Festivals, Food and Fun: Newark is a Happening Place
If you want to see and be seen, then head to Newark, where the streets are alive with activities and special events.
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June 4-June 25 Spring Concert on the Academy Lawn
Every Thursday beginning at 7 p.m., Enjoy performances by groups like Chapel Street Junction, The Hook, Penny and the Pineapple People, and the Steve Lewis Big Band. Call 366-7060.
June 6 Newark Nite
5 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Main Street; rain date is June 7, 2:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Newark Nite, in its 25th year, is Kay Snelling’s favorite downtown event. “I get to see all the locals, and it’s fun,” says Snelling, who owns Gecko Fashions on Main Street. “It’s a throwback to when I was a kid; it’s like going to a big block party.” The event features all the old favorites: carnival games, children’s activities, live music on three stages, strolling entertainers, food and craft vendors. Businesses get into the spirit by opening their doors during the event. For more, call 366-7060. In case of inclement weather, call 366-7147.
July 4 Liberty Day Celebration
4 p.m.-9 p.m., University of Delaware Athletic Complex; rain date is July 5 (fireworks only).
Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy live entertainment, fine art and homemade craft booths, a children’s area, food and carnival games throughout the day. Fireworks begin at dusk (between 9 and 9:30 p.m.) There’s plenty of free parking. For more information, call 366-7060.
July 25 Downtown Newark’s Food & Brew Festival
2 p.m.-10 p.m., In honor of American Beer Month, Newark celebrates craft beer and the food that goes with it. Attendees enjoy brew-tastings—paired with local restaurants’ fare—live music and conversations with brewers. Last year, the event featured 12 restaurants, 17 breweries and more than 40 beer varieties. The city has added the Hops and Shops Sidewalk Sale Extravaganza, which begins at noon. There is free parking, both at metered spots and in the municipal lots. For information, call 366-7030 or 655-6483, or visit www.newarkfoodandbrewfest.com.
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