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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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Sunday Jun 30, 2013

Calendar of Events

Paddle Fenwick - Paddle Festival and Race

June 30, 2013
Welcome to Paddle Fenwick, a weekend festival of Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) board fun racing and fund raising for a worthy cause Operation Second Chance. Paddle Fenwick kicks off on Saturday June 29th with a day of “Everything SUP” Paddler registration & packet pickup, SUP clinics, Yoga, Doggie Social Paddle, sprint races and demonstrations capped off with Happy Hour @ Harpoon Hanna’s and the new and exciting NightSUP™ demos for race participants. Race day will be Sunday… More

The Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park

June 30, 2013
Delaware's largest family picnic! Spend the day experiencing family fun for children of all ages at the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park; featuring business vendors, artists, crafters, live music, local restaurants and dairies serving the region's best food and ice cream. You won't want to miss this! FREE parking and bus shuttles. More

Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Potomac Nationals

June 30, 2013
T-Shirt Give-Away, courtesy of Bravo Health; Rocky's 21st Birthday; Home Improvement Day More

French Twist: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray

June 30 – 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

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

June 30 – 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 30, 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 30, 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

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Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel

June 30 – July 6, 2013
  • Location: Kalmar Nyckel
  • Address: 1124 E. 7th St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Kalmar Nyckel
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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Ahoy Mateys! Visit the Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware. Landlubbers -- come walk the plank of this authentic seagoing re-creation of a 17th Century Dutch pinnace. Join our captain and a crew of salty pirates for a festive experience on the high seas! More

Bellevue State Park Summer Concert Series

June 30 – August 25, 2013
  • Location: Bellevue State Park
  • Address: 720 Carr Road, Wilmington, DE 19809
  • Venue: Bellevue State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday
  • Times: 6:30-8 p.m.
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Join us on Sunday and Thursday evenings this summer for our free Summer Concert Series! Bring a picnic and blanket or lawn chair for ultimate comfort. Our summer line-up consists of something for everyone, from blues and jazz to swing and big band music. This program is made possible, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information… More

"Hydro-Inspired" Photography Exhibit

June 30 – 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

June 30 – 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!

June 30 – September 7, 2013
  • Location: Lums Pond State Park
  • Address: 1068 Howell School Rd, Bear, DE 19701
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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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

 

 

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