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Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 06/8/12 to 06/10/12

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend!  Planning your next trip? Order now to receive the Official State Travel Guide with trip itineraries, accommodation and attraction listings and much more at http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/travel-guide.

Shop for local produce and goods at Farmers’ Markets across the state. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/bhAL1.

Downtown Rehoboth Beach Restaurant Week
June 3 – 9, 2012
Restaurant week features fabulous 3-course dinners all over town. Restaurants will be offering menus with $30 or $20 prix-fixe dinners for a full week in June. Some restaurants are even serving special lunch menus! Find your favorites; see what they are serving and when they are open. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/boCEx.

Wilmington Greek Festival
June 5 – 9, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church invites the community to celebrate its annual Greek Festival, Tuesday June 5 - Saturday June 9, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., at 9th and Broom Streets in Wilmington. Visitors will enjoy homemade Greek food and desserts, ethnic music and dance performances by the Award Winning Terpsechorian Dance Troupe. Admission is free. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/boCKv.

World Café Live and Tric Town present JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound
Friday, June 8, 2012
8:00 p.m.
Join us as World Cafe Live and Tric Town present a night of soulful performances by JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound! For more information, got to http://ow.ly/boCU8.

Birding the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal
Saturday, June 9, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sightseers and birders welcome for a four hour cruise of the canal. This is a great way to see residential communities and intact marsh communities while enjoying a boat ride. Binoculars and cameras are welcome! Beverages and snacks are allowed on board. Pre-register by calling (302) 227-2800. The tour will cost $35. Participants will meet at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach.

Milton Outdoor Antique Show
Saturday, June 9, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Antique enthusiasts can enjoy a fun and interesting day outside in downtown Milton from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 9, where several dealers will sell their wares. The show will be located outdoors, next to the Milton Historical Society’s Lydia Black Cannon Museum at 210 Union St. Admission is $3 and all proceeds will benefit the Historical Society. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/boD3V.

Garden Day at Governor Ross Mansion and Plantation (Seaford)
Saturday, June 9, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate National Garden Week with the Spade and Trowel Club in Seaford. Garden related items including plants and one of kind hypertufa creations will be offered for sale. Light refreshments available for purchase. The site is the Governor Ross Mansion, 510 Pine Street Ext. in Seaford. For more information, call (302) 629-6489.

P.O.W. Weekend at Fort Delaware State Park
Saturday, June 9, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Step back into 1864 on this special weekend featuring visiting living history and reenactment groups. Park interpreters and volunteers combine to portray people who lived, worked, or were imprisoned at Fort Delaware. Special programs all day including a firing of the massive 8-inch Columbiad cannon. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/boDaY.

Tour the historic John Dickinson Plantation
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Open between 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Tour the historic plantation of John Dickinson, one of the founding fathers of the United States, signer of the Constitution, and "Penman of the Revolution." For more information, call (302) 739-3277.

Separation Day celebration in historic New Castle
Saturday, June 9, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The festivities will start off with a parade at 11:00 a.m. Other activities include; FWF Wrestling, amusement rides, Olde Time Baseball Demo, the Steve Ketterer Band, a Magic Show, a Beautiful Baby Contest and a dance party. The evening ends with the Grand Finale Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/boDjw.

WineScapes at Biggs Museum of American Art
Saturday, June 9, 2012
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy an evening of jazz, food and wine at the Biggs Museum. Paul Cullen will entertain us with his soft, live contemporary jazz while intriguing your palate with his private label Sonata Wine. The Wood Fired Pizza Truck will also be on hand to prepare fresh pizza for each guest. Ticket price includes a personalized pizza, two glasses of wine, and a live jazz performance. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/boDpo.

St. Anthony’s Italian Festival
June 10 – 17, 2012
Sunday (2:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.); Mon.-Fri. (5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.); Sat. (2:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.)
The Italian Festival celebrates the spirit of Italy’s idyllic island paradise, Sicily. Experience the vibrant tastes of Sicilian cuisine and a captivating garden display that will transport you to the Sicilian countryside! There will also be entertainment, amusement rides and much more. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/boDGE.

Bird Identification Tour with Joel Citron at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, June 10 – 2012
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Beginner and experienced bird watchers will enjoy walking a trail looking for songbirds, identifying wading birds and ducks in the impoundments, and watching for eagles. Meet Joel at the Visitor Center. For more information, call (302) 653-6872.

Professional Women’s Tennis Tournament
June 10 – 17, 2012
Professional tennis returns to Bethany Beach for the second annual ResortQuest Pro Women’s Open at Sea Colony, to be held June 10-17, 2012, on the clay courts at the Sea Colony Tennis Center, located south of Bethany Beach on West Way Drive, just west of Kent Avenue. For more information, call 302-539-4488 or visit http://www.seacolonytennis.net/pages/index.cfm?siteid=11530.

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, Jun 6, 2012 9:59 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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