Best of Delaware

After nearly 20 years of reader surveys, we've learned a thing or two about the places that make the state great. Herein, a list of classics, favorites and upstarts that you just have to try.




FOOD AND DRINK

THE WORLD’S FARE

Best Cajun-Creole Restaurant
Upstate, critics: Blue Parrot Bar & Grille offers some of the best Creole cookin’ this side of the Mason-Dixon. Add in a hurricane-slingin’ Voodoo bar, friendly service, great outdoor dining and a menu of étouffée, catfish, jambalaya, gumbo and more crawfish than you can swing a beaded necklace at. (1934 W. Sixth St., Wilmington, 655-8990)
Downstate, critics: On occasion, chef Kenn Lucas whips up a batch of Louisiana gumbo or jambalaya at Pig Out, but there’s always Cajun fried catfish in this tiny eatery. Sides are straight from the Crescent City: collard greens, red beans and rice, and garlic fries. Southern-fried ribs are a mainstay, and the pulled pork is cooked for five hours to make it extra tender. (212 S. Governors Ave., Dover, 739-0840)

Best Chinese Restaurant
Upstate, readers: Potstickers Asian Grill (1247 New Churchmans Road, Newark, 731-0188)
Downstate, readers and critics: Customers flock to Confucius Chinese Restaurant for addictive fried veggie dumplings and sautéed fresh fish. The restaurant prides itself on generous portions, doling out more shrimp and walnuts than one could ever imagine. (57 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3848)
Upstate, critics: Chefs at The Crownery train in Hong Kong and mainland China, which comes as no surprise when you taste the steamed Chilean sea bass or the diced chicken with honey walnuts. All ingredients are fresh, you’ll find none of the canned sauces served at cheap take-aways. Children are not only welcomed—they are encouraged. (228 Lantana Drive, Hockessin, 239-3825)

Best French Restaurant
Upstate, readers: The Green Room (11 W. Market St., Wilmington, 594-3154)
Downstate, readers: Chez La Mer (210 Second St., Rehoboth Beach, 227-6494)
Over the line, critics: Gilmore’s Restaurant has been one of the most popular places in West Chester since 2001. The intimate BYOB occupies a refurbished 18th-century townhouse where chef Peter Gilmore, who spent 22 years as chef de cuisine at Philly’s famed Le Bec-Fin, prepares classic French dishes with contemporary American flair. Favorites include roasted baby pheasant with foie gras bread pudding, raisin-pecan bread pudding with a white chocolate center, and butterscotch crème brûlée. (133 E. Gay St., West Chester, Pa., 610-431-2800)

Best Greek Restaurant
Upstate, readers: Costa’s Grill & Wine Bar (1000 West St., Wilmington, 777-2268)
Downstate, readers: Captain Pete’s Mediterranean Cove (700 Coastal Hwy., Fenwick Island, 537-5900)

Best Indian Restaurant
Upstate, readers: Star of India (100 Elkton Road, Newark, 455-0300)
Downstate, readers and critics: For a small place, Taste of India serves a lot of authentic dishes. Try several at once from the bountiful buffet offered on weekends. Service is swift, so even when it’s crowded, the wait is bearable. Paneer pakora (delicious fritters of homemade cheese) make a nice prelude to spicy lamb vindaloo. Order naan or special kulcha stuffed with chicken tikka, minced meat or onion. The ras malai (dumplings of cottage cheese) is excellent. Save room for dessert. (348 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, 677-0121)
Upstate, critics: The beautiful thing about the food at Nirvana Fine Indian Cuisine is that it represents styles from all parts of India well, but in its own way. The seasoning of the tandoori chicken creates a crust, unlike versions of the popular dish from other Indian restaurants. The gi (or clarified butter) that is the basis of most dishes, is richer than most, lending a creamy consistency to meals such as palak paneer. The art glass partitions create an air that is urbane and cool. (1601 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 652-3846)

Best Irish Fare
Upstate, critics: Dublin transplants Joe and Shirley Sheridan knew what they were doing when they opened A Piece of Ireland in 2001. The bar stretches 42 feet, and there’s a fireplace to warm you. The menu is always authentic, loaded with corned beef and cabbage, Guinness stew, shepherd’s pie and boxty—all for under $10. (2 Chesmar Plaza, Newark, 454-1900)
Downstate, critics: The corned beef and cabbage and the banger sausages are popular at Stoney Lonen. Then again, so are the pecan-encrusted halibut and 12-ounce rib eyes. Get the drift? Stoney Lonen fuses Irish and American influences, but the taps—loaded with Guinness Irish Stout, Harp Lager and Smithwick’s 1710 Original Irish Ale—are all Blarney. (208 Second St., Rehoboth Beach, 227-2664)

Best Irish Breakfast
Downstate, critics: Books by the Bay Café, where you can grab a quick bite and a good book, is also home to one big repast. Its take on the traditional Irish breakfast consists of two slices of Irish bacon and Irish sausage, two eggs, a grilled tomato and mushrooms. (111 Bank St., Lewes, 645-2304)

Best Neighborhood Italian Place
Upstate, readers: Grotto Pizza (Bear, Fairfax, Newark, Wilmington)
Downstate, readers: Grotto Pizza (Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach, Lewes, Long Neck, Middletown, Rehoboth Beach, Seaford, South Bethany)
Upstate, critics: The fact that Madeline’s has been operating in the same location (across from St. Francis Hospital) for 46 years says a lot. That the landmark is run by third-generation Sparcos (founder Madeline Sparco’s grandson Stephen and his wife, Tammy) reflects the consistency and caring that goes into maintaining a respected neighborhood restaurant. Some staffers have worked there for more than 20 years. The legendary lasagna is still served in huge portions, and the wedding soup remains one of Madeline’s most popular offerings. The restaurant recently underwent a renovation, but don’t worry—it still feels like home. (531 N. Dupont St., Wilmington, 656-4505)
Downstate, critics: You won’t find a homier spot than Roma Italian Restaurant. The cioppino is requested so often, it will soon become a menu item. Chef Joe Garramone’s lobster ravioli, veal saltimbocca and wild mushroom risotto are delizioso. Need more? The tiramisu and cheesecakes are made in-house, but try the peanut butter mousse—if there’s any left. (3 President Drive, Dover, 678-1041)

Best Upscale Italian Place
Upstate, readers: Bertucci’s Brick Oven Pizzeria (201 W. Main St., Newark, 286-6600; 3596 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 529-0800)
Downstate, readers: DiFebo’s (789 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach, 539-4914)
Downstate, critics: Ignore the strip mall façade. Once you’re inside La Rosa Negra, you’re in Italy. The Tuscany Room is for banquets and more formal dining. The Venetian Room is less spiffy, yet classy. Both are suitable for casual family dining. The bar area was recently enlarged, in part because of the list of 80 reasonably priced wines and the popularity of live jazz on weekends. The prices of La Rosa Negra’s 10 different veal dishes are reduced on Thursdays, and the Taste of Italy menu offers half-portion entrées at a discount. The new international menu changes every two weeks. A classic: the rockfish, sautéed and baked in cream and Marsala, topped with sun-dried tomato butter cream and lump crab meat, all served over pasta. Regulars also know that duck is a good call. For dessert, try the award-winning symphony cake: triple chocolate cake coated with raspberry, iced in a mocha whipped cream, then topped with chocolate ganache and toasted almonds. (1201 Savannah Road, Lewes. 645-1980)

Best Japanese Restaurant
Upstate, readers: Utage Japanese Restaurant (1601 Concord Pike, Suite 57-61, Wilmington, 652-1230)
Downstate, readers: Cultured Pearl (19 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-8493)

Best Mediterranean Restaurant
Upstate, readers: Ali Baba Middle Eastern Cuisine (175 E. Main St., Newark, 738-1111)
Downstate, readers: Espuma (28 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-4199)
Upstate, critics: Among breathtaking Mediterranean décor and amply cushioned seating, some of the most elegant cuisine this side of Morocco is served at Casablanca. A seven-course dinner of bastilla, luscious meat courses and baklava, among others, can take two hours or more. But with professional belly dancers on hand, who cares? (4401 N. Dupont Hwy., New Castle, 652-5344)

