Mark your calendars: It’s Milford’s 12th Annual Bug & Bud Festival

MILFORD — One of Delaware’s most popular festivals is just around the corner; the 12th Annual Bug & Bud Festival takes place Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. along Walnut Street and the Mispillion Riverwalk in historic downtown Milford. Hosted by Downtown Milford, Inc., and the City of Milford Parks and Recreation Department this year’s festival boasts new events and more excitement that ever.MCTJ Bug and Bud pet parade 3-25-15

Joining the traditional festival highlights of the Ladybug and Tree costumed parade, more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, diverse local entertainment all day, food vendors, a Kid’s Korner, a children’s art show and “green-themed” nature related hands-on activities including seedling tree giveaways, a Chalk art contest, paddle boat rides, this year introduces a kayak race, a pizza eating contest plus the addition of pets to the costumed parade.

The parade of little tree and ladybugs starts approximately 9:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Calvary Methodist Church, 301 S.E. Front Street, led by the Milford Community band, “The Bug Strutters,” the parade winds through town and the prize winners are announced at the library amphitheater after the parade. The Grand Marshall of the parade is Gary Emory.

Come and spend the day in Milford – enjoy this free rain or shine event full of music, food, rides on paddle boats and an all round fun day. Shop local. Think Bug and Bud. Mark your calendars for a family day of fun in Milford.

For more info, contact Lee Nelson at 839-1180, e-mail or visit

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