Best Bets: Aunt Mary Pat taking Pride in Dover

She loves her Iggles; has to have her “smoke and a Coke” and a shot of Fireball whiskey; works as the assistant customer service manager “down at the Ac(a)me”; and thinks Wawa’s Hoagiefest is better than Christmas. She’s Aunt Mary Pat DiSabatino and she’s headed to Dover on Saturday for the Delaware Pride Festival. The […]

A budding success: Milford to celebrate annual Bug & Bud Festival in May

Spring has sprung which means it’s almost time for the annual Bug & Bud Festival hosted by Downtown Milford, Inc. in honor of Arbor Day, Milford’s Tree USA designation and the town’s history in helping the ladybug become the state bug of Delaware. This year’s event is planned for Saturday, May 4 and includes all […]

Best Bets: National acts to headline R2Hop2 fest

In its eighth year, Fordham & Dominion Brewing’s R2Hop2 Beer and Music Festival is going national. National headliner J. Roddy Walston and The Business will take the stage to close out Saturday’s event on the grounds of the brewery in Dover. “Exciting things are happening at the brewery and we wanted our annual festival to […]

Indoor Egg Scramble draws huge turnout in Frankford

FRANKFORD – Facing uncertain weather, organizers scrambled Saturday to stage the 2019 Egg Scramble. For the most part held indoors in Frankford Volunteer Fire Company’s Station 76, Envision Frankford’s Egg Scramble was an extravaganza that drew hundreds of children and accompanying adults from far beyond the tiny town of Frankford. “There are probably more people […]

History, Heritage and Hops slated for May 4 in Dover

DOVER — H3 (History, Heritage, and Hops) will take place Saturday, May 4 from 3 to 9 p.m. on Loockerman Street from State Street to Governors Avenue in Dover. Annually held after the Dover Days Festival, the event will feature three live bands, food trucks, 15 alcohol vendors, (craft beer, wine, cider, mead, spiked tea, […]

Travis Scott, Post Malone to headline Firefly Music Festival

DOVER — Recent Grammy Award nominees Travis Scott and Post Malone along with rock band Panic! At The Disco will headline next year’s Firefly Music Festival, officials announced late Monday afternoon. Firefly returns to The Woodlands for the eighth year June 21-23. It will be three days next year instead of four as it had […]

Firefly dates, presale officially announced

DOVER — Firefly Music Festival officials debuted a new website Thursday afternoon, officially announcing that next year’s event at the Woodlands of Dover will be three days instead of four, as it had been for the last five years. As previously reported by the Delaware State News in July, Firefly will be held June 21-23. […]

18th Century Market Fair lets locals live in past

DOVER — The First State Heritage Park’s 18th Century Market Fair recreates the sights and sounds of events, and allows visitors to leave the 21st century behind for a few hours free of charge from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on The Green in Dover. In the 1700s, The Green was the center of […]

BEST BETS: Great Delaware Pumpkin Carve a cut above at Quillen Arena

Gone are the days when carving a pumpkin consisted of a few triangles and some jagged teeth. These days, pumpkin carving is big business, with monstrous creations formed on gourds weighing hundreds of pounds and sometimes multiple pumpkins forming one huge opus. This weekend, the first Great Delaware Pumpkin Carve Festival, presented by the Biggs […]

Sea Witch Festival set this weekend for the beach

REHOBOTH BEACH — The 29th annual Sea Witch Festival hits the beach today through Friday. Highlighting the annual Halloween event is the costume parade down Rehoboth Avenue on Saturday at 11 a.m. Registration for the parade is donation-based and will take place on Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. Registration will be held on the Grub […]