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Freeman Arts Pavilion

Weekend Things to Do in Delaware, June 16-18, 2023

Spring’s sweet crop of fun events is still growing strong, and summer’s plethora of events is on its way to Delaware. There’s a fine lineup of family-friendly festivals this weekend, along with a quirky Comic Con, some roaring Monsters, and a breathless journey along a historic trail. See ya next year, Spring!

 

 

NORTHERN DELAWARE

St. Anthony's Italian Festival
Wilmington
June 11-18
6-10:30 p.m. Friday; 4-10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Tickets: None required
Don't miss the final weekend of Delaware’s most popular food and cultural festival, where the luscious treats and lively music make everyone feel a little bit Italian.

Concert: Iris Dement
The Grand, Wilmington
June 16
8 p.m.
Tickets: $41.50
With melodies rooted in hymns, gospel, and old country music, folk singer Iris Dement’s songs have the power to heal us and give us brighter hope for the world we live in.

Concert: Serafin Summer Music Series
The Music School of Delaware, Wilmington
June 16
7 p.m.
Tickets: $25+
Just sit back and enjoy as master musicians deliver their interpretations of “Italiana,” showcasing works by Rossini, Stravinsky, Bach and more.

Concert: Jeff Draco + Grant Claytor
The Queen, Wilmington
June 16
8 p.m.
Tickets: $14
Get ready for a night of dreamy indie pop/surf rock fusion that will deliver some solid summer vibes.

Delaware Freedom Ride
New Castle Court House Museum, New Castle
June 17
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tickets: Free, but registration is required.
In honor of Juneteenth, this 15-mile bicycle ride will retrace the path of the Underground Railroad through New Castle County, following a portion of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway.

CENTRAL DELAWARE

Smyrna at Night Festival
Downtown Smyrna
June 17
12-9:30 p.m.
Tickets: None required
Don’t miss Kent County's largest free outdoor concert, featuring headliner Blanco Brown plus 17 other incredible bands, playing everything from Country and Pop to Hip Hop and Funk.

Dover Comic Con
Dover Public Library, Dover
June 17
10 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Tickets: None required
Get ready for a family-friendly, indoor/outdoor pop-culture festival with over a hundred vendors, artists & artisans, a cosplay competition, and panel discussions throughout the day.

SOUTHERN DELAWARE

Silent Disco Dance Party
Lefty's Alley and Eats, Lewes
June 16
8 p.m.-11 p.m.
Tickets: $15
If you have never danced at a “silent disco,” now’s the time to experience the fun. The sight of the crowd dancing to headphone-only music is truly something to behold and even more fun to try.

Concert: Keb' Mo' with Anthony D’Amat
Freeman Arts Pavilion, Selbyville
June 17
7 p.m.
Tickets: $39
With five Grammy Awards, 14 Blues Foundation Awards, and a groundbreaking career spanning nearly 50 years under his belt, Keb’ Mo’s got nothing left to prove. Just don’t tell him that.

Monster Truck Show: Monsters of Metal
Delaware International Speedway, Delmar
June 17
1 p.m.-9 p.m.
Tickets: $20+
The ginormous trucks are ready to rumble and roar as the raceway is taken over by 12,000-pound, car-crushing monsters.

Lavender & Lambs Festival
Brittingham Farms, Millsboro
June 17
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tickets: $10
Get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather as Millsboro celebrates the season with food trucks, vendors, colonial interpreters, wool dying/spinning demonstrations, a petting zoo, and pony rides.

Concert: Serafin Summer Music Series
The Clubhouse at Baywood, Millsboro
June 17
5 p.m.
Tickets: $25+
Master musicians from across the nation have come together to celebrate “Italiana” with works by Wolf, Bach, Rossini and Boccherini.

Old Timer's Day Car Show & Family Festival
Along Church Street, Selbyville
June 17
8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tickets: None required
Whether you’re a die-hard car enthusiast or just looking for fun with the family, this is a day for everyone, with a live band, DJs, an outdoor beer garden, local artisans, delicious food and drinks, and fun activities for all.

302 Uncorked Wine Festival
Hudson Fields, Milton
June 17
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Tickets: $2
The $2 admission is an incredible bargain for a day of family fun. There will be inflatables and a petting zoo for the young ones and some thirst-quenching sangria for the grown-ups. Food trucks and vendors will also be on hand!