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Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 06/28/13 to 06/30/13

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. Share your Delaware travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Pinterest or Instagram + tag your post with #Delagram.

New zip line at Lums Pond State Park by Go Ape
Ongoing
The first and only zip line and treetop adventure course in Delaware, located south of Wilmington and just minutes from I-95 in Bear.  Four zip lines take you high over Lums Pond, the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. $55/adults; $25-35/kids. Reservations are required.

Clear Space Theatre presents: La Cage Aux Folles
June 28 – 29, 2013
Show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Welcome to the home of Zaza and the notorious Les Cagelles, where glitz, glamour, and “A Little More Mascara” are the norm. Starring Christopher Peterson.

An Evening in Paris Party at the Delaware Art Museum
Friday, June 28, 2013
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
$5/person, Free for members
Liven up your social calendar with a trip to The City of Lights for this summer soiree. Grab a French-themed cocktail, enjoy lively entertainment and light snacks, and mingle with Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School models. All are welcome; free admission if you come in 1920s and 1930s vintage-style French attire. Cash bar and snacks available for purchase.

Paddle Fenwick: Paddle festival and race 
June 29 – 30, 2013
Begins at 10:00 a.m.
Enjoy a weekend festival of Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) board fun racing featuring a 5.0 mile course for the fast and furious paddlers and a 2.5 mile run for the fun and festive paddlers.

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park 
June 29 – 30, 2013
Saturday (11:00 a.m. – 6:00p.m.); Sunday (11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Spend the day experiencing family fun for children of all ages at the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park; featuring business vendors, artists, crafters, live music, local restaurants and dairies serving the region's best food and ice cream.

Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel (Docked in Wilmington) 
Saturday, June 29, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Come walk the plank on the Kalmar Nyckel a re-creation of a 17th Century Dutch pinnace. Join the captain and a crew of salty pirates for a festive experience on the high seas! Book a sail online. The ship will be docked at the Wilmington Riverfront.

Brewery tour at Old Dominion Brewing 
Saturday, June 29, 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.

An Irish evening with Andy Cooney and his Band at the Freeman Stage 
Saturday, June 29, 2013
7:00 p.m.
Andy’s outstanding voice and dynamic stage presence makes him a favorite with audiences as he renders songs ranging from all-time favorites like “Danny Boy” to his hit records “The Irish Wedding Song” and “Daughter of Mine”.

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

 

posted on: Friday, Jun 28, 2013 12:02 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Travel tips for Firefly Music Festival

Welcome Firefly Music Festival fans!! Below are travel tips and resources for your visit to The Woodlands in Dover, Delaware including parking information, tips on where to shop, what to pack and things to do in Delaware after the festival.

Searching for a hotel? Click here for current hotel availability and book online.

Parking and traffic information:
For festival day parking, fans will use the Main Entrance of Dover Downs (1131 N Dupont Hwy Dover, DE 19901) to enter the parking area. It will be about a 15 - 20 minute walk from the parking area to the festival. Wear comfy shoes!  

Firefly Music Festival MapFor fans that are camping at the event, use Leipsic Road (Road 88) and check in at the Lot 1 entrance. Camping registration will open Friday morning.

Road closure: Leipsic Road and Persimmon Tree Road in the vicinity of Dover International Speedway will be closed to through traffic beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 21, until Sunday evening, June 23.

Try route 9 as an alternate route. Plan for delays and arrive early. Stay up to date on traffic delays by downloading the DelDOT App on either the Android or iPhone for free. On the app, click the traffic map icon and choose the traffic or advisories filter to view current traffic information. If you’re on a desktop computer, you can view an interactive traffic map at http://www.deldot.gov/traffic/map.ejs.

What to pack and where to shop:
From sunscreen to comfortable shoes, click here for a checklist of items to pack for Firefly for the day or an overnight trip.

Click here for shopping locations near the festival area including grocery stores, gas stations and clothing stores. Stock up on water bottles, sunscreen, blankets or anything else you might need for spending the day outdoors!

Food trucks, pop up general stores, access to showers and cell phone charging stations are all available in designated areas for those that are camping. Please note that it is a cash only event. ATMs are located throughout the area.

Have questions? Tweet us! Follow @DelawareTourism on Twitter for travel tips throughout the weekend. We will also be sharing photos on Pinterest and Instagram.

What is there to do after the festival?
Beaches, breweries, delicious food and scenic state parks are all within a 45-minute drive to the festival area. Extend your stay and relax before heading home! Click here for a roundup of trip ideas.

Hotels are available during the days after the festival in the Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach and Dewey Beach areas. Book online and find travel reviews at http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/hotels.

Still wondering what to do? Head to m.visitdelaware.com on your phone to search for nearby Delaware restaurants, things to do and places to stay. Tweet us at @DelawareTourism or Like Delaware Tourism Office on Facebook for suggestions!

