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APR 7-16 Tiptoe to the Tulips: The 7th Annual Lewes Tulip Celebration
The 7th Annual Lewes Tulip Celebration blooms on April 7-16 in the “most beautiful small town in America!” The timing of the tulips’ appearance is an inexact science and to that end, the committee decided to expand the time frame of the event to enhance the chances that the tulips will be visible during the event. The event dates span two weekends with special events planned
APR 8 Winter Beer Pairing Dinners at the CMLF Terminals
5:30- 8:30pm. Enjoy fine food specially prepared by the Cape May-Lewes Ferry chefs paired with Fordham & Dominion brews. Your ticket for a night of fun includes beer, food, tax and tip. Click for the Schedule and Reservations or call 800-643-3779 or visit http://www.capemaylewesferry.com/Admin_Calendar/tabid/1231/ctl/Details/Mid/733/ItemID/4069/Default.aspx?ContainerSrc=%5bG%5dContainers/DarkKnight/PageTitle_Blue
APR 9-10 19th Annual Delaware Resorts Home Expo
Saturday,9am-6pm; Sunday,10am-3pm featuring the area's most successful realtors, developers, builders,
APR 12 Movie and Brews-Caddy Shack
Time: TBA at Mispillion River Brewing (Milford, DE) “Movies on Tap” will feature meet-and-greet tasting opportunities with some of the area’s most beloved breweries and their brewers while providing an opportunity to view cult-classic films. Attendees will have an opportunity to hang out with a local brewer; sample and learn about their beer; and then watch a classic film of the brewer’s choosing . Tickets are $20 , including beer samples, movie, and popcorn. Proceeds benefit the brewer’s charity of choice. Movie: Caddyshack Charity: Food Bank of Delaware Ticket Purchase Link: www.penncinema.com/moviesontap
APR 13 19th Annual Breast Cancer Update @ Dover Downs
8 am-2 pm. Ballrooms B and C. The theme is PERSONALIZED MEDICINE: Not Your Grandmother’s Breast Cancer Free and open to the public. More information, visit www.DEBreastCancer.org
Dutch American Friendship Day
10-4:30 pm @ the Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes. Call 302-645-1148 or visit www.History.Delaware.gov
APR 16 Metropolitan Opera, Live in HD—“Roberto Devereux”
12:55 pm at Cape Henlopen High School Theater, Lewes. Visit www.RehobothFilm.com
APR 16 Coastal Concerts: SYBARITES Concert
8pm, Pre-concert Talk @ 6:30pm. Bethel United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. For more information, call 888-212-6458 or visit www.CoastalConcerts.org
APR 16 10th Annual Wine, Cheese & Beer Tasting
Sponsored by Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park CHSP Officers Club. Lewes. www.FriendsOfCapeHenlopen.org
APR 17 Wine Tasting at Bin 66
4- 6pm. Walt Jones Memorial Project 2016 Annual Wine Tasting at Bin 66 in Rehoboth Beach. Enjoy Appetizers and Wine for $25 in Advance/$35 at the Door benefiting Sussex County Habitat for Humanity.
Make Your Reservation On-line at https://www.sussexcountyhabitat.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1000, call 302-855-1153 x209 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Limited to 125 tickets.
APR 23 Milford Bud & Bug Festival
9-4pm. Join the fun at the 13th Annual Bug & Bud Festival along Walnut St., Front Streets and the Mispillion Riverwalk in historic downtown Milford, Delaware.The Bug & Bud Festival serves as a celebration of Arbor Day, the City of Milford’s designation as a Tree City U.S.A. and Milford’s role in the ladybug’s designation as the State Bug of Delaware. Highlights are the traditional Ladybug and Tree, costumed parade for both kids and pets, diverse local entertainment throughout the day, 100 plus arts & crafts vendors, hands-on activities including seedling tree giveaways, and flower plantings. RAIN or SHINE and FREE of charge, you won’t want to miss this over-the-top outdoor festival! At
APR 29 Noche de Carnaval
6pm. This after-hours Night Carnival celebrates the diversity and fusion of Latin American culture within the city of Wilmington with live music and dance performances. Enjoy a cash bar featuring mojitos, margaritas, and other cocktails, along with food pairings from a variety of local restaurants and food vendors specializing in Latin American cuisine at Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington. For more information, visit http://www.delart.org/event/noche-de-carnaval/?instance_id=10397
APR 30 Barrage 8: reimagining the String Quartet
7:30pm at the Schwartz Center in Dover. A multi-media explosion featuring all 8 instruments in the modern string family. Barrage 8 presents what the Barrage name has come to represent worldwide: "a memorable presentation of music, from many genres and cascading generations, delivered in a way not seen or heard before." Included in the performance is an incredible rhythmic LED backdrop. More info and tickets, visit http://www.schwartzcenter.com/event/3aebd5ac4630b5c10c1e833ab7aba3a0
APR 30 Josh Turner Concert
8 pm at the Rollins Center in Dover Downs Hotel and Conference Center, Multi-platinum MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, one of country music’s most recognizable hit-makers whose hits include “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You Go with Me,” “All Over Me,” and “Time Is Love,” the most played country song of 2012. To purchase tickets or call 800-711-5882 or visit Dover Downs Hotel & Casino at http://www.doverdowns.com/entertainment/concerts-and-events
APR 30 Wheels for Meals Bike Ride
Check in is at 8am at the Beacon Middle School in Lewes. Call 645-7449 for more information.