Best Mexican Restaurant
Upstate, readers: La Tolteca (203 Newark Shopping Center, Newark, 737-8220; 4015 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-9477; W. Newport Pike, Wilmington, 636-9484)
Downstate, readers: La Tolteca (859 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, 734-9524; 4578 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, 644-3994)
Upstate, critics: Tijuana Taco Shop is where Mexican-Americans lead and the rest follow. The place is usually packed with diners that seriously chow down on $4 appetizers and hearty entrées under $10. No visit is complete without the chili con queso or jalapeños relleños. Nachos are smothered in chorizo, ham and bubbling cheese. The burritos are stuffed with fabulous guacamole. Is there room in our growing tummies for the crepes with caramel? Uh-huh. (1815 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington, 777-3565)
Downstate, critics: Known for treating customers like true amigos, Corralejo Mexican and Taquere Restaurant is built upon fast service and authentic cuisine. Its fajitas, pork carnitas flavored with beer and tacos of spicy carne asada are all assembled from fresh ingredients, chopped and prepped every morning. It never hurts to serve great margaritas. (528 S. Bay Road, Dover, 734-4575)

Best New American Restaurant
Upstate, critics: Moro chef-owner Michael DiBianca serves only food that he’d eat. That’s always a good sign. For starters, let us recommend the crispy duck confit with arugula, Belgian endive, Meyer lemon and Parmesan. On to the onion-crusted yellowtail snapper with baby vegetables and vanilla beurre blanc. Or should we try the plank-roasted, maple-glazed salmon with whipped sweet potatoes, grilled pineapple and macadamia nut vinaigrette? They are all DiBianca favorites. During the past year, the a la carte steak and chop menu has gained popularity. Moro serves 10 different steaks, including the Gorgonzola and caramelized onion-crusted 16-ounce barrel-cut rib eye. All beef is dry-aged for 30 days. (1307 N. Scott St., Wilmington, 777-1800)

Best Thai Restaurant
Upstate, readers (tie): Bangkok House (104 N. Union St., Wilmington, 654-8555) Pan Tai (837 N. Union St., Wilmington, 652-6633)
Downstate, readers: Seaside Thai (19 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-9525)

OUR TOWNS

Best Restaurant in Bethany
Readers: Bethany Blues BBQ Pit (6 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach, 537-1500)
Critics: Executive chef Michael Johnston and sous chef Tony Magarelli of Sedona oversee a fine menu known mostly for seafood. (Don’t discount the antelope with plum sauce.) For its 15th birthday this year, Sedona got a facelift that features contemporary colors of chocolate brown, turquoise and burnt red pepper, new textured sound panels and track lighting. The wine list has been enhanced with 20 more bottles, including some from green wineries such as Frog’s Leap, which uses only organically grown Napa Valley grapes. (26 Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach, 539-1200)

Best Restaurant in Claymont
Readers: Claymont Steak Shop (3526 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, 798-5319)
Critics: Someone please tell Mimmo that we realize his Mazzella’s Italian Restaurant is actually in Penny Hill. Can we agree to call it Greater Claymont’s Little Italy? After all, the recent renovation and countless authentic Italian dishes harken back to the old country. The addition of the arches and ceramic tiles helped dress the place up. (We’re thankful the familiar seascape mural was preserved.) Everything on the menu is how it was meant to be, from the Neapolitan sourdough bread to the lasagna to the chef’s specialties, such as Amalfi: sautéed chicken breast, jumbo shrimp, broccoli and roasted peppers in blush wine sauce over linguine. Heck, even the French fries are awesome. (729 Philadelphia Pike, Wilmington, 762-8722)

Best Restaurant in Dewey Beach
Readers: Two Seas (Highway One and Van Dyke Street, Dewey, 227-2610)

Best Restaurant in Dover
Readers: Michele’s Steak and Seafood (1131 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, 674-4600)
Critics: The Southern-style Cool Springs Fish Bar and Restaurant really is the Big Kahuna when it comes to fantastic seafood. The menu consists of mouth-watering flounder, Maryland crab cakes and succulent steamed clams. For the landlubber, there is a selection of dishes such as rack of lamb, pan-fried New York sirloin and center-cut pork chops. And a word to the wise: Cool Springs is a great place to flex your networking muscles. (2463 S. State St., Dover, 698-1955)

Best Restaurant in Fenwick Island
Readers: Nantucket’s Restaurant (Route 1 and Atlantic Ave., Fenwick Island, 539-2607)

Best Restaurant in Greenville
Readers: Buckley’s Tavern (5812 Kennett Pike, Greenville, 656-9776)
Critics: Krazy Kat’s (named for its eclectic collection of feline art) never fails to surprise and please. And with a menu as colorful as its decor, it serves as a culinary retreat for many locals. All food, a mixture of American nouvelle cuisine and traditional continental fare, is made from scratch Think herb-roasted organic quail, jumbo lump crab and Maine lobster cake, and pan-seared breast of Muscovy duck confit with flowering kale, ginger carrot, parsnip purée and blood orange glaze. (Route 100 and Kirk Road, Greenville, 888-4200)

Best Restaurant in Hockessin
Readers: Six Paupers Tavern and Restaurant (7465 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, 489-7287)
Critics: At the Back Burner Restaurant the atmosphere encourages conversation while diners enjoy wonderful food without feeling rushed. The restaurant offers seasonal, American-style selections. Steak and seafood selections are big, but we love the veal Oscar topped with crab meat and Hollandaise sauce. Desserts come from Sweet Somethings in Wilmington. You’d be remiss if you didn’t at least share the hazelnut crunch cheesecake. (425 Hockessin Corner, Hockessin, 239-2314)

Best Restaurant in Lewes
Readers: Striper Bites (107 Savannah Road, Lewes, 645-4657)

Best Restaurant in Magnolia
Readers: Cool Springs Fish Bar and Restaurant (2463 S. State St., Dover, 698-1955)

Best Restaurant in Middletown
Readers: Nino’s Pizza (406 W. Main St., Middletown, 449-0911)
Critics: What do an ostrich, buffalo and jazz singer have in common? They’re just some of the many treats you will find at Maynard’s Piano Bar and Restaurant. Unlike the ostrich and buffalo, the jazz singer isn’t served with a side of fries. Delicious food and lively entertainment make Maynard’s a must-do. (423 N. Broad St., Middletown, 376-6066)

Best Restaurant in Millsboro
Readers: The Georgia House (119 Main St., Millsboro, 934-6737)

Best Restaurant in Newark
Readers: Caffé Gelato (90 E. Main St., Newark, 738-5811)

Best Restaurant in Rehoboth Beach
Readers: Big Fish Grill (4117 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, 227-9007)

Best Restaurant in Seaford
Readers: Bon Appetit (312 High St., Seaford, 629-3700)

Best Restaurant in Smyrna
Readers: Wayside Inn (103 N. DuPont Hwy., Smyrna, 653-8047)
Critics: The Smyrna Diner is a landmark. Great diner food is served by caring waitresses like Charlotte Bleen and Mary Anderson (combined tenure: 70 years) who call you “hon” while doling out the best chicken and dumplings, pancakes and sausage gravy in town. By Christmas, the new Smyrna Diner on Corey Lane (off Route 1) should be up and running. Bittersweet? You bet. But the new joint will accommodate bigger parties. It’ll be handicapped accessible. It’ll house big breakfast buffets on weekends. The manager-owner team of Jamie Compton and her mother, Sandra Margist, promise the same great food (from a larger, more modern kitchen) and more of the best service in the area. (304 N. DuPont Hwy., Smyrna, 653-9980)

Best Restaurant in Downtown Wilmington
Readers: Harry’s Seafood Grill (101 S. Market St., Wilmington, 777-1500)

Best Restaurant in North Wilmington
Readers: Harry’s Savoy Grill (2020 Naamans Road, Wilmington, 475-3000)

RAREFIED ATMOSPHERES

Best Atmosphere
Downstate, readers: Big Fish Grill (4117 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, 227-9007)
Upstate, readers: Harry’s Seafood Grill (101 S. Market St., Wilmington, 777-1500)

