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 by February 17, 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.visitdelaware.com/photocontest/.
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 http://www.visitdelaware.com/geo/.
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 http://www.visitdelaware.com/history/.
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 http://www.visitdelaware.com/wineandale/.
Waterfowl Migration at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
The Refuge opens ½ hour before sunrise and closes ½ after sunset
Enjoy the Winter season's Waterfowl Migration at this 10,000-acre refuge that attracts various species of birds and wildlife. Walking trails are open to the public and offer great views of the migrating Snow Geese. For more information, visit http://www.fws.gov/northeast/primehook/ or call (302) 684-8419.
Downtown Newark Restaurant Week
Recurring until January 29, 2012
Experience a culinary celebration of diverse restaurants during Downtown Newark Restaurant Week. 19 locations will offer special menus throughout the week. As a Great American Main Street award winner, Downtown Newark is a great spot for dining and shopping! For information on pricing and locations, visit http://enjoydowntownnewark.com/winedine/.
Crown Royal Poker Tournaments at Dover Downs Hotel and Casino
Friday, January 27, 2012
Tournament starts at 7:00 p.m. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.
Every Friday night at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino visitors can enter to win the Crown Royal Poker Room tournament with $5,000 in guaranteed prize money. Buy-in: $100/Chips: 10,000. For more information, visit http://www.doverdowns.com/ or call 302-857-CARD. Pre-registration is available at the Poker Room Cashier Cage.
"Miss Saigon" performed by New Candlelight Theatre
Jan 27, 2012 to Mar 11, 2012
Begins at 6:00 p.m.
"Miss Saigon" tells the intense love story of Chris, a US soldier during the Vietnam War, and Kim, a young Vietnamese girl. The obstacles and choices they face, fighting for their doomed romance will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. To purchase tickets, visit http://nctstage.org/home or call 302-475-2313.
Discover the Governor Ross Mansion and Plantation
Open for tours on Saturday and Sunday
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Learn about life in Delaware around the Civil War time period while touring this gorgeous home in Sussex County. Also, stop by the Seaford Museum! For more information, visit http://www.seafordhistoricalsociety.com/ or call 302-628-9500.
Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of the Dragon at the Delaware Art Museum
Saturday, January 28, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Delaware Art Museum welcomes the sixth annual Chinese New Year Celebration! Presented in conjunction with Hanlin Chinese Culture Association, this festive, free celebration includes traditional Chinese art activities, artist demonstrations, a dragon art scavenger hunt, a dragon dance and Chinese yo-yo performance by the Chinese American Community Center Folk Dance Troupe and Yo-Yo Club, and a special Chinese circus acrobatics performance by Yang Xiao Di. For more information, visit http://www.delart.org/programs-events/adult-programs/ or call 866-232-3714.
Walking Tour: Dover's Heroes of the Revolution at Fist State Heritage Park
Saturday, January 28, 2012
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tories, Whigs, militia and insurrection - Dover was a hotbed of revolutionary and loyalist activity during the struggle for American Independence. While suspicion was cast on some of its residents, others would achieve national acclaim for their actions during this trying time. Visit the final resting places of such valiant figures as John Haslet and John Patton, and see the locations around The Green associated with other early military heroes, including Caesar Rodney and Dr. James Tilton. Tours last approximately 45 minutes. Tours begin at the John Bell House on The Green and are offered every hour beginning at 10 a.m. Last tour leaves at 3 p.m. Reservations not required. No fee. For more information, visit http://www.destateparks.com/ or call (302) 739-9194.
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