Guy Fawkes WeekendRemember, remember! 
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!

On November 5, 1605, Guy Fawkes and his companions tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament in what’s known as the “Gunpowder Plot.”  Lucky for King James I (and those wigged lords), the conspiracy failed.  Let’s forget that nasty bit of the past and celebrate like Anglophiles all over the world do on Guy Fawkes Day — with a bonfire!  Well, if you didn’t receive a party invitation or the means to build your own bonfire, why not check out NorthDelaWHEREHappening’s list of the most intriguing events for Friday, November 4th through Sunday, November 6th.  There’s plenty for everyone in the family to enjoy!

Remember, this is just a TEASE, check out a full listing of events on the calendar of events page.

What’s Happening & Where This Weekend!


ArtLoop New CAstle

Historic New Castle Art Loop

Stroll the streets of Delaware’s “Hidden Treasure” on the First Friday of each month to experience great art, friends, and fun!  Walk through town visiting galleries, artisanal displays, and unique objets d’art while snacking and sipping wine.

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Wilmington Art Loop: Art on the Town

Wilmington Art Loop: Art on the town is a tour of opening receptions for art exhibitions in the downtown and greater Wilmington area on the first Friday of the month.  Art galleries, studios, museums, and alternative art spaces offer an opportunity to meet the featured artist(s) while enjoying refreshments, and, in some cases, live entertainment.

Iron Maiden Fashion

Iron Maiden Runway Show

Now is your chance to see the iron maidens walk the runway!  Ellen Durkan’s Iron Maiden Forge and Ascend Flow Arts have teamed up to create a spectacular performance that will also feature music written for the show by Chris Gordon!  The Delaware Contemporary is hosting the extravaganza starting at 6:30 p.m.

White Clay Creek Mystery at the Mansion 2016Eerie Haunted Houses & Attractions for 2016

This may be the last weekend to get your fix of fright at one of the local haunted attractions.  NDH is thrilled to share over 20 of the most happening and extreme haunted attractions IN and around North Delaware — like Mystery at the Mansion, which wraps up this Friday and Saturday.  Without a doubt, these haunted hot spots will give you something to howl and scream about.  Not all are still open in November, but some are.  They’re listed in alphabetical order…Enter if you DARE!


Stoney's Guy Fawkes Night 2016

Guy Fawkes Night at Stoney’s Pub

Don’t miss out on an English tradition — Guy Fawkes Night is happening at Stoney’s Pub on November 5th at 9 p.m.!  This year Stoney has selected Mylan EpiPen CEO Heather Bresch to be burned in effigy.  Come out for great food and fun!


Thy Geekdom Con

The Geekdom Con will be held at the DoubleTree Hilton in Wilmington and is a celebration of all things geek in pop culture.  The event will feature panel discussions, artists, crafters, board games, comics, cosplay, TV/Movies, video game tournaments, tabletop games, anime, and more!


Come celebrate over 60 years of the Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with Intellectual DisABILITIES at Holidazzle 2016!  Local restaurants will offer a variety of  hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening.  An open bar including cocktails, beer, and wine will be available for the evening.  Guests will mingle by the pool and have an opportunity to bid on silent auction items.  It’s all for a great cause!

Urban Bike ProjectCrisp Classic Recreational Ride

Join Urban Bike Project for its second annual Crisp Classic Recreational Ride.  This family-friendly bike ride is 12.5 miles out and back following the Northern Delaware Greenway trail.  The entire route is on paved, off-road, multi-use trails.  A rest stop at Bellevue State Park will feature hot apple cider and other fall themed treats, music, and games.  After the ride, join us for an after party at Añejo Mexican Grill and Tequila Bar in Trolley Square sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery.  The party will feature a free taco bar, cash bar, raffle, and pedal-powered make-your-own margaritas.

the Grand Opera House Wilmington Delaware{OpenBracket Delaware Street Party

Downtown Market Street will be shut down for an open-air after party to celebrate {Open Bracket Delaware.  Enjoy a beer garden, gastro-comfort food, live bands, light show, and talk with potential employers.  Food from: Chelsea Tavern and Ernest & Scott Taproom.  Live Music from: Bullbuckers and lower case blues.

90s Bar Crawl Newark 2016Throwback 90’s Bar Crawl

Remember when you were cool…back in the 90’s?  As if!  Lace up your LA Gears, slap on your bracelets, and saddle up your Furbies.  Newark is about to turn back the clock with an epic 90’s bar crawl featuring drink specials, theme music, and more!  Be sure ot get your tickets soon so you can get jiggy with it!


Ska Night 1984

Ska Night

1984  will be hosting a Ska Night “every” Sunday starting today!  Great DJs from the tri-state area will be performing along with live ska bands (when advertised).  The idea is to take you back to the roots of Ska while also bringing you the newest in crossover ska-rock.  There will be beer specials and a lot of great fun!

Candlelight Theatre Blues Revue Fundraiser 2016

The Candlelight Theatre Blues Revue Fundraiser

Help support this awesome community theatre that we all know and love by joining us for an afternoon of live blues!  Seven acts will be performing — Divergent, Gary Cogdell, Steve Cal, Bruce Anthony, Blue Bizness, Vanessa Collier, and Rocket 88.  Plus there will be food, drinks, and a silent auction.

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Punkin Chunkin

After a two-year hiatus The Chunk is back in Bridgeville!  Watch gourds fly across the sky all weekend at the World Championship Punkin Chunkin.  It’s a wild weekend for all ages.  Be a part of a true Delaware event and get ready to yell “Pumpkin Pie!”  The event runs Friday through Sunday.