Memorial Day Weekend Fun in Wilmington

Plenty of fun reasons to skip the traffic jams and the overcrowded bars and restaurants at the beach this weekend.

Thursday: World Cafe Live at The Queen’s Farewell Show

Come say farewell to World Cafe Live at the Queen with free performances upstairs and down featuring David Bromberg, the 4W5 Blues Jam crew, Sin City, The Headies, The Cameltones, Nik Everett, Kategory 5, Vinyl Shockley, Shytown, Brian LaPann, The Snap, Montana Wildaxe, Joe Trainor and more!

The music goes from 6pm till midnight with crazy cheap drink specials all night long!

Friday: Winterthur After Hours

Explore the Galleries and grounds and enjoy a sunset tram ride around Winterthur’s barns and outbuildings. Husband and wife Indie Folk Pop duo Tino & Ashley perform at this Winterthur After Hours. Collectively and individually, these two have had many notable accomplishments, including: television appearances; performances at world-renowned venues such as Walt Disney Concert Hall and House of Blues & Hotel Café and collaborations with Grammy award-winning writers and performers. *Museum Store open until 8:00 pm.

At 6:15 and 7:15 pm, enjoy a display of vintage Corvettes and a brief talk by Thomas A. Guiler, Ph.D., manager and instructor, Academic Programs, Winterthur Museum, on “America’s Sensational Sports Car: The Corvette in American Culture, 1953–1969 and Beyond.”

Reserve your tickets online for the May 26 Winterthur After Hours or call 302.888.4600.

Saturday: Shake Shack Beer Float at Constitution Yards Beer Garden

All Weekend Long And Memorial Monday enjoy Shake Shack’s vanilla custard with Brooklyn Brewery’s Shackmeister Ale, Custard Floats ($8). A 16-ounce Shackmesiter Ale ($7) and cups of custard ($4-$5) will also be available.

Even sweeter? 15% of Shake Shack sales throughout the weekend will be going to the Food Bank of Delaware, the official charity partner of the Christiana Shake Shack.

Sunday: 7th Annual Wilmo a Go-Go Car Show

Poppycock Tattoo’s springtime throwback event — Wilmo A Go-Go — will return to the Riverfront on Sunday with cars, pin-ups, bands, food and even beard and mustache contests.

Running from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., the seventh annual car show features only vehicles that are 1972 or older.  In addition, there’s a pinup contest to crown the new Miss Wilmo A Go-Go and a $100 prize for the best facial hair for the guys or maybe gals too lol.

Performing bands include Black Flamingos, The Twangabillies, Twitching Witches, The Open Road and Prof Ouch. Food trucks include Mojo Loco, Cajun-Sno, Delaware Provision Company, Kapow, Sweet Josephines and Outlandish.


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