Whether you are a Milford native, a new resident or visitor to the Milford area, here is a list of Fall activities that all residents need to make time to be a part of.
MHS Homecoming Week
Milford High School students and faculty are busy preparing for their upcoming Homecoming Celebration, planned for Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6. 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 5, 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.
The annual Milford Community Parade is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, October 21 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 Back to the Future 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 in 2014, 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 11 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.
This year, the City of Milford will observe Halloween Trick-or-Treat on Saturday, October 31 between the hours of 6 and 8 PM. Children must be 12 or under and acts of vandalism or destruction are not permitted. Motorists traveling in the city that evening should be mindful that young children will be crossing streets in costumes that may not be bright or easily seen. Parents are encouraged to use reflective tape or other measures to make children easier to see while trick-or-treating.