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Memorial Day Weekend in Delaware 2015 - Travel tips and Events

Start the summer season off right with Delaware travel ideas & tips for enjoying fun in the sun! While you’re having fun, share your travel photos on Pinterest and Instagram by following VisitDelaware and tagging your posts with #Delagram.

Trip Ideas:
Rehoboth Beach∙ Each Delaware beach has its own style and character! Pick your flavor of fun.

∙ Search for Delaware restaurants, hotels and attractions online with helpful Tripadvisor and Yelp Reviews.

∙ Find Delaware deals including discounts at attractions, hotels and on vacation rentals.

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

Delaware Steamed Crabs∙ Summer in Delaware means its time for delicious steamed crabs. Learn how to pick and eat a steamed crab from a Delaware waterman!

∙ Paddle, hike and bike your way along the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

∙ Spend some time with your fur-family members! Get tips on pet-friendly beach destinations in Delaware.

Beach Travel Tips:
∙ The Cape May-Lewes Ferry is a 90-minute scenic ride for travelers visiting the Delaware beaches from northern locations such as; New Jersey and New York. Vehicle and foot passengers can purchase tickets online or at the ferry terminal. If you’re a vehicle passenger, it is highly recommended to make a reservation.

Jolly Trolley∙ The Jolly Trolley Shuttle Service is a convenient way to travel between Rehoboth and Dewey Beach. Service begins Friday, May 22nd at 5:00 p.m. The summer schedule offers daily service from 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. Park for $8.00 and receive up to 4 free unlimited ride daily bus passes. All buses are air conditioned, 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.  

∙ From tips on when it is best to travel to parking information, plan ahead with these handy Delaware beach travel tips.

Memorial Day Weekend Events:
Lums Pond State ParkCamping Weekend at Lums Pond State Park
May 22 - 25, 2015

Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Saturdays
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Lewes Historic Society

11th Annual Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival
Saturday, May 23, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Delaware Breakwater Kayak Eco-Tours at Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, May 23, 2015
10:00 a.m.

Jungle Jim’s Water Park - Open for Summer season
May 23, - 25
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Viking Golf Water Park FenwickViking Amusements and Thunder Lagoon Waterpark - Open for Summer season
Open Daily
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Opening weekend for Killens Pond Water Park
Sunday, May 24, 2015 – Tuesday, May 26, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Eating Rehoboth - Walking Food Tours of Rehoboth
Sunday, May 24, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 3:21 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Top Summer Concerts in Delaware

When summer arrives, the stage is set in Delaware for some long, freewheeling weekends featuring some of the nation’s top music acts. Savvy music fans from across the East Coast know that Delaware is one of the best destinations for music festivals, thanks to its convenient location in the Mid-Atlantic, its low-cost, tax-free status.

Most of Delaware’s top music festivals also offer a camping option, and all are within quick drive of the state’s beach resorts, should you decide to turn your music pilgrimage into an extended summer break.

Firefly Music Festival StageFirst up in June is the four-day Firefly Music Festival, which in a few short years has become one of the nation’s top showcases of indie rock and other genres, from old-school to modern music’s cutting edge. Year after year, the headliners include the world’s can’t-miss superstars, from the Foo Fighters to Jack Black to Paul McCartney.

Soon after Firefly winds down at The Woodlands, the scene gets buzzing again. The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival features top acts over several days in Wilmington. Back at The Woodlands, Firefly is followed up by the Big Barrel Country Music Festival, which delivers three days of performances by country music’s top superstars.

Be Vincent Van Gogh - ImageIn July, the Delaware State Fair keeps things hopping with a dependably star-studded lineup. More country music gets under way in August at the Delaware Junction Festival, where headliners such as Toby Keith and Jason Aldean have headed the lineup.

And throughout the summer, Freeman Stage at Bayside and the bandstands in Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach offer regular concerts that are a perfect side trip for folks vacationing at the Delaware beaches.

 

posted on: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 1:22 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware May 15, 2015 to May 17, 2015

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. 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.

Annual Spring Sidewalk Sale in Rehoboth and Dewey Beach
May 15 – 17, 2015
Shop tax-free and find great savings at the annual Spring Sidewalk Sale in Rehoboth and Dewey Beach.

MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival
May 13 – 17, 2015
The MidAtlantic Food + Wine Feast is a world-class, four-day festival designed for connoisseurs of fine wines and spirits, and adventurous cuisine. Experience exceptional cuisine of world-class chefs, meet accomplished winemakers, sip and savor extraordinary wines including 100 point wines as well as collect rare and fine wines offered for bid at a live auction.

Tour the Pinta and Nina – Riverfront Wilmington
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tour replicas of the Columbus' ships Pinta and Nina docked at the Riverfront Wilmington. Self guided tours are available from 9am-6om. The admisison is $8 and free to children 4 and under.

Venture Outdoors Fest
May 15 – 17, 2015
Choose an adventure and explore Delaware this weekend. Registration is required.

Wilmington Grand Prix
May 15 – 17, 2015
Named among the Top 10 criterium bike races in the country by USA Cycling, the Wilmington Grand Prix is an international cycling event that includes a free six-block street festival, a parade, a bucket-list recreational ride through a dozen world-class cultural attractions, sidewalk cafes, and a variety of free family rides and attractions.

