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Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 07/27/12 to 07/29/12

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.

Check these top Delaware beach destinations off of your summer bucket list http://ow.ly/cxOa8.

Delaware Shakespeare Festival: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

July 13 – 28, 2012

Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 6:00 p.m.

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Delaware Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare’s most magical comedy at Rockwood Park & Mansion. With music and dance, comedy and romance, this is the perfect play for an outdoor summer night. Gates open early for picnics and pre-show entertainment. Wed. - Sat. gates will open at 6:15 p.m. Sun. gates will open at 4:45 p.m. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cbUi2.

Delaware State Fair

July 19 - 28, 2012

Experience dynamic entertainers, thrilling carnival rides, and great exhibits on agriculture in Delaware. Every year, the fair continues its tradition of being "Bigger and Better Than Ever." For more information, go to http://ow.ly/clVvj.

Clear Space Theatre Company’s Summer Repertory Season
Tuesday – Sunday
7:30 p.m.
Live theater at the beach! Clear Space offers live, high-quality musical theatre six nights a week all summer, less than a block away from the beach. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cxNxM.

Christmas in July at the Wilmington Blue Rocks
Friday, July 27, 2012
Come out to Frawley Stadium and help the Blue Rocks celebrate everything Christmas in July! Every Friday Blue Rocks home game in 2012 will feature a postgame fireworks show. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cxJDc.

4th Annual Seafood and Arts Festival at Indian River Marina
Saturday, July 28, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Come join us for a day filled with local seafood, local artists, lollipop the clown, live music and lots of family fun at the Indian River Marina. For more information, call (302) 227-3071.

Tours of Belmont Hall in Smyrna
Saturday, July 28, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Tour Belmont Hall, a Georgian mansion built in 1773. Surrounded by beautiful gardens. Adults are $3 and 18 years old and younger are $1. For more information, call 302-264-9048.

Brewery Tours at Old Dominion Brewing
Saturday, July 28, 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. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/clYQ9.

19th Century Base Ball Game at Rockford Park
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Begins at 1:00 p.m.
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and watch a match of 1860's baseball between the Diamond State Base Ball Club and the Eclipse Base Ball Club of Elkton (MD) and Rockford Park in northern Delaware. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cxJZF.

Free admission on Sundays to the Delaware Art Museum
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy free admission on Sundays to the Delaware Art Museum. For more information, please call 302-571-9590.

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: Friday, Jul 27, 2012 10:32 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Brush off the sand and discover these unique Delaware beach locations

It’s no secret that Delaware is home to award-winning beaches and as we are about half way through the summer season filled with beautiful views and warm sand, we asked our social media followers for suggestions on unique ideas for spending time at the beach in Delaware beyond the sea and sand. Here is some of the feedback plus, tips from our office:

Sand and Shells

Liz Geyer Savery suggested “Visit the Roosevelt Inlet for an early breakfast on the beach and shelling!” – Located at the end of Pilottown Rd. in Lewes, Delaware near the University of Delaware College of Marine Studies campus. There is a nice boat ramp at this location as well. (Near 901 Pilottown Road).

Indian River Life saving Station

Michelle Parisi said, “I always enjoy the Life-Saving Station at Indian River.” – Located at Delaware Seashore State Park, they offer tours of this historic site and cottages nearby for overnight stays.

Cape Water Taxi

“Must do activity – the Cape Water Taxi,” suggested by Tracey Fleming. – Visitors can board at Fisherman’s Wharf in Lewes or Rehoboth Bay Marina in Dewey.

Additional suggestions:
Fisherman’s Wharf Fishing & Cruising in Lewes – Charter boats, sightseeing trips and much more.

Funland (6 Delaware Ave., Rehoboth Beach): No words are necessary for anyone who's been to this 50-year-old bastion of fun and childhood memories. The Haunted Mansion. The Paratroopers. The games. The kiddie boat ride. 'Nuff said.

