A Day In Old New Castle Weekend Festivities
Life On The River


9am-5:45pmShuttle buses from parking area to Court House             NC Baptist Church

           Last bus leaves Delaware St. at 5:45                

9am-5pmTicket and Information Booth Open  Plaza of Court House

10am-4pmHouses and Gardens Open     See Map

10am-5pmEncampments, Reenactments, Demonstrations           

Union Patriotic League Encampment- The Green

Ft. Delaware Coronet Band – The Green

Ft. Delaware Blacksmith –Willis Phelps – The Green

Historic Caricatures by Kevin O’Malley – The Green

Colonial Brewer -  Rich Wagner – The Green

Winterthur Children’s Activity Table – The Green

Read House Flower Sale – The Green

Garrison of New Amstel 1651-1664 – Battery Park

New Sweden Center – Battery Park

Vahalla Pirates – Battery Park

Face Painting and Children’s Activities – Battery Park

10am-4pmHistoric Churches Open for Tours:

New Castle United Methodist, Immanuel on the Green, New Castle Presbyterian

Kalmar Nyckel open for tours New Castle Pier

10-11amImmanuel Church Bell RingersImmanuel Church

11-11:30 amFort Delaware Coronet BandThe Green

11:30-12:30Serenata Strings QuartetRead House

11am-3pmAntique Horse and Carriage Rides (?)Front of Town Hall

12-4pmBeer Garden -  wine and beers from Yards Brewery    The Wharf

12:00-12:30 pmHistorical Swedish TrialThe Court House

12:30-1:30 pmFiscal Year Jazz Trio The Wharf

12:30-1:00Fort Delaware Coronet BandThe Green

1:30-2:00Vahalla Pirates ShowThe Battery

1:30-2:30Serenata Strings QuartetRead House

2:00-3:00Fiscal Year Jazz TrioThe Wharf

2:00-2:45Delaware Music School- Suzuki ViolinsThe Green

2:00-2:30Historical Swedish TrialCourt House

3:00-3:30Vahalla Pirate ShowThe Battery

3:00-3:30Fort Delaware Coronet BandThe Green

4:00Houses/Gardens close

4:30Museums and Kalmar Nyckel close

4-5:00EvensongImmanuel Church


Food Vendors         Wheelys Café New CastleWharf

Bailey’ DawgsTown Hall

Summer J Ice PopsTBD

Other attractions may be added

Take a look at 2018’s schedule of Events!

Friday Night Kalmar Nyckel Reception


Join us for a sunset celebration commemorating the return of the Kalmar Nyckel to Historic New Castle.  Come enjoy an evening at the Wharf, sipping wine, enjoying some hors d'oeuvres, and enjoy sitting on the Kalmar Nyckel while the sun sets over the Delaware River from your spot on the ship.   You can't have this experience anywhere else on the Coast of Delaware.  Last year the event sold out, so don't miss out and get your tickets early. Proceeds benefit the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation. (The link below is for the Friday event only. Tickets will be on will call at the wharf. )

Saturday, May 19th, 10-4 - 94th Annual Day In Old New Castle

Experience the history and magic of Old New Castle. Tour the homes and gardens, lovingly maintained and tended. Tour the Kalmar Nyckel (included in your ticket price) , watch Pirate reenactments on Battery Park from 1-4, grab some great food and wine on the wharf and stroll from entertainment to entertainment. So much to do and see, so Get your tickets early.  (Tickets at Will Call at the Court House Museum).

Friday Night, May 18th - Saturday, May 19th Kalmar Nyckel returns 2018  

Saturday, May 19, A Day in Old New Castle

Friday Night, May 18th - Saturday, May 19th Kalmar Nyckel returns 6-8pm  

Historic New Castle Events Generously Sponsored By:

Day In Old new Castle Tickets $30


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