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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

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware Feb 13 to Feb 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.

Searching for last minute Valentine's Day ideas? Visit the Delaware Tourism blog for swoon worthy suggestions on things to do in Delaware or the travel tools page for latest Delaware travel deals

Free Wildlife Drive at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
February 14 - February 16, 2015
1/2 hour before Sunrise - 1/2 hour after Sunset.
Take in nature’s beauty with a 12-mile drive through one of the most beautiful wildlife refuges in the country. You are guaranteed to spot snow geese, bald eagles, blue herons and many other birds as they flock to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge to feed and rest. The entrance fee will be waived to celebrate Presidents weekend.

Historic Dover Walking Tours
Recurring weekly
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
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
Glide into some fun at the Wilmington Riverfront!  It’s tons of fun for the entire family or event a special date night. Ice skating rink admission is $7 for adults and $5 for 12 years old and under.  Call 302-425-4890 for more information.

Tales of Slavery Walking Tours
Recurring every Saturday till 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.

The 8th Annual Lewes Winter Fest Barkfest Yappy Hour
Friday, February 13, 2015
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy some Bark-tinis, Cat-atonic and Muttinis at the Irish Eyes Pub & Restaurant in Lewes. Proceeds from the Yappy Hour social will go to the Delaware SPCA shelter in Georgetown. Attendees to the Yappy Hour can come with or without pets and dogs should be on a leash with one dog and one handler.

Valentine's Day Dinner Train
Friday, February 13, 2015 and Saturday, February 14, 2015
7:00 pm
Treat your Valentine to an intimate, 2-hour ride aboard our vintage, heated coaches as you enjoy a romantic buffet dinner and the relaxing motion of the swaying train. Ticket price includes train fare, appetizers, salad, entree, assorted desserts and non-alcoholic beverages. This event is powered by one of our antique steam locomotives. Reservations are required.

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting
Saturday, February 14, 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.

Beginner Birders at Lums Pond State Park
Saturday, February 14, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Bring the whole family and learn how to find Delaware’s feathered friends. Start with the basics of how to use color, song and behavior to identify birds.

Historic Chocolate Demonstration and Antiques Sale
February 14 - February 15, 2015
Feb. 14th 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & Feb. 15th 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy the "Sweet" and the "Salvaged" on Valentines Weekend at The Lewes Historical Society's Historic Chocolate Demonstration and Antiques. The Antiques and Collectables Sale will feature a selection of small furniture, collectables and more. Enjoy free historic chocolate-making demonstrations and samples given by a team of Mars Chocolate History Ambassadors.

Victorine’s Valentine’s Day at Hagley Museum
Saturday, February 14, 2015
12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
It a day full of crafts and activities for the entire family! Make Victorian Valentines using the “scrap” method, write Valentine verses with a quill pen and enjoy many other fun activities. A special exhibit featuring antique Valentine cards and candy packaging will also be on display.

Sweetheart Hike at White Clay Creek State Park
Saturday, February 14, 2015
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a crisp brisk hike with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Climb the hill to the Robinson House and have cocoa in front of a blazing fire. Sweet treats will also be provided.

Lantern Tour of Fort Miles at Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, February 14, 2015
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Tour the Gun Battery by lantern light and experience how soldiers defended our coast during World War II. Pre-registration is required.

Rehoboth Gumbo Crawl
Sunday, February 15, 2015
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Come down to Rehoboth’s Gumbo Crawl. Savor the flavors of various gumbo recipes made by twelve participating restaurants. Sample the food and vote for your favorite dish.

Kathy Griffin at the Grand Opera House
Sunday, February 15, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Check out comedian and Fashion Police Host Kathy Griffin at the Grand Opera House. She made a career out of bursting the bubbles of pretentious celebrities, simultaneous embracing and shocking our star-obsessed culture. Tickets are still available.

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 13, 2015 7:53 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware February 6 to February 8, 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
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.

