August IN Arts & Entertainment


IN the final sweltering days of summer, beat the heat #INWilm with sizzling ArtStuff! Vacation – OUT!  Stay IN and join the fun.

Art is After Dark: Doggy Days of Summer at Delaware Art Museum
Friday, August 8, 6:00 -10:00pm | 2301 Kentmere Parkway
Art goes to the dogs this weekend and this FREE event comes with an enthusiastic “four paws up” endorsement from Dewey the Art Dog! In partnership with Delaware Humane Association, this free event includes dog portraits by caricaturist Sam Mylin in the Copeland Sculpture Garden, plenty of treats for four-legged friends and drinks for you.  P.S. While you’re here, also check out Transitions: The Brandywine Photo Collective, an exhibit featuring works of 20 local artists, located in the Outlooks Gallery.

Always…Patsy Cline at New Candlelight Theatre
Running now through August 24 | 2208 Miller Road
Showtimes vary; visit for tickets & info
More than just a musical (BONUS: you get to #DigIN to dinner, too), the show is based on a true story about Cline’s friendship with Houston fan Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961.  All the favorite and memorable songs you love of Cline’s are here: Crazy, I Fall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and more. It’s a nostalgic journey back in time and a timeless tribute to one of country’s most beloved and best singers.

Need more #ALLinFun and #INbudget ArtStuff? Check out these ongoing programs.

Summer in the Parks throughout City Parks in Wilmington
Running now through August 15 | Varying locations throughout Wilmington
Visit for complete info
For the second summer, Wilmington’s parks are alive with all manner of arts & culture, thanks to Summer in the Parks.  The FREE programs found everywhere from Titlon, Haynes, Kosciusko and Holloway Parks feature live, interactive performances of music, dance, theater, visual arts & crafts. Bring the entire family and experience the Arts in Wilmington’s green spaces.

Cool Spring Farmers’ Market (with live music)
Every Thursday through October 16 | 10th & Van Buren Streets
Thursdays in Cool Spring Park are the place to find fresh local veggies, delicious food truck options and plenty of great music, thanks to the partnership with Gable Music Ventures. Free live music livens up the park from 6:00-8:00pm ’til Labor Day, and 5:00-7:00pm after Labor Day. The market itself opens at 4:00pm – get there early, buy some delicious snacks and stake out a prime spot to enjoy the likes of Nik Everett, Nature Jams and more!

Summer Under the Stars Rooftop Movie Series at ShopRite
Tuesdays through September 16 | ShopRite Christina Crossing
Another successful Year 2 event is this movie series, sponsored by The Kenny Family Foundation. For only $6, you can enjoy big screen features on the rooftop of, with selections chosen by YOU! Many of Wilmo’s popular food trucks are also on hand to offer delicious snacks. Movies start at sundown and will be moved to Theatre N in case of rain. TONIGHT: “Coming to America,” (8/5) following by showings of “Marley & Me,” (8/12) “Frozen” (8/19) and “The Blind Side” (8/26) to complete the month.