Separation Day Festival in
Historic New Castle, Delaware

Each June, the people of Delaware come together in New Castle to celebrate not being Pennsylvania. When the state’s founding fathers voted to separate from the Crown a full month before the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, they also decided to break off from our bigger, rectangular neighbor to the north and form an independent, more idiosyncratically shaped state. Celebrate with a colonial-inspired parade, children’s rides, a vintage market, live music, a beer garden, and fireworks over the Delaware River.

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