Weekend events in Delaware, September 15- September 17

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 Saengerbund Oktoberfest
Friday, September 15-17, 2017
Newark, DE
Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest begins with a parafe on Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. and continues through the weekend with a vast array of German fare to choose from and live German dancing and music. Carnival rides are included with the entrance fee.

Paddling Thompson Island
Friday, September 15, 2017
9:00 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.

Game Night & Untapped History
Friday, September 15, 2017
7:00 PM
Delaware History Museum
Who doesn’t enjoy a little lighthearted competition with friends around a game of Monopoly, Risk, Scrabble, or Trouble? Spend your Friday night with the Delaware Historical Society and play your favorite!

Dewey Beach End of Season Beach Party
Saturday, September 16, 2017
6:00 PM- 9:00 PM
Dagsworthy St., Dewey Beach
Come celebrate the end of the summer in Dewey in true Dewey Beach fashion- with music, food, drinks and orange crushes! Bring the family and enjoy all the activities and bonfire.

Freeman Stage at Bayside Arts & Jazz Festival
Saturday, September 16, 2017
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
The Freeman Stage at Bayside
A day not to be missed at The Freeman Stage at Bayside! Stroll the green and enjoy previewing the artwork of Delmarva’s finest artists. Pull up a chair and groove to some of the most talented jazz artists.

Air Mobility Command MuseumOpen Cockpit Day
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Air Mobility Command Museum
Enjoy free access to the museum’s aircraft and hear about the history and experiences of the planes from retired crew members.

International Red Panda Day
Saturday, September 16, 2017
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Brandywine Zoo
Free with admission
Become a Red Panda Ranger! A Red Panda Ranger is a special title given to a child who has learned about red pandas and is ready to spread the word about the importance of conservation. Join us in the zoo today to learn about Red Pandas, submit art for our Red Panda Art Contest and even earn your ‘Red Panda Ranger’ badge!

Gallery Opening: Painted Staves
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Painted Stave
Painted Stave’s new art gallery is open and they are celebrating their 4th birthday! Come enjoy a tasting and view work done by local artists.

Delaware Outdoor Family Campout
Sunday, September 16-17, 2017
Fort Delaware State Park
$80 for a family of 4
Enjoy a lantern lit tour and s’mores around the campfire and camp on the grounds of Fort Delaware. This is a one-of-a-kind experience your family will love.

Faerie Festival at Rockwood Park
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Noon- 4:00 PM
Rockwood Mansion Park
Whether you're a faerie, pirate, gnome, princess, super hero, troll or kid, you are invited to enjoy games, stories, enchanted crafts, costume parades, and children's museum tours at the Faerie Festival.

Hagley Car Show Presented by GlenmedeHagley Car Show
Saturday, September 17, 2017
10:00 AM -4:00 PM
Hagley Museum and Library
Experience the wonders of automotive innovation with this year's theme, “Distinctively Different: Styling in the 1950s,” showcasing cars from the golden era of car design and production in the United States. Browse through more than 500 antique and restored cars that date from the 1980s all the way back to the early twentieth century. The show features vehicle parades, a vintage juke box display, video simulators, pedal car racing, and a festival food court. Activities are on Hagley’s upper property, surrounding the first DuPont home.

Nassau Valley Vineyard Farmers Market
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Noon- 3:00 PM
Nassau Valley Vineyards
Spend a beautiful Sunday shopping at the Nassau Valley Vineyard Farmers Market and tasting wine.

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.


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.
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