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Weekend events and things to do around Delaware April 24 to April 26, 2015

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.

Delmarva Birding Weekend
Friday April 24, 2015 – Sunday, April 25, 2015
Various Times
Admission: Varies
The 20th Annual Delmarva Birding Weekend celebrates the spring migration of thousands of warblers, shorebirds, waterfowl and raptors. The Weekend combines boat trips, paddling treks, and expeditions by foot.

Wilmington's 11th Annual City Restaurant Week
Friday, April 24, 2015 & Saturday, April 25, 2015
Various Times
Admission: $15-$35
Dine at 19 different Wilmington restaurants this weekend! It's a Foodie's Paradise! Try everything from Thai to Chilean to Italian. Dinners will be prix-fixe menus. Two-course lunches are $15 per person and three-course dinners will be $35. Visit the restaurant week website for more information.

A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & The Art of Everyday Life exhibit at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Recurring weekly every Friday-Sunday till January 3, 2016
Museum Hours: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Admission: Included in regular admission and free for members
Explore the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, and pottery, in this exhibition highlighting recent acquisitions from the estate of legendary collector and scholar Frederick S. Weiser.

Historic Dover Walking Tours at First State Heritage Park
Recurring weekly every Friday and Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Delve into the rich history of Dover, Delaware with a historic walking tour that starts at the John Bell House. Contact 302-739-9194 for details. 

Spring Blossom Afternoon Tea at the Green Room in the Hotel du Pont
Friday, April 24, 2015 - Sunday, April 26, 2015
Seatings: 3:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Admission: $30
Celebrate the arrival of spring with this fresh take on a favorite afternoon ritual, featuring blooming delicious scones and pastries, with a seasonal selection of savory sandwiches and of course our classic high tea service.

Pop Up Beer Garden at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Friday April 24, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Free Admission. Visitors will pay for food and drinks.
Come listen to live music on the Visitors Center Patio and enjoy local craft beers and Pennsylvania German inspired foods in a relaxed atmosphere. No reservations needed!

Evening Pontoon Boat Tours at Trap Pond State Park
Friday, April 24, 2015
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $6 adults; $3 under 12
Experience Trap Pond State Park's Bald Cypress Swamp on a guided pontoon boat tour of Trap Pond. Call ahead to reserve your spot.

12th Annual Bug & Bud Festival
Saturday, April 25, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Get a true taste of this artsy and historic downtown. Enjoy dozens of food and craft vendors at the Annual Bug & Bud Festival, a celebration of two of Milford's most cherished symbols, the ladybug and the tree. There's entertainment for the whole family throughout the day, a Ladybug and Tree costume parade, "ladybug decorated" paddle boat rides, children's games and more. Rain or Shine and free of charge.

Introduction to Surf Fishing at Delaware Seashore State Park
Saturday, April 25, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Admission: $25 per person
Have you always wanted to try surf fishing but weren't sure how to get started? If so, this program is for you. Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this 3-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. You must have a fishing license and FIN number, and be at least 10; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Please call (302) 227-6991 to register.

Earth Day Celebration: Party for the Planet at the Brandywine Zoo
Saturday, April 25, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Admission: Free with paid admission to the zoo
Be part of the annual Party for the Planet to learn about what you can do to make every day Earth Day. Stop by a learning station, meet live animals, and learn about your ‘Carbon Footprint' in this fun, educational day!

4th Annual R2Hop2 Beer & Music Festival
Saturday, April 25, 2015
12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $25 General Admission and $15 Designated Driver
The 4th Annual R2Hop2 Beer & Music Festival is an event that is fun for the whole family. Locally made soda will be provided for the kids and craft beer for the grownups. There will be five bands, rock climbing wall and a moon bounce.

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting
Recurring every Saturday
Open 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Tours start 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.

Sunset Kayak at Lums Pond State Park
Saturday, April 25, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $20 per person
Paddle into the sunset on a guided tour. Experience the change from day to night on the water. The event is suitable for beginner paddlers because instruction will be provided. The rain date is the following day. Meet at the Boathouse in Area 2. Call ahead to reserve your spot.

10th Annual Wildflower Celebration at Mt. Cuba Center
Sunday, April 26, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Enjoy a stunning display of spring ephemerals during this annual celebration of the season. Stroll through our native gardens at the peak of their glory. Enjoy gardening demonstration, family programming, live music and delicious food. The first 1,000 visitors receive a free native plant.

Free admission to the Delaware Art Museum
Sunday, April 26, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Admission to the museum is free to all visitors every Sunday. The Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, works by Wilmington-native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle.

Tour of the Refuge at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, April 26, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Phone: 302-653-9345
Tour the Refuge with a guide and find out how the Refuge is managed for wildlife, visit different habitats, and walk a trail. The tour begins at the Visitor Center.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 9:13 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Mother's Day Brunch in Delaware 2015

Wondering where to go and what to do on Mother's Day? Here are a few suggestions for delicious Mother's Day brunches happening in Delaware. 

Winterthur MuseumMother's Day Brunch at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Saturday, May 9, 2015 – Sunday, May 10, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Reserve a spot for Mother’s brunch at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. The delicious buffet kicks off at 9:00 a.m. in the Visitors Center at Winterthur. Prices vary. Call 302-888-4826 for more information and reservations.

