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Weekend events and things to do around Delaware July 31, 2015 to August 2, 2015

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. While you are visiting Delaware, use our mobile site to search for nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions at http://m.visitdelaware.com. Share your Delaware travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Pinterest or Instagram + tag your post with #Delagram.

Delaware Shakespeare Festival presents “The Taming of the Shrew”
July 17 - August 2, 2015
Wednesday - Saturday begins at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday begins at 6:00 p.m.
Bring your blanket or chair, pack a picnic and enjoy Shakespeare outdoors at Rockwood Park with performances of "The Taming of the Shrew." Tickets are available for purchase online.

Delaware State FairDelaware State Fair
July 23, 2015 - August 1, 2015
Experience dynamic entertainers, thrilling carnival rides, and great exhibits on agriculture in Delaware. The 2015 concert line-up includes Josh Turner, News Kids on the Block and much more!

37th Annual Sandcastle Contest at Rehoboth Beach
Saturday, August 1, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The contest will be held at Fisherman’s Beach at the north end of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, near the Henlopen Hotel in Rehoboth Beach, DE. The contest is open to both adults and children. Sculptures may be started at any time on the day of competition, but must be completed for judging by 3:00 p.m. Participants may register their entry anytime between 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

First Saturdays at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, August 1, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy special guided tours, living history and historical exhibits during First Saturdays at First State Heritage Park.

52nd Annual Lewes Historical Society's Outdoor Antique Show
Saturday, August 1, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Nearly 60 high quality dealers participate in the show that features 18th century to early 20th century antiques. All pieces are authentic and represent a wide range of prices.

Peach Ice Cream Day at Fifer OrchardsPeach Ice Cream Day at Fifer Orchards Farm
Saturday, August 1, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Spend the day on the farm with live music, hayrides and much more including delicious Peach Ice Cream!

Water Works at Hagley
Saturday, August 1, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Make a splash with cool games like water balloon ring toss and water balloon long shot. Dive into ecology and try stream water testing and dissect leaf packs. Great way to spend the day with the kids!

Dewey Beach Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Event times: Pre-party (12pm-2pm); The Hunt (2pm-6pm); Post-party (6pm-8pm)
Come join the Dewey Beach Scavenger Hunt! It is part pub tour and part Amazing race. Tons of great prizes will be awarded and locations on the hunt include The Starboard, Woody's, Port, Hammerheads and many more! Register today!

Wilmington and Western RailroadChildren's Day on the Wilmington & Western Railroad
Sunday, August 2, 2015
12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Pack a picnic lunch and bring the kids for a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings. One child rides free with each accompanying full-priced adult ticket.

Eating Rehoboth - Walking Food Tour of Rehoboth Beach
Sunday, August 2, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eating Rehoboth is a 3-hour culinary adventure through downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware! You will enjoy exclusive food tastings at five of Rehoboth's best restaurants, paired with delicious wines, local beers or signature cocktails. Spots go fast so make your reservation today!

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Friday, Jul 31, 2015 12:33 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware July 24 to July 26, 2015

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. While you are visiting Delaware, use our mobile site to search for nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions at http://m.visitdelaware.com. Share your Delaware travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Pinterest or Instagram + tag your post with #Delagram.

Delaware Shakespeare Festival presents “The Taming of the Shrew”
July 17 - August 2, 2015
Wednesday - Saturday begins at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday begins at 6:00 p.m.
Bring your blanket or chair, pack a picnic and enjoy Shakespeare outdoors at Rockwood Park with performances of "The Taming of the Shrew." Tickets are available for purchase online.

Delaware State Fair
July 23, 2015 - August 1, 2015
Experience dynamic entertainers, thrilling carnival rides, and great exhibits on agriculture in Delaware. The 2015 concert line-up includes Josh Turner, News Kids on the Block, Little Big Town and much more!

