Couple enjoying the weekendF-A-L-L into fun this weekend…haha that we couldn’t resist!  It may be the first weekend of Fall, but Summer is holding on tightly. Don’t waste valuable time, we’ve scoped out this weekend’s events and made our top picks for Friday, September 23- Sunday, September 25. From The Polish Festival to the Great Pumpkin Debate and from Jam on the Brandywine to the Delaware Designer Showcase, 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!


polish festival swingSt. Hedwig Polish Festival

Dance to your favorite polka at the 60th annual St. Hedwig Polish Festival on the Wilmington Riverfront! Visit the famous Polish Kitchen! Sample delicious Polish cuisine like golabki, pierogi, kielbasa, and the succulent desserts.  Wash it all down with a wide selection of drinks. Shop cultural booths, ride the rides and play the games.

Junior League Designer ShowcaseDelaware Designer Showhouse & Gardens

The Junior League of Wilmington is sponsoring an inspirational showhouse in Centreville that will feature the creativity and talents of nearly 20 local interior designers and landscapers, with proceeds benefiting the Junior League, Delaware Nature Society, The Delaware Contemporary, Delaware Fund for Women, and the Oxford Arts Alliance.

Party in the Park DHCParty in the Park

Art, music, food, and plants! What more could you ask for…Join us at The DCH for a fall evening party featuring a Pop-up Art Gallery of paintings by artist Peter Willard, live music by The Late Ambitions, a courtyard beer garden, and food trucks.

Art on the Green 2016Art on the Green

Art on the Green will be held in Battery Park on the scenic Delaware River. Over 200 artists and crafters will be on hand to display and sell their wares.

Townsend bannerTownsend Town Parade and Fair

The fair begins with a parade from the Townsend Fire Station on Main Street to the Municipal Park where the fair will be held  with bounce houses, carnival games, contests, face painting, lots of good food and about 100 vendors set up in the park.

Jam on the BrandywineJam on the Brandywine

The 11th Annual Jam on the Brandywine… a bunch of great bands in a relaxed and commodious environment… raising coin for a great cause! Check out the awesome line up.

Harvest Dinner 2016Harvest Dinner

Enjoy farm-to-table culinary creations, explore the farm on a guided tour, hydrate with local beer, wine and a signature farm fresh cocktail — all while learning about life at Historic Penn Farm.  Farmer Toby from Against the Grain Farm and Delaware Greenways will help patrons understand sustainable living. Dance the night away and enjoy the fruits of the summer harvest!

Kalmar Nyckel Tall Ship of Delaware9th Annual King Neptune Gala

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and a silent auction, followed by an elegant dinner and live auction to benefit the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation. Local celebrated chefs Dan Butler, Tom Hannum, Michele Mitchell, Kip Poole, and Bryan Sikora preparing a wonderful array of hors d’oeuvres and dinner for the evening.

Great Pumpkin Beer Debate and Hayride 2016Great Pumpkin Beer Debate and Hayride

“Which pumpkin beer is best?!”  That is the question-with all the different choices, styles, and opinions it was getting more and more difficult to simply say which one was best. The staff at Peco’s decided that there’s only one thing to do- blind taste every single pumpkin beer they carried side by side and vote for their favorites.

IN THE LIGHT returns with a showcase of one of America’s most original and popular bands, The Eagles. The show will contain some of the biggest hit songs of the 1970’s including a performance of their 1976 album HOTEL CALIFORNIA in its entirety.


Wine and DinosaursWine & Dinosaurs

This is the tenth annual Wine & Dinosaurs, a beer, wine, and food festival including a fabulous silent auction and spectacular live music. With the goal of continually enriching the lives of our 65,000 yearly visitors, all proceeds raised from this event go directly to our exhibits, special events, and educational programs to benefit the community.

kids runwayKids Runway for Research 7th Annual Runway Fashion Show

The Runway event is a fun-filled fashion show with our heroes, the pediatric cancer survivors, modeling clothing donated from local boutiques. There will be food from over a dozen local restaurants, entertainment, a gift card garden, and a silent and Chinese auction. There will also be a kid’s corner with fun activities and games. Something fun for the entire family.

Auburn HeightsAuburn Heights Invitational Historic Auto Display

See beautiful historic cars surrounded by the backdrop of the Auburn Heights estate and imagine what life must have been like when those cars were on the road.  Enjoy delicious fare by the COUNTRY BUTCHER FINE FOODS INC., wine and beer tastings, ice cream from WOODSIDE FARM CREAMERY, rides on the Auburn Valley Railroad and tours of the Auburn Heights Mansion, plus special exhibits and presentations, a silent auction, raffle and more.