Dover Days Festival offers a taste of history

DOVER — The Dover Days Festival is an annual celebration of the city’s colonial heritage and a harbinger of warmer weather and blooming flowers that takes place the first weekend in May. There are always the traditional maypole dancing, building tours, parade, as well as other sights, sounds and tastes to excite the senses — […]

At Dover Days Festival, city celebrates 300 years

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** The first of Dover’s 300th anniversary celebrations will step off Friday, May 5, with cake and a march of kazoo-playing citizens at Dover Days. The evening will end with fireworks. So what’s the story behind Dover’s tercentenary? It plays off 1717, the year […]

Filmmakers want to spotlight Dover’s 300th anniversary

  DOVER — Nathan Cronk and Brian Harvath, of Big River Film Co. at 117 West Reed Street, are hoping they get the chance to make a film about Dover that will stand the test of time — 300 years, to be exact. It is their goal that they will get the chance to hear […]

BEST BETS: The Fabulous Hubcaps still rocking at Harrington’s Gold Room

Denny Cook can’t even imagine how many different songs he’s performed as a member of The Fabulous Hubcaps. “It’s gotta be at least 1,000,” he said. “I know it’s a lot.” He can be forgiven for not having an exact count. He’s been with the group from the very beginning — 43 years ago. He’s […]

BEST BETS: The beat went on in local entertainment in 2016

  Looking back on the year in local entertainment has, for the last few years, focused on the massive Firefly Music Festival at the Woodlands of Dover International Speedway — and 2016 is no different. This was Firefly’s fifth year and although it didn’t have the star power of 2015 when Paul McCartney came to […]

Dover Days fireworks rescheduled for Comic Con

DOVER – Kent County Tourism Corp. will be providing fireworks in conjunction with Dover Comic Con on Friday, Aug. 5. The fireworks will start at dusk on Legislative Mall. That date will stand as the makeup date for the Dover Days fireworks that were cancelled due to rain on May 6. “Kent County Tourism is happy […]

SLIDESHOW: Sunday at Dover Days

The 83rd annual Dover Days Festival came to a close Sunday with a game of cricket and a car show. Special to the Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh

Dover Days gives glimpse into 18th-century life

  DOVER –– Despite threatening clouds looming overhead throughout the morning and afternoon, the 83rd annual Dover Days Festival was as successful as ever. Thousands lined State Street for the nearly hour-long parade before heading to The Green and Legislative Mall to see the unusual blend of modern and colonial. The Green played host not […]

SLIDESHOW: Dover Days: From parade to pies

The sandcastle's shield. (Delaware State News/K.I. White)

DOVER — Intermittent showers may have dampened the air at the 83rd annual Dover Days on Saturday, but not spirits. There was plenty to eat, plenty to buy and plenty to see. Here’s a photographic sampling of Kent County’s largest family festival, a production of Kent County Tourism.  

SLIDESHOW: Dover Days Parade

Students from George S. Welch Elementary School show off their Colonial walking skills. (Delaware State News/K.I. White)

DOVER — Showers held off for the Dover Days Parade Saturday morning. Starting on North State Street, the parade ended at the reviewing stand on the Green. It was sponsored by the Delaware Lottery and the Dover Days Kritter Sitter Pet Parade.