August 27, 2019
Labor Day may be the official send-off to summer, but there is still lots going on at Delaware State Parks! Kick off your fall with an adventure, and discover how you can celebrate Labor Day Weekend 2019 with Delaware State Parks!
Steamin’ Day at Auburn Valley State Park
Sunday, September 1 at 12:30 PM
Steamin’ Days are the best days to visit Auburn Valley State Park! Step back in time to the magic age of steam as you ride in a vintage steam car, on a miniature steam railway, or on a tour of the Marshall Estate. All tickets include entrance to the grounds and the museum, and house tour tickets are also on sale. Learn more!
Labor Day Concert: The Newspaper Taxis-Beatles Tribute Band at White Clay Creek State Park
Monday, September 2 at 3:00 pm
Join us for our last summer concert of the year! This lively outdoor experience is perfect for music-lovers of all ages. Enjoy live music, food trucks, a beer garden, and a 50/50 fundraiser. Learn more!
Discover Fort Delaware State Park
Saturday, August 31-Monday, September 2
Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to visit Fort Delaware State Park! Travel back in time to discover what life was like in this Civil War prison. Fort Delaware has a variety of programs going on all weekend including heavy artillery demonstrations, Victorian kids’ games, Sally Port Singers, Pea Patch Island history tours, Great Escapes stories, and more! Plan your visit.
Labor Day at First State Heritage Park
Monday, September 2 from 9:30am-4:30pm
Celebrate Labor Day and Native American history with First State Heritage Park! Tour Delaware’s State Capitol building and experience Delaware history with “A Capitol Experience” at Legislative Hall, and celebrate Lenape heritage at the Johnson Victrola Museum by examining the importance of flutes in Native American music and learning how they are made. Visit The Old State House at 2:30 p.m. to learn about Native American regalia and traditional clothing from Native American Flutists, Bo Harris. Walking tours focusing on the Trades of the Dover Green will leave from the John Bell House on the hour from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Puppies in the Pool at Killens Pond State Park
Monday, September 2 at 5:30pm
Celebrate the last night of the Killens Pond Waterpark for the season! Bring your dog, and make a splash to celebrate hte last night of the Killens Pond Waterpark for the 2019 season! All age dogs welcome (as long as they have had a rabies vaccine) – one dog per owner. State or County dog license and leash required. Please bring dogs that play well with others.$7 per dog and owner/ $3 for each additional owner. Learn more!
Beach Bonfire at Delaware Seashore State Park
Sunday, September 01 at 8:30 PM
Join park staff for the evening with a bonfire on the beach! We’ll supply the fire; all you have to do is show up with a chair or a beach blanket. Meet on the North Inlet beach. Free. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details.
VJ Day Event at Fort Miles
Monday, September 2 at 11:00 am
Join members of Fort Miles Historical Association to commemorate Victory in Japan after the enemy surrendered in World War II. This ceremony takes place at the 16″ Missouri gun pad; tours of the Fort Miles Museum will follow. Learn more!
Aquatic Mammals Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park
Sunday, September 01 at 10:00 am
Take a guided pontoon boat tour of the baldcypress swamp! On this themed tour, we will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats, and other mammals that call Trap Pond home. Learn more!
Find even more programs happening on Labor Day weekend at destateparks.com/Programs! See you outside!