Jun 172011

Published by DelmarvaNow.com

BETHANY BEACH — Preparations are under way for the 28th annual Fourth of July celebration in Bethany Beach.

The theme is this year’s parade is the U.S. Constitution. The parade will also honor the State of Delaware, as it was the first state to ratify the Constitution. Registration for floats, bikes and walkers will be held from 9-11 a.m. July 4. There is no preregistration available.

The annual horseshoe throwing and blueberry pie eating contests will coincide with the celebration. The night will be capped with fireworks at dusk and a concert at the bandstand.

Official Bethany Beach parade T-shirts are available on the Bethany Beach boardwalk on weekends and on nights of bandstand entertainment. Beginning June 20, T-shirts will be sold every evening. Proceeds benefit the parade.

The third annual Bethany Beach Firecracker 5K scheduled for 8 a.m. June 26 will also benefit the parade. Entry forms are available at Town Hall and at the T-shirt table.

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