FREE Arts Activities
FUN for Kids!
June 15 – August 13, 2015



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

  • MONDAY ... Prices Run (BBW Park at N. Locust & E. 23rd Streets)
  • TUESDAY ... Woodlawn Park (4th & Ferris Streets)
  • WEDNESDAY ... Tilton Park (N. Franklin – W. 7th & 8th Streets)
  • THURSDAY ... Speakman Playground (BBW Park at E. 30th Street)
  • FRIDAY ... Holloway/Compton Park (N. Lombard & E. 7th Streets)

Every Weekday Afternoon @ 12-1 PM

  • MONDAY ... Helen Chambers Playground (N. Madison & W. 6th Streets)
  • TUESDAY ... Barbara Hicks Park (Bradford & B Streets)
  • WEDNESDAY ... Kosciuszko Park (Sycamore & S. Broom Streets)
  • THURSDAY ... Judy Johnson Park (N. Dupont & W. 3rd Streets)
  • FRIDAY ... 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.

  • All programs/schedules contingent upon weather, subject to change.

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

    Additional support provided by:

    The Wilmington Parking Authority