Mother's Day Tea at the Cauffiel House
Saturday, May 9, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Celebrate Mother's Day in the beautiful Cauffiel House. A casual tea will be served at 11 a.m., followed by a staff led walking tour of the home. Register by Wednesday, May 8th. Please note that strollers are not permitted in the house.

Mother’s Day Tea at the Judge Morris Estate
Saturday, May 9, 2015
2:00 p.m.
Enjoy afternoon tea while relaxing in the garden of the Judge Morris Estate. Wear your favorite spring hat or take home a hat pin. Tea will be held in the indoors in case of inclement weather.

Breakfast Buffet at the Smyrna Diner
Sunday, May 10, 2015
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Smyrna Diner offers a Sunday brunch with all the fixins'! From eggs and omelettes to hot cakes and French toast, this is a brunch the whole family will enjoy. For more information on items in their menu, contact the restaurant.

Boardwalk Plaza Hotel - BrunchMother’s Day Brunch Buffet at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Begins at 9:00 a.m.; Last seating at 2:45 p.m.
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious Sunday brunch at the beach! The mouth-watering menu includes everything from blue crab fritters and Atlantic oysters to standard breakfast items like breakfast sausage and Belgian waffles. There will be an omelet and carving stations for lamb and prime rib, as well as tons of entrees and desserts. Go to the website for a full menu and for information to make reservations.

Mother's Day Brunch at the Green Room in the Hotel duPont
Sunday, May 10, 2015

Seatings at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Treat your Mom to a luxurious Mother's Day brunch. The Hotel's very own Executive Chef and his culinary team will prepare an array of delicious delights to satisfy even the harshest critic. For reservations, please call 302-594-3154.

Mother's Day Brunch at the Hilton Wilmington Christiana
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy Mother's Day Brunch at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana. Featuring omelets cooked to order, raw bar, chef carved roast prime rib of beef, lump crab cakes, and so much more, including a lavish presentation of cakes, pies, and chocolate fountain! Make this Mother's Day a memorable one at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana. Call ahead for reservations.

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Abbott's Grill in Milford
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.    
Celebrate the women you love at Abbot's Grill Mother's Day brunch. No one can resist its scrumptious buffet menu, which includes banana pancakes; crab crepes; huevos rancheros; and the traditional salmon, braised pork and lasagna. There is also a raw seafood bar along with irresistible desserts. Call ahead for reservations.

Deerfield Brunch DelawareMother’s Day Buffet at Deerfield
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
There’s no better way to thank mom than to attend an impressive Mother’s Day Buffet at Deerfield. The brunch will feature carved items, entrees, salads and yummy desserts. Reservations are required. Call 302-368-6640 to reserve your table.

Sunday Brunch at Cantwell's Tavern in Historic Odessa
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy Sunday brunch in a relaxed atmosphere, surrounded by a beautiful historic setting. During brunch, not only can you get the traditional breakfast meals, but you can also enjoy a a breakfast burger or even a smoked salmon BLT. Go to Cantwell's website for more items on the menu and for information on how to make reservations.

Sunday Brunch at Harpoon Hanna's in Fenwick Island
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
At Harpoon Hanna's, enjoy your favorite traditional breakfast foods with bayfront views.  Entrees include steak and eggs; omelette; pancake; Belgian waffles; and breakfast meats.

Sunday Brunch at Home Grown Cafe in Newark
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
If you are vegetarian, Sunday brunch at Home Grown Cafe is the place to be. It is a casual restaurant with a unique hip decor in the heart of downtown Newark. It's known for its variety of vegetarian options. View the Sunday brunch menu on the restaurant's website.

Sunday Brunch at Nage in Rehoboth Beach
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Honor mom with a top-notch brunch at Nage. The menu includes: cranberry walnut pancakes, lobster mac and cheese; pastrami egg and cheese, scrambled eggs and crispy tortillas. For the conservative palate, you can create your own omelette. For more information, view the restaurant's menu on its website. Call ahead for reservations.

Sunday Buffet at Columbus Inn in Wilmington
Sunday, May 10, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
This Mother's Day, bring the whole family to Columbus Inn for their Sunday buffet. There will be a raw bar full of shrimp, mussels, oysters and fish; and several live stations for omelets; pasta; prime rib; turkey and crepes. Go to their website for the details and call ahead for reservations.

 

posted on: Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 9:06 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware April 17 to April 19, 2015

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.

A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & The Art of Everyday Life at Winterthur Museum and Gardens
Recurring weekly every Friday-Sunday till January 3, 2016
Museum Hours: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Admission: Included in regular admission and free for members
Explore the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, and pottery, in this exhibition highlighting recent acquisitions from the estate of legendary collector and scholar Frederick S. Weiser.

Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs at the Delaware Art Museum
Recurring weekly every Friday – Sunday till May 23, 2015
Museum Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free-$25; Sundays are free
This canine exhibit features 65 of photographer Elliot Erwitt’s best pictures of dogs, which were photographed around the world between 1946 and 2004. Funny, poignant, and beautifully composed, these photographs of tiny Chihuahuas, inquisitive poodles, and glowering bulldogs record the relationship between humans and our canine companions.

