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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.

 

Categories: Things to Do, Weekend Events

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

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