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Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 08/31/12 to 09/03/12

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! We hope you have a wonderful Labor Day weekend and take time to enjoy Delaware’s award-winning beaches.

Earth from Space exhibit at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
Recurring daily until September 3, 2012
See incredible images of our planet from a new vantage point with satellite photographs displaying major cities, forest fires, hurricanes, and river deltas.  Plus, discover how satellites are being used for more than just space exploration, including tracking massive flocks of birds in their annual migrations. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/djt31.

Sails on the Kalmary Nyckel docked at the Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal
Friday, August 31, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Experience life aboard the Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware, with public sail events. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/djzpm

Performances at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
Friday and Saturday nights
Begins at 8:00 p.m.
Listen to great music on the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk and enjoy the scenery during Labor Day weekend! For more information, call (302) 644-22288.

Blue Moon Kayak at Lums Pond State Park
Friday, August 31, 2012
Begins at 7:30 p.m.
A blue moon is a special occasion – come paddle with us! Bring water and a flashlight. Participants must have basic kayak skill, and must be 14 or older. $20/person. Register by calling (302) 368-6989.

Arden Fair: Music in the Grove
Saturday, September 1, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Fair features children’s games and rides, handmade crafts by over 100 vendors (many of whom are local), an Antiques Market, used books (inside Gild Hall), plants, live music in the Shady Grove, delicious food and drink, an art exhibit, and more. Admission and shuttle buses are free! For more information, visit http://ow.ly/djvb4.

The First People of the First State: A Celebration of Heritage in historic Dover
Saturday, September 1, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Welcome the Lenape Indian Tribe of Delaware in a public program celebrating mother earth and Delaware's 10,000-yr old Navite American Legacy. The program will feature both activities both inside The Old State House and on The Green. For more information, call 302-744-5055.

Brewery Tours at Old Dominion Brewing
Saturday, September 1, 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/djtdt.

Spend a day on the farm at T.S. Smith & Sons
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy you pick peaches and nectarines plus, shop at their Farm Market, with local jams, jellies and preserves in Bridgeville. For more information, call (302) 337-8271.

Charlotte Sometimes performance at World Café Live
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Begins at 8:00 p.m.
Join us at World Cafe Live at the Queen as we welcome recent contestant on NBC's The Voice, Charlotte Sometimes! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/djtkS.

Season Finale Fireworks: Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra & Morgan State University Choir at Freeman Stage
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Returning to the Stage will be the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, along with special guests, the Morgan State University Choir! After the show, we will end the night with a fireworks spectacular! BYOC--"Bring Your Own Chair.” For more information, go to http://ow.ly/djtBN.

Steamin’ Day at Auburn Heights Preserve
Sunday, September 2, 2012
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy old-fashioned fun for the whole family. Take a ride in an antique auto, climb aboard the Auburn Valley Railroad, sample free steam-popped popcorn from our vintage popper, watch a Firing Up Demonstration, view the world’s largest operating collection of Stanley steam cars, tour the 1897 antique-furnished Auburn Heights mansion -- and much more. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/dju4w.

Regular season finale game at the Wilmington Blue Rocks
Monday, September 3, 2012
Begins at 1:05 p.m.
It's almost the end of summer, come out to Frawley Stadium and join the Wilmington Blue Rocks for their last home game of the season! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/djug9.

Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral – Farewell to the summer
Monday, September 3, 2012
Begins at 5:30 p.m.
Bid a fond farewell to the summer season during this annual celebration including music by three combined Dixieland jazz bands. The procession begins on the north end of the Bethany Beach boardwalk.

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://visitdover.com

http://visitsoutherndelaware.com

http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com

 

posted on: Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012 9:51 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 08/24/12 to 08/26/12

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 & Tradition exhibit at Winterthur Museum and Gardens
Recurring daily
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/daTLP.

Voloshky Ukranian Dance Ensemble at the Freeman Stage
Friday, August 24, 2012
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Voloshky's unique blend of styles has positioned the company as a leading cultural ambassador, simultaneously representing Ukranian arts as well as the rich dynamic pluralism of the United States. BYOC--"Bring Your Own Chair.” For more information, go to http://ow.ly/daU2R.

