A Memorial Day Thank You from Delaware City

Have a fun and safe memorial day weekend, but while you’re out enjoying the weather in beautiful Delaware City, make sure you take a moment to remember those who gave their life for our country and our freedom.

Thank you to every soldier who sacrificed, we won’t forget you.

Fort Delaware 2016 Season

Delaware City is home to Fort Delaware State Park located on Pea Patch Island in the middle of the Delaware River.  Fort Delaware is connected to Delaware City by the Passenger Vessel “DELAFORT” operated as Three Forts Ferry.

You can make reservations and find the current ferry schedule by visiting the Three Forts Ferry website.

Secure your space aboard the P/V DELAFORT by visiting the Fort Delaware State Park website or by calling 302.834.7941.

Visit Delaware City by boat and spend the night at the marina!  Then head over to Fort Delaware for a full weekend of fun, adventure and excitement!  For slip reservations at Delaware City Marina call 302.834.4172.

2016 Brings New Opportunities to Delaware City

For many, starting a new year means a fresh slate and new opportunities to grow. We look forward to the coming year in our town, full of fun activities and our calendar of awesome events. The new year also brings opportunity for business expansion and for business minded individuals, our retail and office space options could be exactly the fresh start you are looking for! Come see what life could be like on the waterfront for your business!

For more information, please call 302-832-6805.

This weekend, don’t miss the River Towns Ride & Festival!

The annual River Towns Ride & Festival will be held this Saturday October 31st from 11:30AM to 5:00PM.

  • Recreational Bike Ride & Competitive Time Trial
  • Craft Beer Festival in two historic towns featuring more than 16 craft breweries.
  • FREE Family Festivals in both towns (Historic Delaware City & Historic New Castle)
    • Live Music
    • Food
    • Rides
    • Games
    • Exhibitions
    • Vendors

More information (from www.rivertownsfestival.com)

The third annual River Towns Ride & Festival is a one-day joint festival held between the two historic Delaware waterfront towns of New Castle and Delaware City. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 11:30am-5pm.
The two towns are 10 miles apart and connected by the bike-friendly corridor of Route 9. Therefore, the event will feature a bicycling component that will have riders cycling between the two destinations. Competitive cyclists will be encouraged to participate in the River Towns Time Trial for cash and prizes while recreational cyclists can pick their distance and ride for fun or to earn a distance medal. The ride is open to ALL ABILITY LEVELS.
While cyclists traverse between the two towns, festivals will be held in each town’s main square: The Green in Historic New Castle and Battery Park in Historic Delaware City.
Activities include live music, rides, attractions, games, tours, vendors, food and drink.
A highlight of the event will be a craft beer festival held in each town from noon until 5pm. More than a dozen craft breweries will be participating.

Visit the River Towns Ride & Festival Website here for even more information.

Reedy Point Players Production-An Evening of Zombie Inspired One Acts

Zombie Apocalypse
An Evening of Zombie Inspired One Acts

Just in time for Halloween, join us for an evening of five Zombie-inspired one acts! Have you ever wondered how to survive a Zombie attack? What would a group of Zombies be like if they weren’t out looking for brains? Can we – the living – understand what it’s like to be undead??? Come see the Zombie Apocalypse to find out! This is a production you won’t want to miss. Not too scary though – we encourage families to attend!

TICKETS:
$5 (Child – Ages 10 and under)
$10 (Senior, Active Military, Student)
$12 (Adults)
*CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR*
***No checks, debit/credit cards, etc. will be accepted***

TWO WEEKEND PERFORMANCES:
Friday & Saturday
October 16, 17, 23, 24
All performances at 8 PM.
Box Office opens at 7:30 PM

Community 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 Fireworks

Delaware City Day 2014 is here!

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!