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Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 05/31/13 to 06/02/13

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. Or find Delaware deals at http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/coupons-special-offers.

NASCAR race weekend at the Dover International Speedway
Experience the thrill of race weekend at the Monster Mile. Tickets are still available on the Dover Speedway website. For NASCAR race weekend travel ideas and tips, please click here.

Art is Social at the Delaware Art Museum
Friday, May 31, 2013
8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Celebrate the final days of the exhibition State of the Art: Illustration 100 Years After Howard Pyle. This exhibition includes over 60 works of art by eight important contemporary illustrators. Enjoy beer tastings courtesy of Dogfish Head, live music by local band New Sweden, art activities, and caricatures by local portrait artist Sam Mylin.

Lantern Tour of the Green – Dover
Friday, May 31, 2013
Begins at 8:00 p.m.
Join historical interpreters from the First State Heritage Park dressed in colonial attire as they relate the stories of historic Dover. The Dover’s public square was the site of markets and fairs, suffragists and abolitionists, soldiers and slaves, lawmakers and lawbreakers. Tour space is limited; please call (302) 739-9194 to reserve your lantern.

Catch a Wilmington Blue Rocks Game
Friday, May 31, 2013
Begins at 7:05 p.m.
Watch the Wilmington Blue Rocks as they take on the Frederick Keys! Plus, enjoy a fireworks display over the stadium!

First Saturdays in the First State
Saturday, June 1, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate the 330th anniversary of the founding of Dover with a dramatic interpretation and tours of historic sites.

9th Annual Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show
Saturday, June 1, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy this seaside juried fine crafts events with a variety of media including, jewelry, pottery, glass, decorative painting and much more.

Music along the Bank at Winterthur
Saturday, June 1, 2013
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Delight in live bluegrass music along Clenny Run Bank. Bring a picnic and lawn chairs or blankets, and enjoy some of our finest regional musicians.

Classic afternoon tea and a tour of Hotel DuPont
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Begins at 3:30 p.m.
Enjoy a classic afternoon tea experience in the Green Room amidst live entertainment, followed by an in-depth tour of the Hotel du Pont with author Joanna Arat.  Bring home a canister of the Hotel du Pont’s signature centennial tea blend.  $36 per person, not including gratuity.

Rehoboth Beach Restaurant Week
June 2 – 8, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Come and visit the beach for a day, an overnight, or better still, the entire week for dining out-heaven. Restaurant week features fabulous 3-course dinners all over town. Restaurants will be offering menus with $30 or $20 prix-fixe dinners for a full week in June. Some restaurants are even serving special lunch menus at $10 & $15.

Bonus trip ideas:
Delaware Culinary Trail
Delaware Geocaching Trail
Delaware History Trail
Delaware Wine and Ale Trail
Top things to do

 

posted on: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 2:58 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Memorial Day Weekend in Delaware - Travel tips and Events

Memorial Day weekend is here and so begins the summer season in Delaware!

Memorial Day weekend in DelawareBring your sunscreen, beach towel, a big appetite and prepare to unwind on your weekend getaway! Here are some travel tips for Memorial Day weekend in Delaware plus, a list of events and things to do.

Tips:
    While you are out and about, search for nearby Delaware restaurants, hotels and attractions on our mobile friendly website at http://m.visitdelaware.com. Learn more about Delaware Beaches at http://www.visitdelaware.com/things-to-do/beaches.

   ∙ Find Delaware deals including discounts at attractions, hotels and on vacation rentals at http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/coupons-special-offers.

   ∙ Planning a Memorial Day BBQ? Serve up some local flavor by offering local wine and beer from the locations on the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail.

   ∙ Summer in Delaware also means its time for delicious steamed crabs! Learn how to pick and eat a steamed crab from a Delaware waterman and you’ll be the envy at your next crab feast!

   ∙ The Cape May Lewes Ferry is a 90-minute scenic ride for travelers visiting the Delaware beach area. Vehicle and foot passengers can purchase tickets online or at the ferry terminal. If you’re a vehicle passenger it highly recommended to make a reservation.

   ∙ The Jolly Trolley Shuttle Service is a convenient way to travel between Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach. They’ve announced the following hours: May 23rd (8:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.); May 24th (3:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.); May 25th till Labor Day (8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.). Rates are $3.00 one-way and $5.00 round trip.

   ∙ Use the DART First State’s Park and Ride lot located on Shuttle Rd. off of Delaware Rt. 1, north of Rehoboth Avenue to ride in comfort to the outlets, boardwalk and beach areas. Park for $8.00 and receive up to 4 free unlimited ride daily bus passes. All buses are air conditioned and equipped with wheelchair lifts and can carry 2 bikes. DART’s Route 305 Beach Connection, operates from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekends and provides service from Wilmington to Rehoboth Beach on Friday – Sunday nights. For more information, go to http://www.dartfirststate.com/index.shtml.  

   ∙ Please check with the individual beach towns or chambers of commerce for details about parking, pets on the beach, etc.

   ∙ Have tons of fun!! Share your travel photos with us on Pinterest and Instagram by following VisitDelaware and tagging your posts with #Delagram.