Best Classic Atmosphere
Upstate, critics: The Green Room, the three-star jewel of the Hotel du Pont, has been a favorite since the early 1900s. That would scream stuffy if it weren’t for the renovation that catapulted the French gem into the current millennium. Think of the Green Room as great theater: Soaring gold-leaf ceilings and Versace china are necessary props; the attentive waitstaff are the supporting players. But for tonight’s performance, you are the star. (11 W. Market St., Wilmington, 594-3154)
Downstate, critics: When owner John Donato restored The Buttery, the former Victorian home of Laura Mustard and her husband, Captain Robert Morris, his goal was to preserve the spectacular architecture. After sifting through reams of documents and historical photographs, he did it. From the pale yellow walls to the impressive moldings to the crisp white tablecloths, The Buttery is one of the most exquisite restaurants in Lewes. But don’t take our word for it. Laura Mustard’s great grandson, Robert Morris Mustard Sr., recently visited The Buttery. He was quite pleased. (102 Second St., Lewes, 645-7755)
Over the line, critics: Taking over the historic Chadd’s Ford Inn was no easy task, but Brandywine Prime made it look easy, marrying traditional plank floors and Colonial furniture with a modern and inviting bar and dining areas. The result is a perfect fusion of old and new. (1617 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, Pa., 610-388-8088)

Best Contemporary Atmosphere
Upstate, critics: When Jasmine Asian Cuisine and Sushi Bar was redesigned and expanded more than a year ago, owner Tammy Wang wanted her restaurant to be modern, bold and energetic, with a New York feel. The addition of mood lighting and a waterfall did the trick. Jasmine’s spin on Asian design includes plenty of reds, oranges and yellows. The constantly changing lighting, vivacious servers and large crowds complement the eclectic cuisine. Wang will be going for a Miami look when she opens a Jasmine on Del. 1 in Rehoboth Beach later this year. (3618 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 479-5618)
Downstate, critics: Most likely it’s the food that creates the buzz in Nage’s cozy-but-lively dining room. But the upscale, casual bistro decor helps set the mood. Earth tones are warm and inviting. The service is professional, but not stuffy. The whole place is so neat and clean that customers regularly urge management to hang something on the walls. (4307 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, 226-2037)
Over the line, critics: There’s a reason no paintings hang at The Orchard Restaurant. Executive chef and owner James Howard thinks guests, food and fresh flowers make more interesting art. White paneled walls and a few well-placed antiques create an air of sophistication downstairs, especially when soft jazz accompanies dinner. No jackets or ties are required in the main dining room. Diners dress up anyway. Maybe it’s the striking crystal stemware. (503 Orchard Ave., Kennett Square, Pa., 610-388-1100)

Best Romantic Atmosphere
Upstate, readers: Moro is named for the most colorful type of blood orange, so roundness and color dominate Moro’s decor, from its semicircular dining pods to circular lamps that cast a romantic, reddish-orange glow. Well-placed booths ensure an intimate dining experience, and they’re numbered so patrons can request their favorite spot upon their return. For added romance, hold hands during live jazz performances on Thursdays. (1307 N. Scott St., Wilmington, 777-1800)
Downstate, readers: Victoria’s Restaurant (2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-0615)
Upstate, critics: We’ll forgive the hard sell at The Melting Pot, where every server is trained to pitch The Big Night Out, a gluttonous four-course combo. Decline politely. (Nothing says turn-off more than bloat.) Instead, you and your guest can dip apples into cheddar cheese and shrimp into coq au vin broth in the privacy of your own booths. The Bailey’s Irish Cream Dream fondue could pass for foreplay. (1601 Concord Pike, Suite 43-47, Wilmington, 652-6358)
Downstate, critics: Call ahead if you require one of Eden’s sheer-curtained booths. There are six downstairs and three upstairs, and they’re always at a premium because they lend an air of privacy. Just remember: They are curtains, not walls. The candlelit veranda is another option for a romantic meal. Decorated with flowers and herbs, it overlooks Baltimore Avenue, and when the wind is right, you can hear waves crashing on the beach. (23 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3330)
Over the line, critics: Try not to swoon upon entering the Dilworthtown Inn, where gas lamps, Colonial antiques and cozy fireplaces await at every turn. Since 1754, the inn has been creating lasting memories with its amazing flavors and undying romanticism. (1390 Old Wilmington Pike, West Chester, Pa., 610-399-1390)

Best Outdoor Dining
Upstate, readers: Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant (147 E. Main St., Newark, 266-9000; 710 S. Madison St., Wilmington, 658-8200)
Downstate, readers: Big Fish Grill (4117 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, 227-9007)
Upstate, critics: The patio at Kelly’s Logan House sits a bit higher than street level, providing the perfect pad to observe the comings and goings in Trolley Square. There’s a tiki bar with its own sound system—an ideal site for private and corporate gatherings. Enjoy the shade of a rare, 100-year-old Japanese sycamore. The CSX and 50-car Tropicana freight trains that occasionally rumble past provide another opportunity for patrons to—as they like to say at the Logan House—sit back, relax and watch life roll by. (1701 Delaware Ave., Wilmington, 652-9493)
Downstate, critics: Back deck, upper deck, either deck will do at The Back Porch Café—the spot for upscale, outdoor beach dining. Rustic, elegant extensions of a turn-of-the-century guesthouse, the decks are hard to beat for casually romantic evenings or delightful Sunday brunches. The food, whether king salmon for dinner or traditional eggs Benedict on Sunday morning, matches the ambiance. Smell that ocean? Dining here makes you realize one thing: You can’t take a single nice summer day for granted. (59 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-3674)

Best Water View
Upstate, readers: Harry’s Seafood Grill (101 S. Market St., Wilmington, 777-1500)
Downstate, readers: Victoria’s Restaurant (2 Olive Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-0615) Over the line, critics: The decks at the Chesapeake Inn Restaurant offer a priceless view of the Back Creek Basin, C&D Canal and the Chesapeake City Bridge. There’s no finer place to dine in summer. (605 Second St., Chesapeake City, Md., 410-885-2040)

OUR SPECIALTY

Best Crab House
Upstate, readers: Joe’s Crab Shack (600 S. Madison St., Wilmington, 777-1803)
Downstate, readers: Lazy Susan’s Seafood Deli (1422 Highway One, Lewes, 645-5115)
Upstate, critics: You know you’re in a cool crab joint when there’s a glass-encased model of the Budweiser Clydesdales pulling the famous beer wagon above the bar. In fact, that bar area is the only part of Lestardo’s Crab House that survived a recent remodeling. (The place is pushing 40, after all.) The expanded dining room, which now seats 140, is much brighter, without the familiar dark wood paneling. Rest easy, regulars: The mounted sailfish (caught by a customer) and his other saltwater friends are back on the wall. Lestardo’s offers a full menu, but we’re talking crabs here. These babies are from Texas and Louisana. They’re served year round, and they’re spiced with the founder’s secret seasoning. Try Krista’s spicy crab sauce if you’d like your backfin to bite back. (135 Christiana Road, New Castle, 328-5070)
Downstate, critics: For about 50 years, the dockside Sambo’s Tavern has sold crabs and fish straight off the boat. We love the fried fish, oysters, clam strips, scallops and shrimp, but the crabs keep bringing us back. Unfortunately, we come back only from April to November. Sambo’s is seasonal. And it’s not a place for kids. We love it anyway. (280 Front St., Leipsic, 674-9724)
Over the line, critics: Hilltop Crabhouse Restaurant is everything one would expect from a traditional crabhouse, except that it’s a bit inland—about a mile over the state line. The main dining room’s long tables are covered in brown paper. There are little wooden mallets. And the crabs are sprinkled with seasoning from Harbor Spice Company in Baltimore. Hilltop is billed as the home of the year-round, all you-can-eat crab special. For $23.95, you get all the steamed blue crabs you can handle, plus fries and slaw. Owners Richard Mason and Curtis Mason Sr. say their homemade, tomato-based dipping sauce is similar to DiNardo’s famous concoction. What more could you want? How about at-the-table pourers that hold two pitchers of your favorite brew. (8980 Newport-Gap Pike, Avondale, Pa., 610-268-2766)

Best Family Place
Upstate, readers: Charcoal Pit (2600 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-2165; 741 Greenbank Road, Wilmington, 998-8853; 5200 Pike Creek Blvd., Wilmington, 999-7483)
Downstate, readers: Big Fish Grill (4117 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, 227-9007)
Upstate, critics: Seasons Pizza loves families, as evidenced by the balls of pizza dough the friendly waitstaff gives kids to play with, or maybe it’s the crayons, coloring books and balloons. Tables and booths are spacious in this Tuscan-style restaurant. Servers appreciate well-behaved children, but they’re patient with those who’ve missed their naps. Kids love the pizza and garlic bread, but the Krazy Fries with cheddar, mozzarella and bacon bits and large portions please the whole gang. Think of Seasons as a family that understands families. (3901 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 478-2009, and other locations) Downstate, critics: Kids and pizza go together like, well, kids and pizza. That makes Grotto Pizza the standard when it comes to family dining. Whether you go for a birthday party or an anniversary dinner, a few Grotto pies, some cheese fries and a couple pitchers always do the trick. Some locations have rooms with video games, air hockey and Foosball. Half-price burger and special pasta nights allow budget-conscious families to get out for a bit. And let’s not forget the free popcorn and helium balloons. Did we mention the pizza? (Bethany Beach, Dewey Beach, Lewes, Long Neck, Middletown, Rehoboth Beach, Seaford, South Bethany)

