Milton Area

Pass the Rum: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition Lecture

Delaware Humanities Forum speaker Michael Dixon will discuss historical attempts to regulate the consumption of alcohol over the centuries and in Delaware. During the presentation the audience will hear colorful stories of rum runners, moonshiners, bathtub gin, intriguing personalities, complicated politics, organized crime, outgunned lawmen, and the temperance movement. Admission is free. 

7th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade

Be Irish for the day on March 9th in downtown Milton. Take part in the 2nd Annual Lucky Leprechaun 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Milton Chamber summer events. Regristration begins at 10 am. Race starts at Irish Eyes Pub-105 Union Street at 11 am. Entry Fee-Pre race day-$20. On race day-$25.

Then Join in the fun as the 7th Annual Milton St Patrick's Day Parade takes off at 2 PM. For more information, visit

Horeshoe Crab Festival

This festival celebrates horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds, long considered by many to be a natural wonder of Delaware Bay. Count yourself among the 1,500-plus visitors who annually enjoy: arts and crafts, as well as an art show boat rides down the Broadkill River canoe trips on Prime Hook Creek exhibits games great food music scavenger hunt trail walks at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge train rides for the kids and more This year will be the 10th annual event!

Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware Annual Research Jam

Did you know that Delaware played a large role in the Underground Railroad? Come learn about the latest in research on the Underground Railroad at the URC's "Research Jam." Speakers will talk for 10 minutes about their current or future projects. All are welcome to attend!

When: Monday, February 27th at 6:30 pm

Where: Milton Historical Society

RSVPs are recommended but not required. Light refreshments will be served. Event is open and free to the public.

Delmarva Roots Film Series

January marks the start of the the annual Delmarva Roots Film Series, done in partnership with the Rehoboth Beach Film Society. This month, they will be showing Shored Up, a 2013 documentary about coastal communities located along the east coast that asks tough questions about coastline development and the environment, especially after Hurricane Sandy.

When: January 31st at 7 pm

Where: Milton Fire Hall, 116 Front Street, Milton

Tickets are $5 a person, available at the door. Snacks and refreshments will also be offered.

Paranormal 101 Class

The Milton Historical Society will host Rick Coherd, CEO and founder of Delmarva Historic Haunts on Friday, September 27 for an introductory class about paranormal events, activities, and investigation. There will be a presentation and item demonstrations. If you have always been curious about the paranormal or are interested in learning more about it and future public paranormal events planned for Milton, you will want to attend this engaging program. The class will take place at the Milton Historical Society, 210 Union St. in Milton.

Boats, Buttons, Beans and Beer Walking Tour

The Milton Historical Society and Dogfish Head Brewery provide a joint historical walking tour and brewery tour in Milton. Milton was originally known as the "Head of the Broadkill" and enjoys a rich heritage with 198 structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The walking tour reviews the town's early history and includes a lively discussion of the ship captains and seafaring men who called Milton home. The tour will also include a history of the King Cole Cannery, part of the site where Dogfish Head Brewery is located.

Bargains on the Broadkill

The Annual Bargains on the Broadkill summer festival is an event for all ages. It features over 40 vendors of arts and crafts, jewelry, goodies and food. The Great Duck Race offers many cash prizes to the top 25 winners.Top prize is the Chamber of Commerce award of $500, with many more prizes donated by Chamber members. Come out and support the Milton Chamber of Commerce and enjoy a fun filled day in the historic town of Milton.