Free Things to Do in Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley

Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley offers lots of fun activities that won’t break the bank. From scenic nature walks to ever-changing art exhibitions, to themed summer festivals, there’s truly something to appeal to every member of the family ... with no additional charge. Visitors can make the most out of their time — and their budgets — while experiencing and exploring Greater Wilmington, Delaware.

The Great Outdoors

Inspirational and Educational Attractions: 

Free Festivals

You'll find hundreds of festivals throughout Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley and three of the biggest are free to attend.

Wilmington Greek Festival

For 5 days the parishioners of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church take you on a trip to the Old Country where you can close your eyes and imagine yourself in a Greek village where locals are…

Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is the largest, multi-day, free, outdoor music festival on the East Coast. Taking place in downtown Wilmington. At this festival artists have performed some of…

The Ladybug Music Festival

The Annual Ladybug Music Festival, presented by Chase, and supported by the City of Wilmington, is returning yet again to Downtown Wilmington. This 2 day all female music festival, the largest in the…

Weekly Free Opportunities

Some of the biggest museums in the Greater Wilmington region open their doors for free once a week. This is a great time to catch the latest featured exhibition, introduce friends to the Wilmington's cultural riches, or simply enjoy a less costly day out.

Blue Star Museums

From Armed Forces Day (third Saturday in May) to Labor Day (first Monday in September, service members and their families can visit these attractions for free:

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