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Smyrna/Clayton July 4th Association's Annual July 4th Celebration

A community event normally celebrated right on July 4th, we are the longest running 4th of July celebration in the state of Delaware!


July 4, 2016:  The fireworks are still scheduled at dusk tonight.  Hopefully the rain will hold off so that we can get them in. 

Our fireworks extravaganza starts at dusk and we feel it is the biggest and best in the state of Delaware!! The display is located at the Little League fields which are on Duck Creek Parkway in Smyrna opposite the Smyrna High School and Smyrna Middle School. It is requested that a donation be given to help defray the cost of the fireworks which is estimated to be approx. $16,000.00 for 2016.


Thank you to all who volunteered to work the parade, those who participated, and the community who came out for the parade!  It was a huge success! 

The Smyrna/Clayton July 4th parade is presented annually by the Smyrna/Clayton July 4th Association as part of their annual July 4th festivities. The parade rotates year to year between Smyrna and Clayton.   The parade begins promptly at 9:30 am each year and lasts approximately 2 hours each year. The parade attracts over 100 groups that take part in the parade yearly.

When in Smyrna the parade begins near St. Polycarp’s Church proceeds up High St to Commerce St., east on Commerce St past Citizens Hose Co. (where the reviewing stand is located) to Main St than north on Main St to the Municipal Park.

When in Clayton the parade begins at Main St & School Ln @ Clayton Elementary School, proceeds east on Main St (past the reviewing stand at Main St & Railroad Ave) to Reed St north on Reed St to Industrial Blvd.

Participation awards are given out to all participants.   For further questions contact parade chairman Skip Carrow at or 302-632-2405.