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Weekend events and things to do around Delaware August 29 to September 1, 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.

Sail on the Kalmary Nyckel – docked in Lewes
Friday - Sunday
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.

Ride to Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
Friday - Sunday
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.

Lantern Tour of the Dover Green
Friday, August 29, 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.

Arden Fair and Antiques Market!
Saturday, August 30, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Music, games, food, art exhibit, folk dancing demos, potions, crafts, childrens games and many vendors in Arden + books and plants for sale.

Harvest Ridge Food and Music for Labor Day Weekend
Saturday - Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Come out to Marydel to celebrate the final days of a great summer! Wines will be available by the bottle, glass and tasting! No reservations needed; no entrance fee. Saturday/Sunday, Aug 30 & 31 on Labor Day Weekend, there will be live music from 1PM-4PM both days! Aug 30: Tony Mowen; Aug 31: Jim Rezac.

Star Wars Science at the Delaware Children's Museum
Saturday, August 30, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Get ready to go on an intergalactic journey as the Empire invades the DCM! Meet and take pictures with your favorite Star Wars characters from Garrison Carida 501st Legion and then blast off into outer space as we explore our solar system with hands-on science activities.

Twin Lakes Brewing Co. Brewery Tour and Tasting
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Open from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Tour at 1:00 p.m.
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.

Season Finale Fireworks Celebration: Opera on a Summer Night" at The Freeman Stage
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy an exciting evening of music as we present The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra with guest soloists from OperaDelaware. Audiences will delight in this collaborative performance. Be sure to come early to get a great view of the fantastic fireworks finale, another Freeman Stage tradition!

Eating Rehoboth Culinary Tour
Sunday, August 31, 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.

2014 Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral
Monday, September 1, 2014
Begins at 5:30 p.m.
Bid farewell to summer! The 2014 Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral will begin at 5:30 p.m., at the north end of the Bethany Beach boardwalk. The event is family-friendly and free to the public.

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.

 

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posted on: Friday, Aug 29, 2014 8:29 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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