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OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) - The town of Ocean City is set to have an upgraded fireworks show for the end of Labor Day weekend.

The Daily Times of Salisbury reports the upgraded fireworks will be displayed Sept. 3 at the "Sundaes in the Park" event in Northside Park. The event will also feature live music and activities for children before the 9 p.m. display.

The event is being pegged as a chance for the town to make up for a disappointing glitch at this year's Fourth of July fireworks shows.

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DUNDALK, Md. (AP) - Rainy weather across the Mid-Atlantic region prompted some fireworks displays to be canceled or postponed.

The Dundalk fireworks display has been rescheduled for Tuesday at dusk. The fireworks show at University of Maryland, College Park has been rescheduled for Tuesday night.

The Red White and Boom celebration in Salisbury and Greenbelt's Buddy Attick Park fireworks show have also been pushed back to Tuesday, while fireworks on Solomons Island and in Gaithersburg have been rescheduled for July 8.

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There will be no fireworks for Dover Days tonight.

The event has been cancelled because of the rain expected to continue into this evening.

Friday’s activities had been set to begin at Legislative Hall with the fireworks to go off at 9:30 p.m.

Saturday’s Annual Dover Days Parade is still on and will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Wendie Vestfall, the executive director for the Kent County Tourism, told WBOC that it was unfortunate that the rain has hampered activities but that the first priority was to keep everyone safe.

Tropical Storm Arthur has become a hurricane and is threatening to take a glancing blow at the Carolina coast on Independence Day.

And here on Delmarva officials are bracing for wet weather but are optimistic.

In Ocean City officials are delaying the July 4th fireworks and festivities for Saturday.

Mayor Rick Meehan says the wet weather into Friday morning will not allow enough time to set up the fireworks display for tomorrow night.
Officials still expect near capacity crowds over the weekend with $50 being charged for all day Saturday at the Inlet Parking.

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Fireworks may make it back to Salisbury for a second year in a row since it was revived after a seven year hiatus.

Former City Council President Mike Dunn told the Salisbury Daily Times that organizers plan for another Red, White and Boom celebration which took place last year at a vacant lot owned by Salisbury University.

It lasted 35 minutes with the fireworks, shooting up as high as 600 feet into the night sky.

The nearby Wayne Street will once again be turned into “Americana Avenue with food vendors, local nonprofits and entertainment.