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Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 03/30/12 to 04/01/12

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.

Discover Delaware during the spring season! View top destinations for the season and get the scoop on the local’s favorite spots including Winterthur Museum and Gardens, the annual Dover Days Festival and historic Lewes at http://www.visitdelaware.com/things-to-do/spring/.

Conservation Quest at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
Recurring daily until May 28, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Sunday Noon – 4:30 p.m.
Join the quest to learn about energy - what it is, where it comes from, how we use it, and why it's so important to use it wisely.  Explore what you can do at home, in school, and in the community to conserve energy and promote healthy living! For more information visit, http://ow.ly/9XGKK or call 302-658-9111.

My Fair Lady performed by Clear Space Theatre Company
March 16 – April 1, 2012
Friday – Saturday 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 3:00 p.m.
The classic story of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and Professor Henry Higgins is brought to life in a re-imagined, intimate production. A musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” “My Fair Lady” follows Higgins as he attempts to turn Eliza into a proper English lady through speech lessons, and the line between learning and learning to love becomes increasingly blurred. A show and music you know and love by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, Clear Space brings this timeless musical right to “The Street Where You Live.” For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9EpV6 or call 302-227-2270.

Wine, Dine & Deal at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana
Friday, March 30, 2012
7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Taste over 40 incredible wines paired with cuisine from around the world!  Enjoy a night of wine-tasting, fantastic food, Monte Carlo games and great silent auction items.  Must be 21 or older.  VIP Wine Tasting costs an additional $50. Overnight accommodation package available. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9XHhm or call 302-472-6242.

Free Walking Tours: Stories of The Green at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, March 31, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Discover the history and heritage of Delaware’s capital with tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour. For more information, visit
http://ow.ly/9XH1q or call 302-739-9178.

Brewery Tours at the Old Dominion Brewing Company
Saturday, March 31, 2012 
12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. 
Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, five samples, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Hop Mountain and Fordham Copperhead, as well as the Delaware Beer Bracket winner, Oak Barrel Stout. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9XEt9 or call 302-678-4810

Wilmington & Western Railroad Easter Bunny Express
March 31, 2012 – April 1, 2012 (Recurring weekly on Sunday and Saturday)
12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
The Easter Bunny hops aboard our train for a 1 1/2-hour round trip ride to Ashland and all kids will get a special treat. Bring your camera and have the Easter Bunny pose for a picture with your child. This event is powered by one or our antique steam locomotives. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9XHry or call 302-998-1930.

Newark Wine and Dine
Saturday, March 31, 2012
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Downtown restaurants team up with wineries and vineyards from across the country and around the world to present distinctive food and wine pairings. For more information, call 302-366-7000.

Lantern tours of Fort Miles
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Tour the gun battery by lantern light and learn how soldiers defended our coast. Ages 10 and up with an adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration required. $5 per person. For more information, call (302) 645-8983.

Lewes Vintage Baseball Game
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Begins at 1:00 p.m.
Cheer on the Lewes Baseball Club, a vintage ball club participating in the Mid-Atlantic Vintage Baseball League at the University of Delaware Lewes campus, near the Virden Conference Center at 700 Piltottown Road. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9XHQO or call 302-645-7670.

Bonus trip ideas:
Delaware History Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.com/history

Delaware Wine & 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

 

posted on: Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 3:25 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 03/23/12 to 03/25/12

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.

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/.

Play a round of golf at Baywood Greens
Daily
An "Exclusively Public" 18-Hole championship course, Baywood Greens offers golfers the most scenic and spectacular golf on the Delmarva Peninsula. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9NmTT or call 302-947-9800. 

Explore the Winterthur Museum and Gardens
Tuesday – Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Winterthur is the premier museum of American decorative arts, reflecting both early America and the du Pont family’s life here. Its 60-acre naturalistic garden is among the countries best. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9Nfvq or call 800-448-3883.

