Howdy, First Staters.
Welcome to your Weekend Guide and happy Saturday. We’ve gathered all the intel we could to help you make the most of your Saturday and Sunday.
Read on to maximize your fun factor …
Ready to road trip?
Promotions for David Bromberg’s show tonight at the Beacon Theatre in New York City is billed as his last with his Big Band at the New York venue, or New York itself.
Whether or not he’s retiring, it’s an indication he’s winding things down.
Whether or not this is the end of the road for the Delaware musical legend, the show tonight, which includes “special guests” including Wilco’s Jeff Tweety, promises to be a fun night.
A few tickets are still available according to the Beach Theatre website.
Maybe we’ll see you there …
Show your (Delaware) Pride
Happy Pride Month.
A celebration of LGBTQ+ rights nationwide and a celebration love in all its forms, Pride Month offers plenty of chances to have fun, educate yourself and allow everyone to be their authentic selves.
Reporter Molly McVety has rounded up all you need to know about Pride Month, and where to celebrate around Delaware.
Opa! Pass the pastitsio!
The 48th annual Holy Trinity Greek Festival is a celebration of Greek heritage that offers lots of good excuses to eat out.
There are also options for curbside take-out.
Food offerings include moussaka and pastichio samplers, meatball and lamb sandwiches, keftedes, spanakopita, tyropita, dolmades, Greek salad, rice pudding and baklava, according to the festival’s website.
The beloved St. Anthony’s Italian Festival is back to dish up the flavor of Italy with mouthwatering cuisine, plus rides and music. The menu includes everything from tasty gelato and brick-oven pizza to gourmet wings and more
This eight-day is the primary fundraiser for St. Anthony of Padua Grade School.
You can noodle over to the Italian Festival (901 N. Dupont St., Wilmington) from 4 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday, June 11; 6 to 10:30 p.m. Monday, June 12, through Friday, June 16; 4 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17; and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 18. Admission is $5 daily for ages 16-61. Visit sapde.org or (302) 421-3700.
Party Like It’s 793 Viking Festival hits Milton
Where else in Delaware this summer can you expect to find revelers bonding over Vikings and heavy metal music?
That is what it’s all about at the Party Like It’s 793 Festival. In addition to mead, guests will find food and craft vendors.
Beards and babyfaces alike can dive into three days of metal-Viking fun at The Brimming Horn Meadery (28615 Lewes Georgetown Highway, Milton) from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit brimminghornmeadery.com or (302) 664-1188.
Hit the beaches
The horseshoe crabs are mating on the bays, diamondback terrapins are coming ashore to lay eggs and tourists are converging on Coastal Highway, writes Shannon Marvel McNaught.
“If you had your beach gear ready to go last Saturday and were bummed to find the day was cold and gray, you weren’t the only one,’’ she writes. “Happily, the second weekend in June looks sunny and warm, but also a little hazy.’’
Delaware Online/The News Journal publishes a guide to the Delaware beaches every week. Weather, beach closures, events – it’s all here for visitors and locals alike throughout the summer.
Looking ahead …
Here are some more upcoming fun things to plan for future weekends:
Pixar minigolf: From Buzz Lightyear to Up, play golf with your Pixar friends.
Movies in the park: 31 films to see for free this summer in Delaware
So much to celebrate
As you probably know by now, we covered dozens of Delaware proms this season. Now we’ve gone back through all of those galleries to select our favorite images for you to enjoy. If you love fashion, don’t sleep on this.
Meanwhile, we didn’t even catch our breath before we were back out shooting photos at graduations.
You can find all of our graduation coverage so far on this landing page.
.And a big congrats to all the proud families out there, and to the young people who worked so hard to earn the right to celebrate this season.
Test your news IQ
Are you a newshound who knows more about what’s going on than anyone around you?
Well, do we have a quiz for you!
Fresh off the local headlines, we’ve created a weekly Delaware Online news quiz that will test your news IQ based on what happened the previous seven days.
Our quiz hits all our favorite topics — sports, food, history, politics and more. We release a new quiz every Friday, so look for it when you want to exercise your brain cells. Test your local news IQ here.