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Trips: road trips, regional events

May 06, 2004|By Lori Sears

Ocean City's Springfest

Get into the swing of spring at Ocean City's annual Springfest today through Sunday. The four-day festival has live entertainment, arts and crafts, children's activities, an array of foods and more.

Musical headliners will be Herman's Hermits with Peter Noone at 8 p.m. today, country singer Darryl Worley at 8 p.m. tomorrow and the Spinners at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Other musical acts include the Marquees, Frank Curreri, Randy Lee Ashcraft and the Saltwater Cowboys, Jesse Garron, Amanda Perko and more.

Springfest runs 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday at the Inlet lot and beach at the southern end of the Boardwalk in Ocean City. Parking is limited, so visitors are encouraged to ride buses. Springfest admission is free, but tickets for headlining musical acts range from $15 to $25. Call 410-481-SEAT for concert tickets or 410-250-0125 for information. Or visit www. ococean.com.

Music and arts festival

Folk music is alive and well. Just head to the Susquehanna Music and Arts Festival in Darlington this weekend and hear for yourself. The third annual festival, at the Ramblewood Resort, includes performances by more than 30 local and national folk, Americana, contemporary and traditional singer-songwriters.

Performers include Aztec Two-Step, SONia, Mustard's Retreat, Nerissa and Katryna Nields and Full Frontal Folk.

The festival will also feature a songwriting contest, late-night song circles and opportunities to mingle with musicians. Food and crafts will be sold, and camping facilities will be available.

The festival runs tomorrow through Sunday at the Ramblewood Resort, 2564 Silver Road, Darlington. Call for details on opening-night entertainment in Havre de Grace. Festival tickets are $15-$25 for daily admission. For three-day tickets, cost is $50 with no housing, $70 with camping, $100 with cabin. Call 410-877-9094 or visit www. smaf.info.

American soldier celebration

Honor the service of the American soldier at the American Soldier Timeline event this weekend in Delaware City, Del. Visitors to Fort DuPont State Park will walk through chronological living-history encampments. More than 600 re-enactors will participate in the encampments, which will feature every American conflict from the French and Indian War to Desert Storm.

Visitors can watch demonstrations of Civil War surgery and World War II "pigeoneering." Period music includes Revolutionary madrigals, tunes by a Civil War band and songs from World War II USO singers. There will also be live drills with re-enactor soldiers, cannon, musket and howitzer demonstrations, a parade of 36 World War II military vehicles, and lots more.

The American Soldier Timeline takes place 9 a.m.-6 p.m. tomorrow, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Fort DuPont State Park, 133 Clinton St., Delaware City, Del. Admission is $10-$15 for one day, $15-$25 for two days, $20-$30 for three days. Call 877-313-4411 or visit www.americansoldiertime line.org.

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