"Brewing in Delaware & 20 Off-Centered Years of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery" Exhibit
Recurring till October 3, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Come discover the history behind brewing in Delaware including a look at the past 20 off-centered year of Dogfish Head Brewery. The exhibit is located in Lewes.

Evening Pontoon Boat Tours at Trap Pond State Park
Friday, July 24, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Discover the scenic surroundings of Trap Pond State Park as you paddle alongside Baldcypress Trees. Reservations are required.

Summer Concert Series at the Bethany Beach Bandstand
Friday - Sunday
Begins at 7:30 p.m.
Come enjoy live entertainment at the Bethany Beach Bandstand. This weekends lineup includes a performane by the US Naval Academy Electric Bridgade, a Reggae/Ska performance and a John Denver/James Taylor tribute.

Lantern Dover of Dover
Friday, July 24, 2015
8:30 p.m.
Join historical interpreters from the First State Heritage Park dressed in colonial attire as they relate the stories of historic Dover. The Dover’s public square was the site of markets and fairs, suffragists and abolitionists, soldiers and slaves, lawmakers and law breakers. Tour space is limited; please call (302) 739-9194 to reserve your lantern. Meet at the John Bell House, 43 The Green.

7th Annual Seafood and Arts Festival at Delaware Seashore State Park
Saturday, July 25, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
This festival spotlights local artists and features a variety of seafood dishes in a family atmosphere with fun for everyone!

Newark Food and Brew Festival
Saturday, July 25, 2015
2:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
The 12th annual Newark Food & Brew Festival features craft and imported beers, creative cuisine, live music and sidewalk performers. This event showcases more than 40 craft and imported beers paired with food from 17 of downtown Newark’s finest restaurants.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Performance at the Freeman Stage
Saturday, July 25, 2015
8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Celebrate Big Bad Voodoo Daddy's 22nd anniversary of their arrival into the music scence. With their swing and big band style, come experience this high-energy nine-piece ensemble.

Wild West Robbery - Wilmington & Western Railroad
Sunday, July 26, 2015
12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Can the Wild West gang seize the train and outsmart the sheriff to steal the railroad's payroll? It may come down to an old-fashioned shoot-out to decide who keeps it. This is a 2-hour round-trip to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, which includes a half-hour layover at the Picnic Grove. Departures at 12:30 & 3:00 p.m.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Friday, Jul 24, 2015 7:58 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware July 17, 2015 to July 19, 2015

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. While you are visiting Delaware, use our mobile site to search for nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions at http://m.visitdelaware.com. Share your Delaware travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Pinterest or Instagram + tag your post with #Delagram.

Delaware Shakespeare Festival presents “The Taming of the Shrew”
July 17 - August 2, 2015
Wednesday - Saturday begins at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday begins at 6:00 p.m.
Bring your blanket or chair, pack a picnic and enjoy Shakespeare outdoors at Rockwood Park with performances of "The Taming of the Shrew." Tickets are available for purchase online.

Seussical the Musical performed by Clear Space Theatre Company
July 10 - August 10
Join your favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Getrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and Jojo—a little boy with a big imagination Seussical the Musical. Performed in Rehoboth Beach by the Clear Space Theatre Company.

"Brewing in Delaware & 20 Off-Centered Years of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery" Exhibit
Recurring till October 3, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Come discover the history behind brewing in Delaware including a look at the past 20 off-centered year of Dogfish Head Brewery. The exhibit is located in Lewes.

Evening Pontoon Boat Tours at Trap Pond State Park
Friday, July 17, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Discover the scenic surroundings of Trap Pond State Park as you paddle alongside Baldcypress Trees. Reservations are required.

Summer Concert Series at the Bethany Beach Bandstand
Friday - Sunday
Begins at 7:30 p.m.
Come enjoy live entertainment at the Bethany Beach Bandstand. This weekends lineup includes big band and rock music plus, a Stevie Wonder tribute.

Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market
Saturday, July 18, 2015
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Visit Historic Lewes and shop local with dozens of vendors offering fresh produce, eggs, fruits, baked good, meats, fish, cut-flowers and herbs. Plus, learn from local chefs, master gardeners and sustainable agriculture experts.

5th Annual Maritime Heritage Festival at the Delaware Seashore State Park
Sunday, July 19, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Spend the day with the family and enjoy storytelling, a breeches buoy reenactment, crafts, tours, face painting, food, and live music!

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Friday, Jul 17, 2015 1:32 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Cool ways to beat the heat in Delaware

In Delaware, summer is the season for celebration. The beach towns all beckon with sunny temptations, and festivals filled with music, food and fun seem to be happening every weekend.

Still, it’s nice from time to time to cool things down a notch. It makes summer seem all the more special when you just get out of the sun and chill– with an ice cream cone in a shady spot on the boardwalk, or maybe a jet-skiing session on the bay.

Here is a round-up of Delaware’s favorite ways to get cool (and be cool) this summer:

Kite Boarding DelawareWater (and watersports): For thousands of Delaware vacationers, summer wouldn’t be summer without some time on the water. Along the Delaware coast, that means taking your pick of watersports – whether it’s kayaking, jet-skiing, water-skiing, skimboard lessons or even stand-up paddleboarding. Visit Coastal Kayak, DelMarVa Board Sport Adventures, and Alley-Oop Skimboard for rentals and lessons.

In the state’s shady ponds and streams, travelers love taking a lazy trip by canoe or kayak – pick your own adventure, or take a look at Delaware’s Top 5 Waterway Adventures. And at the Delaware waterparks that lie along the Atlantic Coast, summer’s welcome swelter comes Shoppingdrenched with fun – top attractions include Jungle Jim’s River Safari Water Park, Killens Pond State Park, Thunder Lagoon Water Park, and Midway Speedway Park.

Shopping: Sometimes, the best refuge from the sun is an air-conditioned store, especially when it’s tax-free. In Northern Delaware, experience the upscale shops of Christiana Mall. Near the beaches, the Tanger Outlet Centers are known for their brand-name deals. And on the main shopping streets of Rehoboth Beach and Newark, boutiques are the best bet for a fabulous find.

Couple dining RehobothCool Tastes: There’s nothing like the cool refuge of a trendy and tasty restaurant on a summer evening. When it comes to top restaurants in Delaware, Rehoboth Beach undoubtedly has some of the coolest – scroll thorough a list of Delaware Restaurants for more, or take a look at the Top 10 Delaware Restaurants that Win Yelp Raves. Some of the top restaurants in Delaware can also be found along the easy-to-follow Delaware Culinary Trail.

… And Cool Brews: No trip to Delaware is complete without a few sips of the state’s artisanal craft beers – especially those made by the nationally revered Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Milton and its restaurant in Rehoboth, Dogfish Head Brewing and Eats. For a complete guide to Delaware’s top-thirst quenchers, travel the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.

Delaware Ice CreamHomemade Ice Cream: Delaware’s home-made ice cream stores are a bit of a secret (and somewhat guilty) pleasure for travelers, but we have the inside story. Check out flavors you won’t find anywhere else at these “hotspots” for icy fun including The Ice Cream Store, King's and UDairy.

 

posted on: Monday, Jul 13, 2015 11:53 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Big Barrel Country Music Festival Travel Tips

Plan your travel strategy
Drivers heading to the Big Barrel Country Music Festival should keep their eyes out for electronic signs at primary exits and along the route to the festival, and follow their directions. The most important tool for avoiding traffic problems is awareness. Before approaching Dover itself, be sure to monitor traffic conditions via the DelDOT app, DelDOT’s traffic radio station (WTMC 1380-AM; also accessible through the app); or Traffic Webcams. The app features real-time alerts about delays and accidents, allowing fans to choose alternate routes in time to avoid tie-ups.

