First Annual Brandywine ShadFest
Celebrate the return of the American Shad in the Brandywine River
To celebrate the return of the American Shad in the Brandywine river due to dam removal projects. The Brandywine Conservancy and a host of sponsors are having their first annual event. It is great to see these fish back in their native waters after more than a century. Believe it or not shad are great to eat.
Brandywine ShadFest Facebook Event page …
Saturday, July 31, 2021
A FREE family-friendly celebration of the Brandywine River and the return of the American Shad at Brandywine Park (1080 N Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19802) across from the Brandywine Zoo.
This is going to be a summer festival to remember!
Here are the day’s events:9AM ShadRun 5k
Put some pep in your step and kick-off with the ShadRun 5K race through the Brandywine Park 9 – 10am10-3pm Live music by the
LUNCH INCLUDED ALL DAY
ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES …
Fishing Lessons for Kids
Shad Seining Demonstration
Stream Bug Storytellers
Interactive Watershed Model
T-Shirt Fish Printing
Shad Obstacle Course
and so much more!
Registration is strongly encouraged to ensure we have adequate food and volunteers: https://bit.ly/2021ShadFestThis outdoor event for all ages