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Weekend events and things to do around Delaware March 28 to March 30, 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.

Air Mobility Command MuseumTake a tour at the Air Mobility Command Museum
Recurring daily
Various times
Explore the only museum dedicated to airlift and air refueling history! From Air Force Two to WWII vintage aircrafts.

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. Time tickets for the exhibit are required.

Harvest Ridge Winery: 1st Annual Wine and Food Truck Competition
Friday - Saturday
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Friday); 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Saturday)
Prepare your senses for Harvest Ridge Winery's First Annual Wine & Food Truck Competition! Winery tours and wine tastings will take place all while a lineup of hunger-inducing food trucks from all over the Mid-Atlantic region are parked outside! 10% of all wine sale proceeds will be donated to The Wounded Warrior Project. Don't miss your opportunity to sample everything Harvest Ridge Winery and these food trucks have to offer, and support a worthy cause!

"Man of La Mancha" at DuPont Theatre
Friday - Sunday
Time Varies
An all-new production complete with the Tony-award winning score and book that has inspired theatergoers since the very first note of “The Impossible Dream” was heard on opening night. Enter the mind and the world of Don Quixote as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream. Against all odds, a man sees good and innocence in a world filled with darkness and despair. This lyrical and amusing adventure is a classic tale of the triumph of a man over his own follies.

"Camelot" at Clear Space Theatre Company
Friday - Sunday
7:00 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), 3:00 p.m. (Sunday)
Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beautiful musicals of all time, with classics like "If Ever I Would Leave You", "How To Handle a Woman" and the title song "Camelot" in their all-new production at Clear Space Theatre Company.

Delaware 87ers vs. Erie
Friday, March 28, 2014
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Catch all of the Delaware 87ers action as they take on Erie. Games are held at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware. The Delaware 87ers are an official NBA D-league affiliate team for the Philadelphia 76ers. Purchase tickets online now.

Cape Henlopen Sunset BeachBeach Ride & Walk at Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Begins at 9:00 a.m.
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. The cost is just $30 for those 14 and up, or $15 for those 13 and under, and that includes lunch and dessert.

Bird Identification Tour with Joel Citron
Saturday, March 29, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Beginner and experienced bird watchers will enjoy walking a trail to identify song birds and stopping along the impoundments and salt marsh to look for ducks, geese, and raptors. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair at the Visitor Center.

Sampler Sundays at Hagley Museum
Sunday, March 30, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
On Sundays in February and March, visitors can get a taste of Hagley for only $5. They will get to sample – the beautiful Brandywine, the historic powder yards, the first du Pont family home in America, the worker’s world, and the Belin House Organic Café. Guests can chose to experience the powder yard and the worker community or take a guided tour of the du Pont residence. Tours of the residence will be in small groups, and guests will be given timed tickets for their tour.

Old State House Dover DelawareGuided Tours of the Old State House at First State Heritage Park
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Begins at 1:00 p.m.
Take a guided tour of the historic building that served as Delaware’s capitol till 1933.

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: Friday, Mar 28, 2014 2:38 PM
by: Elizabeth Purcell

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware March 21 to March 23, 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 Museum
March 21, 2014 – March 23, 2014
“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.

Sunset Hike at Burton Island – Delaware Seashore State Park
Friday, March 21, 2014
4:00 p.m.
Delaware Seashore State Park invites the public to the Burton Island Sunset Hike. This guided hike will take participants through one of the park's most picturesque areas to take in the sights as the sun sets over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration is required.

Delaware 87ers vs Maine + Chuck Wicks post-game concert
Friday, March 21, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Catch all of the Delaware 87ers action as they take on Maine. Games are held at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware. The Delaware 87ers are an official NBA D-league affiliate team for the Philadelphia 76ers. Purchase tickets online now. Plus, enjoy a post-game concert with Delaware’s very own country music star, Chuck Wicks.

Wilmington & Western Railroad's Hockessin Art Festival
Saturday - Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Saturday); 11:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Sunday)
Each year, over 25 artists display and sell limited edition prints, original watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, sculptures and carvings. While at the Art Festival, take a break from shopping by riding the "Festival Express." Our vintage 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad railcar will depart from outside the Festival for a 40 minute round-trip through the towns of Yorklyn and Ashland. Departure times are every hour on the hour from 11-3 Saturday and 12-3 Sunday. No advance ticket sales.