Best Seafood Restaurant
Upstate, readers: Red Lobster (309 Rocky Run Pkwy., Wilmington, 479-5582)
Downstate, readers: Big Fish Grill (4117 Highway One, Rehoboth Beach, 227-9007)
Upstate, critics: Inside the sleek, contemporary interior of Deep Blue Bar and Grill beats the heart of a marina fish house. It has to be, what with the restaurant’s impressive raw bar and perfectly prepared favorites such as five spice ahi tuna, macadamia-crusted cod, and luscious lobster and shrimp chowder. (111 W. 11th St., Wilmington, 777-2040)
Downstate, critics: To find the tastes, smells and feel of great East Coast cuisine, look no further than Blue Coast Seafood Grill, where fresh ingredients combine with quality service and value. Owner Matt Haley buys only the freshest fish for dishes like Delaware seafood stew, which is crammed with local fish, clams, mussels, shrimp, lobster, crab, scallops and chorizo. (111 Highway One, Bethany Beach, 539-7111)

Best Steakhouse
Upstate, readers: Longhorn Steakhouse (1299 Quintillo Drive, Bear, 834-5729)
Downstate, readers: 1776 Restaurant (Midway Shopping Center, Rehoboth Beach, 645-9355)
Upstate, critics: When it comes to steak, customers at Walter’s Steakhouse demand two things: flavor and tenderness. Owner John Constantinou starts with a quality cut of certified Angus beef. (It has more specifications than either choice or prime.) Walter’s then ages the meat, sometimes up to 35 days. Tender filet mignons come in 8- or 12-ounce portions, but Walter’s built its reputation on prime rib. Constantinou comes from great stock: His father, George, owned the beloved Constantinou’s House of Beef, which we still miss, 20 years after it closed. (802 N. Union St., Wilmington, 652-6780)
Downstate, critics: It goes without saying that Chops Grille is all about the steak. Prime cuts of certified black Angus—the 20-ounce Porterhouse, filet mignon or bone-in Kansas City strip steak—are seared on a 1,800-degree Montague grill that creates a flavorful outer crust, seals in juices and locks in the flavor. (1570 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, 678-0100)

Best Sushi Place
Upstate, readers: Hibachi Japanese Steakhouse (215 Astro Shopping Center, Newark, 456-3308; 5607 Concord Pike, Wilmington, 477-0194)
Downstate, readers: Cultured Pearl (19 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-8493)
Upstate, critics: Chef Al Chu’s energetic, innovative approach will make you love sushi. He’s one of the reasons Mikimotos Asian Grill & Sushi Bar continues to be the city’s sushi central. Among Chef Al’s latest creations is the Green Hornet roll (he’s on a super hero kick): eel and cream cheese wrapped in green soy paper (soy is the new seaweed) and topped with eel sauce. The sushi happy hour—a two-for-one deal that includes specialty rolls—is the perfect opportunity to grab a Hairy Mexican: a fried salmon and avocado roll topped with eel sauce. Crab sticks lend the hairy appearance. (1212 N. Washington St., Wilmington, 656-8638)

OTHER GREAT PLACES

Best BYOB
Over the line, critics: Cutlery isn’t the only thing that’s big at Big Fork Restaurant. The dining room features lots of open space, and the menu blends flavors from around the world with local ingredients and progressive cooking styles. Check out the double-cut pork loin with sweet potato purée and the lamb tenders wading in delicious juices. Bring your own wine. (100 Ridge Road, Chadds Ford, Pa., 610-358-8008)

Best New Chain Restaurant
Upstate, readers: Potstickers (1247 New Churchmans Road, Newark, 731-0188)
Downstate, readers: Five Guys Famous Burgers and Fries (111 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, 539-3970)

Best New Local Restaurant
Upstate, readers: Pat’s Family Restaraunt & MVP Sports Bar (160 Elkton Road, Newark, 738-0808)
Downstate, readers: Finbar (316 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-1873)
Downstate, critics: The owners of Half Full have done a lot with the 500-square-foot space that was formerly the Splish Splash Soap Company. The walls are painted deep red and lend a feel of a hip, urban wine bar. The Lewes-Rehoboth Canal is a block away. The 15-bottle wine list, culled from the offerings of smaller vineyards, is rotated often, as is the small but diverse beer selection. Wine is served by the bottle and by the glass. Half Full opened in January, but the dinner-only establishment created an instant buzz with its nine varieties of homemade pizza. Favorites include the braised beef (marinated flank steak) with bleu cheese and the pepperoni and artichoke with goat cheese. If those don’t suit, look for the pizza of the week or build your own. (113 Market St., Lewes, 645-8877)
Over the line, critics: Chef Dan Butler has worked his magic several times in Delaware (see: Toscana, Deep Blue), yet his latest venture may trump them all. Brandywine Prime features an impossibly fresh raw bar that includes oysters from the Pacific Northwest and the coup de grâce—perfectly prepared dry-aged steaks. (Routes 1 and 100, Chadds Ford, Pa., 610-388-8088)

Best-Kept Secret
Upstate, readers: The Blue Crab Grill (322 Suburban Drive, Newark, 737-110)
Downstate, readers: The Blue Crab (210D Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach, 537-4700) Upstate, critics: Mazzella’s Italian Restaurant replaced Enzo’s about 10 years ago when Domenico “Mimmo” Mazzella took over. Mazzella immediately went authentic, from appetizers to desserts. The wide selection of gourmet pizzas and traditional Italian dishes is worth the trip across city or county. An expansion last summer added 1,000 square feet to the restaurant. The beneficiaries are the kitchen and, by extension, the customer. Mazzella’s also expanded from wine and beer to a full bar. Those who’ve already discovered Mazzella’s know about the Cajun chicken, tomato and cheddar piz

August 2014

On the Beach Pilates, 8 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays $10 Body Weight Basics, 7:15 a.m. Sundays and Thursdays $15 On the Bandstand Yoga, 6 a.m. Friday-Wednesday through August...

Cost: Varies for each class

Where:
On the Beach & the Bandstand
214 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Instructors
Website »

More information

Kalmar Nyckel is excited to be back in Lewes, DE offering 2 ½ hour public sails, pirate sails, and deck tours from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, Public Pier.  Passage for all sails is $60...

Cost: $60 for adults; $40 for children

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Website »

More information

This summer, Camden’s largest residents, Adventure Aquarium’s hippopotamuses Button and Genny, invite you to join them in their exciting new home, Hippo Haven. As the only aquarium in the...

Cost: $18.95 - 25.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Contact Name: Amanda Perez
Website »

More information

Meet local farmers and choose from fresh-picked vegetables and fruits, feast on local artisan foods, listen to live music, buy locally-crafted goods and get to know folks in your community! ...

Cost: Free

Where:
Newark Natural Foods Co-op Grocery Store
280 E. Main Street
Newark, DE  19711
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Sponsor: Newark Natural Foods Co-op
Telephone: 302-368-5894
Contact Name: Alison
Website »

More information

Organized to coincide with the Museum’s showing of Independent Curators International’s Performance Now exhibition,Retro•active presents a historical view of this...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

This summer Somerville Manning Gallery will show works that embody the essence of summer by highlighting artists which utilize saturated color, movement, and light. We will feature new works by...

Cost: No admission

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
101 Stone Block Row
Breck's Mill, 2nd Floor
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Somerville Manning Gallery
Telephone: (302) 652-0271
Contact Name: Marisa Nolan
Website »

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The aging of wine is a noble process that can serve as a metaphor for healthy aging of a human being. Join us at Penns Woods Winery to enjoy a 60 minute gentle yoga class with MERRYoga in our...

Cost: $35.00

Where:
Penns Woods Winery
124 Beaver Valley Road
Chadds FOrd, PA  19317
View map »


Telephone: 610-459-0808
Contact Name: Carley Razzi
Website »

More information

Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September 27, 2013, will celebrate two important...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
Website »

More information

The Kalmar Nyckel Offers a wide array of sailing opportunities - from April through October.  Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel - or...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Dravo Plaza
815 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

More information

The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of...

