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Hotel availability during Firefly Music Festival weekend 2014

Firefly Music Festival Things to doWondering where to stay during the Firefly Music Festival? Below is hotel availability in the state of Delaware from June 19 – 22, 2014 including average room rates and distance to the festival. To view their latest Tripadvisor reviews, click on the hotel name.

To book your hotel online or search for additional availability, use the Travelocity booking engine on the left side of this page.

To help plan your weekend, we've compiled travel and packing tips for you. Plus, get alternate routes during the I-495 bridge closure. 

Make your Firefly experience a mini-vacation and extend your stay at Delaware’s beautiful beaches, scenic state parks or tour local breweries.

Admiral on Baltimore
2 Baltimore Ave, Rehoboth Beach
888-882-4188
http://www.admiralonbaltimore.com
$274.00/night
45 miles to the Firefly Music Festival


Atlantic Oceanside Motel
1700 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach
302-227-811
http://atlanticoceansidedewey.com
Average rate: $150.00/night
Firefly special: 4 nights at $129.00/night
45 miles to the Firefly Music Festival


Bellmoor Inn and Spa
6 Christian Street, Rehoboth Beach
800-425-355
http://www.thebellmoor.com
Average rate: $389.00 - $409/night
45 miles to the Firefly Music Festival


Brandywine Valley Inn – Best Western
1807 Concord Pike, Wilmington
302-656-9436
http://www.brandywineinn.com
Average rate: $129.00/night (only a few rooms left)
49 miles to the Firefly Music Festival


Brick Hotel on the Circle
18 The Circle, Georgetown
302-855-5800
http://www.thebrickhotel.com
Average rate $160.00 + tax/night (Double occupancy only)
37 miles to the Firefly Music Festival


Courtyard Newark at the University of Delaware
400 David Hollowell Drive, Newark
302-737-0900
http://www.udel.edu/hotel
Average rate: $169.00+tax/night (Thursday); $149.00+tax/night (Friday and Saturday)
43 miles to the Firefly Music Festival


Driftwood Efficiency Motel
18282 Coastal Hwy, Lewes
302-645-7500
http://www.driftwoodmotellewes.com
Average rate: June 19 ($89+tax/night); June 20 ($129+tax); June 21 ($139+tax/night); June 22 ($109+tax)
40 miles to the Firefly Music Festival. Offers 2 room suites that sleep 4 guests with a full kitchen, cable, wifi and flatscreen TVs. Located in the heart of Lewes and Rehoboth.


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Newark/Wilmington
1201 Christiana Road, Newark
302-737-2700
http://www.hiexpress.com/newarkde
Average rate: $159.00/night
38 miles to the Firefly Music Festival. Offers free breakfast buffet, indoor swimming pool, fitness center and a suite shoppe.


Hotel Rodney
142 Second St., Lewes
302-645-6466 or 800-824-8754
http://www.hotelrodneydelaware.com
Average rate: $129.00 - $229.00/night (depending on room availability – 10 rooms available as of 5/2/14)
42 miles to the Firefly Music Festival. One mile to the beach and walking distance to Lewes’ museums, restaurants and shops. Staff is available 24/7 to assist with questions, bookings and check in.


Oceanus Motel
6 2nd Street, Rehoboth Beach
900-825-5011
http://www.oceanusmotel.com
Average rate: $239.00/night
45 miles to the Firefly Music Festival


The Bay Resort Motel
126 Bellevue St., Dewey Beach
800-922-9240
http://www.bayresort.com
Average rate: $249.00/night
46 miles to the Firefly Music Festival


Sheraton Wilmington South Hotel
365 Airport Road, New Castle, DE
302-328-6200
http://www.sheratonwilmingtonsouth.com
Average rate: $149/night (limited space available)
43 miles to the Firefly Music Festival


Wilmington Newark Christiana Courtyard by Marriott
48 Geoffrey Drive, Newark
302-456-3800
http://www.marriott.com/ilgwc
Average rate: $149/night (limited space available)
40 miles to the Firefly Music Festival

 

posted on: Thursday, May 15, 2014 9:48 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware May 16 to May 18, 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.