Historic Dover Walking Tours at First State Heritage Park
Recurring weekly every Friday and Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Delve into the rich history of Dover, Delaware with a historic walking tour that starts at the John Bell House. Contact 302-739-9194 for details.

“Unraveling Stories” Exhibition at the Hagley Museum
Recurring every Friday-Sunday till July 26, 2015
Museum Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Included in regular admission and free for members
This experimental exhibition invites visitors to dig deeply into one object. Explore the stories of what a large, hand-made hooked rug tells about the artistic tradition of hooked rugs, science of experimental materials used in its making, and story of the du Pont family on the Brandywine as illustrated by a member of the family.   

Spring Blossom Afternoon Tea at the Green Room in the Hotel du Pont
Friday, April 17, 2015 - Sunday, April 19, 2015
Seatings: 3:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Admission: $30
Celebrate the arrival of spring with this fresh take on our favorite afternoon ritual, featuring blooming delicious scones and pastries, with a seasonal selection of savory sandwiches and of course our classic high tea service.

Blue Rocks Home Opening Weekend at Frawley Stadium
Friday, April 17, 2015 – Sunday, April 19, 2015
Friday & Saturday: 7:05 p.m.; Sunday 1:35 p.m.
Admission: Various prices
Head out to Frawley Stadium for the home opening weekend games. They play against the Frederick Keys all weekend long. Go to the Blue Rocks website for special promotions and giveaways this weekend.

Camelot at The Playhouse on Rodney Square
Friday, April 17, 2015 - Sunday, April 19, 2015
Friday: 8:00 p.m.; Saturday: 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.; Sunday 2:00 p.m.
Admission: $20-$79
Tickets are still available for the theatrical production of Camelot at The Playhouse on Rodney Square. It tells fabled the love triangle of King Arthur, his beautiful new Queen Guinevere and the dashing Sir Lancelot, his most trusted knight. Reserve your tickets today.

Dewey Beach Popfest at the Rusty Rudder
Friday, April 17, 2015 - Saturday, April 18, 2015
Performances start at 9:00 p.m.
Admission: No Cover Charge
Enjoy a weekend of great music from bands all over the country. The Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach is hosting Popfest - a music celebration on four stages featuring Power Pop, Brit Pop and Pop Punk bands. Visit their website for band times.

Ocean to Bay Bike Tour
Saturday, April 18, 2015
7:30am-3:00pm
Admission: Varies
Join more 2,000 cyclists of all levels for a cycling tour through Sussex County’s beautiful beaches, bays and beyond! This award-winning event offers cyclists a 5-, 30- 50- mile or Metric Century scenic route of a relaxing ride on flat terrain. Following the event join everyone at the finish line for a “Continue the Tour” event with music, deals, prizes and more.

Bird Walk at Auburn Heights Preserve
Saturday, April 18, 2015
9:30 a.m.
Admission: Free
Walk with an experienced bird watcher at Auburn Heights Preserve’s new trail. The walk is for everyone, from beginners to experienced birders.

Daffodil Day at Winterthur
Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Admission: Included with Admission; Members are free
Celebrate the beauty of Winterthur's scenic daffodil display! Henry Francis du Pont assembled a collection of heirloom daffodil bulbs arranged in cloud-like drifts on Sycamore Hill. The day's events will include tours, kids' crafts, an afternoon tea, and a daffodil show.

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting
Recurring every Saturday
Open 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Tours start 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.

Brandywine Creek’s Annual Kite Day
Saturday, April 18, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Admission: Free for the public; $3 per kite kit
Celebrate springtime at one of Brandywine Creek State Park’s most popular events of the year. Enjoy the weather, music and a sky full of flying kites. This event is accessible for all. Bring your kite or buy a kite.

Open House Tour at Auburn Heights Preserve
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Mansion Tours begin at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.; Museum tours begin at 2:00 p.m.
Admission: $8 for the mansion or museum, $14 for both
Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion and the Marshall Steam Museum - the world's largest collection of operating steam car.

Boating Through History at Trap Pond State Park
Saturday, April 18, 2015
2:00 p.m.
Admission: $6 adults; $3 under 12
Learn about the history of Trap Pond State Park on a pontoon boat tour. Reservations are required.

Spring Bird Walk at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Admission: Park entrance fee
Enjoy bird watching along the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge through their auto tour and walking trails. On the Spring Bird walk, the group will observe waterfowl, songbirds, wading birds, and early migratory songbirds.

Free admission to the Delaware Art Museum
Sunday, April 19, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Admission to the museum is free every Sunday. The Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, works by Wilmington-native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle.

Fort DuPont Walking Tour
Sunday, April 19, 2015
3:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Join park staff for a leisurely stroll to discover the history, architecture and the community of Fort DuPont. The tour of the old military post includes the theater, gymnasium, guard house, barracks and officer housing. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this one-hour trek.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.

Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.

Sip your way along the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 2:36 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware April 3 to April 5, 2015

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.

Browse through Easter Brunch dinning blog for ideas for the whole family.

A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & The Art of Everyday Life at Winterthur
Recurring weekly every Friday-Sunday till January 3, 2016
10:00 a.m.
Admission: Included in regular admission and free for members
Explore the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, and pottery, in this exhibition highlighting recent acquisitions from the estate of legendary collector and scholar Frederick S. Weiser.

Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs Exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum
Recurring weekly every Friday – Sunday till May 23, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free-$25; Sundays are free
This canine exhibit features 65 of photographer Elliot Erwitt’s best pictures of dogs, which were photographed around the world between 1946 and 2004. Funny, poignant, and beautifully composed, these photographs of tiny Chihuahuas, inquisitive poodles, and glowering bulldogs record the relationship between humans and our canine companions.

Easter Bunny Express at the Wilmington & Western Railroad
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Departures: 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $18 Seniors (60+): $17 Children (2-12): $16 Children under 2: Free
The Easter Bunny is making an early visit to our area. He will hop aboard the train for a 1½-hour round-trip ride to Ashland. All kids onboard will get a special Easter treat. Bring your cameras and take photos with Peter Cottontail himself. 

Spring Blossom Afternoon Tea at the Green Room in the Hotel du Pont
Saturday and Sunday
Seatings: 3:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.
Admission: $30
Celebrate the arrival of spring with this fresh take on our favorite afternoon ritual, featuring blooming delicious scones and pastries, with a seasonal selection of savory sandwiches and of course our classic high tea service.

First Saturday of April at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, April 4, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Celebrate all things flowers on this first Saturday of April. From decorative to practical, explore the uses and meanings of flowers in 18th-century Dover and learn to speak the language of flowers. Call 302-739-9194 for details.

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Open from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Tour begins 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.

Company: A musical comedy at Clear Space Theatre
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Experience theater at the beach! "Company" is a ground-breaking musical examining the pros and cons of marriage. Come dine in Rehoboth Beach and take in a show at Clear Space Theatre.

Grand Rapids vs. Delaware 87ers at the Bob Carpenter Center
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
njoy the fast-paced excitement and buzz of pro basketball at a Delaware 87ers game, which features the top minor league prospects of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Walking Tour: H2 Oh! at the Hagley Museum
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Tours: 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Admission: Free-$14
Learn about DuPont Company’s development of water power from the water wheel to the steam engine and how its innovation contributed to the success of the company. This hands-on tour includes commentary on Hagley’s newly restored water turbine.

Bonus trip ideas:

Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Explore the outdoors 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.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Saturday, Apr 4, 2015 8:54 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Easter Brunch in Delaware 2015

Celebrate Easter Sunday 2015 with a delicious brunch! Below is a round-up of Delaware restaurants serving brunch buffets and much more.

Easter Brunch with the Bunny at Winterthur
Saturday, April 4, 2015 – Sunday, April 5, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Make this Easter memorable for the entire family by having brunch with the Easter Bunny at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. Non-member adults get in for $49.95 and non-member children get in for $29.95. Meanwhile, it is $34.95 for adult members and $17.50 children 2-12 who are members. For both non-members and members who are under 2, they get in for free! Call 302-888-4826 for reservations.

Breakfast Buffet at the Smyrna Diner
Sunday, April 5, 2015
7:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Smyrna Diner offers an egg-citing Sunday brunch with all the fixings! You'll find everything from eggs and omelettes to hot cakes and French toast. For more information on items in their menu, contact the restaurant.

Easter Brunch Buffet at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Begins at 9:00 a.m.; Last seating at 2:45 p.m.
What better way to celebrate Easter than a delicious Sunday brunch at the beach! The mouth- watering menu includes Atlantic oysters, breakfast sausage and Belgian waffles. There will be an omelet station and carving stations for lamb and prime rib, as well as tons of entrees and desserts. Reservations are suggested.

Easter Sunday Champagne Brunch at Delaware Park's At The Rail Wine Bar and Grille
Sunday, April 5, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Treat your family to an egg-stra special Easter brunch at Delaware Park's At The Rail Wine Bar and Grille. Some brunch items on the menu include grilled and chilled Mediterranean veggies; cheese blintzes; made-to-order pancakes; pasta and prime rib chef stations and tons of dessert.

Easter Brunch at the Harpoon Hanna's in Fenwick Island
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Easter Brunch doesn't get better than this! At Harpoon Hanna's, enjoy your breakfast with the view of the bay. Entrees include steak and eggs; seafood omelettes; pancakes; Belgian waffles; and breakfast meats.

Sunday Brunch at Cantwell's Tavern in Historic Odessa
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy Sunday brunch in a relaxed atmosphere, surrounded by a beautiful historic setting. Cantwell's Tavern is a unique restaurant because of its farm-to-table offerings. For brunch, not only can you get the tried-and-true traditional breakfast meals, but you can sink your teeth into a breakfast burger or even a smoked salmon BLT.

Easter Brunch Buffet at the Georgia House
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Holiday brunch items this year include: quiche; pineapple glazed ham; Zinfandel grilled chicken; shrimp pesto; French toast; and many more.

Easter Brunch Buffet at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Celebrate Easter with the entire family at the Rusty Rudder, where its generous brunch buffet includes some of your breakfast favorites like Belgian waffles, country style home fries; BBQ baby back ribs; carved honey baked ham and an array of succulent desserts and baked goods.

