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Here’s Everything to Do Around Delaware This Month

Courtesy of the Delaware Artist Collaboration

Mark your calendar for these incredible art events, festivals and more throughout the First State during August.

Check the events’ websites to stay up to date on cancelations, reschedules and COVID-19-related guidelines.

Through August 21: Get involved at the Delaware Contemporary through a collaborative program with the Delaware Children’s Museum. A variety of exhibitions, activities and events make up Play and are a reflection of its overarching effects of playing, specifically in relation to the local area. Wilmington, decontemporary.org

August 1, 5, 8, 15, 22, 29: Celebrate local artists with the Developing Artist Collaboration. Self-led artist groups come together on Fine Art 1st Friday with themed exhibitions. Plus, every Monday is the Creative Market—shop homemade wares with refreshments and live music. Rehoboth Beach, developingarts.org

Enjoy art, refreshments and live music at the Delaware Artist Collaboration’s Monday Creative Markets. Courtesy of the Delaware Artist Collaboration

August 6: The Wyoming Peach Festival is back, where the fresh, sweet fruit is served in a variety of forms. While indulging, enjoy crafters’ works, vendors, a children’s area and more. Wyoming, wyoming.delaware.gov

August 6: Bring your appetite to the Riverfront during the Wilmington Street Food Festival, where local restaurants and food trucks serve up fun fare at $5 or less. Also enjoy live entertainment, ax throwing, a beer garden, mechanical bull riding, eating contests and more. Wilmington, visitdelaware.com

August 13: Country singer Jimmie Allen returns to his home state to host the second Bettie James Fest at Hudson Fields. Named in tribute to his father James Allen and grandmother Bettie Snead, the music event will include performances by We the Kings, Lainey Wilson, Neon Union, Chayce Beckham, JJ Rupp and Kounty. Allen will headline. Milton, tickettailor.com/events/hudsonfields/690532

August 16–21: Watch the top 70 golf pros from around the globe tee off as the Wilmington Country Club hosts the penultimate event of the PGA Tour’s FedExCup Playoffs at the BMW Championship. Wilmington, bmwchampionship.com

August 20: Nostalgic for Woodstock or bummed you weren’t born yet? Time travel to HippieFest, held at the Causey Mansion Bed and Breakfast, and tune in to music of the ’60s (and ’70s), plus fun food and drink. Turn on to the lawn and chill out. Milford, milforddemuseum.org/event/hippiefest

Jason Lyons’ sculpture is featured at Rehoboth Art League’s 10th Regional Juried Biennial Exhibition. Courtesy of Rehoboth Art League

Beginning August 26: Rehoboth Art League’s newest exhibitions explore elements of the natural world. The 10th Regional Juried Biennial Exhibition showcases works by multiple artists throughout Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Harvest Moon is a juried members’ showcase containing pieces showcasing varied perspectives of the moon, and Zoomorphism: Finding Natural Impressions in Humanized Materials is a collection of Jason Lyons’ mixed-media sculptures interpreting items and shapes from nature. Rehoboth Beach, rehobothartleague.org

Calendar compiled by Meg Ryan

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