Cost: $15 Adult, $13 Senior, $10 Children 6-17, Free for members and children under 5

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »

More information

Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-888-2583
Website »

More information

The Rockford Tower opens to the public on Sunday afternoons.  Climb to the top of this historic tower and glimpse a beautiful view of Wilmington.  Note:  Tower may close if there is inclement...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rockford Park
2000 Lookout Drive
Wilmington, DE  19806
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Telephone: 302-577-7020
Website »

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Taste Kennett Food Tours, creators of memorable, unique and fun food experiences, offer three-hour walking food tours of Kennett Square on Sundays at 1pm. Discover our town's diverse cuisine...

Cost: $45 per person

Where:
Historic Kennett Square
State Street
Kennett Square, PA  19348
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Sponsor: Taste Kennett Food Tours
Telephone: 484-734-0740
Contact Name: Ann Vaughan
Website »

More information

Kalmar Nyckel is excited to be back in Lewes, DE offering 2 ½ hour public sails, pirate sails, and deck tours from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, Public Pier.  Passage for all sails is $60...

Cost: $60 for adults; $40 for children

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Website »

More information

Bandstand entertainment begins at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. For a detailed list of performers, visit www.townofbethanybeach.com and click on the Activities page, Bandstand.  ...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Bandstand
214 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: (302) 539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

More information

Our lineup of bandstand shows offers some of your favorite regional acts along with new up and coming ones.  And you can still cheer on your friends during karaoke or the Talent Show and also...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand
214 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-542-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

More information

Stroll through the market on Sundays from 8 a.m.-noon at Garfield Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Where:
Garfield Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue
, DE


Website »

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Six unemployed steel workers get together to form a strip act. Naked hilarity ensues.

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth, DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

John Moran presents glass sculptures of presidential busts, recast as heroes of American reality television.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

Make your way to Bellevue State Park on Sunday and Thursday nights for blues, jazz, swing and big band music. Don’t forget the picnic basket.

Where:
Bellevue State Park
Wilmington, DE


Telephone: 761-6965
Website »

More information

A butterfly with a 5-foot wing span? A 10-foot tall beetle? When it comes to bugs, the Delaware Museum of Natural History has all the creepy crawly you can handle. 

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 658-9111
Website »

More information

See the tribute to one of the greatest singers of her generation.

Where:
The New Candlelight Theatre
2208 Millers Road
Ardentown, DE
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Telephone: 475-2313
Website »

More information

Clear Space Theatre Company presents “Sordid Lives,” a dark comedy. 

Where:
20 Baltimore Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

Enjoy a survey of visual performance art at the start of the 21st century.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 571-9590
Website »

More information

See hawks, owls and parrots up close and in flight.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Drive
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 571-7747
Website »

More information

This rotating group show features works by The Station Gallery’s favorite and new artists. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
View map »


Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

More information

Time  Registration 8 a.m. Race start 9 a.m. Fee  $20 (until the Thursday before the race at noon) $25 after and day of event Benefits  VCA Charities—supporting local...

Where:
The Greene Turtle
250 S. Main St.
Ste. 101
Newark, DE
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Contact Name: Stephanie DeMarco

More information

Get a big taste of Elizabethan life on weekends and Labor Day Monday at Mount Hope Estate and Winery in Manheim, Pa.

Where:
Manheim, PA


Website »

More information

Coinciding with the 35th anniversary of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, this exhibition charts the evolution of the institution through artistic highlights, educational...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

Appreciate the view when Gallery One artists interpret this month’s theme. 

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
View map »


Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

More information

The eye-opening exhibit presents a survey of visual performance art at the start of the 21st century.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 571-9590
Website »

More information

Charles Burchfield was one of the leading American artists of the 20th century. His vibrant landscapes steal the spotlight in this exhibition.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

As summer goes on, shows at The Freeman Stage at Bayside just get hotter and hotter. They start with a performance of “The Tempest” by Olney Theatre on Aug. 7. (Call it...

Where:
The Freeman Stage at Bayside
Selbyville, DE


Telephone: 436-3015
Website »

More information

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On the Beach Pilates, 8 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays $10 Body Weight Basics, 7:15 a.m. Sundays and Thursdays $15 On the Bandstand Yoga, 6 a.m. Friday-Wednesday through August...

Cost: Varies for each class

Where:
On the Beach & the Bandstand
214 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Instructors
Website »

More information

Organized to coincide with the Museum’s showing of Independent Curators International’s Performance Now exhibition,Retro•active presents a historical view of this...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

This summer Somerville Manning Gallery will show works that embody the essence of summer by highlighting artists which utilize saturated color, movement, and light. We will feature new works by...

Cost: No admission

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
101 Stone Block Row
Breck's Mill, 2nd Floor
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Somerville Manning Gallery
Telephone: (302) 652-0271
Contact Name: Marisa Nolan
Website »

More information

This summer, Camden’s largest residents, Adventure Aquarium’s hippopotamuses Button and Genny, invite you to join them in their exciting new home, Hippo Haven. As the only aquarium in the...

Cost: $18.95 - 25.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Contact Name: Amanda Perez
Website »

More information

Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September 27, 2013, will celebrate two important...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
Website »

More information

The Kalmar Nyckel Offers a wide array of sailing opportunities - from April through October.  Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel - or...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Dravo Plaza
815 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

More information

Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-888-2583
Website »

More information

The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of...

Cost: $15 Adult, $13 Senior, $10 Children 6-17, Free for members and children under 5

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »

More information

Notbybreadalone Ministries presents Feeding the Hungry Outreach. All are welcome to come and partake of food, fun and fellowship. Those who desire a better way of life through Jesus Christ!...

Cost: Free

Where:
Second & Third streets
Wilmington, DE  19801


Sponsor: Notbybreadalone Outreach Ministries
Telephone: (302) 442-0440
Contact Name: Ministers Wayne & Stephanie Dumpson
Website »

More information

While many baby boomers and artists are heading into retirement, trumpeter and composer Tom Harrell, at a youthful-looking 67, is busier than ever and at the top of his game. He's excited about...

Cost: $28

Where:
World Cafe Live Wilmington
, DE


Sponsor: World Cafe

More information

Movies are shown Monday's at dusk on the beach off Garfield Parkway.  For a list of movies visit www.townofbethanybeach.com  

Cost: Free

Where:
The Beach off Garfield Parkway
Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

More information

Clear Space Theatre Company presents “Sordid Lives,” a dark comedy. 

Where:
20 Baltimore Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

As summer goes on, shows at The Freeman Stage at Bayside just get hotter and hotter. They start with a performance of “The Tempest” by Olney Theatre on Aug. 7. (Call it...

Where:
The Freeman Stage at Bayside
Selbyville, DE


Telephone: 436-3015
Website »

More information

Charles Burchfield was one of the leading American artists of the 20th century. His vibrant landscapes steal the spotlight in this exhibition.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

The eye-opening exhibit presents a survey of visual performance art at the start of the 21st century.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 571-9590
Website »

More information

A butterfly with a 5-foot wing span? A 10-foot tall beetle? When it comes to bugs, the Delaware Museum of Natural History has all the creepy crawly you can handle. 

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 658-9111
Website »

More information

What’s the next biggest musical thang to come out of Delaware and beyond? Snag a front-row seat to watch the emerging genius and find out. 

Where:
World Cafe Live at the Queen
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 994-1400
Website »

More information

John Moran presents glass sculptures of presidential busts, recast as heroes of American reality television.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

Enjoy a survey of visual performance art at the start of the 21st century.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 571-9590
Website »

More information

Six unemployed steel workers get together to form a strip act. Naked hilarity ensues.

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth, DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

Coinciding with the 35th anniversary of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, this exhibition charts the evolution of the institution through artistic highlights, educational...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

Appreciate the view when Gallery One artists interpret this month’s theme. 

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
View map »


Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

More information

See hawks, owls and parrots up close and in flight.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Drive
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 571-7747
Website »

More information

This rotating group show features works by The Station Gallery’s favorite and new artists. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
View map »


Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

On the Beach Pilates, 8 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays $10 Body Weight Basics, 7:15 a.m. Sundays and Thursdays $15 On the Bandstand Yoga, 6 a.m. Friday-Wednesday through August...

