Dover Days Festival
Join Us for a Festival to Remember!
The next Dover Days festival will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023!
The annual Dover Days Festival is one of Delaware’s largest and longest-running free events, and is entirely dedicated to promoting our state’s heritage and culture.
Dover Days is easily the biggest parade in Kent County, with Delaware’s Governor serving as Grand Marshal.
Each year’s Dover Days activities showcase our state’s history and heritage, as well as highlights from more contemporary times such as the parade, traditional Maypole Dancing, games, tethered hot air balloon rides, moon bounce village, over 100 craft and food vendors, music, colonial artisans’ village and historic re-enactment groups.
Dover Days is a true celebration of the first state — right in the heart of the first capital! Dover Days was placed among the Top 100 USA Events by the American Bus Association.
This is a RAIN or SHINE event!
Vendor and Parade submissions due April 25.
Dover Days invites crafters, resellers, non-profits, commercial businesses, entertainers, and food trucks to register as vendors for the event. Registration costs are dependent on vendor type.
All entertainment and food vendors must provide a Certificate of Insurance. All food vendors must also provide a State of Delaware Division of Public Health Food Establishment Permit and Certificate of Insurance (COI). Please send COI and/or permit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Food trucks are invited to attend the Fri., May 5 Kick-Off to Dover Days event, and will receive a discounted rate for registering for both days. Click here to register as a vendor and/or parade participant.
Food Truck (Fri. Only): $300
Food Truck (10x20 ft. - Fri. & Sat.): $700
Food Truck (10x30 ft. - Fri. & Sat.): $850
Food Truck (10x20 ft. - Sat. Only): $450
Food Truck (10x30 ft. - Sat. Only): $600
The Dover Days Committee reserves the right to review vendor applications for the event, and will issue refunds to applicants that do not meet the Committee's standards.
Any Questions? Contact Ron Barisano at EagleConsulting4NonProfits@gmail.com or (302)535-7926. You may also contact Chris Cooper (CCooper021@gmail.com) or Diane Laird (Diane@DowntownDoverPartnership.com) for additional assistance.
Dover Days Fireworks Kick-Off Event - Fri., May 5, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Dover Days Festival - Sat., May 6, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Dover Days Parade - Sat., May 6, 2023 at 9:15 a.m.
Traditional Maypole Dancing at Dover Days on The Green
Annual Dover Days Parade
Colonial artisans’ village