Elkton Memorial Day Parade 2016Memorial Day Weekend — 3 days to remember, honor, and celebrate America’s Heroes!  This weekend also signifies the coming of summer, patriotic pride, and thoughts of a backyard BBQ, hot dogs, apple pie, road trips, car shows, craft beer, and baseball…all things American!  Make sure you wear your red, white & blue this weekend while you check out our top event picks for Memorial Day weekend — Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30.  From the Bullbuckers to Wilmo a Go-Go and from the Zip & Sip Festival to double-headed train rides at the 50th Anniversary of the Wilmington & Western Railroad, there’s plenty to keep you moving this weekend and beyond!

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!


Craft Beer Scene: May 25 – 31

Sunshine has arrived and a long weekend approaches…sounds about right!  Check out what Delaware Hop Scene and NorthDelaWHEREHappening.com have in store for you this week and Memorial Day weekend!  Be sure to scan the beer-y hoplights!


BullbuckersThe BullBuckers @ Kelly’s Logan House

The 2016 Happening List awarding winning band performs original and cover reggae, ska and Soul music. They perform at 10pm.  If you can’t make it to the Logan House on Friday, you can check them out at the Blue Carpet Happening List Bash…see details, here.


Super 91.7 WMPH Fundraiser Concert

Kick off your Memorial Day weekend right with a great show at the Queen featuring two young bands from Wilmington!Brandywine-Baroque


Harpsichord Heaven 2016

The Complete Harpsichord Concertos of J. S. Bach. Memorial Day Weekend! Featuring performances by: Luc Beauséjour, Joyce Chen, Karen Flint, Arthur Haas, Janine Johnson, Davitt Moroney, and Leon Schelhas with the Brandywine Baroque Orchestra — Martin Davids, concertmaster.

Antiques Show Preview Party

Antiques Show Preview Party

45th Annual Antiques Show weekend starts off with our Preview Party on Friday evening, May 27. This celebration allows for a first look at the extraordinary objects and furniture beautifully displayed by the dealers in the courtyard and throughout the museum. And, it’s not just the antiques that are tempting!



Wilmington & Western Railroad 50th Anniversary Weekend

Join the Wilmington & Western Railroad (WWRR) for double-headed train rides, a locomotive dedication, a member’s reunion, and much more!

Military Family Weekend at the JCC

The Siegel JCC is proud to offer active and retired military personnel and their families full access to our community center during Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 28 through Monday, May 30.  This times out perfectly to the opening of our Outdoor Pool!Zip + Sip 2016

Zip + Sip Craft Beer Festival

Start your day with GoApe’s Treetop Adventure and zip line through the trees of beautiful Lums Pond.  There will be limited spaces available for zip lining for a separate cost on the GoApe website.  Participants that are zipping must complete the GoApe course prior to entering the beer fest.


If you grew up in the Wilmington area in the late 70’s and early 80’s you know all about the legendary Shytown. Fun live performances and a great combination of cover and original songs. A regular at the Stone Balloon, Shytown was a “must see” band during the tri-state area’s golden age of the big rock club.

Alejandro EscovedoAlejandro Escovedo

Alejandro Escovedo is one with his muse and his music. Over a lifetime spent traversing the bridge between words and melody, he has ranged over an emotional depth that embraces all forms of genre and presentation, a resolute voice that weathers the emotional terrain of our lives, its celebrations and despairs, landmines and blindsides and upheavals and beckoning distractions, in search for ultimate release and the healing truth of honesty.



A girl boasts to the King that she can spin straw into gold, and then needs help from a sly troll to complete the task and save herself. But can she trick the toll and become a Princess? RECOMMENDED FOR: Young children, 2+ –

Wilmo a Go-Go 2016Wilmo a Go-Go Car Show

Poppycock Tattoo’s 6th Annual Wilmo a Go-Go Car Show will be held at the Wilmington Riverfront. Come for the cars and stay for the bands, food, art, and vintage vendors.  Compete in or enjoy watching the pin-up and mustache contests!

Oddity-Bar-WilmingtonA Night of Divas

Oddity Bar hosts “A Night of Divas” once a month on the last Sunday of every month, featuring a line-up of intensely fabulous queens. The event is hosted by Miss Red Star Infinity and Miss Veronica Kitten.



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FREE Museums for Military Blue STar DelawareFREE MUSEUM ADMISSION for Military Families

Blue Star Museums program offers FREE ADMISSION to active duty military families at more than 2000 museums across the country.


hagley museum-delawareMemorial Day – Hagley Honors our Military Vets

Memorial Day free admission for active military and their families and for military veterans.


Mt. Zion Cemetery Memorial Mass

The annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Mt. Zion Cemetery on Lancaster Pike near Elsmere will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday.  The Rev. John Bailey will preside over the service and Judge Alex Smalls will update attendees on plans to restore the historic black cemetery, which dates back to the Civil War.  For information, please call (302)543-8656.

Memorial Day Field MassMemorial Day Kennett Square 2016

Celebrate the eternal memories of the fallen at the 57th Memorial Day Field Mass and military tribute at All Saints Cemetery on Kirkwood Highway.  Bishop Mallooly will officiate beginning at 10 a.m.  Mass lasts about an hour.  All are welcome to attend.

Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade

Beginning at 10 a.m., the Memorial Day parade in Kennett Square features bands, military, local businesses, and reenactors.  Participants firing muskets into the air is a highlight!  A great day honoring great military heroes!

Downtown Elkton Memorial Day Parade

Starting at 10 a.m., join Join Elkton in observance of Memorial Day with a tribute to our Veterans.  Active Military and those we have lost will be honored.  The best viewing place is on the corner of North and Main Streets.  Visit www.elktonalliance.org for more information.

Elkton Memorial Day Parade 2016

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2016 Happening List Awards BashBUY BASH TICKETS

3peat the celebrations, accomplishments and libations. Anticipation builds as the BLUE Carpet is rapidly rolling out, cameras are about to flash, electric beats are sounding and the DELish eats and BLUE signature drinks are flowing (clink, clink)! YES, it’s time to announce the 3rd Annual North Delaware Blue Carpet Happening List Bash at the spectacular Waterfall in North Wilmington. You’re Invited!