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!
We had a fantastic 4th of July celebration in 2012! Hope 2013 is even better! The day's celebration starts with a Parade, our 4th of July Carnival, Baby Contest, Patriotic Dog Contest, Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest, Mid-Atlantic Cherokee show, and much more! The day concludes with a fantastic fireworks display!
We will be posting selected photos of our 2013 4th of July celebration soon!
2013 Events include:
Parade - this year we are sponsoring a band from Ireland.
4th of July Carnival - rides and lots of food!!!
Patriotic Dog Contest -- organized by Concord Pets located in Smyrna, Delaware
Baby Contest -- open to newborn babies up to age of 4. Contact Stace Lewis @ email@example.com
Mid-Atlantic Cherokee demonstration
Lots of good food and an opportunity to renew old acquaintances.
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 2013.
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 yearly between the Town of Smyrna & the Town of Clayton. Even years are held in Smyrna while odd years are held in 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.
Units that take part in the parade are judged and awards are given out approximately 2 hours after the parade concludes at the municipal park. For further questions contact parade chairman Skip Carrow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-632-2405.
PARADE REGISTRATION FORM