Lantern Tour of The Dover Green
Friday, May 15, 2015
Begins at 8:00 p.m.
Hear tales of the most infamous resident of Dover’s jail, devastating fires that threatened the town, poisonings, tragic love, and the auctioning of slaves on the steps of the Old State House. Space is limited so please call 302-739-9194 for reservations. $5 per person…

Opening of "Brewing in Delaware & 20 Off-Centered Years of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery" Exhibit
May 15, 2015
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Join guest speakers Sam Calagione and John Medkeff for a special Speaker Series program that will introduce The Lewes Historical Society's 2015 exhibit, "Brewing in Delaware & 20 Off-Centered Years of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery."

Spring family exploration series at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, May 16, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Families will explore the Refuge and learn more about the habitats of Bombay Hook and the animals that live there. The group will go to the Delaware Bay beach to study and look for shorebirds and horseshoe crabs. Call to register, 302-653-9345.

A Day in Old New Castle
Saturday, May 16, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
A Day in Old New Castle is in its 91st year! It is the longest-running garden tour in the United States. View up to 18 historic homes.

Delaware Breakwater Kayak Eco-tours at Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Begins at 10:00 a.m.
Naturalists and trained instructors lead you on an eco-tour of lower Delaware Bay. The two-hour trip on sit-on-top kayaks are designed for beginner paddlers, but can be strenuous depending on weather conditions. All equipment is provided. Bring drinking water and sunscreen, and be prepared to get wet. Secure shoes are required - no flip-flops. For ages 8 and older; children ages 8 to 13 must be in a tandem with an adult. All children under 18 must be with an adult. Limit 10. Preregistration required by calling
(302) 645-6852.

Historic Autos at Winterthur
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Step back in time to see elegant automobiles of the country-estate era. Enjoy a series of displays of magnificent historic automobiles on select Saturdays in May. Weather permitting.

Maritime Day 2015 at the Cape May Lewes Ferry Terminal
Saturday, May 16, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Celebrate America's proud Maritime history! This free event includes: Water Cannon Demonstrations, Engine Room and Bridge Tours of the Ferry, Remembrance Ceremony for Fallen Sailors, and Maritime Displays. Use the code MARITIME when booking.

Strawberry Festival at Fifer Orchards
Saturday, May 16, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a day on the farm with live music, hayrides, pony rides, delicious food and You Pick Strawberries.

Open House Tour at Auburn Heights Preserve
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Mansion tours begin at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.; Museum tours begin at 2:00 p.m.
Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion and the Marshall Steam Museum. The Marshall Steam Museum houses the world's largest collection of operating steam cars.

Kalmar Nyckel Day Sails
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, the re-creation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware. While aboard, take a tour of the Christina River, with views of the Riverfront, the Delaware Estuary and Watershed and Wilmington. Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel.

Eating Rehoboth Culinary Tour
Sunday, May 17, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Eating Rehoboth is a 3-hour culinary adventure through downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware! You will enjoy exclusive food tastings at five of Rehoboth's best restaurants, paired with delicious wines, local beers or signature cocktails. Reservations are required.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Friday, May 15, 2015 11:48 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware May 1 , 2015 to May 3, 2015

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. 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.

Dover Days Festival
Friday, May 1, 2015 – Sunday, May 3, 2015
Times Varies
Admission: Free
Blending modern-day fun with a look back at Delaware's Colonial past, Dover Days Festival offers a chance to celebrate spring's charms with Maypole Dancing on Dover's Green, a Civil War-era baseball game, historic wartime encampments, and more than 350 vendors, craft merchants, and food purveyors. This festival is held at one of the sites of the nation's newest National Monument.

Lewes Merchants' Spring Sidewalk Sale in Historic Lewes
Friday, May 1, 2015 – Sunday, May 3, 2015
10:00 a.m.
Admission: Free
If you love a great deal and rare finds, Lewes’ annual Spring Sidewalk Sale is the place to be, where local downtown merchants show-off their wares and services.

“Unraveling Stories” Exhibition at the Hagley Museum
Recurring every Friday – Sunday till July 26, 2015
Museum Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Admission: Included in regular admission and free for members
Explore the stories of science and experimentation while you learn about the du Pont family’s gunpowder works on the Brandywine. In conjunction with the exhibit, there will be guided tours on Saturday, May 2nd. Call to make reservations.

Open House Tour at Auburn Heights Preserve
Friday, May 1, 2015
Mansion Tours begin at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.; Museum tours begin at 2:00 p.m.
Admission: $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both
Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion and the Marshall Steam Museum, which houses the world's largest collection of operating steam cars.

Macaroon Afternoon Tea at the Green Room in the Hotel du Pont
Recurring every Friday – Sunday till May 31, 2015
3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Admission: $30
Honoring the Hotel du Pont’s popular macaroons, this daily afternoon tea will include additional Parisian macaroons in various flavors during the dessert course.

Pop Up Beer Garden at Winterthur
Friday, May 1, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Admission: Free (Visitors pay for food and drinks)
Spend your Friday evening with friends at Winterthur’s Pop Up Beer Garden. It’s a great place to listen to live music; enjoy local craft beers and sink your teeth into some Pennsylvania German inspired foods.

Dover's First Fridays
Friday, May 1, 2015
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Shop tax-free in local stores along W. Loockerman Street, State Street, and Governors Avenue in downtown Dover. There will be free kids activities in the Plaza on Loockerman, as well as live music and lots of fun!

Evening Pontoon Boat Tours at Trap Pond State Park
Friday, May 1, 2015
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $6 adults; $3 under 12
Take a leisurely evening pontoon boat tour of Bald Cypress Swamp in Trap Pond State Park. Spot nocturnal inhabitants and learn more about the swamp’s most famous resident, the bald cypress tree.