Here’s some general travel tips for the Big Barrel Country Music Festival once you get close to Dover:

Traffic from the north on Delaware 1 will take Exit 104 onto U.S. 13 southbound. Take U.S. 13 to Leipsic Road (DE Road 88) and follow signs to Daily Festival (day trippers) parking and Camper/RV check-in.

Traffic from the south on Delaware 1 will take Exit 95 to Bay Road, then onto U.S. Route 13, then make a right turn on Leipsic Road (DE Road 88) and follow signs to Daily Festival parking and Camper/RV check-in.

Check-in for campers and RVs with reservations will begin at noon on Thursday.

If an incident (or heavy traffic) creates problems at Exit 104, traffic will be routed south to Exit 95, allowing motorists to approach the festival from the south on U.S. 13. Otherwise, it’s a good idea to stay clear of U.S. 13, unless directed by organizers.

For the many travelers who use Del. 1 to reach the Delaware beaches, it’s also a good idea to be aware of peak Big Barrel Country Music Festival arrival times and plan accordingly by checking the DelDOT app and Traffic Cams. If you’re a beach-goer who typically returns home on Sundays, be aware that that day is also when many fans will be heading home – it’s better to leave early in the day rather than late Sunday night.

 

posted on: Friday, Jun 26, 2015 8:06 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Celebrate July 4th in Delaware - Fireworks and Event Schedule 2015

Come celebrate July 4th in Delaware. Here is a list of fireworks displays in for 2015!

Cape May-Lewes Ferry Fireworks Cruise
Friday, July 3, 2015
5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Admission: $30/adult; $15/child (under age 12 including infants)
Catch a spectacular fireworks display from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Aboard the ferry, you will get perfect view of this year’s fireworks extravaganza.  The cruise departs Lewes at 7:15 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 800-643-3779.

Lewes' Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
The City of Lewes continues its long tradition of hosting old-fashioned games for children and the Lewes Fourth of July Boat Parade, which will wind down the Lewes - Rehoboth canal to Fisherman's Wharf. As part of the holiday festivities, there will also be the Doo-Dah Parade. The day is full of fun and exciting things to do for the whole family! (Please note there are no fireworks at this celebration).

Dover FireworksDover 4th of July - A Celebration of Independence in the Capital of the First State
July 4, 2015
Events from 9:00 a.m. - dusk
Fireworks at 9:20 p.m.
Historic tours, food & more take place in historic Dover on July 4th, including an outdoor concert packed with patriotic tunes on Legislative Mall. Fireworks will blast off above Legislative Hall at dusk.

Independence Day Celebration at Bethany Beach
July 4, 2015
Parade: 12:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.; Fireworks at dusk
Admission: Free
Enjoy an old fashioned 4th of July parade with floats, bikes and marching bands. Plus, live entertainment at the bandstand and fireworks at dusk.

4th of July Celebration at the Wilmington Riverfront
July 4, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Celebrate the 2015 July 4th Celebration on the Riverfront in Tubman-Garrett Park. Beginning at 2:00 p.m., the festivities will include rides, games, and a 50-foot obstacle course. Plus, fireworks at dusk! There will also be historical reenactments and a crab feast.

Independence Day Celebrations in Laurel
July 4, 2015
Parade 5:00 p.m.; Fireworks 9:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Enjoy 4th of July festivities with a parade; the Mayor's Cornhole Contest; face painting; and a pie-eating contest at Market Square Park. Wrap up the day with a fantastic fireworks display at dusk.

4th of July Fireworks in Newark
July 4, 2015
6:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
The annual Independence Day celebration will feature live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and games at UD’s Athletic Complex on South Avenue. The fireworks will start between 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Fireworks Express - Wilmington & Western Railroad
July 4, 2015
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Admission: Adult: $20; Senior: $19; Children: $16; Children Under 2: FREE
Board the Wilmington & Western Railroad’s Fireworks Express to a festive display in Hockessin. Passengers are welcome to bring coolers, blankets and folding chairs aboard. Please allow 4 hours for the train ride and fireworks show. Reservations are required.