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings
Saturday - 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.

Star Party: Spring Sky – Delaware Museum of Natural History
Saturday, March 22, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Join astronomer Greg Lee (Delaware Astronomical Society) and his assistants to learn about the sky above us this time of year. An informational program is followed by telescope viewing of the night sky.

Delaware 87ers vs Canton
Saturday, March 22, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Catch all of the Delaware 87ers action as they take on Canton. Games are held at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware. The Delaware 87ers are an official NBA D-league affiliate team for the Philadelphia 76ers. Purchase tickets online now.

Sampler Sundays at Hagley Museum
Sunday, March 23, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
On Sundays in February and March, visitors can get a taste of Hagley for only $5. They will get to discover – the beautiful Brandywine, the historic powder yards, the first du Pont family home in America, the worker’s world, and the Belin House Organic Café. Guests can chose to experience the powder yard and the worker community or take a guided tour of the du Pont residence. Tours of the residence will be in small groups, and guests will be given timed tickets for their tour.

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge Tour
Sunday, March 23, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join volunteer, Ray Cullom, for a tour of the Refuge. Walk a trail, identify birds, and learn about the different habitats and how they are managed for wildlife.

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 20, 2014 3:37 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware March 14 to March 16, 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.

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware – at First State Heritage Park
Friday - Sunday,
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Friday), 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Saturday), 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Sunday)
The exhibit explores the First State's role in the pre-Civil War network of secret routes and safe houses used by black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause. Focusing on two Delawareans who played important roles in this illegal and clandestine enterprise-Samuel D. Burris and Thomas Garrett.

Costumes of Downton Abbey® exhibit at Winterthur Museum and Garden
Friday – Sunday
Museum and Garden is open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Time tickets are required for the exhibit
Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibiton 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 are required for the exhibit.

Wilmington Winter Bluegrass Festival
Friday - Sunday,
5:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. (Friday), 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. (Saturday), 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Sunday)
3 day indoor bluegrass festival held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. 30 bands on two stages.

Delaware 87ers vs Ft. Wayne
Friday, March 14, 2014
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Catch all of the Delaware 87ers action as they take on Ft. Wayne. Games are held at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware. The Delaware 87ers are an official NBA D-league affiliate team for the Philadelphia 76ers. Purchase tickets online now.

Go Green at the Delaware Museum of Natural History
Saturday, March 15, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Follow that St. Patrick’s Day rainbow to the Delaware Museum of Natural History, where we’ll be exploring the science of four-leaf clovers, snakes, and potatoes! Is it possible to find a four-leaf clover? Are there any snakes in Ireland? What kinds of experiments can you do with a potato? Come join us to find out!

Women of the Green Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Begins at 10:00 a.m.
Learn about contributions made by women to the history of The Green in Dover. Tours are led by historical interpreters in period dress and begin every hour at the John Bell House.

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.

Forest hayrides at Trap Pond State Park
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Begins at 3:00 p.m.
Tour the forest and fields of Trap Pond State Park in a rustic hay wagon, then relax by the campfire and enjoy hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows. Pre-registration is required by calling the park office. Price is $7 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

4th Annual Toasting the Town: "St. Patrick’s Pub Crawl" in Downtown Milford
Saturday, March 15, 2014
3:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
This year's Pub Crawl will feature six local businesses and five local restaurants and pubs. Each business will feature a sampling of a unique drink or food and celebrate the holiday with a twist that reflects their specific business.

Solas: Shamrock City performs at The Grand - Wilmington
Saturday, March 15, 2014
8:00 p.m.
Irish Central describes Solas as "magical and harmonious." The Irish-American band, whose name means light in Gaelic, has recorded ten albums and toured extensively under the leadership of mandolin and banjo player Seamus Egan. For anyone who associates Irish music solely with pubs, green beer and March, be prepared to have your mind firmly changed!

Sampler Sundays at Hagley Museum
Sunday, March 16, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
On Sundays in February and March, visitors can get a taste of Hagley for only $5. Visit the beautiful Brandywine, the historic powder yards, the first du Pont family home in America, the worker’s world, and the Belin House Organic Café. Guests can chose to experience the powder yard and the worker community or take a guided tour of the du Pont residence. Tours of the residence will be in small groups, and guests will be given timed tickets for their tour.

