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Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 02/01/13 to 02/03/13

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! Plan on spending Super Bowl Sunday in Delaware cheering on two University of Delaware Blue Hen Alumni! Search through bar and restaurant locations at: http://ow.ly/h9xSU.

Make a Valentine at Delaware Art Museum
Friday, February 1, 2013
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Roses are red, violets are blue, don’t just send a valentine… make it too! Bring a friend or your special valentine and create unique Valentine’s Day cards using simple printing and collage techniques.

First Saturdays in the First State
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Begins at 9:00 a.m.

Enjoy guided tours of historic sites and museums in Dover including tours of Legislative Hall, the Old State House and much more! Please check their schedule for themed tours and presentations.

Snow Geese – Gordon Pond Hike at Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Begins at 11:00 a.m.
Hike from the Herring Point to the north edge of Gordons Pond to see winter birds and wildlife. Ages 7 and up. Limit 20, pre-registration required. Free. To register, please call (302) 645-8983.

Brewery Tours and Tastings at Twin Lakes Brewery
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Get a behind the scenes look at the Twin Lakes Brewery paired with a delicious tasting.

Harness racing at Dover Downs
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Begins at 1:00 p.m.
Visit Dover Downs Hotel and Casino for the 2012-2013 Harness Racing Season. Click here for a PDF of the post time schedule.

Dollar Days at Hagley Museum
Sunday, February 3, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Admission to Hagley is only one dollar every Sunday in February and March, except for Easter. Enjoy the picturesque winter landscape along the Brandywine. Experience the warmth of the Steam Engine house and industrial noise of the Machine Shop. Visitors can tour the du Pont ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, and lunch at the Belin House Organic Café. It will feature several items costing $1 each. Admission free for members.

Polar Bear Plunge in Rehoboth Beach
Sunday, February 3, 2013
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Take a dip in the freezing cold ocean for a good cause at the Polar Bear Plunge! For more information, visit www.plungede.org.

Bonus trip ideas: 

Delaware History Trail

Delaware Wine and Ale Trail
Delaware Geocaching Trail

For additional event calendars, visit:
http://visitdover.com
http://visitsoutherndelaware.com
http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com

 

posted on: Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 10:56 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 01/25/13 to 01/27/13

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! Plan ahead and book a Valentine’s Day getaway with your special someone. For Valentine’s Day special in Delaware, click here.

Discover Delaware by following one of our three exciting statewide trails!

Delaware Geocaching Trail 


Embark on a statewide adventure using GPS technology to find hidden cache sites at historic and cultural attractions, state parks, wineries, breweries, and sports venues.

Delaware History Trail

Comprised of 36 significant historic sites, visitors can receive a commemorative book for completing the trail entitled, "Landmarks and Legacies," a colorful narrative highlighting historic places and fascinating people representing the very fabric of the First State.

Delaware Wine and Ale Trail 

This trail is a unique collection of thirteen local wineries and breweries featuring award-winning wines and craft brews. Visit for a tour, a tasting and a memorable experience!

Downtown Newark’s Restaurant Week
Recurring until January 27, 2013
For one week only, Downtown Newark hosts a culinary celebration highlighting our fabulous restaurants and their offerings -- diverse enough to please any palate, and at prices to suit any purse! Say hello to a new restaurant, or come back to an old favorite. Everyone can eat downtown!

Glow: Living Lights exhibit at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
Recurring until May 2013
Saturday – 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday – Noon – 4:30 p.m.
From fireflies and glowworms to alien-looking creatures in the sea, many unusual animals are lighting up the dark. Come see why in this enlightening special exhibit!

Stories of the Green at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, January 26, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Take a guided walking tour of historic Dover led by historical interpreters in period dress. This event is free and begins at the John Bell House. For more information, call 302-744-5055.

Brewery tour at Fordham and Old Dominion Brewing Company
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Tours begin at 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.

Battery 519 Lantern Tour at Cape Henlopen
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Begins at 5:30 p.m.
Tour the gun battery by lantern light and learn how soldiers defended our coast during World War II. Pre-registration is required. Please call (302) 645-8983 to reserve a spot.

For additional event calendars, visit:
http://visitdover.com
http://visitsoutherndelaware.com
http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com

 

posted on: Friday, Jan 25, 2013 11:37 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 01/18/13 to 01/20/13

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! Plan ahead and book a Valentine’s Day getaway with your special someone. For Valentine’s Day special in Delaware, click here

Invention Convention at Hagley Museum and Library
Saturday, January 19, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Children and their families discover how things work through exploration, innovation, and creativity. Families work together to build inventions using everyday household items, and take apart electronics and gadgets to see how they are made. The event will highlight the fascinating new technology of 3-D printing. Admission is $4 for children 4-14, $6 for adults; free for children 3 and under and free for members.

Brewery tour at Fordham and Old Dominion Brewing Company
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Tours begin at 12:300 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.

Hayrides at Trap Pond State Park
Saturday, January 19, 2013
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dress warmly for this ride, and we will take a close look at how animals beat the chill. Meet other park visitors as you tour the park in our rustic hay wagon. Then enjoy hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows around the campfire. Learn about the natural and cultural history of Trap Pond. Pre-registration is required. Adults: $7, Under 12: $4.