"Bach and Rach" at The Delaware Symphony Orchestra
Friday, May 1, 2015
7:30 pm
Admission: $60
Enjoy an elegant evening full of lively classical music by the Delaware Symphony Orchestra. Expect a night full of enchanting performances of Bach's moving canons and sonatas; Anton Webern’s romantic Passacaglia; and Rachmaninoff's passionate 2nd Symphony. Contact the Delaware Symphony Orchestra for tickets.

Old Methodist Cemetery Lantern Tour in Dover
Friday, May 1, 2015
8:00 p.m.
Admission: $5
Take a guided tour through a historic Dover cemetery by lantern light. Travel among ornate grave markers to hear of interesting and even bizarre traditions from Dover’s past.

Delaware Bird-A-Thon
Recurring daily starting Saturday, May 2, 2015 till May 10, 2015
Time Varies
Admission: Donation
Experience world-class bird-watching along Delaware’s coastline. The fundraiser challenges participants to count the number of different bird species seen (or heard) in a 24-hour period. For the latest information, go to the website or their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/debirdathon

20th Annual British Motorcar Show in Lewes
Saturday, May 2, 2015
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. This year’s featured marques are the Rolls-Royce and Bentley. While you are browsing the beautiful and stylish British cars, view Lewes’ historic houses, museums and gardens.

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting
Recurring every Saturday
Open 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Tours start at 1:00 p.m.
Admission $22
Enjoy a relaxed and personalized tour at Twin Lakes Brewing Company as they guide you through the history of beer and brewing plus, their unique brewing process and traditions.

Introduction to Surf Fishing at Delaware Seashore State Park
Saturday, May 2, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission: $25 per person
Learn everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques in this 3-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. You must have a fishing license and FIN number, and be at least 10; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

World Labyrinth Day at the Delaware Art Museum
Saturday, May 2, 2015
1:00 pm
Admission: Free
World Labyrinth Day is a day designated to bring people from all over the planet together in celebration of the labyrinth as a symbol and tool for healing and peace. Join the Delaware Art Museum as they “Walk as one at 1!”

Family Campouts at Delaware Seashore State Park
Saturday, May 2, 2015 -  Sunday, May 3, 2015
Saturday, 4:00 p.m. – Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
Admission: $60 per family (up to 5 people)
Learn how to camp in the great outdoors with other novice outdoor adventurers. This family-friendly event will teach you how to set up camp, pitch a tent, start a fire, and cook outdoors. Participants will have the opportunity to set up camp in the Life-Saving Station courtyard, just steps from the beach. After dinner, enjoy a guided lantern tour of the museum and a campfire on the beach, complete with s'mores and stargazing! Pre-registration required.

Dover Days Vintage Baseball Game - Diamond State Base Ball Club
Sunday, May 3, 2015
The Diamond State Base Ball Club is Delaware's amateur 19th Century vintage baseball team. Experience an afternoon of old time ball & family fun. Bring a chair or blanket and witness history in the making. Go to the website for the game schedule.

Dogfish Head & Point-to-Point
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Times: 10:30am
Admission: $100
Join Dogfish Head and friends at their exclusive Point-to-Point Hospitality Tent along the rail. Along with VIP parking, you'll find a wide selection of off-centered ales and spirits with carefully selected food pairings. Only 200 tickets are available – so reserve spot today.

Winterthur Point-to-Point
Sunday, May 3, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Free - $50
The annual steeplechase horse races is staged on the sprawling grounds and rolling hills of this one-time DuPont mansion, the Point to Point is renowned as a place to see-and-be-seen amid extravagant "tailgate" buffets and lavishly stocked hospitality tents. The horse racing is just an added bonus.

Eating Rehoboth - Walking Food Tours of Rehoboth
Sunday, May 3, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission: $49.00/person
Tickets are still available for this weekend’s 3-hour Eating Rehoboth culinary adventure through downtown Rehoboth Beach! You will enjoy exclusive food tastings at five of Rehoboth's best restaurants, paired with delicious wines, local beers or signature cocktails. Tours also include specialty food shops and outdoor venues.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 10:40 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware April 24 to April 26, 2015

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. 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.

Delmarva Birding Weekend
Friday April 24, 2015 – Sunday, April 25, 2015
Various Times
Admission: Varies
The 20th Annual Delmarva Birding Weekend celebrates the spring migration of thousands of warblers, shorebirds, waterfowl and raptors. The Weekend combines boat trips, paddling treks, and expeditions by foot.

Wilmington's 11th Annual City Restaurant Week
Friday, April 24, 2015 & Saturday, April 25, 2015
Various Times
Admission: $15-$35
Dine at 19 different Wilmington restaurants this weekend! It's a Foodie's Paradise! Try everything from Thai to Chilean to Italian. Dinners will be prix-fixe menus. Two-course lunches are $15 per person and three-course dinners will be $35. Visit the restaurant week website for more information.

A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & The Art of Everyday Life exhibit at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Recurring weekly every Friday-Sunday till January 3, 2016
Museum Hours: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Admission: Included in regular admission and free for members
Explore the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, and pottery, in this exhibition highlighting recent acquisitions from the estate of legendary collector and scholar Frederick S. Weiser.

Historic Dover Walking Tours at First State Heritage Park
Recurring weekly every Friday and Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Delve into the rich history of Dover, Delaware with a historic walking tour that starts at the John Bell House. Contact 302-739-9194 for details. 

