Independence Day Celebration

Thursday, Jul 4, 2024 at 12:00pm
Downtown Bethany Beach

Join us on Thursday, July 4, 2024 for our Independence Day Celebration. 

This is our biggest party of the year with a parade through downtown and concert on the Bandstand. Fireworks will depend on beach conditions.

Parade - Noon

Celebrating 40 Years Freedom Family Fun

Concert - 7:30


Downtown Bethany Beacha

1st Delaware Regiment (Fife & Drum)

The 1st Delaware Regiment dates to the American Revolution.  These men exemplified a strong fighting spirit, battle after battle, and, despite their numbers never being more than 800 in action, they were, and still are, held in high regard to military historians.  This living history group is one of many reenactment units from all over the United States that bring the Delaware Regiment back to life.

1st State Detachment Marine Corps League

This non-profit organization’s primary purpose is to preserve the tradition, promote the interest, and perpetuate the history of the UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS.  

287th Army National Guard Band

The 287th Army Band provides music throughout the full spectrum of military operations and instills in its soldiers the will to fight and win, fosters the support of its citizens, and promotes its national interests at home and abroad.  Dating back over 230 years to the Revolutionary War, band members have always been an important part of the U.S. Army.  

Delaware Highlanders  

Formerly the Delmar District Pipe Band, this local bagpipe band from Clayton, DE has been in the Bethany parade for 28 years!

The Dixie Express

The Dixie Express is a versatile group of seasoned professionals that can turn any event into a celebration.  This is their first time in our parade, and they've chosen a special list of patriotic songs.  

The Honeycombs                                                        

The Honeycombs have been a popular classic rock band in the Delaware area for the last 25 years. Honey Voshell formed the band in 1990 and traveled extensively in the 50's & 60's.  He settled in Felton DE where he owns and operates the Drum Pad music store.

Tidewater Brass Band

Tidewater Brass is an 8-piece New Orleans-style Jazz band out of Wilmington, DE. 


The WWIIunes is a quartet reproducing the sounds of the USO shows that entertained the troops behind enemy lines during World War II. The quartet’s featured instruments are saxophone, clarinet, accordion, tenor banjo and guitar.

Recruit your family, friends, and/or co-workers to get in on the fun by entering a float in the annual parade.  Be creative with the theme, noting any 40-year milestone in your life, and compete for prizes using the guidelines below. 

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