16 Mile Taphouse Monthly Beer Event
Sunday, March 16, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Every month 16 Mile Brews and it will be infused 4 or 5 different ways. Meet Brewery VIP's and be the first to try the latest brews.

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: Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 4:26 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware Jan 31 to Feb 2, 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.

Brewery Tour at Fordham/Dominion Brewing
Friday - Saturday
Friday hours - 4:30 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.; Saturday hours - 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, samples of beer, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Oak Barrel Stout and Hop Mountain.

“The Odd Couple” performed by Clear Space Theatre
Friday, January 31, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Unger and Madison are at it again! That’s Florence Unger and Olive Madison in an updated version of the original Broadway and television hit. Join the girls for son-stop laughter as Olive’s disaster area of a life is turned upside-down by the arrival of recently-separated neat freak Florence.

First State Heritage Park’s First Saturday Celebrates "African-American History Month"
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Begins at 9:00 a.m.
Walking tours of The Green begin hourly at the John Bell House and will be focused on "Tales of Slavery and Freedom" which features the experience of the African-American in Delaware in the years before the Civil War. Taking a look at more modern history, the Johnson Victrola Museum presents "Remembering Rosedale Beach" at 2:00 p.m. which explores the history of a popular waterfront in Sussex County run by, and for, people of color that featured noted performers such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin and James Brown. Besides the above-mentioned activities, the First State Heritage Park has a lot more to offer that will interest everyone celebrating the African American History Month in the state of Delaware.

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings
Saturday - 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.

"Aladdin" performed at the Delaware Children's Museum
Sunday and Saturday, February 1, 2014 – February 2, 2014
2:00 p.m.
Set in ancient China, this magic carpet ride of a show follows a poor boy, lovely princess and a genie who head off on a wondrous adventure that will delight children of all ages.

"Delaware 87ers vs Springfield"
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Catch all of the Delaware 87ers action as they take on Springfield. Games are held at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware. The Delaware 87ers are an official NBA D-league affiliate team for the Philadelphia 76ers. Purchase tickets online now.

Don McLean at The Grand
Saturday, February 1, 2014
8:00 p.m.
Don McLean is one of America's most enduring singer-songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits "American Pie" and "Vincent (Starry Starry Night)". Enjoy this deep and compassionate musician live at The Grand Opera.

Sampler Sundays at Hagley Museum
Sunday, February 2, 2014
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
For only $5, guests will discover just a sample much of what Hagley Museum has to offer – the beautiful Brandywine, the historic powder yards, the first du Pont family home in America, the worker’s world, and the Belin House Organic Café. Guests can chose to experience the powder yard and the worker community or take a guided tour of the du Pont residence. Tours of the residence will be in small groups, and guests will be given timed tickets for their tour.

Delaware Seashore State Park Winter Hike
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Begins at 1:00 p.m.
Hike a rail at Delaware Seashore State Park accompanied by a park naturalist. Pre-registration is required.

Bonus trip ideas:

Sip your way along the Delaware Wine and Ale 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.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Friday, Jan 31, 2014 2:27 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Top Summer Events in Delaware

Summer’s the season for celebration in Delaware, whether you favor sun-baked fun on a breezy beach, the sounds of top-name bands jamming under the stars, or the funky fun of our state’s offbeat, food-fueled festivals. From the shores of Rehoboth Beach to the Pirate Sails aboard our state’s Tall Ship, there’s something for everyone in this Top 10 list of Delaware’s Summer events.

Firefly Music Festival DelawareFirefly Music Festival
It took just a couple of years and an avalanche of top-notch acts to make Firefly one of the premier Indie rock festivals in the nation. This year, fans are tuning up for the Foo Fighters, Outkast, Weezer, Imagine Dragons and more. June 19-22, 2014.

Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival
Tossed by waves and tides into an object of beauty and desire, sea glass is revered for its rarity and charm by artists worldwide. Here’s a chance to see the magic of more than forty sea glass artists, along with other coastal artisans, and learn the finer points of collecting and identifying these sea-tossed gems. June 28-29, 2014.

Fourth of July celebrations
Fireworks are just part of the celebration at locations up and down the state. For something different, check out the Colonial charms of the Independence Day Program in Dover; the Cape May-Lewes Ferry’s Special Fireworks Cruise; or the Red, White + Zoo event at Brandywine Zoo. July 4, 2014.

