Weekend Guide - Delaware We’re having a HEAT WAVE! Cool down with North DelaWHEREHappening.com – presenting Your fabulous weekend guide for Friday, July 19th thru Sunday, July 21st. Enjoy happening events in and around North Delaware, New Castle County from Trace Atkins Concert to National Ice Cream Day and just about everything in between.  Our weekend guide offers fun for everyone heat, rain or shine! Don’t forget to get the most from your visit – Check out fun in the weeks ahead on NorthDelaWHEREHappening’s sortable calendar of events.

Without further ado –

Here’s our hottest picks for WHAT’s Happening & WHERE this weekend in North Delaware…


Delaware-State-Fair-2013Delaware State Fair | Harrington

The 94th annual Delaware State Fair is host to concerts by local and national acts like Trace Adkins and Dierks Bentley, kiddie rides and regular carnival rides, a homebrew beer competition, nightly parades, demolition derby and a pig-kissing contest.  Come “Celebrate What’s Great”.  For more info and entertainment line-up, visit Delaware State Fair | Harrington

delshakespearepicnicDelaware Shakespeare Festival |Rockwood Park

Ah, young love. Nothing can part best friends, Proteus and Valentine–except love. Valentine departs to see the world, leaving Proteus to pine after his Julia. When Proteus visits Valentine abroad, he quickly falls head over heels for Valentine’s new-found love, Silvia. A comedy about love, friendship, betrayal, forgiveness…and a dog. Rockwood Park. Continues through July 28, 2013. For more info, visit Delaware Shakespeare Festival.

Fridays after 5 - DCM$5 Fridays After 5pm | Delaware Children’s Museum

Delaware Children’s Museum is staying open late ’til 8 every Friday in the summer (starting Friday, June 21). Admission starts at just $5 per person after 5pm! Extra summer hours = extra DCM fun. For more info, visit $5 Fridays After 5pm | Delaware Children’s Museum

StElizabethAnnSeton-Family-Carnival-2013-Delaware25th Annual St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Family Carnival | Bear

Food Concessions, Bar and the Live Entertainment Will take place RAIN or SHINE! Food Concessions open at 5:30 Rides are open 6:00-10:00 pm Monday – Friday 5:00-10:00 pm Saturday. For more info, visit 25th Annual St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Family Carnival | Bear

SATurday-North-Delawhere-weekend-event-guide-delawarerock-climbing-alapocasIntroduction to Rock Climbing /Alapocas

Looking for something fun to do after work or on a weekend morning?  Join an Alapocas Run State Park naturalist for a couple of hours of rock climbing.  After a brief introduction about equipment and safety, you will get harnessed up and climb.  Safety equipment provided.  Climbing shoes are recommended – See more at: Intro to Rock Climbing


Mt Cuba Meteor Express

Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you’ll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings. For more info, visit Mt Cuba Meteor Express.

jars-of-clayJars of Clay/World Cafe Live @ The Queen

Jars of Clays, The Shelter is more signature sonics that encourages the listener to join in on the song.  These songs are designed to be sung aloud, with others, within the parameters of that listener’s own shelter.  Opening for Jars of Clay, Brooke Waggoner, An extremely talented piano-playing, singer songwriter from Nashville. For more info, visit Jars of Clay/World Cafe Live @ The Queen.

Horse RacingDEL’ CAP | Delaware Park

This annual summer classic features the best fillies and mares in the nation.  FREE Gifts for the first 2,000 Fans!  Don’t forget to watch great Stakes action this Saturday beginning at 1:15 p.m. Del’Cap estimated post is 5:20 p.m!! $750,000 Grade. For more info, visit DEL’ CAP | Delaware Park


delaware cityDelaware City Day | Delaware City

Since 1980 the Delaware City Day Celebration has been a full day of fun family entertainment. The goal is to honor and celebrate our riverfront town’s historic architecture and our “small town America” culture. This will ultimately foster the continued preservation of Delaware City’s place in history, now and in the future. For more info, visit Delaware City Day | Delaware City


Bellevue State Park Summer Concert Series

Bring a picnic and blanket or lawn chair for ultimate comfort. The summer line-up consists of something for everyone, from blues and jazz to swing and big band music. This program is made possible, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more info, visit Bellevue State Park Summer Concert Series

ice-cream-coneNational Ice Cream Day@ Woodside Farm Creamery | Hockessin

Join Woodside Farm Creamery in Hockessin and celebrate National Ice Cream Day!  Free Admission with a non-perishable food item for the food bank.  Farm Tours, Ice Cream Eating Contest, Face Painting, Flavor Tasting, Kids Games etc… For more info, visit National Ice Cream Day

sixpoint-craft-ales SixPoint Pig Roast | Santa Fe Wilmington

Six Restaurants Cooking Six Pigs in Sixpoint Beer! Portion of the proceeds to benefit the Delaware Humane Society.  For more information go to SixPoint Pig Roast.