My Fair Lady performed by Clear Space Theatre Company
March 16 – April 1, 2012
Friday – Saturday 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 3:00 p.m.
The classic story of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and Professor Henry Higgins is brought to life in a re-imagined, intimate production. A musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” “My Fair Lady” follows Higgins as he attempts to turn Eliza into a proper English lady through speech lessons, and the line between learning and learning to love becomes increasingly blurred. A show and music you know and love by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, Clear Space brings this timeless musical right to “The Street Where You Live.” For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9EpV6 or call 302-227-2270.

The Wedding Singer performed by New Candlelight Theatre
March 23 – May 20, 2012
Various times
It’s time to party like it’s 1985! That’s right! NCT is taking you back to the 80s for the stage musical version of the popular film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. Tons of fun and laughs with big weddings, big Bar Mitzvahs and big hair! For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9NeUL or call 302-475-2313.

Hagley’s Dollar Days at the Hagley Museum and Library
Recurring weekly until March 31, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Admission to Hagley is only one dollar every Saturday in March. Free for members. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9Nf7N or call (302) 658-2400.

Delaware Home Show at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino
March 24 – 24, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Delaware Home Show is presented by the Home Builders Association of Delaware. Exhibitors share the latest products, services and ideas for the home. For more information, visit http://www.delawarehomeshow.com/.

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra: “Spring Concert”
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Begins at 7:30 p.m.
Join the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra for their “Spring Concert” at Mariner’s Bethel Church in Ocean View, Delaware. The orchestra performs for thousands of music lovers every year in Maryland and Delaware. Pre-concert talk begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information visit www.midatlanticsympony.org or call 1-888-846-8600.

Free admission to the Delaware Art Museum
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Take advantage of this great opportunity to view beautiful collections of art exhibits at the Delaware Art Museum. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9Eu8T or call 302-0571-9590.

Sunday Brunch at Bonz Restaurant and Lounge
Harrington Raceway and Casino
Sunday, March 25, 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.

For additional event calendars, visit: 

http://visitdelaware.com/
http://visitdover.com/
http://visitsoutherndelaware.com/
http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com/

 

posted on: Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 1:51 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Buy more spring fashions for less in Delaware!

ShoppingSpring is here and Delaware is the perfect destination to search for the newest fashion trends for this colorful season. Take advantage of our tax-free shopping to buy more for less. Plus, since the First State is located within easy driving distance from Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and New York shoppers will save on traveling costs!

Whether you are visiting the newly remodeled Christiana Mall, located just off I-95, or you are enjoying the beach scene at the Tanger® Outlet Centers, you will have hundreds of name-brand stores to choose from including, Nordstrom, South Moon Under and much more!

Make it a weekend of indulgence and visit Delaware’s beautiful coastal communities with trendy boutique shops such as Azura, Downtown Cowgirl and Aquamarine on Market. After all of that tax-free shopping, enjoy a night out with a stroll along the boardwalk and dine at one of the First State’s premier bar and restaurants.

What is our spring fashion tip this year? Accessorize with a trip to Delaware, the ideal stop for any shopper on a budget!

Tax-free shopping hot spots:

Christiana Mall

Concord Mall

Dover Mall

Tanger® Outlet Centers

Additional trip ideas:

Shopping & leisure attraction listings: http://www.visitdelaware.com/things-to-do/shopping

Hotel listings: http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/hotels/

Restaurant listings: http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/restaurants/

 

posted on: Friday, Mar 16, 2012 1:39 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Budget-friendly Delaware trip ideas and tips!

Travelers in the Mid-Atlantic region are a short drive away from an affordable and exciting destination. By traveling to Delaware, visitors can getaway from big city traffic, busy work life and long distance travel hassles on a reasonable budget. Delaware offers everything from beautiful beaches to NASCAR race weekends!

With gas prices on the rise, travelers can save money on gas and airline tickets by taking advantage of premier attractions, accommodations and dining options within their own backyard! Delaware is just a tank full away from Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New York City.

