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Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 04/20/12 to 04/22/12

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! 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/.

Spring Wildflower Tour at Mt. Cuba Center
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until May 27, 2012
Thursdays, Friday, Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.
Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 p.m.
Spring is a glorious time at Mt. Cuba Center. Experience large drifts of woodland flowers as they ebb and flow through the forest floor weaving a tapestry of pink, blue, and white. Columbines, Quaker ladies, and a plethora of trilliums will greet you as you stroll through the region’s premier native plant garden. For more information, call 302-239-4244
or visit http://ow.ly/ao4sK.

Painted Poetry: The Art of Mary Page Evans exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum
Recurring daily until July 15, 2012
Wednesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Sunday Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Wilmington-based painter, Mary Page Evans, works directly from nature, seeking to capture a specific landscape, figure, tree or sky. The painter, Gene Davis, described her paintings as “hymns of unadulterated joy,” and this exhibition promises to be a gorgeous celebration of nature and the human form, as well as a retrospective covering more than 40 years of the painter’s distinguished career. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/a6A9z or call 302-571-9590.

Wilmington Earth Day Celebration
Friday, April 20, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
One lunch break is all it will take to celebrate Earth Day on April 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Wilmington’s Rodney Square. Visitors will be welcomed with kids crafts, music, and vendors offering advice that’s good for the environment, and your wallet. There will even be free plants (supplies limited) and a raffle. This rain-or-shine festival is sponsored by DelDOT, the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, and the City of Wilmington. Discover more at DelawareEstuary.org, or call (800) 445-4935. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/anThd.

DSWA Earth Day Festival at Killens Pond
Saturday, April 21, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Delaware Solid Waste Authority's annual Earth Day Festival is the largest such celebration in southern Delaware. This event features fun and exciting "EcoStations," complete with hands-on displays giving insight into soil, forestry, and wildlife. There will also be crafts and games for children daring enough to venture through "Trash Can Dan's EcoWorld." For more information, visit http://ow.ly/ao1Xh.

Fifer Orchards – Asparagus Peak Party
Saturday, April 21, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a day on the farm with hay rides, animal exhibits and cooking demonstrations by Abbotts Grill. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/ao2oS.

Earth Day Festival at the DuPont Environmental Education Center
Saturday, April 21, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day in and around Wilmington’s Christina River with canoe trips, hiking excursions, live animals, music and much more! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/ao1D3.

Spring into Spring Festival in the Georgetown Circle
Saturday, April 21, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This family-fun festival will feature all-day entertainment with live bands including The Funsters; food & craft vendors; friendly competitions; kids' games and much more! For more information, call 302-856-7391.

Brewery Tours at the Old Dominion Brewing Company
Saturday, April 21, 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.

Amateur Radio and Electronics Expo
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Begins at 6:30 p.m.
Ham Radio operators and electronics enthusiasts will gather at Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown on April 21 for the annual Amateur Radio & Electronics EXPO. The event often referred to as a “Hamfest”, features equipment displays, demonstrations, and forums that focus on advances in technology and radio communications. For more information, visit www.radioelectronicsexpo.com.

Lewes Vintage Baseball Game

Sunday, April 22, 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.

THE YEAR OF THE BARD Celebration at the baby grand
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Begins at 2:00 p.m.
“The Year of the Bard” is an exciting year-long interdisciplinary arts festival that will feature a wide array of Shakespeare-themed performances. The kick-off event, Romeo and Juliet 3D, will feature DSF actors Sean Bradley and Isa St. Clair (last year’s Florizel and Perdita in The Winter’s Tale) performing the famous “Balcony Scene” from Shakespeare’s play. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/anTJ8.

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: Thursday, Apr 19, 2012 11:40 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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