The 6,000 residents of Seaford enjoy a close-knit, hard-working community. In the 28th Best Small Town in America, you'll find community spirit in many projects, activities and opportunities! Seaford is "Rich in History, Focused on the Future."
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Top Attractions and Events
Nanticoke Riverfest - July. This Festival has been going strong for over two decades and includes The Float-In, The Duck Dash, Canoe & Kayak Races, Car Show, Artist Alley, Decorating Contest, Downtown Treasure Map, Mayors Challenge, Health Fair, Boat Parade, Museum Open House, Children's Area, and Youth Fishing Tournament.
Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival - Second Saturday of August at the Seaford Sports Complex. Enrich your body, mind & SOUL with a selection of cultural foods, fascinating exhibits, and FREE Live Music! (Reggae, Jazz, Gospel, Blues/Soul, Calypso) Remember to bring your lawn chairs for great seating. Don't Miss It! TENT SEATING is ALSO AVAILABLE. Stroll among AFRAM's cultural vendors for some of the best foods, and exotic imports (African textiles, printed fashions, incense, jewelry & accessories, and natural beauty products; as well as fine arts/crafts (and books) from across the Diaspora. There's also a wealth of FREE information and NETWORKING opportunities available among AFRAM's Community Resource/Non-Profit vendors; wellness, education, family care, entrepreneurship, employment; government agencies & services.
Woodland Ferry Festival - September. Vendors, ferry rides, great food and music, exhibits and demonstrations. The Woodland Ferry Association was established in 1993 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the ferry service in Woodland. The group has established parks on each side of the Woodland Ferry crossing (Seaford and Bethel/Laurel) on the Nanticoke River. The Woodland Ferry Festival is their annual fundraiser and main way of promoting the ferry and historic community of Woodland.
Seaford Museum - One of the best museums in Delaware, hands down. Opened in 2003, the museum has thousands of local artifacts following a timeline of United States, Delaware, and area history. It begins with the area's natural resources, the Nanticoke Indians, and winds its way through history to the 21st century with the world's first synthetic fiber, a nylon spinning machine. Other exhibits focus on early agriculture, shipbuilding, canning, the poultry industry, railroads, Black River Pilots, and the Nanticoke River's connection with the Chesapeake Bay. Don't miss this museum!
Ross Mansion & Plantation - Explore a complete Victorian Italianate mansion with a slave quarter, several outbuildings, and spacious grounds. Learn what life was like before the Civil War, why a popular Delaware governor was smuggled to England with a Federal warrant out for his arrest, and how the “War of Northern Aggression” changed life forever.