Delaware State Fair
Summertime in Kent County can mean only one thing: A glorious amalgam of deep-fried treats, live music, rodeos, demolition derbies, and the very best in Delaware livestock and agriculture: the Delaware State Fair. Held annually at the 300-acre Harrington State Fairgrounds, this 10-day Delaware tradition dates back to 1920. Concerts have included the likes of Gloria Estefan, New Kids on the Block, Tammy Wynette, Travis Tritt and Bill Cosby -- this year, Lady Antebellum is part of the lineup! The Midway Slots and Simulcast, Harrington Raceway and The Centre Ice Rink are also nearby. July 17-26, 2014.

Rehoboth Beach Sandcastle Contest
Get your inner architect moving – or just watch the fun at Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach’s popular Sandcastle Contest, which inevitably inspires some fanciful creations, and usually includes a few sessions on sculpting technique. Aug. 2, 2014.

Kalmar NyckelKalmar Nyckel Pirate Festival
This is the chance to get your “arrrrrr” on and experience life as an 18th century pirate aboard Delaware’s Tall Ship, the Kalmar Nyckel. “Pirate crews” will share stories about the history of piracy on the Delaware River, and guests are treated to a Pirate Parade, Costume Contest, crafts and activities. (late June)

Arden Fair
The quaint, cottage-filled village of Arden comes alive with arts & crafts, music, antiques and more every summer. Grab a beer and a sandwich and enjoy the bands, or catch the popular used book sale. Aug. 30, 2014.

Riverfront Blues Festival
Things get real cool and real hot all in the same weekend at the outdoor Riverfront Blues Festival, a three-day lineup of national performers playing by the banks of the Christina River. (early August)

Taste of Rehoboth
Enjoy live cooking demonstrations and food samples from some of this stellar dining town’s top chefs and restaurants. Includes wine pairings, Dogfish Head beer, live music, live & silent auctions. Open to all ages. (late August)

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival
Billed as “Delaware’s largest family picnic,” the Ice Cream Fest attracts thousands to the grounds of an old Gothic Revival mansion at Rockwood to hear bluegrass, sample treats from area dairies, restaurants and craft breweries, and keep the kids occupied with fun and games. June 28-29, 2014.

 

posted on: Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 4:27 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Top Spring Events in Delaware

Partly a farewell to winter and partly a prelude to the state’s beach-centric summer, springtime in Delaware is a coming-out party of sorts, filled with outdoor celebrations and even a few high-RPM thrills. Take your pick of festival fun here:

Dover DaysDover Days Festival
Blending modern-day fun with a look back at Delaware’s Colonial past, Dover Days Festival offers a chance to celebrate spring’s charms with Maypole Dancing on Dover’s Green, a Civil War-era baseball game, historic wartime encampments, and more than 350 vendors, craft merchants, and food purveyors. This festival also holds the distinction of being held at one of the sites of the nation’s newest National Monument. May 2-4, 2014

Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival
Celebrate two of the state’s iconic natural wonders – and enjoy the food, music and games – at the Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Festival in historic Milton, featuring arts & crafts, boat rides and canoe trips, and nature walks at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge. (late May)

NASCAR racing at the Monster Mile
Dover International Speedway hosts exciting NASCAR Sprint Cup Series action twice annually on the fastest one-mile oval racetrack in the world. When the biggest names in the sport aren’t zipping around the track, you can. Suit up with the team at Monster Racing and get behind the wheel of a genuine stock car while taking on the famous Monster Mile. May 30-June 1, 2014.

Great Delaware Kite FestivalGreat Delaware Kite Festival
Enjoy the spectacle of kites dancing in the crisp ocean breeze high above the natural splendor of Cape Henlopen State Park, where food vendors and activities for kids make it a perfect family outing. April 18, 2014.

Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Spring Sidewalk Sale
Long known as a place for bargains in a state that already boasts a tax-free shopping advantage, Rehoboth Beach and its neighbors dive even deeper into discount mode every spring and fall. This is the right time to visit the resorts’ many shops, ranging from the three Tanger Outlet centers to the unique art galleries that line Rehoboth’s quaint avenues. May 16-18, 2014.

MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival
This five-day celebration of life's finer pleasures consist of dozens of events at special locations throughout the state, including stately hotels, intimate restaurants, and even historic properties, from Wilmington south to the beaches. May 14-18, 2014.

Bug & Bud Festival
Get a true taste of this artsy little town and enjoy dozens of food and craft vendors at the Bug & Bud Festival, a celebration of two of Milford’s most cherished symbols, the ladybug and the tree. There’s entertainment throughout the day, a Ladybug and Tree costume parade, “ladybug decorated” paddle boat rides, children’s games and more. April 26, 2014.

R2Hop2 Beer and Music festival
http://www.olddominion.com
From keg tosses to sumo wrestling, the R2Hop2 Beer and Music Festival puts the emphasis on happy indulgences, including craft beers on tap and live bands on stage. April 26, 2014

Newark's Wine & Dine Downtown
Visitors love Newark for its college-town feel and for its diverse and affordable culinary options, both of which will be the highlight of this year’s Wine and Dine Downtown. Held at a variety of restaurants in the city, the event keeps its focus on the perfect pairing of fine wines with creative food. April 5, 2014.

Winterthur Point to PointWinterthur Point-to-Point
Frequently imitated but never matched, these annual steeplechase horse races echo the state’s well-heeled heritage as home to the DuPont family and their regal estates. Staged on the sprawling grounds and rolling hills of this one-time DuPont mansion, the Point to Point is renowned as a place to see-and-be-seen amid extravagant “tailgate” buffets and lavishly stocked hospitality tents. The horse racing is just an added bonus. May 4, 2014.

Camp Rehoboth Women’s FEST
Billed as the premier East Coast festival for women, this four-day event features first-rate national entertainment, informative workshops, exquisite food, and the best beach vibe around. Added attractions include golf outings, walking tours, craft fair and dances. April 10-13, 2014.

Maritime Day Celebration
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. May 17, 2014.

 

posted on: Thursday, Jan 30, 2014 2:35 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware Jan 17 to Jan 19, 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.

Brewery Tour at Fordham and Dominion Brewing Co.
Friday and Saturday
Tour times vary
Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, samples of beer, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Oak Barrel Stout and Hop Mountain.

"Downton Abbey" lunch in The Green Room
Friday - Sunday
Enjoy a specialty themed Downton Abbey Lunch in the Green Room, appropriately priced at $19.12, the year that the show was originally set.

Dennis Miller at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Friday, January 17, 2014
9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Five-time Emmy award winner, TV/film actor, writer/producer, and nationally syndicated radio talk show host, Dennis Miller is listed as 21st on Comedy Central's 100 greatest standup comedians of all time.

Invention Convention at Hagley Museum
Saturday and Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Children and their families discover how things work through exploration, innovation, and creativity. Families work together to build inventions using everyday household items, and take apart electronics and gadgets to see how they are made. Children explore scientific principles at our hands-on science fair. Admission, including supplies, is $5 for children 4-14, $7 for adults, and free for Hagley members and children 3 and under. Use Hagley’s Buck Road East entrance off Route 100 in Wilmington, Delaware.

Tales of Slavery and Freedom Walking Tour at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Begins at 10:00 a.m. (Tours begin every hour and last 45 minutes)
Visitors will be led by historical interpreters dressed in period attire to hear about Delaware’s position as a border state during the Civil War era. Tours will meet at the John Bell House.

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.

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park – Indian River Lifesaving Station
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Take a guided lantern tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. You’ll learn about shipwrecks and will venture over the dune to patrol the beach.

Sunrise to Sunset at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Monday, January 20, 2014
The 12-mile wildlife drive will be open from sunrise to sunset and offer opportunities for families to view wildlife in natural settings and to walk 5 short walking trails. This time of year expect to see large numbers of snow geese, a variety of waterfowl, bald eagles, hawks, and great blue herons. The entrance fee will be waived to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Bonus trip ideas:

Sip your way along the Delaware Wine and Ale 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.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 1:42 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware Jan 10 to Jan 12, 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.

"Forging Faith, Building Freedom" exhibit at the Delaware History Museum
Friday and Saturday
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Friday), 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Saturday)
A special new exhibition in the Delaware History Museum, "Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980," celebrating two important anniversaries. The exhibition will be open to the public from September 27 through summer 2014.