Cost: Varies for each class

Where:
On the Beach & the Bandstand
214 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Instructors
Website »

More information

Admission is just $1 every Tuesday in August, thanks to the generous support of Artisans’ Bank. All four Tuesdays in August will also feature the “I Don’t Give a Fork” food truck.

Cost: $1

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Artisans’ Bank
Telephone: 302-658-9111
Website »

More information

Organized to coincide with the Museum’s showing of Independent Curators International’s Performance Now exhibition,Retro•active presents a historical view of this...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

This summer, Camden’s largest residents, Adventure Aquarium’s hippopotamuses Button and Genny, invite you to join them in their exciting new home, Hippo Haven. As the only aquarium in the...

Cost: $18.95 - 25.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Contact Name: Amanda Perez
Website »

More information

This summer Somerville Manning Gallery will show works that embody the essence of summer by highlighting artists which utilize saturated color, movement, and light. We will feature new works by...

Cost: No admission

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
101 Stone Block Row
Breck's Mill, 2nd Floor
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Somerville Manning Gallery
Telephone: (302) 652-0271
Contact Name: Marisa Nolan
Website »

More information

Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September 27, 2013, will celebrate two important...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
Website »

More information

Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-888-2583
Website »

More information

The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of...

Cost: $15 Adult, $13 Senior, $10 Children 6-17, Free for members and children under 5

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »

More information

The Kalmar Nyckel Offers a wide array of sailing opportunities - from April through October.  Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel - or...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Dravo Plaza
815 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

More information

How “deconstructed” can a group get? How about just one vocal, one bass, one guitar, and a basic beat supplied by stomping on a mini-tambourine-doohickey? That’s exactly what everyone’s...

Cost: $25

Where:
World Cafe Live Wilmington
, DE


Sponsor: World Cafe

More information

See hawks, owls and parrots up close and in flight.

Where:
Brandywine Zoo
1001 N. Park Drive
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 571-7747
Website »

More information

Appreciate the view when Gallery One artists interpret this month’s theme. 

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
View map »


Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

More information

Charles Burchfield was one of the leading American artists of the 20th century. His vibrant landscapes steal the spotlight in this exhibition.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

The eye-opening exhibit presents a survey of visual performance art at the start of the 21st century.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 571-9590
Website »

More information

Coinciding with the 35th anniversary of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, this exhibition charts the evolution of the institution through artistic highlights, educational...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

This rotating group show features works by The Station Gallery’s favorite and new artists. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
View map »


Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

More information

The art reflects the artist when the Mispillion Art League asks artists to depict something of their background or family heritage.

Where:
Mispillion Art League
5 N. Walnut St.
Milford, DE
View map »


Telephone: 430-7646
Website »

More information

What’s the next biggest musical thang to come out of Delaware and beyond? Snag a front-row seat to watch the emerging genius and find out. 

Where:
World Cafe Live at the Queen
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 994-1400
Website »

More information

This summer at Winterthur, Terrific Tuesdays focus on art conservation, with several hands-on activities for kids. 

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

John Moran presents glass sculptures of presidential busts, recast as heroes of American reality television.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

Clear Space Theatre Company presents “Sordid Lives,” a dark comedy. 

Where:
20 Baltimore Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

As summer goes on, shows at The Freeman Stage at Bayside just get hotter and hotter. They start with a performance of “The Tempest” by Olney Theatre on Aug. 7. (Call it...

Where:
The Freeman Stage at Bayside
Selbyville, DE


Telephone: 436-3015
Website »

More information

The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

At the Lewes campus, study habitats from the coastal marshes to the deep ocean floors via satellites, ships and underwater vehicles.  (register the day before)

Where:
, DE


Telephone: 645-4346

More information

Enjoy a survey of visual performance art at the start of the 21st century.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 571-9590
Website »

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A butterfly with a 5-foot wing span? A 10-foot tall beetle? When it comes to bugs, the Delaware Museum of Natural History has all the creepy crawly you can handle. 

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 658-9111
Website »

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Six unemployed steel workers get together to form a strip act. Naked hilarity ensues.

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth, DE
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Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

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More than 30 vendors sell vegetables, fruit, cheeses, meats, prepared foods, baked goods, flowers and all kinds of goodies at Grove Park every Tuesday, noon-4 p.m.

Where:
Grove Park
, DE


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From concert bands to rock bands, Tuesday nights at Stango Park in Lewes are for music-lovers.

Where:
, DE


Telephone: 645-8073
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On the Beach Pilates, 8 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays $10 Body Weight Basics, 7:15 a.m. Sundays and Thursdays $15 On the Bandstand Yoga, 6 a.m. Friday-Wednesday through August...

Cost: Varies for each class

Where:
On the Beach & the Bandstand
214 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Instructors
Website »

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Kalmar Nyckel is excited to be back in Lewes, DE offering 2 ½ hour public sails, pirate sails, and deck tours from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, Public Pier.  Passage for all sails is $60...

Cost: $60 for adults; $40 for children

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Website »

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Organized to coincide with the Museum’s showing of Independent Curators International’s Performance Now exhibition,Retro•active presents a historical view of this...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

This summer, Camden’s largest residents, Adventure Aquarium’s hippopotamuses Button and Genny, invite you to join them in their exciting new home, Hippo Haven. As the only aquarium in the...

Cost: $18.95 - 25.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Contact Name: Amanda Perez
Website »

More information

This summer Somerville Manning Gallery will show works that embody the essence of summer by highlighting artists which utilize saturated color, movement, and light. We will feature new works by...

Cost: No admission

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
101 Stone Block Row
Breck's Mill, 2nd Floor
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Somerville Manning Gallery
Telephone: (302) 652-0271
Contact Name: Marisa Nolan
Website »

More information

Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September 27, 2013, will celebrate two important...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
Website »

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The Kalmar Nyckel Offers a wide array of sailing opportunities - from April through October.  Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel - or...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Dravo Plaza
815 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

More information

The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of...

Cost: $15 Adult, $13 Senior, $10 Children 6-17, Free for members and children under 5

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »

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Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-888-2583
Website »

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Visitors can stroll and cycle the grounds of Hagley on Wednesday evenings. Enjoy our three-mile loop through the property from the Visitor Center to Eleutherian Mills and back. Bring a picnic or...

Cost: 0-$2

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: meg marcozzi
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Visitors can stroll and cycle the grounds of Hagley on Wednesday evenings. Enjoy our three-mile loop through the property from the Visitor Center to Eleutherian Mills and back. Reserve a picnic...

Cost: 0-2

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: meg marcozzi
Website »

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When diet and exercise aren’t enough to help you lose weight and keep it off, support and tools are available to help you meet your goals. Bariatric (weight loss) surgery can be the key to...

Where:
Bayhealth Kent General
General Foods Conference rooms 1 & 2
640 S. State St
Dover, DE
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Telephone: 430-5454
Website »

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A butterfly with a 5-foot wing span? A 10-foot tall beetle? When it comes to bugs, the Delaware Museum of Natural History has all the creepy crawly you can handle. 

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 658-9111
Website »

More information

The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
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Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

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Six unemployed steel workers get together to form a strip act. Naked hilarity ensues.

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth, DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

Charles Burchfield was one of the leading American artists of the 20th century. His vibrant landscapes steal the spotlight in this exhibition.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
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Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

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Appreciate the view when Gallery One artists interpret this month’s theme. 

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
View map »


Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

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Clear Space Theatre Company presents “Sordid Lives,” a dark comedy. 

Where:
20 Baltimore Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

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This rotating group show features works by The Station Gallery’s favorite and new artists. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
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Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

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Enjoy free live music in Milton Memorial Park every Wednesday at 7 p.m. 

Where:
, DE


Telephone: 684-1101
Website »

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As summer goes on, shows at The Freeman Stage at Bayside just get hotter and hotter. They start with a performance of “The Tempest” by Olney Theatre on Aug. 7. (Call it...

Where:
The Freeman Stage at Bayside
Selbyville, DE


Telephone: 436-3015
Website »

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Every Wednesday, get s’more out of your family vacation with a bonfire in Dewey Beach on Dagsworthy Street. Don’t forget to bring your own marshmallows.

Where:
Dewey Beach, DE


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Enjoy a survey of visual performance art at the start of the 21st century.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 571-9590
Website »

More information

John Moran presents glass sculptures of presidential busts, recast as heroes of American reality television.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

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Coinciding with the 35th anniversary of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, this exhibition charts the evolution of the institution through artistic highlights, educational...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

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What’s the next biggest musical thang to come out of Delaware and beyond? Snag a front-row seat to watch the emerging genius and find out. 