Spring Blossom Afternoon Tea at the Green Room in the Hotel du Pont
Friday, April 24, 2015 - Sunday, April 26, 2015
Seatings: 3:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Admission: $30
Celebrate the arrival of spring with this fresh take on a favorite afternoon ritual, featuring blooming delicious scones and pastries, with a seasonal selection of savory sandwiches and of course our classic high tea service.

Pop Up Beer Garden at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Friday April 24, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Free Admission. Visitors will pay for food and drinks.
Come listen to live music on the Visitors Center Patio and enjoy local craft beers and Pennsylvania German inspired foods in a relaxed atmosphere. No reservations needed!

Evening Pontoon Boat Tours at Trap Pond State Park
Friday, April 24, 2015
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $6 adults; $3 under 12
Experience Trap Pond State Park's Bald Cypress Swamp on a guided pontoon boat tour of Trap Pond. Call ahead to reserve your spot.

12th Annual Bug & Bud Festival
Saturday, April 25, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Get a true taste of this artsy and historic downtown. Enjoy dozens of food and craft vendors at the Annual Bug & Bud Festival, a celebration of two of Milford's most cherished symbols, the ladybug and the tree. There's entertainment for the whole family throughout the day, a Ladybug and Tree costume parade, "ladybug decorated" paddle boat rides, children's games and more. Rain or Shine and free of charge.

Introduction to Surf Fishing at Delaware Seashore State Park
Saturday, April 25, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Admission: $25 per person
Have you always wanted to try surf fishing but weren't sure how to get started? If so, this program is for you. Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this 3-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. You must have a fishing license and FIN number, and be at least 10; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Please call (302) 227-6991 to register.

Earth Day Celebration: Party for the Planet at the Brandywine Zoo
Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Admission: Free with paid admission to the zoo
Be part of the annual Party for the Planet to learn about what you can do to make every day Earth Day. Stop by a learning station, meet live animals, and learn about your ‘Carbon Footprint' in this fun, educational day!

4th Annual R2Hop2 Beer & Music Festival
Saturday, April 25, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $25 General Admission and $15 Designated Driver
The 4th Annual R2Hop2 Beer & Music Festival is an event that is fun for the whole family. Locally made soda will be provided for the kids and craft beer for the grownups. There will be five bands, rock climbing wall and a moon bounce.

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting
Recurring every Saturday
Open 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Tours start at 1:00 p.m.
Admission $22
Enjoy a relaxed and personalized tour at Twin Lakes Brewing Company as they guide you through the history of beer and brewing plus, their unique brewing process and traditions.

Sunset Kayak at Lums Pond State Park
Saturday, April 25, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $20 per person
Paddle into the sunset on a guided tour. Experience the change from day to night on the water. The event is suitable for beginner paddlers because instruction will be provided. The rain date is the following day. Meet at the Boathouse in Area 2. Call ahead to reserve your spot.

10th Annual Wildflower Celebration at Mt. Cuba Center
Sunday, April 26, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Enjoy a stunning display of spring ephemerals during this annual celebration of the season. Stroll through our native gardens at the peak of their glory. Enjoy gardening demonstration, family programming, live music and delicious food. The first 1,000 visitors receive a free native plant.

Free admission to the Delaware Art Museum
Sunday, April 26, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Admission to the museum is free to all visitors every Sunday. The Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, works by Wilmington-native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle.

Tour of the Refuge at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, April 26, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Phone: 302-653-9345
Tour the Refuge with a guide and find out how the Refuge is managed for wildlife, visit different habitats, and walk a trail. The tour begins at the Visitor Center.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 9:13 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Mother's Day Brunch in Delaware 2015

Wondering where to go and what to do on Mother's Day? Take a stroll through scenic gardens, spend the weekend at the beach or dine out in Delaware. Here are a few suggestions for delicious Mother's Day brunches happening in Delaware: 

Winterthur MuseumMother's Day Brunch at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Saturday, May 9, 2015 – Sunday, May 10, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Reserve a spot for Mother’s brunch at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. The delicious buffet kicks off at 9:00 a.m. in the Visitors Center at Winterthur. Prices vary. Call 302-888-4826 for more information and reservations.

Mother's Day Tea at the Cauffiel House
Saturday, May 9, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Celebrate Mother's Day in the beautiful Cauffiel House. A casual tea will be served at 11 a.m., followed by a staff led walking tour of the home. Register by Wednesday, May 8th. Please note that strollers are not permitted in the house.

Mother’s Day Tea at the Judge Morris Estate
Saturday, May 9, 2015
2:00 p.m.
Enjoy afternoon tea while relaxing in the garden of the Judge Morris Estate. Wear your favorite spring hat or take home a hat pin. Tea will be held in the indoors in case of inclement weather.

Breakfast Buffet at the Smyrna Diner
Sunday, May 10, 2015
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Smyrna Diner offers a Sunday brunch with all the fixins'! From eggs and omelettes to hot cakes and French toast, this is a brunch the whole family will enjoy. For more information on items in their menu, contact the restaurant.

Boardwalk Plaza Hotel - BrunchMother’s Day Brunch Buffet at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Begins at 9:00 a.m.; Last seating at 2:45 p.m.
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious Sunday brunch at the beach! The mouth-watering menu includes everything from blue crab fritters and Atlantic oysters to standard breakfast items like breakfast sausage and Belgian waffles. There will be an omelet and carving stations for lamb and prime rib, as well as tons of entrees and desserts. Go to the website for a full menu and for information to make reservations.

