Summer In The Parks



FREE Arts Activities

FUN for Kids!

June 15 – August 13


The Grand is pleased to announce the return of Wilmington's Summer in the Parks. Starting Monday, June 15, we will present 9 weeks of free arts activities for kids of all ages in neighborhoods across the City of Wilmington – PLUS special evening events for families to come out and enjoy together!


Every Weekday Morning @ 9:30-10:30 AM


Prices Run (BBW Park at N. Locust & E. 23rd Streets)


Woodlawn Park (4th & Ferris Streets)


Tilton Park (N. Franklin – W. 7th & 8th Streets)


Speakman Playground (BBW Park at E. 30th Street)


Holloway/Compton Park (N. Lombard & E. 7th Streets)


Every Weekday Afternoon @ 12-1 PM


Helen Chambers Playground (N. Madison & W. 6th Streets)


Barbara Hicks Park (Bradford & B Streets)


Kosciuszko Park (Sycamore & S. Broom Streets)


Judy Johnson Park (N. Dupont & W. 3rd Streets)


Haynes Park (N. Franklin – W. 30th & 32nd Streets)


Artists include: Alfie Moss, DCCA, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Shakespeare Festival, E. Shawn Qaissaunee & The Q Factor, First State Ballet Theatre, GCJ Uniques, Griots Wa Umoja, Icon DJ, Illstyle & Peace, IVA, Janina Williams, Jill Carpenter, Matson Run Pickers, Minas, Native Arcade, Nature Jams, OperaDelaware, Pegasus Trio, Philly Vibe Duo, Pieces of a Dream, TAHIRA, Wilmington Drama League.



Evening Events:

WED 7/1          6-7pm             Tilton Park (N. Franklin – W. 7th & 8th Streets)
PCK Art Collective presents a community-wide painting party.

WED 7/8          6-7pm             Michaels Playground (Browntown @ Wright & Stroud Streets)
Alfie Moss & the Dexter Koonce Project present the best of jazz, R&B, blues, Caribbean, Motown and contemporary music.

WED 7/15        6-7pm             Old Swedes Church (N. Church & Lord Streets)
Christina Cultural Arts Center’s faculty (Darnell Miller, Music Director) presents “A Tribute to the Isley Brothers.”

FRI 7/17          6-7pm             Stapler Park (W. 16th & N. Union Streets)
Wilmington Ballet Academy of the Dance presents a ballet class demonstration and a performance of classic ballet excerpts.

WED 7/22        6-7pm             Old Swedes Church (N. Church & Lord Streets)
Christina Cultural Arts Center’s Raye Jones Avery & Guardians of Stolen Art presents “Remembering the Ancestors Through Song, Dance & Poetry.”

WED 7/29        6-7:30pm        Union Park Gardens (S. Bancroft Pkwy. & Sycamore Street)
Diamond State Chorus, Sweet Adelines International & Diamond State Concert Band present a full concert of barbershop style singing, plus marches, show tunes, and more.

THU 7/30        6-7:30pm        Haynes Park (N. Franklin – W. 30th & 32nd Streets)
Music School of Delaware presents a variety of classical music selections performed by young Suzuki students (ages 4-8!) followed by a repeat performance of CCAC/Darnell Miller’s “A Tribute to the Isley Brothers.”

WED 8/5          6-7pm             Judy Johnson Park (N. Dupont & W. 3rd Streets)
Fostina Dixon with New Blend presents her unique saxophone and vocal style combining jazz, R&B, and soul.

WED 8/12        6-7:30pm        Stapler Park (16th Street – N. Bancroft Pkwy. & Union St.)
First State Symphonic Band presents a Music Discovery event – get to know the musicians and learn how to conduct! – followed by a full band concert.



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Sponsored by the City of Wilmington.
Produced by The Grand Opera House.



Additional support provided by:

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Check out these special events for more arts and culture around Wilmington

4th of July Celebration on the Riverfront
Art on the Town
Art Studio of New Castle County
Cool Spring Farmers Market
Downtown Farmers Market
DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival
Old Brandywine Village Concerts
Riverfront Blues Festival
Rockwood Mansion, Museum & Park
See You Outside, Delaware!
State Parks Concerts
Wilmington Library
Woodlawn Library






Pamelyn Manocchio
  • Director of Community Engagement
Sana Bell
  • Community Events Associate