Milford’s Mispillion Art League announces plan for 2020 Big Draw Festival

Friday, Milford’s Mispillion Art League (MAL) announced its plan to hold the 2020 Big Draw Festival DE in October. “Amid pandemic restrictions, some of this year’s festival will take place in-person, some virtually or a combination of the two,” a MAL press release said, “but it will happen!” Dates, times and locations for individual classes and […]

Harrington Heritage Day canceled over virus concerns

HARRINGTON – This year’s 42nd annual Harrington Heritage Day has been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus. A statement released Friday said the “city council and city manager feel that this course of action is appropriate given the state of Delaware’s current COVID-19 restraints.” The event, which was set for Aug. 29, traditionally features […]

Coronavirus concerns force cancellation of Apple Scrapple Festival

BRIDGEVILLE — COVID-19-related concerns have forced the cancellation of one of the region’s most popular events in Bridgeville’s Apple Scrapple Festival. “It was a very difficult to make this decision because this festival is the largest fundraiser for dozens of our local nonprofits. Our community depends upon the revenue that this festival has been able […]

Milford’s Riverwalk Festival canceled over virus concerns

MILFORD — This year’s Riverwalk “Freedom” Festival in Milford has been canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus. A message on the committee’s Facebook page Friday said, in part, that “it is in the best interest of all, for the safety of the public, vendors, sponsors and volunteers to cancel the September 19, 2020 event. […]

Best Bets: African American, Ladybug Music festivals going online

Although Delaware has started to open up little by little, the state’s entertainment scene hasn’t gotten quite so bold, as evidenced by the coming week’s slate of online events. Dover’s 30th annual African American Festival, The Ladybug Music Festival and even a Kent County Theatre Guild play will all take place virtually in the forthcoming […]

Millsboro Fourth of July celebration canceled

MILLSBORO – The 14th edition of a youthful Fourth of July tradition in Millsboro will not be held this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The rector and members of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church announced Monday the cancellation of the children’s Celebration and Parade on July 4 due to restrictions and circumstances over the past […]

Carlton among headliners for online Ladybug Festival

WILMINGTON — In the wake of COVID-19, Gable Music Ventures, creators of The Ladybug Music Festivals in both Wilmington and Milford, announced Friday that they have partnered with Jet Phynx Films Creative Agency to launch the summer’s biggest online all-female music festival on June 29 and June 30 kicking off at 5 p.m. Wilmington native […]

Ladybug Music Festivals canceled, moving online

MILFORD — Add Milford’s Ladybug Milford Festival to the list of events canceled by the coronavirus crisis. Downtown Milford Inc., in conjunction with Wilmington-based Gable Music Ventures, producers of the event, has decided to not hold the third annual female-fronted event, originally scheduled for Sept. 12. “The ultimate decision came from Downtown Milford,” said Jeremy […]

Smyrna-Clayton Fourth of July events canceled

SMYRNA — On the heels of other recent July 4 announcements the Smyrna/Clayton July 4th Foundation announced late Thursday that the annual Fourth of July parade, the activities at the park and the fireworks in the area are canceled this year due to the COVID 19 situation. Celebrations in cities and towns such as Dover, […]

Best Bets: Virus concerns spur more changes to Delaware entertainment calendar

This week saw the cancellation of the season at the Hollywood Bowl for the first time in its 98-year history. Also, Broadway announced it would extend its shutdown until Labor Day. Both, of course, are due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has upset every facet of daily life for the past two months. So […]

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