|Wednesday Night Summer Concerts in Battery Park*
Free to the public, this is always the summer’s hottest ticket!
Each week features a different music group.
Outdoor Antique Show*
Last Sunday in August
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Quality dealers from around the country will offer a variety of treasures including Americana, Folk Art, Furniture, Paintings, Prints, Decorative Accessories, Jewelry, Silver, Porcelains, and Lots More. This outdoor show held in Battery Park is sponsored by the Visitor’s Bureau. For more information call 434.361.1770 or go to www.wheretobuyantiques.com.
Art on the Green*
Fourth Saturday in September
Annual Arts & Crafts Show in Historic New Castle Delaware
Art on the Green is an annual Art & Craft Show in Historic New Castle Delaware
Started in 1970, it is the 4th Saturday in September, in Battery Park, on the scenic Delaware River.
Sponsored by the New Castle Hundred Lions Club. For more information visit www.artonthegreende.net
First Saturday in October
The annual River Towns Ride & Festival was converted into a recreational ride-only event for 2020 due to Covid-19. Riders will visit the historic riverfronts of New Castle, Delaware City and Wilmington, earning medals based on distance completed.
Go to www.rivertownsfestival.com for more information.
Oak Knoll Book Fest is the first Saturday and Sunday in October (in even numbered years.) For details call (302) 328-7232. www.oakknoll.com/fest
Hauntings in History: Ghostly Walking Tours of Old New Castle
Fridays & Saturdays in October
Hauntings in History Walking Tours
If you are brave enough to explore the darker side of New Castle’s history, then join the New Castle Historical Society this October for a journey into New Castle’s supernatural side. You will be guided through New Castle’s darkened streets and alleyways where you will hear macabre tales of hauntings, Victorian death & funeral customs, and crime & punishment that span the almost 370-year history of this Delaware River town.
Don’t forget to Shop Small
Shop small this Saturday, November 28th and all season long. Our local shops have a wide variety of unique gifts, including our museum shops. Our restaurants and services offer gift certificates, which are always a great gift.
Arasapha Wreath Making Workshops: Help decorate Historic New Castle for the Holidays.
Every year, Arasapha members and volunteers participate in a beloved New Castle tradition: decorating all-natural wreaths that adorn the Historic District during the holiday season.
You can help decorate the wreaths, or make one for your own home for only $25. No talent or experience needed! Stop by whenever you can, and they will show you what to do. Just bring garden clippers. Arasapha also needs donations of evergreen clippings from local backyards. For more information, including our social distancing plan, visit www.arasapha.org/holiday-greening.
- Tuesday, Dec. 1st, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, 10a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Thursday, Dec. 3rd, 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Come and visit New Castle and see the houses decorated for the season.
New Castle Historical Society Announces
Holiday House Decorating Contest
The New Castle Historical Society is sponsoring “Dressed in Holiday Style,” a holiday house decorating contest for residents of the City of New Castle. Open to all residents within the city limits, the contest will encourage exterior decorations, and award cash prizes in seven different categories: Best Overall Display, People’s Choice, Best Vintage/Traditional, Best Historical, Best Themed Display, Best Lighting Display, and Best Entranceway.
A panel of three judges will decide the winners in each category except the People’s Choice winner which will be selected through votes for photos of displays on the Historical Society’s Facebook page. The top prize is $250 for Best Overall display.
Advance registration, including a $5 registration fee, is required to participate in the contest. Judging will begin on December 9th, and winners will be announced on December 12th. The People’s Choice winner will be announced on December 28th to allow time for the public to vote. For more information and to register for the contest visit www.newcastlehistory.org or www.facebook.com/NewCastleHistory.
Spirit of Christmas *
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Presented by New Castle Presbyterian Church www.facebook.com/spiritofchristmasDE
Spirit of Christmas 2020
“A Way Home”
This Year’s 20th Annual Celebration will be a quiet reflection on years past. Although they cannot open their doors to welcome you, New Castle Presbyterian Church hopes you will join them as they continue their support for their Friendship House mission, “A Way Home.”
The church will be sharing recipes and offering a limited edition “print” as a thank you for your support. Visit newcastlepreschuch.org for more information. The City joins with NCPC in thanking the community of New Castle for your participation and support of Spirit of Christmas past!
Guest Bartender Night at Jessop’s Tavern*
114 Delaware Street
New Castle Senior Center
Guest Bartender Night
Proceeds benefit the New Castle Senior Center.