38th Annual Fall Sidewalk SaleAnnual Spring Sidewalk Sale in Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach
Friday - Sunday
9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Shop for deals and fabulous finds in charming boutique stores while visiting downtown Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach!

"Avenue Q: The Musical" at Clear Space Theatre Company
Friday - Sunday
7:00 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), 3:00 p.m. (Sunday)
Winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, this cheeky satire of "Sesame Street" remains one of the freshest and funniest musicals of the past decade. For adults who can't quite believe they've grown up! Mature Content.

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.

MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival
Friday - Sunday
The MidAtlantic Food + Wine Feast is a four-day statewide 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.

Wilmington Grand PrixWilmington Grand Prix 2014
Friday - Sunday
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. You do not have to be a cycling fan to enjoy Downtown Wilmington's largest outdoor event.

Tour the Air Mobility Command Museum
Friday – Sunday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission and parking are free
Tour the Air Mobility Command Museum and learn about historic aircrafts from the WWII era to the former Air Force Two.

Eating Rehoboth - Culinary Tour
Friday, May 16, 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.

Maritime Day Celebration - Cape May Lewes Ferry
Saturday, May 17, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
See why lovely little Lewes is at its heart a seafaring village at Maritime Day, a celebration of the region’s maritime heritage including displays and exhibitions, vessel tours and other fun activities.

Old New Castle DelawareA Day in Old New Castle
Saturday, May 17, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
A 90-year-old tradition of home and garden tours in historic New Castle, Delaware - stroll through carefully tended gardens and private homes dating from the 18th century. Visit public buildings, learn about New Castle's rich history, see antique automobiles, and enjoy period musical performances. Dine in local restaurants or picnic at Battery Park. Tickets include admission to various houses and museums.

Delaware Breakwater Kayak Eco-tours at Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Begins at 10:00 a.m.
Take a guided eco-tour and learn about the wildlife and history of the lower Delaware Bay. The two-hour trips on sit-on-top kayaks are designed for beginner paddlers but can be strenuous depending on weather conditions. All equipment is provided. Please call 302-645-8982 to make reservations.

Strawberry Festival at Fifer Orchards
Saturday, May 17, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a day on the farm with U-Pick strawberries, hayrides, family fun activities and much more.

By Kids, for Kids- Past Times: Nineteenth-Century Fun at Hagley Museum
Saturday, May 17, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Go back in time and discover how people had fun- without technology or electricity- in the nineteenth century. Follow the life of a child, from daily chores to their very creative pastimes, and taste some special treats. Activities are included in regular admission and free for members.

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings
Saturday and Sunday
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Harvest Ridge Winery in central Delaware 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.

Wilmington and Western RailroadMt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
Sunday, May 18, 2014
12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings.

Eating Rehoboth - Culinary Tour
Sunday, May 18, 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.

History Lives!...In Odessa
Sunday, May 18, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Please join the Delaware Historical Society for an afternoon gathering with a colonial theme in Odessa, Delaware. Featuring a special late afternoon program of touring historic homes, demonstrations, performances and fun at the Historic Houses of Odessa. Three historic houses will be staffed by knowledgeable docents sharing a wealth of information ranging from the extraordinary furniture collections to the families that lived in the beautifully restored properties.

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.

 

posted on: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 4:10 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware May 2 to May 4, 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.

Dover DaysAnnual Dover Days Festival
Friday – Sunday
Events occurring from dawn to dusk
Three days of family-fun including a dock dogs competition, parade, pet parade, maypole dancing, Amish quilt auction, car show, antique tractor show, 150+ crafts vendors, Kids Zone, carnival rides, encampments, history events, historic home tours of 40 homes.

Costumes of Downton Abbey® exhibit 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.