Dewey Beach July 4th Fireworks
July 4, 2015
9:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Grab a lawn chair or a beach blanket and watch a dazzling fireworks display. Fireworks will be set off from a barge in the bay and will be visible from any bar or restaurant along the bayside in Dewey.

Rehoboth Fireworks 2July 4th Fireworks in Rehoboth Beach
Sunday, July 5, 2015
9:15 p.m.
Admission: Free
Celebrate Independence Day in Rehoboth Beach! A spectacular fireworks display will be launched from the beach and it will be visible up and down the boardwalk. Enjoy live entertainment at the Rehoboth Beach bandstand before and after the fireworks.

Travel tips and resources:
Search through hotel listings, traveler reviews and book online.

Celebrate the First State's rich heritage and embark on a historic adventure while traveling the Delaware History Trail!

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Get Delaware beach travel tips and ideas for things to do.

Save while planning your vacation with Delaware deals.

 

posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015 10:07 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware June 12, 2015 to June 14, 2015

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. While you are visiting Delaware, use our mobile site to search for nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions at http://m.visitdelaware.com. Share your Delaware travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Pinterest or Instagram + tag your post with #Delagram.

Delaware By Hand: Masters 2015 Exhibition at the Biggs Museum of American Art
Friday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Sunday: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This is the last weekend to see artwork from individuals who entered the 2015 Masterworks Competition. The artists were selected by the organization Delaware By Hand and the Biggs Museum and are deemed masters of their craft. 

Eating Rehoboth - Walking Food Tours of Rehoboth
Recurs every Friday and Sunday
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission: $49 per person
Tickets are still available for this weekend’s 3-hour Eating Rehoboth culinary adventure through downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware! You will enjoy exclusive food tastings at five of Rehoboth's best restaurants, paired with delicious wines, local beers or signature cocktails. Tours also include specialty food shops and beachy outdoor venues.

Separation Day Celebration in Historic New Castle
Friday: 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. & Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy a weekend full of fun, food, games and live entertainment. Festivities also include living history demonstrations and a parade. Please visit their website for a schedule of events.

St. Anthony's Italian Festival 2015 in Wilmington
Friday: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Saturday: 2:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Sunday: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Admission: $5.00 - $15.00; Under 14 and over age 61: FREE!
Enjoy old world charm at the St. Anthony’s Italian Festival. There will be authentic Italian food and amusement rides, along with non-stop dancing, singing and eating.

Delaware Leap Frog Bicycle Tour in Central and Southern Delaware
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Check in: 7:00 a.m.
Admission: $20 until June 6th by mail; $25 thereafter.
Leap from pond- to-pond in central and southern Delaware. Enjoy one of two rides: the 1/2 metric century (50k or 32 miles) or the full metric century (100k or about 63 miles). The course is mostly flat and offers a unique look at the beautiful ponds of central and lower Delaware. Helmets are required.

Historic Lewes Farmers' Market
Saturday, June 13, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
At the Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market you can shop among dozens of local vendors offering fresh produce, eggs, fruits, baked good, meats, fish, cut-flowers and herbs. Local chefs, master gardeners and sustainable agriculture experts will be on hand to share with visitors tips of their trade.

Dogfish Head Analog-A-Go-Go in Milton
Saturday, June 13, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission: $5-$25
Vinyl, live music, cask beer, artisans of all kinds! Enjoy a weekend filled with crafted cask beer to satisfy your taste buds while listening to some analog music and perusing through hand crafted and curated goods.

37th Annual June Jam
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Begins at 12:00 p.m.
Admission: $35
Come rock out at June Jam with a lineup including Kansas, Molly Hatchet, 38 Special, and Cheap Trick, along with fun and games for the kids.

