A recipient of the National Trust for Historic Preservation Great American Main Street Award, Newark is a city where hip meets historic. Downtown Newark, with its broad selection of specialty shops and more than 60 restaurants, functions as the focal point for the community, hosting special events and activities throughout the year. Taste of Newark, Food & Brew Fest, Newark Day, outdoor concerts, walks/runs, parades and holiday celebrations are just a sampling of these events. This bustling city is rich in cultural offerings; the arts, ballet, theatre, music are well represented. Since the University of Delaware’s main campus is situated in Newark, the city is a Mecca for Blue Hen fans who eagerly follow Football, Lacrosse and Basketball teams.