Annual Independence Day Fireworks Display on the Delaware Bay
Cape May, NJ Ferry Terminal Open to the Public; Special Ferry Cruise from Lewes, DE Terminal
(N. Cape May, NJ) On Sunday, July 3, 2011, Lower Township will once again be sponsoring a fireworks demonstration for viewing along the Delaware Bay coast, along with an “Independence Day Festival” on Bay Drive in North Cape May, NJ. The fireworks, which will be discharged from a barge approximately one half mile off-shore, are scheduled to begin at approximately 9:15 p.m. Weather and wind conditions may affect the timing of the fireworks show. The rain date is Tuesday, July 5, 2011.
Special Fireworks Cruise From Lewes, DE Terminal: For this fireworks show, Cape May - Lewes Ferry (CMLF) officials have scheduled a special fireworks cruise aboard the M.V. Twin Capes set to depart the Lewes terminal at 7:15 p.m. Passenger check-in begins at 5:00 p.m. and boarding will commence at 6:45 p.m. Photo identification is required to board the vessel. Live music will be provided by the band, “The Honeycombs” while “Just Kiddin' Around” will supply children's entertainment. The vessel will return to the Lewes, DE terminal at approximately 11:00 p.m. The cost of the tickets is $26.50 for adults and $15.00 for children under 12 years of age. Ferry passengers are not permitted to bring coolers, food, or beverages on-board the vessel. Because tickets to this incredibly popular event are limited, reservations are recommended by calling our Reservation and Information Office at 1-800-643-3779 (FERRY).
Cape May, NJ Terminal Green: The public is invited, free of charge to enjoy the fireworks on the lawn of the Cape May terminal. Come early and relax, bring your beach chairs and enjoy the incredible fireworks display over the Delaware Bay. CMLF Food Services will sell food and beverages on the south patio area. In addition, the Rock Pile Bar will also to be open. Free entertainment will include Snazzy Doodles” face painters and a musical performance by the Philadelphia band “Jumper” from 7:00-10:00. Rumor also has it that “Pirate Pete” may stop by the festival and the terminal too!
Please note that the fireworks demonstration WILL NOT be visible from the Lewes, DE terminal.In the event the fireworks are canceled, the rain date is July 5. For more information on the Independence Day Fireworks Celebration, call our Reservations and Information office at 1-800-64 FERRY.
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