Festivals, Food and Fun: Newark is Happening

A year full of parties and celebrations makes Newark a great place for a special kind of fun.


June 3-24 Spring Concert on the Academy Lawn
Every Thursday at 7 p.m.
Performers include Chapel Street Junction, The Hook, Penny and the Pineapple People, and the Steve Lewis Big Band. Call 366-7060.

June 5 25th Annual Newark Nite
4 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on Main Street.
Main Street is closed to cars so you can stroll among live entertainers, shop sidewalk sales, sample restaurants, view a classic car show and play in the special kids area. Rain date is June 6. Call 366-7060. In case of inclement weather, call 366-7147.

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July 4 Liberty Day
6 p.m.-9 p.m. at the University of Delaware athletic complex.
Enjoy live entertainment, food and carnival games throughout the day, then a spectacular fireworks at dusk. Rain date is July 5 (fireworks only) at dusk. Call 366-7060. In case of inclement weather, call 366-7147.

July 24 Downtown Newark’s Annual Food & Brew Festival
2 p.m.-10 p.m.
Let’s you enjoy special food, beer and more in local restaurants. For information, call 366-7020, or visit newarkfoodandbrewfest.com.

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Sept. 19 Newark Community Day
11 a.m.-4 p.m. on the University of Delaware green near Main Street.
Expect local artists, children’s activities, entertainment and local organizations, which will provide information on their services and products. Rain date is Sept. 26. Call 366-7060.

Sept. 23-30 Newark Film Festival
Newark Cinema Center 3. The first Newark Film Festival, held in 2005, drew 1,200 people. It has since become one of the state’s premier events, attracting more than 5,000 fans of independent films. For more information, visit newarkfilm.com

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Oct. 2 Main Street Mile Fun Run
8 a.m., rain or shine. Call 738-4580.

Oct 3 Annual Taste of Newark
Noon-3 p.m. on the Old College lawn.
Sample fine fare from nearly 40 Newark restaurants and area wine distributors. You must purchase tickets prior to the event. Call 368-2561, or visit eatdowntownnewark.com.

Oct. 24 Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat on Main Street
3 p.m.-5 p.m. For more, call 366-7060.

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Nov. 20 Turkey Trot Fun Run, 10K or 5K
Beginning at 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. in Hadloff Park. For more, call 366-7060

Nov. 26 Black Friday
Shop and dine downtown.

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Dec. 3 Winterfest
6 p.m.-8 p.m. on The Academy Lawn. Rain date is Dec. 4. Call 366-7060.

Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 Wonderful Winter Wednesdays
3 p.m. Shop and dine downtown while taking advantage of special sale prices, entertainment, refreshments and more. Call 366-7030

Dec. 4, 11, 18 Holiday Movie Matinees
11 a.m., Free admission with the donation of a non-perishable food item. Visit enjoydowntownnewark.com. 

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