Celebrate American independence this 4th of July with a variety of events on the Wilmington Riverfront. Enjoy live music, delicious food, and a spectacular fireworks display! Check out our roundup of events below and be sure to plan ahead for road closures and traffic delays.

The City’s Fourth of July celebration kicks off at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park at 12:30 p.m. with local bands, food vendors, children’s games, tours of the Kalmar Nyckel, and other family-themed activities. Below is the Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park schedule:

  • 12:30 – 8:00 p.m. The public is invited to bring a blanket, chair, lawn games, and your own picnic.
  • 12:30 – 5:00 p.m. Kalmar Nyckel Tours
  • 8:00 – 9:15 p.m. The Delaware Symphony Orchestra performs a celebratory concert of American music.
  • 9:30 p.m. The July 4th Freedom Celebration Fireworks Show will conclude the evening.

Other events will take place along the Riverfront throughout the day brought to you by the Riverfront Development Corporation, including Riverboat Queen and River Taxi cruises and live music at Constitution Yards.

  • 5:00 – 9:30 p.m. Live Music from Country By Night at Constitution Yards Beer Garden

More information about the festivities can be found on the City of Wilmington’s website.

Image Credit: Navaneeth Rao