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

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

Nanticoke Riverfest 2012 in Seaford
July 12 – 14, 2012
"Havin' a Ball on the Nanticoke" is the theme for the 18th annual Nanticoke Riverfest held in Downtown Seaford, Delaware. Float down the Nanticoke River on inner tubes with friends, enjoying the summer sun. Then stick around for vendors, pageants, a treasure hunt, fishing tournament, motorcycle show, car show and more! For more information, go to

Delaware Shakespeare Festival: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
July 13 – 28, 2012
Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Delaware Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare’s most magical comedy at Rockwood Park & Mansion. With music and dance, comedy and romance, this is the perfect play for an outdoor summer night. Gates open early for picnics and pre-show entertainment. Wed. - Sat. gates will open at 6:15 p.m. Sun. gates will open at 4:45 p.m. For more information, go to

Guided tour of Indian River Life Saving Station
Friday, July 13, 2012
3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon tour of the Indian River Life-Saving Station, the only station in the country that is restored and in its original location. This room-by-room tour uncovers the challenges and rewards in the life of a surfman. The Indian River Life-Saving Station and Museum is located on Route 1, 3.5 miles south of Dewey Beach and 2 miles north of the Indian River Inlet. The program fee is $5 per person, and pre-registration is required. To register, call 302-227-6991.

Cowboy Monkey Rodeo at the Wilmington Blue Rocks + Fireworks
Friday, July 13, 2012
Game begins at 7:05 p.m.
The Wilmington Blue Rocks proudly welcome back Team Ghostriders on Cowboy Monkey Rodeo Night July 13 and 14! These unforgettable monkeys and dogs will showcase their herding skills on the field during and after the game! For more information, go to

Hotel California: A Tribute to the Eagles at the Freeman Stage at Bayside
Friday, July 13, 2012
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
By blending their extraordinary vocal and musical talents, Hotel California reproduces the sound of The Eagles while recreating a classic sound which undeniably transcends the boundaries of Rock, R&B, and Country. BYOC--"Bring Your Own Chair.” For more information, go to

Chesapeake Gateway: Man, Nature and the Nanticoke River
Saturday, July 14, 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.

Milton Garden and House Tour
Saturday, July 14, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a tour of beautiful public and private gardens and lovely private homes open for viewing. The gardens range from mini to magnificent, cottage style to formal garden, shade, rock, and tropical gardens. For more information, call the Milton Garden Club at 302-684-3804.

Sweet Corn Peak Party and U-pick Blueberries at Fifer Orchards
Saturday, July 14, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join Fifer Orchards for a day on the farm with family fun activities, cooking demonstrations and much more! For more information, go to

19th Century Baseball Game at Fort Dupont State Park
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Begins at 1:00 p.m.
Bring your lawn chair or blanket and watch a match of 1860's baseball between the Diamond State Base Ball Club and Resolute Base Ball Club of Elizabeth (NJ). For more information, go to

Smyrna-Clayton Craft Beer, Wine and Food Festival
Saturday, July 14, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Smyrna/Clayton Craft Beer, Wine, and Food Festival will be held on Market St. in Smyrna. Enjoy tastings of craft brews and wine, food vendors, and live music as well as family entertainment. For more information, go to

Wilmington Beer Week
July 14 – 21, 2012
Iron Hill Wilmington is host for the 2nd annual Wilmington Beer Week celebration.  Key events include a special "Brewed in Delaware Beer Dinner on the 19th, the release of a new collaboration beer, an outdoor Beach Party on the 21st, and tons of great beer! For more information, go to

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

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