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Event Calendar

Delaware offers fun and entertaining events year-round that are ideal for your next getaway. Searching for weekend events? Visit the Delaware Tourism Office blog for weekly event postings. Delaware is home to the Firefly Music Festival, Punkin' Chunkin' World Championship, two NASCAR race weekends and exciting cultural and seasonal events plus, action packed sporting events. 

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Wednesday May 08, 2013

Featured Events

Spring Wildflower Walk

May 8, 2013
Dr. Susan Yost, Delaware State University’s Claude E. Phillips Herbarium, will lead a tour to look for spring wildflowers on the Refuge.  You will look for Jack-in-the-pulpit, May-apple and other spring bloomers.  Meet at Bombay Hook’s Visitor Center for the tour. More

Glow: Living Lights

May 08 – 27, 2013
From fireflies and glowworms to alien-looking creatures in the sea, many unusual animals are lighting up the dark. Come see why in this enlightening special exhibit! More

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Stephen Sondheim: "A Life in Theatre: An Onstage Conversation"

May 8, 2013
Composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim reflects on his fascinating life in the theater in an onstage conversation with Terrence J. Nolen, Producing Artistic Director of Philadelphia’s Arden Theatre Company. It’s an unforgettable evening with the Broadway legend, considered “the greatest…artist in the American musical theater” (New York Times). More

Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Potomac Nationals

May 8, 2013
Hollywood Hump Day - Star Trek; Wild Card Wednesday; West Chester Community Night More

Lunchtime Concert Series

May 08 – September 25, 2013
Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at (302) 761-6965. Please check our website for more information. More

Pick-Up Volleyball League at Bellevue

May 08 – September 25, 2013
  • Address: 720 Carr Road, Wilmington, DE 19809
  • Venue: Bellevue State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 6 PM
People of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. There is no fee to play and preregistration is not necessary. Meet at the Volleyball court near Pavilion 3 next to the pond. More

Brewery Tour

May 08 – December 11, 2013
  • Address: 1284 McD Drive, Dover, DE 19901
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 5 and 6PM
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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, Oak Barrel Stout and Hop Mountain. More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

May 08 – December 31, 2013
  • Location: Green Room, Hotel du Pont
  • Address: 11th and Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Green Room, Hotel du Pont
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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The Centennial Tea features our new centennial tea blend, created especially for the Hotel du Pont’s centennial celebration.  This tea is infused with a burst of pineapple, the international symbol of hospitality, to commemorate our commitment for 100 years.  Also featured at our Centennial Tea are various blends from the Delaware Art Museum and several DuPont Estates in the Brandywine Valley.  Choose from Longwood, Winterthur, Hagley, and Nemours teas. Throughout the year,… More

Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience

May 8, 2013 – January 6, 2014
The latest major exhibition at Winterthur delves into how maps in the 18th and 19th centuries they were key to the American experience and became the social glue that bound a young nation into a community. The exhibition features traditional maps on paper rare and interesting map–related objects from Winterthur’s collection, illustrating American's changing interactions with maps. More

Fashion Meets Science: Introducing Nylon

May 8, 2013 – March 31, 2014
Seventy-five years ago on October 27, 1938, a brand new material named nylon was announced to the public. Created in DuPont’s labs, nylon replaced silk in the ladies hosiery industry. Nylon was so popular that its early sales created near riots because demand was so high. Hagley’s exhibition will discuss the early development of nylon and its impact on the fashion industry. Exhibition included with admission. The exhibition will be open through March 31, 2014. More

On-Going Events

New Sweden at 375

May 08 – September 28, 2013
  • Location: Delaware Historical Society
  • Address: 505 Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Delaware Historical Society
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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New Sweden at 375—New exhibit in the Willingtown Square Gallery. This year marks the 375th anniversary of the founding of New Sweden, the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware River Valley. Despite its brief life, the colony left an indelible mark on the cultural memory of Wilmingtonians and Swedes alike.  Now open in the Willingtown Square Gallery, New Sweden at 375 tells the story of this unique colony and the efforts of Delawareans to keep its history alive. Come… More

Wilmington Farmers Market

May 08 – October 16, 2013
  • Location: Rodney Square
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fresh vegetables, flowers, prepared meals, a variety of vendors + music.  More

 

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