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Rain Postpones Fourth of July Fireworks

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    The wet weather caused Camden's Waterfront Freedom Festival to push their fireworks display up while other towns in the Philadelphia postponed fireworks to a later date. (Published Tuesday, July 5, 2016)

    As the potential for rain threatened parts of the Philadelphia region, some municipalities (especially south and east of the city where storms are expected hit hardest) postponed fireworks displays set for July 4th.

    It would eventually rain Monday evening but the towns made the cancellations ahead of the storm.

    Wildwoods postponed its fireworks show at Pine Avenue Beach until Saturday night at dusk. That show will follow the regularly scheduled fireworks show on July 8.

    The rain-or-shine Tim McGraw concert will go on as scheduled on the Wildwood beach.

    Camden, New Jersey moved its fireworks up to 9 p.m.

    Collingswood, New Jersey pushed its fireworks back to Tuesday night.

    In Pennsylvania, Washington Crossing Historic Park postponed its fireworks until Friday night. And, Aston postponed its show until Sunday night.

    In Philadelphia, the Wawa Welcome America fireworks went off as scheduled along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

    A trio of Delaware towns postponed fireworks.

    Newark, Delaware pushed its fireworks show at the University of Delaware's Athletic Complex until Tuesday night at dusk.

    In Dover, the fireworks display has been rescheduled for Sept. 3. The parade, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., has been canceled, as well as evening concerts and other activities. Organizers wrote on the city's website that the event committee is trying to restore those festivities for Labor Day weekend.

    And, Wilmington planned to set off its fireworks on Aug. 20.