This week’s Delaware Five focuses on the Fourth of July holiday and our national legacy. Firework displays will be present throughout the area on Tuesday. The Kalmar Nyckel, a historical ship docked in Wilmington will also begin giving tours of the Christiana River. The First State Heritage Park will also have its monthly First Saturdays event this weekend, which gives you a chance to experience the park and some of the state’s history. Finally, on Thursday, the Freeman Stage hosts a group of Celtic entertainers, which might break from the patriotic theme, but may be worth your consideration.
When: Tuesday, 7/4, Times vary
Who: Cities of Delaware
Why: Fourth of July fireworks are always a great spectacle, and the four cities listed above are sure to entertain yourself and anyone you might bring with you. Most of the events also include live music or entertainment. Click the links above to find out more about each specific event.
How much: Firework viewing is always free, but attractions around the events may vary.
Sailing on the Kalmar Nyckel
When: Ship opens up for sailing on 7/3, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for afternoon sails, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for night sails.
Where: Riverfront Wilmington
Who: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Why: If you’ve ever been to the Riverfront, you’ve surely seen the Kalmar Nyckel, a colonial era ship that is almost permanently docked. But beginning on Monday, you can ride it though the river.
How much: $35 for adults, $20 for children under 17.
“Mad Chad” Taylor the Chainsaw Juggler at the Blue Rocks
When: 7/1, at 7:05
Where: Frawley Stadium, Wilmington
Who: Wilmington Blue Rocks
Why: The Wilmington Blue Rocks usually offer a variety of entertainment, but an appearance by a Guinness World Record holder who can juggle chainsaws is something you certainly don’t hear about (or recommend doing) every day. Attendees who stay after the game can see a fireworks display as well.
How much: Seats range from $6 for general admission seating to $10 for box seats.
Celtic Night at The Freeman Stage with The Hunt Family
When: Thursday, 7/7 at 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: 31570 Lakeview Drive, Selbyville, DE 19975
Who: The Freeman Stage at Bayside
Why: The Hunt Family is an internationally recognized band of step-dancers, fiddlers and singers who perform Celtic music along with country and rock music, as well.
How much: The event is free.
When: Saturday, 7/2 at 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: 102 S. State St, Dover, DE 19901
Why: First Saturdays in the First State gives Delawareans an opportunity to visit First State Park and appreciate the park and the history within. Special tours and programs are located at different attractions within the park, such as the Governors House at Woodburn.
How much: Admission to all sites and programs is free, except where noted.