Fortify Music Fest
Saturday, August 8, 2020
1:00 – 9:00 PM at Fort DuPont
Join us at historic Fort DuPont on 8/8/2020 for the third annual Fortify Music Fest! Bruce in the USA “The greatest tribute ever” to Bruce Springsteen according to the late great Clarence Clemons will close out the event with a 90 minute set! Countdown to Ecstasy is also returning with their impressive tribute to Steely Dan and The Insiders will be joining the festival to pay tribute to Tom Petty. Stay tuned for announcements on the final lineup of tribute and original bands. Get your tickets HERE to skip the wait at the box office!”
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The Venue: Fort DuPont
Fortify Fest is hosted on the gorgeous grounds of Fort Dupont, a historic, waterfront community centered around the great outdoors.
With an 18-acre parade ground as the setting for Fortify Music Fest, guests will enjoy the expansive, green landscape and views of the majestic Delaware River while feeling the rich, historical character of the former military base and state landmark. Learn more about Fort DuPont here and follow us on Facebook.
From the early 19th century inception of Fort DuPont, this community served as a bustling military site on the majestic Delaware River. Now we have the rare opportunity of creating a new lifestyle-based community that builds on its historical roots, designed around the water and great outdoors. In addition to the restoration of historic homes and commercial buildings, Fort Dupont will include a marina, hotel, restaurants, new homes, retail stores, conference center, and office space all on the waterfront. See the master plan here. Once a military installation, Fort Dupont is now being integrated into a place to call home for people looking to connect with nature, history, and community.
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Live. Work. Play.
Be one of the first to call Fort DuPont home and grow with us as this former historic military fort is transformed into an active community.
Conveniently located, Fort DuPont gives you quick access to Route 1, I-95, Route 13 and Rt. 301 and an easy commute to Wilmington, Newark, Smyrna, Dover, and South Jersey. Situated at the head of the Castle Trail, adjacent to the state park, river, C&D Canal, and nature preserves, Fort DuPont offers an abundant natural setting, fascinating history, active recreation and is part of the charming town of Delaware City.
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Shaped by History & Anchored in Nature
Named after Rear Adm. Samuel Francis Du Pont, the former military post is situated on the Reedy Point tract, land originally granted to Henry Ward in 1675. A “proposed fort” was planned in 1819, which only appeared on Delaware River charts. Fort DuPont originated during the Civil War as a heavily armed earthwork fortification.
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Satisfy Your Appetite
Please any palette at Fortify Fest with a variety of culinary offerings from multiple food trucks.
Check back here to see the Food Truck lineup for Fortify Fest 2019.
Are you a Food Truck vendor interested in bringing your culinary delights to the Fest? Contact Gayle Dillman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Places to Stay
Whether you are planning on spending the night of Fortify Fest in a hotel or a tent, you will find accommodations to meet every preference and budget. From Lums Park Campground to the Delaware City Canal House, you’ll find the area has a diverse array of lodging options.
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Delaware City, DE 19706
DIRECTIONS TO FORT DUPONT
From Wilmington take I-95 south to DE Route 1 south toward Dover. Take exit 152 for Delaware City and Route 72. Turn left on Route 72 and follow into Delaware City. Go through the traffic light at Clinton Street and continue over the Branch Canal Bridge. Take your first left, which will put you onto Old Elm Ave and into Fort DuPont.
From Dover take DE Route 1 north to exit 152 for Delaware City and Route 72. Turn left on Route 72 and follow into Delaware City. Go through the traffic light at Clinton Street and continue over the Branch Canal Bridge. Take your first left, which will put you onto Old Elm Ave and into Fort DuPont.