Splintered Sunlight – Grateful Dead Tribute at World Café Live at The Queen
Friday, August 24, 2012
Begins at 8:00 p.m.
Join us at World Cafe Live at the Queen as we welcome Splintered Sunlight, the most popular Grateful Dead tribute band in the Philadelphia region! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/daTVV.

Broadkill River Canoe and Kayak Race
Saturday, August 25, 2012
8:30 a.m.
The 10-mile Broadkill River Canoe and Kayak Race is one of the most respected competitive-paddling races on the Delmarva Peninsula. It pits more than 100 paddlers against each other as they vie for prizes and medals. More importantly, participants enjoy a day of healthy exercise and friendly sport along the scenic Broadkill River.
Registration costs $30 per paddler, or $40 for tandem competitors. Rental canoes, rental kayaks, and shuttle services will be available from QUEST Fitness and Kayak of Lewes. For more information, call (302) 684-3400.

First State Heritage Park Walking Tours
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Every hour beginning at 10:00 a.m. Last tour leaves at 3:00 p.m.
Join us at the First State Heritage Park for free walking tours of The Dover Green led by historical interpreters in period dress! For more information, call 302-739-9194.

Annual Pawpaw Folk Festival at Alapocas Run State Park
Saturday, August 25, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Blue Ball Barn hosts a unique folk experience! It's a day of music, story tellers fun, ‘down home’ crafts and Pawpaw tasting. Free event. For more information, call (302) 577-1164.

19th Century Baseball Triple Header at Fort Dupont State Park
Saturday, August 25, 2012
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Join the Diamond State Base Ball Club, Lewes Base Ball Club and Mutual Base Ball Club of New York for three games of 1860's baseball. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/daVNp.

Christina River Safari
Saturday, August 25, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Cruise Wilmington’s rivers on a pontoon boat and search for wildlife. Use binoculars to identify birds, try your luck at fishing with a cast net and spy basking turtles. For more information, call (302) 656-1490.

Campfire circle at Cape Henlopen
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Begins at 7:30 p.m.
Stories, songs, and other fireside activities at the campground amphitheater. Bring marshmallows and sticks for roasting! Bring folding chairs, limited seating provided. Ages 5 and up. Free. For more information, call (302) 645-8983.

Dinner and a paddle at Killens Pond State Park
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Begins at 5:30 p.m.
Bring a picnic dinner for the family to enjoy on the deck of the Nature Center. Then paddle the pond with a Naturalist keeping an eye open for turtles and beavers. Require pre-payment and pre-registration by calling (302) 284-4299. $10 per paddler.

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, Aug 23, 2012 10:09 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 08/17/12 to 08/19/12

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

Delaware Breakwater Kayak Trips at Cape Helopen State Park
August 17, 2012
Begins at 10:00 a.m.
For beginner paddlers, but can be strenuous. Equipment provided. Bring drinking water and sunscreen. No flip-flops. Solo paddlers must be 13. Under 18 must be accompanied by paying adult. Limit 10. $25 for solo-kayak, $35 for tandem. To register, please call (302) 645-8983.

Brandywine Family Film Festival
August 17 – 19, 2012
6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Come join us for 3 nights of movies under the stars!! The Brandywine Family Film Festival will showcase international children's movies seen for the 1st time in the Brandywine Valley! This year’s festival will be held outdoors at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. For more information, visit http://ow.ly/d1jCQ.

Guided museum tour of the Indian River Lifesaving Station
Friday, August 17, 2012
3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon tour of the Indian River Life-Saving Station with a knowledgeable interpreter. As the only station in the country that is restored and in its original location, the Indian River Life-Saving Station is a unique building that serves to tell the stories of Coast Guard heroes. To reserve a spot on the tour, please call 302-227-6991.

Cabaret: The Musical at the Freeman Stage
August 17 – 18, 2012
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Step into the Kit Kat Klub, a place teeming with seedy nightlife, in this Tony Award-winning musical. Set in 1930's Germany, the characters become entangled in a world of decadence and ever-increasing fear. Caberet features adult content, parental discretion advised. BYOC--Bring Your Own Chair.” For more information, go to http://ow.ly/d1hx2.

