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Weekend events and things to do around Delaware August 15 to August 17, 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
Recurring daily (Tuesday – Sunday)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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.

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.

Sunset SUP Yoga at Fenwick Island State Park – Assawoman Day use area
Friday, August 15, 2014
Begins at 7:30 p.m.
Relieve the week’s stress by taking some time for Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga. This program will also be led by Tricia Murray and is FREE of charge. Donations are welcomed and will be used to support and maintain Fenwick Island State Park. A limited number of paddleboards are available but participants are encouraged to bring their own. Pre-registration required.

“US Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus” performs at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
Friday, August 15, 2014
8:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.
This elite 65-member instrumental ensemble, founded in 1946, has performed in all 50 states and 25 foreign countries for audiences totaling more than 100 million. Gather at the Bandstand in Rehoboth Beach for a night of music!

Lantern Tour of the Dover Green
Friday, August 15, 2014
Begins at 8:30 p.m.
Admission - $5
Both children and adults enjoy the First State Heritage Park's candlelit walking tours – there’s history, humor, and sorrow in the stories of real people from Delaware’s past centuries. Join historical interpreters from the First State Heritage Park dressed in colonial attire as they relate the stories of historic Dover.

Delaware Breakwater Kayak Eco-Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Begins at 10:00 a.m.
$25.00 per solo kayak, $35.00 per tandem kayak
Trained instructors lead you on a guided tour in sit-on-top kayaks as you learn about the lower Delaware Bay Pre-registration is required.

Hands-on Blacksmithing at Fort Delaware State Park
Saturday, August 16, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Admission - $8
Meet the Fort Delaware blacksmith and learn how to make wrought iron items the way it was done 150 years ago.

Twin Lakes Brewing Co. Brewery Tour and Tasting
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Open from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Tour at 1:00 p.m.
Admission $22
Enjoy a relaxed and personalized tour at Twin Lakes Brewing Company as they guide you through the history of beer and brewing plus, their unique brewing process and traditions.

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.

Youth Fishing Clinic and Tournament at Trap Pond State Park
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Begins at 8:00 a.m.
Open to ages 15 and under. Meet at the Boathouse for free fishing instruction and other activities from 8 to 9 a.m. Fishing tournament will begin at 9 a.m. and run until noon. Catch and release will be encouraged. Equipment will be provided, or bring your own.

Ride to Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
Sunday, August 17, 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.

Sail on the Kalmary Nyckel – docked in Lewes
Sunday, August 17, 2014
3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Set sails and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel while you sail from the Cape May Lewes Ferry terminal into the Delaware Bay on a tall ship replica.

Eating Rehoboth Culinary Tour
Sunday, August 17, 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.

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: Friday, Aug 15, 2014 1:15 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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