PIKE CREEK—On Thursday, New Castle County Executive Matt Meyer announced the return of Sleep Under the Stars, which will take place Oct. 15 at Carousel Park and Equestrian Center.
The event will be taking place for the first time since 2019, albeit some minor changes. Gates will have a later opening than usual at 12 p.m., while activities are set to kick off at 2 p.m. Pre-registration for the event is required with a fee of $20 per car.
“There’s no better way to experience the beauty of one of our parks then by enjoying a sunset and a sunrise,” County Executive Meyer said. “This is a unique opportunity to enjoy one of the many beautiful County parks with an overnight experience.”
“We are so excited to be bringing back Sleep Under the Stars,” said Jane Rattenni, manager of the Division of Community Resources in the Department of Community Services. “We wanted to make sure we were able to bring this event back in the safest way possible. We also wanted to make sure we could bring it back with all the activities families remember.”
The event still offers safe overnight family tent camping, hayrides around the park, games, scarecrow making, DJ Monster Mash dance party and more. Tent decorating and costumes are encouraged. The night is topped off with tent-to-tent trick-or-treating, a family movie under the stars, and family bonfires.
Families can register now at www.newcastlede.gov/events.