Independence Day 2009 in Laurel, DE

Posted: 05/29/2009 by that's Elbert in holidays, Laurel, Laurel Delaware
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The Laurel Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 15th annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 4th, 2009. Unlike the last two years, all of this year’s events are being held on July 4th. Some of the day’s scheduled events include the following:

  • Prayer Breakfast, 7:30am, by ticket only, contact Georgia House.
  • 5k Run, 8:00am, call 302-875-9319 for information.
  • Red, White, & Blue Parade, 10:00am, applications are available at the Laurel Chamber 302-875-9319.
  • Talent Show, applications are online at
  • Entertainment by local talent, bring your lawn chairs.
  • Several contests are happening, including a hot dog eating contest, a pie eating contest, a watermelon eating contest, and the best homemade cake contest. Call 302-875-9319 for more information.
  • Fireworks, at dusk.

A Carnival is happening that week as well. Its schedule is as follows:

  • June 30 to July 3, open 6-10pm, wristband nights $15 – ride all night.
  • July 4, open 10:30am until the start of fireworks.
  • Kids and adults rides

The chamber has some information and applications available on their web site,

This site will be posting any additional information as it comes available.

UPDATE: The latest information, including times and events, will be posted at this link.

  1. Shirley says:

    This looks like such fun ! It’s great that Laurel can have something like this.

  2. Sally says:

    Will the Funsters be there this year?

  3. Joss Duryea says:

    Why was there a need for the confederate flag and float to be displayed in the parade in Laurel on the 4th of July.Our town in divided by racial issues now why widen the gap. With a flag of discrimination and hatered on display in the public’s faces JD Laurel

  4. I am not sure how to approach this comment. WBOC had a story about this matter (link), but outside of that story I haven’t heard any other comments. Just Friday, I spoke with Chamber of Commerce President Don Dykes who told me that he has received no other complaints about the matter. The float featured some Confederate flags and had some posters saying something which I didn’t find offensive. As I recall, there was some call for unity written on those posters. I wish I had some other pictures of the offending float, but the only one I have is here. I ask, where is the uproar?