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Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 03/29/13 to 03/31/13

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! While you are visiting Delaware, use our mobile site to search for nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions at http://m.visitdelaware.com.

Glow: Living Lights exhibit at Delaware Museum of Natural History
Recurring daily until May 27, 2013
Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday from 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!

Delaware Music Festival at the Rusty Rudder
March 29 – 30, 2013
Various times
Jam out to a great collection of Delaware bands on four stages with no cover charge in Dewey Beach.

Great Delaware Kite Festival
Friday, March 29, 2013
Begins at 9:00 a.m.
This event is free and open to all ages and level of kite flying! Vendors will be at the event selling a wide variety of kites or bring your own! Additionally, there will also be food vendors, face painting and community organizations set up around the field.

Emeline’s Journey on the Underground Railroad at New Castle Court House
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Museum is open from 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and program begins at 2:00 p.m.
Explores the true story of Emeline Hawkins and her family and their 1845 odyssey on the Underground Railroad from slavery in Maryland, through Delaware to freedom in Pennsylvania at the New Castle Court House Museum.

Harness Racing at Dover Downs
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Begins at 5:30 p.m.
Catch all the action of live harness racing season at Dover Downs.

Easter Brunch at the Green Room
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Seatings at 10:00 a.m., Noon, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate Easter in the renowned Green Room at Hotel DuPont. $55 per person, not including gratuity.

Easter Brunch at the Sheraton Dover
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Seating at 1:00 p.m.
Indulge in a delicious Easter Brunch in the Champagne Ballroom. $25 per person not including gratuity. Call for reservations 302-678-8500.

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

 

posted on: Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 12:00 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 03/22/13 to 03/24/13

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! While you are visiting Delaware, use our mobile site to search for nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions at http://m.visitdelaware.com.

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont
Recurring daily
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Centennial Tea features our new centennial tea blend, created especially for the Hotel du Pont’s centennial celebration.  This tea is infused with a burst of pineapple, the international symbol of hospitality, to commemorate our commitment for 100 years. $28 per person, not including gratuity.

Newark's Annual Wine and Dine Downtown
Saturday, March 23, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
This culinary and wine extravaganza will feature a dazzling array of tasty delights prepared by the chefs of downtown Newark’s very own restaurants, complemented by fine wines from around the world. Participating restaurants select wines to feature and choose a menu to showcase the restaurant’s culinary abilities. To participate, pick up a glass at any participating restaurant and pay as you go. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age with proper I.D. to participate in wine tastings.

Old Dominion Brewery Tour
Saturday, March 23, 2013
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. Sample our signature beers, Hop Mountain and Fordham Copperhead, as well as the Delaware Beer Bracket winner, Oak Barrel Stout.

Battery 519 Lantern Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, March 23, 2013
5:30 p.m.
Tour the gun battery by lantern light and learn how soldiers defended our coast during World War II. Ages 10 and up. Limit 30, pre-registration is required. $5 per person.

Peter Pan performed at the Schwartz Center for the Arts
March 23 – 24, 2013
Saturday – 7:00 p.m.; Sunday – 2:00 p.m.
Peter Pan tells the everlasting story of Wendy, Michael and John, who follow Peter Pan and the invisible fairy, Tinker Bell, into Never Land. The Children’s Theatre, Inc. brings this magical world to life!

Refuge Tour at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, March 24, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join volunteer, Ray Cullom, for a tour of the Refuge.  Walk a trail, identify birds, and learn about the different habitats and how they are managed for wildlife.  Meet at the Visitor Center.

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

 

posted on: Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 12:29 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Hotel availability during Firefly Music Festival weekend

Below is hotel availability in the state of Delaware during the weekend of the Firefly Music Festival taking place from June 21 – 23, 2013 in Dover, Delaware.

To book your hotel online, use the Travelocity booking engine on the left side of this page. For an alphabetical list of Delaware hotels with Tripadvisor reviews, go to http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/hotels.

Make it a mini-vacation and enjoy Delaware's beaches, local breweries and scenic state parks. Click here for trip ideas.      

Northern Delaware (About an hour drive to Firefly Music Festival area)

Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Wilmington – Newark

Embassy Suites Newark Wilmington South

Staybridge Suites Newark

Comfort Inn and Suites Newark

Extended Stay American Newark – Christiana

Quality Inn Newark

Sleep Inn Newark

Country Inn Suites by Carlson – Newark

Days Inn Newark

Econo Lodge Newark

Homewood Suites by Hilton Newark

Red Roof Inn Wilmington – Newark

Howard Johnson University of Delaware

Super 8 Newark

Doubletree by Hilton Wilmington

Best Western Plus Brandywine Valley Inn

Homewood Suites by Hilton Wilmington

Southern Delaware (About a 45 minute - 1 hour drive to Firefly Music Festival area)

Quality Inn and Suites Georgetown (45 minute drive)

Comfort Inn and Suites Georgetown (45 minute drive)

Holiday Inn Express Rehoboth Beach

Hampton Inn Rehoboth Beach – Lewes

Comfort Inn Rehoboth Beach 

 

posted on: Tuesday, Mar 19, 2013 2:18 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 03/08/13 to 03/10/13

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! While you are visiting Delaware, use our mobile site to search for nearby restaurants, hotels and attractions at http://m.visitdelaware.com.

MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival
March 6 – 10, 2013
Various times
The MidAtlantic Food + Wine Feast is a world-class, four-day festival designed for connoisseurs of fine wines and spirits, and adventurous cuisine. Events will be held at various locations throughout the state. Choose your favorite event and indulge in delicious fare! 

14th Annual Spring Art Show at Hagley Museum and Library
March 8 – 10, 2013
Various times
Over 70 outstanding Brandywine Valley artists will exhibit and sell original art including paintings, sculpture, porcelain, ceramics, jewelry and limited edition reproductions through the Delaware Foundation of Visual Arts.

Old Dominion Brewery Tour
Saturday, March 9, 2013
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. Sample our signature beers, Hop Mountain and Fordham Copperhead, as well as the Delaware Beer Bracket winner, Oak Barrel Stout.

Free admission to the Delaware Art Museum

Sunday, March 3, 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 Culinary Trail
Delaware Geocaching Trail
Delaware History Trail
Delaware Wine and Ale Trail

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

 

posted on: Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 9:25 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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