The annual Milford Community Parade is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, October 15 at 6:30pm. An event that has been a Milford tradition since 1939, the Milford Community Parade marches through Walnut Street of Milford, encompassing 1.7 miles stretching from South to North, through beautiful and scenic downtown Milford. This year’s parade theme is Hocus Pocus as participants with the best presentation or adaptation of the theme are eligible for parade trophies. An entry form can be submitted by filling one online at www.milfordparade.com or by downloading the form at the same site, then mailing to the parade committee at PO Box 1153, Milford, DE 19963.
Families can take advantage of the Riverwalk in downtown Milford, that includes a boardwalk, pedestrian and bicycle pathways along the beautiful Mispillion River. On Walnut Street, named as one of the top 10 Great Streets in the United States by the American Planning Association this year, individuals can visit downtown boutiques that specialize in clothing, gifts and antiques and experience an eclectic art scene that features several galleries and the Riverfront Theatre. Downtown Milford also offers a variety of restaurants and bars that offers entertainment, cooking classes and events throughout the week.
Can-Do Playground, located behind the Greater Milford Boys and Girls Club in the Tony Silicato Memorial Park, is a unique public playground for children and families of all abilities in Central and Southern Delaware. It is a Boundless Playground™ and the first and only playground of its kind in Southern Delaware. The Can-Do Playground can be used by any child regardless of impairment or condition as the equipment is designed so that children of all abilities can play together.
Mispillion Art League
This year the Mispillion Art League (MAL) in Milford celebrates their 10 year anniversary as they continue to expand their cultural impact through public exhibits, classes and symposiums in downtown Milford. In addition to annual exhibits that feature the work of their members, MAL offers public classes for adults and children of all ages. Whether an art aficionado or a simple enthusiast, MAL offers classes for almost every type of art in every type of medium at every skill level.
MHS Homecoming Week
Milford High School students and faculty are busy preparing for their upcoming Homecoming Celebration, planned for Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25. This year’s festivities include a Powder Puff Football game, parade, varsity football game and school dance. If you do not have students at MHS you can still join in the celebration on Friday, October 24, at 6pm, as the Annual Homecoming Parade travels from the former Milford Middle School building, along Walnut Street to Milford High School. This year, Milford football competes against Seaford High School with kick-off scheduled for 7:30pm During halftime, the Homecoming Court is announced, and the winner of the Homecoming King and Queen crowned.
Oktoberfest at St. John’s Catholic Church
The international food court this year will be serving traditional German entrees, along with Italian, Hispanic, Polish, and Filipino dishes. Homemade crab cakes, hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, Italian ice, pretzels, and homemade baked desserts will also be on the menu. The festivities include arts and crafts, a white elephant gift exchange, helicopter rides, over 100 homemade desserts, and entertainment throughout the day. St. John the Apostle’s Church welcomes all to enjoy the food, music and fun of the 22nd Annual German Oktoberfest Weekend beginning on Friday, October 4 through Saturday, October 5. St. John’s Church is located on 506 Seabury Avenue and there is no admission fee.
This year, the City of Milford will observe Halloween Trick-or-Treat on Friday, October 31, between the hours of 6pm and 8pm. Only celebrants of 12 years and under will be permitted to engage in Trick-or-Treat. All celebrants are to refrain from committing acts of vandalism or destruction. Motorists are asked to be ever watchful of our youngsters making these annual rounds.
Dog lovers from Milford and surrounding towns will participate in the 4th Annual HOWL-A-Ween event at Fur-Baby Boutique & Doggie Daycare on Saturday, November 1. Dog owners and their dogs adorn costumes for a dog parade through downtown Milford, down the Mispillion Riverwalk where a costume contest will be held at Fur-Baby’s new location next to Arena’s Deli & Bar on NE Front Street. Attendees are encouraged to dress up not only their dogs but themselves as prizes will be given for best costume and group costume.