Weekend events in Delaware, August 11 – August 13

Here is a round-up of some of the great events and things to do in Delaware this weekend. While you’re enjoying Delaware, please share travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Instagram and Pinterest and tag your post #Delagram.

44th Annual Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show
Thursday, August 10- Sunday, August 13, 2017
Rehoboth Art League
$5
Over 125 artists and artisans from around the country will display and sell their fine art and fine crafts amidst the Rehoboth Art League's 3.5 acre historic wooded campus in Henlopen Acres. The Outdoor Show is not just a fine art and fine crafts show, but is a fun summer event full of activities, including great food, music, historic tours, face-painting, artist demonstrations, gallery exhibits, beautiful gardens, the historic Homestead, and a Dogfish Head Beer Garden.

Zap Pro/Am World Championships of SkimboardingSkimboarding competition in Dewey Beach
Friday, August 11 – Sunday, August 13, 2017
Begins at 8:30 AM
Dagsworth Street, Dewey Beach       
Over 100 of the top skimboarders from around the world will be in Delaware to compete in Dewey Beach’s famous shore break.

1 Year Anniversary Party at Dew Point Brewing Co.
Friday, August 11 – Sunday, August 13, 2017
Begins at 3 PM on Friday
Dew Point Brewing Company
Come celebrate Dew Point’s 1st Birthday- all weekend long! Enjoy an anniversary beer, food trucks, music and vendors.

Foodie Friday!
Friday, August 11, 2017
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Blue Ball Barn
On August 11th, from 5PM-8PM, we will be dining during the dog days of summer here at the Blue Ball Barn, and we want everyone to come! Along with the delicious cuisine from local food trucks, there will be live music, and beverages served from Peco's Liquors throughout the night. For just a $5 entry fee that benefits the Friends of Wilmington Parks, you will have access to multiple vendors and food trucks, hear great music, and purchase drinks to enjoy with friends and family. This event is kid-friendly with various games for everyone to play, so bring the whole gang! We hope to see you there.

Cruise the Canal at Cape Henlopen State Park
Friday, August 11, 2017
2:00 PM
Cape Water Taxi and Tours
$22 Adults/ $15 Kids
Ride the Cape Water Tours Taxi and explore Delaware State Parks like never before. Guides from both Cape Henlopen and Delaware Seashore State Parks will lead you on a two-hour tour along the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, covering Fort Miles, Thompson Island Nature Preserve and everything in between.

Pontoon Boat TourPontoon Boat Tour: Wildlife from the Water at Trap Pond State Park
Saturday, August 12, 2017
10:00 AM
Trap Pond State Park
$6 adults; $3 under 12
What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat? We will explore the pond in search of animals eating and drinking, and some just wading around.

Wilmington Downtown Brew Fest
Saturday, August 12, 2017
12:00 – 7:30 PM
Chelsea Tavern
$35-50
Over 100 brews representing over 40 local breweries, 3 LIVE acts & two local DJ's, 11 local restaurants and 2 local food trucks, designated VIP area including "special" brews and beer-friendly finger foods, FREE LYFT incentives & Market Streets 1st Home Brew Competition. This is a don't miss event for local craft beer enthusiasts, and your chance to say I attended the inaugural DownTown Brew-Fest!

Perseids Meteor Shower Viewing
Saturday, August 12, 2017
9:30 - 11:00 PM
Brandywine Creek State Park
$5  per car
Watch meteors light up the evening sky at one of the darkest places around! Meet at the Hawk Watch parking lot to view night sky objects in the telescope.

Sunday Jamz on the Cape May Lewes Ferry
Sunday, August 13, 2017
3:15 – 6:25 PM
Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal
$9-$19, free 5 and under
Join us for the second year of Sunday JAMZ --  low key, live music on a roundtrip Ferry cruise . For just $1 more than the usual roundtrip fare, guests get $1 off every beverage during the voyage as well as live entertainment during the trip.

Christina River Cruise-Pirate Sail
Reoccurring weekly until October
Friday, August 11 – Sunday, August 13, 2017
Kalmar Nyckel Shipyard
$35
Ahoy Mateys! Come Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware. Landlubbers — come walk the plank of this authentic seagoing re-creation of a 17th-Century Dutch Pinnace. Our crew don pirate and sailor garb, and guests are encouraged to dress up as well! The kids will enjoy a pirate story or help raise the Jolly Roger, and the adults will enjoy a history talk. Both kids and adults can try their hand at a scavenger hunt with a treasure at the end! See the ship's cannons and imagine being at the helm of this magnificent vessel. Join our captain and a crew of salty pirates for a festive experience on the high seas! Visit our Sail/Tour Schedule for more information.

Visit Constitution Yards Beer Garden
Reoccurring daily until Sunday, September 3, 2017
Monday–Thursday, 4–9 p.m.; Friday, 2 p.m.–12 a.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m.–12 a.m.; and Sunday, 12–9 p.m.
Wilmington Riverfront
Free
Constitution Yards is a seasonal beer garden featuring 30,000 sq. ft of outdoor space at Justison Landing, along the Christina Riverwalk. Constitution Yards features classic backyard BBQ fare, an ever-changing rotation of craft beers, frozen cocktails, and plenty of space for backyard games like corn hole toss, badminton, bocce, life-size jenga and a full sized wiffleball field. Eat, drink, relax and play; Constitution Yards is an urban waterfront destination unto itself.

Riverwalk MinigolfMiniature Golf
Thursday, May 25 – Saturday, October 14, 2017
Mon. – Thurs. – 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Fri. & Sat. – 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM, Sun. – 12:00 – 8:00 PM
Wilmington Riverfront
$8
Riverwalk Mini Golf is an 18-hole miniature golf course located right along the Wilmington Riverwalk! This beautifully lanscaped mini golf course was designed by Harris Miniature Golf of Wildwood, New Jersey and features many of the colors and plant life found along the Riverfront, including the iconic Tom Burke birdhouses.

Bonus trip ideas:
Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.
Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.
Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.
Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.
Sip your way along the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.
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