September 11th – 18th: Brandywine Festival of the Arts, Third Thursday and Lewes’ 4th Annual Oktoberfest

 Brandywine Festival of the Arts (courtesy:

Brandywine Festival of the Arts (courtesy:

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

091015hagleyCivil War at Hagley, September 12th

In June, Hagley is presenting a series of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Re-enactors from the USS Lehigh Civil War Navy Re-enactment Group will provide living history demonstrations at Hagley. This event will offer a variety of activities for kids, families, and adults.  An explosive moment will end each tour, which will be offered four times each day. Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington.


091015artsfestBrandywine Festival of the Arts, September 12th & 13th

The Brandywine Festival of the Arts is an annual arts festival in Wilmington, Delaware. Featuring hundreds of juried artists exhibiting one-of-a-kind art, the festival is a Delaware tradition spanning over half a century. Now regionally popular and nationally recognized, the Brandywine Festival of the Arts boasts participants from across the United States and perennially ranks in the top 100 shows in the country. Brandywine Park, Wilmington


Kent County

091015murderOvation Dinner Theatre presents ‘Til Death Do Us Part, September 12th & 13th

‘Til Death Do Us Part is a hilarious comedy/murder mystery that throws two unlikely families together in Holy Matrimony. Your participation in this production is strongly encouraged as you and other outlandish guests, such as the celebrity chef, Rachel Ray-Ray, master sailor, Captain Morgan, and model/celebrity, Paris Motel 6, try to solve this high energy, hilarious “WhoDunIt,” while enjoying the finest in dining experiences. Smyrna Opera House.


091015ensembleMispillion Art League’s Third Thursday: Music by Pegasus

The Trio returns for its fifth performance with the Art League. Flutist Mindy Bowman, guitarist Chris Braddock and violinist Jeanmarie Braddock offer an entertaining musical program. When not performing live, Chris Braddock and Mindy Bowman enjoy busy schedules as faculty members of The Music School of Delaware, which has a location in downtown Milford. Mispillion Art League of Greater Milford.


Sussex County

091015miltonMilton Arts Guild presents: Autumn Light, September 18th

MAG’s artists invite the general public to the opening reception of ‘Autumn Light’. All of the new show pieces will be for sale as will those items of jewelry and pottery in the display cases and our array of note cards and print. With a glass of wine and a snack guests can enjoy the exhibit and perhaps choose a favorite piece to bring home or to get a jump on holiday shopping. Milton Arts Guild Gallery, at Studios on Walnut.


091015octoberfestLewes’ 4th Annual Oktoberfest, September 18th

The consumption of beer and German food are integral to an Oktoberfest celebration. A group of costumed Bavarian-style dancers will be performing and will encourage festival-goers to dance along with them. A 10-piece German Oompah band, The Happy Wanderers, also will be entertaining and everyone is encouraged to wear their lederhosen and dirndls and show off your best dancing skills. Lewes Canalfront Park.


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