July 10th – 17th: The Ladybug Festival, Faith County and Stevens Puppets

 Ladybug Music Festival (couresy/facebook.com/2015 Ladybug Music Festival)

Ladybug Music Festival (couresy/facebook.com/2015 Ladybug Music Festival)

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

070915bopKidz Bop, July 12th

Kidz Bop, the #1 music brand for kids, is bringing the ‘Make Some Noise’ tour to The Grand! The Kidz Bop Kids will take the stage to perform family-friendly versions of today’s biggest hits in this energetic and interactive live show. The “Make Some Noise” tour is the ultimate family concert experience that guarantees to get everyone singing and dancing along! The Grand Opera House, Wilmington.

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070915ladybugThe Ladybug Festival, July 16th

A free music festival and block party. The Ladybug Music Festival is returning to 2nd & LOMA this year on Thursday July 16th. The event is free to the public thanks to the generous support of our presenting sponsors ShopRite, and the 2nd & LOMA neighborhood, and our partners Downtown Visions, and the City of Wilmington.


Kent County

070915faithSecond Street Players present: Faith County, July 10th-19th

Written by Mark Landon Smith, Faith County takes place somewhere in the middle of nowhere in the South, a place where the beehive hairdo is still the rage and Saturday nights are reserved for the tractor pull in nearby Pickler. You’ll visit with a colorful collection of good ole’ country folk who gather ’round for this year’s county fair–and you’ll learn that there’s stiff competition in the arts and crafts category! Riverfront Theater, Milford. 

Sussex County

070915puppetsThe Sleeping Beauty Performed by Stevens Puppets, July 11th

Come see this classic fairy tale come to life on Stage! Hand carved, beautifully costumed marionettes enact the play with the help of skilled manipulators. Especially painted scenes, and furnishings in correct proportion create the magic effect that causes you to say of the marionettes, “They are so lifelike.” Accented by Tchaikovsky’s music, the dramatic and humorous script by Peabody Award winner Martin Stevens, and the gorgeous costumes by the internationally acclaimed Margie, make this familiar tale live again, delightfully. The Freeman Stage at Bayside, Selbyville.


070915hungergamesThe Rehoboth Beach Film Society presents: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, July 16th

An adventure, Sci-Fi film in which Katniss Everdeen, girl on fire, has survived. She awakens from the Quarter Quell deep inside the bunkered catacombs of District 13. Separated from some of her closest allies and fearing for their safety in the Capitol, Katniss agrees to be the symbolic leader of the rebellion. Still uncertain as to whom she can trust, Katniss must help 13 rise from the shadows, all the while knowing that President Snow has focused his hatred into a personal vendetta against her and her loved ones. Lewes Canalfront Park.




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