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Delaware City, DE We're happy you're here.

Delaware City is a historic waterfront community that has rich history and great charm. If this is your first time here, we would like to extend our warmest welcome and invite you to take a tour of what our community has to offer. Make sure to check out our 2014 Calendar of Events, our Welcome Video and our Town History section to learn all about Delaware City's great history. We hope to see you around town sometime soon!

Fort Delaware Our Featured Attraction

Fort Delaware, the Union fortress dating back to 1859, once housed Confederate prisoners of war. It was originally built to protect the ports of Wilmington and Philadelphia.

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Welcome to Delaware City, DE

Community Park & Trail Master Plan

Delaware City 2014 Park & Trail Master Plan

The Delaware City Community Park & Trail Master Plan has been unveiled! Big things are coming to our town. 

Excerpt:

Park Vision
"DE City Community Park will be the best waterfront park in the state."

1. Diverse Activities and Uses
A park that provides numerous opportunities for group and individual activities. and experiences. A fun place that offers year-round, special , celebratory, useful, and relaxing spaces for residents and visitors.

2. Image and Comfort
Develop a park that is safe, clean, attractive, and charming. The park design should reflect a high standard of excellence

3. Complementary Land Uses
The parkland should be inviting and provide a seamless transition to the waterfront .

4. Increased Visual and Physical Access
The towns existing trail network provides critical pedestrian movements between the park, CBD, Battery Park, and beyond via the C&D trail. Limit opportunities exists for physical access to the canal within the corridor.

5. Economic Vitality
A park that is neighborly and welcoming. A place that is friendly, diverse, and exudes a strong sense of community.

6. Pedestrians First
A barrier free park that is convenient, walkable and bike-able.

See the Full Master Plan, complete with illustrations HERE!

Delaware City Day 2014 is here!

Delaware City Day Fireworks

The 34th Annual Delaware City Day is TODAY Saturday 19 July.  The day features a Parade at 11 am and concludes with a massive fireworks display at sunset with music, food, rides and a full day of family fun.

Always a favorite are the Kid's Rides and Games, vendor displays and food wagons all of which come alive at 10 am.

Highlights of this Delaware City Day include:

10 am Vendors open for business.  Battery Park, Delaware City and continues all day

10 am Food Tent opens in Battery Park, Delaware City and continues all day

10 am Kids Games and Rides Area opens and continues all day

10 am Live music on the Band Stand at the foot of Clinton.  "Accolade"

11 am  Parade departs Fort Dupont and winds north on Clinton Street to Battery Park

Noon   The band "Reunion" plays on the Band Stand on Clinton until 3 pm

  2 pm Bingo in the Park

  9 pm FIREWORKS!

In addition to the official Delaware City Day Program, local businesses also feature these special events:

"Lewinsky's On Clinton" Delaware City's newest restaurant opens.  Reservations required.  Live musicians play throughout the day on their stage.

Crabby Dick's features live music throughout the day and night, an outside Beer Garden and special FIREWORKS buffet extravaganza on their Crab Deck overlooking the mighty Delaware River.  The Crab Deck is a scant 200 feet from ground zero for the fireworks display.  Cost for the buffet is $69 per person.  As an alternative to full buffet on the Crab Deck, the Beer Garden offers a great view of the fireworks and the fireworks staging area with it's own fast order menu.

See you there! Make sure the get here early for parking and to not miss any of the FUN!

Directions

Delaware City Map find your way around town

Sponsors

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Whittaker Builders
"An experienced builder who spends time on the elements that really matter."

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Important Notice:
Don't let your children play in the street!

Delaware City recently ammended a city ordinace which specificly outlaws playing in Delaware City streets. 

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