girl dancing in the rain“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass…it’s about learning how to dance in the rain!” – Vivian Green. Don’t let all this rain get you down, try to have some fun with it, jump puddles or do a rain dance. There’s so much fun to be had, rain or shine, in North Delaware, check out our top event picks for the weekend – Friday, May 20 – Sunday, May 22. From there’s plenty to keep you moving this weekend and beyond! PLEASE watch or call ahead for weather delays or reschedules. 

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!


2016 World Series Trophy Visit

Blue Rocks vs. Carolina Mudcats

11 former Blue Rocks helped the Royals capture immortality as World Series Champions in 2015! In celebration of the Blue Rocks’ role in helping the Royals win their first title since 1985, the World Series Trophy will be on hand for fan photos during the Blue Rocks games on Friday and Saturday! PLUS Fireworks!

Glasgow Park

Glasgow Park Farmers Market Grand Opening Ceremony

20+vendors, demonstrations from the Delaware Nature Society and the New Castle County Police Department Mounted Patrol, music by Jason Ager & the C.O.P.O. , free face painting and free water ice for the children!

Spaceboy Comedy May 2016

Spaceboy Presents: Friday Night Comedy Series

Spaceboy teamed up with a couple local comics to bring you another halarious Friday night featuring; Mike F’n Rainey,Chanel Ali, Brandon Jakson, Jia Din, and Bradford Paik.


Lucky Ducky WeekendJust Ducky Festival

Duck Waddle and Duck Dash (5K walk & FUN run), Duck Tugging (Team Tug-of-War), and just for the kids, Quack Sack hopping competitions. Other events follow immediately after the 5K and go until 3 p.m. Enjoy Duck Carving, Duck Calling, Duck Quacking (singing), Duck Dancing, Family-friendly competitions, such as: Duck Dressing (look-like-a-duck costumes) and Duck Hunting SCAVENGER HUNTS!

A Day in Old New Castle 2016A Day in Old New Castle

n addition to tours of New Castle’s many historic homes and gardens, an exhibit by the same name and related programs will help people rediscover the long-lost taverns of New Castle, and become acquainted with the establishments that continue to carry on the tradition of hospitality in New Castle today as well as the art and history of brewing.

Bing's Bakery Birthday banner 2016Bing’s Bakery Celebrates 70 Years

Join Bing’s bakery for a celebration to celebrate 70 years of faithfully serving the Delaware community. There will be FREE* cupcake give away to the first 250 customers and a number of items priced at 70 cents.

GnomeGnome Fest

Experience the mystical and fantastical at Gnome Fest! Enjoy music, magic, entertainers, vendors and children’s activities/

Radnor Hunt Races86th Radnor Hunt Races

Join the tradition of tailgating and tent parties at the Radnor Hunt Races.

Dickinson Organ

Free Dickinson Theatre Organ Concert

The Dickinson Theatre Organ Society celebrates the reopening of the auditorium with a free concert!  This is the perfect opportunity to share your love of the Kimball organ while listening to talented guest organists Tedde Gibson and Don Kinnier.  They will play a wide variety of music plus play accompaniment to the classic Buster Keaton silent film “The Goat” (1921).  Free!  No tickets.  No reserved seats.  First come, first served.

VegFest 2016VegFest

Delaware Action For Animals hosts an afternoon of veg-tastic good times at VegFest! Learn about compassionate eating with free vegan (animal free) food samples.  Kids can enjoy face painting, a playground, and other activities. Enjoy live music too!

Spring Fling 2016 Jackson InnSpring Fling at the Jackson Inn

Tents, food trucks and beer trucks, live music  We have the bands! The Band Line-up: Uncle Jimmy Band, Riff Raff, and Anthony Gallucio and the Retreads


mountedMiles for the Mounted Patrol 5th Annual 5k Cross Country Run/Walk

All proceeds benefit the New Castle County Police Mounted Patrol and the care of their horses.

Nephcure Kidney Walk Wilmington May 2016Nephcure Kidney 5K Walk/Run Rockford Park

Come out for the 2016 Nephcure Kidney Inaugural Wilmington Walk/5K! Every single donation brings us closer to our goal – better treatments and a cure for those struggling with FSGS and Nephrotic Syndrome. Saving Kidneys, Saving Lives.

Bellefonte arts festivalBellefonte Arts Festival

More than fifty local artists and artisans will offer unique handcrafted items such as Pottery, Photography, Paintings, Up-cycled Art for home and garden, Jewelry, Glass, Textiles, Candles, and Mixed Media.

Fort Christina ParkPreservation 50 Bike Ride

Join Bike Wilmington, City Preservation Planners, and event sponsor, Urban Bike Project, on Wilmington’s first ever heritage-themed guided bike tour.

Wilmington_BlueRocks_Baseball_Sunday_FundayBlue Rocks vs. Carolina Mudcats

Sundays are Family Fundays at Frawley Stadium, presented by Janssen’s Market. Kids can play catch on the field before the game, participate in a free pre-game autograph session with Blue Rocks players, and run the bases following the game!

patio partyGin + Juice Patio Party

Welcome the warm weather plus “Patio Season” with an old fashioned Gin + Juice Party at Piccolino Toscana’s.Sponsored by Philadelphia Distilling, Toscana will be offering cocktail specials using Blue Coat Gin and barrel aged Blue Coat Gin with a selection of freshly squeezed juices.