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Delaware Events, Regional Performances, Festivals and More...
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Our Favorite Festivals, Annual Events, Benefits and Live Performances!
APR 1 Teller Wines Expo
1-4pm at the Lewes Public Library. Enjoy sipping over 100 wines and sample tasty bites from local gourmet restaurants… featuring a Live and Silent Auction of fine wines and fun surprises. $75/person. http://tellerwines.com/event/teller-wines-expo-2017/?instance_id=202
APR 6-15 8th Annual Lewes Tulip Celebration
At various locations in Lewes. The Lewes Chamber of Commerce’s eighth annual Lewes Tulip Celebration will be blossoming on April 6-15, 2017. It is a partnership with Lewes in Bloom, The Lewes Historical Society, Lewes Parks & Recreation Commission, the Zwaanendael Museum, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market and new participants, the Lewes Chamber restaurant members participating in the inaugural “Lewes TWO-Lips Culinary week. The broad-based committee, chaired by chamber-member and Mayor Ted Becker, is working on all aspects of the multifaceted event. This year’s celebration is receiving financial sponsorship by chamber-member Fulton Bank for the fifth consecutive year. https://www.leweschamber.com/news/community/8th-annual-lewes-tulip-celebration-blooms-april-6-15-includes-inaugural-lewes-two
APR 6-13 Lewes "TWO-Lips" Culinary Week
11am -10pm. A Restaurant Week-inspired event but with a different twist. Instead of offering a three course fixed price lunch or dinner, each participating chamber restaurant member identified a “special” that will be on their menu during the span of the event - Thursday, April 6 through Thursday, April 13. https://www.leweschamber.com/event/chamber-events/lewes-two-lips-culinary-week
APR 7-9 Annual Spring Dewey Greyhound Gathering
This dog weekend in Dewey Beach is a laidback and friendly. Join a bunch of beautiful bowwows and their people in Dewey Beach for a relaxed weekend of un-crowded beaches and activities. https://www.beach-fun.com/events/current-events/event/2557-greyhounds-reach-the-beach-spring.html
APR 7 First State Symphonic Band Spring Concert
7:30pm. FREE at the First Baptist Church of Delaware in New Castle. Enjoy exciting contemporary pieces including a Tribute to Leonard Bernstein, Sousa marches, and a piece composed by band member Joe Eigenbrot. There’s more in store… at 901 East Basin Road, New Castle, Delaware. Info, visit http://www.firststatesymphonicband.com/
APR 7-9 Once Upon A Mattress at Clear Space Theatre
Friday/Saturday night at 7pm, Saturday/Sunday matinees at 3pm. Clear Space’s Spotlight on Young Performers troupe will present Once Upon A Mattress, a musical comedy revealing the back stories absent from Hans Christian Anderson’s beloved fairy tale. Tickets for all shows are $15, and may be purchased on-line at www.clearspacetheatre.org, or by calling the box office at 302-227-2270.
APR 7-9 Titanic: Tragedy & Trial
Shows: Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm. Honoring the 105th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the Reedy Point Players perform Titanic: Tragedy & Trial, written by Pat Cook, performed with special permission by Eldridge Plays & Musicals. In addition to the performances, a display of Titanic artifact reproductions will be presented at the Delaware City Community Center, 250 5th Street Delaware City, DE. Learn more at http://www.thereedypointplayers.com/
APR 8 Cats in Hats
12-2pm, join us for a festive fundraiser celebrating all things cats at Baywood Greens, 32279 Clubhouse Way in Long Neck! Attendees will be served a lunch of their choosing. There will be a 50/50, raffles, live music, guest speakers and more! All proceeds will benefit the Delaware SPCA. http://www.delspca.org/events/2nd-annual-cats-hats/
APR 8-9 First State Ballet A Mid Summer Night's Dream
Sat at 7pm, Sun at 2pm at the baby grand in Wilmington First State Ballet Theatre will close out its season with A Midsummer Night’s Dream choreographed by Alex Buckner. This enchanting ballet brings William Shakespeare’s classic comedy to life. The hilarious tale follows the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and group of six amateur actors who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest. A ballet perfect for all ages! More info and tickets http://tickets.thegrandwilmington.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=4715
APR 14 49th Annual Great Delaware Kite Festival
11am Easter Egg Hunt at Cape Henlopen State Park followed by the kite competitions for children and teens. The highest kite competition follows at approximately 1pm and is open to all ages. An egg toss competition that will take place immediately after the highest kite contest. The adult competitions will begin at approximately 2pm, interspersed with professional stunt kite flying demonstrations. The times may vary according to weather conditions and the number of competitors. Co-sponsored by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation, visit https://www.leweschamber.com/event/community-events/49th-annual-great-delaware-kite-festival for more information
