Delray Affair

Posted by Lori Keroack on Friday, April 5th, 2019 at 1:44pm.


Delray Affair logo

Excitement is already in the air for this years Delray Affair - hashtag #DelrayAffair2019.  This years event marks the 57th year for the largest arts & crafts festival in the southeast.  Delray Affair will be held April 12 - 14, 2019.  Admission is free.  You can visit the exciting street party that spans 12 city blocks on Friday and Saturday from 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm.  The Delray Affair is an extravaganza that showcases artists and artisans from across the country and around the world.  This years Delray Affair will have three Beer and Wine Gardens in the downtown area.  The Beer and Wine Gardens are conveniently spaced throughout downtown making them easily accessible no matter where you are.  Stop by a Beer and Wine Garden on the front lawn of Old School Square, Atlantic & SE 4th Avenue or Atlantic & NE 7th Avenue.  Relax and enjoy a libation and live music at one of the Beer and Wine Gardens.  The Swinton Stage, located at Old School Square, is the main stage and local performers such as Adam Fine, Taylor Road Band, Steel Town Religion, Bradley Brown, Jason Colannino will perform there.  The True Oldies Twist Competition, sponsored by Fred Astaire Dance Studio and True Oldies Radio, is Friday and Saturday at 6 PM.  Register for the competition at the True Oldies Booth located at Atlantic and 2nd Avenue.  Put on your dancing shoes and dance with professionals in front of a panel of judges for a chance to win a cruise for two to the Bahamas.  

Downtown will soon be abuzz with Delray Affair hustle and bustle from NW 2nd all the way to the intracoastal.  Locals and visitors alike flock to the downtown area to see all of the wares from the artists and artisans as well as the events that are scheduled.  There is always an eclectic mixture of fine art, crafts, and unique products from across the country and around the world. If you just can't get enough of our beautiful Village by the Sea at the Delray Affair, stay for Delray Affair After Dark to keep the party going.  After the tents shut down for the day, the streets will remain blocked off for visitors to enjoy Delray Affair After DarkDelray Affair After Dark gives pedestrians the opportunity to enjoy great dining, entertainment, shopping or socializing in downtown without worrying about  traffic while crossing the streets in downtown.  Some of the downtown galleries, retail shops and restaurants offer specials and promotions.  Click Delray Affair After Dark  for more information.      

Accomplished Artist, Pat Kaufman, is the poster artist for the annual commemorative Delray Affair poster.  Pat Kaufman was selected in 2017 to be the 2018, 2019 and 2020 poster artist.  Posters are available for sale at the artists booth.  The artists booth will be located directly across from Johnny Brown's on SE 3rd and Atlantic Ave.  A preview of this years painting, “The Rectory”, is shown below and you can also visit 14 South Swinton Avenue while in downtown to see the actual building.  

Delray Affair 

2019 Commemorative Poster

"The Rectory" 

2019 Delray Affair poster







Lori Keroack is the Business Office Manager of Mizner Residential Realty. Lori recently moved to Delray Beach from Connecticut. She is enjoying learning about her new home town and the surrounding areas by researching and blogging about various topics that are relevant to the area.

- Lori Keroack, Business Office Manager - Mizner Residential Realty

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2 Responses to "Delray Affair"

Kathleen Holahan wrote: What is the rectory meaning in picture

Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2019 at 8:25am.

Lori Keroack wrote: “The Rectory” is located at 14 South Swinton Avenue and was built in 1903 as part of The United Methodist Church. The church was destroyed on September 14, 1928, leaving only the parsonage. "The Forgotten Storm" or "The Great Hurricane of 1928" destroyed many lives and homes in Delray Beach.

Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2019 at 9:50am.

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