Not only will travelers be saving money on transportation but many of Delaware’s attractions and parking is free of charge! Plus, overnight stays at local hotels are an affordable option for any budget. Book now and save on spring and early-summer packages!

Looking to save even more money? Here are some driving tips:

• Lighten the load! Take out any miscellaneous items in the car that add extra weight.

• Check your tire pressure. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that proper tire inflation can improve car fuel economy by up to 3%.

• There’s an app for that! For a list of apps that can help you find the lowest gas prices or avoid traffic, go to http://blog.truecar.com/2011/03/14/ten-apps-for-saving-money-on-gas/.

• Ease up on the brakes. The U.S. Department of Energy reports aggressive driving can lower a car’s fuel economy by up to 33%.

• Stay within the limits! By just simply slowing down and going the speed limit travelers will increase their fuel efficiency.

Now, that you have some cost saving travel ideas and tips its time to hit the road and discover Delaware!

 

posted on: Thursday, Mar 15, 2012 9:00 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 03/16/12 to 03/18/12

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.

Conservation Quest at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
Recurring daily until May 28, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Sundays: Noon – 4:30 p.m.
Great exhibit for the kids! Join the quest to learn about energy - what it is, where it comes from, how we use it, and why it's so important to use it wisely. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9Etdh or call 02-658-9111.

Starboard’s World Famous Re-Opening Weekend
Thursday, March 15, 2012 – Sunday, March 18, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Spend your St. Patrick’s Day in Dewey Beach during the re-opening weekend at the Starboard! For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9EsAu or call 302-227-4600.

Wilmington Winter Bluegrass at the Crowne Plaza Hotel

March 16 - 18, 2012

Various times
Come jam out at Delaware's biggest bluegrass event with 30 bands, specialized workshops and gospel Sunday! For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9FRcV  or call 302-730-4065. 

My Fair Lady performed by Clear Space Theatre Company
March 16 – April 1, 2012
Friday – Saturday 7:00 p.m.; Sunday 3:00 p.m.
The classic story of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and Professor Henry Higgins is brought to life in a re-imagined, intimate production. A musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” “My Fair Lady” follows Higgins as he attempts to turn Eliza into a proper English lady through speech lessons, and the line between learning and learning to love becomes increasingly blurred. A show and music you know and love by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, Clear Space brings this timeless musical right to “The Street Where You Live.” For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9EpV6 or call 302-227-2270.

“The American Eagle: Symbol of Freedom and and Enterprise to the du Pont Family” exhibit at the Hagley Museum
Recurring weekly until January 1, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The image of the eagle has been an important icon in the history of the du Pont family. The du Pont family came to America on the ship “American Eagle," the DuPont Company's first product was Eagle Gun Powder, and decorative arts collected by Mrs. Louise du Pont Crowninshield were adorned with eagles, a common symbolic element in Federal-style furnishings. This exhibit is on display in the du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills. Included in regular admission and tour. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9Eq5q or call 302-658-2400.

Merchants Attic II at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Hall
Saturday, March 17, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Plan to shop at the State's Largest Indoor Garage Sale! Merchants' Attic II will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Hall, 229 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE. The doors will open promptly at 9:30 a.m., rain or shine. For more information, call (302) 227-6446.

Delaware Horse Expo at the Delaware State Fairgrounds
Saturday, March 17 – 18, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sunday closes at 4:00 p.m.
Celebrating the region’s equine character. The Delaware Horse Expo features clinics, exhibits, demonstrations plus, raffles, kids’ activities and much more! For more information, call 302-398-5194.

Brewery Tours at the Old Dominion Brewing Company
Saturday, March 17, 2012
12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, five samples, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Hop Mountain and Fordham Copperhead, as well as the Delaware Beer Bracket winner, Oak Barrel Stout. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9yoYg or call 302-678-4810

17th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Dover
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Begins at 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in historic downtown Dover with this exciting parade and festivities! For more information, call 302-678-2940.

