Weekend Events in Delaware, September 10-12
As we transition from a fun-filled summer into a cool and crisp autumn, Delaware offers a wide range of events and festivals to attend, all over the state.
Movies in the Sculpture Garden: Selena
Enjoy a film on the lawn of the Delaware Art Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden! This weekend, they’re showing the 1997 film Selena, featuring Jennifer Lopez as the titular character, Selena Quintanilla.
2021 Odessa Brewfest
Tasty craft beverages and community connection await at the Odessa Brewfest! In addition to delicious regional and national brews, attendees can anticipate food & merchandise vendors, live music performances, sponsor tables, and more! Save on tickets by reserving them in advance online.
43rd Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival
Browse thousands of goods, handmade by hundreds of vendors from all over the United States as they gather at the Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival! In addition to retail vendors, there will be a silent auction, live radio broadcasts, and music performances.
Blue Rocks Home Game: Team Poster Giveaway Night!
Spectate a home game at Frawley Stadium against the Aberdeen IronBirds from Aberdeen, Maryland. The first 500 fans through the gates will receive a limited-edition commemorative poster, so be sure to get there early!
First State Ballet at Loblolly Acres
Dancers from the First State Ballet Academy will be performing at Loblolly Acres this weekend! Be sure to bring your own chairs or a picnic blanket for a night of incredible entertainment under the stars.
Free Outdoor Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothing
The Lewes Public Library will be hosting the Brown Box Theatre Project as they perform Much Ado About Nothing, a Shakespearean piece featuring themes of jealousy, deception, trust, and love. No tickets are needed and be sure to bring your own seating for this performance.
2021 Maxima Hispanic Festival
Celebrate the diverse cultural heritage of Georgetown at the 2021 Maxima Hispanic Festival, presented by First State Community Action and The Voice Radio Network! There will be dance performances by local, national, and internationally-acclaimed groups; community-centric arts and crafts projects; and delicious traditional Latino cuisines to sample.
Brandywine Festival of the Arts
September 11th & 12th
With a history that goes back over half a century, this annual arts festival features hundreds of juried artists, exhibiting their one-of-a-kind pieces from all over the country. A family-friendly event, this festival will be held in Brandywine Park—so plan (and dress) for an art-filled afternoon in the fresh air.
43rd Nanticoke Indian PowWow
Tour the Nanticoke Indian Museum, spectate Native American dance performances, and enjoy traditional cuisines at the 43rd Annual Nanticoke PowWow. After almost fifty years of commemoration, this festival shines brightly as one of Delaware’s favorite annual local events.
An Afternoon in Downtown Dover
Enjoy a gorgeous afternoon in Downtown Dover! Shop at the brand-new Black Swamp Artisanal Market, reserve a walking tour with the First State Heritage Park, eat at the recently renovated Tavern on Kings (formerly Governor’s Café), and browse world-class pieces at the Biggs Museum of American Art.
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!
- Extend the summertime fun by planning out your September Summer in Delaware!
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.