown and walk toward the fireworks if possible.
Fireworks are scheduled to start at 9:15 p.m. and will launch from the north side of the pond, by Cathell Road. A viewing zone will be fenced off from Manklin Creek Road to the Veterans Memorial. There will be no viewing along Ocean Parkway, from Cathell Road to Manklin Creek Road.The City of Rehoboth Beach is set to put the “ooh” and “ahh” into the July 4 Independence Day holiday weekend with a fireworks display set to launch at about 9:30 pm Sunday, July 3.