Things to Do in Delaware: Feb. 17-19, 2023

Fireworks in February? Sounds like a blast! Head outside and explore while the weather is still on the mild side. From Girl Scout cookies to great big garage sales, there are plenty of things to do in Delaware this weekend. 



Ballet: Triple Bill 
The Baby Grand, Wilmington 
7-9 p.m., Feb. 17-18; 2 p.m., Feb. 19 
Tickets: $32-$52 
Be the first to experience three world premieres by choreographers Zachary Kapeluck, Blake Krapels, and Viktor Plotnikov in this production by First State Ballet Theatre.  

Annual Mead, Cider & Girl Scout Cookie Pairing 
Liquid Alchemy, Wilmington 
4-8 p.m., Feb. 17 
Tickets: None 
This could be a match made in heaven: You get four Girl Scout cookies, two meads and two ciders. Still hungry? No worries, the Koi on the Go food truck will be on the scene. 

Free Presidents Day Fireworks! 
Casino at Delaware Park, Stanton 
9 p.m., Feb. 17 
Tickets: None 
Did you miss the New Year’s Eve fireworks show at Delaware Park? Don’t fret, they’re having another one Friday night, and the Del’Cap Café is offering a special menu with family-friendly fare. All parking is free too! 

Crooked Hammock Mini Beer Fest 
Crooked Hammock Brewery, Middletown 
12-4 p.m., Feb. 18 
Tickets: $40 
This is a day devoted to stouts, including some “hard to find, easy to enjoy” beers from some of the best breweries this side of the Mississippi. Grab your complimentary sampling glass and get sipping! 

Wilmo Rock Circus 
The Queen Theatre, Wilmington 
6 p.m., Feb. 18 
Tickets: $33-$38 
This one is billed as a “venue-takeover-music-circus-fest,” and it sounds like quite a party: Expect rock bands from near and far, multiple stages, specialty entertainers, ringmasters, themed drinks, circus foods and more! 

Mardi Gras Extravaganza 
Wilma's, Wilmington 
5 p.m., Feb. 18 
Tickets: None 
See what happens when Delaware’s only duckpin bowling alley and Southern-style restaurant decides to throw its own Mardi Gras blowout, featuring Big Easy-style food, speakeasy libations, jazz music and first-come, first-served bowling. 

Delaware Raptor Day 
Ashland Nature Center, Hockessin 
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 19 
Tickets: $60 
Look up! In the sky! It’s a bird, and a hungry one at that. Experience the wonder of raptors at this expedition in search of hawks, falcons, eagles and owls. 

Delaware Bridal & Wedding Expo 
Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington 
1-5 p.m., Feb. 19 
Tickets: Free with online registration or $10 at the door 
Whether you’re dreaming of a black-tie affair or a barefoot ceremony on the beach, this is the place to find the right stuff for the perfect wedding. 


Comedian Earthquake 
Bally’s Dover Casino and Resort, Dover 
9 p.m., Feb. 17 
Tickets: $50-$100 
Comedian Earthquake is based out of Washington, D.C., but his travels have taken him to many top TV shows, including "Def Comedy Jam," "Everybody Hates Chris," and "The Game." 

Free Tour: African American Artists of the Biggs 
Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover 
12:30-1 p.m., Feb. 17 
Tickets: Free 
Dover’s Black History Month celebration arrives at the Biggs, where a walking tour will highlight the museum’s African American artists. 

The Honey Badgers Live 
Kent County Public Library, Dover 
6:30 p.m., Feb. 17 
Tickets: None 
Weaving their voices together over driving guitar, lonesome violin, and punchy harmonica, The Honey Badgers spin stories and songs about finding yourself, finding each other, and finding your way in the world. 

Friends of Folk Concert 
Dover Art League, Dover 
7-10 p.m., Feb. 18 
Tickets: $7-$12 
This weekend’s Friends of Folk Concert features Bruce Anthony and Sam Nobles, a Delaware duo that can play jazz, blues, folk, and everything in between. 

Spring Roll Pairing 
Harvest Ridge Winery, Marydel 
1 p.m., Feb. 19 
Tickets: $25 
Head for this lovely country winery and settle in for an amazing pairing of spring rolls with four delicious wines and ciders. (Tickets must be purchased in advance.) 

Brunch & Paint 
Dover Art League, Dover 
12-2 p.m., Feb. 19 
Tickets: $45 
Enjoy a light brunch and sip mimosas while pouring your creativity out on a canvas! All materials provided. 

Bird Club Outing 
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Smyrna 
3:30-5:30 p.m., Feb. 19 
Join the search for some of nature’s most beautiful owls at Bombay Hook, one of the busiest places in the world for migrating birds. 


CAMP Rehoboth Chorus: "Hooray for Hollywood!" 
Epworth United Methodist Church, Rehoboth Beach 
7 p.m., Feb. 17-18; 3 p.m. Feb. 19 
Tickets: $25 
Love old movies? Then you’re going to love the memorable movie tunes performed by the CAMP Rehoboth chorus. 

Girl Scout Cookies & Beer 
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Rehoboth Beach (also at Wilmington and Newark locations) 
Feb. 17-19 
Tickets: None 
Enjoy a flight of seven Iron Hill beers, paired with seven amazing Girl Scout cookies. There’s even something for the kids: a Milk and Cookies Tasting! 

“To Broadway, With Love Cabaret” 
Milton Theatre, Milton 
8 p.m., Feb. 18 
Tickets: $19-$22 
The vibes of Valentine’s Day are still strong in this celebration of Broadway’s greatest love songs. 

Merchant's Attic: State's Largest Indoor Garage Sale 
Cape Henlopen High School, Lewes 
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 18 
Tickets: None, donations welcome 
More than 100 vendors have arrived at the beach for this gigantic “garage sale,” full of cool stuff you never knew you needed until now. 

“Alice in Wonderland” 
Milton Theatre, Milton 
2 p.m., Feb. 19 
Tickets: $12-$15 
Here’s a great family day together: Watch as Alice plunges down the rabbit hole and has the madcap adventures of her life. 

Dessert Tasting with Dru 
Thompson Island Brewing Company, Rehoboth Beach 
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m., Feb. 19 
Tickets: $15 
Meet local hero Chef Dru Trevis, TV’s Holiday Baking Champion, as he cooks up some sweet treats.