Easter Brunch Buffet at Harry's Savoy Ballroom in Wilmington
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
The Harry Savoy Ballroom, one of Wilmington's premiere restaurants, will host this year's Easter buffet brunch, with tantalizing appetizers and hot buffet that will appeal to both adults and kids. There will be several carving and cooking stations for prime rib, omelettes and French toast. You will especially be impressed with their huge spread of desserts.

Sunday Brunch at Nage in Rehoboth Beach
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Nage’s Sunday brunch includes cranberry walnut pancakes, lobster mac and cheese; pastrami egg and cheese and chilaquiles, which is grilled chicken with salsa and guacamole, scrambled eggs and crispy tortillas. For the conservative palates, you can create your own omelettes. For more information, check out the restaurant's menu on its website.

Easter Buffet at Columbus Inn in Wilmington
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Many refer to Columbus Inn's Easter brunch as "simply incredible". Its Easter Sunday Buffet will feature delicious cuisines from their regular breakfast brunch menu plus many traditional Easter foods. There will be a raw bar full of shrimp, mussels, oysters and fish; and several live stations for omelets, pasta, lamb, beef, and crepes.

Sunday Brunch at Home Grown Cafe in Newark
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
If you are vegetarian, Sunday brunch at Home Grown Cafe is the place to be. It is a casual restaurant with a unique hip decor in the heart of downtown Newark. It's known for its variety of vegetarian options.

Easter Buffet at The Big Fish Grill in Rehoboth Beach
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Gather the whole family and enjoy Easter brunch at the Big Fish Grill in Rehoboth Beach. There will be a sumptuous omelette station; mouthwatering turkey, ham, beef and lamb carving stations; seafood; pasta and a decadent array of desserts.

Easter Brunch at the Hotel du Pont
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Seating’s at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Dine with Peter Rabbit for Easter brunch. Enjoy the bountiful displays of international cheeses, smoked seafood, assorted salads, breakfast breads and pastries, shrimp cocktail, oysters on the half shell, sushi, tapas and more!  And that's just the beginning!  Breakfast and lunch entrees include blueberry pancakes, raspberry stuffed French toast. Remember to bring your camera! The Easter Bunny will be available for family photos.

Easter Sunday Buffet at Deerfield
Sunday, April 5, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
When you choose Deerfield's spectacular Easter Sunday Buffet, you are assured of making memories with family and friends. Spectacular carved items, entrees, salads, accompaniments, desserts and more! Enjoy a holiday celebration you'll remember forever and the Easter Bunny will be stopping by as well!

Easter Brunch at Baywood Greens
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Restaurant Seating’s: 11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.; Ballroom Seating’s: 11:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a spectacular Easter brunch at Baywood Greens, where the atmosphere is a perfect blend of luxury and leisure. The carving stations include top round of beef and house roasted ham. For brunch you will love the Italian Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables and the Broiled Salmon with Lemon Butter. Salads and scalloped potatoes are also on the menu. For more brunch information, contact the restaurant.

Sunday Brunch at Bethany Blues BBQ in Bethany Beach
Sunday, April 5, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Bethany Blues BBQ Restaurant is the perfect place for Sunday brunch, if you are looking for great food and a comfortable family atmosphere. Omellettes, pancakes and delectable breakfast skillets are all on the menu. Popular dishes include the Blues Breakfast Burrito and the BBQ skillet.

Easter Brunch Buffet at Abbott's Grill in Milford
Sunday, April 5, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.    
Abbot’s Grill offers a scrumptious buffet menu, which includes blueberry pancakes with lemon curd, crab crepes, Asian ribs, and the traditional ham, lamb, chicken. There is also a raw seafood bar along with house made desserts.

Easter Buffet at The Big Fish Grill on the Wilmington Riverfront
Sunday, April 5, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Start an Easter tradition with the Big Fish Grill on the Wilmington Riverfront. They will offer an Easter menu that highlights three carving stations for garlic and parmesan crusted leg of lamb; pepper and herb crusted roast sirloin; and maple glazed ham. The buffet will also include seafood paella, salmon and delicious desserts.

Easter Day Buffet at River Rock Kitchen in Wilmington
Sunday, April 5, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy a delicious spring meal on Easter Sunday at River Rock Kitchen in the Westin Wilmington. They will be serving both a buffet menu as well as an a la carte menu during the day. Advanced reservations are recommended.

 

posted on: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2015 4:27 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware March 27 to March 29, 2015

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.

Company: A musical comedy at Clear Space Theatre
Friday and Saturday
Experience theater at the beach! "Company" is a ground-breaking musical examining the pros and cons of marriage. Come dine in Rehoboth Beach and take in a show at Clear Space Theatre.

Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs at the Delaware Art Museum
Recurring weekly every Friday – Sunday till May 23, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free-$25; Sundays are free
This canine exhibit features 65 of photographer Elliot Erwitt’s best pictures of dogs, which were photographed around the world between 1946 and 2004. Funny, poignant, and beautifully composed, these photographs of tiny Chihuahuas, inquisitive poodles, and glowering bulldogs record the relationship between humans and our canine companions.

Historic Dover Walking Tours at First State Heritage Park
Recurring weekly every Friday and Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Delve into the rich history of Dover, Delaware with a historic walking tour that starts at the John Bell House. Contact 302-739-9194 for details.