Milford Brewgrass Festival
Sunday, June 14, 2015
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Admission: $100 – VIP, $30 – pre-registered, $40 at the door, $5 for designated driver
Make the first-ever DMI Brewgrass Festival presented by Mispillion River Brewing your first stop on your music festival tour this summer! This inaugural event will offer live bluegrass music, food to purchase, and beer tastings from local Delaware & Maryland breweries.

Rockford Tower Afternoons at Rockford Park
Sunday, June 14, 2015
1:00p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Enjoy views of the City of Wilmington and the surrounding countryside from the top of Rockford Tower. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015 8:49 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware June 5, 2015 to June 7, 2015

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. While you are visiting Delaware, use our mobile site to search for nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions at http://m.visitdelaware.com. Share your Delaware travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Pinterest or Instagram + tag your post with #Delagram.

A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & The Art of Everyday Life Exhibit at Winterthur
Recurring weekly till January 3, 2016
Museum Hours: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Admission: Included in regular admission and free for members
Explore the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, and pottery, in this exhibition highlighting recent acquisitions from the estate of legendary collector and scholar Frederick S. Weiser.

Beer, Wine and Spirits Weekend
Friday, June 5, 2015 - Sunday, June 7, 2015
Time Varies by location
Admission: $20
Visit, tour and taste some of Delaware’s best libations. Spend a weekend traveling the state sampling the beer, wine and spirits from local producers!

Eating Rehoboth - Walking Food Tours of Rehoboth
Recurs every Friday and Sundays till October 30, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission: $49 per person
Tickets are still available for this weekend’s 3-hour Eating Rehoboth culinary adventure through downtown Rehoboth Beach! You will enjoy exclusive food tastings at five of Rehoboth's best restaurants, paired with delicious wines, local beers or signature cocktails. Tours also include specialty food shops and beachy outdoor venues. Reservations are required.

Greek Festival in Wilmington
Friday & Saturday
11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Admission: FREE
Start the summer off by celebrating the 40th Annual Greek Festival. This year’s event will be like being in a Greek village with the aromas of authentic cuisines, the sounds of ethnic music and the entertainment of Greek dancers. OPA! (Check the Greek Festival’s website and social media for Saturday’s scheduling changes).

Hagley Museum Walking Tour
Recurring every Saturday and Sunday
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Admission: Free - $14
Learn about gunpowder production, waterpower, Brandywine Valley geology, the stories of immigrant worker, and Hagley’s gardens.

Dover's First Fridays
Friday, June 5, 2015
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Start your weekend off on a shopping spree in Downtown Dover. Take advantage of tax-free specials every First Friday of the month. There will also be musicians and live entertainment each month.

Historic Lewes Farmers' Market
Saturday, June 6, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
At the Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market you can shop among dozens of local vendors offering fresh produce, eggs, fruits, baked good, meats, fish, cut-flowers and herbs. Local chefs, master gardeners and sustainable agriculture experts will be on hand to share tips of their trade.

Boats, Buttons, Beans & Beer Walking Tour in Milton
Saturday, June 6, 2015
9:30 a.m.
Admission: $5 Cash for non-Milton Historical Society members
Discover historic Milton and find out why boats, buttons, beans and beer all play roles in Milton's history! The walking tour of the town begins at the "Dogfish shield" sign (entrance to Dogfish Head Brewery) and lasts approximately an hour and a half.

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting in Greenville
Recurring every Saturday
Open 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Tours start at 1:00 p.m.
Admission: $22
Enjoy a relaxed and personalized tour at Twin Lakes Brewing Company as they guide you through the history of beer and brewing plus, their unique brewing process and traditions.

Children's Day at Wilmington & Western Railroad
Sunday, June 7, 2015
12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults $14; Seniors (60+) $13; Children (2-12) $12; Children under 2 FREE
Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings. One child rides FREE with each accompanying full-priced adult ticket.