Where:
World Cafe Live at the Queen
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 994-1400
Website »

More information

The eye-opening exhibit presents a survey of visual performance art at the start of the 21st century.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 571-9590
Website »

More information

The art reflects the artist when the Mispillion Art League asks artists to depict something of their background or family heritage.

Where:
Mispillion Art League
5 N. Walnut St.
Milford, DE
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Telephone: 430-7646
Website »

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On the Beach Pilates, 8 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays $10 Body Weight Basics, 7:15 a.m. Sundays and Thursdays $15 On the Bandstand Yoga, 6 a.m. Friday-Wednesday through August...

Cost: Varies for each class

Where:
On the Beach & the Bandstand
214 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Instructors
Website »

More information

This summer, Camden’s largest residents, Adventure Aquarium’s hippopotamuses Button and Genny, invite you to join them in their exciting new home, Hippo Haven. As the only aquarium in the...

Cost: $18.95 - 25.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Contact Name: Amanda Perez
Website »

More information

Organized to coincide with the Museum’s showing of Independent Curators International’s Performance Now exhibition,Retro•active presents a historical view of this...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

Kalmar Nyckel is excited to be back in Lewes, DE offering 2 ½ hour public sails, pirate sails, and deck tours from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, Public Pier.  Passage for all sails is $60...

Cost: $60 for adults; $40 for children

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Website »

More information

This summer Somerville Manning Gallery will show works that embody the essence of summer by highlighting artists which utilize saturated color, movement, and light. We will feature new works by...

Cost: No admission

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
101 Stone Block Row
Breck's Mill, 2nd Floor
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Somerville Manning Gallery
Telephone: (302) 652-0271
Contact Name: Marisa Nolan
Website »

More information

Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September 27, 2013, will celebrate two important...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
Website »

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Gene McClone, from Gentle Palm Karate Academy will lead you through the basic movements of Tai Chi.  Meet at the Josephine Fountain, 1080 North Park Drive, 19802.

Cost: Free

Where:
Brandywine Park
1080 North Park Drive
Wilmington, DE  19802
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Telephone: 302-577-7020
Website »

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Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-888-2583
Website »

More information

The Kalmar Nyckel Offers a wide array of sailing opportunities - from April through October.  Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel - or...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Dravo Plaza
815 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

More information

The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of...

Cost: $15 Adult, $13 Senior, $10 Children 6-17, Free for members and children under 5

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Cost: $7

Where:
World Cafe Live Wilmington
, DE


Sponsor: World Cafe

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Every Thursday (June 12 through August 28) beginning at dusk off Campbell Place.  Marshmallows and roasting sticks are provided, first come first serve.

Cost: Free

Where:
The Beach at Campbell Place
Campbell Place
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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The 2014 Cinema by the Canal summer outdoor film series concludes with “Jumanji” on Thursday, August 28 at the Lewes Canalfront Park. This film series for all ages is sponsored by the...

Cost: Free

Where:
Lewes Canalfront Park.
211 Front Street
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: This film series for all ages is sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society and Friends of Lewes Canalfront Park.
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Denise Hoban
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The 2014 Cinema By the Surf summer outdoor film series concludes with ”Frozen” on Thursday, August 28, starting at dusk (8:15 – 8:30 pm) at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. This film series...

Cost: Free

Where:
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971
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Sponsor: This film series for all ages is sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the City of Rehoboth Beach.
Telephone: 302-645-9095
Contact Name: Denise Hoban

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As summer goes on, shows at The Freeman Stage at Bayside just get hotter and hotter. They start with a performance of “The Tempest” by Olney Theatre on Aug. 7. (Call it...

Where:
The Freeman Stage at Bayside
Selbyville, DE


Telephone: 436-3015
Website »

More information

John Moran presents glass sculptures of presidential busts, recast as heroes of American reality television.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

Thursday nights at Lewes Canalfront Park are sweet summer magic. 

Where:
, DE


Telephone: 644-0108

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Make your way to Bellevue State Park on Sunday and Thursday nights for blues, jazz, swing and big band music. Don’t forget the picnic basket.

Where:
Bellevue State Park
Wilmington, DE


Telephone: 761-6965
Website »

More information

Enjoy a survey of visual performance art at the start of the 21st century.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 571-9590
Website »

More information

Clear Space Theatre Company presents “Sordid Lives,” a dark comedy. 

Where:
20 Baltimore Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

Coinciding with the 35th anniversary of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, this exhibition charts the evolution of the institution through artistic highlights, educational...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

More information

The eye-opening exhibit presents a survey of visual performance art at the start of the 21st century.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 571-9590
Website »

More information

Six unemployed steel workers get together to form a strip act. Naked hilarity ensues.

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth, DE
View map »


Telephone: 227-2270
Website »

More information

Charles Burchfield was one of the leading American artists of the 20th century. His vibrant landscapes steal the spotlight in this exhibition.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

The art reflects the artist when the Mispillion Art League asks artists to depict something of their background or family heritage.

Where:
Mispillion Art League
5 N. Walnut St.
Milford, DE
View map »


Telephone: 430-7646
Website »

More information

A butterfly with a 5-foot wing span? A 10-foot tall beetle? When it comes to bugs, the Delaware Museum of Natural History has all the creepy crawly you can handle. 

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 658-9111
Website »

More information

What’s the next biggest musical thang to come out of Delaware and beyond? Snag a front-row seat to watch the emerging genius and find out. 

Where:
World Cafe Live at the Queen
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 994-1400
Website »

More information

This rotating group show features works by The Station Gallery’s favorite and new artists. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
View map »


Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

More information

The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

Appreciate the view when Gallery One artists interpret this month’s theme. 

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
View map »


Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

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Lucky for you, you get to relax in a chair on the green while the prima ballerinas do all the fancy footwork. Enjoy classical and contemporary selections. 

Where:
The Freeman Stage at Bayside
31570 Lakeview Drive
Selbyville, DE
View map »


Telephone: 436-3015
Website »

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Show More...
Show Less...

On the Beach Pilates, 8 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays $10 Body Weight Basics, 7:15 a.m. Sundays and Thursdays $15 On the Bandstand Yoga, 6 a.m. Friday-Wednesday through August...

Cost: Varies for each class

Where:
On the Beach & the Bandstand
214 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Instructors
Website »

More information

This summer Somerville Manning Gallery will show works that embody the essence of summer by highlighting artists which utilize saturated color, movement, and light. We will feature new works by...

Cost: No admission

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
101 Stone Block Row
Breck's Mill, 2nd Floor
Greenville, DE  19807
View map »


Sponsor: Somerville Manning Gallery
Telephone: (302) 652-0271
Contact Name: Marisa Nolan
Website »

More information

This summer, Camden’s largest residents, Adventure Aquarium’s hippopotamuses Button and Genny, invite you to join them in their exciting new home, Hippo Haven. As the only aquarium in the...

Cost: $18.95 - 25.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
View map »


Contact Name: Amanda Perez
Website »

More information

Organized to coincide with the Museum’s showing of Independent Curators International’s Performance Now exhibition,Retro•active presents a historical view of this...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
View map »

More information

The Long's Park Labor Day Art & Craft Festival, August 29-31, features 200 artisans from 34 states and Ontario,Canada. Lovely Long's Park becomes an outdoor art gallery as the showcase for art...

Cost: $10 single day, $15 multi-day

Where:
Long's Park
1441 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, PA  17601
View map »


Sponsor: Long's Park Amphitheater Foundation
Telephone: 717-735-8883
Contact Name: Bill Wright
Website »

More information

Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September 27, 2013, will celebrate two important...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
Website »

More information

The Kalmar Nyckel Offers a wide array of sailing opportunities - from April through October.  Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel - or...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Dravo Plaza
815 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-429-7447
Website »

More information

The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of...

Cost: $15 Adult, $13 Senior, $10 Children 6-17, Free for members and children under 5

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
View map »

More information

Kalmar Nyckel is excited to be back in Lewes, DE offering 2 ½ hour public sails, pirate sails, and deck tours from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, Public Pier.  Passage for all sails is $60...

Cost: $60 for adults; $40 for children

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
View map »


Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
Website »

More information

Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
View map »


Telephone: 302-888-2583
Website »

More information

Join us for fine wine and great music at Penns Woods Winery's FREE Lawn Concerts all summer long!June6/6/2014: Matt Santry 5:00pm - 8:00pm6/7/2014: Tim Williams 1:00pm - 4:00pm6/14/2014: Matt...