Mother's Day Brunch at the Green Room in the Hotel duPont
Sunday, May 10, 2015

Seatings at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Treat your Mom to a luxurious Mother's Day brunch. The Hotel's very own Executive Chef and his culinary team will prepare an array of delicious delights to satisfy even the harshest critic. For reservations, please call 302-594-3154.

Mother's Day Brunch at the Hilton Wilmington Christiana
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy Mother's Day Brunch at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana. Featuring omelets cooked to order, raw bar, chef carved roast prime rib of beef, lump crab cakes, and so much more, including a lavish presentation of cakes, pies, and chocolate fountain! Make this Mother's Day a memorable one at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana. Call ahead for reservations.

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Abbott's Grill in Milford
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.    
Celebrate the women you love at Abbot's Grill Mother's Day brunch. No one can resist its scrumptious buffet menu, which includes banana pancakes; crab crepes; huevos rancheros; and the traditional salmon, braised pork and lasagna. There is also a raw seafood bar along with irresistible desserts. Call ahead for reservations.

Deerfield Brunch DelawareMother’s Day Buffet at Deerfield
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
There’s no better way to thank mom than to attend an impressive Mother’s Day Buffet at Deerfield. The brunch will feature carved items, entrees, salads and yummy desserts. Reservations are required. Call 302-368-6640 to reserve your table.

Sunday Brunch at Cantwell's Tavern in Historic Odessa
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy Sunday brunch in a relaxed atmosphere, surrounded by a beautiful historic setting. During brunch, not only can you get the traditional breakfast meals, but you can also enjoy a a breakfast burger or even a smoked salmon BLT. Go to Cantwell's website for more items on the menu and for information on how to make reservations.

Sunday Brunch at Harpoon Hanna's in Fenwick Island
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
At Harpoon Hanna's, enjoy your favorite traditional breakfast foods with bayfront views.  Entrees include steak and eggs; omelette; pancake; Belgian waffles; and breakfast meats.

Sunday Brunch at Home Grown Cafe in Newark
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
If you are vegetarian, Sunday brunch at Home Grown Cafe is the place to be. It is a casual restaurant with a unique hip decor in the heart of downtown Newark. It's known for its variety of vegetarian options. View the Sunday brunch menu on the restaurant's website.

Sunday Brunch at Nage in Rehoboth Beach
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Honor mom with a top-notch brunch at Nage. The menu includes: cranberry walnut pancakes, lobster mac and cheese; pastrami egg and cheese, scrambled eggs and crispy tortillas. For the conservative palate, you can create your own omelette. For more information, view the restaurant's menu on its website. Call ahead for reservations.

Sunday Buffet at Columbus Inn in Wilmington
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
This Mother's Day, bring the whole family to Columbus Inn for their Sunday buffet. There will be a raw bar full of shrimp, mussels, oysters and fish; and several live stations for omelets; pasta; prime rib; turkey and crepes. Go to their website for the details and call ahead for reservations.

 

posted on: Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 9:06 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware April 17 to April 19, 2015

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. 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.

A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & The Art of Everyday Life at Winterthur Museum and Gardens
Recurring weekly every Friday-Sunday till January 3, 2016
Museum Hours: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Admission: Included in regular admission and free for members
Explore the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, and pottery, in this exhibition highlighting recent acquisitions from the estate of legendary collector and scholar Frederick S. Weiser.

Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs at the Delaware Art Museum
Recurring weekly every Friday – Sunday till May 23, 2015
Museum Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free-$25; Sundays are free
This canine exhibit features 65 of photographer Elliot Erwitt’s best pictures of dogs, which were photographed around the world between 1946 and 2004. Funny, poignant, and beautifully composed, these photographs of tiny Chihuahuas, inquisitive poodles, and glowering bulldogs record the relationship between humans and our canine companions.

Historic Dover Walking Tours at First State Heritage Park
Recurring weekly every Friday and Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Delve into the rich history of Dover, Delaware with a historic walking tour that starts at the John Bell House. Contact 302-739-9194 for details.

“Unraveling Stories” Exhibition at the Hagley Museum
Recurring every Friday-Sunday till July 26, 2015
Museum Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Included in regular admission and free for members
This experimental exhibition invites visitors to dig deeply into one object. Explore the stories of what a large, hand-made hooked rug tells about the artistic tradition of hooked rugs, science of experimental materials used in its making, and story of the du Pont family on the Brandywine as illustrated by a member of the family.   

Spring Blossom Afternoon Tea at the Green Room in the Hotel du Pont
Friday, April 17, 2015 - Sunday, April 19, 2015
Seatings: 3:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Admission: $30
Celebrate the arrival of spring with this fresh take on our favorite afternoon ritual, featuring blooming delicious scones and pastries, with a seasonal selection of savory sandwiches and of course our classic high tea service.

Blue Rocks Home Opening Weekend at Frawley Stadium
Friday, April 17, 2015 – Sunday, April 19, 2015
Friday & Saturday: 7:05 p.m.; Sunday 1:35 p.m.
Admission: Various prices
Head out to Frawley Stadium for the home opening weekend games. They play against the Frederick Keys all weekend long. Go to the Blue Rocks website for special promotions and giveaways this weekend.

Camelot at The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Friday, April 17, 2015 - Sunday, April 19, 2015
Friday: 8:00 p.m.; Saturday: 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.; Sunday 2:00 p.m.
Admission: $20-$79
Tickets are still available for the theatrical production of Camelot at The Playhouse on Rodney Square. It tells fabled the love triangle of King Arthur, his beautiful new Queen Guinevere and the dashing Sir Lancelot, his most trusted knight. Reserve your tickets today.

