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Weekend Things to Do in Delaware, July 16-18

Summer is in full swing in Delaware! Here’s a round-up of events and programs happening this weekend.
Bark in the Park at Auburn Valley State Park
Yorklyn
July 16th
Enjoy a puppy playdate during a park-interpreter led nature hike around the Oversee Farm. Stroll the trails at Auburn Valley with your canine companion while learning about the natural fauna of the Northern Delaware region.

Cold War Bike Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park
Lewes
July 16th
Ride along with a park historian and learn about the tales of Doomsday ships, spies, Soviet submarine tracking, and more. This event is for people ages 10 and up, and you must provide your own bicycle.

Live Jazz Music at the First State Heritage Park
Dover
July 17th
The uber-talented local saxophonist Khayden is bringing his unique and jazzy sound to the John Bell House at the First State Heritage Park this weekend. Pack a blanket or chairs, order a sandwich from La Baguette or a drink from House of Coffi, and enjoy a lovely picnic during this 11:00 AM performance.

Yoga on the Vine at Harvest Ridge Winery
Marydel
July 17th                
Start with a rejuvenating one hour yoga flow, followed by a delicious glass of locally sourced wine! If you’re a fan of blueberries, be sure to try the local favorite Blue Hen Blue.

Wilmington Mac and Cheese Festival
Wilmington
July 18th
Spend your Sunday enjoying over twenty unique flavors of mac and cheese from Julian’s Mac and Cheese, as well as locally crafted meads and ciders from Liquid Alchemy Brewing.

Lady Bug Music Festival
Wilmington
July 16th & 17th 
Support the festival that’s been empowering women in music for almost ten years! The Ladybug Music Festival features fifteen different female-fronted bands and singer-songwriters at nine separate venues.

The Sound of Music at Clear Space Theatre Company
Rehoboth Beach
July 16th & 17th
Clear Space Theatre Company’s Summer Stock season is in full swing! Make plans this summer to enjoy a professional performance of one of the most beloved musicals of all time in the heart of downtown Rehoboth.

Artisan Market at Winterthur
Wilmington
July 17th & 18th
Spend a summer day exploring the scenic grounds at Winterthur while meeting and shopping from local artisans & craftspeople.

Delaware Shakespeare Summer Festival
Wilmington
July 16th-18th
With three uniquely “remixed” works of Shakespeare playing through August 1st, the Delaware Shakespeare Festival at Rockwood Park offers a thrilling night of outdoor entertainment for the whole family.

Bonus weekend adventure ideas:

  • Explore your craft beer taste buds along DE on Tap! Download the DE on Tap app and check in at each brewery you visit for a chance to win a prize!
  • Capture the perfect Insta-worthy moment along the Delaware Discoveries Trail! With eleven pieces of interactive street artwork, this self-led activity offers outdoor recreation and memories that will last. Tag your photos with #DelawareDiscoveries for the chance to win a limited-edition prize!
  • Are the kids getting anxious for a summer getaway? Plan a day trip to the Wilmington Riverfront, where you can enjoy spectacular waterfront dining, a rousing game of miniature golf, and reduced admission to the Delaware Children’s Museum after 5:00 PM on Thursdays and Fridays.