Oktoberfest: Sept. 17, 5 to 11 p.m.; Sept. 18, noon to 11 p.m.; Sept. 19, noon to 6 p.m., at Delaware Saengerbund, 49 Salem Church Road. The annual festival features German food, beer, music and rides. Admission is $10 per person. Parking and shuttle available at Christiana High School for $5.
Artist reception: Sept. 17, 6 to 8 p.m., at Newark Arts Alliance, 276 E. Main St. Reception will celebrate a show featuring artwork of all kinds that includes the use of acrylic paint. Juried by painter Sally Wilson. Exhibit will be on display through Sept. 24. Free.
Historical walking tour: Sept. 18, 10 a.m., at George Read Park, 315 Delaware Circle. Newark was one of only three towns in New Castle County to host federal housing projects constructed during World War II. Visit Newark’s George Read Village with local historian Jim Jones and learn about how the war affected life in Newark. This rain or shine event is free and open to the public. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
Vendor and craft fair: Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Newark Senior Center, 200 Whitechapel Drive. Dozens of vendors will have items for sale. Event will be outdoors due to the pandemic.
Main Street Alfresco: Sept. 22, 4 to 9 p.m., on Main Street between Chapel Street and South College Avenue. Main Street will be shut down, and restaurants will offer expanded outdoor seating. Parking is available at city lots, but normal fees apply.