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  • 3 events to check out beyond Dover this weekend

  • Here are a few nifty events outside of Dover that you should consider checking out this weekend.
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  • MGK concert in Delaware
    WHAT Foxtail Fest featuring Machine Gun Kelly
    WHEN noon to 9:30 p.m., Saturday
    WHERE Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park, Wilmington
    COST $30-$100
    INFO Visit foxtailfest.com
    There's no telling the next time the hot emcee Machine Gun Kelly will perform in Delaware. Hence, MGK fans won't want to miss him headline the Foxtail Fest, held at Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park in Wilmington on Saturday.
    MGK will be joined by a slew of hip-hop artists including Kat Dahlia, Travi$ Scott, DJ Sliink, OCD Moosh & Twist, Ground Up, Iman Omari, Tayyib Ali, Bakery Boys, Cypher Clique and more.
    But the Foxtail Festival isn't all about adults. There will also be fun for the kids such as games and a jumbo moon bounce. Several art and clothing vendors will also be on site.
    Meet Christina Milian
    WHAT Christina Milian meet-and-greet
    WHEN 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday
    WHERE Premier Wine & Spirits, 2052 Limestone Road, Wilmington
    COST Free
    INFO Visit premierwinespirits.com or call (302) 996-9463
    It seems Wilmington has become a hotbed for celebrities to hang out at this Saturday as singer-songwriter and actress Christina Milian will also be in the area.
    Unlike Machine Gun Kelly, Milian won't be performing. She'll be promoting Viva Diva Wines at Premier Wine & Spirits.
    While at Premier Wine & Spirits, Milian will take photos with fans, sign autographs and bottles of Viva Diva.
    Milian has recently become equity owner of Viva Diva Wines and is now the official spokesperson for the drink.
    This fall, she'll duke it out as a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars." Millian was previously a correspondent on the hit TV show "The Voice."
    Page 2 of 2 - Sail the Kalmar Nyckel
    WHAT Kalmar Nyckel Christina River cruise
    WHEN 5:30 to 7 p.m., Friday; 2 to 3:30 p.m. and 5 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday; 11 to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday
    WHERE Chase Center, 815 Justison St., Wilmington
    COST $20 for ages 17 and younger; $35 adults
    INFO Visit kalmarnyckel.org or call (302) 429-7447
    Earlier this week, Delaware's mighty Kalmar Nyckel sailed back to its homeport in Wilmington. And you know what this means? The vessel is available this entire weekend for sailing trips on the Christina River to kick off its fall season.
    Families can journey on the Kalmar Nyckel and learn about the legacy of this restored ship and the original Nyckel. Both have a rich history.
    Most recently, this restored version of the Nyckel hosted King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden and Speaker of the Parliament of Finland Eero Heinäluoma for a historic sail on the Christina River in Wilmington on May. This event was one of the highlights of the 375th anniversary of the arrival of the original Kalmar Nyckel and the establishment of the colony of New Sweden in 1638.
    But that's just the tip of the iceberg. There are loads of fun facts to learn about the Nyckel.
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