Toy Story night at the Wilmington Blue Rocks
Friday, August 17, 2012
Come out to Frawley Stadium as the Blue Rocks pay tribute to Buzz, Woody, Jessie, Bullseye and all your favorite Toy Story characters! Come dressed as your favorite! Every Friday Blue Rocks home game in 2012 will feature a postgame fireworks show.  For more information, go to http://ow.ly/d1hFd.

Birding by Impression with Kevin Karlson at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, August 18, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join Kevin Karlson, best-selling author of "The Shorebird Guide," for a one-day program at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Karlson will introduce bird watchers and nature photographers to his "Birding by Impression" technique during a field trip and interactive workshop.
 Please call (302) 653-6872 to register, but don't delay. Space is limited.

Wheels and Wine 2012 at the Pizzadili Winery
Saturday, August 18, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
A car how with a spin. Vehicle registration is $15. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 302-270-5629.

Johnson Victrola Museum Celebration of Inventors
Saturday, August 18, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate some of the greatest inventors in the history of recorded sound. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 302-744-5055.

Horizon Services Annual Riverfront Familyfest
Saturday, August 18, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The fun starts at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, where families can play on the mega blow up obstacle courses, slides and games. Check out the “Get up and Move Stage” with music and programs every hour. There will be plenty of interactive exhibits and the “Back to School Expo” will have over 75 exhibitors marketing their services and selling their products, with plenty of giveaways and prizes. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/d1i5Y.

Brewery Tours at Fordham and Old Dominion Brewing

Saturday, August 18, 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/d1hIY.

Free admission on Sundays to the Delaware Art Museum
Sunday, August 19, 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: Thursday, Aug 16, 2012 3:06 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Consignment Shop Fashionistas in Tax-Free Delaware

Today’s fashionista is a woman with a penchant for shopping and a natural flair for combining both current and vintage fashionable trends. Now combine that with the fact that
Delaware is home to tax-free shopping and features some of the most unique consignment shops in the mid-Atlantic area and you’re in for a memorable shopping experience! 

What woman wouldn’t want to pay just a fraction of the retail cost for a designer brand?
Or add an affordable vintage jacket to a new pair of jeans they just bought at one of the many affordable retail stores throughout Delaware like T.J. Maxx, Marshall’s or Macy’s? Or add a funky used scarf or puConsignment Shop in Delawarerse to the cute shirt they just purchased at a Tanger Outlet store in beautiful Rehoboth Beach?

Delaware is proud of the fact it boosts upscale, designer resale shops like The Great Stuff in Wilmington. All proceeds benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition! Other classy and classic women’s consignment shops include Designer Consigner in Hockessin, Rags to Riches in Centreville, Sacks Thrift Avenue in Wilmington and Bailee 21 in Smyrna. 

Don’t forget the newly remodeled and expanded Goodwill stores up and down the State!  Salvation Army has great finds, too!

Designer fashion at a fraction of the price in tax-free Delaware. Shop and save today!

 

posted on: Friday, Aug 10, 2012 10:40 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 08/10/12 to 08/12/12

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.

2012 Senior League Softball World Series in Roxana

August 5 - 11, 2012

The Little League's Senior Softball World Series features a six day tournament to see which 15-16 year old Girl's Softball Team is the best in the Little League. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cJFUS.

Kayak Tour of Rehoboth Bay
Friday, August 10, 2012
Begins at 9:30 a.m.
Join park naturalists as they enjoy watching ospreys, herons, and egrets, nesting gulls, diamondback terrapins and other marine life. Participants will receive basic instruction on kayaking skills and safety. All boating equipment is provided. Visitors will need to bring a supply of drinking water, wear close-toed shoes, clothes that are able to get wet, sunglasses and sunscreen. You must be 13 years of age or older to participate. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cPzy6.

Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart at World Café Live
Friday, August 10, 2012
Begins at 8:00 p.m.
Join us at World Cafe Live at the Queen as we welcome husband and wife duo, Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart for a live performance. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cPzFk.

Clear Space Theatre Company’s Summer Repertory Season
Recurring until September 2, 120
Tuesday – Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Live theatre at the beach in downtown Rehoboth. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cPzSI.

31st Annual East Coast Skimboarding Championship
August 11 – 12, 2012
Off of Dagsworthy Street in Dewey Beach
Enjoy the thrill of watching the Amateur World Championship for Skimboarding. For more information, call 302-227-4011.

