Community Calendar

Updated 4/23/24. Something incorrect/outdated? Something to add? Please let us know!

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APRIL 2024

  • 4/6 - 4/28 - Pop-up Exhibit: The Great Fire of 1824 at NC Court House.
    During regular hours, learn about the Great Fire of 1824, the Court House's connection to firefighting in the town and firefighting's connection to dogs.

  • 4/25 - The Great Fire of 1824 (Lecture) at NCHS/The Arsenal, 7pm.
    A discussion commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Great Fire of 1824, which destroyed many buildings located along Front Street (today called The Strand).

  • 4/26 - Fourth Friday Art Loop at shops, galleries & eateries downtown, 5-8pm.
    New Castle Historical Society’s Arts Committee has a new 4th Friday page linking to all participating local venues, so we’ll link to that here from now on (though we’ll still share individual 4th Friday events on social media).

  • 4/27 - Sheriff’s House Welcome Center Grand Opening, hosted by FSNHP.
    Details TBA for this official launch of the new Welcome Center for First State National Historical Park.

  • 4/28 - ‘ONC Litter Crew’ Cleanup Event starting at Castle Hills Elementary, 3pm.
    Join Councilman Joe Day and others to reduce litter and trash along local roads and streets. Bring pickers/buckets and high-visibility gear if you have it; come anyway if not.

MAY 2024

  • 5/2 - May Market Donation Drop-Off at the Arsenal, 9am-6pm.

  • 5/3-4 - Arasapha’s May Market on & around Market Street.
    Friday, May 3, from 10am - 5pm; and Saturday, May 4, from 9am - 3pm.

  • 5/3-4 - May Market Book Sale by the New Castle Library Friends.
    Same hours as May Market, above. Book sale focused on gardening and cooking books.

  • 5/4 - Free Tennis Clinic for Ages 5+ at the South Street Courts, 10am-2pm.
    Sponsored by the City and Rodney Street Tennis, this free clinic is open to all experience levels and will support Opioid Awareness.

  • 5/4 - St. Peter’s Parish Spring Bazaar, at the St. Peter’s School, 10am-4pm.

  • 5/18 - 99th Annual ‘A Day in Old New Castle,’ centered at NC Court House, 10-4.
    ‘Stories Ignited: The Great Fire of 1824’ is the theme for this year’s event, which will feature special talks and home tours relating to the Great Fire, as well as exhibits and activities related to firefighting in the 18th Century, and much more! Tickets at the link.

  • 5/18 - Paint Historic Old New Castle Plein Air Art Competition, 9am.

  • 5/19 - A Vegan Tasting and Pairing at Zollie’s Jazz Cucina, 4-6pm.
    Experience the Art of Vegan Cuisine with Robert Giddings, a skilled practitioner who was prompted by health concerns to reevaluate his food consumption practices… an adventure in Vegan Fare and [told with] Rob's life-changing story.

  • 5/24 - 6/1 - Kalmar Nyckel in Port at New Castle Wharf.
    Day Sails - tickets on the Kalmar website.

  • 5/29 - Memorial Day on the Kalmar Nyckel at the New Castle Wharf, 11am-4pm.
    Free Deck tours for Memorial Day.

JUNE 2024

  • 6/1 - New Castle Common Run-off Election at Good Will, 10am-4pm.
    More info on voting on the Home page and Elections page at the Trustees’ website.

  • 6/7 - Separation Eve Block Party at the Wharf

  • 6/8 - Separation Day Parade & Festival

  • 6/9 - 100th Annual St. Anthony’s Day Procession, starting from St. Peter’s.

JULY 2024

  • 7/15 - 7/25 - Kalmar Nyckel in Port at New Castle Wharf.
    Day Sails - tickets on the Kalmar website.


  • 8/26 - 9/3 - Kalmar Nyckel in Port at New Castle Wharf.
    Day Sails - tickets on the Kalmar website.


  • 9/14 - British Car Club of DE Fall Car Show at Bellanca Airfield. Details TBA.

  • 9/28 - NC Hundred Lions’ Annual Art on the Green in Battery Park, 10am-4pm.


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