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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

 

Categories: Things to Do

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

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