Lewes Celebrates 4th of July

Thursday, Jul 4, 2024 from 9:00am to 9:30pm

Lewes Celebrates 4th of July

Old-Fashioned Games for Children on Second Street

Followed by the Independence Day Lewes Boat Parade

The City of Lewes continues its long tradition of hosting old-fashioned games for children on Second Street beginning at 9 am.  For the safety of the participants, Second Street will be closed while the games are in progress and will re-open at the conclusion of the games.

Following the games, the Lewes Independence Day Boat Parade will wind its way down the Lewes – Rehoboth canal to Fisherman’s Wharf as part of the City of Lewes’ 4th of July holiday festivities.  The parade entrants will leave from Roosevelt Inlet across from the Coast Guard Station at 1:30 pm and reach the judges’ reviewing stand at Fisherman’s Wharf at approximately 2:00 pm.

All pre-registered boat entrants will be eligible for prizes including Grand Prize, and First, Second and Third Place Ribbons.
At the conclusion of the parade, all boat entrants are invited to attend the Awards Ceremony on the deck of the Lightship Overfalls at 3:30 pm.  To be eligible for a prize, the vessel must be registered prior to 10:00 am on July Fourth.  Registration forms will be available at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center in the Fisher-Martin House in Zwaanendael Park, at Pilottown Marina on Pilottown Road and the Lewes Harbour Marina Bait and Tackle at the end of Anglers Road.  For more information, call the Lewes Chamber of Commerce (302) 645-8073.

There is no charge to participate as an entrant in the boat parade or to be a spectator.  Good viewing spots line the canal on both sides and go on a first come basis.

The fun continues with the unique and quirky Doo-Dah Parade that forms in the vicinity of Lloyd’s Market on Savannah Road and winds its way down Kings Highway to Second Street and ends on Savannah Road, heading back towards Lloyds.

Finally, the day caps off with the annual professional fireworks display that will be launched from a barge off Savannah Beach at dusk.

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