July 3rd – 10th: Fireworks, Flags on the Moon and 66th Annual Cottage Tour of Art

 Fireworks explode over Rehoboth Beach in 2014. (Chuck Snyder/for NewsWorks)

Fireworks explode over Rehoboth Beach in 2014. (Chuck Snyder/for NewsWorks)

From concerts and movies to special events for the whole family, there is always something to see and do in Delaware.  Here are some of our picks.   

New Castle County

063015fireworksDelaware fireworks guide 2015

Delaware will celebrate the Fourth of July with parades, good food (including eating contests), plenty of live music and of course fireworks. Here’s where it’s happening.

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063015kazkaKazka, July 7th

From Melbourne Australia, Lehenda Ukrainian Dance Company proudly presents KAZKA – A fairytale of love, loss …and a mysterious blue fox. KAZKA is an original folk ballet, inspired by traditional Ukrainian fairytales. Performed by a cast of 39 outstanding dancers, set to entertain audiences in Australia, Canada & USA, the production is both innovative and exhilarating. The Grand Opera House, Wilmington.


Kent County

063015moonFlags on the Moon, July 4th

July 20, 2015 marks the 46th anniversary of the moment when Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped out onto the lunar surface to become the first human being to set foot on another world. Apollo 11 was the first of six Apollo spacecraft to land on the moon. From these six missions, a total of twelve men walked on the lunar surface. Each Apollo crew planted an American flag at their landing site, and the flags are still there. As this program will reveal, each of these flags has a story to tell. Delaware Public Archives, Dover.


063015kidstheatreActivated Heroes, July 7th

Join Activated Story Theatre, a touring theatre troupe, for this high energy retelling of folktales using physical comedy, zany props, and audience participation. Support for these programs is made possible by collaboration between the Delaware Division of the Arts and the Delaware Division of Libraries. Kent County Public Library, Dover.


Sussex County

063015ral66th Annual Cottage Tour of Art, July 7th & 8th

The Cottage Tour Committee has worked for several months to present this year’s very distinctive selection of eight homes in the Rehoboth and Dewey Beach areas. The homes on this year’s two-day self-paced tour have very different landscapes, interior and architectural designs, ranging from historically significant to contemporary and eco-friendly. Some homes have quite an evolving history and many homeowners showcase memories and collections in creative ways. Rehoboth Art League.


063015baysideBlondie & Melissa Etheridge, July 8th

During the late 70s and early 80s, Blondie released three platinum albums including “Autoamerican” (1980), “Eat to the Beat” (1979), “Parallel Lines” (1978), and the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. Melissa Etheridge (1988) was an underground hit, and the single, “Bring Me Some Water,” was nominated for a Grammy. While the adoration continued with her third release, Never Enough (1992), it was Etheridge’s fourth record, Yes I Am (1993), which launched her into rock stardom. The Freeman Stage at Bayside, Selbyville.



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