For the 48th year, Newarkers will gather together Sunday for the annual Community Day festival.
Organized by the Newark Parks and Recreation Department, the popular event is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the University of Delaware Green between Delaware Avenue and Memorial Hall.
As usual, hundreds of local businesses and nonprofits will have booths set up along The Green. Food vendors will line Delaware Avenue, and a children’s area featuring games and a scarecrow-making station will be near Memorial Hall.
New this year is a special edition of the Newark Natural Foods Farmers Market, which will be held on Delaware Avenue during the festival. Vendors will sell a variety of freshly grown fruits, vegetables, herbs and cut flowers, as well as vegan cookies, pickles, and an assortment of other natural foods.
Meanwhile, a number of musical, dance and other performances are scheduled throughout the day on three stages, one in front of Memorial Hall, one in front of Wolf Hall and one in front of Sharp Lab.
The main act is country artist Filmore, who will perform in front of Memorial Hall at 3:30 p.m. The Filmore concert is organized by the Havre de Grace, Md., radio station WXCY, which has teamed up with the city for several years to bring up-and-coming country acts first to Newark Nite and now to Community Day.
The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available at city-run lots on Main Street and UD’s Pearson Hall lot on Haines Street.
The rain date is Sept. 22.