Dewey Beach Popfest at the Rusty Rudder
Friday, April 17, 2015 - Saturday, April 18, 2015
Performances start at 9:00 p.m.
Admission: No Cover Charge
Enjoy a weekend of great music from bands all over the country. The Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach is hosting Popfest - a music celebration on four stages featuring Power Pop, Brit Pop and Pop Punk bands. Visit their website for band times.

Ocean to Bay Bike Tour
Saturday, April 18, 2015
7:30am-3:00pm
Admission: Varies
Join more 2,000 cyclists of all levels for a cycling tour through Sussex County’s beautiful beaches, bays and beyond! This award-winning event offers cyclists a 5-, 30- 50- mile or Metric Century scenic route of a relaxing ride on flat terrain. Following the event join everyone at the finish line for a “Continue the Tour” event with music, deals, prizes and more.

Bird Walk at Auburn Heights Preserve
Saturday, April 18, 2015
9:30 a.m.
Admission: Free
Walk with an experienced bird watcher at Auburn Heights Preserve’s new trail. The walk is for everyone, from beginners to experienced birders.

Daffodil Day at Winterthur
Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Included with Admission; Members are free
Celebrate the beauty of Winterthur's scenic daffodil display! Henry Francis du Pont assembled a collection of heirloom daffodil bulbs arranged in cloud-like drifts on Sycamore Hill. The day's events will include tours, kids' crafts, an afternoon tea, and a daffodil show.

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting
Recurring every Saturday
Open 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Tours start at 1:00 p.m.
Admission $22
Enjoy a relaxed and personalized tour at Twin Lakes Brewing Company as they guide you through the history of beer and brewing plus, their unique brewing process and traditions.

Brandywine Creek’s Annual Kite Day
Saturday, April 18, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Admission: Free for the public; $3 per kite kit
Celebrate springtime at one of Brandywine Creek State Park’s most popular events of the year. Enjoy the weather, music and a sky full of flying kites. This event is accessible for all. Bring your kite or buy a kite.

Open House Tour at Auburn Heights Preserve
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Mansion Tours begin at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.; Museum tours begin at 2:00 p.m.
Admission: $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both
Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion and the Marshall Steam Museum - the world's largest collection of operating steam car.

Boating Through History at Trap Pond State Park
Saturday, April 18, 2015
2:00 p.m.
Admission: $6 adults; $3 under 12
Learn about the history of Trap Pond State Park on a pontoon boat tour. Reservations are required.

Spring Bird Walk at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Admission: Park entrance fee
Enjoy bird watching along the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge through their auto tour and walking trails. On the Spring Bird walk, the group will observe waterfowl, songbirds, wading birds, and early migratory songbirds.

Free admission to the Delaware Art Museum
Sunday, April 19, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Admission to the museum is free every Sunday. The Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, works by Wilmington-native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle.

Fort DuPont Walking Tour
Sunday, April 19, 2015
3:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Join park staff for a leisurely stroll to discover the history, architecture and the community of Fort DuPont. The tour of the old military post includes the theater, gymnasium, guard house, barracks and officer housing. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this one-hour trek.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 2:36 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware April 3 to April 5, 2015

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. 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.

Browse through Easter Brunch dinning blog for ideas for the whole family.

A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & The Art of Everyday Life at Winterthur
Recurring weekly every Friday-Sunday till January 3, 2016
10:00 a.m.
Admission: Included in regular admission and free for members
Explore the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, and pottery, in this exhibition highlighting recent acquisitions from the estate of legendary collector and scholar Frederick S. Weiser.

Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs Exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum
Recurring weekly every Friday – Sunday till May 23, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free-$25; Sundays are free
This canine exhibit features 65 of photographer Elliot Erwitt’s best pictures of dogs, which were photographed around the world between 1946 and 2004. Funny, poignant, and beautifully composed, these photographs of tiny Chihuahuas, inquisitive poodles, and glowering bulldogs record the relationship between humans and our canine companions.

Easter Bunny Express at the Wilmington & Western Railroad
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Departures: 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $18 Seniors (60+): $17 Children (2-12): $16 Children under 2: Free
The Easter Bunny is making an early visit to our area. He will hop aboard the train for a 1½-hour round-trip ride to Ashland. All kids onboard will get a special Easter treat. Bring your cameras and take photos with Peter Cottontail himself. 

Spring Blossom Afternoon Tea at the Green Room in the Hotel du Pont
Saturday and Sunday
Seatings: 3:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Admission: $30
Celebrate the arrival of spring with this fresh take on our favorite afternoon ritual, featuring blooming delicious scones and pastries, with a seasonal selection of savory sandwiches and of course our classic high tea service.

First Saturday of April at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, April 4, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Celebrate all things flowers on this first Saturday of April. From decorative to practical, explore the uses and meanings of flowers in 18th-century Dover and learn to speak the language of flowers. Call 302-739-9194 for details.

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Open from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Tour begins at 1:00 p.m.
Enjoy a relaxed and personalized tour at Twin Lakes Brewing Company as they guide you through the history of beer and brewing plus, their unique brewing process and traditions.

Company: A musical comedy at Clear Space Theatre
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Experience theater at the beach! "Company" is a ground-breaking musical examining the pros and cons of marriage. Come dine in Rehoboth Beach and take in a show at Clear Space Theatre.

