VIDEO - American Birding Assn. at 2017 festival. This year it's May 19 at Grass Dale Center in Delaware City.

The Port Penn Historical Society will host its second Wetland Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 19 at the Grass Dale Center, 108 N. Reedy Point Road, Delaware City.

The festival celebrates and preserves the community’s traditions of boats, hunting, fishing and trapping. There is free admission and parking.

More than 40 Delaware crafters, artists and “Voices of Tradition” presenters on topics ranging from hanging net for shad and sturgeon fishing, crabbing and eeling to historic wooden boats, trapping, progging and hunting will be featured. The sailing shad skiff, “Groeningen Miss,” will be displayed.

Children’s activities include Jungle John with his live animal show. There will also be live music by “Crabmeat” Thompson, chances to win bed-and-breakfast getaways and morning duck hunts, food trucks and beer and wine sales.

This program is a family-friendly celebration and is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for Humanities.

For more, visit, email or call 834-7525.