Our Favorite Festivals, Benefits, and Live Performances
Come join us in this historic event along the scenic coastline of Delaware, our First State, to support our wounded warriors and homeless veterans. Participants will travel through the state park and race down the beachline, simulating marching on the desert sands of the Middle East. The event is divided into a 5k, Half and Full Marathon Challenge. This walk through history will help connect our communities with the military members attending the event. Lastly, there will be a “Celebration 4 Warriors” with local vendors and live music. To purchase tickets visit race4warriors.org
Cape Henlopen State Park | Lewes
May 14th | 8 a.m.
Spring Cape May County Zoo Package
Lions, Tigers, and Ferries! Ticket includes a round-trip foot passenger fare, shuttle transportation to/from Cape May County Park and Zoo, and admission to the Zoo.
The Ferry Terminal | Lewes
May 14th | 8:45 a.m. - 7:25 p.m.
Water Family Fest
The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Center for the Inland Bays (CIB) are partnering to host Water Family Fest and Annual Native Plant Sale.
James Farm Ecology Preserve | Ocean View
May 14th | 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
May Full Moon Ride
Yes we know, May 14th is not the actual Full Moon. But we thought we'd take advantage of an early moonrise ride and have time to spare for an after ride event! After the ride B.S. BBQ will be serving up some mouth-watering BBQ which they'll be smoking onsite all day. We'll also have a few fire pits going courtesy of our friends at Quest Adventures. Adult beverages will not be provided, but feel free to BYOB.
Cycle Sports| Lewes
May 14th | 6 p.m. ride start
Designer Bag Bingo at the Ballpark
Are you feeling lucky? Tickets for our 5th annual Designer Bag Bingo at the Ballpark are officially on sale! Designer handbags are beautiful, and saving animals is even more beautiful. This year we are excited to provide an assortment of both vegan and leather handbags! This event is put on by the Delaware Humane Association and the Delaware SPCA.
Frawley Stadium | Wilmington
May 15th | doors open at 4 p.m.
Arts for Peace - A Benefit for Ukraine
A Fundraiser for Ukraine at Clear Space Theatre. An evening of classical music and dance to benefit Ukrainian refugee efforts. Featuring Izabela Parsons, the violinist, she was a member of ALIZMA, a violin trio who played for the Grammys!
Clear Space Theatre | Rehoboth Beach
May 17th | 7 p.m.
Ladybug Music Festival
All free, fun, and female! Over 40 acts featured in Wilmington on lower Market Street, fun for all ages! Check out more information by going to theladybugfestival.com
Market Street | Wilmington
May 20th | 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Join the Overfalls Foundation, The US Merchant Marines, and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Canalfront Park in Lewes for a great event celebrating America's proud martime history! The event features exhibitors, Lightshop Overfalls vessel tours, stories about maritime history and much more!
Canalfront Park | Lewes
May 21st | 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Join the Historic Village in Ocean View as we recreate a half-day event celebrating the original Delmarva Chicken Festival, a popular local tradition for decades. The poultry industry is a huge part of the economy of our area and in “Celebrating Everything Chicken” we nod to its importance and the livelihoods of many of our neighbors.
John West Park | Ocean View
May 21st | 12 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival
Join us for a day of playing, shopping, learning, and eating! This festival raises funds for the Friends of Prime Hook. Free admission!
Lydia B. Cannon Museum & Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge | Milton
May 28th | 9 a.m. 3 p.m.
20th Highway One Companies 5k
This 5K is in memory of Doug White, race start time is 7:30a.m. and benefits DB Lifeguards, The Tyanna Foundation, Sussex Consortium, and the Rotary Clubs of Area 41.
Rusty Rudder | Dewey Beach
May 30th | 7:30 a.m. race start
Louis Comfort Tiffany Exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum
A celebration of beauty, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection features more than 60 objects, spanning over 30 years of Tiffany’s prolific career. The exhibition showcases Tiffany’s innovative work in leaded and blown glass, including stellar examples of his famous windows, lamps, and vases. This exhibition revels in the artistry and craftsmanship of the Tiffany artworks from Chicago’s distinguished Richard H. Driehaus Collection, highlighting masterworks in a comprehensive exhibition. For more information go to www.delart.org
Delaware Art Museum | Wilmington
Through June 5th
31st Annual Lewes Garden Tour
The Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau sponsors its 31st annual Lewes Garden Tour. There are 9 private gardens on the tour this year. Tickets will be available for sale on Friday, May 27 and will include a description of each garden. In addition to touring the gardens, the event includes a Garden Market in Zwaanendael Park with vendors selling garden related items during the hours of the tour and a food tent in Zwaanendael Park from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. selling lunch and cold beverages by Full Belly Bistro. For more information on the tour or to order the tickets in advance, call 302-645-8073.
Zwaanendael Park | Lewes
June 18th | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
“Finding Their Voices”: African American History and Legacy of Lewes Walking Tour
The Lewes Historical Society will address, recognize and celebrate the lives and accomplishments of the African American community in Lewes in the past and present. On your visit to the historic Shipcarpenter Street Campus and surrounding areas you will learn about surviving landmarks and discover the discover the preserved stories of this diverse community. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.historiclewes.org