Our Favorite Festivals, Benefits, and Live Performances
Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Festival
This family-friendly festival celebrates horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds. Enjoy arts and crafts, kayak rides, exhibits, food, and music. Festival exhibitors will include The Friends of Prime Hook, DuPont Nature Center, Envirotech, Brandywine Zoo, and the University of Delaware-Sea Grant! Exhibits will include educational displays, touch tanks, activities, and crafts. Festival attendees will have the chance to see the documentary ‘A Meeting of Migrations’ by 302 Stories, which will be playing throughout the day in the Museum. This film explains the unique relationship between the horseshoe crab spawning season and the migration of shorebirds. Entertainment will be provided by local Milton Musician Mark Gratton in the morning! And DJ Jerry from AWE Entertainment in the afternoon! We hope you’ll join us for some great eating and shopping!
Milton Historical Society
Saturday, June 19, 2021 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
The Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) is a non-profit organization with a producer-only farmers market located in Lewes, Delaware. The HLFM provides a family-friendly, community gathering place where consumers may purchase the freshest local foods available. It also provides alternative educational and marketing opportunities for emerging farmers and others to help create local and sustainable food systems that are environmentally sound, economically viable and socially responsible and which improve the variety, freshness, nutritional value and distribution of fresh farmland foods to the community. Welcome To Your Market--Where Fresh Food is Rooted in Community.
George H.P. Smith Park Summer Saturday Market
Saturdays • May 1 – September 25, 2021
Ongoing through Sept. 11 - Delaware Art Museum Your Museum, Reimagined
Come visit the new DelArt galleries, reopening throughout summer 2021. Shaped by community feedback, the Museum’s main floor reimagines the stories told with art. Significant new artworks add depth and diversity. New design and conservation showcase the collection vibrantly and preserve it for future generations.
This reinstallation is the first comprehensive Museum rehanging since 2005. Since then, the collections have grown to include significant pieces by women and Black artists that tell a more inclusive story of the visual arts. The reinstallation also brings focus to the role of local artists and collectors in the history of art
2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware 19806
April Through September
Behind the Steam: A Collection Exploration Speaker Series
What will you find when you go “behind the steam” with us at the Marshall Steam Museum? Join us every month for the next year as we take a close look at a special item in our collection and then zoom out for a larger discussion with experts and enthusiasts. Our collection goes beyond Stanley steam cars, so tune in every month to see what interesting items we uncover!
Every third Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm
New exhibitions at Biggs Museum
The artistic drive to leave the studio and collect inspiration, impressions and ideas directly from nature is featured in the larger of the two new exhibitions, titled In Fresh Air: Impressionism and the Plein Air Movement. A French term that translates to “open air,” plein air paintings are created by artists who bring their supplies to scenic outdoor settings and paint what they see. Drawn from works rarely seen at the Biggs Museum, the exhibition tracks the influence of plein air painting in the United States, particularly in Delaware, with a focus on the museum’s extensive Barbizon, Tonalist and Impressionist collections. Over 100 years’ worth of paintings connected by the plein air tradition will be brought together in this comprehensive exhibition.
406 Federal St., Dover
March 13th- June 19th
Our Favorite Annual Events
30th Anniversary Lewes Garden Tour
The Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau sponsors its 30th Anniversary of the Lewes Garden Tour on Saturday, June 19 from 10 am to 4 pm. Tickets can be reserved in advance online but will not be available to pick up until Memorial Day Weekend. The tickets are in the form of a booklet and will include a description of each garden. The gardens are selected by the event committee chair with assistance from other members of the committee. The price of tickets is $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the tour. You can reserve tickets by clicking on the "Purchase Tickets" button below and pick them up at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center starting May 28th during the open ours of 10 am-4 pm Monday through Friday, 9 am-3 pm Saturdays and 10 am-2 pm on Sundays. In addition to touring the gardens, the event includes a Garden Market in Zwaanendael Park where vendors will be selling garden related items during the hours of the tour (10 am – 4 pm).