Weekend events in Delaware, August 18 – August 20

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.

Cruise the Canal at Cape Henlopen State Park
Friday, August 18, 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.

WWI Mobile Museum at Fort Miles
August 16 - 19, 2017
Fort Miles, Cape Henlopen State Park
Join us for World War I week at Fort Miles- all week long as we honor the centennial of the United States entrance into World War I. At the museum from August 15th through the 19th will be the Centennial WWI Mobile Museum.

Life in Lewes Walking Tour
August 18 - 20, 2017
2:00 PM
Ryves Holt House
Take a step back through time and explore the history of Life in Lewes. This 60-minute walking tour will guide you through select historic buildings at the Shipcarpenter Street Campus where you will get to see how Lewes grew from a small Dutch settlement to a bustling seashore town.

Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery Summer Concert Series
Friday, August 18, 2017
Salted Vines Vineyard and Winery
Come enjoy the Summer Concert Series at Salted Vines Winery. Concerts are family friendly! Bring your lawn chair and enjoy food from different food trucks each week. This week’s entertainment is provided by dueling pianos and food is by Hocker’s BBQ.

Dover Comic Con 2017
Saturday, August 19, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Dover Public Library
Calling all super heroes, villains, and comics of all types. Dover comic-con is an indoor and outdoor festival in and around the Dover Public Library. Join thousands of others and marvel in the sites and sounds around town. A family friendly day full of comics, shopping and food.

2017 Total Solar Eclipse Pre-Eclipse Party
Saturday, August 19, 2017
11:00 AM
Brandywine Creek State Park
Join us and local astronomy experts to learn all the details to experience the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21. We will talk about what we will see and explore all the fun things in the sky and how our little moon can cover the giant sun!

Annual Pawpaw Folk Festival at the Blue Ball Barn
Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Blue Ball Barn
Come to the Blue Ball Barn for a unique folk experience. We will make a day of music, story-teller fun, "down home" food, folk artists and pawpaw fruit tasting.

Todd Barry
Saturday, August 19, 2017
8:00 PM
The Baby Grand
$2/per child plus park entry fee
Come check out New York Times favorite comedian, Todd Barry at the Baby Grand. Todd has worked with Dave Chappelle, Sarah Silverman and others and has appeared on most of the late night talk shows, as well as his own Comedy Central special.

Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson at The Freeman Stage
Saturday, August 19, 2017
7:00 PM
Freeman Stage at Bayside
The No. 1 Michael Jackson Tribute show returns to The Freeman Stage! This year, the Invincible show in addition to featuring his greatest hits such as “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Smooth Criminal,” “Thriller” and more will feature portions of the Invincible tour that were created but never toured alongside your favorite greatest hit songs and dances that MJ fans have come to love. Invincible features choreography by longtime MJ choreographer and dancer Lavelle Smith Jr. So bring the entire family, dress in your best MJ outfit, and come celebrate the life and times of the legendary Michael Jackson! Make sure to come early for the pre-show dance lessons.

Open Cockpit Day
Saturday, August 19, 2017
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Air Mobility Command Museum
Come tour the Air Mobility Command Museum and learn about the history of the planes and their missions. Most tours are given by retired crew members, so their descriptions are from personal experience.

Zoo Kids Program for Toddlers and Preschoolers at the Brandywine Zoo
Sunday, August 20, 2017
10:30 AM
Brandywine Zoo
Free with Admission
Learn with us through age-appropriate games, crafts, stories, activities, and live animal presentations, toddlers, preschoolers, and their grown up can learn and play together! Different themes each time.

Sunday Jamz on the Cape May Lewes Ferry
Sunday, August 20, 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.

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
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.

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.
Discover the top things to do in Delaware.