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

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Delaware Breakwater Kayak Trips at Cape Helopen State Park
August 17, 2012
Begins at 10:00 a.m.
For beginner paddlers, but can be strenuous. Equipment provided. Bring drinking water and sunscreen. No flip-flops. Solo paddlers must be 13. Under 18 must be accompanied by paying adult. Limit 10. $25 for solo-kayak, $35 for tandem. To register, please call (302) 645-8983.

Brandywine Family Film Festival
August 17 – 19, 2012
6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Come join us for 3 nights of movies under the stars!! The Brandywine Family Film Festival will showcase international children's movies seen for the 1st time in the Brandywine Valley! This year’s festival will be held outdoors at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. For more information, visit

Guided museum tour of the Indian River Lifesaving Station
Friday, August 17, 2012
3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Enjoy an afternoon tour of the Indian River Life-Saving Station with a knowledgeable interpreter. As the only station in the country that is restored and in its original location, the Indian River Life-Saving Station is a unique building that serves to tell the stories of Coast Guard heroes. To reserve a spot on the tour, please call 302-227-6991.

Cabaret: The Musical at the Freeman Stage
August 17 – 18, 2012
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
Step into the Kit Kat Klub, a place teeming with seedy nightlife, in this Tony Award-winning musical. Set in 1930's Germany, the characters become entangled in a world of decadence and ever-increasing fear. Caberet features adult content, parental discretion advised. BYOC--Bring Your Own Chair.” For more information, go to

Toy Story night at the Wilmington Blue Rocks
Friday, August 17, 2012
Come out to Frawley Stadium as the Blue Rocks pay tribute to Buzz, Woody, Jessie, Bullseye and all your favorite Toy Story characters! Come dressed as your favorite! Every Friday Blue Rocks home game in 2012 will feature a postgame fireworks show.  For more information, go to

Birding by Impression with Kevin Karlson at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, August 18, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Join Kevin Karlson, best-selling author of "The Shorebird Guide," for a one-day program at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Karlson will introduce bird watchers and nature photographers to his "Birding by Impression" technique during a field trip and interactive workshop.
 Please call (302) 653-6872 to register, but don't delay. Space is limited.

Wheels and Wine 2012 at the Pizzadili Winery
Saturday, August 18, 2012
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
A car how with a spin. Vehicle registration is $15. The event is open to the public. For more information, call 302-270-5629.

Johnson Victrola Museum Celebration of Inventors
Saturday, August 18, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate some of the greatest inventors in the history of recorded sound. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 302-744-5055.

Horizon Services Annual Riverfront Familyfest
Saturday, August 18, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The fun starts at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, where families can play on the mega blow up obstacle courses, slides and games. Check out the “Get up and Move Stage” with music and programs every hour. There will be plenty of interactive exhibits and the “Back to School Expo” will have over 75 exhibitors marketing their services and selling their products, with plenty of giveaways and prizes. For more information, go to

Brewery Tours at Fordham and Old Dominion Brewing

Saturday, August 18, 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. For more information, go to

Free admission on Sundays to the Delaware Art Museum
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Enjoy free admission on Sundays to the Delaware Art Museum. For more information, please call 302-571-9590.

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