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White Clay Creek Fest

  • White Clay Creek State Park 880 New London Road Newark, DE, 19711 United States (map)

Creek Fest celebrates the many ways to enjoy and protect the White Clay Creek, a National Wild & Scenic River. Our goal is to raise awareness of the drinking water, scenic, recreational, historical and natural resource values of the White Clay Creek through various activities and exhibits. We hope to inform residents in and around the watershed on ways to protect, improve, and promote these values.

Enjoy live music, children’s activities, exhibits, vendors, educational hikes, good food and other live entertainment!

Cost: The event is FREE, but White Clay Creek State Park Fees are in effect.  $4 In State, $8 Out of State per vehicle.


Pre Event Stream Study at the Creek led by Stroud Water Research Center.

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.   Meet at Carpenter Recreation Area Shuttle Stop or park down at the Wedgewood Road Parking Lot. Advanced registration strongly suggested!  Click here to register.

Hikes with Friends of White Clay Creek State Park

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Explore White Clay on a moderate hike and pace over varied terrain, bring water. Led by Wilmington Trails Club

2:00 p.m. – Invasive Plant Species of the White Clay. Easy terrain and pace, interpretive hike to learn about some local invasive plants. Led by White Clay Creek State Park

Main Stage Performances and Presentations

12:00-1:00 p.m.  Chapel Street Junction, Americana Music from local Newark band

1:15- 2:00 p.m.   Brandywine Zoo Stage Program, Live animal show.

2:15-3:30 p.m.    Chapel Street Junction, Americana Music from local Newark band

On-going Exhibitors, Face-painting, Bubble Machine, Games, Local Food including UD CreameryBrunch BoxWiLDWiCHI Don’t Give a Fork, and Dia Doce!

Don’t forget to reserve your rain barrels from and pick up at Creek Fest!

Later Event: May 7
"Bringing Nature Home"