Ferry Fun & Fireworks – Cape May – Lewes Ferry Hosts Two Special Fireworks Cruises to Celebrate Independence Day – July 1st and July 3rd (SOLD OUT), and a lawn party for the inaugural Lewes, DE fireworks show!
LEWES, Del. – Get a front row seat and an ocean view to enjoy this year’s fireworks celebration aboard the Cape May – Lewes Ferry! This year, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry is offering two great fireworks cruises over the week of Independence Day. These special cruises are set to depart the Lewes Terminal on July 1 and July 3 (Sold out). The tickets for each cruise are $30 for adults and $15 for children under the age of 12 if bought prior to June 25. Due to limited capacity, reservations are strongly recommended.
“Unfortunately, the July 3rd fireworks cruise to New Jersey is sold out, but we still have a few spots on the July 1st cruise to Rehoboth Beach,” said Heath Gehrke, Director of Ferry Operations. “There is no better way to watch the fireworks display than from the ferry, where there are no obstructions and the sound and light bring the water to life. Be sure to reserve your front row seat as soon as possible— the remaining spots on the Fireworks Cruise to Rehoboth Beach will sell out quickly.”
July 1 Ocean Fireworks Cruise to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Get a front row seat to enjoy this year’s fireworks celebration aboard the Cape May – Lewes Ferry! This year’s Annual Independence Day Fireworks Display will illuminate the Rehoboth coastline and the Atlantic Ocean. Live music will be provided by Delaware’s premier Rock & Roll party band, Glass Onion, on the third deck’s Lido Bar. The fireworks show will launch at approximately 9:00 p.m. with the ferry being positioned about one mile from the shore.
Check-in details will be e-mailed to passengers after the purchase of their tickets. Boarding of the ferry will begin at 6:45 p.m. and the scheduled departure time is 7:15 p.m. The Ferry will return to Lewes at approximately 11:00 p.m.
July 3 Delaware Bay Fireworks Cruise – SOLD OUT
The July 3 Delaware Bay Fireworks Cruise has been sold out! This fireworks display will take place over the stunning Delaware Bay at approximately 9:00 p.m. Boarding of the ferry will begin at 6:45 p.m., with the ferry departing at 7:15 p.m. The Ferry will return to Lewes at approximately 11:00 p.m.
Coolers, carry-on beverages and pets are not allowed on-board; however, passengers may bring a folding chair with them. Food and drink will be available for purchase aboard the ferry both nights. There are no refunds on purchased tickets. After June 25, ticket prices for adults will be $35 and tickets for children under 12 will be $20. The cruises only depart from Lewes, and do not dock at Cape May.
July 4 Lewes, DE Fireworks Lawn Party
Bring a chair or your favorite blanket and join us on the green for a viewing of the Lewes fireworks display. The green provides a perfect vantage point for this incredible display, and admission and parking for the event are free. We'll have live music from a local favorite Glass Onion, face painting for the kids and food & beverage available on the green.
The lawn party will take place on Wednesday, July 4 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on the Lewes Terminal Green. Music begins at 6:30 p.m. and will end at approximately 10:00 p.m. Face painting is set to start at 6:00 p.m. and continue until 8:30 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled to illuminate the skies beginning around 9:00 p.m. Parking is free and the “On the Rocks” Dockside Grill will be open with full menu and full bar service.
About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry
The Cape May – Lewes Ferry is owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962. The Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than 45 million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. In 2017, the ferry service, which connects Victorian Cape May, New Jersey, and historic Lewes, Delaware, transported approximately 275,000 vehicles and nearly 1 million passengers. For schedule, rates and other program information, please visit the ferry’s website at www.CMLF.com, or call toll free, 800-643-3779. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @CMLFerry.
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