Concerts, Festivals and Fairs (oh my!), check out our list of must do weekend events for Friday, July 31st- Sunday, August 2nd in North Delaware and slightly beyond. From Cold Brews and Blues to Bobbleheads and Baseball – NorthDelaWHEREhappening.com has the most happening events for adults, families and kids to fill up your weekend. Don’t be left in the dark, this is just a taste of what’s happening, so don’t forget to take a look at the rest of this weekend’s happening events and weeks ahead on NorthDelaWHEREHappening’s sortable calendar of events.
Here’s What’s Happening and Where This Weekend!
The Riverfront Blues Festival is a three-day (ALL WEEKEND), outdoor music festival held on the Wilmington waterfront. The longstanding blues festival has featured memorable performances from notable blues artists like Koko Taylor, Pinetop Perkins and Elvin Bishop. For more info, visit Riverfront Blues Festival | Wilmington
The first 1,250 fans through the gates will receive a Tom Carper bobblehead! The former US Representative, Delaware Governor and now US Senator has been one of the Blue Rocks biggest fans & will now be honored with a bobblehead! Post-game Fireworks Extravaganza! For more info, visit Blue Rocks – Senator Carper Bobblehead Giveaway
Pre-Show wine tasting at the Outdoor Shakespeare. The best place to watch theatre in the summer is outdoors. Delaware Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare under the stars on the lush grounds of Rockwood Park. For more info, visit Delaware Shakespeare Festival ~ The Taming of the Shrew
So come out and celebrate Blue Moon’s 20th anniversary — also taking place during an actual blue moon!“Paint The Glass” ~Paint and take home your very own Blue Moon glass. The Blue Moon Tap Takeover featuring; Blue Moon, Blue Moon White IPA, and Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat. For more info, visit Blue Moon Toast to 20 Years at Catherine Rooney’s
Make a splash with cool games like water balloon volley, ring toss, target shoot and long shot, wooden boat racing, make your own water wheel, a stream water testing workshop, fishing along the Brandywine, and a special walking tour, H2 Oh! For more info, visit Water Works at Hagley
Join Roberta Perkins and Jeanne Corman to learn about African Americans who were a part of Fort Delawares history. Often overlooked and always difficult to research, they were a key part of the workings of Fort Delaware. For more info, visit African American Fort Delaware Uncovered
The Craft Beer Festival and Grand Funk Railroad will be closing act for the Delaware State Fair on Saturday. Showcasing over 50 craft and domestic releases from craft breweries all across America. Throw in some food trucks and you will have a festival to remember as the Delaware State Fair wraps up its ten day run. What better way to spend a Saturday evening at the Fair than listening to live music, tasting amazing craft beer, delicious food and hanging out with family and friends. For more info, visit Delaware State Fair | Harrington
The Delaware Pride Festival is the single largest LGBTA gathering in Delaware, and it helps give the community needed exposure and recognition. Our goal is to promote platforms for expressing diversity and creating a more visible and united LGBTA community. For more info, visit Delaware Pride Festival
The first 1,250 fans through the gates will receive a George Brett bobblehead courtesy of Bank of America. Stick around for a spectacular post-game Elvis tribute concert by Frawley Stadium favorite Bob Lougheed and the Memphis Mafia! For more info, visit Blue Rocks – George Brett Bobblehead Giveaway
This special Steamin’ Day will include activities that help visitors explore this theme of water. These water-themed activities will be in addition to all of the regular Steamin’ Day activities that let our visitors to imagine what life was like when the car was in its infancy through special demonstrations, rides in historic automobiles such as the 1915 steam-powered Stanley Mountain Wagon, train rides, the museum and more. For more info, visit Steamin’ Day at Auburn Heights
Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy the concert. Food, drink and dogs are welcome! An ice cream vendor will be on site with water, sodas, snacks, and (of course) ice cream. This week, the band is the Jonathan Whitney Project. For more info, visit Sunday Summer Concert in Old Brandywine Village
Farmers Markets All Weekend Long
This time of the year, can you think of anything better than sinking your teeth into some scrumptious sweet corn on the cob or biting into a piece of refreshing and juicy watermelon or peaches? We can’t either. So, we thought the most enticing approach would be to spotlight some of the great, open-air, fresh and LOCAL harvests. Those fabulous Farmers Markets in North Delaware ~ 14 to be exact ~ that will easily enable you to eat fresh, local and DElicious foods everyday! Brought to you by New Castle County’s Farmers’ Markets.
BUY LOCAL. BUY FRESH! Find out where and when, here…
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