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Lewes Celebrates 4th of July!

July 4

Lewes Celebrates 4th of July
Old-Fashioned Games for Children on Second Street 9 am
Followed by the Independence Day Lewes Boat Parade 2 pm
Doo-Dah Parade at “approximately” 5 pm

The City of Lewes continues its long tradition of hosting old-fashioned games for
children on Second Street beginning at 9 am.  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, leaving from Roosevelt Inlet at 1:30 pm and at approximately 2 pm they will pass in front of the judges’ reviewing stand at Fisherman’s Wharf. Lewes Mayor Andrew Williams will announce the parade and boats will be judged on the best use of patriotic decorations. The Awards Ceremony will be held on the deck of the Lightship Overfalls at 3:30 pm. 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 annual, fully sanctioned fireworks that will be launched from a barge off Lewes Beach at dusk. The fireworks are funded by donations from the Lewes area business community, local residents and out of town donors. The “Go Fourth” Committee was formed with Chairman Russ Palmer leading the group of volunteers who have been meeting to coordinate the fundraising, promotion, logistics and stage the event which is open to the public. Information about the event is on the committee’s website – www.GoFourthLewes.org. with links from the City of Lewes
website (www.ci.lewes.de.us) and from the poster below.

fireworks are lit up in the night sky


July 4