Participants Needed for 83rd Dover Days Festival Parade

March 24, 2016

Dover Days
March 24, 2016

Kent County Tourism Corporation is seeking parade participants for the 83rd Annual Dover Days Parade. Registration is FREE. Those wishing to participate have until April 15th to register on the festivals official website at or call the Kent County Tourism Corporation office at 302-734-4888.

WHO: Individuals, groups, schools, organizations and performers. Pets are also welcome to participate in the Kritter Sitter Pet parade, which is part of the Dover Days Festival Parade. Dogs, cats, bunnies, small ponies and other animals are all welcome as long as their owners have them under control.

WHAT: 83rd Annual Dover Days Festival Parade

WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 2016
Line-up begins at 8:30 a.m. Parade Start Time: 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Starts Central Middle School Parking Lot; ends on Bank Lane west of The Green.

BACKGROUND: The 83rd Annual Dover Days Festival is one of the largest, longest-running, FREE, popular events in the state of Delaware dedicated to promoting the heritage and culture of Dover and the state of Delaware. In 2015, the Dover Days Festival attracted a record-breaking attendance of approximately 55,000 people. Kent County Tourism coordinates the Annual Dover Days Festival at the request of the City of DOVER. Dover Days hosts the largest parade in Dover with approximately 4,500 participants and watched by approximately 9,000 people; the Governor of the state of Delaware serves as the Grand Marshal. Activities reflect Delaware’s history and heritage as well as contemporary times and include, but are not limited to, the parade, traditional Maypole Dancing with 250 plus schoolchildren, vintage auto rides, colonial artisans’ village, car show, historic re-enactment groups representing the Revolutionary War, WW II and the Civil War, children’s activities, carnival, fireworks, exhibits and lectures as well all-day entertainment and more.

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