Fourth of July Wilmington DE

The City of Wilmington will celebrate our patriotic spirit with the July 4th Celebration on the Riverfront.


Join Mayor Dennis P. Williams in Tubman-Garrett Park on Friday, July 4th, as we celebrate our independence with fireworks, food, arts, culture and special live performances by several bands representing various musical genres.


This year, the July 4th Celebration on the Riverfront begins with a free concert starting at 2:00 p.m., and will feature live musical performances from MINSHARA, a Harrisburg-based rock band, the blues and soul sounds of Deb Callahan, the Latin music rhythms of Miguel Orlando, with R&B hits played by Mozaic Flow, finishing the evening will be the high energy performance of Washington, D.C.’s Familiar Faces, followed by our celebrated fireworks display.

There will also be historical reenactments, games, rides, arts, face painting, magicians, crafts, as well as a crab feast, and various food and drink vendors.

“Fourth of July is about patriotism and celebrating our independence,” said Mayor Dennis P. Williams. “Wilmington’s Independence Day celebration on the Riverfront will bring together young and old generations to remember our nation’s legacy and history.”

Due to the July 4th festivities there will be road closures. All traffic going to the Riverfront will be closed at 8:30 p.m. At that time traffic will only be able to exit as all lanes will be directed out of the Riverfront area. In addition, the Market Street Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic at 5:00 p.m.

For announcements and more information regarding the July 4th Celebration on the Riverfront please visit

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DART Schedule July 4th


Independence Day, Friday, July 4, 2014 – DART First State services, both fixed route and paratransit, will not operate on Friday, July 4, 2014, with the exception of the Resort Transit Routes 201-208, its related paratransit service, and the Route 305 – Beach Connection.


Resort Transit Routes 201-208 operate 7 days a week through September 14, 2014, serving Lewes, Rehoboth, Georgetown, Dewey, Bethany, Fenwick and Ocean City, MD. The Route 305 – Beach Connection, serving Wilmington, Dover, and Milford to Rehoboth operates on Friday evenings, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through September 1. Bus stops include Wilmington Amtrak Station, Christiana Mall, Smyrna Rest Stop, Scarborough Park & Ride in Dover, Super Walmart in Milford, and the Rehoboth Park & Ride.


SEPTA’s Wilmington/Newark Line will operate on its Major Holiday Schedule (same as Saturday/Sunday). An additional train is being added leaving Philadelphia’s Suburban Station at 11:50 PM, arriving in Wilmington at 12:26 AM. DART’s Transportation Store at the Wilmington Station will be closed. Passengers are encouraged to purchase their train fares in advance. The On-Board fare can also be paid on the train, and a credit for the difference can be received at a Philadelphia SEPTA ticket counter.


The Delaware Transit Corporation, a subsidiary of the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), operates DART First State. For information on fixed route bus services statewide, please call 1-800-652-DART or visit