Late September Events Calendar Highlighted by Live Music, Delicious Tacos and America's Favorite Pastime
The 2021 Fall Festival Season continues at a rapid pace this weekend with another baker's dozen of great events and gatherings to tell you about.
We have some fantastic southern Delaware events on the calendar for this weekend, along with two popular festivals just a short distance away in Dover and Wilmington.
The 2021 Firefly Music Festival headlines the festivities for this final weekend of September, but other notable events include the Delaware Taco Festival, a new baseball centered event in Lewes, a "bikes and brews" event nearby in Laurel and a whole lot of other fun stuff.
So keep reading below for much more on what's happening this weekend and be sure to enjoy the nice weather before winter sets in for another year.
Have a fantastic and memorable weekend everyone!
Firefly Music Festival (September 23-26)
The popular Firefly Music Festival is back for 2021, with dozens of bands scheduled to perform over the four days of this year's event.
Again being held on the grounds of Dover Downs International Speedway, the 2021 Firefly Festival is being headlined this year by The Killers, as well as Machine Gun Kelly, Lizzo, Cage the Elephant, Megan Thee Stallion and tons of other acts over the four days of the event.
In all, more than 100 acts are scheduled to perform between Thursday, September 23, and Sunday, September 26, at "The Woodlands," a 105-acre space that falls under the purview of Dover Downs International Speedway.
Several internationally renowned performers have graced the Firefly stages (there are seven of them) over the years, none bigger than Sir Paul McCartney in 2015. Other notable acts have included the Red Hot Chili Peppers (2013), Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (2013), the Foo Fighters (2014) and Bob Dylan (2017).
Learn more about the 2021 Firefly Festival, including the full lineup of performers, by visiting fireflyfestival.com.
Delaware Resorts Fall Home Expo (September 25-26)
This fourth annual event returns to Cape Henlopen High School this Saturday and Sunday, with an increased number of vendors in 2021.
If you're in the market to buy a home, this is a great place to obtain more information from builders, mortgage specialists, insurance firms, developers, service companies and many more.
The expo remains free for visitors, but any proceeds raised go this year to benefit the good work at Sussex County Habitat for Humanity.
Baseball at the Beach Festival (September 25-26)
Joining the Fall Festival Season for 2021 is a new event centered around the Lewes Vintage Baseball Team.
The festival will he held at the Villages of Five Points, which is also the home field of the team. There's no entry fee, allowing visitors to enjoy this inaugural festival free of charge.
Several vintage teams will be travelling to Lewes for the event, showcasing the 19th century baseball rules they adhere to when taking the field.
The home team from Lewes will be playing twice during the course of the event, with games scheduled for both 9 a.m., and 12:15 p.m.
Learn more about this fun new event in Lewes by visiting lewesbaseball.org.