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

NASCAR Race Weekend at Dover Downs International Speedway
June 1 - 3, 2012
NASCAR comes to Dover June 1-3 with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Dover offers a variety of fan friendly and family value ticket packages. Call 1-800-441-RACE (7223) for ticket packages. For more information, go to

Shop for local produce and goods at Farmers’ Markets across the state. For more information, go to

Catch a Wilmington Blue Rocks Game!
June 1 - 3, 2012
Game times: Friday (7:05 p.m.); Saturday (6:05 p.m.); Sunday (1:35 p.m.) 
For more information, visit

Where North Meets South: Slavery and the Civil War Tour
Saturday, June 2, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Learn about the natural and cultural heritage of Sussex County, Delaware during a series of bus tours with Former Delaware State Archivist Russ McCabe! All tours begin and end at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal in Lewes and consist of multiple stops corresponding to topic. Tickets are $30. Purchase in advance by calling 302-645-7670 (ext. 10). Limited spaces are available.

First Saturdays in the First State at First State Heritage Park
Saturday, June 2, 2012
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Explore a variety of special programs and events developed at each historic site for the first Saturday of each month in Dover. Themed exhibits will be open throughout the various sites including the John Bell House, Biggs Museum of American Art, and the Welcome Center. For more information on times and exhibits, please visit

The Star Spangled Banner Project at the Delaware Public Archives
Saturday, June 2, 2012
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
With the 200th anniversary of the start of the War of 1812 being observed in 2012, the Delaware Public Archives will be hosting a program entitled “The Star- Spangled Banner Project” on Saturday, June 2, 10:30 a.m. This program will be presented by Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss, Senior Textile Conservator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. For more information, go to

Southside Shootout Skimboarding Contest at the Indian River Inlet
June 2 - 3, 2012 
Various times
Come see this thrilling Skimboarding competition. For more information, call 302-227-4011.

19th Century Baseball Game at Fort Dupont State Park
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Begins at 1:00 p.m.
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and watch a match of 1860's base ball between the Diamond State Base Ball Club and Cecil Base Ball Club of Chesapeake City. For more information, visit

Picnic in the Park at the Canalfront Park in Lewes
Sunday, June 3, 2012
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Enjoy delicious picnic-style food prepared by Lewes’ finest eateries including: R & L serving wine, Dogfish Head serving brews, live entertainment and children’s activities. For more information, call 302-644-0108.

Steamin’ Day at Auburn Heights Preserve
Sunday, June 3, 2012
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Enjoy old-fashioned fun for the whole family. Take a ride in an antique auto, climb aboard the Auburn Valley Railroad, sample free steam-popped popcorn from our vintage popper, watch a Firing Up Demonstration, view the world’s largest operating collection of Stanley steam cars, tour the 1897 antique-furnished Auburn Heights mansion -- and much more. For more information, visit

Downtown Rehoboth Restaurant Week
June 3 - 9, 2012
Restaurant week features fabulous 3-course dinners all over town. Restaurants will be offering menus with $30 or $20 prix-fixe dinners for a full week in June.  Some restaurants are even serving special lunch menus! For more information, call 302-227-2772. 

Bonus trip ideas:

Delaware History Trail:

Delaware Wine & Ale Trail:

Delaware Geocaching Trail:

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