The weekend for celebrating the special women in your life is here, and there’s so much happening in Delaware for it. Here is a round-up of some of the great events and things to do in this weekend. While you’re enjoying Delaware, please share travel photos by following VisitDelaware on Instagram and Pinterest and tag your post #Delagram.

Delaware Bird-a-Thon
Saturday, May 6 – Sunday, May 14, 2017
Times vary
Locations vary
If you've never had a chance to experience the world-class bird-watching available at Delaware's coastal wildlife preserves, this event is a great way to check it out (and possibly win some prizes). Structured much like a walk-a-thon, the fundraiser challenges participants to count the number of different bird species seen (or heard) in a 24-hour period. 

Wilmington Flower Market
Thursday, May 11 – Sunday, May 14, 2017
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Rockford Park
The 97th Annual Wilmington Flower Market will be held at Rockford Park in Wilmington the Thursday, Friday and Saturday before Mother's Day. This fun-filled event is eagerly awaited by market-goers of all ages throughout the region. Flowers and plants of all kinds are available and Flower Market is a favorite shopping stop for Mom on her special day. Children's rides and games, concerts, food and drink, merchants' booths, crafts and artwork make for a great Spring outing. Rain or shine, admission is free.

Dewey Golden Jubilee
Friday, May 12 – Sunday, May 14, 2017
Times vary
Dewey Beach
Join for a golden (retriever) filled weekend. What could be better than to enjoy the fun an d the sun on Dewey’s dog-friendly beaches with your best fur-friends! 

Movies on Tap with Iron Hill Brewery
Friday, May 12, 2017
3:00 PM
Penn Cinema Riverfront
Join Premier Wine & Spirits and Out & About Magazine once a month at Penn Cinema Riverfront as they offer one of the most interactive tasting experiences around. Each event will feature different, local/regional brewery and their brewers. Sample some great tastings beers, meet and greet with a local brewery and catch a cult-classic flick on the big screen! May's Movie on Tap will be a showing of Ferris Bueller's Day Off with Iron Hill Brewery.

Wilmington Bach Festival
Friday, May 12 – Saturday, May 13, 2017
Times vary
Old Town Hall
Please join us for the first ever Wilmington Bach Festival, a new classical music festival celebrating the music of Bach right in downtown Wilmington. This collaboration between the Choir School and the Delaware Historical Society features three concerts in the 1798 Wilmington Old Town Hall, in the middle of Wilmington’s historic downtown.

Blue Earl Brewing 2nd Anniversary Party
Saturday, May 13, 2017
12:00 – 9:00 PM
Blue Earl Brewing
Blue Earl Brewing is turning 2 Years Old! They are celebrating by throwing a birthday bash, to thank all of the wonderful folks that have helped make Blue Earl a huge success! They will feature award winning food trucks Delicious Craving and The Wandering Chef Catering Cart serving their awesome eats all day and night. The almighty Lower Case Blues and Cadillac Riot will be performing for this very special event. There will be a very special limited release bottled beer in honor of this momentous occasion.

Director’s Garden Walks
Saturday, May 13, 2017
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Included with admission
Formerly known as the Second Saturdays Garden Walk, these walks are on the second Saturday of each month, year-round at 1:00 pm (unless otherwise noted). All walks begin and end at the Visitor Center and are free for Members and included with admission. Join Winterthur’s Director of Garden & Estate Chris Strand on a special walk highlighting interesting and seldom seen parts of the Winterthur landscape! Walks last about 90 minutes. Be sure to dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. In case of inclement weather, an update message will be left at 302.888.4915 approximately 3 hours before the walk.

Star Wars Day
Saturday, May 13, 2017
12:00 – 3:00 PM
Brandywine Zoo
Included with admission
Bring your camera! The Empire invades the Brandywine Zoo today! Meet some of your favorite Star Wars characters and even take photos with them! It’s free to take photos with the characters, but donations are encouraged. All donations will benefit the Delaware Zoological Society.

Discover Bank Delaware Marathon
Saturday, May 13 – Sunday, May 14, 2017
7:00 AM
Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park
From the Producers of the Bethany Beach Tri and Surfin' Snowman comes Delaware's newest and must epic running event. The Co astal Delaware Running Festival on April 24, 2016 will consist of an 9K, Half Marathon & a Full Marathon (Boston Qualifier). All three run courses are flat and fast and take in the most beautiful landmarks of coastal Delaware, including the entire Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk (both directions) and numerous Delaware State Park trails and landmarks. Finishing Line Celebration will take place at The Lighthouse in Dewey Beach with plenty of complimentary beer, food, music and cheer! Register Today!

Winterthur Invitational: Historic Automobiles
Saturday, May 6 – Saturday, May 20, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Included with admission
Step back in time to see elegant automobiles of the country-estate era. Enjoy a series of displays of magnificent historic automobiles on select Saturdays in May. Each Saturday will feature a different thematic display. Weather permitting.

Ansel Adams – Early Works
Friday, May 5 – Sunday, July 30, 2017
Tuesday-Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Sunday: 1:30 – 4:30 PM 
Biggs Museum of American Art
Adults: $12, Seniors: $10, Members/Military/Under 12: Free
This exhibition presents the work of iconic American photographer, Ansel Adams. His work can be viewed as the end of an arc of American art concerned with capturing the “sublime” in the unspoiled Western landscape: a tradition that includes several painters on view within the Biggs Museum including Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Cole.

Treasures on Trial: The Art and Science of Detecting Fakes
Saturday, April 1, 2017 – Sunday, January 7, 2018
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
The exhibition will examine artwork, couture, silver, sporting memorabilia, wine, musical instruments, antiquities, and stamps along with ceramics, furniture, and folk art. This broad selection of luxury and everyday objects further illustrates that rarity, supply, and desirability can make anything fair game for a clever forger or fraudster intent on turning a handsome profit.

Mother’s Day

Here you'll find a Mother’s Day Brunch Blog for any kind of family to enjoy!

And here are a bunch more brunch options:

Mother’s Day Weekend Fairy Tea

Mother’s Day Breakfast Buffet at Buckley’s Tavern

Mother’s Day Breakfast Buffet at the Smyrna Diner

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at Abbott’s Grill in Milford

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at McGlynn’s in Dover

Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet at the Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach

Mother’s Day Brunch at Grain Craft Bar & Kitchen

Mother’s Day Brunch at Harvest Ridge Winery

Mother’s Day Brunch at Nage in Rehoboth Beach

Mother’s Day Brunch at Winterthur

Mother’s Day Brunch at Harpoon Hanna’s in Fenwick Island

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Hilton Wilmington Christiana

Mother’s Day Buffet Dinner Train on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

Mother’s Day Buffet a Columbus Inn in Wilmington

Mother’s Day Hike at Killens Pond

Mother’s Day at Frawley Stadium

Mother’s Day Buffet at Deerfield

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.