Easter Bunny Express at the Wilmington & Western Railroad
Saturday, March 28, 2015-Sunday, March 29, 2015
Departures: 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults: $18 Seniors (60+): $17 Children (2-12): $16 Children under 2: Free
The Easter Bunny is making an early visit to our area. He will hop aboard the train for a 1½-hour round-trip ride to Ashland.  All kids onboard will get a special Easter treat. Bring your cameras and take selfies with Peter Cottontail himself.  

Bird Walk Series at Brandywine Creek State Park
Saturday, March 28, 2015
8:00 a.m.
Admission: Free
Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group and provide tips and advice to all interested birders.

Beach Ride & Walk at Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, March 28, 2015
9:00 a.m.
Admission: $30 for 14 years and up, or $15 for 13 years and under
Bring your steed to the state park for a relaxing ride on the beach. Don't own a horse? Don't worry. Bring your sneakers for a lovely seaside stroll.

Newark's Annual Wine and Dine Downtown
Saturday, March 28, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
This culinary and wine extravaganza will feature a dazzling array of tasty delights prepared by the chefs of downtown Newark’s very own restaurants, complemented by fine wines from around the world. To participate, pick up a glass at any participating restaurant and pay as you go.

Science Saturday: Heat and Fire at the Hagley Museum
Saturday, March 28, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free-$14
Experiment and innovate with the Hagley Museum’s series of family activities called Science Saturdays. Families work creatively together to solve a problem or make an improvement. This week the activities involve heat and fire. The program is included in regular admission and free for members.

Introduction to Surf Fishing at Delaware Seashore State Park
Saturday, March 28, 2015
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Learn everything you need to know about surf fishing during a 3-hour program from casting techniques to fish identification. Rods, reels and bait are provided. $25 per person. Pre-registration is required. 

Tour of the Refuge at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, March 29, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Get a guided tour of the Refuge and find out how Bombay Hook is managed for wildlife. You will get a chance to visit different habitats and walk a trail or two. Meet at the Visitor Center.

Fort DuPont Walking Tour
Sunday, March 29, 2015
3:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Take a leisurely stroll to discover the history, architecture and the community of this old military post, including the theater, gymnasium, guard house, barracks and officer housing. Learn about plans to bring life to this historic community.

House Warming Day Afternoon Tea Buffet at Winterthur's Visitor Center
Sunday, March 29, 2015
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$29.95 per person, Children under 12 are half price.
Experience the elegance of dining like a du Pont during a special afternoon tea with selections from original menus created by H. F. du Pont for special occasions. Tea will be available at 3 PM. Call for more information.

Sunset Kayak at Lums Pond State Park
Sunday, March 29, 2015
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $20 per person
Paddle into the sunset on a guided tour. Experience the change from day to night on the water. Suitable for beginner paddlers - instruction is provided. Rain date is the following day. Meet at the Boathouse in Area 2.

Bonus trip ideas:

Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.

Explore the outdoors 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.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Thursday, Mar 26, 2015 3:53 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware March 13 to March 15, 2015

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.

A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & The Art of Everyday Life at Winterthur
Recurring weekly every Friday-Sunday till January 3, 2016
10:00 a.m.
Explore the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, and pottery, in this exhibition highlighting recent acquisitions from the estate of legendary collector and scholar Frederick S. Weiser. Pennsylvania German Brunch at Winterthur is served every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The themed brunch is $34.95/adults.

Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs at the Delaware Art Museum
Recurring weekly every Friday – Sunday till May 23, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free-$25; Sundays are free
This canine exhibit features 65 of photographer Elliot Erwitt’s best pictures of dogs, which were photographed around the world between 1946 and 2004. Funny, poignant, and beautifully composed, these photographs of tiny Chihuahuas, inquisitive poodles, and glowering bulldogs record the relationship between humans and our canine companions.

Historic Dover Walking Tours at First State Heritage Park
Recurring weekly every Friday and Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Delve into the rich history of Dover, Delaware with a historic walking tour that starts at the John Bell House. Contact 302-739-9194 for details.

Tour of the Refuge at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, March 14, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Celebrate the National Wildlife Refuge System's and Bombay Hook's Anniversary. The group will learn how the Refuge System provides diverse habitat for wildlife across the United States and how Bombay Hook manages habitats for diversity of wildlife along the Atlantic Flyway. The group will start in the auditorium, drive the wildlife drive, and walk a trail to learn about managing for wildlife and habitat conservation. Space is limited.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Dover
Saturday, March 14, 2015
2:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Bring out your inner Irish at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Dover. The festivities include floats, horses, car clubs and so much more. For parade details, call 302-678-2940.

5th Annual Toasting the Town: "St. Patrick’s Pub Crawl" in Milford
Saturday, March 14, 2015
5:00 p.m.
Admission: $16-$21
Sample unique drinks and foods to celebrate the St. Patrick’s Day holiday! This year’s Toasting the Town: St. Patrick's Pub Crawl in Downtown Milford will feature six local businesses and five local restaurants and pubs providing edible delights with a twist. For more information, call 302-839-1180.

