Summer is an awesome time of year! There are plenty of spectacular activities to do here in Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley. Plan a weekend getaway and make some time to explore the history, culture and gardens that make the area such a treasure.

Pick 1: Delaware Burger Battle

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This delicious event for an incredible cause is going on its fourth year on Saturday, August 29th from 12-3:30 PM at the Cauffiel House. For $44.00 a person, you can enjoy unlimited samplings of burgers from Greater Wilmington's finest restaurants, as well as adult beverages and soft drinks. Proceeds from the event benefit the Ministry of Caring. In the past 3 years this event has raised $21,000 to feed the needy in our area.

Why This Pick is a Can't Miss

One word - Competition. The Delaware Burger Battle is a competition for the title of, "Best Burger in Delaware" and that is serious business! You are one of the judges, so be prepared to enjoy a lot of scrumptious (and creative) burgers. To view a full list of the participating restaurants and previous winners, click here.

Pick 2: Nightscape at Longwood Gardens

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From July-October enter into a world you have only dreamt about. Nightscape at Longwood Gardens combines world-class gardens with the magic of light and sound to create an unforgettable sensory experience, not to be forgotten.

Why This Pick is a Can't Miss

This is as close to enchantment as one can get here on earth. USA Today named Longwood number one on a list of Top 10 Public Gardens in America, and the Nightscape experience goes beyond anything you can see during the day! The gardens come to life when the talented Klip Collective agency integrates projection lighting technology with storytelling for a surreal experience. Click here to purchase your tickets.

Pick 3: Dream Streets Exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum

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This summer immerse yourself in the landmark exhibition Dream Streets: Art in Wilmington 1970-1990 at the Delaware Art Museum. This exhibit showcases the flourishing artistic community of Wilmington, Delaware and the establishment of many of the city's arts organizations and the artists that made it all happen. The exhibit plots the development of artistic trends within the Wilmington Community and their relation to national creative trends during the 1970's and 1980's.

Why This Pick is a Can't Miss

Featuring a full array of mediums including craft and design, painting, performance art, photography, dance, film, music and sculpture this exhibit has something for everyone. During the 1970's and 1980's Wilmington, Delaware experienced an arts renaissance, similar to what is occurring today!

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