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City of Newark Parks and Recreation Department Announces Fall Events Calendar

Written on:August 10, 2017
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City of Newark Parks and Recreation Department
August 10, 2017

Vendor applications still being accepted for some events

Newark, DE – The City of Newark Parks and Recreation Department announced a full calendar of events slated for the upcoming fall and holiday seasons. These free, family-friendly events are open to the public.


Community Day

What: Newark Community Day will bring together local businesses and organizations, along with representatives from the University of Delaware and the Christina School District for a day filled with vendors, live entertainment and fun.
When: Sunday, September 17, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: University of Delaware Green
Note: The rain date is Sunday, September 24

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Annual Halloween Parade & Trick or Treat Main Street
What: Ghosts, goblins, fairies, and princesses will take over Main Street for the annual Halloween Parade and Trick or Treat Main Street.
When: Sunday, October 29, from 3 – 5 p.m.
Where: E. Main Street, Newark

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3rd Annual NewBark PawLooza
What: Newark will be going to the dogs during this annual event that features pet-friendly activities, contests, rescue groups and vendors.
When: Saturday, November 4, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Handloff Park, 1000 Barksdale Road, Newark

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Turkey Trot 10K Run and 5K Run / Walk
What: This annual event is a great way to get active with the whole family. Overall and age group prizes are awarded, as well as raffles from local businesses.
When: Saturday, November 18, at 9 a.m.
Where: Handloff Park, 1000 Barksdale Road, Newark

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Winterfest
What: Usher in the holiday season with the annual tree lighting, visits with Santa, caroling, roasting chestnuts and more.
When: Friday, December 1, from 6 – 8 p.m.
Where: Academy Lawn (corner of E. Main & Academy Streets)
Note: The rain date is Saturday, December 2.

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Snack with Santa & Santa’s Secret Shoppe
What: These two events are a great way for children to get into the holiday spirit with crafts, games, and visits with Santa. Children can also purchase gifts for their families at pint-sized prices at Santa’s Secret Shoppe.
When: Saturday, December 2, at 9:30 a.m.
Where: George Wilson Center, 303 New London Rd, Newark

Community Day and the NewBark PawLooza are great opportunities for vendors as well. Whether looking to sell products or represent a non-profit looking for new avenues to distribute information for an organization, City of Newark events may be the perfect fit. For more information on these and many more exciting Newark Parks and Recreation programs, please visit www.newarkde.gov/play.
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