Weekend events in Delaware, July 28 – July 30

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
There is still time to 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 Flatts, Darius Rucker, Brantley Gilbert and more! July 28 - Demolition Derby July 29 - Brantley Gilbert with Luke Combs


Delaware Shakespeare Festival
Friday, July 14-30, 2017
7:30 PM
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.


Kalmar NyckelSail on the Kalmar Nyckel
Friday, July 28 – August 27, 2017
Kalmar Nyckel
$20 Children and $35 adults
The newly renovated ship will set sail once again, taking guests on a 90 minute cruise along the Christina River.


Wild Crab Chase
Friday, July 28, 2017
8:30 PM
Delaware Seashore State Park
We’re sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to seek out the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to assist you in spotting them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Meet at the North Inlet Day Area gazebo. FREE; No registration required.


Hunter Hayes at The Freeman Stage
Friday, July 28, 2017
7:00 PM
Freeman Stage at Bayside
Grammy nominated and CMA winning musician, Hunter Hayes will perform at the Freeman Stage.


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!


Winterthur After Hours and Beer Garden Outdoor Event: Reflecting Pool
Friday, July 28, 2017
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Explore the Galleries and grounds after hours. Enjoy music, a beer garden, and a sunset tram ride around Winterthur’s barns and outbuildings. The beautiful Relecting Pool area will come alive with the sounds of Los Monstros, a versatile, multiethnic combination of musicians who are dedicated to embracing the roots of the Latin/tropical sound, while also highlighting the fusion of the traditional into more contemporary, popular American and Jazz music styles. They provide a multicultural experience that is appropriate for all ages, genders, and ethnicities. In short, there’s a bit of familiarity for everyone.


Naturalist – Guided Canoe Trips
Saturday, July 29, 2017
9:00 AM
Brandywine Creek State Park
Canoe down the tranquil Brandywine River. A great day to spend with friends and family. Equipment is provided and make sure you bring a snack and a towel.
Make sure you register at least a day before!


Michael Franti & Spearhead's LOVE OUT LOUD Tour at The Freeman Stage
Saturday, July 29, 2017
7:00 PM
Freeman Stage at Bayside
Michael Franti is a musician, filmmaker and humanitarian who is recognized as a pioneering force in the music industry. He and his band Spearhead, known for their authentic and uplifting music, have found global success with multi-platinum songs like ""Say Hey (I Love You),” the chart breaking 2010 release of “The Sound Of Sunshine.” Franti and his band guarantee a show that will be thought provoking as well as energetic.


Sunday Brunch Cruise on the Riverboat Queen
Sunday, July 30, 2017
10:30 AM
The Riverboat Queen
Free- $45
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!


Fitz and the Tantrums at the Bottle and Cork
Sunday, July 30, 2017
9:00 PM
Bottle and Cork
Fitz and the Tantrums is an indie pop and neo soul band from LA. You can catch some of their popular hits like “MoneyGrabber,” “Out of My League” and “Handclap” this weekend when they perform live at the Bottle and Cork in Dewey Beach.


Tony Award Winner Sutton Foster Brings Broadway to the Beach at The Freeman Stage
Sunday, July 30, 2017
7:00 PM
Freeman Stage at Bayside
Sutton Foster is an award-winning actor, singer and dancer who has performed in 11 Broadway shows – most recently the revival of Violet – and originated roles in the Broadway productions of The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Young Frankenstein, Shrek The Musical, and her Tony Award-winning performances in Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie. She currently stars as Liza in the critically-acclaimed TV Land series, “Younger.” As a solo artist, Sutton has toured the country with her hit solo concert which featured songs from her debut solo CD “Wish” as well as her follow up CD, “An Evening With Sutton Foster: Live at the Cafe Carlyle.” She has also graced the stages of Carnegie Hall, Feinstein's, Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series and many others – and now she will perform at the Freeman Stage.


Constitution YardsVisit 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, 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.


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
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
Wilmington Riverfront
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.