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting
Saturday, February 7, 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.

Winter Weekends at Hagley Museum
Recurring every weekend till March 8, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Every weekend until March 8th, admission is free to the Hagley. 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 of historic machinery, gunpowder explosions, and coal-fired steam engine operations happen throughout the day.

First Friday Free Concert Series at The Old State House
Friday, February 6, 2015
7:30 p.m.  – 8:30 p.m.
Kick off African-American history month with a free Jazz concert at The Old State House. Guitarist Bruce Anthony will play timeless jazz standards from the American songbook with a twist of incorporates swing and ragtime.

Dover’s First Fridays
Friday, February 6, 2015
5:00 p.m.  – 7:00 p.m.
Feel like shopping? Head to Downtown Dover for tax-free specials every First Friday of the month.

First Saturday of February at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, February 7, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Throughout the day enjoy free guided tours throughout historic locations in Dover, Delaware. Tours include Legislative Hall; the governor’s house at Woodburn and Delaware’s role in the Underground Railroad.

Night Sounds on the Refuge – A guided Walk at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, February 7, 2015
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Listen closely and you will hear the coos and screeches of nocturnal animals that live in the wild. Discover the sounds of nature during this evening walk with a volunteer guide.

Sunday Hike Series at Delaware Seashore State Park
Sunday, February 8, 2015
1:00 p.m.
It’s back by popular demand! Every Sunday during January and February, hike a trail at Delaware Seashore State Park with a park naturalist. On this day, hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve. It’s a great way to get out, warm up your muscles in the cold weather, and enjoy the winter scenery. Call (302) 227-6991 for details.

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 5, 2015 11:02 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware January 23 to January 25, 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.

Downtown Newark’s Restaurant Week
Monday, January 19, 2015 – Sunday, January 25, 2015
Various Times
For one week only, Downtown Newark will host a culinary celebration highlighting its fabulous restaurants and their offerings -- diverse enough to please any palate, and at prices to suit any purse! Say hello to a new restaurant, or come back to an old favorite. Everyone can eat downtown!

Titanoboa!: Monster Snake
Recurring daily till January 25, 2015
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Mondays-Saturdays, 12:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. on Sundays
Come see what is considered the largest snake in the world: Titanoboa!  This exhibit features a replica of a massive prehistoric predator, measuring 48 feet long and weighing in at 2,500 pounds. For tickets, call the Delaware Museum of Natural History at 302-658-9111.

Outdoor Ice Skating at the Wilmington Riverfront
Recurring daily till February 28, 2015
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Fridays, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 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.

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting
Saturday, January 24, 2015
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.

Winter Jam in Rehoboth Beach
Friday, January, 23, 2015
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Experience summer in the middle of winter at Winter Jam! It will be a fun evening of live music, food from Espuma, Hobos, Grottos, Modern Mixture and more!

Live Reptile & Amphibian Show at Killens Pond State Park
Saturday, January 24, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Get up close and personal with some of the native reptiles and amphibians that live in the Killens Pond State Park Nature Center. You will have the opportunity to touch the animals too!

Science Saturday: The Science of Nylon at Hagley Museum
Saturday, January 24, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Experiment and innovate with a series of family activities: Science Saturdays! Families work creatively together to solve a problem or make an improvement. This week’s activity explores the unique properties of nylon.

Chilly Hayride & Cozy Campfire at Trap Pond State Park
Saturday, January 24, 2015
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy the great outdoors in the winter by taking a tour of Trap Pond State Park in a rusty hay wagon. Warm up with some hot beverages and roasted marshmallows in front of a cozy campfire. Call 302-875-5163 to pre-register.

Free Admission to the Delaware Art Museum
Recurring weekly every Sunday
4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Admission to the Museum is free to all visitors on Sundays. The admission fee is waived thanks to support from generous individuals. 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.

