What is Yorklyn Day?
Join the fun on Sunday, June 4, from 11 am to 5 pm, as we spotlight the history, heritage and spirit of Yorklyn, Delaware. Enjoy family fun for all ages, with an artisan’s market and children’s art show, live music, food to suit every palate, antique auto rides & mansion tours, plus a lively Kid Zone with activities for all ages — and so much more!
Proceeds from the event benefit the Center for the Creative Arts, the Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve, and Delaware State Parks.
Ample free parking is provided at H.B. Middle School (735 Meeting House Rd, Hockessin, DE 19707), with free shuttle buses running throughout the day, Shuttles begin at 10:45am and loop continuously until 5:20pm, stopping at Yorklyn Bridge Trail, Center for the Creative Arts, and Auburn Heights, then back to H.B. Middle School.
AT YORKLYN BRIDGE TRAIL (1157 Yorklyn Rd.)
♦ A lively Kid Zone with participatory fun for all ages ♦
♦ Jungle John (“Edutainer” extraordinaire, as seen on America’s Got Talent) will present his Dinosaur Show at 1pm and his live Reptile Show at 2:30pm ♦
♦ Pony rides offered by Cozy Quarters Farm from 2 to 5pm ♦
♦ Conservation Connections will present a free-flighted bird program ♦
♦ Local vendors & exhibitors ♦
♦ A sidewalk chalk contest ($5 fee to enter) ♦
♦ Plus great fare from food trucks: Maiale and Sweet Josephine’s ♦
AT AUBURN HEIGHTS (3000 Creek Rd.)
♦ Steamin’ Day fun, with grounds and the Marshall Steam Museum open for free ♦
♦ Antique Auto & Train Rides (fee applies: 4 rides is $11/age 13+, $8/child) ♦
♦ Mansion Tours ($8/age 13+, $4/child for tour of both floors) ♦
♦ 1:30pm FREE Firing Up Demo (see how we set a steam car in motion) ♦
♦ Kids crafts and operating 1930s Lionel model train display ♦
♦ (Click here for details) and discover the magic age of steam! ♦
AT CENTER FOR THE CREATIVE ARTS
(410 Upper Snuff Mill Row & Rt. 82)
♦ Children’s art show ♦
♦ Artisan’s market ♦
♦ Live music on their outdoor stage♦
♦ Food trucks ♦
♦ Art activity suitable for all ages ($3 fee) ♦
ELSEWHERE IN YORKLYN
♦ AT DEW POINT BREWING: Live music and beer tastings plus disc golf practice area! ♦
♦ AT GARRETT SNUFF MILLS PROPERTY: Special exhibit Yorklyn: Then & Now (and Beyond) ♦
♦ AT YORKLYN POOL: Free tours for prospective new members ♦
Check back for more great activities as they are confirmed!
DIRECTIONS FROM WILMINGTON
Take Route 48 West (Lancaster Pike) to Route 41 into Hockessin, Delaware. Turn right onto Yorklyn Road. To reach H.B. Middle School parking lot: in .5 mile, turn left onto Old Wilmington Road. Proceed .2 mile and turn right onto Meetinghouse Rd. In .5 mile, turn right into H.B. Middle School parking lot. If full, proceed to Benge Rd, turn right and enter overflow lot. Look for Shuttle Stop sign: shuttle will stop at both locations!
About Center for the Creative Arts
For more than 35 years, the Center for the Creative Arts has been a community arts center devoted to art enrichment through education for people of all ages and abilities. Its exciting programming reflect community needs and supplement those provided by schools. By collaborating with local businesses and other cultural organizations, CCArts serves as a catalyst for accomplishing common community goals and strives to make the arts accessible to as many people as possible. The arts are essential for human development and academic success and for enriching our culture as a whole.
About the Marshall Steam Museum and Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve
Established as a nonprofit organization in 2004, the Friends of Auburn Heights Preserve (FAHP) operates the Marshall Steam Museum and owns/operates the Marshall family’s extraordinary collection of antique automobiles as well as the Auburn Valley Railroad. Dedicated to educating the public about Delaware’s industrial history and the impact of steam technology, FAHP offers programs for all ages, from lively Steamin’ Days, during which the public enjoys rides in antique autos from the dawn of the automotive age, to children’s fields trips and outreach programs to evening lectures.
About Auburn Heights Preserve
Delaware State Park’s newest attraction, Auburn Heights Preserve, features a furnished mansion completed in 1897 and donated to the State of Delaware by Tom and Ruth Marshall in 2005. Open for tours by appointment and on Open House Tour days (first Friday and third Saturday of each month), the preserve encompasses more than 365 acres of protected lands, with new multi-use trails (Auburn Valley Trail, Yorklyn Bridge Trail and Oversee Trail) available to the public year-round.