Catch a flick: If you want to catch a new film, Movies at Midway (29 Midway Shopping Center, off Del. 1), is the go-to theater. The home of the Rehoboth Beach Film Festival boasts 14 screens and stadium-style reclining seats. Or, you can return to the beach after everything has died down for free Monday Night Movies in Dewey. The films are shown on the beach at Dagsworthy Street.

Miniature GolfMiniature golf: Most people build a night of putt-putting their way through windmills, alligator teeth and water hazards into their vacations. In Rehoboth, Ryan's Mini Golf, on the roof at Ryan's Surf Side Arcade in Rehoboth, is a must-play; as is Jungle Jim's (36944 Country Club Road; Rehoboth), which has two great courses. There's also Shell We Golf (4405 Coastal Highway) in Lewes, which offers a tropical setting; Viking Golf (3890 Virginia Ave.) in Fenwick Island; or take on the swashbucklers at Captain Jack's Pirate Golf (21 N. Pennsylvania Ave.) in Bethany.

For additional trip ideas, order an Official State Travel Guide at http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/travel-guide.

 

posted on: Thursday, Jul 26, 2012 1:40 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Day 3 at Firefly Music Festival: Bittersweet end to the weekend in Delaware

Firefly Music FestivalAs the sun peaked through the clouds, Sunday became a bittersweet end to the inaugural Firefly Music Festival weekend in Delaware. The gates opened and it was once again a great pilgrimage of what Michael Fitzpatrick of Fitz and the Tantrums described as a crowd of “real music lovers.”

No matter where you were in the Woodlands, every one you met instantly went from being a stranger to a close friend. From the older yet young at heart couple, that came just for the experience and left with new music favorites to the group from Canada that “are going to stop and watch the sunrise on the beach before leaving Delaware,” we had the opportunity to share some time with people from all walks of life, most of which this was their first of many visits to our state. 

The schedule for day three was jam packed again but luckily, when one set ended you could hear the other bands echo through the woodlands. Even the artists were enjoying the festival; you could spot several of the headliners out in the crowd taking in the sights and sounds of their fellow musicians or some tasty brews from Delaware’s very own Dogfish Head Brewery.

Firefly Music FestivalThe Black Keys blew everyone away with their stellar performance and as the lights dimmed on their stage, the first Firefly Music Festival in Delaware came to a close. The huge crowd dispersed but, not without some final goodbyes as they walked under the now iconic banner and yelled into the Woodlands, “I love Firefly…Delaware rocks…see you next year!”

Congratulations to the Firefly Music Festival and the Dover International Speedway on a successful first year. Make sure to go to www.visitdelaware.com to plan trip ideas for next year!

 

posted on: Monday, Jul 23, 2012 2:39 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Day 2 at Firefly Music Festival: Put your hands up Delaware

Firefly Music FestivalMichael Franti said it best “everyone deserves music!” It’s hard to believe the Firefly Music Festival crowd could grow even bigger but day two proved that it could. Stage areas were filled with fans during sets by Grouplove, Cake, Modest Mouse, The Killers and much more!

We ventured out during day two to experience more of Firefly. Every where you walked there was still music echoing through the Woodlands and little touches like kites in the trees or artists painting as the day goes on, that have made this an enchanting experience.

We spoke to a few band members and a group visiting from the West Coast, and over and over again people are saying, “this is the Woodstock of our generation, we will be back next year and so will more of our friends.” You can’t help but agree, take in the sights and sounds of our backyard in Delaware and think this is one of the moments that you remember where you were when Firefly started and now people will say Delaware!

Firefly Music FestivalSuggestions for day 3:
Definitely, check out the Hammock Hangout and although, the brewery is the huge hit with this crowd, make sure to stop by the Vineyard too. The hot air balloon rides behind the stage during the Killers was the perfect touch to end the night but lines are shorter to catch a quick ride when sets are playing.

Hope to see you in the Woodlands today!

 

posted on: Sunday, Jul 22, 2012 10:50 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Day 1 at Firefly Music Festival: Let’s hear it Delaware!

