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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.

Celebrate the Superbowl in Wilmington, DE!

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Looking to beat the crazy crowds and still have an amazing time? Celebrate the Superbowl on February 4th in Downtown Wilmington, DE! Here are four places to choose from! 

Two fun gathering places that also have delicious food and creative drinks are pairing up for the ultimate party! Ernest & Scott Taproom and Chelsea Tavern are hosting a Superbowl Sunday Bash complete with excellent food and drink specials including:

  • All 56 taps JUST $3 per beer! 
  • All Appetizers 1/2 PRICED! 
  • 10 New 55" Flat Screens in time for the big game Ernest & Scott Taproom !

Check out the Facebook Event here. 

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Love to enjoy all of the Superbowl appetizers and food on the game day to celebrate? The Queen is hosting a Big Game Watch Party showcasing their massive screen and featuring an all you can eat buffet for only $32! Beer fans rejoice as well as there will be a variety of craft beer on tap to suit everyone's tastes. The event starts at 5 PM at 500 N Market Street! Click here for the Facebook Event and to purchase tickets.

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Fat Rick's BBQ Fan? Who isn't!! For only $15 at Theatre N at 1007 N Orange Street join in their Super Bowl Food Package which includes pulled pork and brisket sandwiches from Fat Rick's BBQ with a side of cole slaw, chips and a soft drink.

Additional regular movie theater concessions will be available for purchase, along with soft drinks, beer and wine. Click here to register. 

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Dance the Night Away this October at Merchant Bar!

Photo Credit:  Onlyinyourstate.com

Photo Credit: Onlyinyourstate.com

We all know that Merchant Bar on Market Street in Wilmington has an incredible atmosphere, delectable (and gorgeous) drinks, as well as an amazing menu. Did you also know it is one of the hottest spots in town to get your groove on? 

These next few weekends, make it a point to stop in! The following events will be taking place: 

  • Saturday 10.7 DJ Zip
  • Friday 10.13 Theme Night
  • Saturday 10.28 Fantasy Night

Headed to a concert at The Queen? Merchant Bar is the perfect place for an after party....it is located right next door! 

To keep up with all of Merchant Bar's upcoming theme nights and dance parties...be sure to follow them on Facebook! 

Photo Credit:  VisitWilmington.com

Photo Credit: VisitWilmington.com