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Delaware Winter Festivals and Events

Delaware’s historic towns and charming nooks come alive during the holiday season, thanks to Yuletide tours, dazzling light displays, stage classics, festive parades and other events that capture the joy and spirit celebrated each year in the First State. Winter festivals and events in Delaware take place from early November through the first week of January and include holiday-themed exhibits at museums like Hagley Museum and Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library; house tours in historic Lewes and Odessa; and parades in towns both large (Wilmington) and small (Milton). And while Delaware’s beaches are known as the capital of summer fun, the town of Rehoboth offers one of the state’s most iconic symbols of the season when it lights its 30-foot tree.

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Wednesday Jun 12, 2013

Calendar of Events

Water Wonders Day Camp

June 12 – 14, 2013
Water Wonders June 10-14 $150 Ages 6-9 Enjoy this water-filled camp at Killens Pond! We will have structured swim time at the waterpark each day working with lifeguards to improve our swimming skills – all levels welcome. We will also explore all the park has to offer with paddleboats, live animals, fishing, games, hiking and more! Camp registration starts February 1, 2013. All camps run 8:30-4:00pm. Summer camps offer pre-care from 7:30-8:30am & post-care until 5:00pm for an… More

St. Anthony's 2013 Italian Festival

June 12 – 16, 2013
  • Location: St. Anthony of Padua
  • Address: 901 N. DuPont Street, Wilmington, DE 19805
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Sun., June 9: 2–10:30 p.m. | M–F: 5:30–10:30 p.m. | Sat., June 15: 2–10:30 p.m. | Sun., June 16: 2-8 p.m.
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St. Anthony of Padua will host its 39th annual Italian Festival, beginning the second week of June. The 2013 theme is Emilia-Romagna, the home region of St. Anthony’s legendary Fr. Roberto Balducelli, who celebrates his 100th birthday this year. According to Father Robert, the region is home to the most delicious food in all of Europe, so bring your appetite. Wilmington’s favorite festival annually draws 75,000 people to its eight-day Italian celebration. The festival features a… More

St. Anthony's Italian Festival

June 12 – 16, 2013
  • Location: Ninth and DuPont Streets
  • Times: Mon-Fri 5:00 – 10:30pm, Sat 2:00 – 10:30pm, Sun 2:00 – 8:30pm
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Enjoy authentic cuisine and traditional Italian music and dancing! More

Pick-Up Volleyball League at Bellevue

June 12 – 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

June 12 – 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

June 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

June 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

June 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

Chautauqua Tent Performances

June 12 – 13, 2013
Themed to celebrate "America Takes Flight," Chautauqua tent performances will take place at Zwaanendael Park and The Lewes Historical Society (110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes). Featuring American Historical Theatre actors Daisy Century, Robert Gleason, Neill Hartley, and Pat Jordan portraying Bessie Coleman, Galileo, Charles Lindbergh, and Amelia Earhart. Step back in time with musical entertainment, first-person theatrical performances, and numerous educational opportunities for the… More

"Hydro-Inspired" Photography Exhibit

June 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

New Sweden at 375

June 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

Wilmington Farmers Market

June 12 – 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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