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What It Is

  • Old-Fashioned Games and Parades: Join the City of Lewes for a nostalgic and exciting Independence Day celebration filled with games, parades, and fireworks at dusk.

Event Schedule

  • 9:00 AM: Old-Fashioned Games for Children on Second Street.
  • 2:00 PM: Independence Day Lewes Boat Parade: Starts at Roosevelt Inlet, passing Fisherman’s Wharf for judging.
  • Approximately 5:00 PM: Doo-Dah Parade: A quirky parade starting near Lloyd’s Market, winding through Kings Highway to Second Street and back.

Fireworks Spectacular

  • Dusk: Don’t miss the breathtaking fireworks display to cap off the day’s festivities.

Details and Highlights

  • Boat Parade Judging: Mayor Andrew Williams announces and judges boats decorated patriotically along the canal.
  • Doo-Dah Parade: Unpredictable and fun, join in without registration and celebrate the unique spirit of Lewes.

Awards Ceremony

  • 3:30 PM: Awards Ceremony on the deck of the Lightship Overfalls for the best-decorated boats.

Join the Celebration

Celebrate America’s independence with Lewes in this annual tradition filled with community spirit and entertainment for all ages.

For more information and updates, visit the official Lewes Fourth of July page.