Start your weekend with a bang on July 1 at Fort Delaware State Park. at 12:15 p.m. witness a heavy artillery demonstration from one of the largest Civil War-era cannons that still fires on a regular basis. Then at 1:15 join a soldier or civilian for an inspection of the fort's many rooms and areas. Meet some of the various individuals who lived and worked at the fort in 1864.
July Fourth Events
4:00pm – 4:30pm at The Old State House, 25 The Green. Join us as we read the Declaration of Independence and ring the Old State House bell.
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Free Children’s Activities
Moonbounces, pony rides and petting zoo on the west end of Legislative Mall, near the Liberty Bell replica and in front of the Biggs Museum.
Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade
Sponsored by the American Legion Fox Post #2, enjoy a patriotic parade with music, marchers, antique cars and more through downtown Dover. The parade route is along State Street, starting at Hazel Road and ending just past The Green.
Smooth Sounds Dance Band
Opening Ceremony in front of Legislative Hall.
287th Army Band of the Delaware National Guard
Dusk – About 9:20 The 2017 Dover Fourth of July fireworks show by Serpico Fireworks, set to music from the Broadway hip-hop phenomenon “Hamilton.”
Mayor Dennis P. Williams and the City of Wilmington invite you to celebrate our nation's independence at the 2014 July 4th Celebration on the Riverfront in Tubman-Garrett Park.
Beginning at 2:00 p.m., the day will be full of fun for the entire family with rides, games, and a 50 foot obstacle course, PLUS...fireworks at dusk!
There will also be historical reenactments, arts, face painting, magicians, crafts, well as a crab feast, and various food and drink vendors.
10:00 AM It is once again time to celebrate the creation of our nation with Middletown Jaycee’s 5th Annual Independence Day 4th of July Parade. Food will be sold by non-profits.No pets, no bikes, no skateboards, no alcohol, no open flames, no personal fireworks allowed.Location Silver Lake Park
Great food, entertainment and one of Delaware’s best annual pyrotechnic shows will take place on Tuesday, July 4, at the University of Delaware’s Athletic Complex. Beginning at 6 p.m., the event will feature live entertainment and art, food and community vendors, concluding with an amazing fireworks display at dusk. Free parking is available in the University of Delaware Athletic Complex lots, including those surrounding the UD Stadium and Bob Carpenter Center, as well as the Woods Lot (off of Route 4) and the STAR Campus north and south parking lots. The Athletic Complex at the University of Delaware has plenty of space to lay down a blanket or set up a lawn chair to enjoy the festivities throughout the entire evening.
The Hale-Byrnes House in Stanton announces two July events:
Sat July 15, 2017 7:30PM - 9:30PM
American Revolution Round Table of Northern Delaware is sponsoring
"Carrying Tea on the Delaware River & Bay," a talk by Marcos Salaverria of the Lewes Historical Society. $5 at the door includes coffee & dessert. In December 1773, the Philadelphia Committee on Tarring & Feathering issued a decree that no Delaware pilot should aid the ship Polly, carrying tea, up the Delaware Bay & River. You will learn about the role of the transport of tea along the Delaware Bay and River.
Sun July 16, 2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM the This Place Matters Series will present the Mermaid Tavern on Limestone Road, a talk by Sallie Akester.
Co-sponsored by Cooch's Bridge DAR . Suggested donation of $3 at the door includes coffee & dessert.
Reading of the Declaration of Independence at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site July 4, 2-3 P.M. This free event will be at The Ironmaster’s House (2 Mark Bird Lane, Elverson) For more information, 610-582-8773 or www.nps.gov/hofu
Town Tours and Village Walks — July Tours
July 4th Special Observation — 25th Independence Day Ceremony 9 a.m. at the Revolutionary War Soldiers' Cemetery. Sponsored by East Vincent Township. Celebrate freedom on our country's birthday while honoring the price paid by the unknown Revolutionary War soldiers who lie at rest in this cemetery. The program takes place on the route that the Continental Supply Train traveled toward Warwick and Reading Furnaces after the Battle of the Clouds. Parking: 280 Hill Church Road, Spring City.
Thursday, July 6 will present Witness to Battle: Two Armies Clash on the Fields of Birmingham. 5:30-8 pm. starting at 1256 Thornbury Rd., West Chester.
Thursday, July 13, 5:30-8 p.m. Advance with the Hessians! Sponsored by Pennsbury Historical Commission, Chadds Ford Historical Society, Brandywine Battlefield Park, Brandywine Battlefield Task Force, & Old Kennett Meeting. Follow the route by bus and hear the description of the battle as well as the role historic resources along the route played. Brandywine Battlefield interpreters will be on each bus. Open House at Brandywine Battlefield Park (pictured) beginning at 4:30 pm. Parking: Bus tours begin at 3 pm. Chadds Ford Elementary School, 3 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford. Advance timed reservations required. To register go to http://battlefieldtour2017.eventbrite.com. For questions call 610-459-3342.
Thursday, July 20 brings us to West Whiteland to learn about the Battle of the Clouds. Parking & Registration: Tours begin at 5:30 pm. Whiteland Towne Center parking lot, 229 W. Lincoln Hwy, Exton. Registration near Gloss Salon.
Thursday, July 27, The Remains of the Day, concerning burial places of the war dead will be at Historic Yellow Springs. Parking & Registration: Tours will begin at 5:30 p.m. 1685 Art School Road, Chester Springs. Follow directional signs after entering the village. Picture-Revolutionary War Hospital, Yellow Springs. For more information about the Chester County Town Tours and Village Walks, visit: http://www.chescoplanning.org/HisResources/TownTours.cfm
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