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Separation Day Festival in
Historic New Castle, Delaware

Near Separation Day (technically June 15, but usually celebrated a week earlier), the people of Delaware come together in Historic New Castle and celebrate 230+ years of 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, weirdly-shaped state. Today, the event is celebrated in the town where the documents were signed, with historical re-enactments, a parade, live music, food vendors, craft beer, a vintage marketplace, cheeky t-shirts, and a lot of fun (William Penn would really enjoy it).

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