Newark, Delaware: 2012 Community Events Calendar

From Newark Day to July 4 fireworks to Winterfest, Newark is well-known for its family-friendly festivals and other happenings.


June 1-21: Spring Concerts on Academy Lawn every Thursday, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., corner of Academy and Main streets
June 2: Newark Day, noon-5 p.m. (Rain date is June 3.), Main Street


July 4: Fireworks celebration, 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m. Fireworks start at dusk. (Rain date is July 5.), University of Delaware Athletic Complex
July 28: Downtown Newark’s Annual Food & Brew Fest, 2 p.m.-10 p.m., Downtown Newark, Main Street and Elkton Road


TBA: Newark Film Festival, Newark Cinema Center 3
Sept. 16: Community Day, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Rain date is Sept. 23.), the University of Delaware Green
Sept. 30: Annual Taste of Newark, noon-3 p.m., Old College lawn at University of Delaware

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Oct. 6: Main Street Mile, 8 a.m., Main Street
Oct. 6: Fall Community Cleanup, 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Locations are determined by the parks and recreation department, but it takes place in parks and around the city.
Oct. 28: Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat on Main Street, 3 p.m.-5 p.m.


Nov. 17: Turkey Trot, 10K starts at 9 a.m., 5K starts at 10:15 a.m., Handloff Park
Nov. 23: Black Friday, Downtown Newark


Dec. 1-22: Holiday Movie Matinee on Saturdays starting at 11 a.m., Newark Cinema Center 3
Dec. 7: Winterfest, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. (Rain date is Dec. 8.), Academy Lawn

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