 

posted on: Thursday, Jun 20, 2013 12:38 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 06/21/13 to 06/23/13

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. Share your Delaware travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Pinterest or Instagram + tag your post with #Delagram.

Attending the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware? Click here for tips on things to do after the festival and tips for what to pack! Tickets are still available on the Firefly Festival website.

DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival
June 19 – 22, 2013
Various times
The DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is a free, weeklong outdoor music festival in downtown Wilmington, Delaware.

Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival
June 22 – 23, 2013
Saturday (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.); Sunday (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
More than 60 sea glass artists will be joined by various coastal artists, decoy carvers and waterfowl artists at the Lewes historic complex for the Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival filled with decorative sea treasures.

Delaware Breakwater Lighthouse Tour

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Begins at 11:00 a.m.

Spend a few hours on the water enjoying a boat tour of two iconic Delaware lighthouses. Tours depart from the pier located behind the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal in Lewes, DE. Reservations required. Please call 302-644-7046.

Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel (Docked in Wilmington)
Saturday, June 22, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Come walk the plank on the Kalmar Nyckel a re-creation of a 17th Century Dutch pinnace. Join the captain and a crew of salty pirates for a festive experience on the high seas! Book a sail online. The ship will be docked at the Wilmington Riverfront.

Brewery tour at Old Dominion Brewing
Saturday, June 22, 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.

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

 

posted on: Wednesday, Jun 19, 2013 9:51 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Roundup: Things to do in Delaware after the Firefly Music Festival

Attending Firefly this year? Make it a mini-vacay by extending your stay in Delaware with these fun travel ideas all within a 45-minute drive from the Firefly Music Festival area!

Delaware Beach  • Visit Delaware’s beautiful beaches! Pull up a beach chair, go windsurfing, play some volleyball or enjoy the scenic views.

   • Still in the mood for some good music? Enjoy a night out in Dewey Beach for an exciting bar scene. Or head north for live entertainment at the World Café Live at the Queen.

   • If you love Dogfish Head’s Firefly ale, then you should definitely sample local brews and wines along the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail. Download your passport ahead of time and earn your chance to receive a limited-edition wine glass or beer mug.

   • Love being outdoors? Hit the new Delaware Outdoor Trail to discover new adventures. Visit one of Delaware’s beautiful State Parks for zip lining, camping, kayaking, disc golf or hiking.

Sambo's Tavern  • Find foodie heaven on the Delaware Culinary Trail. Dine at iconic restaurants around the state, complete the passport and you’ll receive the “First State Plates” cookbook for delicious DIY recipes! Including, fresh seafood at Sambo’s Tavern (about a 15 minute drive from Firefly). Learn how to pick and eat steamed crabs while watching this YouTube video!

• Buy more for less! Stock up on the latest fashions before you leave with Delaware’s tax-free shopping!

If you’re still undecided, view the online Delaware Travel Guide or tweet Delaware Tourism for suggestions! We hope you have a great trip to Delaware.

 

posted on: Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 9:31 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

What to pack for the Firefly Music Festival in Delaware

Amazing music lineup, check! Place to stay, check! Super excited, double check! Now, what should you pack for this awesome outdoors music funfest in the Woodlands? Here are some must-have items for Firefly Music Festival weekend!

1) Cash! Firefly is a cash only event. There will be ATMs available throughout the grounds.

2) A reusable water bottle. Free water refill stations are located throughout the festival grounds and Firefly will offer a limited edition water bottle for purchase. (Your water bottle will have to be empty when entering the grounds and glass containers are not permitted).

Firefly Music Festival What to Pack3) Comfy shoes! With the jam-packed schedule and new festival activities, you’ll need a good pair of sneakers or sturdy sandals after being on your feet all day and night!

4) Phone charger. Charging stations will be located around the festival grounds and trust us, you will definitely need to recharge after taking tons of photos and videos of your Firefly adventure! Oh, and don’t forget your phone! (Verizon and AT&T each have 4G towers that have been installed in the festival area).

5) A camera, of course! You’ll want to catch every moment with your friends on camera! (Non-professional cameras are allowed in the festival).

6) A wristwatch. Just in case your phone loses battery, you’ll have a back up option for knowing how much time you’ll have till the next show starts.

7) Sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses, hat…prepare for the elements!

8) Rain ponchos or a waterproof jacket with a hood! Fingers crossed for a sunny weekend but just in case you’ll need a couple of rain ponchos or a light jacket to keep you dry! (Umbrellas are not permitted at the festival).

9) A blanket with room to share! Sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds of Firefly with your friends.

10) A nice sized purse or backpack to carry all of the essential items! Personal lockers will be available at the festival.

11) Sanitary wipes, antibacterial sanitizer, dry shampoo, travel sized deodorant…anything you’ll need to get through three days outdoors.

