Weekend events in Delaware, September 8- September 10

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.

After Dark Campground Hike
Friday, September 8, 2017
6:45 PM
Lums Pond State Park
Head over to Lums Pond Campground for an after dark hike under the stars.

Gallery Opening: Painted StavesPainted Stave Distilling
Friday, September 8 – November 11, 2017
Painted Stave
In honor of their 4th birthday, Painted Stave has taken apart a barrel and given staves to our favorite local artists for them to unleash the fullness of their creativity on. Come check out all the beautiful creations.

Bike Through History
Saturday, September 9, 2017
10:30 AM
Cape Henlopen State Park
Come bike the entire Cape Henlopen State Park bike trail with a park historian and learn about the different locations that were part of Fort Miles: officer's quarters, gun mounts, mining operations, gun batteries and much more! For ages 10 and up.

Intro to Rock Climbing
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Alapocas Run State Park
Join our climbing team for some top rope rock climbing. After a brief introduction about equipment and safety, you will get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall. Harness, helmet, ropes, and belayers provided.

Rehoboth Beach 201639th Annual Sandcastle Contest
Saturday, September 9, 2017
8:30 AM- 5:00 PM
Rehoboth Beach
You won’t believe your eyes- come check out the amazing creations at the 39th annual Sandcastle Contest.

40th Annual Nanticoke Indian Powwow
Saturday, September 9- Sunday, September 10, 2017
Millsboro, DE
The Nanticoke Powwow will include activities, performances by drummers, singers and dancers, audience participation. Vendors will display authentic Native arts and crafts, jewelry, blankets, clothing, accessories, and food. Come celebrate the history and culture of the Nanticoke Tribe

4th Annual Odessa Brewfest
Saturday, September 9, 2017
12-6:00 PM
Historic Odessa
Visitors will be able to wander the beautiful grounds of the 1769 Warner-Wilson house enjoying the finest regional and national craft breweries, as well as locally-produced wine and spirits, accompanied by great food, great music, and great people.

Amish Country Bike Tour
Saturday, September 9, 2017
7:00 AM
Delaware's Annual Amish Country Bike Tour--One of the state's largest and most established cycling event. The bike tour, suited for all ages and abilities, includes 15, 25, 50, 62 and 100-mile loops through the flatlands of Delaware's Amish farmlands. 

Civil War Skirmish -at- Wilmington & Western RailroadWilmington and Western Railroad
Saturday, September 9, 2017
12:30 PM and 3:00 PM
Greenbank Station
Adults: $19 Seniors (60+): $18 Children (2-12): $17 Children under 2: FREE
Travel with troops to the site of a skirmish between Union and Confederate forces. You'll see men and women dressed in authentic period costumes using weapons of that time. This train operates to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, and passengers will enjoy a ½-hour layover at the Picnic Grove during the approximately 2-hour round-trip.

Milford Riverwalk Freedom Fest
Saturday, September 9, 2017
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Join the locals at this years Riverwalk “Freedom” Festival. Entertainment will include crafts, vendors, kids corner, car show, food trucks, the duck dash, DJ and Let's Do Trivia and Survey Sez games with prizes, Live music performed by Federal Street Band beginning at 6 pm. All new this year Red, White & Brew Garden with Surprise Guest Bartenders and Collector tshirts for sale! Then at dusk, gather around with family and friends and enjoy the spectacular fireworks over the Mispillion River!

Brandywine Festival of the Arts
Saturday, September 9 – Sunday, September 10, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Brandywine Park
Over 250 juried artists from the region and across the country will be joined by local restaurants and musical performers on Saturday and Sunday, September 9 and 10 on the banks of the Brandywine River in Downtown Wilmington. Children's activities both days.

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 landscaped 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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