Events:
Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market
Saturday, May 25, 2013
8:00 a.m. – Noon
Visit Historic Lewes and shop local with over 35 vendors offering fresh produce, eggs, fruits, baked good, meats, fish, cut-flowers and herbs. Plus, learn from local chefs, master gardeners and sustainable agriculture experts.

Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Festival
Saturday, May 25, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The festival celebrates horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds, long considered by many to be a natural wonder of the Delaware Bay.  Enjoy arts, crafts, boat rides, exhibits, games, music and great food. A shuttle bus will be available to transport visitors to and from the Refuge.

Opening day at Jungle Jim’s Water Park
May 25 – 26th (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.); May 27th (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Enjoy giant slides, a 900-foot lazy river, wave pool and much more! Jungle Jim’s is located in Rehoboth Beach!

Opening day at Killens Pond Water Park
Saturday, May 25, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Come swim in the refreshing Killens Pond Water Park with a mushroom fountain, floating lily pad fun walk, ground water jets and slides!

Bowers Beach Buccaneer Bash
May 25 – 26, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Pirates are invading Bowers Beach Delaware for a weekend of fun and games, plundering and pillaging, pirating and buccaneering. This family friendly event will include demonstration, pirate battles, cannon and musket firing, sword fighting, pirate costume contests for children and craft vendors, food, live period music and boat rides on Sunday.

Discover the trails at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
May 25 - 27, 2013
Wildlife drive is open from sunrise to sunset daily
Bombay Hooke offers a 12-mile wildlife drive, five walking trails and plenty of opportunity for wildlife spotting and photography.

Bonus trip ideas:
Delaware Culinary Trail
Delaware Geocaching Trail
Delaware History Trail
Delaware Wine and Ale Trail
Top things to do in Delaware

 

posted on: Thursday, May 23, 2013 2:30 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Summer in Delaware to-do list!

Delaware Beach Summer in DelawareChannel your inner beach bum
Grab your beach chair, a good book and soak in the sun while enjoying a carefree weekend on the coast.


Rehoboth Beach BoardwalkWalk the boards
Feel the warm ocean breeze and take in the sights and sounds of Rehoboth and Bethany Beach!



Dine at the BeachDine at the beach
Boardwalk fries, fresh seafood, need we say more? Counting calories is not allowed on vacation!


Girls Getaway DelawareTake the ultimate girls getaway!
Need to recharge? Grab your BFF’s and head to the beach, dine out, shop tax-free and relax!


Kite Boarding DelawareBe daring!
Grab a board & hold on! Paddle your way along the coast. From kite boarding to kayaking, feel the adrenaline!


Cape Henlopen State ParkClimb to new heights!
Take in 360-degree views of the Atlantic coastline atop of historic WWII observation towers.


Firefly Music Festival 2013Tune in for must-see music events
Jam out to this year’s summer lineup including country music stars, Firefly Music Festival + much more.


Delaware Tax Free ShoppingGet accessorized!
Buy more for less with tax-free shopping. Shop the latest trends at charming boutiques and brand-name stores.


Delaware FishingCast your reel & take a deep breath
Get hooked on Delaware’s ponds, bays and Atlantic coastline, which offers a wide variety of species!


Delaware Ice CreamCool off with delicious flavors!
Visit one of Delaware’s cool creameries and get a scoop of locally made sweet summer flavors.


Ready to plan your summer getaway to Delaware? Find travel ideas, beach vacation rentals and hotel booking options at www.visitdelaware.com/things-to-do/beaches

 

posted on: Thursday, May 16, 2013 1:15 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 05/17/13 to 05/19/13

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. Or find Delaware deals at http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/coupons-special-offers.

Wilmington Blue Rocks Game vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Friday, May 17, 2013
Begins at 7:05 p.m.
Catch the action of Delaware’s minor league baseball, Wilmington Blue Rocks, take on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Plus, enjoy an exciting fireworks display at the stadium.

Wilmington Grand Prix
May 17 – 19, 2013
Various times
Race weekend includes a Gran Fondo that is a 62 miles long ride through the rolling hills of the Brandywine Valley, the Monkey Hill Time Trail made famous during the Tour DuPont and a downtown figure-eight criterium over a one-mile course.

30th Spring Sidewalk Sale in Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach
May 17 – 19, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Shop for deals and fabulous finds in charming boutique stores in downtown Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach!

Discover the trails at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
May 17 – 19, 2-13
Wildlife drive is open from sunrise to sunset daily
Bombay Hooke offers a 12-mile wildlife drive, five walking trails and plenty of opportunity for wildlife spotting and photography.

Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market
Saturday, May 18, 2013
8:00 a.m. – Noon
Visit Historic Lewes and shop local with over 35 vendors offering fresh produce, eggs, fruits, baked good, meats, fish, cut-flowers and herbs. Plus, learn from local chefs, master gardeners and sustainable agriculture experts.

A Day in Old New Castle
Saturday, May 18, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A Day in Old New Castle, America’s oldest house and garden tour returns this year. The Amstel House, Dutch House and Old Library Museums will be open free to ticket holders from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For event and ticket information, please contact Immanuel Church on the Green at 302-328-2413.

