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
Enjoy a historically accurate nineteenth-century “Base Ball” game between Diamond State Base Ball Club and Lewes Base Ball Club. Come early for “batting practice” and try out some other traditional nineteenth-century games, such as hoop-and-stick and tug of war. Ballpark food will be available for purchase. Be sure to bring your own seating – this game is very informal. Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington
Come and enjoy one of the last Saturdays of Summer at the Wilmington & Western! Our diesel locomotive will be pulling trains to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove on a 1½-hour round-trip. While at the grove, you’ll enjoy a half-hour layover along the banks of the Red Clay Creek. Plus, there will be summertime food and activities throughout the day in the Greenbank Station parking lot.
Award-winning photographer, Kevin Fleming will discuss his approach to photography, what inspires him, and his newest project featuring the Manhattan area. Mr. Fleming has won national and international awards and has been featured in top photographic magazines. He has traveled the world as a photographer for National Geographic, yet he began his work in Delaware as a student at Wesley College. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet this amazing artist and be inspired by his work. Kent County Public Library, Dover.
The S-Factor: Finals will showcase the vocal talents of 6 Delaware singers, ages 15-25 on Friday, August 21. The vocalists competed in closed auditions and in the semi-final performance held on July 31 in front of a live audience. Each performer will present two selections for the judge’s panel and the audience to vote on. The top 6 performers will receive awards based on their final ranking. Smyrna Opera House.
Over 125 artists and artisans from around the country will display and sell their fine art and fine crafts. The annual Outdoor Show is a juried event yielding exceptional work, and many of the artists actively enjoy demonstrating their creativity during each day of the show. The Outdoor Show is not just a fine art and fine crafts show, but is a fun summer event full of activities, including great food, music, historic tours, face-painting, artist demonstrations, gallery exhibits, beautiful gardens, the historic Homestead, and a Dogfish Head Beer Garden. Rehoboth Art League.
Set sail with a madcap, swashbuckling comedy variety show for the whole family. Touring nationwide, Pirate School! has captivated adventure-questing kids and their parents with it’s slapstick antics, adept magic, cartoon-like sound effects, eye-popping puppetry, eccentric props and active, full-audience participation. During the show kids learn the finer points of mischief and become “good pirates” cooperating and carousing together while getting the chance to live out their dreams of the Golden Age of the Bucaneer! Welcome aboard! The Freeman Stage at Bayside, Selbyville.