June events calendar for Delaware: arts and entertainment

Spring Concert Series
Thursdays thru June 21 Check out the tunes Thursdays in June at 7 p.m. on the Academy Lawn in Newark. enjoydowntownnewark.com

editor’s pick Delaware By Hand Trunk Show
June 1 View and purchase works by the Biggs Museum’s artist members. 674-2111, biggsmuseum.org

Trolley Bazaar
June 1 The Delaware Center for Horticulture hosts a one-night show of folk art, fine art and crafts. 658-6262, thedch.org

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UD Alumni Weekend
June 1-3 All Blue Hens, friends and families are invited to enjoy a weekend full of UD programs and events in Newark. udel.edu/alumniweekend

NASCAR Race Weekend
June 1-3 Catch the NASCAR action at Dover International Speedway. 1131 N. Dupont Hwy., doverspeedway.com

editor’s pick Discover The DCH Month
June 1-30 Soak up garden tours, social events, workshops and family fun at the Delaware Center for Horticulture. 658-6262, thedch.org

Newark Day
June 2 Formerly known as Newark Nite, this family-friendly event takes place in the midst of Alumni Weekend. enjoydowntownnewark.com

Longwood Wine and Jazz Festival
June 2 Hear jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves and others, and enjoy fine wines and local fare amid the gardens. (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org

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Bonsai Show
June 2-3 See a selection of bonsai, ornamental trees and shrubs, and meet with members of the Brandywine Bonsai Society in the Brandywine River Museum courtyard. (610) 388-2700, www.brandywinemuseum.org

Garden Party & Open House
June 4 Savor food from Sprout Gourmet and wine tastings from Moore Brothers at The Delaware Center for Horticulture. 658-6262, thedch.org

editor’s pick Greek Festival
June 5-9 The fest is sticking to the five-day plan this year, meaning more homemade Greek goodies, music, dance and activities for all at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Wilmington. holytrinitywilmington.org

Garden Party
June 6 Enjoy a bash in the Dutch House gardens, hosted by the New Castle Historical Society. 322-2794, newcastlehistory.org

Progressive Dinner & Private Gardens Tour
June 7 Mark the 30th anniversary of the City Gardens Contest, visiting some of the best gardens in Wilmington. 658-6262, thedch.org

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Uncorked! Wine Tasting at Winterthur
June 8 Wine tastings, food pairings and a tour of “Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition” fill a Friday evening at Winterthur. winterthur.org

Special Olympics Summer Games
June 8-9 Athletes and unified partners compete in six sports over two days at UD in Newark. 831-4653, sode.org

June 9 Paul Cullen brings his soft jazz and his private label Sonata Wine to the party on the lawn of the Biggs Museum in Dover. biggsmuseum.org

Separation Day
June 9 Celebrate Delaware’s independence from Britain with a parade, vendors, rides, food, a concert and fireworks in historic New Castle. 322-9802, newcastlecity.net

editor’s pick Shady Grove Music Fest
June 9 Experience local talent and original music in the Arden woods at this family-friendly event. 2126 The Highway, Arden, 475-3126, ardenclub.org

Brandywine Food & Wine Festival
June 9 Join the wineries of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail along with food vendors, local artisans and musicians at the Myrick Conservation Center near West Chester. bvwinetrail.com

Ronald McDonald House Birthday
June 10 A cookout, moon bounce, games, pony rides and Ronald McDonald are part of the House’s 21st anniversary. 656-4847, rmhde.org

editor’s pick St. Anthony’s Italian Festival
June 10-17 It’s a week of rides, games, and authentic Italian food and festivities as this ever-popular Wilmington event celebrates the spirit of Sicily. stanthonysfestival.com

Delmarva Chicken Festival
June 15-16 The chicken festival flies the coop this year, but doesn’t go too far. Find your finger lickin’ fun in Salisbury, Md. (800) 878-2449, dpichicken.org

June Jam
June 16 The Lionel Young Band headlines this year’s jam at G&R Campground in Houston. Delaware faves Johnny Neel and Lower Case Blues also perform. junejam.com

editor’s pick Clifford Brown Jazz Festival
June 18-23 Check out local and national talent at this free outdoor music festival at Rodney Square in Wilmington. 576-3095, cliffordbrownjazzfest.com

Ladies Night Out
June 21 This new series at the Chaddsford Winery takes place the third Thursday of every month. (610) 388-6221, chaddsford.com

African-American Festival
June 23 Cultural and artistic experiences featuring food, music, dancing, vendors and shopping are highlighted on Legislative Mall. 736-0101, icclarts.org

Camden House & Garden Tour
June 23 This year the Friends of Historic Camden focus on “Exploring Our History” and feature the Manor House at Brecknock Park. Other activities include Civil War re-enactors and an encampment. historiccamdende.org

Brandywine Big Bang BBQ Weekend
June 30-July 1 Get a jump on July 4 festivities with an outdoor picnic including live music, BBQ for purchase and an outdoor wine bar at the Chaddsford Winery. (610) 388-6221, chaddsford.com


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