Labor Day Weekend is here. Here is a round-up of some of the great events and things to do in Delaware as you make the most of the unofficial last weekend of the summer. While you’re enjoying Delaware, please share travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Instagram and Pinterest and tag your post #Delagram.

Kalmar Nyckel in Lewes
Friday, September 2 – Monday, September 5, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal
Prices vary

Kalmar Nyckel is a faithful re-creation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware, taking passengers on tours departing from Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal. Work alongside the volunteer crew as they haul the lines, raise the sails, and learn first-hand just how hard it was to cross the Atlantic in the 17th century … or just bring along a picnic and enjoy the sights and sounds of the water while the crew does all the work. For public sail tickets and more information about specific sails and times, visit www.KalmarNyckel.org or contact the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation office at (302) 429-7447.

Kayak Eco-Tour
Friday, September 2 – Saturday, September 3, 2016
10:00 AM
Cape Henlopen State Park
$25 for solo, $35 for tandem

Take a guided eco-tour in sit-on-top kayaks and learn about the local history and wildlife. Trips are for beginner paddlers, but can be strenuous depending on weather conditions. All equipment is provided. Bring drinking water and sunscreen, and be prepared to get wet. Secure shoes are required. No flip-flops. Solo paddlers must be at least 13. Children must be 8 or older, and all paddlers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Limit 10. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. Tours are priced at $25 for solo-kayak and $35 for tandems.

Constitution Yards
All weekend
Times vary
Wilmington Riverfront
Free

Constitution Yards, a 20,000 s.f. outdoor seasonal beer garden makes its home at Justison Landing, along the Christina Riverwalk. Helping to round out what has already become the area’s go-to place for summertime fun, Constitution Yards features an ever-changing rotation of craft beers, frozen cocktails, classic summer BBQ fare, and plenty of space for backyard games like corn hole toss, bocce, and wiffleball. Eat, drink, relax, or play; Constitution Yards is an urban waterfront destination unto itself.

Arden Fair
Saturday, September 3, 2016
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Arden Gild Hall
Free

Over 120 Vendors of Hand-Made Crafts and Jewelry with Free Music in the Shady Grove. There is also a Holistic Expo at the Buzz Ware Village Center, the Arden Craft Shop Museum and Antiques Market.

Beach Time Distilling 1st Anniversary Party
Saturday, September 3, 2016
5:00 – 8:00 PM 
Beach Time Distilling
Free

Beach Time Distilling is turning one and they're ready to celebrate! There will be live music featuring Robbie Meade, an outstanding steel drum & guitar player. Lincoln City BBQ Company will be serving up award winning pulled pork & beef. Join the distillery for delicious food, great music and drink specials. 

Beers, Rims & Notes
Saturday, September 3, 2016
12:00 – 11:00 PM
Blue Earl Brewing
Free 
Blue Earl Brewing celebrates with an outdoor summer finale on the brewery grounds. Beers, Rims & Notes features a Car Show, Food Trucks, and Live Music. There will be a biergarten, outdoor games and a Pinup Contest.

Cooch’s Bridge Battlefield Memorial Service
Saturday, September 3, 2016
10:00 AM
Cooch’s Bridge
Free

The Battle of Cooch's Bridge was fought on September 3, 1777, between American militia and primarily German soldiers serving alongside the British Army during the American Revolutionary War. It was the only significant military action during the war in the state of Delaware. This event honors the 20-some fallen patriots in unmarked graves.

Gavin DeGraw & Andy Grammer
Saturday, September 3, 2016
7:00 PM
Freeman Stage at Bayside
$45-95

Fixed Seating & Standing Room Only offered; Tickets are required for ALL patrons, including infants and children. Multi-platinum recording artist Gavin DeGraw is no stranger to the top of the charts. The Grammy nominated singer/songwriter first broke through with the 2003 release of his debut album, “Chariot,” which sold over a million copies, earned platinum certification, and yielded three hit singles. Currently, Gavin is in the studio finishing another full length album of new songs, which is slated to be released in the fall.With his 2011 self-titled debut album, multi-platinum selling recording artist Andy Grammer became the first male pop star in a decade to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me,” certified Platinum and Gold respectively, selling more than 1.5 million downloads combined.
 

Steamin’ Days at Auburn Heights
Saturday, September 4, 2016
12:30 – 4:30 PM
Auburn Heights Preserve
Prices vary

Don't miss these exciting days filled with old-fashioned fun for the whole family. Ride in the 1/8-size steam trains and antique autos, see the world's largest operating collection of Stanley Steamers, sample free popcorn from a steam-powered popper, and enjoy family fun for all ages. The ticket prices vary depending upon the type of package, for more information call 302-239-2385.

Season Finale Fireworks
Sunday, September 4, 2016
7:00 PM
Freeman Stage at Bayside
Free

The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra looks “to enrich life throughout the mid-Atlantic region through the power of classical music.” The MSO, under the direction of Maestro Julien Benichou, welcomes back the amazing Army Blues Big Band for a night of great jazz and light classics.This is a BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) performance. 

Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral
Saturday, September 3, 2016
5:30 PM
Bethany Boardwalk – North End
Free

The 2016 Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral will be celebrated on Labor Day beginning about 5:00 p.m. at the north end of the Bethany Beach boardwalk. The event is a celebration at the end of the summer to “bid a fond farewell” to the traditional summer season.

History Happened Here: Cape Water Taxi 
Monday, September 5, 2016
3:30 PM
Cape Water Taxi
Adults: $22, Kids: $15

Join a knowledgeable Lewes Historical Society guide on board the Cape Water Taxi for a cruise along the Lewes Canal (once Lewes Creek). Journey back in time into Lewes’s maritime past through the centuries. Learn of the explorers who first put Cape Henlopen on the map. Recall the pirates that sailed the same local waters you'll travel upon. Come to understand the difficulties in navigating the Cape's sometime treacherously shallow waters. View lighthouses that for generations have assisted in guiding ships, visitors, cargo and stories through the area. Learn about the important role of the Delaware Bay River Pilots Association and the brave United States Life-Saving Servicemen who rescued victims from perilous shipwrecks during the 19th and 20th centuries.

 

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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