Ladybug Music Festival, the 2017 Delaware State Fair and more to do in Delaware this week

    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

    061317shadygroveShady Grove Music Festival, July 15th

    The Shady Grove Music Fest is Wilmington, Delaware’s premier festival for local & original music. It originated in 2002 (as the Arden Music Fest) featuring up and coming national rock bands. It has evolved into the first Delaware music festival to solely promote local, original talent from the tri-state area. Enjoy the sounds live, original, home-grown music under the canopy of the Arden woods. This rain or shine festival is family friendly, so bring the kiddos (but leave the pups at home). For your comfort, bring a lawn chair or blanket. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside food or beverages are permitted. Arden Club.

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    061317ladybugLadybug Music Festival, July 20th & 21st

    The Ladybug Festival is an annual event that celebrates women in music. The event was created in 2012 by Gable Music Ventures as a block party for the residents of the 2nd & Loma neighborhood in downtown Wilmington, Delaware. Ladybug Festival was Inspired in part by the announcement of Firefly Festival, which would bring tens of thousands of people into Delaware less than an hour from Wilmington. The announcement of Firefly was met with a lot of excitement, however, many were unable to afford the ticket price, and there was general disappointment from local artists that they weren’t able to perform.


    Kent County

    061317baconBetter Than Bacon Improv, July 15th

    Better Than Bacon is interactive improv comedy! BTB perform completely unscripted improvisational games, which are all driven by YOUR suggestions and interactions. Every word and every action is completely made up on-the-spot…it is never the same show twice! Smyrna Opera House.


    061317fair2017 Delaware State Fair, July 20th – 29th

    The annual fair also highlights the heritage of the community, its ties to agriculture, industry, and businesses that are the backbone of Southern Delaware and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Fair’s central Delaware location provides a gathering place for nearby communities to showcase their best resources – their youth, agriculture and a sense of community in addition to their products and skills. The fair includes rides, games, food, music, entertainment and more! Harrington.


    Sussex County

    061317britishThe British Invasion Experience, July 18th

    The British Invasion Experience pays tribute to not just one act but an entire genre that changed the face of music, from The Beatles to The Who, from The Hollies to Led Zeppelin The British Invasion Experience gives audiences a memorable, electrifying, and exciting night, by taking a trip down memory lane with a musical journey experience; leaving our audiences wanting more. Inspired by these music icons, the members of The British Invasion Experience are dedicated to engaging their audiences as they flashback to the English groups of the 60’s. Stango Park, Lewes.


    06131780sBack to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl, July 21st

    There is no decade like the ’80s and no party like “The Back to the Eighties Show,” with Jessie’s Girl. Every Saturday night for the last five years, crowds of ecstatic fans and newcomers alike have thrown on their best spandex, leg warmers and metal gear, lined up, and headed to downtown NYC for an all-out celebration. It is theatre, meets live music, smothered in ’80s glitz. A performance like no other and a party you have to experience to believe. The Freeman Stage at Bayside, Selbyville. 

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