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Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 02/24/12 - 02/26/12

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! For detailed information on road-trip ideas, county-wide itineraries plus, attraction and accommodation listings, order the new State Travel Guide at: www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/travel-guide

Discover Delaware by following one of our three exciting statewide trails!

Delaware Geocaching Trail
Embark on a statewide adventure using GPS technology to find hidden cache sites at historic and cultural attractions, state parks, wineries, breweries, and sports venues. For more information, visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/geo/

Delaware History Trail
Comprised of 36 significant historic sites, visitors can receive a commemorative book for completing the trail entitled, "Landmarks and Legacies," a colorful narrative highlighting historic places and fascinating people representing the very fabric of the First State. For more information, visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/history/

Delaware Wine and Ale Trail
This trail is a unique collection of thirteen local wineries and breweries featuring award-winning wines and craft brews. Visit for a tour, a tasting and a memorable experience! For more information, visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/wineandale/

Tours of the Old State House
Mondays - Saturdays (9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.); Sundays (1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)
Learn about the Old State House and its significance to the State of Delaware's history and heritage. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9etQd or call (302) 744-5055. Group tours and student travel opportunities are available.

Giants: African Dinosaurs
Recurring daily until February 26, 2012 
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Life-sized dinosaur skeletons from the African continent are displayed in the "living diorama" organized around seven conceptual themes. Created by Project Exploration and sponsored by DuPont. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9etiB or call 302-658-9111.  

Mid-Atlantic Food and Wine Festival
February 23 - 26, 2012
Various Times
Take part in an international food and wine experience never before seen in Delaware. This is a series of multi-course dinners and tastings to be held in private homes of distinction and the Hotel duPont to benefit the Delaware Theatre Company.  Celebrity guest chefs and top local chefs will be featured as well as winemakers. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9esFS or call 302-322-3788.   

Discover the Governor Ross Mansion and Plantation
Open for tours on Saturday and Sunday
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Learn about life in Delaware around the Civil War time period while touring this gorgeous home in Sussex County. Also, stop by the Seaford Museum! For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9etlC or call 302-628-9500. 

Hagley's Dollar Days
February 04 - March 31, 2012 
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Visit the site of the gunpowder works founded by E. I. du Pont in 1802. This example of early American industry includes restored mills, a workers' community, and the ancestral home and gardens of the du Pont family. Admission is just $1 every Saturday in February and March. Of course, members are still free. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9etnE or call (302) 658-2400.

Coastal Concerts presents Carpe Diem String Quartet
Sunday, February 25, 2012
Begins at 8:00 p.m.
Join Carpe Diem String Quartet and enjoy their eclectic music at the Bethel United Methodist Fellowship Hall. For more information, visit http://www.carpediemstringquartet.com/

Victorian Costume Ball at Rockwood Park and Mansion
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Begins at 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of popular ballroom dances of the mid to late 19th century. Historic dance instruction at 7:00 p.m. Music by String Theory, a live string quartet. Victorian costumes and finery encouraged but not required. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9erFa or call 302-762-2075. 

Sunday Brunch at Bonz Restaurant and Lounge
Harrington Raceway and Casino
Sunday, February 26, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy made-to-order eggs and omelets, French toast, waffles and crepes, and so many more of your breakfast favorites. Plus, sink your teeth into fresh carved tenderloin, salads and crave-worthy sides. Reservations are required. Please call 302-398-5348.

Jazz Brunch at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana
Recurring weekly on Sunday until February 26, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Hilton Christiana is pleased to offer a Jazz Brunch every Sunday in February from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. featuring entertainment by Tony Grandberry. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9erPx or call 302-781-7000. 

For additional event calendars, visit:
http://visitdelaware.com/

http://visitdover.com/

http://visitsoutherndelaware.com/

http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com/

 

Categories: Things to Do

posted on: Wednesday, Feb 22, 2012 7:58 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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