We love the Earth and we admire the beauty of our parks, but do we take it all for granted? Earth Day is on Friday and Arbor Day is just around corner, it’s the perfect time to get out there and soak it all in. Embrace the wonders of North Delaware this weekend- have a picnic, ride a bike, take a walk and try to learn something new about your local park. On top of that you need to check out our top event picks for the weekend – Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24. From Shakespeare Day in Wilmington to Earth Day events and from Mom Prom to Baby Prom the there’s plenty to keep you moving this weekend and beyond!
What’s Happening & Where this Weekend!
Celebrate Earth Day All Weekend Long
Our calendar is full of fun Earth Day Celebrations like the Wilmington Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration, Tree Planting and Give-A-Way in Townsend for Earth Day, Brandywine Zoo’s Earth Day Celebration: Party for the Planet – just to name a few! Check out our daily calendar of events to see all the wonderful events planned throughout North Delaware this weekend.
Local Earth Day/ Arbor Day Trivia:
- How many parks do we have in New Castle County?
- How many trees do we have in New Castle County?
***You can find the answers at the bottom of the article!
Happening Blue Rocks Weekend
1984 and Oddity Bar, are joining forces to kick the spring off in style with Kewlfest! Delaware’s “kewlest” new indie rock festival featuring national and local artists- two days, two bars and 30 bands.
This year, the world celebrates Shakespeare 400, the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Delaware Shakespeare Festival plans to join in the fun by presenting every single play Shakespeare ever wrote — in the course of one lunchtime, on the streets of downtown Wilmington.
The Mom Prom is an annual fundraiser for the Down Syndrome Association of Delaware. Come enjoy a night of drinks, appetizers, and dancing for a great cause. This year’s Mom Prom theme is “The Roaring 20’s” so dress to impress!
From the start, Taylor Hicks’ material on the mega-hit show set him apart, with a unique take on Southern soul, R & B, country, and blues. Sixty-four million votes were cast and nearly 37 million American viewers and more than 200 million viewers worldwide tuned in to crown Hicks the Season 5 winner of AMERICAN IDOL, making it one of the most-watched TV events of the last decade.
the Nation’s leading children’s and maternity consignment sale is here! If you have children or grandchildren, are expecting a new baby, or work with children, JBF is for you! This spring we expect 50,000 items at incredible prices.
Create and perfect your own paper airplane while discovering principles of flight and aerodynamics. Families work together to solve science mysteries and engineering challenges.
The Hogs and Heroes Foundation of Delaware is hosting its First Annual Pasta Bowl in support of Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans. The Pasta Bowl features an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, a bake sale, and more!
The Joe Trainor Trio and friends roll out their Billy Joel tribute show at the historic Everett for a Saturday night you won’t forget. Sing along to Joel’s classic songs like “Piano Man,” “She’s Always a Woman,” “Honesty,” and many more!
Vaudevillian front man Bob Beru leads the popular Philly rock sextet through costumed vignettes that, while sometimes politically incorrect, are always inclusive and fun!
The Ardensingers of historic Arden, Delaware will be performing their spring 2016 musical production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “H.M.S. Pinafore” or “The Lass That Loved a Sailor”.
Enjoy a stunning display of spring wildflowers, live music, gardening demonstrations, family programming, and more. The first 1,000 families receive a free native plant. This year’s plant is Coreopsis verticillata “Zagreb.”
The Annual Baby Prom- fun music, a twirling disco ball, and babies & toddlers of all ages dressed in their finery, from beautiful tulle dresses to tuxedo t-shirts dancing the afternoon away.
Come out for food, drinks, face painting, vendors, cars, bikes, DJ music, trophies, giveaways, door prize, and a 50/50 raffle. There will be goodie bags and great live music from the School of Rock kids.
The Master Players Concert Series presents its third innovative and intimate salon-type evening. The 2-hour event includes hor d’oeuvres and cocktails by esteemed local Delaware establishments. This is an “Earth Day Celebration” concert.
- Over 250 parks are maintained by New Castle County.
- Believe it or not, someone actually went out and counted the trees in NCC, a few years ago! At the time, there were a whopping 883,000 trees! I’m sure there are a few more today, but that gives you an idea of the magnitude.