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Friday Summer Fun

Soak Up Summer Sunsets

Picnic Nights, Ladybug Crawl, and Twilight on the Terrace, oh my! Every Friday, experience the evening light at Mt. Cuba Center with picnics, live music, food trucks and more. Our gardens are open until 8 pm every Friday through September 6th.

Lawn games on a summer night

Every Friday: Picnic Nights

Picnics welcome! Every Friday until September 6th, our gardens are open until 8 pm. Healthy meals from The Box Lunch will be for sale on-site (each costing about $8) and wine, beer and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Mt. Cuba Center is a BYO facility, so guests are welcome to bring their own food and beverages. We have picnic blankets available to borrow and guests are welcome to picnic throughout the gardens.

June 14: Ladybug Garden Crawl

Friday, June 14, 5:30-7:30 PM

The Ladybug Garden Crawl features musical artists throughout the gardens before they perform at the annual Ladybug Music Festival. This event is free with admission. Performing at this first-ever Ladybug Garden Crawl is Teretta StormGinger Coyle, and Erin Kelsey from The Honeybadgers! We encourage guests to bring blankets or chairs to this event!

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Twilight on the Terrace


On select Fridays, Twilight on the Terrace brings local musicians, breweries, and food trucks to Mt. Cuba Center. Programming at each Twilight on the Terrace event is unique, and includes lawn games, garden tours, and hands-on crafts.

Friday, June 21: Featuring live music from Stacia Lachole on the terrace. With special guests from the Delaware Museum of Natural History, food from Uncle John’s BBQ, and drinks from Wilmington Brew Works and Liquid Alchemy Beverages.

Friday, July 19: With live music from Flatland Drive Bluegrass Band on the terrace. Featuring LaFate Gallery, and food and drinks available for purchase from The Box Lunch, Natalie’s Fine Food and Bellefonte Brewing.

Friday, August 16: Listen to live music from the Sin City Band on the terrace. Food and drinks available for purchase from Uncle John’s BBQ, Zaikka, and Bellefonte Brewing.

Friday, September 6: Enjoy an early Oktoberfest with live music from the Choir of the Delaware Saegerbund and Library Association on the terrace and programming from the Mt. Cuba Observatory. Food and drinks available for purchase from Prost, The Box Lunch, Liquid Alchemy Beverages and Dew Point Brewing Company.


July 12: Family Fun Night with Christina Cultural Arts Center

Friday, July 12, 6-7:30 PM

Foster your passion for creativity and expression in the gardens with the Christina Cultural Arts Center! With dance performances from CCAC students on our South Terrace and arts activities for the whole family, you’ll dance to the beat of your own drum by the end of the night!

August 9: Exploring Nature through Collage

Friday, August 9, 5:30-7:30 PM

Join us for a night of nature, art-making and fun! Mt. Cuba Center partners with award-winning folk artist, Eunice LaFate, to lead a unique children’s art program in our gardens. Kids will work together to create a collaborative mural from natural materials and walk away with their very own painted canvas! This event is free with admission and pre-registration is required (registration TBA). Art supplies will be provided.