One of the things we love most about quaint downtown Milton is how much fun you can have at our local events. One such event happening in late August: Bargains on the Broadkill in Milton, DE. In one day you can race rubber ducks, enter a canoe and kayak race, shop for bargains, eat fab food, and enjoy live entertainment. You’ll be exhausted by the time you get back to the inn for a vacation-sized snooze.
Broadkill River Annual Canoe & Kayak Race
This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the Broadkill River Annual Canoe & Kayak Race. It’s hosted by Irish Eyes Pub and Restaurant, a local favorite for friendly faces, cold beer, and delicious fare.
Racers will be ebbing and flowing in their vessels at 10am behind Irish Eyes in the Broadkill River. You can settle in on the Irish Eyes spacious patio to see the start and grand finish right in front of you. Or hang out on the other side of the river in Milton Memorial Park. Wherever you land, you’ll have a great view!
If you want to compete for glory, sign up here.
Great Duck Race
This is the heart and soul of Bargains on the Broadkill. You can watch or race a little rubber duck in the Broadkill River for a cash prize of $500!
You can get your own racing duck or sponsor one by emailing the Milton Chamber of Commerce. They will also be available for purchase on the day of the event, from 9am to 1pm.
The race starts at 2pm, but you don’t have to be there to win. Go grab a beer at Irish Eyes or continue perusing the various vendors and activities while you wait for your rubber duck to win you $500.
Food, Vendors, and Entertainment
Food options have not been announced, but we bet there will be a food truck or two hanging out. Not only that, but we have delicious restaurants within walking distance such as Dough Bar and Irish Eyes.
Vendors will be a plethora of arts and crafts with a little bit of something for everyone. As with all arts and crafts vendors, you never know what kind of goodies you’ll walk away with!
Entertainment usually involves a DJ and one of our favorite local bands. But whatever is in store, there will be toe-tapping music filling the park for you to enjoy.