Large, outdoor events face tough scrutiny in Delaware

DOVER — Delaware’s state of emergency order due to COVID-19 prohibits large, outdoor gatherings of more than 250, but venues can apply for a special permit to hold those events, provided strict guidelines are met. For example, some events have been approved, such as the Delaware State Fair and Fat Daddy’s Barbecue Fourth of July […]

Coast Day 2020 will move to a virtual format this year

LEWES — The Delaware Sea Grant College Program at the University of Delaware invites people interested in learning more about coastal scientific research and how Sea Grant engages with the community in a meaningful way to join the first virtual Coast Day taking place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4. Since […]

Best Bets: National Folk Festival going online this year

The streets of Salisbury, Maryland, will be a little emptier and quieter this weekend than originally planned. But there will still be a party to be had. The National Folk Festival, which last year drew about 150,000 people over three days to see musicians, dancers, storytellers and craftspeople on seven outdoor stages, will go virtual […]

Investigation ongoing into massive gathering deemed illegal under COVID restrictions

BRIDGEVILLE – Multiple state agencies, including Delaware State Police, are investigating a large gathering staged Sunday, east of Bridgeville – an event state officials label “illegal” during COVID restrictions and a potential “super spreader” that may have put hundreds of attendees at risk. State police spokeswoman Cpl. Heather Pepper said attendance was estimated at 1,500 […]

Recycling the theme of Big Draw Festival DE

MILFORD — The 2020 Big Draw Festival DE plans for October are in place. The theme this year is “A Climate of Change.” Creating art using recycled materials is the goal. This theme is a opportunity for the Mispillion Art League to partner with the city of Milford and reinvent what a community festival can […]

National Night Out, Safe Trick or Treat events canceled in Dover

DOVER – The Dover Police Department announced Tuesday the cancellation of two annual events due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The National Night Out event traditionally held in August was canceled after earlier being postponed, and the Safe Trick or Treat or Treat event will not be held in October. In a news release, police […]

Best Bets: Ohmfest combines music, yoga this weekend

This weekend’s inaugural Ohmfest combines two of Ruby Zulkowski’s passions — music and yoga. Ms. Zulkowski, the owner of Shakti Yoga LLC in west Dover, is co-organizer with her boyfriend, Johnathan Plummer, of the first music and yoga festival in the area, set for Saturday and Sunday at the Akridge Scout Reservation, 1910 Baden Powell […]

Milford City Council to help fund the 2020 Big Draw Festival

MILFORD — City Council on Monday gave a big boost to the Big Draw Festival. Mispillion Art League’s annual monthlong arts education festival will take place in October, and council members have decided to help fund it. The amount the city needed to subsidize dropped from $4,646 to $3,346 when City Solicitor David Rutt and […]

Growing COVID-19 list: 2020 Wings & Wheels cancelled

GEORGETOWN – Sadly, the difficult decision that Wings & Wheels organizers have dreaded has been made: the 2020 festival is cancelled. Logistical challenges, public health concerns and fluctuating uncertainty and restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic factored in cancellation of the Oct. 2-3 event at the Delaware Coastal Airport. The cancellation was announced Thursday following a […]

National Folk Festival going virtual

SALISBURY, Md. — The National Folk Festival is planning a virtual celebration on the weekend of Sept. 12-13. The longest-running multicultural celebration of the finest folk and traditional artists in the United States, each year the National features over 350 artists — musicians, dancers, storytellers, and craftspeople — with more than 35 different groups performing […]