Sunday Hike at Delaware Seashore State Park
Sunday, January 25, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Back by popular demand! Every Sunday during January and February, hike a trail at Delaware Seashore State Park with a park naturalist. This week the hike will feature Fresh Pond Tract.
This is a great way to get out, warm up your muscles in the cold weather, and enjoy the winter scenery. 

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, Jan 23, 2015 11:19 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware January 16 to January 18, 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
Recurring daily till February 28, 2015
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Fridays, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 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.

“Jack and the Beanstalk” at the Delaware Children’s Theatre
Saturday and Sunday
Begins at 2:00 p.m.
Fee! Fie! Foe! Fum! Or should we say, fun? Hero Jack climbs the enchanted beanstalk and tangles with a giant in this charming musical. But, of course, Jack prevails using cunning and smarts. Directed by Tom Marshall.

Healthy Cooking Class at Nage
Saturday, January 17, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Join Nage Bistro in Rehoboth on Saturday, January 17 when they explore Healthy Cooking. You never knew healthy could taste so good! The chefs at Nage can show you how to infuse healthy dishes with great flavor. The price of the class is $55 per person and will be immediately followed by a special lunch with the instructor. Register at http://www.nagerb.com/cooking-classes.html.

Open Cockpit Day at Air Mobility Command Museum
Saturday, January 17, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Air Mobility Command Museum will host open cockpit day where at least 10 historic airplanes will be open for touring. Free admission.

Invention Convention: “Lights and Lasers” at Hagley Museum
Saturday, January 17, 2015
10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Have a great invention idea? Get the family together at the Hagley Museum and Library for a day of fun and science. Build inventions using everyday household items. For details contact 302-658-2400.

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting
Saturday, January 17, 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.

Sunday Hike Series at Delaware Seashore State Park: Bridge Walk and Coin Beach Hike
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Begins at 1:00 p.m.
It’s back in popular demand! This Sunday’s hike features Bridge Walk and “Coin Beach.”
For information, call 302-227-6991.

Wildlife Drive at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Monday, January 19, 2015
½ hour before sunrise – ½ hour after sunset
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the entrance fee for Wildlife Drive will be waived to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This time of year expect to see large numbers of snow geese, a variety of waterfowl, bald eagles, hawks, and great blue herons.

Downtown Newark’s Restaurant Week
Monday, January 19, 2015 – Sunday, January 25, 2015
Various Times
For one week only, Downtown Newark will host a culinary celebration highlighting its fabulous restaurants and their offerings -- diverse enough to please any palate, and at prices to suit any purse! Say hello to a new restaurant, or come back to an old favorite. Everyone can eat downtown!

Winter Weekday Guided Tours of Hagley Museum and Library
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Mondays - Fridays
Take a two-hour guided tour of Hagley’s 235-acre site, which includes stops at Eleutherian Mills, the First Office of the DuPont Company, a restored nineteenth-century machine shop, and restored workers’ community.

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, Jan 16, 2015 10:39 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware January 9 to January 11, 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
Recurring daily till February 28, 2015
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Fridays, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Saturdays, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 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.

Grand Rapids Drive vs. the Delaware 87ers
Friday, January 9, 2015

Begins at 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy 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 battling rivals from around the country. Conveniently located and affordably priced, 87ers games tip off regularly at Newark's Bob Carpenter Center, just of the Interstate 95 exit and close to shopping, dining and more. Parking is always free -- and be sure to check out the Kids Zone.

“Heroes” of the Green tour

Saturday, January 10, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Tours begin at the top of the hour

First State Heritage Park will host a “Dover’s Heroes of the Revolution” walking tour every hour on the hour. Starting at the John Bell House.

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Open from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 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.

Lantern Tour of Fort Miles at Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, January 10, 2015
5:00pm – 6:30pm
Tour the Gun Battery by lantern light and experience how soldiers defended our coast during World War II. Pre-registration is required by calling 302-645-6852. It is $5 per person, cash only.

