Looking Back at Wilmington Fourth Festivities

Patch had you covered throughout Fourth of July week, so be sure to check out all of the fun in case you missed anything.

The Fourth of July has now passed in Wilmington, but it's not too late to enjoy the festivities. Wilmington Patch was around throughout the week, and you can relive the Independence Day celebration by checking out all the articles from the week.

Activities started on Friday as the . The sun was shining and residents lined up right at the opening of the event to get their tickets for the carnival.

Not everything went as planned on Friday night, though in the end it could have been much worse. A , bringing the Wilmington Fire Department to the scene.

No one was injured during the grease fire, and firefighters were able to quickly calm the flames with a mixture of water and foam.

Saturday was the highlight of the week for many as . After the day's festivities, visitors enjoyed the first of the town's two firework displays.

On Monday night, , which was won by Evil Empire. The team was led by Lou Cimaglia Jr., who previously won several titles as a member of Local Heroes.

Finally on Tuesday, the put on by . The pyrotechnics lit up the sky and brought cheers for 30 minutes.

What was your favorite part of the week? What did you think of the fireworks? Let us know in the comments section.

Hope you had a great Fourth of July, Wilmington! 

Steve McMahan July 06, 2012 at 11:20 PM
I would like to thank Al Roberts for his words of wisdom. My Mom doesn't have a basement and im not mad. Try getting the facts straight bro.
Lennie Malvone July 07, 2012 at 01:51 PM
I think the Carnival was a great event, Should it go to the 4th of July sure but thats somethng that can be worked on for the future. Regardless the Carniva is such a great community event. We in Wilmington are so very lucky. Is it perfect? no no one or thing is perfect , So join the committee Put forth yor ideas for improving the carnival I personally would love to
Melissa Erickson July 07, 2012 at 05:13 PM
As someone who has a full time job a day at the carnival on my actual day off is not where I would be. We went Friday night as well as Monday night and over for a bit before fireworks on Tuesday nights. Plenty of time and money spent. I don't think another day was needed at all. Maybe closing the carnival on the 3rd was decided o that the employees of the Carnival actually enjoyed a day off with their own families? I sure hope so.
Melissa Erickson July 07, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Excuse any typos as I am using a mobile device
Matt Schooley July 07, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Thanks to everyone for weighing in. At 3 p.m. on Saturday I have a story posting that provides an answer as to why the carnival was closed on the 4th. Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Thanks for following.


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