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Our Favorite Festivals, Annual Events, Benefits and Live Performances

MAY 4 Wilmington Art Loop

The Loop is Wilmington’s signature arts and creative community experience. Explore Wilmington’s downtown and other wonderful neighborhoods through a self-guided tour of the art, artists, and spaces that inspire a vibrant city. The Loop takes place on the first Friday of each month from 5:30 – 9:00 PM 
The free, self-guided public art event, Art Loop Wilmington, brings together art lovers and community to the ever-evolving downtown and greater Wilmington areas. Art galleries, studios, museums and alternative art spaces offer an opportunity to meet the featured artist(s) while enjoying refreshments, and live entertainment.

MAY 7-11 Dewey Beach Restaurant Week

Take advantage of this great opportunity to check out the great restaurants in the town of Dewey Beach for the first ever Restaurant Week. Choose from these establishments in town, and enjoy a 3 course meal for $18! Plus specialty $5 cocktails at each location with a souvenir cup! 
Participating Restaurants: Dewey Beer Co., The Starboard, Starboard Raw, Gary's, Woody's, Hammerheads, Nalu, Mez Cali

MAY 11-12 Wilmington Flower Market

Benefiting Delaware's children since 1921. At Rockford Park, join in for three fun-filled days with free entertainment, fabulous food, children's games and rides, crafts & gifts, plants & flowers and more! When you visit the Flower Market, you will feel the excitement. You’ll hear the ring of laughter in the air as children share their delight in all the carnival rides and games.  You’ll find a large selection of plants and flowers for your garden, as well as a multitude of crafts and merchant wares for sale. As you stroll through the park and listen to live music performed on the WDEL stage, you’ll find a variety  of delicious food, and meet local celebrities such as Miss Delaware. This well-known tradition is held every Mother’s Day weekend, Thursday and Friday 10am-8pm, Saturday 10am-7pm. Find out more here:

MAY 18-19 Spring Concert: Triple Threat & Musical Theatre Ensemble

The Milton Theatre's very own Triple Threat is a group of young dynamic performers that set the stage on fire with their musical theatre style performance. Doors open at 6:00pm and show begins at 7:00. For tickets and more information, visit here.

MAY 19 Armed Forces Day at Fort Delaware State Park

In celebration of Armed Forces Day, we are inviting all those who have served in our nation's military to Fort Delaware. On this day, anyone with a military ID will get into the park for free! You must check in at our ticket office to get the free ticket.

MAY 25 Sail On Beach Boys Tribute - Milton Theatre

Sail On: The Beach Boys Tribute focuses on performing songs by America's Band, The Beach Boys, to sheer perfection. Showtime is at 8:00pm. Just some of the songs you can plan to hear...
Surfin', Surfin Safari, Catch a Wave, Surfer Girl, Shut Down, Little Deuce Coupe, Little Honda, In My Room, I Get Around, Don't Worry Baby, Wendy, Do You Wanna Dance?, Dance Dance Dance, California Girls, Wouldn't It Be Nice, Sloop John B., God Only Knows, Heroes and Villains, Wild Honey, Do it Again, I Can Hear Music, Forever, Sail On Sailor, Good Vibrations, Help Me Rhonda, Barbara Ann, Surfin' USA, Fun, Fun, Fun.  Find tickets and more info here:

MAY 26 Delaware State Parks Summer Concert Kickoff

Warmer evening temperatures give us a chance to explore the parks after dark, through lantern tours and summer concerts. On Saturday, May 26, join us at 6:30 p.m. in Trap Pond State Park for the Summer Concert Kickoff, featuring the Lower Case Blues! Come back each week through August for a free concert, and be sure to check weekly concerts at Holts Landing, Killens Pond, Bellevue, White Clay Creek, and Wilmington State Parks. Click Here for to see more about the summer concerts.

JUN 2 Lavender Festival

The third annual Lavender Festival marks the beginning of the lavender harvest season. Come celebrate at Warrington Manor where activities will include workshops on not only growing lavender but also dahlias, herbs, and other flowers. Learn about wreath making and cooking with lavender and herbs. Visitors of all ages are invited to stroll through the lavender fields, don't forget your camera! For more information, visit here

JUN 3-8 Coastal Delaware Restaurant Week 2018

Coastal Delaware Restaurant Week is the premier dining event in Delaware. Dozens of the area's finest restaurants showcase their talents with special prix fixe menus that give diners an opportunity to sample the best cuisine Coastal Delaware has to offer.  To see a full list of all the restaurants participating this year, plus a glimpse of their special restaurant week menus, visit here.

JUN 15 Sea-lore and Superstition

Delve deep into the mysterious superstition, beliefs, and legends of sailors ashore and afloat. Wine provided by Lewes Public Library, stories and entertainment provided by Lewes Historical Society. For more information, visit here.

JUN 17-24 DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

You will not want to miss the celebration of Delaware's own jazz legend, Clifford Brown. His life was tragically taken at the age of 25, but every year the City of Wilmington remembers the brilliant trumpeter and dynamic performer Clifford Brown was. The DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival begins on June 17th until June 24th. The five-day event is one of the largest free jazz festival on the east coast bringing acclaimed musicians to one stage.

JUN 22-24 Chinese Festival 

Celebrate the rich diversity of the Chinese culture. This family event attracts thousands every year. There will be featured exhibits as well as authentic Chinese cuisine. Enjoy cultural performances and demonstrations of Dragon Dance, Lion Dance, and Kung Fu. For more information, visit here.

JUN 23 & 24 Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival

The Lewes Historical Society announces the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival. This event will feature nearly seventy sea glass artists, joined by other coastal artists- including decoy carvers and waterfowl artists. Vendors come from up and down the East Coast, and as far away as the Virgin Islands. Located at the Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal at 43 Cape Henlopen Drive in Lewes, Delaware. Hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday and 9:00am to 3:00pm on Sunday. Admission to the festival is $5 per person each day, to be paid at the gate; children under 12 are free. For more information, visit here.

No matter where you are, there's plenty to do in Delaware. Here are some links to get you started.

VisitDelaware-Delaware State's Tourism Site

Delaware Scene Statewide Arts Calendar

Wilmington-Brandywine Valley Attractions

What's Happening by North DelaWhere Magazine

Kent County/Central Delaware Attractions and Events

Delaware Business Now. News Now. Not Later.

Southern DE Tourism-Attractions and Events

Lewes News & Events

Lewes Summer Concert Series

Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Events

Rehoboth Beach Bandstand Summer Schedule

Bethany-Fenwick Events

The Freeman Stage at Bayside Schedule

Where to Golf in Southern/Sussex County

Things to Do in Delaware on Trip Advisor

Rehoboth Foodie

All About Historic Milton

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