labor day weekend guideThis is it! Relax, chill out and celebrate, your Labor Day Weekend Guide has arrived. End your Summer of 2016 on a looooong high note. Make the most of your weekend by planning ahead. Check out our top event picks for Friday, September 2 – Monday, September 5. From there’s plenty to do in North Delaware and slightly beyond this weekend!

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

What’s Happening & Where This Weekend!


Historic-New-Castle-Green-Delaware-National-MonumentFirst Fridays: Historic New Castle Art Loop

Stroll the streets of Delaware’s Hidden Treasure the First Friday of each month to experience GREAT Art, Food, Wine, Friends and Fun! 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.

art on the town_2013_wilmington delawareWilmington Art Loop | Art on the Town

A tour of opening receptions for art exhibitions in the downtown and greater Wilmington area on the first Friday of the month. Art galleries, studios, museums and alternative art spaces offer an opportunity to meet the featured artist(s) while enjoying refreshments, and in some cases live entertainment.

Arden FairArden Fair & Antiques Market

The Arden Fair features children’s games and rides, handmade crafts by over 100 vendors (many of whom are local), an Antiques Market, used books (inside Gild Hall), plants, live music in the Shady Grove, delicious food and drink, an art exhibit, and more.

Beers Rims and Notes 2016Beers, Rims, and Notes

Blue Earl Brewing Company is celebrating the end of summer with Beers, Rims, and Notes. The event features a Car Show, Food Trucks, and Live Music.  There will be a Biergarten, Outdoor Games, and a Pinup Contest, too.

Delaware: A Brew Story 2016Delaware: A Brew Story

Local historians John Medkeff, Tony Russo, and Bob Fullmer will present a history of Delaware brewing, followed by a craft beverage sampling including more than fifteen local craft beverage makers.  Enjoy gourmet sandwiches from WiLDWiCH Food Truck and meet with local artisans and artists!

Star Wars Science DayStar Wars Science Day

an out-of-this-world event featuring your favorite Star Wars characters from Garrison Carida of the 501st Legion (a professional costuming organization dedicated to re-creating authentic costumes of the Dark Side characters from Star Wars). Shake hands, high-five, and pose for pictures with your favorite Star Wars characters, and then blast off into outer space with hands-on programs that explore the science of Star Wars.


SteaminSteamin’ Days at Auburn Heights

Visitors are encouraged to climb into an antique automobile or board one of our trains and experience what it was like to travel at the turn of the 20th century. Or tour the magnificent 1897 mansion that was home to three generations of the Marshall family.
Come out to the annual Polo Ball and enjoy this year’s theme “Boots and Diamonds.” The Polo Ball is a fundraiser for the Brandywine Polo Club, there will be Cocktails, Croquet, Buffet and Dance tunes will be by Helixx Rocks.
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65th Anniversary Concert with Boy In Black — Johnny Cash Tribute Band (starts at 3 p.m.) Bring your picnic supper, blanket, or lawn chairs and enjoy our outdoor concert series. Don’t forget to visit the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park’s booth, where they will be selling water ice. The concerts are free, but park entrance fees are in effect.

Looking to the FALL

Fall FestivalsCan’t Miss Fall Festivals 2016

It’s after Labor Day, so put away your white pants and get ready to dive into the colors of Autumn!  Here are the best Fall Festivals NorthDelaWHEREHappening has found for you to enjoy.  Mark your calendars.  *CIRCLE BACK*  The 2016 Fall Festivals Guide is here!