APR 30 “Gardening for the Bays” Native Plant Sale
9am–1pm at the James Farm Ecological Preserve on Cedar Neck Rd. in Ocean View. Visit www.InlandBays.org.
APR 30 Flower & Arts Festival
10 am-3 pm @ East Coast Garden Cente,r 30366 Cordrey Rd. in Millsboro. Questions? Call 302-945-3489
APR 30 “Fort Miles: Delaware Goes to War—Victory in Europe”
10am-4pm, 12th Annual Living History Event at Fort Miles in Cape Henlopen State Park. See firing demonstrations, learn about garrison life and more. For more information, call 302-645-6852 or visit
MAY 6-8 Lewes Merchants’ Spring Sidewalk Sale
10am-5pm in the Historic Lewes Commercial District in Lewes.
MAY 6 Beebe Medical Foundation
Ruddo Golf Tournament
Registration begins at 11:30 am. More info, visit www.BeebeHCE.org
MAY 7 Lewes in Bloom’s Spring Plant Sale
8:30am–4pm held at 2nd & Bank St. in Lewes. www.LewesInBloom.org
MAY 7 83rd Annual Dover Days Festival Parade
8:30am. The Parade starts at 9:30am at the Central Middle School Parking Lot; ends on Bank Lane west of The Green in Dover. One of the largest, longest-running, FREE, popular events in the state of Delaware dedicated to promoting the heritage and culture of Dover and the state of Delaware. In 2015, the Dover Days Festival attracted a record-breaking attendance of approximately 55,000 people. Activities reflect Delaware’s history and heritage as well as contemporary times and include, but are not limited to, the parade, traditional Maypole Dancing with 250 plus schoolchildren, vintage auto rides, colonial artisans’ village, car show, historic re-enactment groups representing the Revolutionary War, WW II and the Civil War, children’s activities, carnival, fireworks, exhibits and lectures as well all-day entertainment and more. Visit http://doverdaysfestival.com/ for more.
MAY 7 Sussex Academy Derby Day
4-7:30pm. It is a Kentucky Derby themed event to benefit Sussex Academy, Sussex County’s only public charter, tuition-free school. Catered event, features broadcast of Kentucky Derby, raffles, live/silent auctions, open bar, and live music. Tickets are $100 and an early bird special for $75 (when purchased by April 1, 2016). Held at Lavender Fields, 18864 Cool Springs Road in Milton. Please contact Gina Derrickson via email at email@example.com or phone at 302.856.3636 for more information.
MAY 7 Lewes British Motorcar Show
11am-3pm. The Lewes British Motorcar Show “The British are coming...Again!” will welcome a wide array of classic British vehicles to Lewes on Saturday, May 7 (NO RAIN DATE) behind Beacon Motel on East Savannah Road, over the canal. The Car Show is scheduled the same weekend as the Merchants’ Spring Sidewalk Sale in the Historic Lewes Commercial District around Second Street. Their three-day sale begins Friday and ends Sunday from 10am to 5pm. For more information, call 302-645-8073. https://www.leweschamber.com/event/chamber-events/lewes-british-motorcar-show
MAY 14 An Evening of Love and Inspiration
7: 30pm at the Schwatrz Center in Dover. James Napier,