Green Room"Downton Abbey" lunch in The Green Room
Friday - Saturday
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a specialty themed Downton Abbey Lunch in the Green Room, appropriately priced at $19.12, the year that the show was originally set.

“An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware” exhibit at First State Heritage Park
Friday - Sunday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Friday), 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Saturday), 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Sunday)
The exhibit explores the First State's role in the pre-Civil War network of secret routes and safe houses used by black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause.

Brewery Tour at Fordham/Dominion Brewing Company
Friday, January 10, 2014
4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, samples of beer, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Oak Barrel Stout and Hop Mountain.

Harvest Ridge WineryHarvest Ridge Winery - Pairing Wine and Cheeses
Saturday, January 11, 2014
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Harvest Ridge Winery is pairing our 5 wines with 5 cheeses produced by the local creamery, Chapel's Country Creamery, out of Easton. Join us for a tour of our tank room and production facility with our wine maker, Milan. Following your tour, spend the afternoon with us, learning the methods of pairing our white, red and sweet wines with the carefully selected cheeses, while taking in the views of our sleeping vineyards from our cozy event space. Bring a friend or loved one to escape the cabin fever that January brings, or caravan out and bring enough to fill a table! Seating is limited, reservations encouraged.

"Downton Abbey" Dinner in The Green Room
Saturday, January 11, 2014
6:00 p.m.
The Green Room will host a four-course Downton Abbey Dinner, on January 11, with live entertainment and white-glove service to help set the tone. Special guests Tom Savage (Director of Museum Affairs at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library), Maggie Lidz (Estate Historian), and Nat Caccamo and Amy Marks Delaney (Exhibition Designers) will be in attendance to share details regarding Winterthur's upcoming exhibition, "Costumes of Downtown Abbey", which opens March 1, 2014. Dinner is $100 per person, inclusive of gratuity, wine pairings, and valet parking.

Bonus trip ideas:

Sip your way along the Delaware Wine and Ale 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.

Discover the top things to do in Delaware.

 

posted on: Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 2:41 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware Dec 27 to Dec 29, 2013

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.

Please note that some attraction's are closed on December 24 and 25th, 2013. Please check their website or call ahead for the most up to date hours of operation.

“An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware” exhibit at First State Heritage Park
Friday - Sunday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday; 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday
The exhibit explores the First State's role in the pre-Civil War network of secret routes and safe houses used by black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause.

Air Mobility Command Museum"Trains and Planes" exhibit at the Air Mobility Command Museum
Friday - Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Air Mobility Command Museum will host a holiday display of garden scale train layouts with three trains operating at the same time.  Authentic sound and includes both diesel and steam-era trains. Open daily, free of charge.

Holidays at Hagley
Friday - Sunday
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
See the du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, dressed for the holidays. Check www.hagley.org/events.html for activities, such as carolers, sales at the Hagley Store, and other events. Closed Christmas.

A Swedish Christmas
Friday - Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Experience Christmas Swedish style at the 17th century Hendrickson House. See traditional decorations and crafts; learn how the settlers of New Sweden celebrated the holidays through tours of our historic site.

Holidays at the Amstel and Dutch Houses in Historic New Castle, DE
Friday - Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Sunday)
The Amstel House will be decorated for a traditional holiday celebration in colonial times, showing off a “dessert board” of the period, and featuring traditional 18th century customs during the period of Governor Nicholas Van Dyke’s residency. At the Dutch House, experience a celebration of St. Nichols’ Eve, a tribute to the legend of Saint Nicholas, Dutch patron saint. Included with regular admission to the museums.

Yuletide at Winterthur
Friday - Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Experience traditions of the past and dazzling entertaining displays in this special wintertime tour. Whether you are taking in the breathtakingly decorated trees, the colorful and exquisite room and food displays, or the winter wonderland of the garden, Yuletide at Winterthur is sure to be a feast for your eyes. 

Annual Holiday Art Market at the Newark Arts Alliance
Friday - Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Sunday and Friday), 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Saturday)
Shop for locally made art and crafts for holiday gift giving. Art by local artists is guaranteed to be unique and to make your loved ones feel special. Eleven artists selling jewelry, mosaics, felt ornaments, photography, watercolors, hand weaving, fiber art, pottery, tie dye and batik and window ornaments. 