Fort Wayne Mad Ants vs. the Delaware 87ers
Saturday, January 10, 2015

Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy 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 battling rivals from around the country. Conveniently located and affordably priced, 87ers games tip off regularly at Newark's Bob Carpenter Center, just of the Interstate 95 exit and close to shopping, dining and more. Parking is always free -- and be sure to check out the Kids Zone.

Sunday Hike at Thompson Island Nature Preserve, Delaware Seashore State Park
Sunday, January 11, 2015
1 p.m.
Back by popular demand! Every Sunday during January and February, hike a trail at Delaware Seashore State Park with a park naturalist. This is a great way to get out, warm up your muscles in the cold weather, and enjoy the winter scenery. Today, the hike will be at Thompson Island Nature Preserve. Pre-registration required. For information, meeting locations, and pre-registration, call (302) 227-6991 by 3 p.m. on the day prior to each hike. $4 per person.

Great Musical Families performance
Sunday, January 11, 2015
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Witness a sensational concert, featuring baritone Jonathan Lasch and his wife, soprano Caitlyn Lynch, two of the finest American vocalists, as they perform a selection of music ranging from opera arias to art songs to a selection of Broadway musical songs. Reservations are 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, Jan 9, 2015 3:55 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware January 2 to January 4, 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.

Costumes of Downton Abbey – Last few days of the exhibit!
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The countdown begins for the premiere of Downton Abbey’s 5th season. The costumes of previous seasons are on display now, for a limited time. For tickets to this exquisite exhibit, call 800-448-3883.

Holidays at Hagley
Recurring daily till January 6, 2015
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Although it’s a news year, it’s not too late to experience a Victorian Christmas! This exhibit at the Hagley Museum is full of festive decorations and du Pont family traditions. For tickets, call 302-658-2400.

Historic Houses of Odessa's Holiday Celebration
Recurring weekly till January 4, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays – Saturdays; 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Sundays
Take a winter stroll through Odessa’s tree-lined streets and admire its 18th and 19th century historic homes, which are all decorated for the holidays. For information of house tours, call (302) 378-4119.

Yuletide at Winterthur
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Start off the new year with by experiencing the grandeur of the du Pont’s. Get a magical holiday tour of Winterthur. Admission prices vary. Call 800-448-3883 for more information.

Holiday Art Market - Newark
Recurs daily till January 3, 2015
11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Fridays & Sundays; 11:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Saturdays
Come shop at the annual Holiday Art Market! Ten artists will have booths set up in the exhibition gallery with a variety of fine art, crafts, and jewelry for sale, all perfect for holiday gift-giving. All sales will benefit the artists and the NAA.

Trains and the Planes at the Air Mobility Command Museum
Friday, January 2 – Saturday, January 3, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Trains and planes, oh my! Kids of all ages will enjoy the museum’s 5th annual large scale train exhibit, which showcases locomotives over 36" long and 40 pounds. And while you are at the museum you can fly one of its flight simulators for free. Contact the museum for details.

Outdoor Ice Skating at the Wilmington Riverfront
Recurring daily till February 28, 2015
4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Fridays; 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Saturdays; 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 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.

Erie Bayhawks vs. the Delaware 87ers at the Bob Carpenter Center
Friday, January 2, 2015
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy 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 battling rivals from around the country.

Civil-War-era folk music at the Old State House in Dover
Friday, January 2, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Kick back and enjoy the music from the Civil-War-era. This event is presented in partnership with the Delaware Friends of Folk. Call 302-744-5055 for details.

First Saturday of January at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, January 3, 2015,
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Experience the rich history of Delaware at the “First Saturday” at First State Heritage Park. Special programs and tours are free of charge!  Walk through the historic rooms of Legislative Hall and stop by the official residence of Delaware’s Governor. These are just some of the many free things to do Saturday, January 2nd. For more information on the various free programs, contact First State Heritage Park for details.

