Great food, fun entertainment and a pyrotechnic show that gets better every year. The annual Independence Day celebration draws approximately 18,000 people while the fireworks are viewed by an estimated 40,000 people in the area. The University of Delaware Athletic Complex is filled with great activities and has plenty of space to lay down a blanket and enjoy the sun and then the fireworks. Fine arts and crafts booths are available to browse and games abound for the kids. Live musical entertainment begins at 6 p.m.
Free parking is available in the University of Delaware Athletic Complex lots. The community is asked to leave your pets at home and be sure they are secured safely during the fireworks display since they tend to scare pets. Many animals are lost on the 4th of July.
This program is made possible, in part, by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency committed to promoting and supporting the arts in Delaware. An application for vendors can be found out Vendor Application.
If there is questionable weather, please call our Leisure Time Hot Line at 302-366-7147 for rain date information or cancellation. For additional information, please call the Newark Parks and Recreation Office at 302-366-7000.