90th Annual Dover Days Festival - Vendor & Parade Registration

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90th Annual Dover Days Festival - Vendor & Parade Registration

Dover Days is a celebration of the first state's history, heritage, and contemporary character — right in the heart of the first capital!

By City of Dover

When and where

Date and time

May 5 · 5pm - May 6 · 3pm EDT


The Green The Green Dover, DE

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About this event

  • 22 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The annual Dover Days Festival is one of Delaware’s largest and longest-running free events. Dover Days is dedicated to promoting our state’s heritage and culture, featuring the biggest parade in Kent County, with Delaware's Governor serving as Grand Marshal. This year, we are celebrating 90 years since the first celebration of Dover Days!

Each year’s Dover Days activities showcase our state’s history and heritage, as well as highlights from more contemporary times such as the parade, traditional Maypole Dancing, games, tethered hot air balloon rides, moon bounce village, over 100 craft and food vendors, music, colonial artisans’ village and historic re-enactment groups.

Select "Get Tickets" to register for a vendor and/or a parade spot. Parade spots are free of charge!

Deadline for registering for parade and all vendor types is

  • Tuesday, April 25.

Vendor Information

Dover Days invites crafters, resellers, non-profits, commercial businesses, entertainers, and food trucks to register as vendors for the event. Registration costs are dependent on vendor type.

All entertainment and food vendors must provide a Certificate of Insurance. All food vendors must also provide a State of Delaware Division of Public Health Food Establishment Permit and Certificate of Insurance (COI). Please send COI and/or permit to doverdaysfestivalde@gmail.com.

Food trucks are invited to attend the Fri., May 5 Kick-Off to Dover Days event, and will receive a discounted rate for registering for both days.

Click Here to download the Vendor Contract | Alt. Download

Documents required for the Vendor Contract can be submitted to doverdaysfestivalde@gmail.com.

Parade: Free

Non-Profits: $75

Crafters: $150

Resellers: $250

Entertainment: $500

Commercial: $550

Food Truck (Fri. Only): $300

Food Truck (10x20 ft. - Fri. & Sat.): $700

Food Truck (10x30 ft. - Fri. & Sat.): $850

Food Truck (10x20 ft. - Sat. Only): $450

Food Truck (10x30 ft. - Sat. Only): $600

The Dover Days Committee reserves the right to review vendor applications for the event, and will issue refunds to applicants that do not meet the Committee's standards.

Any Questions? Contact Ron Barisano at EagleConsulting4NonProfits@gmail.com or (302)535-7926. You may also contact Chris Cooper (CCooper021@gmail.com) or Diane Laird (Diane@DowntownDoverPartnership.com) for additional assistance.

Event Schedule

Dover Days Fireworks Kick-Off Event - Fri., May 5, 2023 from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Dover Days Festival - Sat., May 6, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Dover Days Parade - Sat., May 6, 2023 at 9:15 a.m.


5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Fireworks Kick-Off Event

Fri., May 5 - Experience the start of Dover Days with a firework kick-off celebration! Food vendors are invited to attend, and a firework show will take place on Legislative Mall at sundown.

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Sat., May 6 - Enjoy the 90th Annual Dover Days Festival with a variety of vendors and activities to showcase Delaware's heritage and present day!

9:15 AM - 11:00 AM


Sat., May 6 - Witness the biggest parade of the year for Kent County march through downtown Dover! Featuring local figures and schools, vintage cars, music, and more from the Delaware community.

About the organizer

Organized by
City of Dover

$0 – $850