Toasting the Town: St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl in downtown Milford
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Begins at 5:00 p.m.
Toast the town in downtown Milford with their 2nd Annual Pub Crawl featuring local wines and brews at location such as Abbott’s Grill, Georgia House, Park Place and much more! For more information, call 302-839-1180.

A Crawl for All at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Begins at 4:00 p.m.
Join the fun and excitement of St. Patrick’s Day at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino pub-crawl. Tour various bars within the casino and enter to win a drawing for an overnight stay at the venue. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9EwpI

An evening with Buddy Valastro – The Cake Boss at the DuPont Theatre
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Begins at 7:30 p.m.
In this live interactive event, the baker and star of TLC’s “Cake Boss” will share the stories behind his hit TV series and his colorful Italian family, answer audience questions, and give a live demonstration of the techniques that have made him one of the most successful and renowned cake artists in the nation. Buddy will even invite audience members to join the fun on stage. The whole family is invited for a night of “bakin’ with the boss” one will not soon forget. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9EtBB or call 302-656-4401.

Free admission to the Delaware Art Museum
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Take advantage of this great opportunity to view beautiful collections of art exhibits at the Delaware Art Museum. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9Eu8T or call 302-0571-9590.

Sunday Brunch at Bonz Restaurant and Lounge
Harrington Raceway and Casino
Sunday, March 18, 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 & 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/

 

posted on: Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 11:40 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 03/09/12 to 03/11/12

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.

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/.

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.

Brewery Tours at the Old Dominion Brewing Company
Saturday, March 10, 2012
12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town. For $5 you get the tour, five samples, and a pint glass to take home. Sample signature beers, Hop Mountain and Fordham Copperhead, as well as the Delaware Beer Bracket winner, Oak Barrel Stout. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9yoYg or call 302-678-4810

Second Saturdays Garden Walk: “Snowdrops and Other Minor Bulbs”
Saturday, March 10, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Join a garden staff member for a walk highlighting this special aspect of the garden. In case of inclement weather, call 302-888-4915 after 10:00 a.m. Members free. Included with admission. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/9yptd.

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.

Zwaanendael Museum presents "Savory Sussex"
Saturday, March 10, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Drop in to hear about local flavors of Sussex County. For more information, please visit http://ow.ly/9yqtT or call (302) 645-1148.

Sunday Brunch at Bonz Restaurant and Lounge
Harrington Raceway and Casino
Sunday, March 11, 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.

For additional event calendars, visit: 


http://visitdelaware.com/
http://visitdover.com/
http://visitsoutherndelaware.com/
http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com/

 

posted on: Friday, Mar 9, 2012 9:20 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Air Mobility Command Museum – The Nation’s History in Flight (Video)

As a featured location on the Delaware History Trail, the Air Mobility Command Museum in Central Delaware will take you to new heights. Visitors can see, touch and feel pieces of history that are brought to life by volunteer curators who have a personal history with operating these masterful pieces of engineering science and American history.

From the moment you arrive at the Air Mobility Command Museum, you’re whisked away into a world of historical treasures. Visitors can discover an aircraft that fought during the Berlin Airlift or just a few feet away they can experience the recently retired Air Force Two that carried world dignitaries. It’s the nation’s history in flight at your fingertips.

As you travel the Delaware History Trail, you will embark on a journey through significant historical sites that helped form our nation and the State of Delaware. Just download the passport, obtain codes from 6 sites in each county, submit your completed passport and you will be qualified to receive a limited-edition book entitled, “Landmark’s and Legacies,” featuring engaging content on the history of Delaware, the locations featured along the trail and outstanding photography by Kevin Fleming.

For a sneak peek at the exhibits at the Air Mobility Command Museum and a few words from their Director, Michael Leister, please view the video below. For more information, about the Delaware History Trail, go to www.visitdelaware.history.

 

posted on: Tuesday, Mar 6, 2012 2:13 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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