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Weekend Things to Do in Delaware, July 23-25

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

Mixers and Elixirs at Winterthur
July 23rd  
Wind down from your week with seasonal cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and live music on the grounds of Winterthur!

83rd Annual Members’ Fine Art Exhibition
Rehoboth Beach
Opens July 23rd  
Connect with a community of art enthusiasts while browsing selected works by local painters, photographers, sculpture artists, and more. This exhibit is on view until August 22nd, 2021.

Summer Saturday at Hagley
July 24th
Spend a Saturday on the campus of the Hagley Museum & Library, learning about natural history and relaxing with fun outdoor activities.

Kathleen Madigan at the Freeman Arts Pavilion
July 24th  
For over 30 years, comedian Kathleen Madigan has been entertaining the masses with her comedy specials and stand-up performances—you may recognize her from the hit Netflix series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”. This Saturday, Kathleen Madigan is bringing the fun to the Freeman Arts Pavilion!

Newark Co-Op Farmers’ Market
July 25th
From 9:30 AM until 2:00 PM, shop from over fifteen unique vendors including local farms, craft artisans, small businesses, and more. While in the area, be sure to stop by Grain Craft Bar & Kitchen or Taverna for a delicious lunch after your shopping spree.

Full Moon Cruise with Cape Water Tour & Taxi
July 22nd-24th  
Departing from Anglers Road, this sunset tour will sail out into the Delaware Bar for an unobstructed view of this weekend’s full moon. Pack a picnic, a cooler full of drinks, and anything else you need for an unforgettable night.

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert at Clear Space Theatre Company
Rehoboth Beach
July 23rd & 24th
Enjoy a wildly fresh and hilariously entertaining musical at Clear Space Theatre Company this weekend. This story follows three friends as they travel through the Australian outback in a charmingly battered bus (nicknamed Priscilla), with the end goal of putting on the drag show of the century.

Sailings on the Kalmar Nyckel
July 22nd-25th
Adventure awaits on this 1.5-hour cruise along the Christina River! Discover the majestic Swedish ship that founded the colony of New Sweden in 1638, while enjoying a lovely afternoon ride on the water.

Delaware State Fair
July 22nd-31st
The best week of the summer is here! From entertaining concerts, to culinary competitions, to thrilling rides and more, the Delaware State Fair is sure to be a good time for all attendees. Be sure to enjoy the spectacular firework display on Saturday night, starting at 10:00 PM!

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!
  •  This summer’s heat wave is one for the books, so plan ahead to beat the heat with some of Delaware’s Top Ice Cream Spots!

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.