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Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Festival

Sat, June 19

Due to inclement weather, we are unfortunately canceling the Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival originally scheduled for May 29th.

THE NEW DATE IS SATURDAY, JUNE 19TH, 2021, 9AM TO 3PM, AT THE MILTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY LOT. (does not have to be all caps but does need to stand out)

We apologize for this inconvenience and hope you will be able to join us on the new date!

This family-friendly festival celebrates horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds. Enjoy arts and crafts, kayak rides, exhibits, food, and music.

Festival exhibitors will include The Friends of Prime Hook, DuPont Nature Center, Envirotech, Brandywine Zoo, and the University of Delaware-Sea Grant! Exhibits will include educational displays, touch tanks, activities, and crafts. 
Festival attendees will have the chance to see the documentary ‘A Meeting of Migrations’ by 302 Stories, which will be playing throughout the day in the Museum. This film explains the unique relationship between the horseshoe crab spawning season and the migration of shorebirds. 
Entertainment will be provided by local Milton Musician Mark Gratton in the morning! And DJ Jerry from AWE Entertainment in the afternoon! 
We hope you’ll join us for some great eating and shopping! Participating vendors include but are not limited to:

Cape Custom Art ➡ Hammer & Stain ➡ Old Dog Woodcrafts ➡ Delaware Bay Clay ➡ Sea Glass Jewels & Co. ➡ Rescued Wood of Delmarva ➡ Crafts By Island Girl ➡ Words on Stone ➡ CopyCat Paint Parties (face paint for the kids!) ➡ Top 5 BBQ ➡ Kona Ice ➡  Tasty Creations ➡  Milton Lions Club – Funnel Cakes!


Health and Safety Plan Press Release

Click here to download and print your Coastal Adventure Passport!

You have until July 31st to complete and turn in the Coastal Adventure Passport in order to be eligible to win a prize in a prize drawing that will take place on August 11th.

Thank you to our 2021 Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival Sponsors!




Sat, June 19


Milton Historical Society
210 Union St
Milton, DE 19968 United States

location: 707 Chestnut St. • Milton, DE 19968
phone: (302) 684-1101
email: Chamber@HistoricMilton.com