Nemours Mansion Holiday ToursNemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours
Friday - Sunday
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Sunday), 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Friday and Saturday)
The estate is decorated with a gingerbread house of the mansion, Christmas trees, paper filigree quilling, original toys, ornaments and more. A guided tour reveals a treasure trove of fine European and American furniture, rare rugs, tapestries, and outstanding works of art. Following the house tour visitors are taken on a guided bus tour through the Gardens. One of the finest examples of French-style gardens in America, it extends one third of a mile along the main vista from the house. The Gardens are exquisitely landscaped with fountains, pools, and statuary surrounded by natural woodlands.

3 Palms Zoo Lights & Christmas Nights
Friday and Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
More lights than last year with a warm inviting atmosphere. Enjoy a walk through our festive woodland & see the Zoo at night. Roast a marshmallow, sip hot chocolate, & whisper your special Christmas wishes in Santa’s ear!

Decorating Delmarva Holiday Fest
Friday - Sunday
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This 2nd Annual 16-night event will take visitors on a 2-mile tour through the North Pole, holiday lights, and community built displays and will conclude in Santa's Village. In Santa's Village there will be nightly festival events held in an activity area for children including, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, holiday music, fire pits and nightly entertainment.

Brewery Tour at Fordham/Dominon Brewing
Saturday, December 28, 2013
12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, five samples, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Hop Mountain and Fordham Copperhead, as well as the Delaware Beer Bracket winner, Oak Barrel Stout.

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings
Saturday & 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

Delaware 87ersDelaware 87ers vs Springfield
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Catch all of the Delaware 87ers action as they take on Springfield. Games are held at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware. The Delaware 87ers are an official NBA D-league affiliate team for the Philadelphia 76ers. Purchase tickets online now.

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: Monday, Dec 23, 2013 2:49 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware Dec 13 to Dec 15, 2013

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.

“An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware” exhibit at First State Heritage Park
Friday - Sunday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Friday), 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Saturday), 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Sunday)
The exhibit explores the First State's role in the pre-Civil War network of secret routes and safe houses used by black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause.

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours
Friday - Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Friday and Saturday); 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The estate is decorated with a gingerbread house of the mansion, Christmas trees, paper filigree quilling, original toys, ornaments and more. A guided tour reveals a treasure trove of fine European and American furniture, rare rugs, tapestries, and outstanding works of art. Following the house tour visitors are taken on a guided bus tour through the Gardens. One of the finest examples of French-style gardens in America, it extends one third of a mile along the main vista from the house. The Gardens are exquisitely landscaped with fountains, pools, and statuary surrounded by natural woodlands.

Air Mobility Command Museum"Trains and Planes" exhibit at the Air Mobility Command Museum
Friday - Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The Air Mobility Command Museum will host a holiday display of garden scale train layouts with three trains operating at the same time.  Authentic sound and includes both diesel and steam-era trains.  Open daily, free of charge.

Holidays at Hagley
Friday - Sunday
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
See the du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, dressed for the holidays.

“American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell” exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum
Friday - Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
“American Moderns” features 57 paintings and sculptures that highlight changes in American art and culture during the fascinating half-century from 1910 through 1960. The exhibition’s major themes include cubist experiments, images of modern structures, and stylized renditions of traditional subjects, such as landscapes and still life arrangements.

A Swedish Christmas
Friday - Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Experience Christmas Swedish style at the 17th century Hendrickson House. See traditional decorations and crafts; learn how the settlers of New Sweden celebrated the holidays through tours of our historic site.

Yuletide at Winterthur
Friday - Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Experience traditions of the past and dazzling entertaining displays in this special wintertime tour. Whether you are taking in the breathtakingly decorated trees, the colorful and exquisite room and food displays, or the winter wonderland of the garden, Yuletide at Winterthur is sure to be a feast for your eyes.

Annual Holiday Art Market at the Newark Arts Alliance
Friday - Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Saturday); 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Sunday and Friday)
Shop for locally made art and crafts for holiday gift giving. Art by local artists is guaranteed to be unique and to make your loved ones feel special. Eleven artists selling jewelry, mosaics, felt ornaments, photography, watercolors, hand weaving, fiber art, pottery, tie dye and batik and window ornaments.

