Weekend events in Delaware, September 1- September 4

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.

Children's Day -at- the Wilmington & Western RailroadWilmington and Western Railroad
Friday, September 1, 2017
12:30 and 2:30 PM
Wilmington & Western Railroad
Adults: $14 Seniors (60+): $13 Children (2-12): $12 Children under 2: FREE
All aboard the Wilmington and Western Railroad- bring the kids and a picnic lunch for a leisurely train ride to kick off the weekend.

Steamin' Days at Auburn Heights
Friday, September 1, 2017
12:30 and 4:30 PM
Auburn Heights Preserve
$8-19
Step back into time at Auburn Heights, as antique automobiles and trains come alive again. There is something for everyone at Auburn Heights, whether you are 2 or 92.

Dover's First Fridays
Friday, September 1, 2017
5-7:00 PM
Downtown Dover
Free
Come kick off the weekend and enjoy music, food and tax-free shopping specials on Loockerman Street in Dover. The kids will enjoy it as well!

The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute at The Freeman Stage
Friday, September 1, 2017
7:00 PM
Freeman Stage at Bayside
$25
If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss The Fab Four —The Ultimate Tribute. Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career. The Fab Four is truly the Ultimate tribute.

Fort Delaware State ParkGreat Escapes of Fort Delaware
Friday, September 1, 2017
3:30 PM
Fort Delaware State Park
"Hogan's Heroes" it was not, but Fort Delaware still had its share of exciting and clever escapes! Come hear about the men who dared to try their luck at leaving the prison life behind. Can’t make the 3:30 tours? There are Pea Patch History Tours starting at 6:30 and 9:30 all weekend.

 

 

Full Moon Hike at White Clay Creek State Park
Friday, September 1, 2017
7:00 PM
White Clay Creek State Park
$5
Join a park naturalist for a lovely hour long hike along field edges to mark the moon’s journey in the sky.

Touch Tank Creature Feature
Saturday, September 2, 2017
3:30 PM
Cape Henlopen State Park
Free with park entry
Looking for an inside activity? Come check out the new nature center touch tank and learn about local marine creatures.

Donuts and Cocktails
Sunday, September 3, 2017
12:00 PM
Beach Time Distilling
$15
Kick off Sunday morning with donuts and cocktails! Donuts from Gooey Donuts in Milton and cocktails from Beach Time Distilling. Make sure to buy your tickets beforehand!

Sights, Sounds and Smells Walking Tour at Hagley
Sunday, September 3- October 8, 2017
1:00 PM
Hagley Museum and Library
Included in admission
Come experience an in-depth, hands-on tour focused on gunpowder production in the Hagley Powder Yard and visit production areas rarely seen by guests. Heads up- this tour ends with an explosive finish.

Zoo Kids Program for Toddlers and Preschoolers at the Brandywine Zoo
Sunday, September 3-10, 2017
10:30 AM
Brandywine Zoo
Free with zoo admission
Looking to entertain your toddlers and preschoolers? Bring them to the Brandywine Zoo where they can learn about animals first hand.

Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park
Sunday, September 3, 2017
10:00 AM
Trap Pond State Park
$6
Come along as we look for beaver, otter, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home.

31st Annual Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral
Monday, September 4, 2017
5:30 PM
Bethany Beach Boardwalk
Free
Come put “summer 2017” to rest at the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Bandstand. This quirky tradition is one not to miss. Music, entertainment and a funeral procession….you have to see it to believe it!

Visit Constitution Yards Beer GardenConstitution Yards
Friday, September 1, 2017 to Sunday, September 3, 2017
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 Minigolf
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 landscaped 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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