Bethany Beach Fourth of July Celebration

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Celebrate the Fourth of July in Bethany Beach

Celebrate Independence Day right here in Bethany Beach. This charming beach town celebrates America’s independence with a parade, live music and, of course, fireworks. This year’s theme will honor Bethany Beach’s 35th anniversary of the parade.

Bethany Beach 4th of July

Starting at noon, the streets of downtown Bethany Beach become the route for the parade. Locals and visitors alike line the streets to watch the parade floats, bands and more pass by.

Citizens, organizations and businesses are eligible to design and submit a float for the parade. Prizes will be awarded later in the evening in a special ceremony.

Several bands will perform in the parade, including the 287th National Guard Army Band, 1st Delaware Regiment, Back Bay Strummers, The Honeycombs and more. In addition to the bands in the parade, Jimi Smooth & the Hit Time Band will perform in a free concert that evening.

The celebration ends with a dazzling firework display at dusk.

Bethany Beach 4th of July Schedule

Noon: Parade

7:15 p.m.: Awards

7:30 p.m.: Concert

Dusk: Fireworks

4th of July Parade Route

Below you’ll find the route for the Bethany Beach 4th of July parade.

Bethany Beach parade map

More Information about 4th of July in Bethany Beach

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