Delaware’s Firefly Arcades Set to Expand
One of the East Coast’s most popular and new music festivals is back this summer and this time offers an expanded “Beercade” featuring countless upright arcade machines for festival-goer’s entertainment. Firefly Music Festival, which takes place June 18-21 in Dover, Delaware, is in its third year and continues to grow, potentially contributing $100 million to the state’s local economy this year, along with two other festivals held locally, Big Barrel Country Music Festival and Delaware Junction Music and Camping Festival.
The Arcade Attraction
Since Firefly Music Festival takes place on the festival grounds of the Dover International Speedway, there are plenty of added attractions in which music lovers may partake. For instance, the “Hammock Hangout” lets festival goers relax after a long afternoon dancing to their favorite bands by swinging in a hammock in the shade. The Market offers many opportunities to buy merchandise to take home as a souvenir, but the most popular attraction, one that has had an extremely positive reaction is the arcade tent, called the “Beercade.”
At Firefly Music Festival, festival coordinators set up a giant party tent and pump air conditioning into the space so people have a cool area to decompress after being out in the hot sun. This year, there will also be 10,000 square feet of video games ready and waiting for players. Last year Firefly only offered 6,000 square feet of video game space, but they have decided to expand. Besides catching their favorite artist, festival goers can also challenge their friends to a rematch from their childhood arcade game days. Play a number of vintage arcade titles or get a group together for a rousing game of foosball. Firefly also is setting up a bar so people can sip on cold draft beer, enjoy the A/C and get their fill of old-school gaming in between sets.