It’s here! Spring is finally here, pinch us…are we dreaming? Get out and enjoy the beauty of Spring in North Delaware this weekend- fly a kite, ride a bike, take a walk and check out our top event picks for the weekend – Friday, April 15 – Monday, April 18 (TAX Day). From the Party Animal Loop to Record Store Day and from the Country Spring Festival to Kids’ Green Fest, there’s plenty to keep you moving this weekend and beyond! We even have a list of free and cheap tax day deals for Monday.
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!
Party Animal Loop
Out & About and Wilmington’s bar and restaurant community will once again show their soft spot for pets as this season’s citywide Loop Series concludes with the Party Animal Loop.
The Feelies at The Queen
After a 19 year break, the Feelies are back with “Here Before” — an album of all new original material on Bar/None Records. The new album touches on different styles from the Feelies’ long history while adding new grooves and musical ideas to the mix.
For more on what’s happening and where this Friday, visit here…
Take a PEEK…you may get inspired to be a tourist in your town!
Spring Delights over Northern Delaware
Spring has sprung and we couldn’t resist sharing more spectacular photographs by Tamika Shuler-Boyd. This share includes captures of Old New Castle and Battery Park, The Full Moon, Bridges over the Delaware and more. A new resident to Middletown, Tamika graciously shares her new found treasures and allows us to spotlight her personal delights as she documents her new life in the first state. Enjoy!
Spring Family Refuge Exploration – Junior Manager Program
Children from age 7 through 13 will receive a journal that will help them learn about and explore the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Some of the requirements to become a Jr. Refuge Manager will be met during the program.
Record Store Day
It’s a big day for your local record store and the various businesses that surround them. Check out our calendar for all the Record Store Day fun in your area!
Kids’ Greenfest and Book Swap
Kids, families and friends are invited to try hands-on activities and learn about green technology, energy alternatives, wildlife, and conservation. Kid-led exhibits as well as sustainability experts will share practical, easy methods for changes everyone can make.
Country Spring Festival
Country line dancing, rodeo games, art activities, crafts, hayrides, kids corral, food trucks and more. Check at the Carousel Kids Corral and meet the farm animals including; alpaca, goats, horses, bunnies, peacocks, donkeys, and more! Look for the newest editions — Barn Babies! FREE
Kite Day at Brandywine Creek State Park
Help celebrate 65 years of Delaware State Parks- enjoy flying a kite with fun music, beautiful scenery, and the chance to make and decorate a kite. You can bring your own kite or decorate one of our make-your-own kites for free!
National Water Dance
University of Delaware Dance Minor faculty and students are teaming up with the Delaware Nature Society and community dance artists to mount Delaware’s contribution to the National Water Dance at the DuPont Environmental Education Center on the Wilmington Riverfront.
Rock Market 2016
Rock Market 2016 features live performances by Hard Rock icons Britny Fox and The Bulletboys, with very special guests Enuff Z’Nuff and more. The Rock and Roll Midway, where there will be lots of autographed and stage used items to purchase from your favorite rock artists as well as vintage and rare vinyl.
Hunsberger Memorial Concert Series Event
Benjamin Shute, Anastasia Abu Bakar, and Steuart Pincombe are among the leading early music performers of their generation. The Hunsberger Memorial Concert Series is delighted to invite you to hear these sensational musicians perform in the beautiful acoustics of Grace United Methodist Church. FREE
For more on what’s happening and where this Saturday, visit here…
Ride to the Tide X
Hundreds of motorcycles take part in a police-escorted ride from Rommel Harley-Davidson in Smyrna to Jake’s Seafood House in Rehoboth Beach, in support of Special Olympics Delaware.
Meals On Wheels Celebrity Chefs’ Brunch
Guests will enjoy exquisite cuisine, wine, and brunch cocktails from over 30 award winning and world renowned chefs, as well as local favorites!
SpringFest at Fort Christina and Old Swedes Church
Learn about the culture, heritage and contributions of Delaware’s earliest settlers (the Lenape, Swedes, Finns, Dutch, and English) through fun and informative demonstrations. Enjoy food, music, entertainment, children’s games, and more!
Full Throttle Weekend
The Full Throttle Weekend will include live music, beer, food, a burn-out pit contest, a custom bike show, and even a Hooters wing eating contest!
For more on what’s happening and where this Sunday, visit here…
inTAXication! Tax Day Deals & FREEbies
inTAXication – well said by Two Stones Pub in Newark – “the nice feeling you get before you realize your tax refund was your money in the first place.” Here are a few hot deals and FREE ways to celebrate the taxing pain Monday, April 18, 2016. Why April 18th? Tax day – normally observed on April 15th is Emancipation Day in Washington DC. So the date is pushed to Monday, April 18. One extra business day to file.
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