This week’s Delaware Five is water-themed, with most of the events taking place at a beach, river or state park.
This weekend sees the City of Seaford celebrates the Nanticoke River Festival, a Sand Castle contest in Dewey Beach and a Pirate Day in Wilmington. Rodney Square also holds the Market Street Book Festival for those who aren’t as nautically inclined.
1. Nanticoke River Festival
When: Friday 7/8 from 4:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday 7/9 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Who: City of Seaford
Where: 414 High Street, Seaford DE 19973
Why: This festival encourages participants to relax on the river and have fun with pageants, food from local vendors and other attractions.
How much: Admission to the event is free, attractions and food prices may vary.
2. 31st Annual Sandcastle Contest at Delaware Seashore State Park
When: 7/9, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Who: Delaware Seashore State Park
Where: 39415 Inlet Road, Dewey Beach, 19971
Why: This event is a great opportunity to go down to Dewey Beach and Seashore State Park. This contest also gives you an opportunity to see interesting sculptures and sand castle designs.
How much: There is no admission or entrance fee for the competition, but state park fees will be charged upon entry.
3. Wilmington Pirate Day
When: 7/9, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Who: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Where: Tubman-Garrett Park 1 S King St. Wilmington, DE
Why: This event provides a great opportunity to visit the Wilmington Riverfront area and see the Kalmar Nyckel and be entertained by pirate themed attractions.
How much: Event admission is free, but prices for food and attractions may vary.
4. Annual Youth Fishing Tournament
When: 7/10, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Who : Bellvue State Park
Where: 800 Carr Road Wilmington, DE
Why: The event will feature young fisherman under the age of 15 competing to win prizes and free lunch for those who are participating in the tournament. The event will take place near Pond #3.
How much: Event admission and entrance is free.
When: 7/9, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Who: Sunlight Book Source
Where: Rodney Square, 10th & Market streets Wilmington , DE
Why: This festival celebrates reading and literature from diverse backgrounds and tradition. The event will also feature live performances, including music and spoken word.
How much: Event admission is free.
1 S King St.