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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

 

Categories: Things to Do

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

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