Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Delaware: Willmington Festivals

(August 30 & 31, 2014)
The August Quarterly—or Big Quarterly—has the distinction of being the country’s  longest-running African American heritage festival.  The festival has evolved from a one-day meeting into a week-long celebration of religious freedom commemorating the founding of the Union Church of African Members by Peter Spencer in 1813.  This year’s celebration climaxes on August  30 and 31 with a parade, citywide Sunday service and afternoon festivities at Tubman Garret Park in Wilmington’s Riverfront.

Arden Fair
(August 30, 2014; Rain date is August 31, 2014)
The Arden Fair is a time honored tradition in the Brandywine Valley.  Held on the Saturday before Labor Day on the Arden Gild Hall property in North Wilmington, it draws over one hundred twenty vendors offering hand-made crafts and jewelry and fifty antique and flea market dealers.  The day-long event features music in the grove, food, drink amusement rides and children’s games.

 The Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau

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