APR 14-15 15th Annual Delaware Music Festival
Annual 2-day music festival held at The Rusty Rudder in Dewey Beach, DE showcasing the best Artists/Bands from Delaware. https://www.facebook.com/DEMusicFest/
APR 15 Egg Hunt at Lewes Canalfront Park
10:30am-noon at Lewes Canalfront Park. Kids 10 and under look for eggs filled with goodies, Easter bunny, face painting, balloon artists. $5 single child, $10 two or more children in family. Tickets available at www.lewescanalfrontpark.org
APR 22-23 20th Anniversary Home Expo in Lewes
Sat 10am 6pm / Sun 10am- 4pm at Cape Henlopen High School, Kings Highway, Lewes, Delaware. http://www.rehobothtoday.com/expo/
APR 23 9th Annual Food and Wine Festival
4-8pm. 4pm Private VIP Tasting, 5-8pm General Admission Join Nage celebrating it's 9th year of love for food & wine with wines from 10 wine regions and more than 50 wines to taste and enjoy. Each region is paired with foods as well as passed hors d' oeuvres and desserts. In addition, there is a ‘Not Wine’ section with beers and liquors and two musicians in separate areas setting the mood. Benefiting Children & Families First of Delaware. VIP Tickets: $75 each or $140 per couple — Includes joining the festival an hour before opening for a private wine tasting with the wine sponsor. https://www.forkandflask.com/events/
APR 22-23 4th Annual Dewey/Rehoboth Beach Bacon Fest
2 Days Of Bacon Pleasure in Dewey Beach & Rehoboth Beach. For The Love Of Bacon Do Not Miss This Event. https://www.facebook.com/iDeweyBaconFest/
APR 28 6th Annual Primavera da Vinci: A Wine and Food Celebration
7pm at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana.This annual event is a culinary and wine extravaganza featuring masterpieces prepared by local celebrity chefs complimented with over 20 fine wines. Featuring spectacular food stations with homemade pastas, veal, seafood, steak, desserts plus other entree specialties paired with wine, entertainment by "Back2Life", live cooking demonstrations, a wine store and silent auction and more at the Hilton Wilmington/Christiana, 100 Continental Drive in Newark. Visit http://www.societadavinci.org/
A community festival serving as a celebration of Arbor Day, designation as a Tree City USA & Milford’s role in the Ladybug as State Bug of Delaware. http://downtownmilford.org/events/2017-annual-bug-bud-festival/
APR 29 Ocean to Bay Bike Tour
Ride the Beaches, Bays & Beyond! All routes start and end in Bethany Beach. Choose from a 30-, 50-mile, Metric Century & Century route. Completion of the ride is optional. Sag Wagon support available from 7am- 4pm. Designated rest stops with restrooms, light snacks & beverages. Continue the Tour After Party: from 11am-5pm with music, food vendors and door prizes. Rain or shine. However, if extreme weather is forecasted, the Bike Tour may be canceled. No refunds will be given. http://oceantobaybiketour.com/
APR 28-30 Dewey Beach Doodle Romp
On Saulsbury Street in Dewey Beach featuring a costume parade, lunch and raffle. 12th Dewey Beach Doodle Romp! Last year over 200 Doodles cruised the shoreline. While it has often turned into a 3-day event, the main event is on Saturday starting at 9:30am, Romp meets at the beach on Saulsbury Street, 12pm Pizza delivered to the beach/Dog costume parade, 2pm Raffle for Food & Friends, 4pm Yappy Hour/Dinner with dogs at Starboard at 2009 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach. http://www.doodlesindewey.org/ http://www.rehobothbeach.city/event-calendar/20170429-12th-annual-doodles-in-dewey
MAY 5-6 Lewes Merchants' Sidewalk Sale
10am-5pm. Sales… Sales…. Sales. Walk and shop. https://www.leweschamber.com/event/lewes-merchants-spring-sidewalk-sale
MAY 6 22nd Annual British Motorcar Show
11am-3pm at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal in Lewes. Welcome a wide array of classic British vehicles to Lewes on Saturday, May 6 (NO RAIN DATE). The Lewes Chamber of Commerce sponsors the show with assistance from the British Car Club of Delaware and is supported by County Bank and Southern Delaware Tourism. https://www.leweschamber.com/news/community/22nd-annual-british-motorcar-show-may-6-2017
MAY 6 Dewey Beach Chihuahua Race
11am-5pm at Dagsworthy Street Dewey Beach. Chihuahua and small dog races. Join us at the Old Lifesaving Station on Dagsworthy Street at 11am Saturday on May 3. Visit https://www.facebook.com/Dewey-Beach-Chihuahua-Race-426268184184442/
MAY 12-14 Golden Jubilee: Golden Retrievers Weekend
11am-5pm in Dewey Beach. Friday: Gold Rush to the Rehoboth Boardwalk or Town Walk. Saturday: Blessing of the animals, prizes, photos, romp on the beach, poop patrol/walk and bonfire. Details at www.deweygoldenjubilee.wordpress.com.