This year, the children’s games on Second Street will not be part of the City of Lewes’ 4th of July holiday festivities because of safety concerns from COVID-19.  However, the Lewes Independence Day Boat Parade will return to 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.

The parade entrants will leave from Roosevelt Inlet across from the Coast Guard Station at 1:30 pm and at approximately 2 pm they will pass in front of the judges’ reviewing stand  at Fisherman’s Wharf and turn before reaching the Savannah Road Drawbridge. Lewes Mayor Ted Becker will announce the parade with amplification in the area of Fisherman’s Wharf and the City Dock. The parade judges are members of City Council, Lightship Overfalls Foundation and the Lewes-Rehoboth Rotary Club. This is the 17th year that the Overfalls Foundation has co-hosted the Independence Day Boat Parade and the third year of their collaboration with the Rotary Club.

The much-anticipated and fully sanctioned fireworks display will be launched from a barge off Lewes Beach at dusk. Visit for information.