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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.

 

Categories: Things to Do, Weekend Events

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

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