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84th Annual Dover Days Festival Vendor and Parade Registration Now Open

Written on:February 21, 2017
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February 21, 2017

Trees budding, warm breezes blowing and a blanket of red, white and blue flowers will brighten Historic Downtown Dover this May when the Annual Dover Days Festival (May 5th & 6th 2017) opens for the 84th time. To get prepared, registration is now open for community and business participation in this national award-winning event, which is also Kent County’s largest free family festival. The following applications are available online at www.DoverDaysFestival.com:

– Vendor– Crafters, artists and artisans, resellers, nonprofit organizations, food, home and trade exhibitors are wanted.
– Parade– Car clubs, marching groups, bands, fire companies, floats, schools, civic organizations and commercial entries are invited to participate in the parade, Kent County’s largest parade, which steps off on Saturday, May 6th at 9:30 a.m.
– Sponsors –Entertainment, fireworks, Colonial artisans and several other aspects of the festival need sponsorship. Business and community organization interested in being a sponsor can contact John Doerfler at jdoerfler@visitdover.com

This year’s planning committee has chosen to celebrate Dover’s 300th Birthday as its theme and will serve as the kick-off to a year’s worth of Birthday celebration events. Programs, speakers and exhibits are currently being finalized. “This year’s Dover Days is extra special due to the event being the kick-off for the 300th Birthday Celebration for the City of Dover.” said Wendie Vestfall, Executive Director of Kent County Tourism and producer of the event. “We’re so excited to be sharing this milestone with the community. We have many new activities and entertainment planned for the Birthday celebration. We are also asking everyone who participates in the parade to theme their floats, costumes etc. We cannot wait to see what people come up with!”

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