Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! Plus, don't forget to focus your lens on the First State and submit your images for the Delaware Tourism Office Seasonal Photo Contest. For more information, please visit

Discover Delaware by following one of our three exciting statewide trails!

Delaware Geocaching Trail

Embark on a statewide adventure using GPS technology to find hidden cache sites at historic and cultural attractions, state parks, wineries, breweries, and sports venues. For more information, visit

Delaware History Trail

Comprised of 36 significant historic sites, visitors can receive a commemorative book for completing the trail entitled, “Landmarks and Legacies,” a colorful narrative highlighting historic places and fascinating people representing the very fabric of the First State.  For more information, visit

Delaware Wine and Ale Trail

This trail is a unique collection of thirteen local wineries and breweries featuring award-winning wines and craft brews. Visit for a tour, a tasting and a memorable experience!  For more information, visit

Invention Convention at Hagley Museum and Library 
January 14 – 16, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Children will enjoy three days of inventing, experimenting, and interactive educational entertainment. Admission includes cost of supplies; free for members. For more information, visit or call (302) 658-2400.

Free Entrance Fee to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
January 14 - 16, 2012
The Refuge entrance fee will be waived from January 14 to 16, 2012 to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and weekend. Bombay Hook will be open from sunrise to sunset and invites individuals and families to visit the Refuge to tour the 12-mile wildlife drive.  The Refuge provides habitat for wintering and migrating wildlife. Geese, ducks, hawks, and eagles can be seen at the Refuge during this time. For more information, visit or call (302) 653-9345. 

Opening of Dana Pyle’s Howard Pyle Miniatures Exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum
Saturday, January 14, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Dana J. Pyle, Jr., a local artist and distant descendant of famed illustrator Howard Pyle, is a Masterpieces in Miniature fan favorite. This year, eight of Dana’s riveting one-inch to one-foot scale miniatures inspired by Howard Pyle paintings have an exhibition all their own.  For more information, visit or call 302-571-9590.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Grand Opera House
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Begins at 8:00 p.m.
A sell-out in its last Grand concert, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra enjoys an international reputation for bringing audiences worldwide first-class performances and the highest possible standards of music-making across a diverse range of musical repertoire.  The program includes works by Mozart, Brahms, and Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 featuring Maestro Zukerman as soloist. For more information, visit or call (302) 652-5577. 

Tax-free Shopping Hot Spots:
Christiana Mall:

Concord Mall:

Dover Mall:

Tanger Outlets:

For additional event calendars, visit: