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September Events in Delaware

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New Castle County

Arden Fair
Held the Saturday of Labor Day, this 106-year-old tradition offers an antiques market for crafts, as well as games, food and music in the laid-back atmosphere that is Arden.

Brandywine Festival of the Arts
This annual arts festival features hundreds of juried artists exhibiting their unique works at Brandywine Park’s Josephine Gardens in Wilmington. The day includes live music, kids’ activities and food vendors.

Hagley Car Show
View more than 500 antique and restored cars dating from the early 1900s to the 1980s at Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington.

Polish Festival
This annual event held on the Wilmington riverfront features traditional Polish food, music, dancing and a packed midway.

Oktoberfest
The folks at Delaware Saengerbund in Newark serve authentic German foods and beverages. Guests enjoy dancers, music, amusement rides and games. Did we mention beer?

Art on the Green
The New Castle Hundred Lions Club hosts this annual show of arts, crafts and music at Battery Park in New Castle.

Fringe Wilmington Festival
Fringe is an annual celebration of unconventional and experimental art that includes performances, exhibitions, film screenings and a filmmaking competition at venues in downtown Wilmington.

 

Kent County

NASCAR at Dover
International Speedway
The high-banked, one-mile racing oval plays host to three different NASCAR series races during the three-day weekend. Hit the casino after the race.

Riverwalk Freedom Festival
This three-day event along the Mispillion River is Milford’s largest annual outdoor festival. Downtown gets patriotic with a boat parade, 5K events, contests, vendors and a talent competition.

 

Sussex County

Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral
Bid farewell to summer during this quirky tradition held on the boardwalk each Labor Day.

Bethany Boardwalk Arts Festival
More than 100 fine artists display and sell their work. A silent auction is also held.

Nanticoke Powwow
Held in Millsboro each September, the powwow is a glimpse of our bygone native culture, as well as traditions from tribes across the country. Enjoy fry bread and chicken along with music and dancing.

Dewey Beach Music Conference and Festival
The festival features 150 bands playing at various venues.

Elvis Festival
More than 20 Elvis tribute artists share two stages at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach.

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