3 Palms Zoo Lights & Christmas Nights
Friday and Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy more lights than last year, we’ve spruced up the season with a warm inviting atmosphere. Enjoy a walk through our festive woodland & see the Zoo at night. Roast a marshmallow, sip hot chocolate, & whisper your special Christmas wishes in Santa’s ear!

Decorating Delmarva Holiday Fest
Friday - Sunday
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
This 2nd Annual 16-night event will take visitors on a 2-mile tour through the North Pole, holiday lights, and community built displays and will conclude in Santa's Village. In Santa's Village there will be nightly festival events held in an activity area for children including, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, holiday music, fire pits and nightly entertainment.

Holly FestivalMilton Holly Festival
Saturday, December 14, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Shop for great gifts and enjoy family-friendly activities in historic Milton, Delaware. Plus, pick up your handmade Holly wreath!

The Spirit of Christmas in Old New Castle
Saturday, December 14, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
A town-wide event that presents private homes and churches decorated for the season, plus musical events throughout the day.  Free admission to the Amstel House, decorated for a traditional holiday celebration, and the Dutch House, which will feature a celebration of St. Nicholas' Eve.

Cider Fest at Fifer Orchards
Saturday, December 14, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Family Fun Including: free apple cider, holiday hayrides, smores and a chance to pick your favorite fresh cut Christmas tree, handmade gift baskets and holiday wreath.

Fordham/Old Dominion Brewery Tour
Saturday, December 14, 2013
12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, five samples, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Hop Mountain and Fordham Copperhead, as well as the Delaware Beer Bracket winner, Oak Barrel Stout.

Santa Claus Express on the Wilmington and Western Railroad
December 14, 2013 – December 15, 2013
Train departs at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 P.M
Travel on an old steam locomotive with Santa and even Mrs. Claus. Each child will receive a chance to meet Santa and will receive a chocolate treat. Be sure to bring your camera and have Santa pose for pictures with your child during this 1½-hour round-trip to Ashland. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Christmas At Belmont Hall: A Civil War Christmas
Saturday, December 14, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Visit a Civil War military encampment, ride in a horse drawn sleigh, learn about life on the home front during the War, listen to the Camp Band, visit Santa, listen to readings of T'was the Night Before Christmas, make a period tree ornament, and drink Wassail.

Milton Holiday House Tour
Saturday, December 14, 2013
2:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy a Holiday House Tour that will include historic and modern homes and sites splendidly decorated for the holiday season. The tour begins at 2:30 pm and ends at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of the tour and may be purchased at Antiques In Milton, 109 Union St., Hillside Flowers, 105 Lavinia St., Salon Milton, 517 Chestnut St., Lydia B. Cannon Museum, 210 Union St., or Lewes Printing, 33506 Crossing Ave., in Lewes. Enjoy the spirit of the holidays in Milton, a historic and charming town with a historic area on the National Register of Historic Places that is well worth a visit.

Rockwood Holiday Open House - ImageCandlelight Tours at Rockwood
Sunday and Saturday, December 14, 2013 – December 15, 2013
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Enjoy the Holiday Museum Tours, the Rockwood Park light display and the melodious music by "The Singing Sisters" of Canaan Baptist Church and more. Don't forget to get a photo with Santa!

Delaware City Historic Ghost Tours
Saturday, December 14, 2013
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
A Delaware Main Street event - Join SPRE, as their tour guide leads you by the ambiance of a lit lantern through our historic town. This is a dry event meant for fun and families.

"The Sound of Christmas" at the Grand Opera House
Saturday, December 14, 2013
8:00 p.m.
Familiar carols of the season starring Elisabeth von Trapp who also tells stories of Christmas traditions from her Austrian childhood and, acclaimed granddaughter of the "Sound of Music" family, with the Carolina Brass.

Holiday Walking and House Tour - Smyrna
Sunday, December 15, 2013
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Get in the Christmas spirit at the Holiday Walking and House tour of Historic Downtown Smyrna. The self guided tour features lovely outdoor displays and houses open to tour. Sponsored by the Smyrna Downtown Renaissance Association. Pick up map of tour at the Smyrna Museum.

Delaware 87ers vs Ft. Wayne
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Starts at 7:00 p.m.
Catch all of the Delaware 87ers action as they take on Ft. Wayne. Games are held at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware. The Delaware 87ers are an official NBA D-league affiliate team for the Philadelphia 76ers. Purchase tickets online now.

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: Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013 9:58 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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