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Weekend events and things to do around Delaware April 25 to April 27, 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.

Costumes of Downton Abbey® at Winterthur Museum
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.

Quiet Resorts Birding WeekendDelmarva Birding Weekend
Friday - Sunday
Various times
The Delmarva Birding Weekend is one of the most popular birdwatching events in the entire mid-Atlantic region. Participants can take part in a number of excursions during the daytime, nighttime, aboard a boat, or even while canoing or kayaking. You don't want to miss this wonderful weekend chocked full of wildlife-watching opportunities.

Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Carolina Mudcats game + fireworks
Friday, April 25, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Every Friday Blue Rocks home game in 2014 will feature a post-game fireworks show. This week's fireworks are presented by Wawa!

Delaware Symphony Orchestra's "Classic Characters" at the Grand Opera House
Friday, April 25, 2014
7:30 p.m.
Part of the 2013-2014 Classics Series: David Amato conducts the Delaware Symphony.  This performance features music by Mendelssohn and Orff, narration by  Sir Derek Jacobi, and the University of Delaware Symphonic Chorale.

Eating Rehoboth - Culinary Tour
Friday, April 25, 2014
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. Tours also include specialty food shops and beachy outdoor venues. The tours occur two days a week (Friday and Sunday) from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and begins at either Hotel Rehoboth or the The Bellmoor Inn.

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.

22nd Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour25th Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour
Saturday, April 26, 2014
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join 2,500 cyclists of all ages and skill levels at the Silver Anniversary of this exciting event!

Annual Bug and Bud Festival
Saturday, April 26, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join the fun at the Annual Bug & Bud Festival along the Mispillion RiverWalk in historic downtown Milford, Delaware. Festival highlights are the traditional ladybug walking parade with prizes for best “ladybug” and “tree” costumes, musical entertainment throughout the day includes the fifty-member Milford Community Band as well as more than 100 plus arts & crafts vendors, a Kid’s Korner, remote control boats, a youth bass fishing contest, an art show, and “green-themed” and nature related hands-on activities including seedling tree giveaways – just to name a few! Rain or shine!

"Delaware Goes To War" at Fort Miles at Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, April 26, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Step back in time with re-enactors in period uniforms. See firing demonstrations and combat exercises and learn about garrison life here during World War II. Special tours of the Battery 519 Museum are $3.00 per person. Tickets will be on sale the day of the event (cash only).

"Earth Day Celebration" at the Brandywine Zoo
Saturday, April 26, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Join the Brandywine Zoo for their annual Party for the Planet to learn about what you can do to make every day Earth Day. Stop by a learning station or talk with a volunteer docent, meet live animals, and learn about your ‘Carbon Footprint' in this fun, educational day.

Fordham brewingR2Hop2 at Fordham and Dominion Brewing
Saturday, April 26, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
This year the event will feature local artisans, local food vendors, keg toss competition and lots of fun.

Spring into Nature at the DuPont Environmental Education Center
Saturday, April 26, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meet live animals, walk with a naturalist, make a craft and try dip-netting in the marsh! Bring your family and learn about how our daily decisions impact the environment and how to protect wildlife habitats. No registration required.

Dewey Beach Bacon Fest
Saturday, April 26, 2014
1:00 p.m.
VIP Admission includes the official Dewey Beach Bacon Fest Jersey, Back Stage Pass, Scorecard, and special offers and will be the 1st to sample the bacon at each location. General Admission includes free amazing bacon samples, special offers from each location and scorecard. Breweries Bacon and Brew go well together. Show off your finest brew or bacon inspired creations. For the love of BACON do not miss this event!

Science Saturdays: Move the 'Powder Keg' at Hagley Museum
Saturday, April 26, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Visitors will use simple machines to try and move a “Powder Keg” from one spot to another. Part of Hagley's new Science Saturdays series, on the fourth Saturdays of the month, in which families will work creatively together to solve a problem or complete a task.

"2014 Hoedown" by Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Saturday, April 26, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Join the fun at the Historic Lewes Farmers' Market Hoedown on April 26 at Cape Henlopen State Park. There will be local food, live music, beer/wine open bar and live auction.

Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Saturday, April 26, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Buy your tickets online for a Saturday home game and you can be chosen as our #GoMo Fan of the Game! Prizes include game recognition and a prize pack. Every Saturday home game will feature fan interaction through social media all game long! The First 1,000 Adults will receive a Blue Rocks T-Shirt courtesy of Copeland's Mulch Depot.

Mount Cuba Center10th Annual Wildflower Celebration at Mt. Cuba Center
Sunday, April 27, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Stroll the Mt. Cuba Center gardens at your leisure during this fun and festive celebration of spring! Enjoy live music, discovery stations, and activities for the whole family. See a raptor demonstration and watch birds take flight. Families can participate in activities geared for all ages from potting plants to scavenger hunts that will take them through the garden.

Tour of the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, April 27, 2014
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join volunteer, Ray Cullom, for a tour of the Refuge. Find out how the Refuge is managed for wildlife, visit different habitats, and walk a trail. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Sunday, April 27, 2014
1:30 p.m.
Come out to Frawley Stadium for any Sunday Home Game and celebrate Sunday Family Funday with the Blue Rocks.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Embark on treasure hunt 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 24, 2014 2:54 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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