New Castle County
Holy Trinity Church Greek Festival
Enjoy five days of homemade Greek goodies like moussaka and pasticcio, along with music, dance and activities at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Wilmington.
St. Anthony’s Italian Festival
Celebrate the spirit of Sicily during this week-long festival in Wilmington’s Little Italy. From sausage and pepper sandwiches to cannoli, the Italian fare is authentic, and there’s plenty of it. There are rides for the kids and live music for all.
Clifford Brown Jazz Festival
This fest honors native son “Brownie,” who jammed with cool cats like Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Rollins before the trumpeter was killed in a car accident in 1956. Free concerts in Wilmington’s Rodney Square feature some of the hottest—meaning coolest—musicians on the scene. Wynton Marsalis has been a headliner.
This event, known as Positively Dover, is held on the fourth Saturday in June on Legislative Mall in Dover. The festival celebrates culture and artistic experiences through food, music, dancing and vendors.
Firefly Music Festival
Last year’s inaugural event was a great start for this new summer tradition. Firefly offers three days of musical performances by more than 40 popular rock acts, as well as dining options and interactive entertainment in the woods near Dover International Speedway.
Delmarva Chicken Festival
This event changes sites from year-to-year (this year it’s in Snow Hill, Md.), but one thing is constant—chickens rule. The giant frying pan is famous.