Hockessin readies 4th of July celebration

HOCKESSIN, DELAWARE (6/28/2017) Area residents will have a full 4th of July celebration in Hockessin.

Neighborhood relay races start at 9 a.m., fireworks at dusk, and the traditional holiday parade at 3 p.m.

Other attractions include a food truck festival from 2:30 to 9:30 p.m. behind the Hockessin Fire Hall on Old Lancaster Pike, featuring popular vendors like Brunch Box, Woodside Farm Creamery, I Don’t Give a Fork, Maiale, Koi on the Go and Cajun Sno, as well as some popular Hockessin eateries.

Twin Lakes Brewery will set up a beer garden, serving craft beers and sangria.

In addition, there will be face-painting, games and other activities for children from 2:30 to 8 p.m., along with displays by local businesses.

The relay races, organized and sponsored by the Hockessin Athletic Club, will take place in Swift Park and on the Piedmont baseball fields. Community groups can sign up at the celebration’s website, hockessin4thofjuly.org, through Friday.

The parade – featuring marching bands, fire trucks, antique and classic cars and people waving the red, white and blue – will step off from St. Mary of the Assumption Church at 3 p.m. and head down Old Lancaster Pike to Valley Road.  

Marching units can sign up at the celebration’s website through Friday.

The celebration, produced for the first time this year by Barry’s Events, depends on the support of local businesses and residents for its success. Donations to support the festival may be made to the Hockessin 4th of July Fund at the Delaware Community Foundation.