If you don’t have any Independence Day plans yet, consider crossing state lines and joining in the fun at the Hockessin Fourth of July celebration. The cute town in Delaware has an entire day’s worth of revelry planned, from an afternoon parade to splashy fireworks as soon as the sun goes down.
Get the the Hockessin Fourth of July party early so you have plenty of time to explore everything it has to offer. Play a few games and enjoy the live entertainment, then grab lunch from one of the local gourmet food trucks on hand. You can even sip on a pint of craft suds in the beer gardens as the day unfolds, and then find a good vantage point along Old Lancaster Pike for the patriotic parade at 3 p.m. As the celebration comes to a close, spread out a blanket or set up some lawn chairs to watch the fireworks display.