Firefly Music FestivalAs streams of people flowed into The Woodlands in Dover, Delaware for the Firefly Music Festival, everywhere you turned there was something new and exciting to experience. From the moment, you walked under the Firefly welcome banner, it’s as if you are transported into a realm of great music in your own backyard!

Rain or shine this crowd was here for what a fellow-festival goer said was something that “Delaware has never seen before.” People from all ages gathered around to hear sets from Ok go, John Legend, Silversun Pickups, Jack White and much more!

Dogfish Head Brewery Firefly AleWe met people from Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania, who couldn’t believe that within a few hours drive to Delaware that were able to witness music history! Even the lead singer of Ok Go, gave kudos to Delaware for being the First State.

The Brewery was one of the most popular tents with delicious and one-of-a-kind locally brewed Dogfish Head beer, including the Firefly Ale. The group of guys behind us in line from Washington D.C. said “Dogfish is our favorite, we haven’t been able to find Namaste for a few weeks and now here it is, while we listen to some of the best bands in the nation.”

So, Day 1 is now complete. Tomorrow will bring new bands, friends and memories.

Firefly Music FestivalSuggestions for our Firefly comrades:
Remember to bring your own or purchase a Firefly water canister.
Pack your bag with ponchos, bug spray and a phone charger.
Check out the brewery and try some new brews!
Take tons of pics and use the #Fireflylive tag.

Special thanks to the staff and volunteers for a great day. See ya tomorrow!

 

posted on: Friday, Jul 20, 2012 12:31 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 07/20/12 to 07/22/12

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.

Delaware Shakespeare Festival: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
July 13 – 28, 2012
Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Delaware Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare’s most magical comedy at Rockwood Park & Mansion. With music and dance, comedy and romance, this is the perfect play for an outdoor summer night. Gates open early for picnics and pre-show entertainment. Wed. - Sat. gates will open at 6:15 p.m. Sun. gates will open at 4:45 p.m. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cbUi2.

Delaware State Fair
July 19 - 28, 2012
Experience dynamic entertainers, thrilling carnival rides, and great exhibits on agriculture in Delaware. Every year, the fair continues its tradition of being "Bigger and Better Than Ever." For more information, go to http://ow.ly/clVvj.

Firefly Music Festival
July 20 - 22, 2012
Firefly Music Festival is the East Coast's premier music experience. Firefly offers three days of unforgettable musical performances including The Black Keys, Jack White, ok go and John Legend, enhanced dining options and interactive entertainment set among lush wooded landscapes in the heart of the East Coast. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/clXz1.

John Tesh: Big Band Live at the Freeman Stage
Friday, July 20, 2012
Begins at 8:00 p.m.
Four-time Emmy Award winner and two-time Grammy nominee, the keyboardist fronts a full blown ensemble and horn section playing Great American Songbook classics. BYOC--"Bring Your Own Chair." For more information, go to http://ow.ly/clXJm

“Bye Bye Birdie” performed by New Candlelight Theatre
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday until August 25, 2012
One of the most colorful collection of characters ever assembled, singing classics such as Put on a Happy Face, Kids, and I've Got a Lot of Living to do. For more information, call 302-475-2313.

Delaware City Day + Fireworks
Saturday, July 21, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Since 1980 the Delaware City Day Celebration has been a full day of fun family entertainment. The goal is to honor and celebrate our riverfront town’s historic architecture and our “small town America” culture. The Delaware City Day festivities are held in Historic Delaware City along the waterfront in Battery Park at the foot of Clinton Street overlooking Fort Delaware. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/clYcP

Brewery Tours at Old Dominion Brewing
Saturday, July 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. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/clYQ9.

