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.
Delaware State Fair
Thursday, July 20- Saturday, July 29, 2017
Harrington Raceway and Casino
Experience dynamic entertainers, thrilling carnival rides, and great exhibits on agriculture in Delaware. The 98th edition of the fair will have performance from country stars Rascal Flats, Darius Rucker, Brantley Gilbert and more! July 19 - Jon Pardi with Chris Lane July 20 - Painted Pony Rodeo July 21 - Monster Truck Meltdown July 22 - Rock of the '70s and Craft Brew Festival July 23 - Darius Rucker July 24 - Gabriel Iglesias July 25 - Rascal Flatts July 26 - Crowder with Big Daddy Weave July 27 - Harness Racing July 28 - Demolition Derby July 29 - Brantley Gilbert with Luke Combs
Delaware Shakespeare Festival
Friday, July 14-30, 2017
Rockwood Park & Mansion
$15/$12 Seniors & Active Military/Students $10/Children 5 & under free
Hear the roar as a young Henry leads his people in the ultimate underdog story, featuring some of the most famous lines and most glorious language in all of Shakespeare. “O, for a muse of fire!” Join us for our 15th summer of Shakespeare under the stars.
The Ladybug Music Festival
Thursday, July 20- Friday, July 21, 2017
5:00 – 10:30 PM
LOMA area on Market Street, Wilmington
Gable Music Ventures present the sixth annual all-female music festival and block party, this year for two days! The headliner this year is Larkin Poe, the Atlanta, GA based Roots Rock N' Roll band led by sisters, Rebecca and Megan Lovell. The Ladybug Festival is a celebration of women in music taking place over two days in Wilmington, Delaware. More than 50 acts will be performing in the popular 2nd & LOMA neighborhood.
Cruise the Canal at Cape Henlopen State Park
Friday, July 21, 2017
Cape Henlopen State Park
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.
Rock The Boat on the Cape May Lewes Ferry!
Friday, July 21, 2017
5:15 – 8:25 PM
Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal
Adults $18 | Children (6-13 years) $9 | Younger Children (5 years or less) Free
If it's a Friday in the summer it's time for Rock the Boat - the favorite way for everyone to unwind from a long week at work, too much fun in the daytime sun, or just to transition to a long, lovely summer weekend.
Don’t worry, if you can’t make it on Friday- there is more music to enjoy on Sunday. Reserve your spot now so you can kick back and relax on this Sunday Jamz Cruise!
9th Annual Seafood & Arts Festival
Saturday, July 22, 2017
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Indian River Marina
Come join the fun at the 9th annual Seafood and Arts Festival at the Indian River Marina. With live music and tons of local vendors, there is much to do and see during the event. Snack on scallop skewers, crab cakes and more! Bring the kids along to participate in games and activities while you browse through the stands of local crafters and artisans!
Sunday Brunch Cruise on the Riverboat Queen
Sunday, July 23, 2017
The Riverboat Queen
Start the day on the water with the Sunday Brunch Cruise on The Riverboat Queen. A mouth-watering Sunday Brunch buffet served dockside, combined with traditional jazz music. Then enjoy a two-hour cruise along the beautiful Christina River with desserts and beverages..
Not a morning person? Don’t worry- you can have Sunday Supper aboard the Riverboat Queen, as well!
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.
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, badmington, bocce, life-size jenga and a full sized wiffleball field. Eat, drink, relax and play; Constitution Yards is an urban waterfront destination unto itself.
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
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.
Cruise aboard the Riverboat Queen
Thursday, May 25 – September 28, 2017
10:30 AM, 3:30 PM, 5:30 PM
Welcome aboard the most unique blend of “Riverfront Wilmington Entertainment”, a two-hour cruise on the iconic restored Paddlewheeler Skipper Liner, The Riverboat Queen. Experience wining & dining on the water! The Riverboat Queen offers weekly scenic Sunday brunch & Thursday dinner cruises.
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.