Wilmington Fourth of July celebration returns

After a year off due to budget constraints, Wilmington’s Fourth of July festivities are back on.  

The fireworks are back on in Delaware’s largest city thanks to corporate support.  

The celebration starts with activities along the Wilmington Riverfront at locations including the Delaware Children’s Museum and the DuPont Environmental Education Center during the daytime hours.  

From 4 to 9:45 p.m., a family fun fest will be held at Tubman-Garrett Park with rides, games and historical characters entertaining the crowd.  There will be a hot wing eating contest, pie eating contest, and a watermelon eating contest.  

At 8:30, Maestro David Amado will lead the Delaware Symphony Orchestra in a 75-minute grand finale concert.  That performance will be capped by a fireworks display over the Riverfront at 9:45.

 

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