August 22nd – 29th: Pawpaw Festival, “Railway Man” and First State Ballet Theatre

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

082114betaBeta hi-fi Emerging Music Festival 2014, August 25th – 29th

Since its opening in 2011, World Cafe Live at the Queen in Delaware has continued the beta hi fi tradition started in Philadelphia eight years ago. The free week-long music festival held this year from August 25 – 29 features some of the region’s cream of the musical crop and provides a platform for the Wilmington area’s best emerging musicians and songwriters to be heard by local radio DJs, music bloggers and publications, show promoters, label reps and fans alike. World Cafe Live at the Queen.

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082114pawpawPawpaw Festival, August 23rd

The festival is a family-friendly day filled with fun activities. The star of the festival is one of Delaware’s native trees, the Pawpaw. Alapocas Run State Park has the perfect habitat for the tree and the Pawpaw is the only food source for the caterpillars of the native butterfly, the Zebra Swallowtail. Festival activities include storytelling by Eunice LaFate and Clem Bowen, folk art vendors and demonstrations, live music with Chapel Street Junction and more! Blue Ball Barn at Alapocas Run State Park.


 Kent County

082114honeyThe Honeybadgers, August 23rd

Join us at the campground ampitheater for a one hour performance by The Honeybadgers! The campground is located at 3015 Paradise Alley Road, Harrington DE 19952. Campgound Ampitheater, Killens Pond State Park



082114railwayLast Fridays: “Railway Man”, August 29th

“The Railway Man” is a true story based on the autobiography of Eric Lomax, a retired railway signals engineer who served as a British Army officer in World War II. Unlike many of the other POWs who suffered beside him, Lomax somehow managed to survive. Nearly 40 years later, Lomax, played by Colin Firth and his beautiful wife Patti (Nicole Kidman) learn that someone else is still alive: the Japanese interpreter, Nagase (Hiroyuki Sanada), who was responsible for much of his mistreatment and who has made a war museum out of the camp where he helped torture all those men. Dover Public Library.


Sussex County

082114oliverClear Space Theater presents: Oliver!, August 22nd – 26th

Based on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, this timeless family musical follows young Oliver on his journey from orphanage to the seedy underground of London to finding his family. Consider yourself part of the family! Clear Space Theater.


082114fsbFirst State Ballet Theatre, August 28th

Classical and contemporary ballet highlights performed by First State Ballet Theatre, Delaware’s professional ballet company. Enjoy an enchanting performance by this professional company of bright young dancers performing under the artistic direction of Kirov-trained Pasha Kambalov. The Freeman Stage at Bayside



















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