Brandywine Valley Bike Tour
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Ride starts at 8:00 a.m.
A weekend of bike riding through the Brandywine Valley region where Delaware meets Pennsylvania. Ride options range from 25 to 75 miles over rolling hill to hillier terrain and are fully supported with road markings and rest stops. After your ride, visit the region's attractions like Hagley, Winterthur and Nemours Mansion, the DE Art Museum, Longwood Gardens and the Brandywine River Museum. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cPA31.

Delaware Lighthouse Festival at the Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal
Saturday, August 11, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation is happy to announce our first Delaware Lighthouse Festival! The festival is free and open to the public. Come enjoy food, music, art & friends! For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cPAcL.

P.O.W. Weekend at Fort Delaware
Saturday, August 11, 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/cPAld.

Big Thursday on Sunday in Bowers Beach
Sunday, August 12, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Visit Bowers Beach on Sunday for family-fun activities, food vendors, live entertainment and a car show. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cPB9C.

Free admission on Sundays to the Delaware Art Museum

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy free admission on Sundays to the Delaware Art Museum. For more information, please call 302-571-9590.

Catch a Wilmington Blue Rocks Game
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Begins at 1:35 p.m.
Join us for the Biggest Birthday Party of the Year, as we celebrate Rocky's Birthday! See which friends of Rocky's will be joining the party. But, SHH! Don't tell Rocky!!! It's a surprise. After the game, kids will get the opportunity to the run the bases. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cPB0r.

Bonus trip ideas: 

Delaware History Trail: http://www.visitdelaware.comhistory

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: Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012 1:42 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events around Delaware for the weekend of 8/4/12 to 8/5/12

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.

Riverfront Blues Festival
August 3 - 5, 2012
Various times
The Riverfront Blues Festival is a 3 day, outdoor music festival held on the riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cJFP5.

34th Annual Rehoboth Beach Sandcastle Contest
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Begins at 8:30 a.m. Judging begins at 3:00 p.m.
Visit Rehoboth Beach and view impressive sandcastles during their 34 annual sandcastle contest. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cJFAP.

Antique Show at the Lewes Historical Society
Saturday, August 4, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Nearly 60 high quality dealers participate in the show that features 18th century to early 20th century antiques. All pieces are authentic and represent a wide range of prices. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cJFH1.

Wyoming Peach Festival
Saturday, August 4, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The 23rd Annual Wyoming Peach Festival will be held on Saturday, August 4, 2012 beginning with a parade on Camden Wyoming Avenue at 9:00 a.m. The festival will run until 3:00 p.m. and includes live entertainment, craft booths, community organization booths, food booths, and a peach dessert contest. Shuttles will be available from two convenient parking areas, W.B. Simpson Elementary School parking lot on Old North Road and the Wyoming United Methodist Church parking lot on Wyoming Mill Road. For more information, http://ow.ly/cJFMR.

Brewery Tours at Old Dominion Brewing

Saturday, August 4, 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.

Masters of Motown at Freeman Stage
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
In the early 60's some of the most iconic names in the history of popular music were discovered in Motor City. Masters of Motown is a celebration of these artists, their music and style. The show features stylishly costumed fully choreographed tributes to both male and female groups backed by a live band! BYOC--"Bring Your Own Chair" For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cJFKl.

Steamin’ Day at Auburn Heights Preserve
Sunday, August 5, 2012
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy old-fashioned fun for the whole family. Take a ride in an antique auto, climb aboard the Auburn Valley Railroad, sample free steam-popped popcorn from our vintage popper, watch a Firing Up Demonstration, view the world’s largest operating collection of Stanley steam cars, tour the 1897 antique-furnished Auburn Heights mansion -- and much more. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cJFRS.

2012 Senior League Softball World Series in Roxana
August 5 - 11, 2012
The Little League's Senior Softball World Series features a six day tournament to see which 15-16 year old Girl's Softball Team is the best in the Little League. For more information, go to http://ow.ly/cJFUS.

Free admission on Sundays to the Delaware Art Museum
Sunday, August 5, 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: Saturday, Aug 4, 2012 9:42 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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