September is just around the corner and another summer seems to have passed us by. And while the start of September may mark the unofficial end to summer, there are still plenty of outstanding events in Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley that will help stretch your summer sensations till it comes to an official end.

Pick 1: Brandywine Festival of the Arts

The Particulars About This Pick

Running for over half a century, the Brandywine Festival of the Arts is a 2-day arts and crafts fair in Wilmington, Delaware. The festival is known for being one of the top 100 art shows in the country and features one of a kind art and tons of family fun. This year the festival will be held Saturday, September 12th from 10 AM to 6:30 PM and Sunday, September 13th from 10 AM-4 PM.

Why This Pick is a Can't Miss

This festival has something to strike everyone's fancy. From live music performances, children's activities and local food vendors to more than 250 artists exhibiting in a wide range of styles, mediums and price points, the Brandywine Festival of the Arts is a can't miss great time!

Pick 2: Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest

The Particulars About This Pick

From September 18th- 20th get ready to feast on some of the most delicious German food the area has to offer. Delicacies include grilled Bratwurst (pork sausage), Weisswuurst (veal sausage), Frankfurters, BBQ chicken, pretzels, and of course, "Rollmops" a marinated herring served with rye bread. Do Rollmops sound like a little too much for you? Don't worry, the classics like potato salad and sauerkraut will be there too....and of course, German Beer!

Why This Pick is a Can't Miss

This is truly a chance to completely immerse yourself in German culture. Their famous Brewmaster Dinner has ten different menu items and beer included for only $40 a person. This event sells out very quickly, click here for more information! But hold on, the Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest is not only about food. There's imported gifts and souvenirs (Holiday shopping early anyone?) amusement rides, a variety of food vendors and even an opening parade featuring the Muencherner Kindl.

Pick 3: Taste of Newark

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This event is all about the foodies (and anyone with a good appetite). The 12th annual Taste of Newark is Sunday, September 27th on Main St in Newark on the Old College Lawn. Hmmm. Beer and food on a college campus, what's not to like?

Why This Pick is a Can't Miss

Foodie or not- as long as you enjoy delectable food you are going to enjoy this event! Celebrity cooks will be on-site demonstrating their skills while guests munch on fare inspired from around the globe. A variety of food will be provided by 50 local Newark restaurants, with fine wine to wash down your meal. Be sure to add this one to your calendar.

Pick 4: Brandywine Valley Restaurant Week

The Particulars About this Pick

September 14th through 19th is your chance to experience the best restaurants that the Brandywine Valley has to offer! Brandywine Valley Restaurant Week delivers twenty-one of the top local restaurants, offering prix-fixe menus that allow you to sample the best-of-the-best each has to offer.

Why This Pick is a Can't Miss

This isn't just any restaurant week, this is different. Not only are these restaurants located in the nationally renowned Brandywine Valley, where everything is spectacular in its own way, from the architecture, to the scenery, but many of these restaurants are owner-operated. There is a personal touch to each and every item on the menu, the linens on your table and the artwork on the walls. This is your chance to truly enjoy the work of the creative cooking masterminds throughout Northern Delaware and Southern Chester County, Pa.

VIEW THE FULL WILMINGTON EVENTS CALENDAR HERE.