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Cape Region to celebrate the Fourth

Fireworks, children's games, boat parade and more on deck
Jul 03, 2013
Photo by: Nick Roth

The Cape Region will mark Independence Day with fireworks in Dewey and Rehoboth, children's games and a boat parade in Lewes and fun for the family in Milton.

Dewey Beach

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• Highway One Partnership is aiming to land a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records with its display at 9:15 p.m., Thursday, July 4, off two barges in Rehoboth Bay, directly in front of Northbeach and Ivy

• Organizers hope to accomplish this feat by launching the most firework rockets in 30 seconds (the current record is 125,801 set May 8, 2010 in the Phillipines

• The 10-minute show will be accompanied by a music and a laser show

Lewes

• Children’s games and activities on Second Street will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, July 4. Games in past years have included three-legged, potato, sack and wheelbarrow races

• The Lewes Boat Parade on the canal starts at 1 p.m., followed by an awards ceremony at the Overfalls

• Lewes is also home of the famous Doo-Dah Parade, which starts at approximately 5 p.m. at Manila Avenue, travels down Kings Highway to Savannah Road and finally heads to Second, Market and Third streets.  The only requirement for the Doo-Dah Parade is a fun spirit.  Be sure to bring your red, white and blue

Milton

• The town’s Fourth of July Fun Fest will offer plenty for families to enjoy, including a Japanese car show from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, July 4, between the Broadkill River Goflers Walk at the Lydia B. Cannon Museum.  Show cars will be parked on the grassy lot at the corners of Union and Magnolia streets

• The Lydia B. Cannon Museum will be open to the public with a craft table for children

• Rising Sun Lodge No. 4 will be selling barbecued chicken and sides in Milton Memorial Park on Chandler Street

• The Lions Club will be running the Clipper Express for free, and the club will be selling lemonade and funnel cakes.  Beginning at 3 p.m., field games such as potato sack races, spoon egg race, bean bag toss, water balloon toss and bag race will be in progress

• Footlight Productions will perform patriotic songs at the gazebo from 7 to 9 p.m.

Rehoboth Beach

• The 17th Annual Fireworks Show presented by Rehoboth Beach Main Street will blast off at 9:15 p.m., Thursday, July 4, near Star of the Sea, 307 S. Boardwalk.  The fireworks typically draw between 70,000 to 100,000 people to Rehoboth

• The Funsters will perform before and after the fireworks at the Bandstand

• Shuttle buses into town will pickup passengers at Route 1 near County Bank and at the DART Park and Ride. Parking for the buses will available at the grass lot next to County Bank.  Charge to park is $10 per car

• The Jolly Trolley will run a shortened route from 6 to 11:30 p.m. between Dewey Beach to Christian Street in Rehoboth behind Jack Lingo Realtor. The trolley will pick up and drop off passengers  at all of its regular stops between Ruddertowne and Robinson Street in Dewey, but will only stop at Christian Street in Rehoboth. Due to Rehoboth Avenue being closed until 11:30 p.m. Once Rehoboth Avenue is reopened, regular service will be restored until 2 a.m.

All that's required for Lewes' Doo-Dah Parade is a healthy sense of humor and a fun spirit. (Photo by: Dennis Forney)
Milton's Clipper Express will be full-steam ahead in the park for Fourth of July festivities. (Photo by: Molly MacMillan)
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