Weekend events in Delaware, May 13 – 15

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.

Wilmington Grand Prix
Friday, May 13 – Sunday, May 15, 2016
Times vary
Downtown Wilmington and surrounding areas
Now in its tenth year, Wilmington Grand Prix has been named to USA Cycling’s prestigious National Criterium Calendar (NCC) f or the ninth straight year. This year’s event will once again feature pro and amateur racing as well as distance rides through the Brandywine Valley, and a family-friendly street festival.

Jersey Boys
Tuesday, May 10 – Saturday, May 14, 2016
Times vary
The Playhouse on Rodney Square
The Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide! JERSEY BOYS features hit songs “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

NASCAR Race Weekend
Friday, May 13 – Sunday, May 15, 2016
All day
Dover International Speedway
Prices vary
NASCAR comes to Dover with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series "Lucas Oil 200." Dover offers a variety of fan friendly and family value ticket packages.

Dewey Golden Jubilee
Friday, May 13 – Sunday, May 15, 2016
All day
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!

Presbyterian Churchyard Lantern Tour
Friday, May 13
8:00 PM
Johnson Victrola Museum
Join our guides though historic Dover and its cemeteries by lantern light this spring. Space is limited; call (302) 739-9194 for reservations. Lantern tours cancelled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled. Meet at the Johnson Victrola Museum Parking Lot – 375 S. New Street and meet important figures from Dover’s history among the tombstones.

OperaDelaware Festival
Saturday, May 14 – Sunday, May 22, 2016
Times vary
Grand Opera House
Costs vary
The OperaDelaware Festival will bring the East Coast Premiere of Franco Faccio's Hamlet and the OperaDelaware Premiere of Verdi's beloved Falstaff to the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware. From May 14 - 22, 2016, be the first to see Hamlet as a full-blown opera production on the East Coast. Revel in the delightful comic operas of Falstaff and enjoy actors from The Delaware Shakespeare Festival and soloists from OperaDelaware as they perform Shakespeare in Song. All festival performances take place at The Grand Opera House, except Shakespeare in Song which is performed at the OperaDelaware studio.

Wilmington River Taxi
Friday, May 6 – Sunday, June 5, 2016
All day
Wilmington Riverfront
Adults: $7, Kids: $5
Cruise the Christina River on the River Taxi. Experience Wilmington’s Riverfront as you have never seen it before. Just sit back, relax and let the captain do the navigating while you experience Wilmington’s revitalized Riverfront. The River Taxi holds 36 passengers and can be boarded from six docks located along the riverfront.

Opening Day: Riverwalk Minigolf
Saturday, May 14 – Saturday, October 15, 2016
Times vary
Wilmington Riverfront
Riverwalk Mini Golf is an 18-hole miniature golf course located right along the Wilmington Riverwalk! This beautifully landscaped mini golf course was designed by Harris Miniature Golf of Wildwood, New Jersey and features many of the colors and plant life found along the Riverfront, including the iconic Tom Burke birdhouses.

Opening Weekend: Kalmar Nyckel Sails 2016
Saturday, May 14 – September 18, 2016
Times vary
Wilmington, Lewes & other locations on the East Coast
Adults: $35, Kids: $20
Join the crew of the historic Kalmar Nyckel for a sail. Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel, all while experiencing the beautiful riverfront and historic locations!

2016 Grapes and Grains Wine & Beer Festival
Saturday, May 14, 2016
12:00 – 5:00 PM
Middletown Peach Tree Station
Grapes and Grains Wine & Beer Festival will take place on May 14 from 12pm-5pm at Peachtree Station in Middletown, DE with Metro Pub & Grill acting as our premier event sponsor. Here is a sneak peek of this years vendors...Dogfish HeadBlue Earl Brewing3rd Wave Brewing CompanyPainted Stave DistillingNew Belgium Brewing Company Crow Vineyard & WineryRebel Seed CideryDelaware Distilling CompanyStandard DistributorsHarvest Ridge Wineryand more!

Winterthur Invitational 2016
Saturday, May 7 – Saturday, May 28, 2016
All day
Winterthur Museum, Gardens & 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 and associated lecture. From 1916 to 1969, hundreds of guests came to Winterthur for glittering social occasions hosted by Henry Francis and Ruth Wales du Pont. During the heyday of Winterthur as a du Pont family home, guests arrived in a wide variety of automobiles that reflected the latest in design and fashion. To honor this tradition, Winterthur will have on view grand vehicles from the 1910s through the 1950s each Saturday in May 2016 for you to enjoy! 

Crooked Hammock Brewery Local Beer Fest
Sunday, May 7, 2016
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Crooked Hammock Brewery
Crooked Hammock Brewery is hosting a Local Beer Fest with Dogfish Head Brewing, Mispillion River Brewing, 3rd Wave Brewing, 16 Mile Brewing, Blue Earl Brewing, Big Oyster Brewing and Dewey Beer Co.

Dogfish Head Bike to the Theatre Series
Sunday, May 8, 2016
2:00 PM
Milton Theater
Four great movies, Dogfish Head beer, and your friends all together at the Milton Theatre! In celebration of National Bike Month, Dogfish Head and the Milton Theatre are pleased to announce their Bike to the Theatre Movie Series. Adults $5 and children are FREE! Buy ALL FOUR events for $15.  Bring your family and friends and park your bike inside the theatre. 2:00 pm screenings each week. Tickets are $5 for adults and FREE for children under 12 years of age. The Milton Theatre is located at 110 Union Street in historic downtown Milton, Delaware. Online tickets available at www.miltontheatre.com or by calling 302.684.3038.

May 15 E.T. the Extraterrestrial (rated PG)
May 22 Quicksilver (rated PG)

Rail Explorers
Thursday, April 21 – Wednesday, June 15, 2016
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
2-person: $75, 4-person: $125
Rail Explorers is the first adventure company to bring you its custom pedal powered Rail Explorer. We have partnered with The Wilmington & Western Railroad to open our Delaware Division. Rail Explorers will offer tours along the beautiful and historic rails near Wilmington, DE. We have Tandem Rail Explorers for 2 people or Quad Rail Explorers for 4 people. Reservations are essential. Hope to see you there!!

Escape Rehoboth
Times Vary (Book in advance)
Rehoboth Beach
Adults: $20, Kids: $15
The Delaware Beaches Premier Escape Room! Star in you own mystery movie; solve the puzzles, crack the codes and enjoy the fatest 60 minutes of your life!

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.