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Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 04/06/12 to 04/08/12

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

Air Mobility Command Museum - VC-9C Air Force Two Exhibit
Recurring daily
Various times
Explore the only museum dedicated to airlift and air refueling history! Discover the newest addition to the museum; formerly known as Air Force Two, this aircraft transported America's top leadership from 1975 until 2011. For more information, please visit http://amcmuseum.org/exhibits_and_planes/vc-9.php or call (302) 677-5938.

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.

44th Annual Great Delaware Kite Festival
Friday, April 6, 2012
Begins at 9:00 a.m.
Enjoy the splendor of Cape Henlopen State Park while attending the Great Delaware Kite Festival, the largest such event anywhere in the First State. This four-decade-old contest attracts thousands to the Cape every year. Together they watch competitors of all ages vie for prizes in a wide range of categories, including stunt flying. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/a6uxz.

Delaware Music Festival at the Rusty Rudder
April 6 – 7, 2012
Various times
Enjoy live Delaware bands on four stages with no cover charge at the Delaware Music Festival in Dewey Beach. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/a6yD4.

Easter Bunny Express on the Wilmington & Western Railroad
April 6 – 7, 2012
12: 30 p.m. and 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/a6Amj or call 302-998-1930.

First Saturdays in the First State at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, April 7, 2012
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/a6ADV.

Annual Wine & Dine Downtown in Newark
Saturday, April 7, 2012
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Celebrate spring, food, wine and fun during the Annual Wine & Dine Downtown event in Newark, DE. Newark's finest downtown restaurants offer special tapas-style menus paired with fine wines from premier wineries. Festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. and include wine tastings, wine classes, retail opportunities, raffles and free shuttle transportation. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/a6AyI or call 302-366-7020.

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 5, 2012 2:31 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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