Weekend Things to Do in Delaware, August 6-8

Ready to enjoy your weekend? Here’s a round-up of events and programs happening this weekend.

First Friday in Downtown Dover
August 6th
Shop from small businesses, enjoy live music performances, and connect with your community at First Friday in Downtown Dover! Attendees can even experience visual artists painting surrounding scenes during the Paint Dover! Plein Air painting event.

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve
Rehoboth Beach
August 6th
Hike through the Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a knowledgeable park interpreter; Learn about the island’s Native American history and observe the abundant wildlife of the Southern Delaware region.

Escape Fort Delaware: The Disloyalty Files
Delaware City
August 7th
Imagine you’ve been wrongfully imprisoned, accused of committing an act of abhorrent disloyalty. Would you be able to make it out of Fort Delaware successfully? Bring your family or a group of friends for an unforgettable escape room adventure!

Biggs Kids: Watercolor Bubbles!
August 7th
From 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM, join the educators at the Biggs Museum for family-friendly programming outside of the museum! This week, they’re exploring abstract art—using bubbles made with watercolor paints! Additionally, you can enjoy free admission to the museum every first Saturday of the month.

2021 Bettie James Fest
August 7th
Country music superstar (and Milton native) Jimmie Allen will be hosting and headlining the Bettie James Music Festival at Hudson Fields this weekend. Enjoy performances by artists such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, Neon Union, Hero the Band, and more!

2021 Wyoming Peach Festival
August 7th
Looking for a way to cool down from the dog days of summer? Enjoy a fresh, locally-made cone of peach ice cream at the Wyoming Peach Festival! This local favorite festival offers plenty of programming for the whole family to enjoy.

Clifford Brown Jazz Festival
August 6th-8th
Enjoy a free, outdoor jazz festival in the heart of Downtown Wilmington this weekend! In addition to music, you can anticipate retail vendors, as well as food, wine, and craft beverages available to purchase on-site.

48th Annual Outdoor Fine Arts & Fine Craft Show
Rehoboth Beach
August 7th & 8th
Since 1973, the Outdoor Fine Arts & Fine Craft Show has created a space for artists, artisans, and crafters alike to sell their wares, meet potential collaborators, and connect with art enthusiasts from the surrounding areas. This year is no different; programming includes live music, a Dogfish Head Beer Garden, children’s activities, and more!

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!
  •  Fall is approaching-- and fast! Before school is back in session, create the perfect end-of-summer family memory with kid-friendly things to do 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.