Blood Sweat & Tears performance at The Grand Opera House
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Begins at 8:00 p.m.
One of the greatest horn bands in the history of popular music will be performing at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington. BS&T’s alumni roster reads like a Who’s Who of the world’s greatest jazz and rock musicians. With hits like “Spinning Wheel” and “And When I Die”, it’s sure to be a night you will never forget.

Love Seed Mama Jump at Fire & Ice in Dover Downs Hotel and Casino
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Begins at 9:30 p.m.
Delaware’s “Love Seed Mama Jump,” a six-piece rock band will be rocking out at Fire & Ice in Dover Downs.

Free admission to the Delaware Art Museum
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy free admission to the Delaware Art Museum every Sunday. For more information, call 302-571-9590.

January Hike Series: Burton Island at Delaware Seashore State Park
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Begins at 1:00 p.m.
Hike a different trail with a park naturalist each Sunday in January. Get out, warm up and enjoy the winter scenery. Pre-registration required. Call for costs, meeting locations and pre-registration by 4 p.m. on the day prior to each hike.

Bonus trip ideas:
Delaware History Trail
Delaware Wine and Ale Trail
Delaware Geocaching Trail

For additional event calendars, visit:
http://visitdover.com
http://visitsoutherndelaware.com
http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com

 

posted on: Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 1:59 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 01/11/13 to 01/13/13

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! Don’t forget to plan ahead and book a Valentine’s Day getaway with your special someone. For Valentine’s Day specials in Delaware, click here

Paula Cole at World Café Live at the Queen
Friday, January 11, 2013
Begins at 8:00 p.m.
Grammy winner Paula Cola will be performing live in Wilmington at the World Café Live at the Queen. Tickets are available online or by calling (302) 994-1400.

“Crazy in Stereo” performance at Fire & Ice in Dover Downs Hotel and Casino
Friday, January 11, 2013
Begins at 9:30 p.m.
Hear the latest hits from “Crazy in Stereo” at Fire & Ice in the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino.

Discover the Zwaanendael Museum in historic Lewes
Saturday, January 12, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Take a tour through the Zwaanendael Museum, a showcase for the Lewes area maritime, military and social history. After the tour, walk along the canal front or enjoy a bite to eat on Second Street in Lewes.

Hear about tales of slavery and freedom at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Begins at 10:00 a.m.
As a border state, Delaware held a complicated position regarding slavery. Free walking tours are available at First State Heritage Park in Dover, led by historical interpreters in period dress. The tours begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.

Brewery tour at Fordham and Old Dominion Brewing Company
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Tours begin at 12:300 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.

A Fiddler’s Feast at the Grand Opera House
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
This evening of American roots is a musical feast for the ears, created by five acclaimed string artists: Fiddler Alasdair Fraser and cellist Natalie Haas (“A positive joy” - The Scotsman), genre-bending Dirk Powell ("God gave this one an overdose of talent." - Joan Baez) and fiddlers Jay Ungar and Molly Mason (“Simple and overwhelming… joyful and full of feeling” - Garrison Keillor).

Free admission to the Delaware Art Museum
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy free admission to the Delaware Art Museum every Sunday. For more information, call 302-571-9590.

Bonus trip ideas:
Delaware History Trail
Delaware Wine and Ale Trail
Delaware Geocaching Trail

For additional event calendars, visit:
http://visitdover.com
http://visitsoutherndelaware.com
http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com

 

posted on: Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 10:38 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 01/04/13 to 01/06/13

This weekend is the last chance to see gorgeous DuPont estates lavishly decorated for the holiday season at Christmas at Hagley or Yuletide at Winterthur: A Fest for the Eyes.

Discover Delaware by following one of our three exciting statewide trails!

Delaware Geocaching Trail 

Embark on a statewide adventure using GPS technology to find hidden cache sites at historic and cultural attractions, state parks, wineries, breweries, and sports venues.

Delaware History Trail
Comprised of 36 significant historic sites, visitors can receive a commemorative book for completing the trail entitled, "Landmarks and Legacies," a colorful narrative highlighting historic places and fascinating people representing the very fabric of the First State.

Delaware Wine and Ale Trail
This trail is a unique collection of thirteen local wineries and breweries featuring award-winning wines and craft brews. Visit for a tour, a tasting and a memorable experience!

First Saturdays in the First State
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Begins at 9:00 a.m.
Enjoy guided tours of historic sites and museums in Dover including tours of the Governor’s house, Legislative Hall, the Old State House and much more!

Celebrate National Bird Day at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
Saturday, January 5, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Delaware Museum of Natural History has one of the largest collections of birds and bird eggs (2nd largest) in the country and is a leading resource for ornithologists and amateur birders alike. Enjoy a "Book in the Nook," experience an owl pellet dissection in our Science in Action Lab and learn more about birds found in your neighborhood.

Beachcombing at the Delaware Seashore State Park
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Begins at 10:00 a.m.
Stroll along Delaware Seashore State Park looking for seashells, egg cases, and other signs of marine and beach life. Winter storms wash up a treasure trove of objects not typically seen during the mild summer months so it’s worth bundling up and venturing out for a bit!

For additional event calendars, visit:
http://visitdover.com
http://visitsoutherndelaware.com
http://www.visitwilmingtonde.com

 

posted on: Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013 10:21 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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