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 […]

Dover’s African American Festival canceled over virus concerns

DOVER — For the first time in its 29-year history, the 2020 “Positively Dover” African American Festival has been canceled due to concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The event, which was set for June 27, has become a tradition on Legislative Mall in Dover each year on the fourth Sunday in June, bringing with […]

Best Bets: Art in the time of COVID-19

Being an artist is sometimes thought of as being a solitary endeavor. That’s never been truer since the outbreak of COVID-19 across the state and world Artists have been finding this time an especially fruitful one and, in some cases, a therapeutic time to ply their trade while they quarantine in place. “I have been […]

Smyrna at Night postponed until September

Smyrna at Night, the free townwide music and beer festival originally set for June 13, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5 due to concerns over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. A statement on its Facebook Thursday said all of the artists announced so far and those who hadn’t been announced yet, will be able to […]

National Folk Festival postponed until 2021

SALISBURY, Md. — The National Folk Festival, which was set for Sept. 11-13 in Salisbury, has been postponed until 2021 due to concerns over the coronavirus. In a joint statement from Salisbury Mayor Jake Day and Lora Bottinelli, executive director of the National Council for the Traditional Arts., the producers of the event, they wrote […]

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 […]