12) What to wear? Something to make you stand out in the crowd and most importantly something comfortable! Remember it’ll be about 80 degrees, outside all day so, think shorts, sundresses and light colors!

Ready to hit the road? Create your own Firefly Pandora station to get pumped up and visit the Delaware Tourism mobile site for suggestions for places to dine and things to do in the area. For more information about what is permitted on the festival grounds, visit the Firefly Music Festival website.

 

posted on: Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 2:25 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Events Around Delaware for the Weekend of 06/07/13 to 06/09/13

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.

Tour First State Heritage Park
Most sites open on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Learn about the First State’s history heritage at the Welcome Center and galleries, discover an outstanding collection of 18th to 21st Century Delaware and American Art at the Biggs Museum and take a tour of the Old State House built in 1791.

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.

Wilmington Greek Festival
June 4 – 8, 2013
Enjoy homemade Greek food, desserts, and ethnic music and dance performances. For more information, call (302) 584-2846.

Historic Lewes Farmers’ Market
Saturday, June 8, 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.

Delaware Breakwater Lighthouse Tour
Saturday, June 8, 2013
Begins at 11:00 a.m.
Spend a few hours on the water enjoying a boat tour of two iconic Delaware lighthouses. Tours depart from the pier located behind the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal in Lewes, DE. Reservations required. Please call 302-644-7046.

Separation Day Celebration in historic New Castle
Saturday, June 8, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Festivities include a parade, amusement rides, an Olde Time Baseball demo and fireworks! For more information, call (302) 322-9802.

Brewery tour at Old Dominion Brewing
Saturday, June 8, 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.

St. Anthony’s Italian Festival
June 9 – 16, 2013
Sunday – 2:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Monday to Friday – 5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.; Saturday – 2:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Enjoy authentic cuisine and traditional Italian music and dancing! For more information, call (302) 983-3200.

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

 

posted on: Thursday, Jun 6, 2013 12:26 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Celebrate July 4th in Delaware!

Celebrations will be blasting off throughout Delaware during the Fourth of July holiday! Take your pick of scenery and enjoy watching the colorful sparks of red, white and blue!

Dover Fireworks

Here are listings of fireworks displays in Delaware for the Fourth of July. We hope you have a great holiday!

Cape May Lewes Ferry Special Fireworks Cruise
July 3, 2013
Spectacular fireworks will illuminate the skies above the Delaware Bay. Cruise departs Lewes at 7:15 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 800.643.3779. 

Bethany Beach Fourth of July Fireworks
July 4, 2013
A parade launches the annual festivities at noon, and continues with a concert at the Band Stand, and a fireworks display at dusk. 

Dover 4th of July – A celebration of Independence in the Capital of the First State
July 4, 2013
Tours, events, food, music and more take place all over history Dover on July 4, including a parade and fly over salute by the Dover Air Force Base. Enjoy an an outdoor concert packed with patriotic tunes on Legislative Mall. Fireworks blast off above Legislative Hall at about 9:20 p.m.

Newark – Fourth of July Fireworks and Liberty Day
July 4, 2013
Food, music and fireworks are part of the annual Liberty Day celebration that will once again take over the southern part of Newark and the University of Delaware campus from 6-9 p.m. July 4. The fireworks blast off at the University of Delaware's David M. Nelson Athletic Complex on South College Avenue at Del. 896, but they can be viewed from various points throughout the area. Call 366-7147 for weather updates.

Rehoboth FireworksRehoboth Beach July 4th Fireworks
July 4, 2013
Enjoy a breathtaking Fireworks display along the beach and iconic boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach. If weather is threatening, fireworks could begin as early as 8 p.m. Call (302) 227-2772 for updates.

The Red, White and Blue July 4th Celebration in Wilmington
July 4, 2013
"The Red, White, and Blue July 4th Celebration" takes place July 4 in Tubman-Garrett Park along the Riverwalk. After a day's worth of events, the Delaware Symphony Orchestra will perform a 75-minute finale concert boasting patriotic music that will lead up to fireworks at about 9:45 p.m. In the case of rain, the concert and fireworks will take place on July 5. Call (302) 547-9526 for updates.

Lewes’ Old Fashioned 4th of July – Special event but, no fireworks
July 4, 2013
Beginning at 9:00 a.m., enjoy Old-fashioned children's games and activities on Second Street, a decorated boat parade on the canal at 2:00 p.m. and the Annual Doo-Dah Parade. This is a special event but, will not have fireworks.

Travel tips and resources:
Search through hotel listings and book online with the Travelocity booking engine at http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/hotels.

Embark on a historic adventure while traveling the Delaware History Trail!

Find Top things to do in Delaware with attractions listings at http://www.visitdelaware.com/things-to-do.

Save while planning your vacation with Delaware deals at http://www.visitdelaware.com/visitors/coupons-special-offers

 

posted on: Tuesday, Jun 4, 2013 11:09 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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