American Craft Beer Tasting at World Cafe Live
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Begins at 5:30 p.m.
The Queen's Second Annual American Craft Beer Event will give attendees the opportunity to sample the offerings of over a dozen local and regional breweries (and even a few from across the pond or north of the border). Escape the heat for an entire Saturday evening, strolling from table to table, educating your palate to the nuances of the brewers' art, while dining on offerings from our inclusive buffet where we use beers from the event to create paired savory dishes for your enjoyment. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/clXVa

2nd Annual Maritime Heritage Festival at Delaware Seashore State Park
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Noon - 3:00 p.m.
Join us at the Indian River Life-Saving Station for our 2nd Annual Maritime Heritage Festival! Enjoy Songs and Stories of Old Sailing Days by storyteller and musician Matthew Dodd, a Breeches Buoy Demonstration, tours of the historic Life-Saving Station, "sailor tattoo" face painting and more. Tickets available in advance or on the day of the event. $5 for adults, $3 for children 4 to 12, 3 and under free. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/clYpk

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, Jul 19, 2012 1:35 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Things to do in Delaware during the Delaware State Fair and Firefly Music Festival

As you get ready to pack for your trip to the Delaware State Fair or Firefly Music Festival in Delaware next week, here are some ideas to make the most of your trip! For information about how to travel to Delaware, visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/maps-transportation.

Restaurant 55Dinning suggestions around the event areas:
Abbotts Grill – located in Milford. American cuisine and bar
Cool Springs Fish Bar and Restaurant – located in Dover. Seafood cuisine
McGlynns Pub and Restaurant – located in Dover. American and Irish cuisine
Restaurant 55 – located in Dover. Casual dining with rotating tap selection
Sheridan’s Irish Pub and Restaurant – located in Smyrna. Traditional Irish fare and American cuisine   

If you’re not staying in Dover, we suggest the following restaurants:
Beach area:
Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats - The official beer of the Firefly Music Festival. If you loved their Firefly Ale, you must visit the brewpub
Henlopen City Oyster House – located in Rehoboth Beach. Seafood cuisine with taps selection
Summer House – located in Rehoboth Beach. American cuisine

Harry's Seafood GrillWilmington area:
Harry’s Seafood Grill – located near I-95 in Wilmington. Seafood cuisine and worldwide selection of wine
Iron Hill Brewery on the Wilmington Riverfront – American cuisine and locally brewed beers

For additional Delaware restaurant listings, go to http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/restaurants.

For travelers planning to stay a few extra days, here are some suggestions for things to do in Delaware:

• Sample local brews and wines along the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail. Download your passport ahead of time and earn your chance to receive a limited edition wine glass or beer mug.

Delaware Beach• Visit Delaware’s award-winning beaches, after all of the rocking out at Firefly and fun times at the Fair, you can pull up a beach chair and just enjoy the views!

• Stock up on the latest fashions and take advantage of Delaware’s tax-free shopping before you leave! Great way to buy more for less.

• For the outdoorsy folks, visit one of Delaware’s beautiful State Parks for a round of disc golf, kayaking or hiking. Or you can embark on treasure hunt with the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Still can’t decide what to do? Use our online Travel Guide while you’re visiting or ask us on social media for suggestions! We hope you have a great trip to Delaware.

 

posted on: Monday, Jul 16, 2012 9:29 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 07/13/12 to 07/15/12

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.

Nanticoke Riverfest 2012 in Seaford
July 12 – 14, 2012
"Havin' a Ball on the Nanticoke" is the theme for the 18th annual Nanticoke Riverfest held in Downtown Seaford, Delaware. Float down the Nanticoke River on inner tubes with friends, enjoying the summer sun. Then stick around for vendors, pageants, a treasure hunt, fishing tournament, motorcycle show, car show and more! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cbU5z.

Delaware Shakespeare Festival: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
July 13 – 28, 2012
Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Delaware Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare’s most magical comedy at Rockwood Park & Mansion. With music and dance, comedy and romance, this is the perfect play for an outdoor summer night. Gates open early for picnics and pre-show entertainment. Wed. - Sat. gates will open at 6:15 p.m. Sun. gates will open at 4:45 p.m. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cbUi2.

