SunflowerThe heat is on and we’re not just talking about the weather! North Delaware is on fire with hot summer line up of amazing events. We know its tough to decide, so narrow it down what we think are the top event picks for the weekend: Friday, July 22 – Sunday, July 24. From Outdoor Concerts to the Food & Brew Festival and from the Craft Crawl to Adult Shuffle Skating there’s plenty to keep you on the move 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!


Rodney Square Summer Stage

The “Rodney Square Summer Stage,” brings great music to downtown Wilmington absolutely free! From up and coming local talent, to your favorites in the music industry

Richard RawRichard Raw Productions presents Hockaday (Bka – Kae Hock) – The Bane Of Fear Album Release Concert

The king of cool, Hockaday is known for having a laid back demeanor at all times. But on the microphone, it’s an entirely different story. Meet the artist that could survive in any era of hip hop. The 70s and 80s live in the music. The 90s live in the flow. And the 2000’s live in the voice.


Newark Food & Brew 2016Newark Food & Brew Festival

The 13th annual Newark Food & Brew Festival features more than 40 craft and imported beers, creative cuisine from 17 of downtown Newark’s finest restaurants, live music, and sidewalk performers.

Smyrna Craft Crawl 2016Smyrna Craft Crawl

Come join us for a fun night of booze, brews, and food brought to you by Blue Earl Brewing Company, Painted Stave Distilling, and Smyrna’s newest attraction Brick Works Brewing & Eats!

movie_night“Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” at Buena Vista

Outdoor movie night with “Honey, I Shrunk The Kids” enjoy lawn games, live music, and the Professor Looney Photo Booth.  Visitors are invited to bring blankets and chairs or they may sit directly on the grass.

North Quarter Creole exteriorFrank Sinatra Meets New Orleans

Entertainer David Carson will be singing all of Frank Sinatra hits — plus those of Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, and others — on the second floor at North Quarter Creole (NQC).

Janssen’s Market 4th Annual Picnic Contest at the Delaware Shakespeare Festival. A “picnic” consists of any number of people gathering together to enjoy a good nosh and a great show.

Adult Shuffle Skate July 2016Adult Shuffle Skate

Come join the fun at the Christiana Skating Center!  It’s a throwback night and everybody over 16 is invited with DJ Waite-a-Minute and DJ AWall playing tunes for you as you skate the night away
Shop unique wares made by regional artisans in a variety of mediums. This event showcases exceptional works from 13 juried members of the Chester County Craft Guild, a chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.
Enjoy boot-stompin’-delicious Chaddsford wine and food from The Meat House, along with live entertainment from some of the area’s hottest country bands.

40+ Summer Festivals You DON’T Want to Miss!

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! delivers the ultimate summer festival mix. Mark your calendars. *