Lantern Tour of Fort Miles at Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, March 14, 2015
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Admission $5
Tour Battery 519 by lantern light and learn about U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress, and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles.

Mike Super: Magic & Illusion at the Grand Opera House
Saturday, March 14, 2015
8:00 p.m.
Admission: $31-$39
People of all ages are amazed by his magic! Considered America's favorite mystifier, Mike Super will entertain and fascinate you with his cutting-edge illusions. His performance is full of state of the art theatrical elements, dramatic lighting and artistry!

Free Family Sunday: Make It Pop! at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
Sunday, March 15, 2015
12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Spend the afternoon investigating the exciting art of optical illusions! Color, geometry, motion, and perception collide in artist Dennis Beach's exhibition “Color is Approximate”. Get inspired by his work and design your own amazing art.

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 Beer Wine and Spirits Trail.

 

posted on: Friday, Mar 13, 2015 12:25 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware February 27 to March 1, 2015

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.

Outdoor Ice Skating at the Wilmington Riverfront
Friday, February 27, 2015 & Saturday, February 28, 2015
Friday: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
It’s the last weekend to enjoy the brand new winter attraction at the Wilmington Riverfront!  It’s tons of fun for the entire family! Ice skating rink admission is $7 for adults and $5 for 12 years old and under.  Call 302-425-4890 for more information.

Wilmington & Western Railroad's Hockessin Art Festival at the Hockessin Memorial Hall
Friday, February 27, 2015 – Sunday, March 1, 2015
Friday: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Art Festival: $3
Over 25 artists will be displaying and selling limited edition prints, original watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, sculptures and carvings. While at the Art Festival, take a ride on the "Festival Express,” a vintage 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad railcar that will depart from outside the Festival for a 40 minute round-trip through the towns of Yorklyn and Ashland.

Winter Weekends at Hagley Museum and Library
Saturday, February 28, 2015 and Sunday, February 29, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Every weekend until March 8th, admission is free to the Hagley. This is a great opportunity to  explore three floors of exhibitions in the Visitor Center, stroll along the river through dozens of historic structures from the Industrial Revolution, and explore the gardens and grounds of Eleutherian Mills at a self-guided pace. Enjoy demonstrations historic machinery, gunpowder explosions, and coal-fired steam engine operations happen throughout the day.

Tales of Slavery Walking Tours at the John Bell House
Saturday, February 28, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Take a guided tour of historic Dover led by historical interpreters in period dress. Learn of Delaware’s complicated position regarding slavery. The tour begins at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes.

Celebrating Love and Family: Follow the Drinking Gourd at the John Dickinson Plantation
Saturday, February 28, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Learn about Delaware’s involvement in the Underground Railroad and its many heroes who helped enslaved people escape to freedom. This program is perfect for kids Pre-K through 2nd grade.

Delaware in a Day Tasting at Fenwick Wine Cellars
Saturday, February 28, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission: $10 per person
It's Delaware Wine Month! In honor of this special occasion, Fenwick Wine Cellars is hosting a day tasting, which includes wine tasting and a mini tour of unique landmarks and destinations in Delaware. Those who attend will be eligible for giveaways.

Seal Watching at Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, February 28, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Admission: $2.00
Take the family seal watching! This is the time of year you will spot dozens of grey and harbor seals swimming around the Delaware Bay. Bring your cameras and dress appropriately for this event.

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Brewery hours: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Tour begins at 1:00 p.m.
Admission: $22.00
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.

“Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware 1800-1890” at the Delaware Historical Society
Saturday, February 28, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
The Delaware Historical Society's new book chronicling the history of the black church, "Forging Faith, Building Freedom", is featured in this month's issue of Delaware Today. Meet the book’s authors: Dr. Constance J. Cooper, chief curator at the Delaware Historical Society and curator of "Forging Faith, Building Freedom", and Dr. Lewis V. Baldwin, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University and consultant historian for the book.

Free admission to the Delaware Art Museum
Sunday, February 29, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Admission to the museum is free to all visitors thanks to the support from generous individuals and the Longwood Foundation. The Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, works by Wilmington-native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle.

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 Beer Wine and Spirits Trail.

 

posted on: Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 3:53 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware February 20 to February 22, 2015

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.

Historic Dover Walking Tours
Recurring weekly
Friday and Saturday
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Delve into the rich history of Dover, Delaware with a historic walking tour that starts at the John Bell House. Contact 302-739-9194 for details.

Outdoor Ice Skating at the Wilmington Riverfront
Recurring daily till February 28, 2015
4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Fridays; 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturdays; 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sundays
It’s a brand new winter attraction at the Wilmington Riverfront!  It’s tons of fun for the entire family! Ice skating rink admission is $7 for adults and $5 for 12 years old and under.  Call 302-425-4890 for more information.

Peter and the Starcatcher: A Grownup's Prequel to Peter Pan
Recurring till Sunday, February 22, 2015
8:00 p.m. Friday; 2:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Saturday; 2:00 p.m. Sunday
Take a hilarious romp through the Neverland like you never knew before. This swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight

Star Gazing at Cape Henlopen State Park
Friday, February 20, 2015
6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
This time of the year sky gazers have a lot to look up to! Find planets and constellations in the winter night sky and learn about their ancient stories. This is a great family-fun event for sky watchers of all ages.

