Summer In The Parks



This morning’s program at Tilton Park has been cancelled due to the forecast for rain and potential thunderstorms. We will be back at Tilton on Thursday morning with Wilmington Drama League. Please join us!

We are also cancelling this afternoon’s program at Prices Run due to the rain forecast. Philly Vibe Duo will perform this Thursday, 12:00, at Judy Johnson Park!

FREE Arts Activities

FUN for Kids!

June 16 – August 15 

 The Grand is pleased to announce the return of Wilmington's Summer in the Parks. Last year, we presented 30 different artists/arts organizations in 70 events, serving over 2200 residents throughout the city with FREE arts activities. Now, with the continued support of the City of Wilmington, we are planning for even more FUN with the ARTS! 99 events are scheduled from June 16 through August 15… Look for us in YOUR neighborhood!

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

MONDAY           Barbara Hicks Park (Bradford & B Streets)
TUESDAY          Tilton Park (N. Franklin – W. 7th & 8th Streets)
WEDNESDAY   Tatnall/One Love Park (Tatnall & W. 24th Streets)
THURSDAY      Speakman Playground (BBW Park at E. 30th Street)
FRIDAY             Kosciuszko Park (Sycamore & S. Broom Streets)

Every Weekday Afternoon @ 12-1 PM

MONDAY          Helen Chambers Playground (N. Madison – W. 6th & 7th Streets)
TUESDAY         Prices Run (BBW Park at N. Locust & E. 23rd Streets)
WEDNESDAY  Haynes Park (N. Franklin – W. 30th & 32nd Streets)
THURSDAY     Judy Johnson Park (N. Dupont & W. 3rd Streets)
FRIDAY            Holloway/Compton Park (N. Lombard & E. 7th Streets)

Artists include: Barrel of Makers, Christina Cultural Arts Center, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, Delaware Shakespeare Festival, Delaware Steel, E. Shawn Qaissaunee & The Q Factor, First State Ballet Theatre, Funkfest, GCJ Uniques, Habana Sax, Icon DJs, Illstyle & Peace, Janina's World Music, LaFate Gallery, Minas, Nature Jams, OperaDelaware, Pegasus Trio, Philly Vibe Duo, Pieces of a Dream, Shoestring Productions of Brandywine Valley, Simple Gifts, TAHIRA, Umoja Strings, Wilmington Drama League, Wilmington Trap Stars.

Special Afternoon & Evening Events

WED 6/18   6:30PM    Tilton Park: Habana Sax
WED 6/25   6:30PM   Stapler Park: Diamond State Concert Band
WED 7/2     6:30PM   Woodlawn Flats: Better Than Bacon (comedy improv)
FRI 7/11      7PM         Old Swedes Church: CCAC Faculty Concert
THU 7/17   6PM         Stapler Park: Wilmington Ballet Academy
THU 7/17   6PM         Michaels Playground: Alfie Moss/Dexter Koonce Project
FRI 7/18     3PM         Holloway/Compton Park: Wilmington Children’s Chorus
FRI 7/25     6:30PM   Judy Johnson Park: Fostina Dixon & Winds of Change
THU 7/31   6PM        Haynes Park: Music School of Delaware / IVA
WED 8/6    6:30PM  Prices Run: Atiba & Carib
FRI 8/15     6PM       Union Park Gardens: First State Symphonic Band

All programs/schedules contingent upon weather, subject to change

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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