Freedom Fireworks

About the Event


  • Friday, July 2, at dusk (approximately 9:15pm)
  • Rain Date is Monday, July 5
  • UD Athletic Complex
Join us for our annual fireworks display! 

Vendors and entertainment will not be present. This will be a Fireworks only event.

Free parking and viewing from your vehicle location 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. There will be NO lawn or grass viewing areas available for this event in these parking areas. Parking at the UD Athletic Complex will open at 7 p.m. 

Alcohol is not permitted during the event, and the community is asked to leave pets at home and be sure they are secured safely during the fireworks display, as the noise can frighten animals.

In accordance with CDC, state and local guidelines, masks are not required outdoors but individuals must maintain a physical distance of 3 feet from non-family members. Tailgating and large congregations are prohibited. 

More Information



If there is questionable weather, please call our Leisure Time Hotline at 302-366-7147 for rain date information or cancellation.
For additional information, please call the Newark Parks and Recreation Office at 302-366-7000.