This week’s Delaware Five features many nautically themed events within the Delaware State Parks. If you’re looking for some fun by the sea, Delaware Seashore park hosts two festivals this weekend.
Those looking for more land-based activities can enjoy an art show and a theatrical performance at Longwood Gardens.
What: 3rd Annual Art and Seafood Festival
When: Friday, 7/30
Where: 39415 Inlet Rd, Rehoboth Beach, 19971
Who: Delaware Seashore State Park
Why: This event highlights local seafood and artists in Rehoboth. Those who attend can expect food, fun and games at the festival in a family friendly atmosphere.
How much: Admission to the event is free.
What: Maritime Heritage Festival
When: Sunday, 7/31 (Noon to 5:00 p.m.)
Where: Indian River Life-Saving Station, 25039 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, 19971
Who: Delaware State Parks
Why: This maritime-themed event has a number of family-oriented activities, including music and storytelling by Matthew Dodd, tours of the Life-Saving Station and sailor-themed face painting.
How much: Admission to the event is $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 4-12. Tickets can be purchased at the event.
What: The Brandywiners, Ltd. presents Kiss Me, Kate!
When: Thursday through Saturday 7/28-30, 8:30 to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Longwood Gardens, Open Air Theater
Who: The Brandywiners
Why: Shakespeare’s story meets Cole Porters music in this American play. The performance takes place at Longwood Gardens in its Open Air Theater,
How much: Tickets for the play are $20 for children and $25 for adults.
What: Appetite for Apparitions. Dinner & Ghosts
When: 7/29, 5:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
Where: Fort Delaware State Park, Delaware City
Who: Delaware State Parks, Crabby Dick’s
Why: This event presents an opportunity to visit Fort Delaware State Park and explore some of the older and spookier sections of the park.
How much: Tickets for the event are $50, which includes dinner.
What: Land and Sea
When: Through 8/3
Where: 520 E. Savannah Road, Lewes
Who: Penninsula Gallery
Why: This exhibition features art from three artists from Delaware, Virginia and Pennsylvania, that illustrates outdoor scenery.
How much: Some paintings are on sale, but admission is free.