little girl in the rainThis weekend doesn’t have to be a washout- pull up your boots and go jump some puddles! There’s plenty to do, so don’t waste your time, we’ve scoped out this weekend’s events and made our top picks for Friday, September 30- Sunday, October 2. From Brew at the Zoo to Truck & Tractor Day and from Festival of Shorts to the Wilmington Chili Challenge there’s plenty to do in North Delaware and slightly beyond this weekend!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!


Junior League Designer ShowcaseDelaware Designer Showhouse & Gardens

The Junior League of Wilmington is sponsoring an inspirational showhouse in Centreville that will feature the creativity and talents of nearly 20 local interior designers and landscapers, with proceeds benefiting the Junior League, Delaware Nature Society, The Delaware Contemporary, Delaware Fund for Women, and the Oxford Arts Alliance.

Brew at the Zoo 2016Brew At The Zoo

Visit the zoo after hours for this fun, outdoor event which includes tastings of beer and wine in a keepsake souvenir cup from local breweries. Light fare provided by Wilmington and Newark restaurants


Winterthur Truck & Tractor Day 2016Truck & Tractor Day

Kids are sure to have a blast during this fun-filled day with lots of outdoor activities. Discover tractors and other pieces of estate equipment. Climb a tree, take a hayride, milk the mechanical cow and much much more! The RAIN Date is Sunday, October 2nd, be sure to check before you go!

Brandywine Village Music Riverfest 2016Brandywine Village Music River Fest

Live music will provide the soundtrack for the day.  Paddle in a canoe, learn DIY tricks, enjoy a wide selection of fun and educational activities. Mad Science will be there again to show kids how to make slime! Tennis in the Streets, Hole-in-One Golf, and other children’s games/activities will be on site to entertain.

Tilton Park Fall Fest 2016

Tilton Park Fall Fest

Come join the fun in Tilton Park for the annual FREE Fall Festival!  Bring your neighbors and your friends and enjoy the moon bounce, obstacle course, face painting, hot dogs, music, and more!

Harvest Moon Festival Delaware

Harvest Moon Festival

The Delaware Nature Society’s fall festival runs on Saturday and Sunday and is fun for all ages.  Located on the scenic Coverdale Farm Preserve, come enjoy artisan demonstrations, children’s activities and crafts, raptor programs, pony rides, corn maze, farm animal experiences, hayrides, music, food trucks, and much more.

Kennett Brewfest bannerKennett Brewfest

 The Kennett Brewfest is intended to be an opportunity to sample some of the best regional and national craft beers accompanied by great food, great music, and great people. All attendees have access to food and merchandise vendors, live bands, sponsor tables, and more during the entire event.

Film Brothers Festival of ShortsFilm Brothers Festival of Shorts

The ninth annual Film Brothers Festival of Shorts screens some of the most creative films with running times under 20 minutes. From international movies to local Delaware productions, this festival is always a sold-out crowd pleaser.

Wilmington Chili Challenge 66th Annual Wilmington Chili Challenge

Come and enjoy some excellent and unique recipes from folks you know and folks you don’t. You can sample traditional, gourmet, and vegetarian chili. In addition there will be a cornbread cookoff to add to the feast! What a deal!

Sugar Bowl OpeningSugar Bowl Grand Opening Celebration

The Friends of Wilmington Parks has secured funding to complete restoration of this 1902 pavilion and plans to “put the lid on the Sugar Bowl” so it may once again serve as a venue for musical and cultural programs and gathering place for Brandywine Park visitors. Enjoy live music, food trucks, free face painting and more.