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Things you can do!
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On Your Own

Visit the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek Dagsboro

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August 13: Bike and Hike  Wilmington

August 13: Wednesday Night Summer Concerts in Battery Park  New Castle

August 15: BBQ and Bluegrass  Wilmington

August 16: Middletown Peach Festival  Middletown

August 16: Auburn Heights Estate Walk  Yorklyn

August 17: Founders Day Regatta  New Castle

August 18: Movie Night  Dewey Beach

August 20: Bike and Hike  Wilmington

August 23: Science Saturday: "Leaf Packs"  Wilmington

August 23: Pawpaw Festival  Wilmington

August 24: Annual Antique Show in Battery Park  New Castle

August 25: Movie Night  Dewey Beach

August 27: Dog Day of Summer Bike and Hike  Wilmington

August 30: Arden Fair  Wilmington

September 5: Art is After Dark: Outdoor Film  Wilmington

September 5: Auburn Heights Estate Walk  Yorklyn

September 6: Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival  Bethany Beach

September 6: Amish County Bike Tour  Dover

September 6-7: Nanticoke Indian Powwow  Dewey Beach

September 7: Steamin' Day at Auburn Heights  Yorklyn

September 13 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community  Wilmington

September 13: Hogs and Hops    Harrington

September 13: New Castle's Annual Wharf Dance  New Castle

September 13: Woodland Ferry Festival  Woodland

September 13: Overfalls Lightship Fallfest  Lewes

September 13-14: Dewey Beach Triathlon  Dewey Beach

September 14: Lewes Dragon Boat Festival  Lewes

September 14: Pea Patch Island Regatta  New Castle

September 19: Lewes Oktoberfest  Lewes

September 19-21: Oktoberfest  Newark

September 20: Coastal Cleanup  New Castle

September 21: Newark Community Day  Newark

September 21: Faerie Fest  Wilmington

September 21: Third Annual Auburn Heights Invitational Car Show  Yorklyn

September 27: 3rd Annual Red Shoe and Brew  Greenville

October 1-19: Rehoboth Jazz Festival  Rehoboth

October 3-5: Fall Sidewalk Sale  Dewey Beach

October 4: New Castle's Art on the Green  New Castle

October 4: Lewes Merchants’ Sidewalk Sale  Lewes

October 4: Boast the Coast Maritime Festival  Lewes

October 4: River Towns Ride & Festival  Delaware City

October 4-5: Harvest Moon Festival  Wilmington

October 3-5 Fall Sidewalk Sale  Rehoboth

October 5: University of Delaware Coast Day  Newark

October 5: Steamin’ Day at Auburn Heights  Yorklyn

October 11: Crazy Costume Dash  Newark

October 11-12: Apple Scrapple Festival  Bridgeville

October 16-19: Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz Festival  Rehoboth

October 24-26: Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers Festival  Rehoboth

October 24-26: World Championship Punkin Chunkin  Bridgeville

October 25: Sleep Under the Stars  Wilmington

October 26: Steamin’ Halloween  Yorklyn

November 1: Hike Across Delaware  Wilmington

November 2: Walk Across Delaware  Delaware City

November 2: Steamin’ Day at Auburn Heights  Yorklyn

November 6: Return Day  Georgetown

November 10: See You Outside Delaware Harvest Party  Wilmington

November 28: Rehoboth Beach Tree Lighting  Rehoboth

November 29: Dewey Beach Tree Lighting  Dewey Beach

December 5-7: Holiday Open House  Wilmington

December 6: Rehoboth Beach Seashore Marathon  Rehoboth

December 6: Lewes Christmas Parade and House Tours  Lewes

December 13: Delaware City’s Christmas Parade  Delaware City



Learn More

Visit one of Delaware's National Wildlife Refuges[back to top]
            Bombay Hook
            Prime Hook
            White Clay

                 
Camp Outside
            New Castle County Sleep Under the Stars
            DE State Parks


Visit a park
             
First State National Monument
             
New Castle County Parks
             
DE State Parks

Attend an outdoor concert or play
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            State parks concerts
            Paw Paw Folk Festival
           
Clifford Brown Jazz Festival
            Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival
            Firefly
            Delaware Shakespeare Festival
            Peoples' Festival
            Riverfront Blues Festival

            Summer in the Parks
            BBQ & Bluegrass

Take a ride on a ferry, water taxi, or the Kalmar Nyckel [back to top]
            Cape May Lewes Ferry
            Wilmington Water Taxi
            Delafort

 
           Friends of Woodland Ferry

Visit a garden or outdoor sculpture exhibit at one of Delaware's museums [back to top]
            Delaware Art Museum
            Winterthur
            Nemours
            Brandywine Park

            Rockwood Museum & Park
            Mt. Cuba Center

Run or walk a race that is at least 5K [back to top]
            Trail Creek Outfitters Trail Run Series
            UPD Catherine Rooney's 5K
            Dogfish Dash
            St. Anthony's 5K
            Dewey Beach 10 Sisters Road Race Series
            Wilmington Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
            Sprint Triathlon at St. Andrew's
            B+ 5K Fighting Childhood Cancer
            Nun Run 5K
            Fish Hawk Challenge Adventure Race
           
More 5K's


Attend an outdoor community festival
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            Green Day Festival
            Greek Festival
           
Italian Festival
            Fringe Festival
           
Rockwood Ice Cream Festival
           
Wyoming Peach Festival
           
Big Thursday
           
Middletown Peach Festival
           
August Quarterly
           
Arden Fair
           
Brandywine Arts Festival
            Faerie Fest at Rockwood Park
           
Boast the Coast Maritime Festival and Lighted Boat Parade
           
Delaware Nature Society Harvest Moon Festival
           
Sea Witch Festival
            Punkin Chunkin Festival
            Family Fun Festival
           
Coast Day

Participate in a cleanup of a park, byway, river, or beachh
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             Claymont Community Coalition Green Day
             Delaware Seashore Preservation Foundation
             DE State Parks Trail Maintenance
             Monthly Trails Day
             Friends of Killens Pond
             Friends of White Clay Creek State Park
             DE Coastal Cleanup

             Brandywine Creek Clean Up with United By Blue

Buy produce from a local farm stand
              Historic Penn Farm
              Wilmington Farmers Market at Cool Spring Park
              Dawn's Country Market
              Filasky's Produce
              
Marini's Produce
              Carousel Park
              Glasgow Park
            
 
Complete List of Farmer's Markets

Join a sports club/organizationn
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              Delaware Sports League
              Delaware Running Club
              Wilmington Trail Club
 
              New Castle County Sports Leagues

            
 First State Sports Club
            
 Wilmington Rowing Association
            
 Trail Spinners
            
 White Clay Bike
            
 Newport Rowing
            
 Wilmington Rugby Football Club

Join a geocaching or birding organizationn [back to top]
             Delaware Geocaching Society
             Geocaching in DE State Parks
             Delaware Birding Trail
             Birding in DE State Parks

             Delmarva Ornithological Society
             Earn a geocaching coin

Join a community supported agriculture programm
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              CSA Program at the Food Bank of Delawaree
              
Highland Orchards Farm Market
              
Fifer Orchards
              
SIW Vegetables
              
T.S. Smith and Sons
              William Penn High Scholl
            
 Coverdale Farm
              Bellevue
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