Guided tour of Indian River Life Saving Station
Friday, July 13, 2012
3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon tour of the Indian River Life-Saving Station, the only station in the country that is restored and in its original location. This room-by-room tour uncovers the challenges and rewards in the life of a surfman. The Indian River Life-Saving Station and Museum is located on Route 1, 3.5 miles south of Dewey Beach and 2 miles north of the Indian River Inlet. The program fee is $5 per person, and pre-registration is required. To register, call 302-227-6991.

Cowboy Monkey Rodeo at the Wilmington Blue Rocks + Fireworks

Friday, July 13, 2012
Game begins at 7:05 p.m.
The Wilmington Blue Rocks proudly welcome back Team Ghostriders on Cowboy Monkey Rodeo Night July 13 and 14! These unforgettable monkeys and dogs will showcase their herding skills on the field during and after the game! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cbTR7.

Hotel California: A Tribute to the Eagles at the Freeman Stage at Bayside
Friday, July 13, 2012
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
By blending their extraordinary vocal and musical talents, Hotel California reproduces the sound of The Eagles while recreating a classic sound which undeniably trancends the boundaries of Rock, R&B, and Country. BYOC--"Bring Your Own Chair.” For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cbTZy.

Chesapeake Gateway: Man, Nature and the Nanticoke River
Saturday, July 14, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Learn about the natural and cultural heritage of Sussex County, Delaware during a series of bus tours with Former Delaware State Archivist Russ McCabe! All tours begin and end at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal in Lewes- and consist of multiple stops corresponding to topic. Tickets are $30. Purchase in advance by calling 302-645-7670 (ext. 10). Limited spaces are available.

Milton Garden and House Tour
Saturday, July 14, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a tour of beautiful public and private gardens and lovely private homes open for viewing. The gardens range from mini to magnificent, cottage style to formal garden, shade, rock, and tropical gardens. For more information, call the Milton Garden Club at 302-684-3804.

Sweet Corn Peak Party and U-pick Blueberries at Fifer Orchards
Saturday, July 14, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join Fifer Orchards for a day on the farm with family fun activities, cooking demonstrations and much more! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cbVxh.

19th Century Baseball Game at Fort Dupont State Park
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Begins at 1:00 p.m.
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and watch a match of 1860's baseball between the Diamond State Base Ball Club and Resolute Base Ball Club of Elizabeth (NJ). For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cbUrr.

Smyrna-Clayton Craft Beer, Wine and Food Festival
Saturday, July 14, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Smyrna/Clayton Craft Beer, Wine, and Food Festival will be held on Market St. in Smyrna. Enjoy tastings of craft brews and wine, food vendors, and live music as well as family entertainment. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cbUAb.

Wilmington Beer Week

July 14 – 21, 2012
Iron Hill Wilmington is host for the 2nd annual Wilmington Beer Week celebration.  Key events include a special "Brewed in Delaware Beer Dinner on the 19th, the release of a new collaboration beer, an outdoor Beach Party on the 21st, and tons of great beer! For more information, go to http://www.wilmingtonbeerweek.com.

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, Jul 12, 2012 10:24 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 07/06/12 to 07/08/12

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.

Uncorked! Wine, Objects and Tradition exhibit at Winterthur Museum and Gardens
Recurring daily until January 6, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Winterthur’s major new exhibition, Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition, is a joyous celebration of objects and imagery created in response to society’s love of wine. Featuring more than 300 objects, Uncorked! explores how wine was marketed, consumed, and enjoyed in America and Britain from the 1600s through the 1800s. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/c3AOo.

Family Fun Friday Night at the Delaware Children’s Museum
Friday, July 6, 2012
4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Delaware Children's Museum is staying up late and you can too! Extended hours on July Fridays mean additional play time in all the exhibits, more projects in the studio and extra time in the "DCM Summer Block Party!" For more information, go to http://ow.ly/c3CGE.

First Saturday at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, July 7, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Activities include: Guided Tours of Legislative Hall, 18th century games at the John Bell House on The Green, Stars and Stripes at the Johnson Victrola Museum, Heroes of the Revolution Walking Tour on The Green, A Day with E. R. Johnson at the Johnson Victrola Museum, Tours of Woodburn: The Governor's House, a showing of "Thunder and Rain" at the Old State House at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. and Delaware Public Archives is hosting a Geneology Series at 10:30 a.m. called "How Do I Start My Family Research?" For more information, call 302-739-9194.

