- Aug 21st, 2014
Soak Up the Fun: Delaware’s Local Summer Events
Although the weather is getting cooler and back-to-school signs are popping up everywhere, summer isn’t over yet. In fact, some of the best events of the season are saved for late August. From relaxing on beaches to celebrating culture, there is always something to do in Delaware. Check out this list of fun activities and festivals to have fun with the entire family.
1. Blue Rocks Baseball
Baseball season is still in full swing. The Wilmington Blue Rocks are playing at home from August 26 through September 1. For local pride and affordable fun for the whole family, head on over to Frawley Stadium in Wilmington’s riverfront district. Catch a double header, some sun rays, or even a foul ball. Tickets and schedule information can be found on the team’s website.
2. Movie Night on the Beach
After a day of sun and sand, there’s no need to leave the beach. Dewey’s Monday summer movie night series on the beach concludes on August 25 with a showing of Planes. Bring your beach chairs, blankets, and popcorn to enjoy the big screen in the great outdoors. The movie will start at approximately 8:30 p.m. on the beach at Dagsworthy St. in Dewey.
3. Arden Fair
It’s that time of year again – with the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend comes the 107th Arden Fair and Antiques Market. A Delaware tradition, the Fair features children’s games and rides, handmade craft vendors, antiques, live music, food, drink, and so much more. Proceeds from the fair support the Arden Gild Hall for concerts and culture events all year long. Admission is free, as are the shuttle buses from the YMCA Hanby Outdoor Center. The Fair will be held on Saturday, August 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
4. Farm Fun Days
At the Coverdale Farm Preserve, anyone can be a farmer. Every Wednesday, take a tour of the farm, dig up some vegetables, and listen to story time with the farm staff from 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. On the third Saturday of the month through the end of September, a morning at the farm becomes a family activity. Watch the cow get milked, feed the animals, explore the farm, and buy Coverdale produce from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
5. Lums Pond
Enjoy the warm weather while it lasts at Lums Pond State Park in Bear. Go hiking, biking, boating, or camping around the largest freswater pond in Delaware. If you’re looking for adventure, try zip lining on the Go Ape Treetop Adventure course. While Lums Pond is open year-round, that’s no reason to wait to explore the great outdoors.