Bug & Bud Festival returns – Schedule Included

Terry RogersCulture, Headlines, Milford Headline Story

The popular Bug and Bud Festival will return to downtown Milford on Saturday, April 27 from 9 AM until 4 PM. The festival this year, along with its organizer, Downtown Milford, Inc. (DMI), will have a new look. “This year’s Bug and Bud Festival will recognize the 50th anniversary of the designation of the ladybug as the state bug, something …

Doors open on Milford’s first meadery

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Milford’s first meadery opened its doors on Saturday, March 23 with a ribbon cutting and soft opening held on Friday, March 22. What to Ferment (WTF) Meadery offers locally brewed meads as well as beer, wines and canned cocktails. “We are excited to be here and welcome Dave and Jen Wade to downtown Milford,” Sara LeBright, Executive Director of Downtown …

Holiday season kicks off in downtown Milford with Small Business Saturday

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What began as a push by American Express to encourage consumers to shop small during the holiday season has grown to become a national phenomenon. Downtown Milford shops benefitted from Small Business Saturday as shoppers visited stores as part of the many festivities planned on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. “We are so excited to see all these people downtown,” Janne …

Santa arrives with great fanfare in Milford

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Elves marched along Walnut Street early Saturday morning, heading to the Santa House in anticipation of the arrival of Santa. Cheering as each car went by, the elves brought added magic to downtown Milford, led by Jingles the Elf. The Milford Community Band joined the celebration, playing Christmas classics as a crowd gathered. “Santa is coming! Santa is coming!” Jingles …

Ladybug Music Festival Spotlight:  Nitro Nitra

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The Ladybug Festival will return to Milford on Saturday, September 30, the largest concert in the country featuring a 100 percent female-fronted lineup. The festival, which began as a downtown block party, has grown to become one of the most popular events in southern Delaware. The festival is brought to Milford by Downtown Milford, Inc. (DMI) in partnership with Gable …

Ladybug Music Festival Artist Spotlight:  Kerry Hallett

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The Ladybug Music Festival will return to Milford on Saturday, September 30, the largest concert in the country featuring a 100 percent female-fronted lineup. The festival, which began as a downtown block party, has grown to become one of the most popular events in southern Delaware. The Milford festival is presented by Downtown Milford Inc. in partnership with Gable Music …

Pub Crawl a huge success in downtown Milford

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The popular Downtown Milford Inc. St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl, which had been cancelled the past two years due to the pandemic, returned triumphantly on Saturday, March 18. Downtown was filled with revelers wearing their green and visiting many of the shops which were open late for the event. “We are thrilled to have had all of those that supported …

Ladybug Music Festival Spotlight:  Eljuri

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Cecilia Villar Eljurii, known professionally as Eljuri, is a singer/songwriter and guitarist who has been playing music since she was a small child. A Latina musician, she was born in South America and remembers the sounds of Afro-Cuban, rumba and flamenco music in her home growing up. She will be one of the headliners at the upcoming Ladybug Music Festival …

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New DMI director leading the charge for historic preservation

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At a recent Milford Conversation, Janne Collins, who recently accepted the position as Executive Director of Downtown Milford, inc., explained how historic preservation has been important to her since she grew up in a river town in Indiana with a large historic area. “I am from a little town called Vincennes, Indiana. It is on the Wabash River. It is …

First Third Thursday event a success

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Downtown Milford Inc.’s first Third Thursday event of the year was a success with many people wandering around Walnut Street, shopping in local stores, enjoying live music and eating at several food trucks. “We really did kind of put this together at the last minute,” Janne Collins, Executive Director of DMI, said. “I think from the time we decided to …