32nd Annual Sandcastle Contest at Delaware Seashore State Park
Saturday, July 7, 2012
9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Be a part of a Delaware Seashore State Park tradition. Amateurs and experienced builders are welcome to participate. Prizes will be awarded in two categories: children 12 and younger, and the all ages "Open Class." Register at the South Inlet Day Area on the day of the event. There is no cost for the contest, but park entrance fees are in effect. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/c3BmG.

Old-fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park
Saturday and Sunday
Sat. 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Sun. 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Experience family fun for children of all ages 
at the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood. Featuring vendors,
live music, local restaurants, eco-crafters and local creameries 
serving the region's best ice creams, you won't want to miss this! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/c3BEM.

Brewery Tours at Old Dominion Brewing
Saturday, July 7, 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. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/c3Bd2

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra at the Freeman Stage
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Begins at 8:00 p.m.
The Grammy-nominated Delaware Symphony Orchestra will be performing at the Freeman Stage at Bayside in Selbyville. BYOC--"Bring Your Own Chair.” For more information, go to http://ow.ly/c3Bwr.

Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel (docked in Wilmington)
Sunday, July 8, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Ahoy Mateys! Landlubbers, come walk the plank of this authentic seagoing recreation of a 17th Century Dutch pinnace. Join our captain and a crew of salty pirates for a festive experience on the high seas! For more information, call 302-429-7447.

Catch a Wilmington Blue Rocks Game
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Begins at 1:35 p.m.
Wilmington Blue Rocks take on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Every Sunday home game for the Wilmington Blue Rocks is also known as Sunday Funday for Families. Before each contest there will be a parent-child catch on Judy Johnson Field as well as autograph signings on the concourse. After the game, kids will get the opportunity to the run the bases. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/c3BYK.

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: Friday, Jul 6, 2012 9:22 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

AAA Membership - Saves You on the Road and in Your Wallet

This is a featured guest blog from AAA Mid-Atlantic highlighting the benefits of their membership. The Delaware Tourism Office and AAA Mid-Atlantic joined forces for a giveaway promotion that offered two lucky winners a free one-year AAA membership and Emergency Roadside Assistance Kit. Congratulations to our winners Karen Dumbrowsky of Maryland and Roman Milanowicz of Pennsylvania!

So, what is included in an AAA membership? Find out below!

Roadside Service
AAAWith a name you can trust, AAA is there for you no matter where you are on the road. Your AAA Membership offers Roadside Assistance that will repair or tow your car, jump or replace your battery (at the member discounted rate), and change your flat with your spare. AAA offers refueling to get you back on the road, and will send a lock technician to get you back into your car. We’ll even pull you out of a ditch if you’re stuck in the mud! AAA is always there, and will come to your rescue even if you’re riding in someone else’s car!

Discounts and Deals
So everyone usually knows AAA as the experts at saving you roadside, but did you know we’re experts at saving you in the wallet?  Your AAA membership not only protects you wherever you go, but also provides discounts that go the extra mile—saving you money on everything from cars to clothing, trips to attraction tickets, medications to mortgages, insurance to investments and more!  Log on to AAA.com and search the variety of discount offerings from well-known brands like Hertz, Best Western, Amtrak, Penske and many more. 

And for all you online shoppers out there, check out our newest additions to the AAA Discounts Program-- Club Rewards and Member Deals.  Club Rewards is an online shopping portal chock full of online merchants offering savings and WOWPoints for your purchases. Accrue your WOWPoints and use them to purchase products & services. Member Deals are deeply discounted deals sent directly to your inbox!  Short term savings of 50% or more on products, travel, activities and more!

For the full membership benefits break down, visit AAA.com/Membership to find out all the great ways AAA can save!

 

posted on: Monday, Jul 2, 2012 9:05 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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