Summer

Delaware's Quaint Villages: Summer Events and Activities

Summer vacation in Kent County, Delaware, means big events, chances to explore local history and late-night treats such as ice cream while strolling down a tree-lined village street. Plan your summer activities for both adults and kids by checking out some of the highlights from Delaware's Quaint Villages.

Firefly Music Festival, Delaware State Fair, Monster Mile and More

Big events make Kent County, Delaware, a draw during the summer. Get your tickets early to ensure you enjoy the action at these fun destinations: 

Enjoy Nature Parks and Activities 

Summer means longer days and more time to explore outside. Check out these three popular local parks for exercise and enjoyment.

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge 

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge has mud flats, tidal pools, creeks and rivers to explore as you search for local wildlife. Plan your visit to coincide with the educational programs and learn more about the area. 

Killens Pond State Park 

Is the heat getting to you? Cool off with a visit to Killens Pond State Park and Water Park, where you can take a paddleboat out on the water or splash around on the water slides. Short hikes are also available throughout the park. 

Abbott's Mill Nature Center 

Abbott's Mill is a historic 200-year-old grist mill located along beautiful Abbott's Pond. Walking trails and self-guided outdoor activities are available along with a nature center and bird watching. Also, every 3rd Saturday of each month, the mill is open to guided tours. 

Stop By Area Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries

Kent County, Delaware, has four popular breweries where you can sample memorable food and drink — be sure to try the house brews. The two gorgeous wineries offer more than a dozen wines, including local varieties exclusive to the winery. Bring some home to remember your trip. The area also offers artful distilleries with historic, speakeasy atmospheres. 

Explore Museums and Colonial History 

At the more than half a dozen museums in Kent County, Delaware, you can learn more about the country's heritage and colonial history. From art to aviation, the choices will excite you as you learn more about our nation's history.

Start Planning Your Trip Today

Our Kent County, Delaware, summer vacation ideas can keep you busy during your visit. Find more to explore by clicking on the links above and request a free visitors guide. Please also feel free to visit our events calendar to view activities and events happening during every season of the year. 

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