Here is a round-up of some of the great events and things to do in Delaware this weekend. While you’re enjoying Delaware, please share travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Instagram and Pinterest and tag your post #Delagram.
Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite
Friday, January 27 – Sunday, February 12, 2017
Clear Space Theater
Hilarity abounds in Neil Simon’s portrait of three couples occupying a suite at the Plaza. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before and was yesterday the anniversary, or is it today? This wry tale is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her or as Mother yells, "I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!"
Saturday, February 4 – Monday, May 29, 2017
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Delaware Museum of Natural History
Adults: $9, Kids (3-17): $7, Seniors: $8, Under 3: Free
Uncover the facts, fictions, and fossils of Dinosaur Revolution as you LIVE LARGE in reptilian role-play activities at the Delaware Museum of Natural History's newest special exhibit. Undertake three Mesozoic Missions spanning 150 million years and mimic dinosaur behavior; become a junior paleontologist and find evidence of your dinosaur doings; learn why dinosaurs are one of the most successful survivors in earth’s history; and unearth a shocking discovery: dinosaurs may not be extinct! Open during Museum hours: Monday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sunday noon to 4:30 p.m.
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Tuesday, February 7 – Sunday, February 12, 2017
Playhouse at Rodney Square
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.
Horizon Riverfront Rink
Friday, November 25, 2016 – Tuesday, February 28, 2017
$5-8 ($3 for skate rental)
Justison Landing Green, will be transformed into Wilmington’s own “Rockefeller Center” with holiday decorations, twinkling lights, and festive music. The beautiful green grassy area will give way to a 72’ x 120’ skating rink. The rink will be able to accommodate approximately 350 skaters at a time. Horizon Services Riverfront Rink will not only bring a fun winter tradition of skating to downtown Wilmington, it will also offer numerous programs and promotions throughout the skating season.
The Black Jacket Symphony Presents Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Friday, February 10, 2017
World Café Live at The Queen
The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience by recreating classic albums in a live performance setting with a first class lighting and video production. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of hand-picked musicians specifically selected for each album. With no sonic detail being overlooked, the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album. Following the album and a brief intermission, the Black Jacket Symphony returns to the stage to perform a collection of greatest hits by the evening's artist.
Victorine’s Valentine’s Day
Saturday, February 11, 2017
12:30 – 4:00 PM
Hagley Museum and Library
Families will love this afternoon of crafts and activities. Visitors taste gingerbread, make a Victorian Valentine using the “scrap” method, write Valentine verses with a quill pen, and design a candy bar wrapper. A special exhibit featuring antique Valentine cards and candy packaging will be on display. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware.
Sweet Valentines for Kids @ The Estate
Saturday, February 11, 2017
White Clay Creek State Park
Sign your little sweetie up for this fun afternoon at the lovely Judge Morris Estate! Decorate a yummy Valentine cookie and enjoy it with some fruit punch or tea. Then make some creative Valentines for your loved ones! $8 per person. Children must be accompanied by paying adult. Pre-registration is required 302-368-6900.
Love Me, Love Me Knot
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Delaware Seashore State Park
With Valentine’s Day approaching, learn to tie three decorative knots, all with a heart or love theme. Everyone will leave with a decorative box to display their knots at home. Ages 10 and up. $15 per person.
Free Admission to the Delaware Art Museum
Every Sunday (and Thursday evenings)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Delaware Art Museum
The Museum will be open to the public on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in 2015. Thursday evenings after 4:00 p.m. will be free and Sundays will remain free all day. The Museum Store and Thronson Café will also be open. Extended hours are made possible by generous Museum supporters and the Longwood Foundation. Visit delart.org for more information.
Bonus trip ideas:
Discover new adventures on the Delaware Outdoor Trail.
Dine out on the Delaware Culinary Trail.
Explore the outdoors on the Delaware Geocaching Trail.
Take a step back in time on the Delaware History Trail.
Sip your way along the Delaware Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail.
Discover the top things to do in Delaware.