Sunset over the indian river inlet bridge at Bethany Beach

Weekend Things to Do in Delaware, September 3-5

Labor Day Weekend has arrived! Whether you’re hosting a BBQ, hitting the beach, or spending the weekend relaxing, Delaware offers an incredible array of events to attend.

First Friday in Downtown Dover
September 3rd
Shop from local vendors, enjoy extended shopping hours at small businesses, and connect with your community at First Friday. This month’s theme is “Back to School”, and teachers (with validated ID/credentials) will receive a $5 gift card to the Capital City Farmers’ Market as a “Thank You” for their hard work!

Twilight on the Terrace at the Mt. Cuba Center
September 3rd
Enjoy the music of Cuban jazz band Conjunto Philadelphia while sampling delicious fare from local food trucks! This weekend, both Albie’s and Gastro Graffiti will be on-site, slinging up burgers, crab cakes, gyros, and more. Bring your own blanket or chairs for a lovely evening of live music in the fresh air.

Gov’t Mule at the Freeman Arts Pavilion
September 3rd
Since 1995, Gov’t Mule has been confidently merging blues, rock, jazz, and funk—and carving out their own place in American rock ‘n’ roll history. This weekend, they’ll be bringing their iconic sound to the Freeman Arts Pavilion! Tickets are sold in pods to ensure social distancing.

Annual Outdoor Antiques & Vintage Fair
September 4th
Surround yourself with antique treasures and unique vintage ware from centuries ago! Watch the Lewes Historic District come to life as the streets line with vendors, food trucks, and live music performances; the atmosphere will certainly be fun and festive for this Labor Day Weekend!

Pony Rides at Tre Sorelle Dolce
September 4th
Looking for some family fun this weekend? This Saturday, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, the Little Farm will be on-site at Tre Sorelle Dolce facilitating pony rides! Grab an ice cream cone, play a round of mini golf, and enjoy live music this weekend at the coolest ice cream stand in Kent County.

113th Arden Fair
September 4th
Create a lasting end-of-summer memory by attending the 113th Annual Arden Fair! In addition to carnival games and rides, attendees can anticipate children’s programming, live entertainment, craft beverages for purchase at the Grove Beer Garden, and more!

5th Annual Beach Goes Red, White, & Blue
Rehoboth Beach
September 4th
Join the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce as they salute first responders of all kind on the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. Programming includes musical performances, historic displays and exhibitions, patriotic children’s programming, and more.

Biggs Kids!
September 4th
On the first Saturday of every month, the Biggs Museum offers free programming—both in-person and virtually. This month, the theme is “Creating Stories”, as they invite you to take a closer look at the Winslow Homer Exhibition and learn about visual narratives as you create your own stories.

Steamin’ Day at Auburn Heights
September 5th
Connect with history enthusiasts and fun-loving families at one event: Steamin’ Day! This event series celebrates the history of antique automobiles on the grounds of the Marshall Steam Museum at Auburn Heights. Programming includes mansion tours, children’s programming & crafts, antique vehicle demonstrations, and more!

Labor Day Picnic & Dance Party at the Milton Theatre
September 5th
Celebrate Labor Day at the Milton Theatre Quayside this year! Festivities include live music sets by DJ Jamie Fox, an on-site beer garden, plenty of options for delicious all-American fare, and light-up party favors for purchase. Bring your own chairs or reserve Quayside furniture in advance through the Milton Theatre.

First State Ballet Theatre at Bellevue State Park
September 5th
Enjoy an outdoor dance performance on the stage of the Ampitheatre at Bellevue State Park! Bring your own chairs or picnic blanket for a night of incredible entertainment under the stars.

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!
  • Plan your perfect September Summer wrap-up with a Day-cation at the Delaware Beaches!

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.