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5 Music Festivals in Wilmington, DE This Summer

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From jazz and reggae to pop and blues, there is a music festival for everyone this summer in Wilmington, DE! We’ve rounded up all the details so that you won’t miss a beat this summer!

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Clifford Brown Jazz Festival - June 19 - 22 | Rodney Square

Each year, Wilmington, Delaware remembers a brilliant trumpet player, unforgettable composer, and dynamic entertainer whose name and legacy are celebrated at the annual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival. A legend - our legend - whose work offers a moment to laugh, dance, sing, eat, love and experience the ultimate joy music brings. Enjoy live music, family-friendly activities, a block party, and more all for FREE!

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Ladybug Music Festival - July 18 - 19 | Market Street

Celebrating women in music, the Ladybug Festival welcomes over 100 female artists to Market Street. Featuring the 8th annual block party between 2nd and 4th streets on Thursday as well as the first ever "Bug Crawl" with over 60 artists performing at 15 venues along Market Street on Friday. You won’t want to miss this Market Street festival that is completely FREE and open to the public!

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People’s Festival - July 20 | The Queen

The 25th Annual People's Festival kicks off with a street festival at 12pm! Enjoy live music all day indoors and out! It is the mission of People's Festival to bring a world-class Reggae celebration to the community of Wilmington as it was Marley's adopted hometown outside of Jamaica. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Riverfront Blues Festival - August 3-4 | Tubman-Garrett Park

The Riverfront Blues Festival features outstanding live music from across the United States. Blues heads the list but other great musical art forms include Jazz, Americana, Folk, Rockabilly, Rock n Roll, Bluegrass, Funk, and Soul and so much more. This festival is truly a music lover's paradise. Tickets can be purchased here. 

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Pawpaw Folk Festival - August 19 | Blue Ball Barn

The Pawpaw Folk Festival is a family-friendly day that celebrates the natural and cultural resources of Alapocas Run State Park. The star of the festival is a Delaware native tree, the Pawpaw. Visitors can learn more about this little known plant through hikes, informative displays and tastings. The festival will also have folk craft demonstrations, storytelling and musical performances. The festival is free with paid park admission.

A Free Earth Day Celebration in Rodney Square

Celebrate earth Day in Downtown Wilmington

Complimentary plants, free giveaways, food trucks, live music and more. Kick off your Spring by celebrating Earth Day and Arbor Day in Rodney Square during your lunch break on Friday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Never officially celebrated Earth Day and Arbor Day before? Well, this event is the perfect excuse to kick up your love for mother earth!

Come on out and enjoy the beautiful sunshine while listening to live music provided by Acoustic Turnpike and munch on some delicious food from various local food trucks. A variety of vendors will provide easy ways for you to help the planet and there will be free native plant giveaways, first come, first serve. 

As they say, "The early bird catches the worm!" We cannot wait to see you there and celebrate our beautiful planet with you. 

The Wilmington Earth & Arbor Day Celebration is sponsored by the City of Wilmington. Its chief collaborator is the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. For more information on the event, including tips on where to park, click here. 

To be an exhibitor at the event, please register here.

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