Whale Of A Sale


Saturday, November 9, 2019

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
3030 Bowers Street
Wilmington, DE  19802

Calling all treasure hunters, upcycling aficionados, fashionistas, and bargain-hunting parents looking for a great deal! Whale of a Sale – Delaware’s Largest Garage Sale – returns in November. The much-anticipated sale has been a time-honored fundraiser for the Junior League of Wilmington (JLW) since 1980.

The 2019 Whale of a Sale will feature an expanded boutique area, with an array of high-quality and designer items including brand-new clothing, accessories, formalwear, and bridal gowns contributed by local businesses. The always-popular furniture section will include gently used pieces as well as items that have been beautifully rehabbed. Fabulous finds can also be found in the holiday department, children’s clothing, equipment & sporting goods, housewares, books, art, and more!

Generations of Whale of a Sale shoppers eagerly anticipate the Sale, and thousands are expected to attend this year. Proceeds benefit the JLW’s mission of developing the leadership potential of its members and the League’s community programming. In addition to its annual Women’s Leadership Summit and Young Women’s Leadership Summit, the League’s current community impact campaign is Stand Up. Period. This initiative focuses on menstrual equity in Delaware and aims to ensure affordable access to period supplies.

The Sale will be held at 3030 Bowers Street in Wilmington. Formerly the Opportunity Center, the space is now home to Second Chances Farm, which nurtures plants and people, and our planet, by providing returning citizens with mentorship programs and green collar jobs at hydroponic, indoor, vertical farms. Attendees may park in the lot at East Side Charter School. There is on-street parking nearby and accessible parking adjacent to the site. The site is easily accessible from downtown and Interstate 495.

Become a sponsor of the Whale of a Sale by contacting us at jlw@jlwilmington.org.

Please join our Whale Email list and like our Facebook page to be notified of any updates and get a sneak peak of items for sale!