Brandywine Festival of the Arts, the Historic Odessa Brewfest and more to see and 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

090717odessaThe Historic Odessa Brewfest, September 9th

The Historic Odessa Brewfest is back for its fourth round this Saturday, Sept. 9, from noon to 6 p.m., and more than 2,000 craft beer lovers are expected to turn out to sample new and favorite craft brews from more than 50 regional and national craft breweries, stroll the gardens and grounds of the historic Wilson-Warner House, and enjoy live musical entertainment on two stages, local gourmet food, an all-day colonial beer brewing demonstration, artisan vendors, and more. This annual fundraising festival celebrating history and hops benefits the preservation, conservation and education efforts of the Historic Odessa Foundation, its historic museum properties, and Delaware’s colonial history.

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090717artsfestivalBrandywine Festival of the Arts, September 9th & 10th

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. Each year, up to 20,000 visitors flock to Brandywine Park’s Josephine Gardens for an end-of-summer celebration. The BFA has something for everyone: over 250 artists exhibiting in a wide range of styles and mediums, live music performances, children’s activities, and a selection of local food vendors. Brandywine Park – Wilmington State Parks.


Kent County

090717singingA Cappella Extravaganza V!, September 10th

The First State Harmonizers, again, welcomes the PRIDE of DelMarVa, a 30-man chorus made up of some of the best barbershop harmony singers in the Delmarva Peninsula. The First State Harmonizers, directed by Sharon Ehrisman will start the afternoon’s show performing some of the chorus’s most requested songs and debut a number of new songs they’ve added to their repertoire. Intermixed will be quartet performances. After intermission, during which several door prizes will be awarded, the Pride of DelMarVa, directed by Glenn Phillips, will take the stage. Milford Senior Center.


090717biggsBiggs Literature Café and Open Mic Night, September 14th

Help us celebrate the winners of the Delaware Division of the Art’s literature fellowship with a night of readings and refreshments. DDOA Literature Award Winners Phillip Bannowsky, Mahasveta Barua, Kathryn Canavan, Larry Kelts, Kathy Maas, and David Yurkovich, will headline the evening with their readings of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Pre-registration is recommended for attendees. Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover.


Sussex County

090717bethanyartsBethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival, September 9th

The 39th Annual Bethany Beach Arts Festival will take place on Saturday, September 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The popular one day show will feature jewelry, glass, pottery, watercolor and oil painting, photography, basketry, woodworking, and much more. More than 100 artists, both local and from around the country, will be displaying their works of art along the bandstand and boardwalk areas as well as the street festival areas in downtown Bethany Beach. 


090717kathieKathie Martin & The Hot Rods, September 15th

Oldies Rock & Roll Show Band. Performing Classic Hits from the 50’s and the 60’s. Female lead singer and sax player Kathie Martin is back. Kathie Martin, born Kathleen Susan Griffin, grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and always wanted to be on the stage. As a small child she loved to sing and dance and was always in school plays and musicals. Kathie taught herself to play several instruments, guitar, piano, flute and saxophone. She started her professional career in music as a member of the Fabulous Hubcaps Show Band from 1980 to 1993. Then formed Kathie Martin & The Hot Rods along with her late husband, Willie Farrell. She has toured all over the US and shared the stage with many of the great rock & roll bands. Milton Theatre.



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