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Our Favorite Festivals, Annual Events, Benefits, and Live  Performances

May

MAY 2 - Walkable Bikeable Delaware Summit - Presented by AARP

The theme of the 2019 summit is “Dutch Ideas for Delaware.” As a result of over 40 years of innovation, most short trips in the Netherlands today are accomplished using a bicycle. The goal of the 2019 summit is to learn, directly, from leading Dutch experts on cycling about practical ideas and solutions that the Dutch have discovered and to use those ideas and solutions right here in Delaware. The Summit is free but registration is required.

MAY 3 - 19 - Into the Woods at Clear Space Theater

This popular show, which first opened on Broadway in 1987, was nominated for 10 Tony Awards and won three, including those for Best Book (James Lapine) and Best Score (Stephen Sondheim). It runs weekends from Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 19. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:00 pm, and Sunday performances are at 3:00 pm. There also is one Thursday performance, on May 9, at 11:00 am. Tickets for all shows are $17 - $32, and may purchased on-line at www.clearspacetheatre.org, or by calling the box office at 302-227-2270..

MAY 4 - 16th Annual Bug & Bud Festival

16th Annual Bug & Bud Festival along the Mispillion Riverwalk in historic downtown Milford, Delaware. Expected to attract more than 8,500 visitors this year, the Bug & Bud Festival serves as our town celebration of Arbor Day, the City of Milford’s designation as a Tree City U.S.A. and Milford’s role in the ladybug’s designation as the State Bug of Delaware.

MAY 5 - 41st Annual Point-to-Point at Winterthur

On Sunday May 5th, enjoy a day of elite horse racing and celebrate the 41st Annual Point-to-Point. Join us for kids' activities, festive tailgating, and beautiful hospitality tents with elegant luncheons. Purchase your tickets here.

MAY 11 - Cape May- Lewes Ferry Celebrates National Tourism Day

Locals, it's your turn to experience the area like a tourist! On Saturday, May 11 Sussex County residents can enjoy FREE round-trip foot passenger fare to Cape May, NJ for onNational Tourism Day. Enjoy a day out on the water, spot the wildlife across the bay or enjoy seeing the Victorian architecture in this beach town. To qualify, you must be a resident of Sussex County and present ID with proof of local zip code. Reservations required. To book, call (800) 643-3779.

MAY 17-19 - Rehoboth Beach VegFest 

The Rehoboth Beach VegFest is a 3 day event. Rehoboth Beach VegFest 2019 weekend begins May 17th, with appetizers and a film screening. The FREE FESTIVAL takes place May 18th, starting at 11 am, with inspiring speakers, dozens of exhibitors, food samples, cooking demos, Healing Arts Tent, Kids’ Tent, Music Tent, and amazing food! Not just for vegetarians and vegans, Rehoboth Beach VegFest has something for Everyone!

MAY 17-19 - Wilmington Grand Prix 2019 

Wilmington Grand Prix will celebrate its 13th anniversary May 17-19, 2019. The fun begins on Friday, May 17th with the Monkey Hill Time Trial, a 3.2 mile race through Brandywine Park. Saturday will feature a street festival and pro and amateur races. Sunday will see the return of the Eighth Annual Governor’s Ride and the Seventh Annual Delaware Gran Fondo.

MAY 18 - Bellefonte Arts Festival 

The Bellefonte Arts Festival, (circa 2009,) takes place on Saturday May 19th, (always the third Saturday in May) from 10 am to 6 pm on Brandywine Blvd in Bellefonte DE. Come and celebrate local art and music, and visit the shops, and café of Bellefonte. More than fifty local artists and artisans will offer unique handcrafted items such as Pottery, Photography, Paintings, Up -cycled Art for home and garden, Jewelry, Glass, Textiles, Candles, and Mixed Media. Visit the community booths for children and pet lovers. Hear toe-tapping, hip swaying live music, while seated in the shade of our big music tent while filling up with the culinary arts of our food truck food court.

MAY 18 - Full Moon Gatering at Lewes Beach 2 

May 18th will be the kick off to monthly Full Moon Gatherings back on the beach on Lewes Beach 2. Julie Fisher will be there providing sound healing to relax us and bring in magical energy! Please bring a chair or blanket! $10 per person, kids are free. There will be a bonfire and a guided lesson to bring in the full moon energy, random readings and astrological tarot pulls! Everyone will get to release wishes in the fire.

MAY 25 - Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival

This festival celebrates horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds, long considered by many to be a natural wonder of Delaware Bay. Be among the 1,500-plus visitors who enjoy arts and crafts vendors, an art show, boat rides, canoe trips, exhibits, games, food, music, scavenger hunts, train rides for the kids, and much more on May 25th at both Prime Hook and Memorial Park in Milton, Delaware

MAY 30 - Wilmington Delaware Memorial Day Parade

The Wilmington Delaware memorial Day Parade, the oldest continuous parade in the country, will mark its 151st consecutive observance on May 30, 2018. Parade starts at 6pm at Delaware Ave and Woodlawn Ave and proceeds down Delaware Ave to the Civil War Monument on Broom St.

JUNE

JUN 1 - Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show

On Saturday, June 1, from 10am-5pm on the Boardwalk. Experience an array of vendors in this fine crafts show sponsored by the Bethany Beach Cultural and Historical Affairs Committee. 

JUN 8 - Second Saturdays in Historic Milton

Mark Saturday, June 8th on your calendar, starting at 10 am. Come hear live music, eat at award-winning restaurants, explore history, walk the banks of the ancient Broadkill River (bring your kayak or canoe!), and more! Start at the Milton Historical Society and pick up maps to all the day's musical and events throughout town. Find more info here.

Jun 2-7  - Coastal Delaware Restaurant Week

Billed as "an adventure in dining by the Delaware Shore," CDRW is an opportunity to showcase the culinary jewels of Delaware's Cape Region throught restaurant specials, prix fixe menus, entertainment and more. Find more info here.

Jun 8  - Fourth Annual Beach Goes Red, White & Blue

At the Rehoboth Bandstand from 10am to 3pm, join the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce as it salutes police officers, firefighters, paramedics, the military and all who serve. Go to Beach-fun.com for more information.

Jun 19-22  - Clifford Brown Jazz Fest

Each year, Wilmington, Delaware remembers a brilliant trumpet player, unforgettable composer, and dynamic entertainer whose name and legacy are celebrated at the annual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival in Rodney Square. This year it runs from June 19 - 22. Visit the website to see the lineup at http://cliffordbrownjazzfest.org.

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