Delaware festivals hang in the balance of coronavirus crisis

As the weather turns warmer and the days get longer, under any other circumstance, we would start looking forward to enjoying the many outdoor festivals the area has to offer. But these are not any other circumstances, to say the least. On March 22, Gov. John Carney ordered Delawareans to stay at home whenever possible […]

Best Bets: Greene brings musical mix to Food Truck Battle

Tyler Greene is a man of many talents and influences. The Millsboro musician sings, DJs and plays the rhythm and bass guitar, along with the drums, keyboards, synthesizer and “basically anything with strings,” he says. He also writes his own songs — about 200 in all — but doesn’t stick to any one genre. “The […]

Artists have big fun at Big Draw Festival

The Mispillion Art League has had a big time with its Big Draw Festival so far this month. Dozens of classes and family events have been held on the streets of Milford and elsewhere throughout October. The kickoff event was Oct. 5 during the final Milford Farmers Market of the season with pumpkin art included […]

Best Bets: Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival marks its 30th year

It’s a year of milestones for the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival. Not only is the event celebrating its 30th anniversary but this is the 25th year for the man who runs it all. Denny Santangini is president of the Delaware Celebration of Jazz, a 501[c3] organization based in Sussex County, which produces the Rehoboth Beach […]

Military history highlighted at Wings & Wheels festival

GEORGETOWN — The history of coastal Fort Miles and the Georgetown airport through living history encampment and re-enactment is among the showcase features at this weekend’s Wings & Wheels festival. A festival tradition, members of the Harbor Defenses of the Delaware Living History Association will be set up near the main spectator entrance at the […]

The Wailers to headline OktDoverFest

DOVER — Whether it’s the start of a little rivalry, Destination Downtown Dover (DDD) knew it had to come up big for Saturday’s OktDoverFest if it wanted to compete with Smyrna, which has attracted national acts for some of its recent events. So DDD went out and signed legendary reggae artists The Wailers, Bob Marley’s […]

Delmarva Folk Festival set for this weekend

HARTLY — Delaware Friends of Folk will hold their 28th annual Delmarva Folk Festival Friday and Saturday on the festival grounds, Downs Chapel Road near Hartly. Friday will feature the finals of the 13th annual Delmarva Folk Heroes contest and Saturday provides a lineup of folk, blues, old-time, and Celtic, along with workshops, special kids […]

Native American culture on display at Nanticoke Powwow

MILLSBORO — Tribal land in a wooded area several miles east of Millsboro is the staging venue this weekend for a long-running annual fundraiser that showcases Native American heritage and culture. On Saturday and Sunday, the 42nd Nanticoke Indian Powwow will feature Native American song and dance, customs, rituals and, of course, food. Dozens of […]

Best Bets: Alverson pays tribute to Elton John in Smyrna

With both a musical and theatrical background, Lee Alverson looked on the internet one day back in 2000 to see just how many Elton John impersonators there were. “There were so many Elvis impersonators. Thousands probably. But there were only two or three Elton impersonators,” he said. And thus an enterprise that would take him […]

Wyoming festival promises peach of a day

WYOMING — The Peach Festival will take over the small town of Wyoming Saturday, celebrating all things peachy. Now in its 29th year, the festival continues to celebrate the town’s long history of peach growing, which can be dated back to at least the late 19th century. “Wyoming is such a little town. Not everyone […]