Summertime and the livin’ is easy – especially if you’re in Delaware, because there’s so much to do this Memorial Day weekend. Here is a round-up of some of the great events. And here are tips on making your weekend a memorable one.
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4th Annual Bowers Beach Buccaneer Bash
Friday, May 27 – Sunday, May 29, 2016
Friday: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Bowers Beach Maritime Museum
Beach Time Distilling with be joining the fun at the 4th Annual Bowers Beach Buccaneer Bash. This is a "pub crawl" - Bowers style – starting on Friday, May 27th with music by Tony Windsor, followed by 2 days of pirate fun for the whole family! If you need an excuse to dress like a pirate, this is it! 

An Evening of Stand-Up Comedy
Friday, May 27, 2016
7:00 PM
Smyrna Opera House
Blue Hen Comedy returns to the Smyrna Opera House for their third show featuring headliner Doogie Horner, Sidney Gantt and special guest Missy Grynkiewicz. Doors open at 6:15pm and show starts at 7pm. Some content may not be appropriate for children.

Zip & Zip at Lums Pond State Park
Saturday, May 28, 2016
12:00 – 6:00 PM
Lums Pond State Park
$35, designated drivers are free
The inaugural Zip + Sip Craft Beer Festival at Lums Pond State Park is on Saturday, May 28th. Start your day with GoApe's Treetop Adventure and zip line through the trees of beautiful Lums Pond. Breweries + Distilleries: Argilla Brewing Co., Big Oyster Brewing, Blue Earl Brewing Co., Dogfish Head (Beer & Distillery), Fordham + Dominion, LAB (Liquid Alchemy Beverages), Mispillion River Brewing, Painted Stave, 3rd Wave Brewing Co., Ballantine Brewing Co. and Rebel Seed. Food Trucks: Big Thunder, The Brunch Box, Cajun-Sno and The Roaming Raven. Live Music: Zodiac Jack (12:00 - 2:45) and Hall + Spadola Acoustic (3:00 - 5:45)

12th Annual Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival
Saturday, May 28, 2016
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Milton Memorial Park
The festival celebrates horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds,which are long considered by many to be a natural wonder of Delaware Bay. Count yourself among the 1,500-plus visitors who annually enjoy arts and crafts, boat rides, canoe trips, exhibits, games, great food, music, scavenger hunt, trail walks at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, train rides for the kids and more.

The Best of Acrobats of Cirque-tacular
Saturday, May 28, 2016
7:00 PM
Freeman Stage at Bayside
The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular bound from one breath-taking, death-defying feat of acrobatic dare-devilry to another. Muscle-popping, mind-boggling artistry and athleticism will charm and awe the audience. Critics hail Cirque-tacular’s performance as “mesmerizing,” “incredible,” and “truly impressive;” as the cutting edge leaders of the new American vaudeville movement. Indulge your curiosity and celebrate your senses with The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular. This is a BYOC (Bring Your Own Chair) performance.

Winterthur Invitational: 10 Years of Excellence
Saturday, May 28, 2016
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
We are celebrating ten years of the Winterthur Invitational this May. Step back in time to see elegant automobiles of the country-estate era. Enjoy a series of displays of magnificent historic automobiles on select Saturdays in May. Each Saturday will feature a different thematic display and associated lecture. Visit our lectures page for more information on the lectures. (Image: Hood ornament, 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom, Ascot Tourer with body by Brewster & Co. Courtesy, Winterthur) 

6th Annual Zwaanendael Maritime Celebration: “A Sailor’s Life for Me”
Saturday, May 28, 2016
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Zwaanendael Museum
The adventure, romance, excitement and hardships experienced by 18th- and 19th-century seafarers will be brought to life at the fifth annual Zwaanendael Maritime Celebration: “A Sailor’s Life for Me." The celebration will provide opportunities for adults as well as children to experience the everyday lives of sailors by scrubbing the deck, learning about shipboard food, playing “Crown and Anchor” and other Colonial-period games, exploring a vessel’s cargo and the merchants who shipped it, and serving on a block-and-tackle station where visitors will be drilled by a demanding mariner looking for new crew members.

6th Annual Wilmo a Go-Go Car Show
Sunday, May 29, 2016 
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wilmington Riverfront
The 6th annual Wilmo a Go-Go Car Show will be held at the Wilmington, Delaware Riverfront on Sunday, May 29th 2016, from 11am - 4pm. Come for the cars and stay for the bands, BBQ, cool vendors and pin up & mustache contest!

Dolphin Watching
Sunday, May 29, 2016 
9:30 AM
Cape Henlopen State Park
Bottlenose dolphins return to our waters every spring. Discover why they come back and go on a guided search from shore. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person.

First Weekend: Nassau Valley Vineyard Farmers Market
Sunday, May 29 – Sunday, September 4, 2016 
12:00 PM
Nassau Valley Vineyards
The Nassau Valley Vineyard Farmers Market is every Sunday with at least 20 vendors.

Memorial Day at Hagley
May 30, 2016
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Hagley Museum
Free admission to Hagley Museum & Library for active military and their families and for military veterans.

Wilmington Memorial Day Parade
May 30, 2016
6:00 PM
Trolley Square Neighborhood
he Parade will step off 6PM at Delaware & Woodlawn Avenues then proceed down Delaware Ave to Civil War Monument on North Broom St. The Memorial Ceremony, to honor the fallen of all wars, will begin at the Monument at the conclusion of the Parade. Please join us in saluting all our Fallen Heroes.

Wilmington River Taxi
Friday, May 6 – Sunday, June 5, 2016
All day
Wilmington Riverfront
Adults: $7, Kids: $5
Cruise the Christina River on the River Taxi. Experience Wilmington’s Riverfront as you have never seen it before. Just sit back, relax and let the captain do the navigating while you experience Wilmington’s revitalized Riverfront. The River Taxi holds 36 passengers and can be boarded from six docks located along the riverfront.

Kalmar Nyckel Sails 2016
Saturday, May 14 – September 18, 2016
Times vary
Wilmington, Lewes & other locations on the East Coast
Adults: $35, Kids: $20
Join the crew of the historic Kalmar Nyckel for a sail. Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel, all while experiencing the beautiful riverfront and historic locations!

Rail Explorers
Thursday, April 21 – Wednesday, June 15, 2016
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
2-person: $75, 4-person: $125
Rail Explorers is the first adventure company to bring you its custom pedal powered Rail Explorer. We have partnered with The Wilmington & Western Railroad to open our Delaware Division. Rail Explorers will offer tours along the beautiful and historic rails near Wilmington, DE. We have Tandem Rail Explorers for 2 people or Quad Rail Explorers for 4 people. Reservations are essential. Hope to see you there!

Bonus trip ideas:
Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.
Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.
Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.
Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.
Sip your way along the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.
Discover the top things to do in Delaware.