10 Things to do in the Brandywine Valley this August
From festivals to equestrian eventing, you won’t want to miss these events.
Aug. 3-4, Wilmington, Del.
The two-day Riverfront Blues Festival returns to Wilmington, bringing with it over 15 bands performing on multiple stages. Headliners on the main stage include the Phantom Blues Band and Walter Trout.
Aug. 10, Kennett Square, Pa.
Longwood Gardens’ Fireworks and Fountains show this month features music from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake.
Aug 17-18, Toughkenamon, Pa.
The Festival of Flight returns to New Garden Flying Field, bringing with it a range of aerial performances, old school planes, flyovers and live music.
Aug. 19, Various locations
White Dog Café will host its third annual Dining out for the Dogs, along with WMMR’s Preston and Steve. The event, which takes place at the Haverford, Wayne and University City locations, includes raffles, cocktails, food and a puppy kissing booth. Proceeds benefit Alpha Bravo Canine.
Aug 23-25, Glenmoore, Pa.
Country music stars take over the grounds of Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show for the second annual Country Spirit USA. Headliners include Billy Currington, Little Big Town, Lee Brice and Brothers Osborne.
Aug. 24, TBA
Don white and await the secret location announcement for this Dîner en Blanc-inspired event, which will take place from 5:30-10 p.m.
Aug. 24, Wilmington, Del.
Want to know who has the best burger in the First State? Found out when restaurants duke it out for the title at the 8th annual Delaware Burger Battle at Rockford Tower. The event benefits Food Bank of Delaware and Delaware ProStart.
Aug. 25, Wilmington, Del.
Hagley Museum will host a walking tour focused on two different gardens on its scenic grounds—the du Pont family’s garden and their workers’ plot and how the ways in which they varied.
Aug. 27 – Nov. 17, Philadelphia, Pa.
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s iconic Broadway hit, Hamilton, begins its Philadelphia residency this month at the Forrest Theatre. The edgy take on American founding father, Alexander Hamilton, earned the show a record-setting 16 Tony nominations, of which it won 11, plus the 2016 Pulitzer for Drama and is a can’t-miss this season.
Aug. 31 – Sept. 2, Glenmoore, Pa.
Equestrian eventing comes to Chester County during Ludwig’s Corner Horse Show and Country Fair.