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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/

 

Categories: Things to Do

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

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