Strawberry Festival at Fifer Orchards
Saturday, May 18, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a day on the farm with the family. With hayride, u-pick strawberries, petting zoo, delicious food from Nage and everything strawberry!

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

 

posted on: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 2:30 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 05/10/13 to 05/12/13

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. Or find Delaware deals at http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/coupons-special-offers.

Wilmington Flower Market
May 9 – 11, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The three fun-filled days in May at Wilmington’s Rockford Park is a local tradition that Flower Market is most well known for. You will find a large selection of plants, flowers, merchants, crafts, rides, games, entertainment and food.

9 to 5: The Musical performed at Clearspace Theatre Company
May 10 - 12, 2013
Various times
The hit 1980 film gets the musical treatment by one of its Grammy Award-winning original stars in this show with big heart and even bigger show-stopping songs!

Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market
Saturday, May 11, 2013
8:00 a.m. – Noon
Visit Historic Lewes and shop local with over 35 vendors offering fresh produce, eggs, fruits, baked good, meats, fish, cut-flowers and herbs. Plus, learn from local chefs, master gardeners and sustainable agriculture experts.

Winterthur’s Historic Auto Display
Saturday, May 11, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ten to twelve extraordinary automobiles are arrayed on the hillside near the Port Royal Entrance representing autos that were part of the country estate life. The display changes each week featuring an era or type of automotive travel and is made possible through the generosity of private automobile owners.

Brewery tour at Old Dominion Brewing
Saturday, May 11, 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.

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Green Room
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Seatings at 10 a.m., Noon, 2 p.m, 4 p.m.
Treat Mom to one of Wilmington's most luxurious Mother's Day brunches.  The Hotel's very own Executive Chef and his culinary team will prepare an array of delicious delights to satisfy even the harshest critic. $55 per person, not including gratuity.  Children under 12, half price.

Victoria’s Ocean Front Mother’s Day Brunch
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Celebrate with a special Mother's Day Brunch Buffet at Victoria's. Enjoy a raw bar, salads and crudités, full omelet and Belgian waffle stations, a carving station with roasted prime rib, several entrees and side dishes and a tableful of freshly made desserts from The Point! Treat Mom to elegant oceanfront dining and the service that sets Victoria's apart from the rest. Call (302) 227-0615 to reserve your table today!

Mother’s Day Hike at Killens Pond State Park
Sunday, May 12, 2013
3:00 p.m.
Take a stroll through Killens Pond State Park’s wooded scenery with Mom. Admission is free.

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

 

posted on: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:19 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 05/03/13 to 05/05/13

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. Or find Delaware deals at http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/coupons-special-offers.

Annual Dover Days Festival
May 3 – 5, 2013
Friday (8am-9pm); Saturday (7am-9pm); Sunday (10am-4pm)
Three days of family fun including a parade, pet parade, maypole dancing, Amish quilt auction, car show, antique tractor show, 150+ crafts vendors, Kids Zone, carnival rides, encampments and tours of 40 historic homes.

May Market in historic New Castle
May 3 – 4, 2013
Friday (9am-6pm); Saturday (9am-3pm)
Explore the annual May Market in historic New Castle, Delaware. Join the locals of this charming town for their much-anticipated yearly sale of plants (including annuals and perennials, herbs, and native varieties). Peruse works by regional craftspeople, homemade baked goods, and book and white elephant sales.

9 to 5: The Musical performed at ClearSpace Theatre Company
May 3 – 5, 2013
Various times
The hit 1980 film gets the musical treatment by one of its Grammy Award-winning original stars in this show with big heart and even bigger show-stopping songs!

NatureFest at Hagley – Free admission for adults
Saturday, May 4, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Come and join the fun for NatureFest, where you can celebrate May Day, Arbor Day, and Earth Day at this fun-filled family program! Play and learn with exciting earth-themed, hands-on activities brought to you by local community partners. Tour the gardens and greenhouse at Hagley. Admission is $5 for children 6 – 14 and free for adults, members and children 5 and under.

18th Annual British Motorcar Show in Lewes
Saturday, May 4, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Lewes British Motorcar Show “The British are coming...Again!” will welcome a wide array of classic British vehicles to Lewes. Each year the show features a different marque. The 2013 Featured Marque is the Lotus Seven. Traditional British pub fare, soft drinks, tea and ale will be available.

35th Annual Point-to-Point at Winterthur
Sunday, May 5, 2013
11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a day of elite horse racing and celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the 35th Anniversary Point-to-Point! Join us for kids' activities, festive tailgating, and beautiful hospitality tents with elegant luncheons.

Great Gatsby themed Tea Service at Hotel DuPont
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Begins at 3:30 p.m.
Experience a classic afternoon tea – Great Gatsby style, featuring a tea menu inspired by the Plaza Hotel in New York City, along with a jazz duo playing your favorite “Roaring Twenties” tunes. Period dress encouraged.  $40 per person, not including gratuity.

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

 

posted on: Thursday, May 2, 2013 10:53 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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