Slaughter Beach Delaware

"A Horseshoe Crab Sanctuary"

A Certified Wildlife Habitat Community

9th Annual Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival May 19th. Canceled

Date Posted: Saturday, May 12th, 2018
9th Annual Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival!            Canceled

Unfortunately due to some coastal flooding issues, a saturated parking lot, and the forecasted rain with 10-20 mph winds tomorrow, we will be canceling this year’s Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival. We are hoping for better weather next year and hope that you will still stop in to see us sometime this summer!

To check out our upcoming programs and to view our live nature cam and osprey cam, visit our website:
Thank you again and have a great weekend!
Lynne Pusey
DuPont Nature Center
2992 Lighthouse Rd.
Milford, DE 19960
DuPont Nature Center:
Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife

We Bring You Delaware’s Great Outdoors
             through Science and Service

  Saturday, May 19, 2018      10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

Event description: This annual event brings together children, families, community members and nature center visitors in celebration of the Mispillion Harbor and it’s importance as a habitat for horseshoe crabs and migratory shorebirds. Children may participate in environmental eco-stations, birders can view this migratory phenomenon from the deck, and visitors can check out the wildlife and displays in the nature center! There’s fun and food to be had by all!
Volunteers: Volunteers will be needed to assist nature center staff with event set up/tear down and educational activities.

Age requirement: While this event is open to visitors of all ages, volunteers under the age of 18 must provide a parental consent form. Volunteers under the age of 15 must also be accompanied by an adult.

Contact: To learn more or to volunteer, please email Lynne Pusey or call 302-422-1329.
We are currently accepting applications for food vendors for our 2018 Peace, Love & Horseshoe Crab Festival. Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis upon approved application. To apply, complete the vendor application form (live signature is required) and submit to Lynne Pusey by email to or by mail to DuPont Nature Center, 2992 Lighthouse Rd., Milford, DE 19963.