Click Here for Donation Information The Fireworks are funded by donations, not the City or any other entity.
Here we are, preparing for July 4th 2022, our 4th fireworks!
Thank you for the AMAZING support for the Go Fourth Lewes community fireworks displays in 2018, 2019, and 2021! (See video below to relive 2019!) We still need your support 2022 show and deposits for 2023!
Our logistics plan hasn't changed much, as things are working well.
Still, we ask everyone to review our Info and Viewing page, as we update and improve every year.
We ask you to arrive early, stay late, walk, bike, or view from areas in town, or other higher elevations. Try lingering longer on the beach this year after the show, please!
We focus our fireworks on high aerial rockets, so great
viewing spots extend far beyond the beach.
We seek help to fund the fireworks all year long and need community support to make our fireworks fly over the bay. As soon as one year is finished, we start planning for the next year and paying deposits. This a community event which is funded solely by local residents and businesses. We truly need your help. Go Fourth is sanctioned by the City of Lewes and works in cooperation with local government and services, but the fireworks are not a City or Chamber funded event.
If you enjoy the show, then please donate.
We appreciate donations of any amount!
FOR THE PEOPLE! BY THE PEOPLE!
The day ends with the Go Fourth Lewes Fireworks at dusk, but there are events all day long, all run by different groups of volunteers. We only organize the fireworks, but we love the entire day, so want to list everything in one place for the public. The schedule below details all the fun events in Lewes on July 4th.
Please Note: It is busy all day. Plan ahead and be prepared. Expect traffic and delays. Stay kind. Be happy. Let freedom ring!
Here is a roundup of 2022 area events from the Cape Gazette, in Lewes and other towns: https://www.capegazette.com/article/cape-region-celebrate-july-4-holiday/242274
The Old-Fashioned Kid's Games are a great tradition that are enjoyed by kids of all ages. The games take place on Second Street. You can't miss it! Volunteers are needed, so contact City Hall if you'd like to help. https://www.ci.lewes.de.us/
The decorated boat parade on the Canal is organized by the Overfalls and the Lewes-Rehoboth Beach Rotary Club, and it is sponsored by the Freedom Boat Club. It departs at 1:30 from the Inlet and makes its way to the bridge. Winners are announced at the Overfalls at 3:30.
This year, Harbour restaurant is partnering with Go Fourth Lewes by hosting a July 4th benefit for us! Contact us for tickets for this special July 4th luncheon and boat parade watching party from 12:30-3:30! Click here for details or tickets to the Harbour party
Click here for more information about the boat parade: https://www.leweschamber.com/news/community/lewes-4th-july-decorated-boat-parade
The Doo-Dah is a Lewes Independence Day staple. Ask different people about the Doo-Dah and you will get different descriptions. That is what makes it amazing! Thanks to the families who started and maintain this homegrown Lewes tradition! The parade leaves from Manila Ave down Kings when organizers are ready to Doo-Dah.
I think we have plenty of info on this site about the fireworks. Please donate if you love them too. Visit the Info and Viewing page here for advice on viewing the fireworks, getting in, getting out, staying safe, and more.
The best thing to do is check out the Cape Gazette on the Friday before the 4th. All the special activities should be listed. Follow Go Fourth Lewes on Facebook and Instagram for event and July 4th updates.
Check out this great video produced by Rob Waters to relive the 2019 fireworks and learn about Go Fourth Lewes