One-of-a-Kind Celebration in Historic New Castle

One of the state’s longest-running traditions returns June 10-11 with the Separation Day celebration in Historic New Castle. The event recognizes Delaware’s “separation” or declaration of independence from Pennsylvania and the British crown — an event that took place 246 years ago.

Separation Day festivities begin on Friday evening with an outdoor block party at The Wharf, featuring live music by What The Funk, food trucks and a beer/wine garden. Saturday commences with a Colonial-inspired parade at noon followed by an afternoon of activities in Battery Park featuring a vintage market, games and rides for kids, food/drink and live music from 1-9:30pm. Bands performing include Blues Reincarnation Project, Blue Cat Blues, Jimmy Pritchard Band and Big Package. The celebration culminates with fireworks over the Delaware River at 9:30pm. 

Admission on Friday and Saturday is free, with ride tickets available for purchase on Saturday. Visit