January Merchants Attic in Rehoboth Beach
Saturday, January 3, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Plan to shop at the State's Largest Indoor Garage Sale! Merchants' Attic will be held at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Hall, 229 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE. The doors will open promptly at 9:30 a.m., rain or shine. Vendors will include Alley Oop, Holland Jewelers, Gifts By The Sea, Attic Fanatic, Alleyway Antiques, and more! There is no admission fee; however donations for the benefit of the Chamber Event Fund are welcome. For more information, call the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce at (302) 227 – 6446.

Full Moon Hayride & Campfire at Killens Pond State Park
Saturday, January 3, 2015
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy an exhilarating evening riding through the fields and forest while gazing at the moon. Then warm yourself by the fire to tales of moon mythology. Please pre-register by calling (302) 284-4299 at least one day in advance.

Sunday Hike Series at Delaware Seashore State Park
Sunday, January 4, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Back by popular demand!  Every Sunday during January and February, hike a trail at Delaware Seashore State Park with a park naturalist.  This is a great way to get out, warm up your muscles in the cold weather, and enjoy the winter scenery.  Pre-registration required.  For information, meeting locations, and pre-registration, call (302) 227-6991 by 3 p.m. on the day prior to each hike. $4 per person.

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, Jan 2, 2015 10:02 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware December 26 to December 28, 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 exhibit at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Last month you have a chance to get a behind-the scenes look at the fashions of the hit show “Downton Abbey”. Forty historically inspired costumes are on display now. For tickets to this exquisite exhibit, call 800-448-3883.

Holidays at Hagley
Recurring daily till January 6, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Go back in time and enjoy the holidays, as the du Pont’s would have in the 1800’s. The exhibit is full of holiday decorations and du Pont family traditions. For tickets, call 302-658-2400.

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours
Recurring weekly on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays till December 31, 2014
9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Experience the magic of Christmas at Nemours Mansion and Gardens. The world-renowned home is a great holiday outing for the entire family. More than 100 rooms are decorated with Christmas trees, garlands and hand-painted ornaments. The mansion holiday tours are sure to take your breath away. For details, call 302-651-6912.

Treasures and Tales of Italy's Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team
Recurring daily till December 30, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Mondays – Fridays; 12:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m. on Saturdays
Priceless antiquities stolen by ruthless grave robbers are now on display in Delaware. More than 100 pieces of recovered Italian art and artifacts, dating back from 2,700 years ago, are on exhibit at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington. For more information, contact 1-800-37-GRAND.

Yuletide at Winterthur
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ever wonder what it’s like to celebrate the holidays as one of America’s wealthiest families?
This is your chance to experience the grandeur of the du Pont’s. Get a magical tour of Winterthur, where they gathered every year to celebrate Christmas. Admission prices vary. Call 800-448-3883 for more information.

Slam Dunk to the Beach
December 27 - 29, 2014
Times vary
The state’s foremost showcase of national high school basketball talent will return to the Delaware beaches, as the Delaware Sports Commission relaunches the iconic Slam Dunk to the Beach tournament. The rejuvenated tournament is set to tip off Dec. 27-29, 2014 at Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes.

Outdoor Ice Skating at the Wilmington Riverfront
Friday and Saturday
Friday - 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Satuday - 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
It’s a brand new holiday attraction at the Wilmington Riverfront!  It’s tons of winter 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.

Trains and the Planes at the Air Mobility Command Museum
Recurring weekly till January 3rd
Friday - Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
If you love trains, you can’t miss the 5th annual large scale model train layout inside the main hangar. Kids of all ages will enjoy these garden scale locomotives that are over 36" long and can weigh upwards of 40 pounds. Before planning trip, make sure you check the museum’s holiday hours.

