3629 A Silverside Road, Wilmington Delaware 19801

Festival at the Fort ( formally – SpringFest)

When:
April 22, 2018 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
2018-04-22T12:00:00-04:00
2018-04-22T16:00:00-04:00
Where:
Kalmar Nyckel
1124 E. Seventh St. Wilmington
DE 19801
Cost:
Free
Contact:
(302) 429-7447

You are invited to join us, and bring your family and friends, as the revitalized 7th Street Peninsula celebrates the coming of spring on the Christina River and Colonial Life in the Delaware Valley!  With food trucks, music, children’s games, tours of the Kalmar Nyckel and historical reenactments, Festival at the Fort (formerly SpringFest) will be an event not to be missed. Experience the rich heritage of the Wilmington Colonial-era cultures of the Lenape, Swedes, Finns, Dutch, and English with an afternoon of fun and learning for the whole family. Proceeds benefit: New Sweden Centre, Old Swedes Foundation, the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, the Delaware Swedish Colonial Society, and the New Sweden Alliance. Additionally, tour the Tall Ship of Delaware and Old Swedes colonial site, take a ride on the River Taxi, enjoy children’s games and complete a children’s “passport” by finding various items.  Food and some activities available for a fee.Join us for Festival at the Fort! Formerly known as SpringFest, this FREE event will take place at the Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard and Copeland Maritime Center, Fort Christina Park, and Old Swedes Historic Site. Offering tours of the Kalmar Nyckel and other historic sites, children’s games, food trucks, live music from local musicians NEXT PHASE – Isley Tribute & Party Band at Fort Christina Park and Silly Joe at Old Swedes, and historical reenactments, the annual event offers something for everyone!
Experience the rich heritage of Wilmington Colonial-era cultures of the Lenape, Swedes, Dutch, Finns, and English, tour Old Swedes Church and Historic Site and learn about life in the early colony, and visit exhibitors to learn firsthand how colonists created their new lives. Additionally, tour the Tall Ship of Delaware and Old Swedes colonial site, take a ride on the River Taxi, enjoy children’s games and complete a children’s “passport” by finding various items. Of course, Fusions Taster’s Choice will be there with our fabulous oils and vinegars. Stop by!

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