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Weekend events and things to do around Delaware April 11 to April 13, 2014

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.

Old State House Dover DelawareAn Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware exhibit at First State Heritage Park
Friday - Sunday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Friday), 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Saturday), 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Sunday)
The exhibit explores the First State's role in the pre-Civil War network of secret routes and safe houses used by black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause. Focusing on two Delawareans who played important roles in this illegal and clandestine enterprise-Samuel D. Burris and Thomas Garrett.

Camp Rehoboth Women’s FEST
Friday - Sunday
Billed as the premier East Coast festival for women, this event features first-rate national entertainment, informative workshops, exquisite food, and the best beach vibe around. Added attractions include golf outings, walking tours, craft fair and dances.

Costumes of Downton Abbey® exhibit at Winterthur Museum and Gardens
Friday - Sunday
“Costumes of Downton Abbey” is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 35 historically accurate costumes from the television show will be displayed with photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur. Visitors will have a chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first half of the 20th century. Timed tickets for the exhibit are required.

5th Annual Lewes Tulip Festival
Friday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Celebrate the beginning of spring with over 10,000 tulips blooming in downtown Lewes, plus lots of themed events and entertainment happening all weekend!

"Anything Goes" at New Candlelight Theatre
Friday - Saturday
6:00 p.m.
It's de-lightful, it's de-lovely, it's Anything Goes! Nothing says "classic" like Cole porter's captivating musical set on the high seas. This unforgettable score includes timeless hits such as You're the Top, I Get a Kick Out of You, Easy to Love, It's DeLovely, and, of course, Anything Goes. Join us on the top deck for this high spirited, toe tapping Tony Award Winning Musical with original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse.

Harry's Seafood Grill WilmingtonCity Restaurant Week - Wilmington, Delaware
Friday - Saturday
Wilmington's fine dining scene is dominated by owner-operators. In other words, there is not a chain restaurant in the bunch. The result is a menu of 17 restaurants to select from, offering everything from Thai to Chilean to Italian. Better yet, you get to sample the creative cuisine of these fine dining spots with prix-fixe prices of $15 for lunch and $35 for dinner. Reservations are strongly suggested. Contact the restaurant directly to make your reservation.

Ain't Misbehavin' performed at the Delaware Theatre Company
Friday, April 11, 2014
8:00 p.m.
The 1978 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, follow Thomas “Fats” Waller’s journey in this musical tribute to popular 1920’s and ‘30’s black musicians of the Harlem Renaissance. Five performers encapsulate this era of pride, creativity and cultural awareness, all while inviting us into this sometimes zany, sometimes, sexy, always jazzy world.

3 Palms EggStravaganZoo
Saturday, April 12, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Come out & join us for a fun filled day of Easter joy! The Easter Bunny has planned a special egg hunt for the kids, which will be an all day, ongoing event. Followed by hands on fun with everyone’s Easter favorites: baby chicks & ducks, sheep, bunny rabbit, mini pigs/goats & more! Finally, enjoy a glass of homemade iced tea, relax on one of our many benches or swings, and just enjoy Spring! Don’t forget your camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny! Easter Egg Hunt: $2.00 per child General Zoo Admission: Donation to benefit the animals!

Auburn Heights EASTER EGG HUNT - ImageAuburn Heights Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday - Sunday
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Bring an Easter basket and join the hunt for more than 2,500 eggs hidden around the mansion. Enjoy rides aboard the Auburn Valley Railroad, meet the Easter bunny, check out the electric trains and antique autos in the Marshall Steam Museum, and sample fresh steam-popped popcorn from our vintage popper. This event requires pre-registration by phone or online.

Easter Bunny Express on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
Saturday - Sunday
Train departs at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
The Easter Bunny hops aboard the Wilmington and Western Railroad for a 1½-hour round-trip ride to Ashland, and all kids will get a special treat. Bring your camera and have the Easter Bunny pose for a picture with your child. Departure times are 12:30 and 2:30 pm. Reservations are recommended and can be made on their website.

Brandywine Creek’s Annual Kite Day
Saturday, April 12, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day at this annual event by enjoying the weather, music, and making and flying your own kite! Call to reserve your kite kit.

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings
Saturday - Sunday
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Harvest Ridge Winery is open every day for tastings! For $5, enjoy a flight of 5 of our wines and you may keep the logo glass in which they are served. Guided tours are offered at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Trap Pond State ParkSpring Youth Fishing Tournament at Trap Pond State Park
Sunday, April 13, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
This event is open to ages 15 and under. Proper catch and release methods will be stressed and prizes will be available in a number of different categories. Bring your own tackle and bait, or borrow ours. These free programs will meet at the boathouse. Registration and instruction begins at 8:00 a.m., first cast for the tournament is 9:00 a.m.

Youth Day at Delaware Stadium
Sunday, April 13, 2014
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy a pregame Fun Zone from 12-1 p.m. featuring interactive games and inflatables. All kids who bring an "A" on their report card are able to purchase $1 tickets to the lacrosse game. Offer valid on game day only.  Be sure to stick around for postgame autographs with the entire team! Autographs will take place immediately following the game on the concourse.

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.

 

Categories: Things to Do, Weekend Events

posted on: Thursday, Apr 10, 2014 2:54 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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