Lewes Merchants' Spring Sidewalk Sale
Friday - Sunday
9:00 a.m.
Shop downtown historic Lewes for great deals and finds!

Annual May Market 2014
Friday - Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Friday), 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Saturday)
The Annual May Market 2014 features outdoor tents selling native plants, shrubs, herbs and herb baskets as well as baked goods and "Miss Kitty's My Garden to Your Garden" bargains. Indoor tables feature a white elephant sale which includes used books, and a variety of vendors can be found both indoors and out. This is a rain or shine event.

Art on the Town - Wilmington
Friday, May 2, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Art on the Town is a great way to view the exhibitions in the Wilmington galleries and visit the artist studios during their extended gallery hours. Held on the first Friday of the month, Art on the Town is free and open to the public.

Dewey Beach Popfest
Friday and Saturday
The Rusty Rudder is the place to be during Popfest - a music celebration on four stages featuring Power Pop, BritPop and Pop Punk bands.

"Avenue Q: The Musical" at Clear Space Theatre Company
Friday - Sunday
7:00 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), 3:00 p.m. (Sunday)
Winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, this cheeky satire of "Sesame Street" remains one of the freshest and funniest musicals of the past decade. For adults who can't quite believe they've grown up! Mature Content.

Hagley Museum Exterior3rd Annual NatureFest at Hagley Museum
Saturday, May 3, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
This event celebrates the science and beauty of the natural world with fun, hands-on activities for the whole family. This year’s event will explore the theme of wind. Discover the many ways that wind helps us, from pollinating plants to creating energy. Investigate the birds that soar above the trees and gentle breezes that turn into superstorms. Join a nature hike, explore the E. I. du Pont garden, and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the greenhouse. Admission is $2 for members, $5 for not-yet-members, and free for all children five and under.

19th Annual Lewes British Motorcar Show
Saturday, May 3, 2014
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 to Lewes on Saturday, May 3. It will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Lewes Historical Society Complex, Third and Shipcarpenter Streets in Lewes.

Children's Adventure Day at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, May 3, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Bring the children (ideal for toddlers to 11 years old) to participate in nature activities. Play nature games, make crafts, look for birds, dip net in the ponds, visit with the Blue Goose and Smokey the Bear, and listen to stories and songs about wildlife. Free activities and entrance fee. Free juice and water. Bring a picnic lunch.

"Native Plant Sale" at Delaware Nature Society
Saturday - Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Saturday), 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Sunday)
This Native Plant Sale features more than 300 rare, unusual and favorite varieties of native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, ferns and aquatic plants for all growing conditions, including drought-tolerant. Some are introductions from the nearby Mt. Cuba Center and many species attract wildlife such as birds and butterflies.

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings
Saturday and 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.

Kalmar NyckelSail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware
Saturday, May 3, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy this Christiana River Cruise with your friends and family. Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel. While tickets may also be purchased at the dock prior to a scheduled sail, it is recommended to make reservations.

Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival
Sunday, May 4, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The eleventh year of this festival celebrates horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds, long considered by many to be a natural wonder of Delaware Bay. Enjoy arts and crafts, boat rides, canoe trips, exhibits, games, great food, music, scavenger hunt, trail walks at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, train rides for the kids and more.

Winterthur Point to Point
Sunday, May 4, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Join us at the annual Winterthur Point-to-Point as the culinary arts come hoof to hoof with elite horse racing.

Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
Sunday, May 4, 2014
12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings.

Dover Symphony Orchestra Dover Days Pops Concert
Sunday, May 4, 2014
3:00 p.m.
The Dover Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Donald Buxton will conclude its 2013-2014 season at the Rollins Center at Dover Downs in Dover. The orchestra will perform a mix of contemporary tunes, including patriotic, big band, and film music. There will be a nice tribute to The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Children under 16 are free with a paying adult.

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.

 

posted on: Thursday, May 1, 2014 4:27 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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