Celebrating Love and Family: Follow the Drinking Gourd
Recurring every Saturday till February 28, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Learn about Delaware’s involvement in the Underground Railroad and its many heroes who helped enslaved people escape to freedom. This program is perfect for kids Pre-K through 2nd grade.

Winter Weekends at Hagley Museum
Saturday, February 21, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Every weekend until March 8th, admission is free to the Hagley. This is a great opportunity to  explore three floors of exhibitions in the Visitor Center, stroll along the river through dozens of historic structures from the Industrial Revolution, and explore the gardens and grounds of Eleutherian Mills at a self-guided pace. Enjoy demonstrations historic machinery, gunpowder explosions, and coal-fired steam engine operations happen throughout the day.

Barnes Woods Winter Hike at Trap Pond State Park
Saturday, February 21, 2015
10:00a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Take in the beauty of winter with a hike at Trap Pond State Park’s Barnes Woods. The picturesque hike provides great photo opportunities of the great Delaware outdoors.

African American Lives Hosted by John Dickinson Plantation
Saturday, February 21, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
In dedication to African-American History Month, the docents at John Dickinson Plantation will take you back to the 1700’s, when slavery was prominent. Learn what life was like as a slave on the plantation.

Sunday Hike Series at Delaware Seashore State Park
Sunday, February 22, 2015
1:00 p.m.
It’s back by popular demand! Take in Delaware’s natural beauty with a hike with a park naturalist at Fresh Pond Tract in Delaware Seashore State Park. This is a great way to get out, warm up your muscles in the cold weather, and enjoy the winter scenery. Pre-registration required.

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 Beer Wine and Spirits Trail.

 

posted on: Friday, Feb 20, 2015 2:28 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Flock to top Delaware birdwatching events

Each spring, Delaware’s coastal wildlife refuges become the center of the world – the bird-watching world, that is.

Delaware birdingThroughout the state’s scenic bayside sanctuaries, blue skies fill with flocks of shorebirds and songbirds, seeking sustenance during their long flights across the hemisphere. By the water’s edge, masses of sandpipers and redknots feed on the eggs of prehistoric horseshoe crabs, perpetuating a life cycle that has existed for millennia. All along the coast and in Delaware State Parks, birdwatchers are blessed with an ever-changing kaleidoscope of color and life, from bald eagles to soaring hawks.

Nature’s spring rituals inevitably inspire an assortment of birdwatching events in Delaware, along with an always-enjoyable lineup of nearby spring festivals that have more to do with the balmy days than the hungry birds.

For a quick overview of the options, scroll through the overview of Birding in Delaware. Then it will be time to grab your binoculars, create your travel itinerary and explore some of the other spring activities in Delaware. See you this spring!

Top Delaware birdwatching events:
Outdoor Trail BirdwatchingDelaware Bird-A-Thon
During the annual Delaware Bird-A-Thon (May 2-10, 2015), visitors can spend a few hours, an afternoon, or all day enjoying nature and watching migratory birds in the name of bird conservation. Structured much like a walk-a-thon, the fundraiser challenges participants to count the number of different bird species seen (or heard) in a 24-hour period. This is a great way to add a sense of purpose and fun to your trip to one of Delaware’s stunning National Wildlife Refuges, such as Bombay Hook or Prime Hook.

Birding Field Trips
The Delmarva Ornithological Society also sponsors regular “field trips” to top birding areas, hosted by an expert guide. See the society’s Field Trip Schedule for more.

Delmarva Birding Weekend
One of the most popular birdwatching events in the mid-Atlantic region is the Delmarva Birding Weekend (April 23–26, 2015). Participants can take part in a number of excursions during the daytime, nighttime, aboard a boat, or even while canoeing or kayaking. With over 20 different programs and excursions, each visitor can custom tailor their trip to their own individual desires.

Brandywine Creek State Park Monthly Birdwalk
Here’s a chance to visit one of the state’s most beautiful parks and get up close with the flora and fauna. The Birdwalks are held at 8 a.m. on the last Saturday of every month from Feb. 28-March 28, and are led by an expert volunteer birder from the Museum of Natural History. All you need are your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. No pre-registration required, and cost is free.

Resources and travel ideas to create your own Delaware birdwatching adventure:

• See the lineup of Top Birding Sites in Delaware and the species you will find.

• The Delaware Birding Trail is a great way to explore the options. Available as a free map and guide, it’s a comprehensive resource for anyone planning a birding trip in Delaware. The map is distributed at 13 sites across the state, and it can be requested online.

Bombay Hook National Wildlife RefugeBombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge offers visitors a 12-mile wildlife drive, five walking trails (two of them handicapped accessible), three observation towers, wildlife photography, a variety of nature and educational programs, and interpretative displays. Scroll through their Plan Your Visit webpage for area information.

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge features observation decks, pull-offs, and canoe and 6 miles of hiking trails to help you observe the natural wonders. Explore the changing landscapes, including vernal pools, emergent marshes, shrublands, upland forests and forested wetlands. See more on Prime Hook’s Visitor Activities webpage.

 

posted on: Monday, Feb 16, 2015 11:09 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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