Grand Rapids vs. Delaware 87ers at the Bob Carpenter Center
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
njoy the fast-paced excitement and buzz of pro basketball at a Delaware 87ers game, which features the top minor league prospects of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Walking Tour: H2 Oh! at the Hagley Museum
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Tours: 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Admission: Free-$14
Learn about DuPont Company’s development of water power from the water wheel to the steam engine and how its innovation contributed to the success of the company. This hands-on tour includes commentary on Hagley’s newly restored water turbine.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 8:54 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Easter Brunch in Delaware 2015

Celebrate Easter Sunday 2015 with a delicious brunch! Below is a round-up of Delaware restaurants serving brunch buffets and much more.

Easter Brunch with the Bunny at Winterthur
Saturday, April 4, 2015 – Sunday, April 5, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Make this Easter memorable for the entire family by having brunch with the Easter Bunny at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. Non-member adults get in for $49.95 and non-member children get in for $29.95. Meanwhile, it is $34.95 for adult members and $17.50 children 2-12 who are members. For both non-members and members who are under 2, they get in for free! Call 302-888-4826 for reservations.

Breakfast Buffet at the Smyrna Diner
Sunday, April 5, 2015
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Smyrna Diner offers an egg-citing Sunday brunch with all the fixings! You'll find everything from eggs and omelettes to hot cakes and French toast. For more information on items in their menu, contact the restaurant.

Easter Brunch Buffet at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Begins at 9:00 a.m.; Last seating at 2:45 p.m.
What better way to celebrate Easter than a delicious Sunday brunch at the beach! The mouth- watering menu includes Atlantic oysters, breakfast sausage and Belgian waffles. There will be an omelet station and carving stations for lamb and prime rib, as well as tons of entrees and desserts. Reservations are suggested.

Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch at Delaware Park's At The Rail Wine Bar and Grille
Sunday, April 5, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Treat your family to an egg-stra special Easter brunch at Delaware Park's At The Rail Wine Bar and Grille. Some brunch items on the menu include grilled and chilled Mediterranean veggies; cheese blintzes; made-to-order pancakes; pasta and prime rib chef stations and tons of dessert.

Easter Brunch at the Harpoon Hanna's in Fenwick Island
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Easter Brunch doesn't get better than this! At Harpoon Hanna's, enjoy your breakfast with the view of the bay. Entrees include steak and eggs; seafood omelettes; pancakes; Belgian waffles; and breakfast meats.

Sunday Brunch at Cantwell's Tavern in Historic Odessa
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy Sunday brunch in a relaxed atmosphere, surrounded by a beautiful historic setting. Cantwell's Tavern is a unique restaurant because of its farm-to-table offerings. For brunch, not only can you get the tried-and-true traditional breakfast meals, but you can sink your teeth into a breakfast burger or even a smoked salmon BLT.

Easter Brunch Buffet at the Georgia House
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Holiday brunch items this year include: quiche; pineapple glazed ham; Zinfandel grilled chicken; shrimp pesto; French toast; and many more.

Easter Brunch Buffet at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate Easter with the entire family at the Rusty Rudder, where its generous brunch buffet includes some of your breakfast favorites like Belgian waffles, country style home fries; BBQ baby back ribs; carved honey baked ham and an array of succulent desserts and baked goods.

Easter Brunch Buffet at Harry's Savoy Ballroom in Wilmington
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Harry Savoy Ballroom, one of Wilmington's premiere restaurants, will host this year's Easter buffet brunch, with tantalizing appetizers and hot buffet that will appeal to both adults and kids. There will be several carving and cooking stations for prime rib, omelettes and French toast. You will especially be impressed with their huge spread of desserts.

Sunday Brunch at Nage in Rehoboth Beach
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Nage’s Sunday brunch includes cranberry walnut pancakes, lobster mac and cheese; pastrami egg and cheese and chilaquiles, which is grilled chicken with salsa and guacamole, scrambled eggs and crispy tortillas. For the conservative palates, you can create your own omelettes. For more information, check out the restaurant's menu on its website.

Easter Buffet at Columbus Inn in Wilmington
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Many refer to Columbus Inn's Easter brunch as "simply incredible". Its Easter Sunday Buffet will feature delicious cuisines from their regular breakfast brunch menu plus many traditional Easter foods. There will be a raw bar full of shrimp, mussels, oysters and fish; and several live stations for omelets, pasta, lamb, beef, and crepes.

Sunday Brunch at Home Grown Cafe in Newark
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
If you are vegetarian, Sunday brunch at Home Grown Cafe is the place to be. It is a casual restaurant with a unique hip decor in the heart of downtown Newark. It's known for its variety of vegetarian options.

Easter Buffet at The Big Fish Grill in Rehoboth Beach
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Gather the whole family and enjoy Easter brunch at the Big Fish Grill in Rehoboth Beach. There will be a sumptuous omelette station; mouthwatering turkey, ham, beef and lamb carving stations; seafood; pasta and a decadent array of desserts.

Easter Brunch at the Hotel du Pont
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Seating’s at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Dine with Peter Rabbit for Easter brunch. Enjoy the bountiful displays of international cheeses, smoked seafood, assorted salads, breakfast breads and pastries, shrimp cocktail, oysters on the half shell, sushi, tapas and more!  And that's just the beginning!  Breakfast and lunch entrees include blueberry pancakes, raspberry stuffed French toast. Remember to bring your camera! The Easter Bunny will be available for family photos.

Easter Sunday Buffet at Deerfield
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
When you choose Deerfield's spectacular Easter Sunday Buffet, you are assured of making memories with family and friends. Spectacular carved items, entrees, salads, accompaniments, desserts and more! Enjoy a holiday celebration you'll remember forever and the Easter Bunny will be stopping by as well!