Guided Tours at First Heritage State Park
Friday, December 26, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Take-in the rich history of Delaware at First State Heritage Park! You will be able to either take self-guided or guided tours at the following sites: Biggs Museum, First State Heritage Park Welcome Center, John Bell House, Johnson Victrola Museum, and The Old State House. On Friday-Sunday, Legislative Hall will be closed and Sunday the John Bell House will be closed.

Birdwalk at Brandywine Creek State Park
Saturday, December 27, 2014
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
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.

Rio Grande Valley Vipers vs. the Delaware 87ers
Game begins at 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy 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 battling rivals from around the country. Conveniently located and affordably priced, 87ers games tip off regularly at Newark's Bob Carpenter Center, just of the Interstate 95 exit and close to shopping, dining and more. Parking is always free -- and be sure to check out the Kids Zone.

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: Tuesday, Dec 23, 2014 9:58 AM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

Weekend events and things to do around Delaware December 19 to December 21, 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 exhibit at Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Last month you have a chance to get a behind-the scenes look at the fashions of the hit show “Downton Abbey”. Forty historically inspired costumes are on display now. For tickets to this exquisite exhibit, call 800-448-3883.

Holidays at Hagley
Recurring daily till January 6, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Go back in time and enjoy the holidays, as the du Pont’s would have in the 1800’s. The exhibit is full of holiday decorations and du Pont family traditions. For tickets, call 302-658-2400.

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours
Recurring weekly on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays till December 31, 2014
9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
Experience the magic of Christmas at Nemours Mansion and Gardens. The world-renowned home is a great holiday outing for the entire family. More than 100 rooms are decorated with Christmas trees, garlands and hand-painted ornaments. The mansion holiday tours are sure to take your breath away. For details, call 302-651-6912.

Treasures and Tales of Italy's Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team
Recurring daily till December 31, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Mondays – Fridays; 12:00 p.m. – 4:00p.m. on Saturdays
Priceless antiquities stolen by ruthless grave robbers are now on display in Delaware. More than 100 pieces of recovered Italian art and artifacts, dating back from 2,700 years ago, are on exhibit at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington. For more information, contact 1-800-37-GRAND.

Yuletide at Winterthur
Recurring daily till January 4, 2015
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ever wonder what it’s like to celebrate the holidays as one of America’s wealthiest families?
This is your chance to experience the grandeur of the du Pont’s. Get a magical tour of Winterthur, where they gathered every year to celebrate Christmas. Admission prices vary. Call 800-448-3883 for more information.

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park
Saturday, December 19, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Learn how Battery 519 operated and see the progress being made to turn the battery into a world-class WWII museum! For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Pre-registration required by calling 302-645-6852.
$5 per person, cash only.

Handmade for the Holidays at John Dickinson Plantation
Saturday, December 20, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Bring the kids out to enjoy a fun program! Learn how to make plaster holiday ornaments at the historic John Dickinson Plantation.

Outdoor Ice Skating at the Wilmington Riverfront
Saturday, December 19, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
It’s a brand new holiday attraction at the Wilmington Riverfront!  It’s tons of winter 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.

The Nutcracker performed by the Mid-Atlantic Ballet Studio
Saturday, December 20, 2014
12:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
The Mid-Atlantic Ballet is pleased to present the holiday classic, The Nutcracker at Mitchell Hall Theater at the University of Delaware.

The Nutcracker performed with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, December 20, 2014
2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Wilmington’s Holiday Tradition—the Nutcracker at the Grand—with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra and Wilmington Children's Chorus.

Wilmington Ballet Academy performs The Nutcracker at the DuPont Theatre
Saturday, December 20, 2014
2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Wilmington's very own annual Christmas tradition at the DuPont Theatre since 1967. The complete Nutcracker experience with a full orchestra and chorus, world class Principal Dancers from New York City Ballet, 85 dancers, an enchanting snow scene, and a one-horse open sleigh.

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, Dec 19, 2014 2:06 PM
by: Delaware Tourism Office

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