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Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 03/02/12 - 03/04/12

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

Winterthur Furniture Forum-Furniture in the South: Makers & Consumers
Friday, March 2, 2012
Begins at 10:00 a.m.
Join us for a forum exploring not only the furniture and furnishings of specific southern regions, makers, and consumers but also northern-made furniture that was sold to southern customers. A special selection of Winterthur’s southern furniture will be on display in the Galleries. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9n5CU or call 800-448-3883.

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/9n8Q2 or call (302) 658-2400.

First Saturdays in the First State
Saturday, March 3, 2012 

First State Heritage Park 

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Explore a variety of special programs and events developed at each historic site for the first Saturday of each month in Dover. Themed exhibits will be open throughout the various sites including the John Bell House, Biggs Museum of American Art, and the Welcome Center. For more information on times and exhibits, please visit http://ow.ly/9n60c.

What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart?
Delaware Public Archives
Saturday, March 3, 2012
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
On Saturday, March 3, 10:30 a.m., Richard E. Gillespie, Executive Director of TIGHAR (The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery), based in Wilmington, Delaware, will be presenting a program at the Delaware Public Archives entitled “What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart?” For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9n4Sf or call 02-744-5047.

22nd Annual Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival
Saturday, March 3, 2012
11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
It's a day for chocolate lovers at the annual Chocolate festival on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. Admission is only $2. Children under 5 get in free. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at the Rehoboth Beach Main Street office, Azura, Carltons, Cake Break or The Boardwalk Plaza Hotel. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9n5bQ or call 302-227-2772.

Biggs Kids
Saturday, March 3, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Discover the history behind the portrait of Vincent Loockerman while being lead through the Jewels of the Generations: The Legacy of Loockerman and Bradford Family of Dover exhibition. We will discuss the artist’s technique and create our own portraits using tempera paint. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9n6yi or call 302-674-2111.

79th Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography
University of Delaware's Wilmington Campus
Open Sundays from February 26 – March 4, 2012
12:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.
The Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography is a juried exhibition presented by the Delaware Photographic Society. This year 3,787 images were submitted by 478 photographers from 39 countries and 300 of the best prints will be on display at Arsht Hall, on the University of Delaware's Wilmington Campus, 2700 Pennsylvania Avenue. The exhibition is open Sundays from noon to 5:00 pm. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9mZ5j.

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.

Bonus trip ideas:

Delaware History Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/history/

Delaware Wine and Ale Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/wineandale

Delaware Geocaching Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/geo

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 29, 2012 4:54 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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