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.

Kayaking Thompson Island Nature Preserve
Friday, August 26, 2016
9:30 AM
Delaware Seashore State Park

Explore the shorelines of Thompson Island Nature Preserve while paddling a sit-on-top kayak. A park naturalist will guide participants around the preserve while identifying wildlife and discussing the Native American connections to the land. Ages 16+. Pre-registration and previous paddling experience required. Please call (302)227-6991 to register. $40 per person

beta hi fi Emerging Music Festival
Friday, August 26 – Saturday, August 27, 2016
Times vary 
World Café Live at The Queen

Join us at World Cafe Live at the Queen for a FREE two-day music festival featuring some of the region's cream of the crop! On August 26th and 27th, beta hi-fi will continue the tradition started at Philadelphia's World Cafe Live of providing a platform for the best of this region's finest emerging musicians. Culminating in a line-up of 10 performances over two nights, beta hi-fi serves as a showcase for industry professionals and for fans looking to discover new artists.

August Quarterly Festival
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Times vary
Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park
The August Quarterly celebration is the oldest African American Festival in the nation that celebrates freedom of speech and the right to assembly. Since 1814, Delaware has hosted the August Quarterly Festival to showcase heritage, music, community displays, craft, vendors and food.

17th Annual Broadkill Canoe & Kayak Race
Saturday, August 27, 2016
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The 10-mile Broadkill River Canoe and Kayak Race is one of the most respected competitive-paddling races on the Delmarva Peninsula. It pits almost 100 paddlers against one another as they vie for prizes and medals. More importantly, participants enjoy a day of healthy exercise and friendly sport along the scenic Broadkill River.

Guided Canoe Tour: Celebrate the End of Summer!
Saturday, August 27, 2016
9:30 AM
Brandywine Creek State Park

Meet at the Brandywine River Museum. Registration must be received no later than the day before the trip! Each of these trips is supervised by an American Red Cross canoe-certified trip leader. A naturalist will join you to help with canoe instruction and nature. Ages 15 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. You and a partner will need to carry your canoe a short distance to the river. Equipment will be provided; bring plenty of water and a snack and be prepared to get wet! Space is very limited and advance registration and payment are required. Call the Nature Center at (302) 655-5740 to register. The fee is $20 per person, a third person in a canoe is $10 (700lb maximum capacity).

New Castle Antiques Show
Sunday, August 28, 2016
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Battery Park

The New Castle Antiques Show is an antiques & collectibles show held annually. This show attracts more than one hundred dealers and thousands of visitors from the Mid Atlantic region and features antique furnishings, vintage glass and pottery, jewelry, silver, and china.

Sunday Jamz
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Times vary
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
$19 per adult

Enjoy live music on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry every Sunday through August 28. The event also includes a tap takeover from local Delaware and New Jersey breweries.

Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition
Friday, July 29 – Sunday, September 11, 2016
Times vary
Biggs Museum of American Art
The Biggs Museum is proud to partner with the Dover Public Library to feature the work and biography of one of America’s most beloved children’s authors and illustrators, Maurice Sendak. Know principally for his publication and now a major motion picture, Where the Wild Things Are, this exhibition spans the career and work of this visionary artist.

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.