Easter Brunch at Baywood Greens
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Restaurant Seating’s: 11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.; Ballroom Seating’s: 11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a spectacular Easter brunch at Baywood Greens, where the atmosphere is a perfect blend of luxury and leisure. The carving stations include top round of beef and house roasted ham. For brunch you will love the Italian Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables and the Broiled Salmon with Lemon Butter. Salads and scalloped potatoes are also on the menu. For more brunch information, contact the restaurant.

Sunday Brunch at Bethany Blues BBQ in Bethany Beach
Sunday, April 5, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Bethany Blues BBQ Restaurant is the perfect place for Sunday brunch, if you are looking for great food and a comfortable family atmosphere. Omellettes, pancakes and delectable breakfast skillets are all on the menu. Popular dishes include the Blues Breakfast Burrito and the BBQ skillet.

Easter Brunch Buffet at Abbott's Grill in Milford
Sunday, April 5, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    
Abbot’s Grill offers a scrumptious buffet menu, which includes blueberry pancakes with lemon curd, crab crepes, Asian ribs, and the traditional ham, lamb, chicken. There is also a raw seafood bar along with house made desserts.

Easter Buffet at The Big Fish Grill on the Wilmington Riverfront
Sunday, April 5, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Start an Easter tradition with the Big Fish Grill on the Wilmington Riverfront. They will offer an Easter menu that highlights three carving stations for garlic and parmesan crusted leg of lamb; pepper and herb crusted roast sirloin; and maple glazed ham. The buffet will also include seafood paella, salmon and delicious desserts.

Easter Day Buffet at River Rock Kitchen in Wilmington
Sunday, April 5, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy a delicious spring meal on Easter Sunday at River Rock Kitchen in the Westin Wilmington. They will be serving both a buffet menu as well as an a la carte menu during the day. Advanced reservations are recommended.

 

posted on: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 4:27 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware March 27 to March 29, 2015

Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware. 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.

Company: A musical comedy at Clear Space Theatre
Friday and Saturday
Experience theater at the beach! "Company" is a ground-breaking musical examining the pros and cons of marriage. Come dine in Rehoboth Beach and take in a show at Clear Space Theatre.

Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs at the Delaware Art Museum
Recurring weekly every Friday – Sunday till May 23, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free-$25; Sundays are free
This canine exhibit features 65 of photographer Elliot Erwitt’s best pictures of dogs, which were photographed around the world between 1946 and 2004. Funny, poignant, and beautifully composed, these photographs of tiny Chihuahuas, inquisitive poodles, and glowering bulldogs record the relationship between humans and our canine companions.

Historic Dover Walking Tours at First State Heritage Park
Recurring weekly every Friday and Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Delve into the rich history of Dover, Delaware with a historic walking tour that starts at the John Bell House. Contact 302-739-9194 for details.

Easter Bunny Express at the Wilmington & Western Railroad
Saturday, March 28, 2015-Sunday, March 29, 2015
Departures: 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $18 Seniors (60+): $17 Children (2-12): $16 Children under 2: Free
The Easter Bunny is making an early visit to our area. He will hop aboard the train for a 1½-hour round-trip ride to Ashland.  All kids onboard will get a special Easter treat. Bring your cameras and take selfies with Peter Cottontail himself.  

Bird Walk Series at Brandywine Creek State Park
Saturday, March 28, 2015
8:00 a.m.
Admission: Free
Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group and provide tips and advice to all interested birders.

Beach Ride & Walk at Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, March 28, 2015
9:00 a.m.
Admission: $30 for 14 years and up, or $15 for 13 years and under
Bring your steed to the state park for a relaxing ride on the beach. Don't own a horse? Don't worry. Bring your sneakers for a lovely seaside stroll.

Newark's Annual Wine and Dine Downtown
Saturday, March 28, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 9:00 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. To participate, pick up a glass at any participating restaurant and pay as you go.

Science Saturday: Heat and Fire at the Hagley Museum
Saturday, March 28, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free-$14
Experiment and innovate with the Hagley Museum’s series of family activities called Science Saturdays. Families work creatively together to solve a problem or make an improvement. This week the activities involve heat and fire. The program is included in regular admission and free for members.

Introduction to Surf Fishing at Delaware Seashore State Park
Saturday, March 28, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Learn everything you need to know about surf fishing during a 3-hour program from casting techniques to fish identification. Rods, reels and bait are provided. $25 per person. Pre-registration is required. 

Tour of the Refuge at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, March 29, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Get a guided tour of the Refuge and find out how Bombay Hook is managed for wildlife. You will get a chance to visit different habitats and walk a trail or two. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Fort DuPont Walking Tour
Sunday, March 29, 2015
3:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Take a leisurely stroll to discover the history, architecture and the community of this old military post, including the theater, gymnasium, guard house, barracks and officer housing. Learn about plans to bring life to this historic community.

House Warming Day Afternoon Tea Buffet at Winterthur's Visitor Center
Sunday, March 29, 2015
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$29.95 per person, Children under 12 are half price.
Experience the elegance of dining like a du Pont during a special afternoon tea with selections from original menus created by H. F. du Pont for special occasions. Tea will be available at 3 PM. Call for more information.

Sunset Kayak at Lums Pond State Park
Sunday, March 29, 2015
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $20 per person
Paddle into the sunset on a guided tour. Experience the change from day to night on the water. Suitable for beginner paddlers - instruction is provided. Rain date is the following day. Meet at the Boathouse in Area 2.

Bonus trip ideas:

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Wine and Ale Trail.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 3:53 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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