Life in Delaware County

Trick Or Treat Down Main Street

19 Oct , 2019  

Trick-or-Treat Down Main Street! – Main Street Delaware

” All Events Join us downtown on the last Saturday of our Farmers’ Market in your Halloween best and enjoy treats (and maybe a few tricks) from all the Farmers’ Market vendors and participating downtown businesses! Pick up the list of participating businesses at the Main Street table the day of the event!


Life in Delaware County

Great Place In America Celebration This Thursday

16 Oct , 2019  

As we reported several days ago, the American Planning Association(APA) has named Historic Downtown Delaware as one of four Great Neighborhoods on APA’s annual Great Places in America list, which starts the countdown to National Community Planning Month in October. More…

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History/Tourism, Life in Delaware County

Hayes Statue Unveiled; Delaware Celebrates

5 Oct , 2019  

Perhaps it was the cooler weather, or maybe it was the scene of fire engines and equipment lining two blocks of Sandusky Street. Or, just as likely, it was the opportunity to watch history take place before one’s own eyes. Whatever the reason, a very large crowd filled downtown Delaware on Friday night for the October First Friday.

The event was marked by the official unveiling of a new statue of native son President Rutherford B. Hayes, one which, speakers noted often, looks in the direction of the site of his birthplace on East William Street. Fittingly, it took place on Hayes’ 197th birthday. More…

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When Delaware County Welcomed: Frederick Douglass

28 Sep , 2019  

Editor’s Note: We originally shared this post in November of 2018.

Throughout its 210 year history, this part of Ohio has been visited by several individuals with significant places in history. Today, we look at one man who visited Delaware County no fewer than three times over a 27 year period. More…


Life in Delaware County

Downtown Delaware Named One Of America’s Great Places

26 Sep , 2019  

Sandusky Street might shine a bit brighter this week as it glows in the light of national recognition.

The American Planning Association (APA) announced this week the country’s 13 Great Places for 2019 through the organization’s national flagship program Great Places in America.

One of those places is right here at home, and another is close by. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Fire Trucks, Yoga, And A President To Boot!

21 Sep , 2019  

October’s First Friday in downtown Delaware is sure to have something for just about everyone.

For the young ones in your family, the Delaware Fire Department will have fire trucks and other firefighting equipment on hand. Members of the Department will be demonstrating lifesaving techniques, including the use of fire extinguishers. More…

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Local Urban Winery Adds New Partners; Plans Expansion

4 Sep , 2019  

The Oak & Brazen Wine Co, a thriving urban winery located in downtown Delaware, is adding new partners to the tasting room.  Amy & Justin Bresler of Delaware took over management control on September 1, along with all the events and community outreach the winery has become so well known for; while current owners, Jeff & Gina Kirby of Powell, focus their efforts on additional locations. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Go Team! Go Downtown Delaware!

19 Aug , 2019  

It’s a call to “Celebrate School Spirit” at September’s First Friday event along the streets of downtown Delaware and hosted by Main Street Delaware. The good times will take place on Friday, September 6 from 6 PM to 9 PM.

This month’s celebration will feature the Ohio Wesleyan University Marching Bishops as well as other on-stage performances by students from schools throughout the city and county! Delaware-area cheerleaders and mascots also are invited to help add to the fun. More…

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Life in Delaware County

It’s The End Of Summer On West Winter

15 Aug , 2019  

Say what?

The time has come for the last concert in the Summer on West Winter Concert Series, brought to you by Main Street Delaware with a host of corporate sponsors.

What better way to close out a hot, hot summer with free, live music in downtown Delaware. As always, the fun takes place on West Winter Street between Franklin and Sandusky Streets. More…

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Life in Delaware County

August First Friday In Downtown Delaware: Cops And Shops

31 Jul , 2019  

Updated – Here’s a chance to bring your family to downtown Delaware and to celebrate the city’s men and women in blue.

It’s the August First Friday event, as always sponsored by Main Street Delaware with help from Community Partners COhatch, Performance Chrsyler Jeep Dodge Ram, and Office Depot/Office Max.

This month’s First Friday has the theme of “Cops and Shops.” More…

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Life in Delaware County

Classic Cars During A Classic Summer

18 Jul , 2019  

The 26th Delaware Classic Car Show, sponsored by Performance Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Delaware, is this Saturday in downtown Delaware.

Admission to the show is free. Registration begins at 7 AM and trophy presentations at 4 PM. New this year is a live concert, from 5 to 7 PM by the Reaganomics. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Chalk It Up For Freedom

23 Jun , 2019  

The July First Friday event hosted by Main Street Delaware will be an opportunity to join art and love of country.

Chalk It Up for Freedom is an opportunity to turn the streets of downtown into art. Come celebrate freedom at a family-friendly event on the evening of July 5. More…

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Raise Your Glass To Help Raise A Statue

17 Jun , 2019  

The effort to erect a statue of President Rutherford B. Hayes in downtown Delaware, just a half-block from the site of his birthplace, continues with a new “twist.”

Restoration Brew Worx will be tapping their latest version of “Rutherford B. Hazy” on Thursday June 20 (5:00-8:00 PM) in support of the Rutherford B. Hayes Comes Home Project. More…



Downtown Places, Hidden Spaces

30 May , 2019  

Ever wanted to tour some of downtown Delaware’s hidden upstairs spaces? See some unfinished spaces that have been untouched for thirty years during the June First Friday event.

These sites and several other downtown locations not typically open to the public will be part of this year’s Main Street Delaware “Hidden Spaces” tour. Usually, nearly a dozen locations are scheduled to be part of this peek into the past. More…

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Life in Delaware County, Ohio Wesleyan University

Painting The Town: Delaware Mural Project Workshops This Weekend

1 May , 2019  

The public is invited to participate in one or two three-hour workshops May 4 and May 5 to help inspire “Art for Everybody: The Delaware Mural Project,” a plan to create painted murals in downtown Delaware. The events are organized by Ohio Wesleyan University’s Richard M. Ross Art Museum. More…

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