Delaware Festivals January 30, 2018
by Kim Magaraci 7 Ethnic Festivals In Delaware That Will Wow You In The Best Way Possible
Delaware is full of people from all different backgrounds and heritages. We love to show off our history with festivals throughout the year. Here are seven that you should keep an eye out for, because they are a great way to learn about another culture or celebrate your own!
1. Nanticoke Pow Wow & Heritage Day, Millsboro
Twice a year, the Nanticoke Indian Tribe opens up their museum and their lives to show off their colorful culture. Heritage Day occurs in the spring, and the Pow-Wow is typically in September. The dancing, food, art and storytelling makes this one of the top festivals in the state.
2. Eastern Shore Afram, Seaford
The lively Eastern Shore Afram festival is a two day event in Seaford, every August. It celebrates the rich culture and history of the African Diaspora and African-American community in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Live music, handcrafted art, and delicious African food are just some of the highlights of this extraordinary festival.
3. St. Anthony's Italian Festival, Wilmington
St. Anthony's Italian Festival, held every June, is a week-long event celebrating the history of Italian-Americans in Delaware. You'll have your fill of homemade pasta and meatballs, that's for sure! This event is the second largest Italian festival in the country.
4. The August Quarterly, Wilmington
The August Quarterly is a celebration of the founding of the first independent African American church in the United States. It's a festival featuring food, music, dancing and worship, and storytelling. Since its founding in 1814, the August Quarterly has become one of the most important events on the Delmarva peninsula for African Americans.
5. St. Hedwig's Polish Festival, Wilmington
St. Hedwig's is the largest Polish festival in Delaware. If you love polka and pierogies, you'll have a great time at this carnival and festival held every July.
6. Oktoberfest at the Delaware Saengerbund, Newark
Oktoberfest in Newark is unlike anywhere else in the area! The Delaware Saengerbund hosts fun, German-themed events all year long, but they really go all out with the beer-and-food fest every September.
7. Wilmington Greek Festival
Singing, dancing, and plenty of eastern European food is what you'll find at this exciting and entertaining Delaware festival. Held every year in early June, this is the best place to get your fill of tasty greek treats and enjoy plenty of spontaneous dancing.
What are your favorite festivals in Delaware? Beyond the ethnic festivals, there are a few amazing
Delaware Food Festivals that everyone should attend each year.
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