heat wave survival Heat wave survival tips: eat well, stay hydrated, keep cool and check on friends and family. In other words: eat, drink, chill and have fun with friends! Sounds like the perfect weekend to us! There’s so many options for fun, so we pulled a list of our favs to help you survive heat wave 2016. Check out our top event picks for the weekend: Friday, July 8 – Sunday, July 9. From Bobbleheads and Fireworks at the Blue Rocks to Parents Night Out and from Concerts to Comedy, there’s plenty to keep you moving this weekend and beyond!

Remember, this is just a TEASE, check out a full listing of events on the NorthdelaWHEREhappening.com calendar of events page.

What’s Happening & Where This Weekend!


Waders and Dip NetParents Night Out: Fish, Fish, Fish

Set Mom and Dad loose to have dinner along Wilmington’s Riverfront while you stay at DuPont Environmental Education Center and have a blast enjoying games and activities. This month, discover the fish of the Christina River using cast nets, dip nets, and fish traps.

Barry CrimminsAEG Live presents Barry Crimmins

“I’m a funny, smart, and poignant comic. Really. I know how to do my job. My message is always smuggled in large amounts of wit. Laughing people can’t defend themselves. Most of my recent dates have resulted in uproarious laughter and ended with standing ovations.”

Musikarmageddon X Round OneMusikarmageddon X – Round One

VOTE for your favorite act when three of the area’s up-and-coming original bands perform in the First Round of the 10th Anniversary Series of Musikarmageddon.


Firefly FlingFirefly Fling

This family-oriented festival features a host of kid-friendly activities including crafts, face painting, live music, learning stations, and more. Musical performers will be providing fun, family-friendly music that you and your children are both sure to love.

Krush Tribute ConcertThe Ultimate Classic RUSH and KISS Tributes! kRUSH and Alive! ’75

Rush and Kiss fans listen up! kRUSH is a true 3 piece tribute, replicating not only the music but the look into how it’s done live. This is not just another KISS tribute band! No other KISS tribute gives you the COMPLETE EXPERIENCE like Alive! ’75 and the “experience” is what an Alive! ’75 performance is all about.

Friends of Bellanca AirfieldBellanca Airfield Open House

Let your imagination soar while discovering the lofty ambitions of aircraft designer and builder G.M. Bellanca. Learn about other great local airmen who are enshrined in the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame.

The Wilmington-Myrtle Beach game is happy to feature one of the few Saturday post-game FIREWORKS shows.  Bring the whole family out for a fun night of baseball and post-game fireworks. The first 1,250 fans through the gates will receive a Salvador Perez Bobblehead.


summer-music-concerts-delawareSummer Concert Series in Bellevue State Park

Bring a picnic and a blanket and join us at the band shell to enjoy our free Summer Concert Series every Sunday. Sunday, July 10 :: US Navy Country Current — Country and Bluegrass

Kalmar Nyckel_MainForward or AmbassadorSmPirate Sail: Christina River Cruise

Ahoy Mateys! Come Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware during this hour and a half long adventure! Landlubbers — come walk the plank of this authentic seagoing re-creation of a 17th-Century Dutch Pinnace. Our crew don pirate and sailor garb, and guests are encouraged to dress up as well!

SUMMER festivals40+ Summer Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss!

Step, no STRUT! — into the steamiest 2016 summertime fun! Celebrate, explore and relish in some of the most happening local summer festivals in and around North Delaware — rain or shine, in chronological order. Enjoy music, art, food, brews, sweets, cars, rides, balloons, theater, and it just doesn’t S-T-O-P there! NorthDelaWHEREHappening.com delivers the ultimate summer festival mix. Mark your calendars. *CIRCLE BACK* The 2016 Summer Festivals Guide is here!