July 1st – 8th: Fireworks, A Salute to the Military and The Band Perry

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 County062916fireworks4th of July Fireworks

4th of July Fireworks will be held on Monday, July 4th at the University of Delaware Athletic Complex. Vendors and entertainment will begin at 6 p.m. Please call (302) 366-7000 or email parksrec@newark.de.us for more information. This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. University of Delaware, Athletic Complex, Newark.

062916shipyardThe 2016 Shipyard Summer Concert Series presents: Chesapeake Brass Band, July 7th

The sounds of live music and family entertainment will return again to the Riverfront this summer as the 2016 Shipyard Summer Concert series begins on July 7th. This free concert series is held on Thursday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m. under the colored cranes at Dravo Plaza which is located on Justison Street next to the Shipyard Shops. This year’s concert series will run for 8 weeks. Concert-goers will be treated to the sounds of jazz, country, blues, reggae & opera while enjoying the unique scenery of beautiful Riverfront Wilmington.

Kent County

050216dpaDelaware Public Archives presents: From Humble Beginnings: The First Thirty Years of Dover Air Force Base, July 2nd

In 1940 the City of Dover accepted an offer to build a federally funded airport. In December 1941 the airport became Dover Army Airfield. From anti-submarine patrols in obsolete aircraft to secret rocket testing and fighter pilot training the base flourished until it was closed in 1946. As the Korean War expanded the facility was reactivated and in 1953 it became an airlift base. Today Dover AFB is an indispensable part of our global transportation network, but how it all came about is a fascinating story. Delaware Public Archives, Dover.

 

062916militaryJuly First Friday Event: A Salute to the Military, July 8th

Join The Dover Art League Friday July 8th from 5-8 pm to salute and celebrate the men and women who serve our country. Live music and light refreshment will be provided. In the Main Gallery an exhibit featuring artwork by active duty and veteran service men and women and their families will be on display. Dover Art League.

Sussex County

062916perryThe Band Perry, July 3rd

Grammy Award winning sibling trio, The Band Perry, released their self-titled debut album in 2010 featuring two No. 1 singles, the sextuple platinum song, “If I Die Young” and platinum “All Your Life.” Their second album, Pioneer, spawned two additional No. 1 singles “Better Dig Two” and “DONE,” plus hits “Don’t Let Me Be Lonely” and “Chainsaw.” Their latest single “Live Forever” is climbing the charts and will be featured on their forthcoming third studio album.. The Freeman Stage at Bayside, Selbyville. 

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