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Concerts Galore in Wilmington, DE this Summer

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If you are a big music fan you are in luck, downtown Wilmington, DE is bursting with concerts and music festivals this summer. We have all the details so you can plan your schedule accordingly.

Bromberg's Big Noise Music Festival Tubman Garrett Riverfront Park

Big Noise Festival

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2018 DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

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Free and open to the public, more information can be found here.

The People's Festival 4 Peace Tribute to Bob Marley

 The People’s STREET Festival will be FREE to the public for the first time in 24 years, thanks to our collaboration with Live Nation!

The People’s STREET Festival will be FREE to the public for the first time in 24 years, thanks to our collaboration with Live Nation!

The People’s STREET Festival will be FREE to the public for the first time in 24 years, thanks to the Delaware Art Museum's collaboration with Live Nation! Complete with a concert within The Queen and a street festival outside, enjoy the works of Jamaica’s Queen of Reggae, ETANA , The Iconic Meditation Band and Ska phenomena; Hip Abduction.

Tickets on sale soon here. 

A Beer Garden, Live Music, Food Trucks and Vendors Bring Together the Brandywine Village and Old Brandywine Village Communities

Brandywine Village Block Party

Brandywine Village Market will be held each Wednesday, beginning June 6th through August 29th, in the Brandywine Mills Plaza (18th St at Market & Superfine Lane to 19th Street, pocket park) from 4pm-7pm.

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The Village Market will feature produce, local musicians, arts & crafts vendors, food trucks, a beer garden, and tons of FUN for the community. 

Weekly Special Activities Include the Following:

June 6: Watersign Blues 

June 20: White Clay Tributary

June 11: Pdub - DJ.

June 20: Urban Bikes Complimentary Tune-ups.

July 19: Noelle.

July 20: BVSPCA Adopt-a-Pet.

August 8: Wilmington Travelling Zoo. 

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Celebrating 30 Years of Unifying Musical Magic... The DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

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Declared the largest free music festival on the East Coast, The DuPont Clifford Brown Festival turns 30 this year and will be taking place in Rodney Square June 17th through 24th. 

Fun for the entire family, grab your favorite lawn chairs and enjoy the sweet tunes from some of the nations greatest jazz performers. This cultural experience was once called Jazzin' on the Square, but was renamed to honor the jazz trumpeter and Wilmingtonian Clifford Brown, who passed away in 1956 at the young age of 25.

The festival is another example of Wilmington's devotion to celebrating the arts and making it accessible to everyone. The concert has always been complimentary to the public. 

For those attending from out of town, a parking map is available here. 

The 2018 line up is extra spectacular in celebration of the event's big birthday with the legendary Brian McKnight performing. The schedule will be as follows below. 

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Block Parties, Jazz Nights and More at the Rock Lot this Summer

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Thanks to the Wilmington Renaissance Corporation's Creative District initiative the revitalization is moving westward of Market Street and the LOMA district. Neighborhoods are truly blossoming.

The Creative District encompasses the area bounded by Fourth, Ninth, Market and Washington Streets. Within this district, at 305 W. 8th Street there is a gem of a place called the Rock Lot. This beautiful artistic cove is designed to bring the local community together. Join us for a variety of complimentary events at the Rock Lot this summer:

Leading up to the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, the Creative District Wilmington is teaming up with Market Street Music to bring well-known jazz musicians to the green space in the heart of the district.

A community lending library is coming to The Rock Lot and in order to celebrate its opening, we’ve invited Bryce Bullock, nine-year-old comic book creator and author, to read his latest work!

 

Rock lot activities

While kids are home on summer break, Creative District Wilmington partners up with the Wilmington Public Library and members of the community to host a series of reading events at the Rock Lot.

Host Christian Wills, the creative mind behind Sweet Jams!, the spoken word nights at UDairy Creamery’s Market Street location, is bringing OutSpoken! to the Rock Lot! The spoken word nights are open-mic events and the public is invited to participate!

Join Chris Devany of ASCAB Capoeira Delaware at the Rock Lot to experience an interactive session of this creative 16th-century art form.

 

Enjoy an evening of food, fun and fellowship. All are welcome. (Grown and prepared by William Penn High School culinary students.)

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Special Gifts and Experiences for Mom this Mother's Day in Wilmington

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Looking to wow you mom this Mother's Day? Look no further, our gift guide is full of ideas from experiences to unique gifts that will make this Mother's Day unforgettable. 

Experiences

Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport

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Photo Credit: @Reverberations

If mom loves history, gardening, or beautiful homes she will appreciate time with you exploring some of the best Delaware has to offer. Experience 12 amazing attractions at one incredible price with the Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport. 

High Tea at the Legendary HOTEL DU PONT

High Tea Hotel DU PONT

Showcasing specially created tea blends inspired by Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Estate, Nemours Mansion and Gardens and other neighboring Brandywine Valley museums, mansions, and gardens, take your mom back in time and linger with her while enjoying specialty tea, deserts and sandwiches in the recently renovated Green Room.

Make a Terrarium that will Remind Mom of You

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Hang out with mom and make her a gift that will continue to grow! The Delaware Contemporary Museum of Art is hosting a terrarium making class suitable for gardeners of all ages.

The Gift that Keeps on Giving- A Market Street Books Subscription

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Photo Credit: @MarketStreetBooks

There is nothing quite like the experience of diving into a good book. Market Street Book Club makes it even sweeter with a treat and savory tea with each carefully selected book. This is certainly the ultimate gift for any bookworm. 

Gift Ideas

A Stylish Gift from Trudy 

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Photo Credit: @Trudy_DE

If mom is a fashionista or you are and want to help her become one, the new story in Trolley, Trudy has something perfectly quirky and beautiful just for her.

Beautiful Bling from Morgan's of Delaware

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Photo Credit: @MorgansOfDelaware

Known for styling Delaware's elite, Morgan's of Delaware located right on Market Street also features beautiful jewelry your mom will treasure.

Cosmic Rose Tea from Brew HA HA

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Photo Credit: @BrewHaHaCafe

 

Encourage your mom to take some precious time for herself with Cosmic Rose & Dreamers Sympathy herbal tea blends from Brew HA HA!

Vintage Items from Spaceboy Clothing

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If your mom cannot get enough of antiques or vintage items, head into Spaceboy Clothing for an item she won't be able to find anywhere else!

Share what you ended up buying mom in Wilmington, DE by tagging us @downtownwilmde you may even become instafamous!