Dive into Summer fun! Celebrate, explore and relish in some of North Delaware’s most happening and infamous LOCAL summer festivals – rain or shine – in chronological order. From peace and love to music, brews, sweets and rides, there’s indeed something here for everyone. Mark your calendars and bookmark this page!
– 2013 Summer Festivals –
June 29-30, 2013
Delaware’s longest running family picnic. Experience family fun for children of all ages at the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood. Featuring vendors, live music, local restaurants, eco-crafters and local creameries serving the region’s best ice creams, you won’t want to miss this! For more info, visit Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival.
Delaware Shakespeare Festival |Rockwood Park
July 12-28, 2013
Ah, young love. Nothing can part best friends, Proteus and Valentine–except love. Valentine departs to see the world, leaving Proteus to pine after his Julia. When Proteus visits Valentine abroad, he quickly falls head over heels for Valentine’s new-found love, Silvia. A comedy about love, friendship, betrayal, forgiveness…and a dog. Rockwood Park. For more info, visit Delaware Shakespeare Festival.
July 18-27, 2013
Head south! The 94th annual Delaware State Fair is host to concerts by local and national acts like Trace Adkins and Dierks Bentley, kiddie rides and regular carnival rides, a homebrew beer competition, nightly parades, demolition derby, a pig-kissing contest and so much more. Come “Celebrate What’s Great”. July 23rd is Kid’s Day at the Fair. Bring your family out & visit the Carnival & more. Kids under 17 get FREE gate admission! For more info, visit Delaware State Fair.
July 18, 2013
They’re shutting down the street for a FREE block party featuring 30 female musicians in 7 LOMA venues! This years lineup brings together a variety of original artists, from all over the east coast on an outdoor stage. For more info or to see the full lineup, visit Ladybug Music Festival | 2nd & LOMA Wilmington
July 27, 2013
The Annual Peoples’ Festival for Peace is a Tribute to Bob Marley. 8 bands/two stages a Day full of Fun in the sun for the Whole Family at The Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park in Wilmington’s Waterfront. Top ranking artist will be jammin from 2 stages all day long! Bring your friends or come make new ones! Either way your going to enjoy some Irie Vibes! Food, Drum, Dance, Arts & Crafts and so much more. For more info, visit Peoples’ Festival for Peace.
July 27, 2013
Enjoy unique beers, creative cuisine, live music, sidewalk performers and a sidewalk sale at the 10th Annual Newark Food & Brew Fest held Saturday, July 27. The event, which regularly draws thousands to Downtown Newark, is the winner of the 2010 Downtown Delaware Award for Best Retail Event. For more info, visit 10th Annual Newark Food & Brew Festival
August 2-4, 2013
The Riverfront Blues Festival is a 3 day, outdoor festival held on the riverfront in Wilmington. Rain or Shine! For more info, visit Riverfront Blues Festival.
August 3, 2013
School of Rock – Wilmington is hosting its first 14 hour festival fundraiser. All proceeds go to the School of Rock Scholarship Association. For more info, visit Hot Jam 2013
August 17, 2013
Who’s excited to sink their teeth into a juicy peach? The 2013 Middletown Peach Festival is just peachy – with activities for children, a local artist exhibit, historical exhibits, a peach pie contest, crafts, music, food, games, and of course – peaches! For more info, visit Middletown Peach Festival.
September 7 & 8, 2013
ART. MUSIC. FOOD. The Brandywine Festival of the Arts is an annual arts festival in Wilmington. Featuring hundreds of juried artists exhibiting one-of-a-kind art, the festival is a Delaware tradition spanning 52 years. The BFA has something for everyone: over 250 artists exhibiting in a wide range of styles and mediums, live music performances, children’s activities, and a selection of local food vendors. For more info, visit Brandywine Festival of the Arts | Wilmington
September 15, 2013
Complete your summer fun with CARS. CARS. CARS! Browse through more than 500 antique and restored cars that date from the early 1900s-1980s. The show features vehicle parades, motoring music, video and go-kart racing, and a festival food court. For more info, visit Hagley Car Show | Wilmington.
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