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Happy Independence Day! Below here is your handy-dandy Secrets of the Eastern Shore roundup of some of the best festivities coming up around the Fourth of July holiday. Above here is a shot of the fireworks as seen from the waterfront in Cambridge by Jill Jasuta Photography.

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• Queen Annes County fireworks in Chester, Md. Details.


• The fun Zerbini Family Circus has shows on July 3 and 4 in Smyrna, Del. Details.

• The Taylor House in Berlin, Md. has its family-oriented Independence Day celebration on Wed. July 3. Details.

• The Berlin, Md. fireworks show. Details.

• The Oxford, Md. fireworks show. Details.

• The Rock Hall, Md. fireworks show. Details.

• Patriotic band & ice cream social in Onancock, Va. Details.

• Rehoboth Beach, Del. fireworks show. Details.

• Cape May-Lewes Ferry fireworks cruise. Details.


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• Fourth of July parade in Vienna, Md. Details.

• Memorial service at the Queenstown, Md. grave of Declaration of Independence signer William Paca. Details.

• Children’s Parade and Old Fashioned Fourth Celebration at St. Mary’s Square in St. Michaels, Md. Details.

• Bethany Beach parade, concert, and fireworks. Details.

• Ocean Pines, Md. fireworks show. Details.

• Parade and fireworks in Cape Charles, Va. Details.

• Car show and fireworks show in Laurel, Del. Details.

• Daylong festivities and fireworks in Dover, Del. Details.

Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva• Hometown parade in Rock Hall, Md. Details.

• Chateau Bu De Winery in Chesapeake City, Md. fireworks show. Details.

• Tilghman Island, Md. parade, BBQ, and picnic. Details.

• Mardela Springs, Md. Old Fashioned 4th. Details.

• Middletown, Del. fireworks show. Details.

• Chincoteague, Va. fireworks show at the Fireman’s Carnival. Details.

• Dewey Beach, Del. fireworks show. Details.

• Easton, Md. fireworks show. Details.

• Lewes, Del. Old-Fashioned Fourth Parade & festivities, plus fireworks show. Details.

• Ocean City, Md. fireworks show, uptown and downtown. Details.

• Mid Shore Community Band concert on the waterfront in Cambridge, Md. Details.

• Cambridge, Md. fireworks show. Details.

• Fireworks after the Delmarva Shorebirds baseball game in Salisbury, Md. Details.

• Red White & Boom fireworks show in Salisbury, Md. Details.

• Another way to watch the fireworks in Rehoboth is by signing on for the Fireworks Cruise aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Live music on the boat. Details.

• The fireworks show in Chesapeake City, Md. is set over the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal. Details.

Centreville, Md. is having a Family Fun & Fireworks event, 6-10pm. Details.

• In Bowers Beach, Del., it’s “Hot Dog Day.” Details.

• At Longwood Gardens near Wilmington, Del., it’s time for the annual Fireworks and Fountains Show. Details.

• It’s Watermens Day in Rock Hall, Md. There will be boat docking, anchor tossing, and more. Details.


• Independence Celebration and fireworks show inn Chesapeake City, Md. Details.

• Fireworks at the Hebron, Md. Firemen’s Carnival. Details.


4th of July Boat Parade in Lewes• Fireworks after the Delmarva Shorebirds baseball game in Salisbury, Md. Details.

• Boat Parade and fireworks show in Georgetown, Md. Details.

• Big Band Show and fireworks at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. Details.

• Freedom Festival and fireworks in Crisfield, Md. Details.

• Freedom Festival at the Chincoteague (Va.) Center both Sat., July 6 and Sun., July 7. Details.

Here’s wishing everyone a blessed and safe Fourth of July weekend! If I missed a fireworks show or big event in your town, please let me know in the comments and I will try and update this as we go along.

–Compiled by Jim Duffy


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