Boating Through History at Trap Pond State Park
Saturday, June 6, 2015
2:00 p.m.
Admission: $6 adults; $3 under 12
Learn about the history of Trap Pond, which became one of Delaware’s first state park in 1951. Explore the area on a pontoon boat and discover its natural inhabitants. Call ahead to reserve a spot.

Restaurant Week in Downtown Rehoboth
Sunday, June 7 - 12, 2015
Time Varies by location
Enjoy delicious 3-course prix-fixe meals ($25, $35 or $45) at participating restaurants in downtown Rehoboth Beach! This is the perfect time to try innovative foods at reduced prices.

St. Anthony's Italian Festival 2015 in Wilmington
Sunday, June 7 - 14, 2105
2:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Admission: $5.00 - $15.00; Under 14 and over age 61: FREE!
Experience old-world charm at this year’s St. Anthony’s Italian Festival. It’s a day full of non-stop dancing, singing and eating.

Free admission to the Delaware Art Museum
Recurring every Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Admission to the museum is free to visitors on Sundays. The Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, works by Wilmington-native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Friday, Jun 5, 2015 10:06 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware May 29, 2015 to May 31, 2015

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. While you are visiting Delaware, use our mobile site to search for nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions at http://m.visitdelaware.com. Share your Delaware travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Pinterest or Instagram + tag your post with #Delagram.

Macaroon Afternoon Tea at the Green Room in the Hotel du Pont
Friday - Sunday
3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Admission: $30
Satisfy your sweet tooth in the most sophisticated way during Macaroon Afternoon Tea in the Green Room. Honoring the popular Hotel du Pont macaroons, this daily afternoon tea will include additional Parisian macaroons in various flavors during the dessert course. You will feel like you're sipping tea in a French Bistro overlooking the Eiffel Tower.

NASCAR Race Weekend at the Dover International Speedway
Friday - Sunday
Time Varies
Admission: Varies
Dover International Speedway will host the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series on the “Monster Mile,” the fastest one-mile oval racetrack in the world. Things get started this weekend with the Lucas Oil 200 Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, followed by the Buckle Up 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday, and finally by the 400-lap NASCAR Sprint Cup showdown on Sunday.

Pop Up Beer Garden at Winterthur
Friday, May 29, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Admission: Free (Visitors pay for food and drinks)
Enjoy a relaxing Friday evening at Winterthur’s Pop Up Beer Garden. Listen to live music; enjoy local craft beers and sink your teeth into some Pennsylvania German inspired foods.

Couples Kayak Trip at Killens Pond State Park
Friday, May 29, 2015
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Admission: $15 per couple
Make it a memorable evening with your sweetheart at Killens Pond State Park. Enjoy the beautiful view from the pond with other couples in the area. Whether it is your first date or your scheduled date night, you both won't want to miss this romantic evening on the water in tandem kayaks.

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park
Friday, May 29, 2015
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Admission: $10
Take a unique, guided lantern tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum, which dates back to the 1800’s. Learn about what surfmen of the time did to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast, and then venture over the dune to patrol the beach as you hear shipwreck tales.

South Side Shoot Out at the Delaware Seashore State Park
Saturday, May 30, 2015-Sunday May 31, 2015
9:00 a.m.
Enjoy one of the best skimboarding competitions in the world. Come watch top professional and amateur skimboarders compete on the third stop of the Skim USA tour.   

Historic Autos at Winterthur
Saturday, May 30, 2015
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Admission: Included with admission. Members are free.
Step back in time to see elegant, historic automobiles of the country-estate era. This weekend’s theme is "In Grand Style: Rolls Royce and Bentley." Come see a magnificent 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot Tourer, which is affectionately called "The Empress" and was a gift to Winterthur in 2008.

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting in Greenville
Recurring every Saturday
Open 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Tours start at 1:00 p.m.
Admission: $22
Enjoy a relaxed and personalized tour at Twin Lakes Brewing Company as they guide you through the history of beer and brewing plus, their unique brewing process and traditions.

