Spring is a hectic season littered with summer vacation planning, closet cleaning and last minute seasonal clothing purchases. Amidst the season changing madness, it can be hard to find the time to relax and let the wind blow through your hair. In order to lessen the load for Live, Work, Play Wilmington residents, we’ve compiled a list of local festivities where all you have to do to have a good time is show up.

Firefly Music Festival

Image: Wander Magazine/Firefly Music Festival

Number One Festival: The Firefly Music Festival

If you only hit one local festival this year, The Firefly Music Fest is the one to choose. This June festival features four days of riveting can’t miss music in a campground setting that is as visually appetizing as it is musically appealing. If you don’t go to see stars like Outkast and Cage the Elephant, you should still give yourself the opportunity to sample the amazing variety of tasty entrees and take in the visual background that is Hammock Hangout. This is the only annual festival of such spectacular sights, sounds and activities on the east coast and it will all be coming your way in late June. This means you’ll have plenty of time to plan out your camping strategy and reserve that coveted wristband that grants you full access to the many facets of this event.

Number Two: Riverfront Blues Festival

August brings blues to Wilmington! The Riverfront Blues Festival is scheduled to take place August 2 – 4 at the Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park and boasts names such as Elvin Bishop, The James Cotton Band, and many, many more. Admission runs from $15 – $50, but all children under 12 get in free!

Number Three: NASCAR Weekend

Speed lovers beware; NASCAR is coming back to Delaware right as spring gives way to summer. This critically acclaimed event will start on May 30th and making an early ticket purchase could grant you a significant discount. All of your NASCAR favorites including Dale Earnhart Jr. are gearing up to hug those corners and speed through that Monster Mile.

This is just a tiny taste of Delaware’s spring festival menu. Some other notable festivals heading to the nation’s first state in upcoming months include Wilmington’s own Art on the Town venue which is family friendly and totally free and the exciting Wilmington Flower Market which features rides, games and vendors galore. For more on the world of Wilmington festivities, contact a Live, Work, Play Wilmington representative.