Delaware

Delaware Arts Festival Returns This Weekend

11 May , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

After a two year absence because of the COVID pandemic, the Delaware Arts Festival is back to tempt the eyes, mouth, and ears this weekend.

The Festival provides two days of art, fun, food, and entertainment for the whole family. Once again, a sea of white tents will line both sides of Sandusky and West Winter Streets with artists exhibiting their creative work including jewelry, leather creations, tie dyed art, pottery, paintings, photography and much more.

Food trucks and musical entertainment are scheduled for South Sandusky Street. Trucks this year include Dan’s Deli, Schmidt’s Hospitality Concepts, Sweet Treats, Riddle’s Ribs, Cate’s Steakhouse Catering, Kent’s Kones, and G and G Concessions.

As in years past, the not-for-profit festival is awarding $20,000 to three county wide senior high school art students to further their visual arts studies. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Headliners Announced For 2022 Powell Festival

6 May , 2022  

 

By 1808Delaware

The countdown is on to this year’s Powell Festival, the city’s lead event that comes during the first full month of summer.

For the 25th anniversary edition this year, there is more of everything you loved about previous year’s festivals – great entertainment, delicious food trucks, activities for kids, dazzling fireworks, and more.

The McClurg Properties Stage will feature two national headliners – Ryan Cabrera and The Spin Doctors – plus Josh Rizzo and Soul Punch. Sol from WNCI 97.9 will join us as emcee and host.

This year’s sponsors include McClurg Properties, Newman Roofing, LLC , @_EvolveHealth, Giant Eagle , Pedego Electric Bikes Powell, and Master Kim’s MegaKick Martial Arts.

The fun takes place from 5 to 11 PM on Friday, June 24 and from 10 AM to 11 PM on Saturday, June 25 in Village Green Park.

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History/Tourism

Earth Day Weekend At The Columbus Zoo And Aquarium To Celebrate Our Planet

19 Apr , 2022  

Special to 1808Delaware

Visit the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium for an Earth Day-themed weekend celebration like no other! On April 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., we will celebrate our Earth together while learning how to make more sustainable choices that benefit our planet.

The event is free with Zoo admission or Zoo membership. Activities include:

CONSERVATION STATIONS

Visit many environmentally-focused local organizations located around Conservation Lake to learn more about protecting our environment in a fun, interactive way! More…

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Life in Delaware County

In Our Backyard: Four Ohio State Parks To Hold Maple Syrup Festivals

12 Feb , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

1808Delaware has expanded our coverage to highlight attractions and events within easy driving distance of Delaware Countians in a series called “In Our Backyard.” This is in addition to our regular coverage of Delaware County happenings and places.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) invites visitors to celebrate the goodness of locally made maple syrup. Ohioans and out-of-state visitors are encouraged to experience these family-fun events with activities ranging from live historical demonstrations to maple syrup demonstrations. More…

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Life in Delaware County

All Aboard This Weekend!

14 Jan , 2022  

By 1808Delaware

Did you know that each month you have the opportunity to experience train travel, right here in Delaware County? One comes up this weekend, January 15 and 16.

The Delaware County Model Railroader Group throws open the doors of their installation once a month for visitors to experience the fun of railroading on a smaller scale. At the Sandel Legacy Trail House, view model trains (HO scale) travel through a miniature village and countryside.

You will also have the ability to talk to the Group’s model railroaders who can share their knowledge about railroading in America. More…

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Powell/Lewis Center

Powell Releases 2022 Events Schedule

11 Jan , 2022  

The city of Powell plans to host several new events in 2022 and bring back beloved signature events such as the Powell Festival and Lolli-Pops! Children’s Concert Series.

New events include Third Fridays on the Green, Movie Night on the Green Summer Series and Playhouse in the Park.

“Events bring the community together,” said City Manager Andrew White. “The past two years have been difficult. Many of our residents have been isolated from neighbors and loved ones. Our events serve as a way to enhance the quality of life in Powell and help our businesses and community partners. All events will be held outdoors and give ample room for guests to socially distance while still enjoying the event together as a community.” More…

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Delaware

Delaware’s Home For The Holidays Begins Today

3 Dec , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Main Street Delaware’s fifth annual “Home for the Holidays” weekend will feature the lighting of the community Christmas tree on Dec. 3, a shopping open house and “Dash for Dasher” scavenger hunt on Dec. 4, and the annual Christmas Parade on Dec. 5.

The three-day event begins Dec. 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a Friday evening of family-friendly fun that includes: More…

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History/Tourism

Wildlights Providing Christmas Magic

23 Nov , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

It’s beginning to look a lot like Wildlights season at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium! One of Central Ohio’s most cherished holiday traditions, Wildlights, efficiently powered by AEP Ohio, opened to Columbus Zoo members late last week. This ever-popular, family-friendly event will run through Sunday, January 2, 2022.

This year marks the 33rd Wildlights season and offers more holiday cheer than ever before. The entire Zoo has been transformed into a winter wonderland covered in millions of LED lights. Guests can also look forward to the following main Wildlights attractions: More…

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History/Tourism

In Our Backyard: It’s A Dickens Of A Christmas At Ohio Village

19 Nov , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

Beginning this weekend you can step into the world of Charles Dickens as Ohio Village revisits the Victorian Christmas made famous in his stories in “A Dickens of a Christmas.”

From plum pudding and humbug pie to “that pretty little German toy”, the Christmas Tree, Dickens created a festive and enduring vision of Christmas.

Join us in the village as the spirit of Dickens comes to life through interactions with characters from his writings, cooking demonstrations, hands-on crafts, decorations, caroling, readings by candlelight, street vendors, and many more Victorian holiday traditions. Refreshments will be available for purchase. More…

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Ohio Wesleyan University

A December To Remember At OWU

17 Nov , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Ohio Wesleyan University has announced its December 2021 lineup of public events. Unless otherwise noted, admission is free.

All guests to the university must wear facial coverings when indoors, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status, and follow other public health recommendations from the Delaware Public Health District and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For more information, visit owu.edu/COVID-19.

Now through Dec. 13 – “From Our Collection: Covers for a Small Library,” featuring works by R.B. Kitaj, in Gallery 2001 inside Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware. Kitaj is described as a key figure in European and American contemporary painting whose “highly personal paintings and drawings reflect his deep interest in history; cultural, social and political ideologies; and issues of identity.” He died in 2007. Gallery 2001, located on the library’s first floor, is open during library hours, available at owu.edu/library. The gallery is a satellite of the Richard M. Ross Art Museum. Admission is free. Learn more at owu.edu/ross. More…

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