weekend-guide-north-delawhere-happening-delaware-001Here’s your fabulously fun weekend guide for Friday, Sept 20th – Sunday, Sept 22nd from NorthDelaWHEREHappening.com. Enjoy happening events in and around North Delaware, New Castle County, from a Shoe “slapping” good time at Oktoberfest to Polka dancing at the Polish Festival or Pirate Sailing to drinking wine with dinosaurs and just about everything in between. Our weekend guide offers fun for everyone, rain or shine! Don’t forget to get the most from your visit – Check out the fun in the weeks ahead on NorthDelaWHEREHappening’s sortable calendar of events.

Without further ado –

Here’s our hottest picks for WHAT’s Happening & WHERE this weekend

in North Delaware…


Oktoberfest | Delaware Saengerbund Newark

DSC_Oktoberfest 2012 The Delaware Saengerbund has become the focal point of the German community in Delaware through its annual event Oktoberfest. Nearly 20,000 people attend the three-day festival which features Bavarian bands and folk dancing. Dancers in colorful costumes perform the Schuhplattler, or “shoe slapping” dance, along with other German folk dances, such as the Ländler. Also featured during the event are German foods, including the famous German potato salad of the Ladies of the Delaware Saengerbund. For more information visit: Oktoberfest | Delaware Saengerbund Newark


polish-festival-delaware57th Annual St. Hedwig Polish Festival | Wilmington

A fun-filled festival for the entire family! The 57th Annual St. Hedwig Polish Festival is happening now through Saturday on the Wilmington Riverfront next to Frawley Stadium. Free admittance, free parking and delicious Polish food and drink, lively music (Polka bands), exciting midway rides and attractions, and an array of vendors. It is a one-of-a-kind cultural experience. For more information visit: 57th Annual St. Hedwig Polish Festival | Wilmington


Luck-Of-the-Draw-YorklynLuck of the Draw, A Unique Art Experience|Yorklyn

Play a game of chance with Victoria Wyeth at the Center for Creative Arts (CCArts) and you go home with an affordable piece of original art from one of this region’s fine artists. Proceeds benefit CCArts programs and the ArtWorks for Children Scholarship fund For more information visit: Luck of the Draw

Brandywine-Zoo-Go-WildZoo Fiesta| The Brandywine Zoo

The Brandywine Zoo and the Latin American Community Center are working together to provide a WILD Fiesta!Learn about endangered species from Latin Countries and more importantly learn how YOU can make a difference! This bilingual event will include: crafts, music, story time and more…all in Spanish and English! What’s a fiesta without a piñata? Observe several Zoo animals at play with their own special piñatas!  For more information visit: Zoo Fiesta| The Brandywine Zoo

Day for kidsBoys & Girls Clubs of Delaware’s Day for Kids| The Riverfront

Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware’s Day for Kids is day for the community to celebrate our youth and for families to spend quality time together! Day for Kids is a nationwide event that takes place on the third Saturday of September and is a kick off to a year of families spending quality time together, outdoors, while celebrating our youth! Delaware Day for Kids is a FREE Community event filled with games, rides, activities, music, entertainment and more! For more information visit: Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware’s Day for Kids| The Riverfront

Maryland-Blue-Crabs- DelawareMom’s House 2nd Annual Crab Feast | Wilmington

Join Mom’s House Wilmington’s for the 2nd Annual Crab Feast, presented by the Mom’s House Alumni. Many single parents’ lives have been positively affected by this great organization. MHW is celebrating 16 years of empowering single parents to complete their education, enabling them to become self sufficient members of our communities and positive role models for their children. For more information visit: Mom’s House 2nd Annual Crab Feast | Wilmington

Kalmar Nyckel Tall Ship of DelawareKalmar Nyckel Pirate Sail| Wilmington

Today, you can experience what it must have been like in 1638 by sailing on a re-creation of the original vessel! Ahoy Mateys! Visit the Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware. Landlubbers — come walk the plank of this authentic seagoing re-creation of a 17th Century Dutch pinnace. Join our captain and a crew of salty pirates for a festive experience on the high seas! For more information visit: Kalmar Nyckel Pirate Sail| Wilmington


bridal-extravaganza-delawareBridal Extravaganza 2013 | Harry’s Savoy Ballroom Wilmington

Harry’s will be hosting a premier bridal event! Come and discover all of your wedding choices including photography, video, flowers, invitations, favors, transportation, bridal gowns and more. All Brides and Event Planners are welcome. For more information visit: Bridal Extravaganza 2013 | Harry’s Savoy Ballroom Wilmington

Rockood-Park-Fairie-FestFaerie Fest | Rockwood Park

Enjoy a magical day in the park exploring nature with your children! The Faerie Fest is a new free event with outdoor games, a bubble blowing station, Story time, wing making and more. Bring your phone or camera for pictures with the Faerie Queen!  Food vendors will be available, but families can also bring their own picnic. Join us for a magical day in the park!  For more information visit: Faerie Fest | Rockwood Park


Wine&Dinosaurs_Delaware_Museum_Natural_HistoryWine & Dinosaurs | Delaware History Museum

Wine & Dinosaurs, the Museum’s signature fundraising event, returns for a seventh year on September 22, and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever! Gather your friends for an afternoon enjoying premium wine and specialty beers, delicious hors d’oeuvres, spectacular live music, wine and beer talks by local experts, and a fantastic silent auction. For more information visit: Wine & Dinosaurs | A Wine & Beer Tasting Festival

Delaware Art Museum WilmingtonDelaware Art Museum | FREE Sundays

Free Sundays: Admission to the Museum is free to all visitors on Sundays. The admission fee is waived thanks to support from generous individuals. For more info, visit Delaware Art Museum | FREE Sundays