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Weekend events and things to do around Delaware April 4 to April 6, 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.

Ain't Misbehavin' performed at the Delaware Theatre Company
Friday - Sunday
Performance times vary
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.

"Camelot" at Clear Space Theatre Company
Friday - Sunday
7:00 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), 3:00 p.m. (Sunday)
Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beautiful musicals of all time, with classics like "If Ever I Would Leave You", "How To Handle a Woman" and the title song "Camelot" in their all-new production at Clear Space Theatre Company.

Costumes of Downton Abbey® exhibit at Winterthur
Recurring daily
Timed tickets for the exhibit are required
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.

Delaware 87ers vs. Springfield
Friday and Saturday
Games start at 7:00 p.m.
Catch all of the Delaware 87ers action as they take on Springfield. Games are held at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware. The Delaware 87ers are an official NBA D-league affiliate team for the Philadelphia 76ers. Purchase tickets online now.

Art on the Town (Wilmington)
Friday, April 4, 2014
5:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the City of Wilmington, Art on the Town is a great way to view the exhibitions in our galleries and visit the artist studios during extended gallery hours. Held on the first Friday of the month, Art on the Town is free and open to the public.

Newark's Annual Wine and Dine Downtown
Saturday, April 5, 2014
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. Participating restaurants select wines to feature and choose a menu to showcase the restaurant’s culinary abilities. To participate, pick up a glass at any participating restaurant and pay as you go. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age with proper I.D. to participate in wine tastings.

Introduction to Surf Fishing at Delaware Seashore State Park
Saturday, April 5, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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 an adult. Pre-registration required.

Colonists' Day 2014 at New Sweden Centre (Kalmar Nyckel)
Saturday, April 5, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a family day of living history including colonial re-enactors, exhibitors, entertainers, vendors, historical organizations, genealogical societies, food and a procession at the New Sweden Centre at Kalmar Nyckel.

Colonist's Day at Old Swedes Church
Saturday, April 5, 2014
12:00 p.m.
Celebrate the 375th founding of the New Sweden colony with a day of festivities featuring colonial period artisan demonstrations, fiddlers, performance by the Imagination Players, "Sven Skute: The Scapegoat of New Sweden", more than thirty exhibitors, Swedish food, crafts and games, activities for all ages. Cafe Gelato will be serving gelato and sandwiches from noon to 3:00 p.m.

First Saturdays in the First State
Saturday, April 5, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate First Saturdays in the First State. Enjoy walking tours, new exhibits and historical interpreters guiding you through First State Heritage Park.

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings
Sunday and Saturday
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.

Dead Poets Society Festival Weekend
Saturday - Sunday
5:30 p.m. - Midnight (Saturday), 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Sunday)
Let's celebrate 25 years since the movie 'Dead Poets Society' was filmed here in Middletown.
Saturday will host a full evening of wine and cheese, auction baskets, screening of the movie and a dance party in the Gibby. Sunday will hold a matinee screening at 3:00 p.m.

Spring Bird Walk with John and Becky Hargrove at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, April 6, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join the Hargroves' for a Spring bird walk. Walk a couple of trails and ride along the wildlife drive looking for early migrating warblers and waders, resident songbirds, birds of prey, and waterfowl. Meet at the Visitor Center.

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 3, 2014 2:20 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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