Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend! Planning your next trip? Order now to receive the Official State Travel Guide with trip itineraries, accommodation and attraction listings and much more at

Wilmington Restaurant Week
April 23 – 28, 2012
Lunch and dinner courses
Wilmington's City Restaurant Week features two-course lunches for $15 and three-course dinners for $35. This is a great opportunity to visit amazing downtown restaurants at extremely affordable prices. For more information, visit

Delmarva Birding Weekend
April 26 – 29, 2012
Various times and locations
The Delmarva Birding Weekend is one of the most popular bird watching events in the entire mid-Atlantic region. Participants can take part in a number of excursions during the daytime, nighttime, aboard a boat, or even while canoeing or kayaking. For more information, visit

Fireworks Friday at the Blue Rocks
Friday, April 27, 2012
Begins at 7:05 p.m.
Come out to the ballpark on Friday, April 27, 2012 as the Blue Rocks take on the Winston-Salem Dash at 7:05 p.m. As part of the 20th season celebration, every Friday Blue Rocks home game in 2012 will feature a postgame fireworks show, all Season Long! For more information, visit

9th Annual Bug & Bud Festival
Saturday, April 28, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Festival highlights are the traditional ladybug walking parade with prizes for best “ladybug” and “tree” costumes, musical entertainment throughout the day as well as more than 100 plus arts & crafts vendors, a Kid’s Korner, remote control boats, a youth bass fishing contest, an art show, and “green-themed” and nature related hands-on activities including seedling tree giveaways – just to name a few! Rain or shine. For more information, visit

Fort Miles: The War Years at Fort Miles
Saturday, April 28, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Re-enactors in period uniforms and equipment bring WWII to life. See gun drills, firing demonstrations and learn about garrison life at Fort Miles. Tours of the Battery 519 Museum are $3 per person. Please meet at the Orientation Building. Call (302) 645-6852 to register or for more information.

NatureFest at Hagley Museum and Library
Saturday, April 28, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Celebrate the outdoors at Hagley’s NatureFest! This new family program combines the themes of Arbor Day, Earth Day, and May Day into one fun-filled celebration. Children can climb trees and learn about the important role water plays in everyone’s life! The day’s hands-on craft activities and nature walks will honor the du Pont family’s annual tradition of searching for the first signs of spring at Hagley. NatureFest is $2 for members, $3 for not-yet members, and free for children 5 and under. For more information, visit

Brewery Tours at the Old Dominion Brewing Company
Saturday, April 28, 2012
12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
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, Hop Mountain and Fordham Copperhead, as well as the Delaware Beer Bracket winner, Oak Barrel Stout. For more information, visit or call 302-678-4810.

8th Annual Wildflower Celebration
Sunday, April 29, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
This is a once-a-year opportunity for family and friends to stroll the grounds at their leisure, chat with the staff about their favorite garden topics, and enter a drawing for a one-of-a-kind plant grown at Mt. Cuba Center’s greenhouses. The “Wildflower Challenge” offers visitors the chance to win 2-for-1 coupons on Mt. Cuba Center tour tickets. For more information, visit

4th Annual Wine, Food & Beer Festival at Nage Bistro
Sunday, April 29, 2012
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The festival will include various wine and beers to taste including local craft brews. Food by Nage and local specialty shops plus, live acoustic music. For more information, visit

Bonus trip ideas:
Delaware History Trail:
Delaware Wine & Ale Trail:
Delaware Geocaching Trail:

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