Delaware state fair

Butter sculpting among new fun at 2022 state fair

Ken Mammarella Culture, Headlines

More than 2,000 pounds of butter that will become art, a Wild West show and a BMX stunt show are some of this year’s additions to the Delaware State Fair. The 103rd edition of the fair runs July 21-30 at the state fairgrounds in Harrington. “We’re chock full of entertainment,” said Danny Aguilar, assistant general manager and director of marketing. …

Wilmington Black Storytelling Residency

Black storytellers from across nation gather in Wilmington

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Ask Serena Joy — a Wilmington poet, rapper and storyteller — to tell you a story, and she starts with a little girl and a dandelion. The little girl loves dandelions partly because she likes blowing the tiny flowers off the stem. She joyously takes some to her grandmother, who shoos her and the flower away. “That’s a weed,” she …

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Milford’s Ladybug Music Festival returns July 30

Jarek Rutz Culture, Headlines

After being squashed by COVID-19 the last two summers, the Ladybug Music Festival returns to Milford July 30. It’s the second half of what is the country’s largest celebration of women in music. The first half played in Wilmington in May, The Milford lineup is headlined by Eljuri, Lauren & the Homewreckers, Katie Barbato, Frantastic Noise and will feature 38 …

Winterthur Artisan Market

Winterthur’s Artisan Market: Where to find the goods

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

    Two days weren’t enough last summer to make it through all the booths at Winterthur Museum’s inaugural Artisan Market, but guests can try again Saturday and Sunday. They’ll have their jobs cut out for them, though: This year’s event will have more than 100 vendors, up from last year. The second annual version opens Saturday at 9 a.m. …

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Firefly releases daily lineup, one-day passes available Friday

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Not everyone wants to trudge through the mud and muck for all four days of Dover’s Firefly Music Festival. For those who don’t, organizers on Monday released each day’s lineup, including headliners.  Single-day passes will go on sale Friday, July 15.  The annual festival, which takes place at The Woodlands of Dover Motor Speedway, will be held from Thursday, Sept. …

Trolley Square utility box mural project

Trolley Square project turns utility boxes into art

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Sungmin Bobyak expected that painting a ladybug mural on a utility box near the Trolley Square fountain plaza would be a solitary experience. It wasn’t. Drivers honked and yelled compliments out of their windows as they drove by. People who were walking by stopped to talk, some thanking her profusely for creating the public artwork. “I thought I would go …

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Dogfish Head’s Rehoboth brewpub to offer 2 free concerts

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

Funk-soul piano man Neal Francis and indie-rock band Kiwi jr. will grace the stage at Dogfish Head’s Rehoboth Beach brewpub, Brewings and Eats, on Wednesday, July 27 and Friday, July 29. Both live shows are open to the public with no cover or tickets required.  By age 18, Francis — who will perform at 10 p.m. on July 27 — …

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Registration open for Nanticoke River Cardboard Boat Regatta

Staff Writer Culture, Headlines

Are you capable of building a seaworthy cardboard boat? There’s only one way to find out! The seventh annual Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta will take place Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Nanticoke River Public Marine Park in Blades.  The event, which is returning after a two-year hiatus, is presented by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the …

Rockwood Mansion Delaware Shakespeare

‘Tempest’ marks Delaware Shakespeare return to Rockwood

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  If what’s past truly is prologue — as a famous quote from William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” says — Delaware Shakespeare couldn’t have picked a better play for its summer offering. The play — about freedom and confinement, betrayal and compassion, forgiveness and family — will run at Rockwood Park from Friday, July 15, through July 31. Producing Artistic Director …

Rehoboth Beach will host this year's United States Lifesaving Association’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships on July 13.

Rehoboth to host lifeguard championships July 13

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Culture, Delaware Live

Lifeguards up and down the east coast will gather July 13 at Rehoboth beach to compete in the United States Lifesaving Association’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships.  Contestants from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and Virginia will participate in ocean and sand competitions, primarily in between Baltimore and Maryland avenues, which will be closed to beachgoers that day.  The public is, …