The annual community event, formerly known as “Newark Nite,” that hosts 30,000 people becomes a daytime celebration this year on Saturday, June 1st from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The rain date is Sunday, June 2nd from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
As is tradition, Main Street is closed to traffic and pedestrians take over. The street is filled with live music and performances, arts and crafts, great food, shopping, games, and children’s activities. Restaurants and stores on Main Street are open during the event and many have booths on Main Street just for the event.
The springtime celebration began in 1986 to bring the community together to welcome summer. It helps reacquaint people with businesses and restaurants in Newark as well as offering the once a year opportunity to walk down the center of Main Street.
Main Street will be closed to traffic beginning at 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. the day of the event to allow enough time for vendor set up and tear down. Pets are not comfortable in the heat and crowds of large events, so for their safety and the safety of those attending the event, please leave your pets at home.
For cancellation information, please call (302) 366-7147.
City of Newark
New Castle County
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