July 4th – 11th: July 4th fireworks, family movie night and Elvis!

Looking for stuff to do this week? Check out some of the things going on in Delaware.

New Castle County

070314fireworksNewsWorks’ guide to July 4th fireworks in Delaware

Although stormy weather may be in the forecast, numerous communities across Delaware are planning to celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks. In addition to fireworks, residents will be participating in parades, musical performances and other formal and informal observations of Independence Day. Here’s a list of events happening on Friday, weather permitting, of course.

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070314goldilocksSummer Children’s Theater presents: Goldilocks, July 10th

Local playwright, Matt Casarino, puts a comic spin on the classic fairy tale as Goldilocks is confronted by the Three Bears… and Joe, the Bears’ species exchange student. In her travels, a slew of fairy tale characters cross her path to give advice and tell their tales. This musical adaptation teaches young audiences the meaning of responsibility through its clever, upbeat dialogue and audience participation. The Grand Opera House.


 Kent County

070314paintBiggs Summer ArtVentures Camp: Color Explosion, July 7th

Let’s get messy with paint! Participants will apply paint, pigment and color to paper and canvas using everything you can think of. We’ll explore new painting techniques such as splattering, dripping and sponging. Things may get messy so be sure to wear old clothing and remember to pack a snack! Biggs Museum of American Art.




Family Movie Night: The Nut Job, July 8th

An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren raid a nut store to survive, that is also the front for a human gang’s bank robbery. Kent County Public Library.



Sussex County

070314ralThe annual cottage tour of art, July 8th & 9th

The two-day tour includes seven exceptional private homes and cottages and the Homestead, a 1743 colonial home listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Homes featured are filled with beautiful antiques, and modern amenities surrounded by fascinating interior design, compelling architecture, and beautiful landscaping. Rehoboth Art League.


070314elvisJesse Garron’s Tribute to Elvis, July 10th

Acclaimed as the “closest thing to the King”, Jesse possesses the voice, looks and charisma that made Elvis a superstar. His Vegas-style rendition is a consistent fan favorite that draws audiences in from the minute he walks on stage and leaves them standing at the end of the performance. Jesse sings the songs that cross three generations of rock, pop, gospel and oldies music, which produces an act with universal appeal. He is a natural front-man, interacting with the crowd at all times and often signing autographs after the show. The Freeman Stage at Bayside.
















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