August events calendar for Delaware: arts and entertainment

Bellevue Concert Series
Thru Aug. 26 Make your way to Bellevue State Park on Sunday and Thursday nights for blues, jazz, swing and big band music. 761-6965,

Lewes Summer Music
Thru Aug. 28 From concert bands to rock bands, Tuesday nights at Stango Park in Lewes are for music-lovers. 645-8073,

Milton Concert Series 
Thru Aug. 29 Enjoy free live music in Milton Memorial Park every Wednesday at 7 p.m. 684-1101,

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Shipyard Summer Concert Series
Thru Aug. 30 Free music on Thursday nights at Dravo Plaza includes jazz, country, blues and other stylings. 425-4890,

Delaware Bay Maritime History Tour
Mondays thru Aug. Take a history tour of the Delaware Bay while aboard the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.

editor’s pick Movies and Music on the Riverwalk  
Wednesdays thru Aug. Live music alternates with family movies at the Milford Public Library Amphitheater.

Hagley Bike and Hike
Wednesdays thru Aug. 29 Bike or stroll through the Hagley Museum grounds on Wednesdays from 5-8 p.m. Bring a picnic or dine at the Belin House Organic Café. 658-2400,

Spark Summer Music Series
Thursdays thru Aug. Hear original music at bars throughout Wilmington, Newark and the beach.

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Bethany Farmers Market
Sundays thru Sept. 2 Stroll through the market on Sundays from 8 a.m.-noon at Garfield Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue.

editor’s pick UD Marine Sciences Tours
Thru Sept. 7 Enjoy free tours of the Lewes campus on Tuesdays and Fridays. Register the day prior. 645-4346

Lighthouse Tours
Thru Sept. 8 Depart from Lewes to tour the Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse on select Saturdays. 645-8073,

Bellevue Lunchtime Concert Series
Thru Sept. 26 Bring your lunch and hear a different performer every other Wednesday at Bellevue State Park. 761-6965,

Historic Lewes Farmers Market  
Thru Sept. 29 This producer-only farmers market provides fresh, local foods every Saturday morning at the Lewes Historical Society complex. 664-1436,

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Rehoboth Farmers Market
Thru Oct. 23 More than 30 vendors sell vegetables, fruit, cheeses, meats, prepared foods, baked goods, flowers and other goodies at Grove Park every Tuesday, noon-4 p.m.

Cool Spring Farmers Market
Thru Oct. 25 Find produce, baked goods, fish, grass-fed meats and other specialty items on Thursdays at Cool Spring Reservoir Park in Wilmington.

Milford Farmers Market
Saturdays thru Oct. 27 Head to the riverwalk to see what’s in store.

editor’s pick Andrew Wyeth Studio Tours
Thru Nov. 18 Tours of the artist’s Chadds Ford studio take place Tuesday through Sunday. (610) 388-2700,

Battery Park Concert Series
Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22 Pack up your blankets and chairs and head to Battery Park in New Castle for a free evening of music. 898-4072,

All Saints Antiques Show
Aug. 2-5 A diverse group of exhibitors sets up shop at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center.

editor’s pick Riverfront Blues Festival
Aug. 3-5 Catch Maria Muldaur, The Nighthawks, the Brooks Family Blues Dynasty and others at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park in Wilmington.

Peach Ice Cream Day
Aug. 4 The peach is queen for a day at Fifer Orchards in Camden-Wyoming along with live music.

editor’s pick Sandcastle Contest
Aug. 4 More than 100 teams and 800-plus participants get creative at Fisherman’s Beach at the north end of the Rehoboth boardwalk. 227-2233,

Lewes Antiques Show
Aug. 4 The Lewes Historical Society’s event features antique dealers from the Mid-Atlantic region. 645-7670,

Wyoming Peach Festival
Aug. 4 Enjoy a parade, vendors, kids’ activities and a peach dessert contest. 697-3587,

Vendor Blender
Aug. 4 Enjoy fine art, local handcrafted items and fun for the kids at Groome United Methodist Church in Lewes. 250-1740,

Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair
Aug. 4-5 More than 200 craftspeople exhibit at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
Aug. 4-Oct. 28 Get a big taste of Elizabethan life on weekends and Labor Day Monday at Mount Hope Estate and Winery in Manheim.

Softball World Series
Aug. 5-11 Girls from the United States and around the world take the field at the Lower Sussex Little League Complex in Roxana.

Concert by the Canal
Aug. 10 Live music at Lewes Canalfront Park features The Martini Brothers. 644-0108

Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival
Aug. 10-11 The two-day multicultural celebration moves to the Seaford Sports Complex this year. 628-1908,

Delaware Lighthouse Festival
Aug. 11 This inaugural event at the Lewes Terminal of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry features exhibits, tours, entertainment, food, drink, vendors and kids’ activities.

editor’s pick Fireworks and Fountains
Aug. 11 And music! This display at Longwood Gardens is set to rock and pop from the ’80s. (610) 388-1000,

Watermelon Festival
Aug. 11 Have fun with watermelon-eating and seed-spitting contests, crafts, raffles and free watermelon samples at the Rehoboth Beach Museum. 227-7310,

Second Saturday Art Walk
Aug. 11 Stop by each of MOSAIC’s Rehoboth art galleries for a reception from 6-9 p.m.

Outdoor Fine Art and Craft Show
Aug. 11-12, 18-19 More than 100 artists and artisans exhibit work for sale on the Rehoboth Art League grounds. Enjoy refreshments available for purchase, music and children’s entertainment, too. 227-8408,

editor’s pick Philadelphia Folk Festival
Aug. 17-19 Schwenksville, Pa., welcomes Mary Chapin Carpenter, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, John Hiatt, Trombone Shorty and others. (215) 247-1300,

Middletown Peach Festival
Aug. 18 This event boasts a peach pie contest, a parade, crafts, music, food, games and local art. 378-7466,

August Quarterly
Aug. 19-26 This African American festival includes revivals, parades, children’s events, music, crafts, fashion shows, vendors, food, and the Gospel Explosion. Various venues, Wilmington,

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