Happy Weekend (1)This weekend is off the hook with happening events to keep you on the go from Friday morning to Sunday night. Break out your daily planner you may have some finagling to do! The good news is that there’s a handful of events that are happening all weekend long, so you should be able to squeeze them all in, from the MidAtlantic Wine and Food Festival to the Wilmington Grand Prix and the Columbus Ships Land in Wilmington to the Venture Outdoor Fest~ there’s never a dull moment in North Delaware! Check out our Most Happening events picks for Friday, May 15th – Sunday, May 17th. 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 are our top picks for WHAT’s Happening & WHERE this weekend in North Delaware!


May 15-17…All Weekend Long


Delaware State ParksVenture Outdoors Fest

Grab your crew, scrounge up a tent, strap on your “get-dirty” shoes and get ready for a weekend of outdoor adventure! For more info, visit

Midatlantic Wine + Food FestivalMid-Atlantic Wine + Food Festival

The MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival™ will once again bring the world to the MidAtlantic, and the MidAtlantic to the world in 2015. Chefs and winemakers from all over the globe descend upon the east coast to collaborate on 35 brunches, lunches, tastings and dinners.  For more info, visit Mid-Atlantic Wine + Food Festival

wilmington grand prix 2015 logoWilmington Grand Prix Weekend

The action starts Friday night (May 15) with the Monkey Hill Time Trial, a 3.2-mile race against the clock through Wilmington’s Brandywine Park. Saturday (May 16) will feature four amateur races in the morning, culminating with the Women’s Pro and Men’s Pro races in the afternoon. Sunday (May 17) will see the return of the Fifth Annual Governor’s Ride and the Fourth Annual Delaware Gran Fondo. For more info, visit Wilmington Grand Prix Weekend

Columbus Ships Pinta and Nina SailingColumbus Ships Pinta and Nina Land in Wilmington

The Pinta and the Niña, replicas of Columbus Ships, will land in Wilmington and be open to the public through Tuesday, 19th May. The Niña was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built”. The Pinta was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Niña on all of her travels.  For more info, visit Columbus Ships Pinta and Nina Land in Wilmington

Friday, May 15th

k9K-9 Benefit Koncert

Join the Friends of the Newark K-9 Officers for their inaugural K-9 Benefit Koncert at Klondike Kate’s, Live Music and DElebrity guest bartenders.  The community is banding together to help raise awareness, and necessary funds, to support Newark’s K-9 Officers, especially their newest recruit, Peti.  For more info, visit K-9 Benefit Koncert

one-act-festivalAn Evening of Disastrous One Acts

In honor of our 10th anniversary, Bootless returns to its roots with an evening of one-act plays.  For more info, visit An Evening of Disastrous One Acts


Saturday, May 16th

Newark DeMAYOR’S FUN RIDE | Newark

This free event will feature educational and safety information, raffles and door prizes, children activities and a 5 mile bike ride.  After the ride, enjoy lunch at the Green Turtle. The Mayor’s Fun Ride benefits the bike community of Newark.  For more info, visit MAYOR’S FUN RIDE | Newark

RightCoastPro-Wrestling-DelawareRightCoastPro’s “Curve Ball”

RightCoastPro presents their “Curve Ball” event at that features a community based, high-energy professional wrestling show at an affordable price that will benefit the Delaware City/New Castle Babe Ruth League.  For more info, visit RightCoastPro’s “Curve Ball” – Family-Friendly Sports Entertainment + Fundraiser

a day in old new castle festival may 2015A Day in Old New Castle Festival

Discover and tour the many homes, gardens and public buildings that witnessed the rebirth of America at the conclusion of the Civil War. Musical performances by the Fort Delaware Coronet Band, Field Soup – 2ndDelaware Regiment Band, Civil War entertainer Matthew Dodd, children’s activities, historic theater and more!  For more info, visit A Day in Old New Castle Festival

May Blue Hen ArtBlue Hen Comedy May

Blue Hen Comedy this month features Phillies Phunniest finalist, Jake Mattera, and veteran Philadelphia comedian Omar Scruggs. Hosted by Brandon Jackson. 17 + to Enter.  For more info, visit Blue Hen Comedy May

Sunday May 17th

Newark Memorial-Day-Parade-DelawareNewark Memorial Day Parade & Festival

To start the day, a ceremony honoring our nation’s veterans is held on the University of Delaware’s Campus Green at Memorial Hall followed by a wreath laying ceremony at the Academy Building lawn. Local and military bands and drill teams will then participate in a silent march down Delaware Avenue in remembrance of those that gave the ultimate sacrifice followed by the parade on Main Street.  For more info, visit Newark Memorial Day Parade & Festival

Psychedelic FursThe Psychedelic Furs featuring Special Guest Black English

The Psychedelic Furs. Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler, and his bass-wielding brother Tim, the Furs won over fans and critics alike by combining poetic lyrics, innovative rhythms and melodies driven by an aggressive, punk desperation. Through it all, the band scored major hits with “Love My Way,” “Pretty in Pink,” “Heaven,” “The Ghost In You,” and “Heartbreak Beat”.  For more info, visit The Psychedelic Furs featuring Special Guest Black English


Upcoming Festivals:

15+ Spring Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss

spring festivals 2015 DelawareScoot out and relish in some of North Delaware’s most favorite and infamous, world-class, all-star LOCAL spring festivals – most are rain or shine. This happening list is jammed packed and conveniently presented for you in chronological order.  Horses, flowers, cars, beer, running, cycling, food, wine, rides, racing, parades, history and music *whew*.  MAY you find something here to intrigue your senses. If you don’t, you better run for the hills (no exaggeration there, #justsaying).  Mark your calendars and book mark this page on every device. You are in for a WILD  ride through New Castle County and slightly beyond this spring! Happy Spring