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Weekend Things to Do in Delaware, July 9-11

Summer is in full swing in Delaware! Here’s a round-up of events and programs happening this weekend.

Movies in the Sculpture Garden: The Color Purple
Wilmington
July 9th
Spend an evening appreciating world-class sculptures while enjoying this 1985 Steven Spielberg film, starring Oprah Winfrey and Whoopi Goldberg. Pack chairs or a blanket for a memorable evening at the Art Museum.

CAMP Rehoboth Handmade Market
Rehoboth Beach
July 9th
Enjoying a weekend in Rehoboth Beach? This Friday, stop by CAMP Rehoboth’s courtyard and shop for unique handmade treasures, then enjoy a delicious sandwich from Lori’s or frozen drink from the Coffee Mill.

Summer Saturday: Hand-Cranked Ice Cream
Wilmington
July 10th
Take a turn cranking an old-fashioned ice cream maker and savor the sweet flavors of summer at the Hagley Museum, Garden, and Library! This activity is included with the price of admission, and open to all ages.

Friends of Folk Pick-In at Blue Earl Brewing
Smyrna
July 10th
Jam out with the Delmarva Friends of Folk in the Juke Taproom! This traveling jam circle is a guaranteed good time, and this is especially true when paired with the delicious craft beverages (and all new food menu) supplied by Blue Earl Brewing.

41st Annual Sandcastle Contest
Rehoboth Beach
July 10th
The tradition of the sandcastle contest has been going strong at the Delaware beaches for over forty years now! Spectate the impressive builds, or register on the day of the event at Tower Road Oceanside to enter the competition.

26th Annual Nanticoke Riverfest
Seaford
July 10th
Make your way to Seaford for the annual Nanticoke Riverfest this Saturday! Live music will be playing all day, there will be a fantastic car show, and much more.

Sunset Kayak Tour with Coastal Kayak
Fenwick Island
July 9th & 10th 
Finish off a perfect day at the beach by watching the sun set over the Delaware Bay. Witness natural wildlife and learn from expert guides while enjoying an unforgettably scenic sunset at the Delaware Beaches.

Fish Feeding at the Delaware Children’s Museum Aquarium
Wilmington
July 9th & 10th
From 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM, stop by the Delaware Children’s Museum for educational programming and activities on feeding time at the aquarium! Meet aquatic friends at their most active hour of the day—lunchtime!

Revelation Beer Garden at Hudson Fields
Milton
July 9th & 10th
On Fridays and Saturdays this summer, enjoy food trucks, live music, fitness classes, outdoor games, and local craft brews at Hudson Fields! Children and pets are welcome to join in on the fun.

Mt. Cuba Meteor Rides
Wilmington
July 10th & 11th
Pack a picnic and enjoy a lovely train ride through the scenic hills of Northern Delaware. This route stops at the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove for a half-hour layover, where you can stretch your legs and enjoy an afternoon admiring your natural surroundings.

Lefty’s Drive-In Movies
Lewes
July 9th-11th
Enjoy a classic film from the comfort of your own car! This weekend, Lefty’s is showing The Lion King (2019), National Lampoon’s Animal House, and The Force Awakens.

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!
  • Celebrate the best parts of summer with a delicious meal by the water. No matter which of the Delaware beaches you choose, you can’t go wrong with fresh flavors and scenic views.

Please review location information before visiting and remember to explore safely by following recommended safety precautions including, wearing a face covering and social distancing if not vaccinated or if it is required by certain locations and staying home if you're feeling sick.