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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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Friday Jul 12, 2013

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting July 12, 2013
  • Address: 1284 McD Drive, Dover, DE 19901
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 4:30 and 6:00PM
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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. More

Movie Night in the Sculpture Garden

July 12, 2013
Join us for a special after hours viewing of the film Midnight in Paris (2011) in the Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden inspired by the exhibition French Twist: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy movie snacks and drinks during this twilight screening! $1 - $4 beers & glasses of wine. More

Outdoor Survivors

July 12, 2013
Outdoor Survivors July 8-12 $200 Ages 9-13 Put survival skills to work in this extreme camp. Hone your tracking, shelter building, fire making skills, and so much more in this survivor camp. This camp includes an overnight at the Nature Center Thursday night. The overnight includes: campfire cooking for Thursday night dinner, Friday breakfast and lunch. Pack those toothbrushes and pajamas! Camp registration starts February 1, 2013. All camps run 8:30-4:00pm. Summer camps offer pre-care from… More

Spanish Harlem Orchestra

July 12, 2013
  • Location: The Freeman Stage at Bayside
  • Address: 31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville, DE 19975
  • Times: 7:00pm
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The multi-Grammy and Billboard Latin Music award-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra has established itself as one of the most formidable Latin jazz ensembles working today. The 13-member ensemble, led by Oscar Hernández, has led the resurgence of interest in the salsa music that emerged from the streets of New York City in the 1960s and 1970s. This engagement of Spanish Harlem Orchestra is made possible through funding by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. $10 per person, plus handling fee.… More

Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Lynchburg Hillcats

July 12, 2013
Fireworks sponsored by Grotto Pizza; Cowboy Monkey Rodeo #1 More

Nanticoke Riverfest 2013

July 12 – 13, 2013
  • Location: Downtown Seaford, Delaware
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Various
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Float down the Nanticoke River on inner tubes with friends, enjoying the summer sun. Then stick around for vendors, pageants, a treasure hunt, fishing tournament, motorcycle show, car show and more! More

Delaware Shakespeare Festival

July 12 – 18, 2013
The best place to watch theatre in the summer is outdoors. Delaware Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare under the stars in a fun, family-friendly environment on the lush grounds of Rockwood Park. Our talented company creates entertaining, understandable productions of some of the greatest plays ever written, as the audience picnics and enjoys a midsummer evening. In 2013, DSF presents Shakespeare’s youthful romantic comedy, The Two Gentlemen of Verona  – July 12 to July… More

French Twist: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray

July 12 – September 15, 2013
French Twist, our highly anticipated summer exhibition, features 100 vintage prints from the golden age of French photography, 1910–1940. The exhibition celebrates the variety and inventiveness of native and immigrant photographers working in France in the early 20th century. The selection encompasses Eugène Atget’s lyrical views of Paris streets and gardens, Man Ray’s surrealist experiments, and Henri Cartier-Bresson’s pioneering photojournalism, as well as works… More

Grab a Group and Go! Rock Climbing

July 12 – October 19, 2013
  • Location: Alapocas Run State Park
  • Address: 165 Bancroft Mill Road, Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Scheduled when booking program
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Book a two-hour private climb. Staff will instruct, guide and belay climbers. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Ages 8 and up; children under 18 must be accompanied by parent. Registration and full payment required at least two weeks in advance. More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

July 12 – 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

July 12, 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

July 12, 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

"Hydro-Inspired" Photography Exhibit

July 12 – September 2, 2013
Photo submissions from members of the Delaware Photographic Society interpret the theme of water in dramatic fashion in a display in the Museum’s patio hallway, leading visitors in to Water’s Extreme Journey. The Delaware Photographic Society is one of the oldest camera clubs in the country and was first organized as the Delaware Camera Club in 1931. More

Water's Extreme Journey

July 12 – September 2, 2013
This exhibit takes visitors on an exciting and important adventure quest for clean water.  Experience the watershed as a water drop, exploring first-hand the science behind the water cycle.  Water's Extreme Journey was created by world-renowned marine life artist Wyland and Seattle-based Minotaur Mazes. More

Go Ape at Lums Pond State Park!

July 12 – September 7, 2013
The first and only zip line and treetop adventure course in Delaware, located south of Wilmington and just minutes from I-95 in Bear.  Four zip lines take you high over Lums Pond, the largest freshwater pond in Delaware.  Overall there are 5 individual sections within the course - rope ladders, 42 exciting crossings including Double Stirrups, and stunning views that take you higher into the forest canopy.  The Park also offers biking and hiking trails, a disc golf course,… More

Carousel Park Farmers Market

July 12 – September 27, 2013
  • Location: Carousel Park Equestrian Facility
  • Address: 3700 Limestone Rd, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Carousel Park Equestrian Facility
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 2-6 PM

New Sweden at 375

July 12 – 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

Opening of 'The Legacy of Currier and Ives: Shaping the American Spirit'

July 12 – October 27, 2013
When Nathanial Currier, a young businessman in New York City, published a lithograph in 1835 showing Planters Hotel in New Orleans after a fire, it ushered in a new era of pictorial journalism. The print established the firm which was to achieve its greatest fame as "Currier & Ives" after 1857 when James Merritt Ives became a partner. Over the next seven decades, the firm consistently provided the public with images that recorded the breaking news of the day. However, as the… More

 

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