2023 Independence Day in Lewes

July 4th, 2023 - 9:00 am to 10:00 pm

Lewes Celebrates 4th of July

Old-Fashioned Games for Children
Second Street at 9 am 

Followed by the Independence Day Lewes Boat Parade 

Doo-Dah Parade at “approximately” 5 pm


The City of Lewes continues its long tradition of hosting old-fashioned games for children on Second Street beginning at 9 am until noon.  The games this year will be:

3 Legged race
Egg toss
Spoon race
Barrel roll
Hula hoop contest 

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 from the Roosevelt Inlet to Fisherman’s Wharf as part of the City of Lewes’ 4th of July holiday festivities. Parade entrants will leave from Roosevelt Inlet across from the Coast Guard Station at 1:30 pm and at approximately 2 pm they will pass in front of the judges’ reviewing stand at Fisherman’s Wharf and turn before reaching the Savannah Road Drawbridge. 

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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Year Round
Monday - Friday  10 am - 4 pm

Memorial Day to Labor Day Weekends
Saturdays 10 am - 3 pm
Sundays and Holidays 10 am - 2 pm

Columbus Day Weekend to weekend before Memorial Day
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