Free admission to the Delaware Art Museum
Recurring every Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Admission to the museum is free to all visitors thanks to the support from generous individuals and the Longwood Foundation. The Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, works by Wilmington-native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle.

Walking Tour: Rocks and Roll Mills at the Hagley Museum
Sunday May 31, 2015
11:00 am and 2:00 pm
Admission: Free - $14
Explore the geology of the Brandywine Valley and its impact on the milling industry. And after a tour of the beautiful grounds of the Hagley Museum, take home a piece of Delaware Blue Rock as a souvenir.

Eating Rehoboth - Walking Food Tours of Rehoboth
Sunday, May 31, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission: $49 per person
Tickets are still available for this weekend’s 3-hour Eating Rehoboth culinary adventure through downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware! You will enjoy exclusive food tastings at five of Rehoboth's best restaurants, paired with delicious wines, local beers or signature cocktails. Tours also include specialty food shops and beachy outdoor venues.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Friday, May 29, 2015 2:07 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Memorial Day Weekend in Delaware 2015 - Travel tips and Events

Start the summer season off right with Delaware travel ideas & tips for enjoying fun in the sun! While you’re having fun, share your travel photos on Pinterest and Instagram by following VisitDelaware and tagging your posts with #Delagram.

Trip Ideas:
Rehoboth Beach∙ Each Delaware beach has its own style and character! Pick your flavor of fun.

∙ Search for Delaware restaurants, hotels and attractions online with helpful Tripadvisor and Yelp Reviews.

∙ Find Delaware deals including discounts at attractions, hotels and on vacation rentals.

∙ Planning a Memorial Day BBQ? Serve up some local flavor by offering local wine, beer and spirits from the locations on the Delaware Beer, Wine and Sprits Trail.

Delaware Steamed Crabs∙ Summer in Delaware means its time for delicious steamed crabs. Learn how to pick and eat a steamed crab from a Delaware waterman!

∙ Paddle, hike and bike your way along the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

∙ Spend some time with your fur-family members! Get tips on pet-friendly beach destinations in Delaware.

Beach Travel Tips:
∙ The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is a 90-minute scenic ride for travelers visiting the Delaware beaches from northern locations such as; New Jersey and New York. Vehicle and foot passengers can purchase tickets online or at the ferry terminal. If you’re a vehicle passenger, it is highly recommended to make a reservation.

Jolly Trolley∙ The Jolly Trolley Shuttle Service is a convenient way to travel between Rehoboth and Dewey Beach. Service begins Friday, May 22nd at 5:00 p.m. The summer schedule offers daily service from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. Rates are $3.00 one-way and $5.00 round trip.

∙ Use the DART First State’s Park and Ride lot located on Shuttle Rd. off of Delaware Rt. 1, north of Rehoboth Avenue to ride in comfort to the outlets, boardwalk and beach. Park for $8.00 and receive up to 4 free unlimited ride daily bus passes. All buses are air conditioned, equipped with wheelchair lifts and can carry 2 bikes. DART’s Route 305 Beach Connection, operates from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekends and provides service from Wilmington to Rehoboth Beach on Friday – Sunday nights.  

∙ From tips on when it is best to travel to parking information, plan ahead with these handy Delaware beach travel tips.

Memorial Day Weekend Events:
Lums Pond State ParkCamping Weekend at Lums Pond State Park
May 22 - 25, 2015

Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Saturdays
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Lewes Historic Society

11th Annual Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival
Saturday, May 23, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Delaware Breakwater Kayak Eco-Tours at Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, May 23, 2015
10:00 a.m.

Jungle Jim’s Water Park - Open for Summer season
May 23, - 25
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Viking Golf Water Park FenwickViking Amusements and Thunder Lagoon Waterpark - Open for Summer season
Open Daily
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Opening weekend for Killens Pond Water Park
Sunday, May 24, 2015 – Tuesday, May 26, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Eating Rehoboth - Walking Food Tours of Rehoboth
Sunday, May 24, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 3:21 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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