Grab your best slicker, funky galoshes and perhaps an sturdy umbrella – Joaquin may be headed our way, or not. Our guess is as good as any, right? Not to fret. There’s plenty to do for your first October weekend, rain or shine. Please check for weather related event delays and/or cancellations before you head out. Here’s our hot picks for, Friday, Oct 2nd – Sunday, Oct 4th topped off with Broadway Legends, Art Loops, Movies, Recycling, Cleanups, 5k, Cars, Nascar, Festivals, Ballet and more! NorthDelaWHEREhappening.com has the most happening mix of fall events to fill up your weekend. But wait there’s more. Want to see the full monty? Take a look-see at the full sort-able calendar of events on NorthDelaWHEREHappening.com.
Here’s What’s Happening & WHERE This Weekend!
Get ready to laugh, smile and tap your feet to the infectious song and dance of Maurice Hines! A Broadway legend appearing at Delaware Theatre Company, Hines teams up again with the unforgettable Manzari Brothers for the first time since the smash hit production of SOPHISTICATED LADIES to tap us through his incredible career in show business. For more info, visit Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life
First Friday Nights of the month in New Castle are the place to be! Walk through town visiting galleries, artisanal displays and unique objets d’art while snacking and sipping wine – can it GET any better? 5-8 PM. For more info, visit First Fridays: Historic New Castle Art Loop
Maleficent | Middletown
Head to The Everett Theatre in Middletown for a Relay for Life and Making Strides Fundraiser showing. A portion of the box office will go directy to help support these great organizations. For more info, visit Maleficent at the Everett Theatre.
Join The Nature Conservancy, Delaware State Parks and the National Park Service in exploring New Castle County’s piedmont region while helping keep streams clean during our second Brandywine StreamStewards Cleanup! – See more at, visit Brandywine River Cleanup – Volunteers Wanted
In a world of 5K fundraisers, Downtown Newark proves its uniqueness once again! The 9th annual Main Street Mile will host hundreds of runners and walkers as they take advantage of the rare opportunity to travel down the center of Main Street without cars and traffic while supporting the Newark Police K-9 Unit and the Downtown Newark Partnership. – See more, visit Main Street Mile | Newark
In Fall Cleaning MODE? Go GREEN. REcycling event at Frawley Stadium this weekend – Ditch the Household Hazardous Waste, Electronic Goods and Paper Shredding. Event restricted to Delaware residents and held rain or shine. See more, visit REcycling Event at Frawley Stadium
This family-fun event is a great day out, and allows you to kick the tires of the latest 2016 model automobiles all in one place, and not all indoors. Whether you are searching for your next car brand or want to pick your dream car, the Delaware Auto Show is the perfect place to spend your weekend. See more, visit Delaware Auto Show
Hop on for big wheel fun at the 4th annual Truck and Tractor Day! With lots of outdoor activities, kids are sure to have a blast at the fun family event. Climb on and explore more than 30 farm vehicles and trucks from the Winterthur Fire Department and interact with Winterthur’s firefighters. Proceeds support the Winterthur Fire Department. Rain-or-shine event. See more, visit Truck and Tractor Day at Winterthur Museum
NASCAR returns to Dover International Speedway for a triple-header weekend of Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup action on Oct. 2-4! Last year’s changes to the Chase format has the Monster Mile serving as the first “elimination” of the Challenger Round, which means for four drivers, it’s over in Dover! This is Jeff Gordon’s last as a full-time driver at the Monster Mile. Come see Gordon’s No. 24 in person one last time in Dover! Plenty of FREE Family Fun too in the FANZONE – See more, visit Nascar Sprint Cup 2015| Dover Downs
Enjoy a beautiful and lively performance by dancers from the Academy of International Ballet. The dancers will perform a variety of classical and contemporary works as well as excerpts from the Nutcracker Ballet, under the artistic direction of Denis Gronostayskiy and Anastasia Babayeva. – See more, visit Ballet Performance by Academy of International Ballet