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
Wednesday, July 20 – Saturday, July 30, 2016
Delaware State Fairgrounds
Adults: $9.50, Kids: $4.50, concert prices vary
Experience dynamic entertainers, thrilling carnival rides, and great exhibits on agriculture in Delaware. Every year, the fair continues its tradition of being "Bigger and Better Than Ever." The 2016 concert line-up includes Jake Owen, Little Big Town, X Ambassadors/Rachel Platten/A Great Big World and George Thorgood.
Delaware Shakespeare Festival – Comedy of Errors
Friday, July 15 – July 31, 2016
7:00 – 10:00 PM
Rockwood Mansion & Park
Adults: $18, Seniors/Military: $16, Students: $14
We came into the world like brother and brother, And now let’s go hand in hand, not one before another.” The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins that were accidentally separated at birth. Bring your own blankets or chairs, pack a picnic, come for the pre-show entertainment, and enjoy Shakespeare outdoors at what Delaware Today calls “summer’s must-do event.”
Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot: Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel
Friday, July 29, 2016
Freeman Stage at Bayside
Adults: $20, Kids: Free
Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot celebrate the music of Billy Joel. Mike was handpicked and hired by Billy Joel himself and is currently on tour with him playing acoustic guitar and vocals. Mike and his band — which is made up of other members of Billy Joel’s Band — are well known and respected for providing superior entertainment. Mike and Big Shot perform all of Billy Joel’s greatest hits and even some of the lesser known tunes. True Billy Joel fans will be blown away after experiencing Big Shot live.
Peoples’ Festival 4Peace
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park
An annual celebration of music and arts in Wilmington, Delaware held to preserve and honor the legacy of Bob Marley. Known for it's family friendly environment, the festival is held along the Christina River. Wilmington, Delaware was where Bob first called home in the United States. Join us as we pay tribute to a true cultural icon!
Opening Weekend: Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition
Friday, July 29 – Sunday, September 11, 2016
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.
Stewart’s Brewing Co. 21st Anniversary Outdoor Beer Fest
Saturday, July 30, 2016
4:00 – 8:00 PM
Stewart Brewing Co.
$40, DD: $10
Celebrating our 21st year with an outdoor beer fest featuring 20 local and regional breweries, festival food and live music. We had so much fun last year, we are doing it again! Souvenir tasting glass included and food available for purchase.
Children’s Day at Wilmington & Western Railroad
Saturday, July 31, 2016
12:30 – 4:00 PM
Wilmington & Western Railroad
Adults: $14, Seniors: $13, Kids (under 12): $12
Pack a picnic lunch and bring the kids for a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings. One child rides FREE with each accompanying full-priced adult ticket.
Big League & Senior League Softball World Series
Sunday, July 31 – Sunday, August 7, 2016
Lower Sussex Little League Complex
The largest international youth sporting event in Delaware - Little League's top 10 Big League (17-18) and Senior League softball teams meet at Roxana, DE.