Thursday, July 04 - Thursday, July 04
Lewes Celebrates 4th of July

Lewes' Old Fashioned Fourth of July festivities, which include games on Second Street, a boat parade on the canal, and the Lewes Doo Dah Parade. Fireworks on the beach are a perfect way to end this family-friendly day. 
The City of Lewes continues its long tradition of hosting old-fashioned games for children on Second Street beginning at 9 am. 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

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. No preregistration is required and everyone is invited to participate. The time the parade kicks off is always unpredictable but that’s what makes this iconic Lewes 4th of July tradition so entertaining.

Finally, the day caps off with the fully sanctioned fireworks that will be shot from a barge off Lewes Beach at dusk.
The best visibility is from Roosevelt Inlet to the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal. Information about the event is on the committee’s website – . with links from the City of Lewes website ( or the Lewes Chamber of Commerce website (