Cost: FREE with wine purchase (glass/bottle/flight)

Where:
Penns Woods Winery
124 Beaver Valley Road
Chadds FOrd, PA  19317
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Telephone: 610-459-0808
Contact Name: Carley Razzi
Website »

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Two exceptional artists come together for an extraordinary Labor Day exhibition at Ocean Galleries: Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz.  Having grownup surrounded by the beauty of the wilderness,...

Cost: Free & Open to the Public with ALL Artwork Available for Acquisition

Where:
Ocean Galleries
9618 Third Avenue
Stone Harbor, NJ  08247
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Sponsor: Ocean Galleries
Telephone: 609.368.7777
Contact Name: Kim Miller
Website »

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Bandstand entertainment begins at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. For a detailed list of performers, visit www.townofbethanybeach.com and click on the Activities page, Bandstand.  ...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Bandstand
214 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: (302) 539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

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Our lineup of bandstand shows offers some of your favorite regional acts along with new up and coming ones.  And you can still cheer on your friends during karaoke or the Talent Show and also...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand
214 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
View map »


Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-542-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
Website »

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Both children and adults enjoy the First State Heritage Park's candlelit walking tours – there’s history, humor, and sorrow in the stories of real people from Delaware’s past centuries....

Cost: $5

Where:
First State Heritage Park
John Bell House
43 The Green
Dover, DE  19901
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Sponsor: First State Heritage Park
Telephone: 302.739.9194
Website »

More information

The art reflects the artist when the Mispillion Art League asks artists to depict something of their background or family heritage.

Where:
Mispillion Art League
5 N. Walnut St.
Milford, DE
View map »


Telephone: 430-7646
Website »

More information

Appreciate the view when Gallery One artists interpret this month’s theme. 

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
View map »


Telephone: 537-5055
Website »

More information

Charles Burchfield was one of the leading American artists of the 20th century. His vibrant landscapes steal the spotlight in this exhibition.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
View map »


Telephone: (610) 388-2700
Website »

More information

Batters up at the annual 24-hour softball marathon and fundraising festival. 

Where:
Silver Lake Park
Middletown, DE


Telephone: 379-1531
Website »

More information

What’s the next biggest musical thang to come out of Delaware and beyond? Snag a front-row seat to watch the emerging genius and find out. 

Where:
World Cafe Live at the Queen
500 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 994-1400
Website »

More information

The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
View map »


Telephone: 888-4600
Website »

More information

This rotating group show features works by The Station Gallery’s favorite and new artists. 

Where:
The Station Gallery
3922 Kennett Pike
Greenville, DE
View map »


Telephone: 654-8638
Website »

More information

The eye-opening exhibit presents a survey of visual performance art at the start of the 21st century.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 571-9590
Website »

More information

Coinciding with the 35th anniversary of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, this exhibition charts the evolution of the institution through artistic highlights, educational...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
View map »


Telephone: 656-6466
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At the Lewes campus, study habitats from the coastal marshes to the deep ocean floors via satellites, ships and underwater vehicles.  (register the day before)

Where:
, DE


Telephone: 645-4346

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Six unemployed steel workers get together to form a strip act. Naked hilarity ensues.

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth, DE
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Telephone: 227-2270
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John Moran presents glass sculptures of presidential busts, recast as heroes of American reality television.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 656-6466
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A butterfly with a 5-foot wing span? A 10-foot tall beetle? When it comes to bugs, the Delaware Museum of Natural History has all the creepy crawly you can handle. 

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 658-9111
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Clear Space Theatre Company presents “Sordid Lives,” a dark comedy. 

Where:
20 Baltimore Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Telephone: 227-2270
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Enjoy a survey of visual performance art at the start of the 21st century.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 571-9590
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As summer goes on, shows at The Freeman Stage at Bayside just get hotter and hotter. They start with a performance of “The Tempest” by Olney Theatre on Aug. 7. (Call it...

Where:
The Freeman Stage at Bayside
Selbyville, DE


Telephone: 436-3015
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On the Beach Pilates, 8 a.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays $10 Body Weight Basics, 7:15 a.m. Sundays and Thursdays $15 On the Bandstand Yoga, 6 a.m. Friday-Wednesday through August...

Cost: Varies for each class

Where:
On the Beach & the Bandstand
214 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Instructors
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Kalmar Nyckel is excited to be back in Lewes, DE offering 2 ½ hour public sails, pirate sails, and deck tours from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, Public Pier.  Passage for all sails is $60...

Cost: $60 for adults; $40 for children

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
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Old City Aikido is conducting a Summer Seminar on Saturday August 30th and it will be taught be Donovan Waite Shihan.  It will be a mixture of open hand techniques and weapons (bokken and jo)...

Cost: Free to view, $45 for half day and $60 for full day.

Where:
Old City Aikido
722 Market St. 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA  19106
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Sponsor: Old City Aikido
Telephone: (215) 922-3656
Contact Name: Jason Perna
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This summer, Camden’s largest residents, Adventure Aquarium’s hippopotamuses Button and Genny, invite you to join them in their exciting new home, Hippo Haven. As the only aquarium in the...

Cost: $18.95 - 25.95

Where:
Adventure Aquarium
1 Riverside Drive
Camden, NJ  08103
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Contact Name: Amanda Perez
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Organized to coincide with the Museum’s showing of Independent Curators International’s Performance Now exhibition,Retro•active presents a historical view of this...

Cost: Museum Admission

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE  19806
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THE ARDEN FAIR Every year, the Arden Fair and Antiques Market is held the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. The Fair features children’s games and rides, handmade crafts by over 100...

Cost: free

Where:
Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Highway Arden, Delaware 19810
Arden, DE  19810
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Sponsor: The Arden Club
Telephone: 302-650-8517
Contact Name: Ron Meick
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The Long's Park Labor Day Art & Craft Festival, August 29-31, features 200 artisans from 34 states and Ontario,Canada. Lovely Long's Park becomes an outdoor art gallery as the showcase for art...

Cost: $10 single day, $15 multi-day

Where:
Long's Park
1441 Harrisburg Pike
Lancaster, PA  17601
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Sponsor: Long's Park Amphitheater Foundation
Telephone: 717-735-8883
Contact Name: Bill Wright
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This summer Somerville Manning Gallery will show works that embody the essence of summer by highlighting artists which utilize saturated color, movement, and light. We will feature new works by...

Cost: No admission

Where:
Somerville Manning Gallery
101 Stone Block Row
Breck's Mill, 2nd Floor
Greenville, DE  19807
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Sponsor: Somerville Manning Gallery
Telephone: (302) 652-0271
Contact Name: Marisa Nolan
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Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980, opening at the Delaware History Museum on September 27, 2013, will celebrate two important...

Cost: 6/adults, $5/military/seniors/students, $4/youth (ages 3-18)

Where:
Delaware History Museum
504 North Market Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Sponsor: Delaware Historical Society
Telephone: (302)295-2400
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Come out and cheer on the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium!  Be sure to look at www.bluerocks.com for game times and special events and giveaways!

Cost: Varies

Where:
Frawley Stadium
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-888-2583
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The Kalmar Nyckel Offers a wide array of sailing opportunities - from April through October.  Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel - or...

Cost: Varies

Where:
Dravo Plaza
815 Justison Street
Wilmington, DE  19801
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Telephone: 302-429-7447
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The splendor of Byzantine Christian art—preserved through the ages in early Christian churches in both Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, and the Cappadocia region of...

Cost: $15 Adult, $13 Senior, $10 Children 6-17, Free for members and children under 5

Where:
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
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Join us for fine wine and great music at Penns Woods Winery's FREE Lawn Concerts all summer long!June6/6/2014: Matt Santry 5:00pm - 8:00pm6/7/2014: Tim Williams 1:00pm - 4:00pm6/14/2014: Matt...

Cost: FREE with wine purchase (glass/bottle/flight)

Where:
Penns Woods Winery
124 Beaver Valley Road
Chadds FOrd, PA  19317
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Telephone: 610-459-0808
Contact Name: Carley Razzi
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Kalmar Nyckel is excited to be back in Lewes, DE offering 2 ½ hour public sails, pirate sails, and deck tours from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, Public Pier.  Passage for all sails is $60...

Cost: $60 for adults; $40 for children

Where:
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal
43 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, DE  19958
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Sponsor: Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
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Visitors discover the evolution of water power at Hagley from the water wheel to the steam engine and ways the DuPont Company harnessed the power of the Brandywine to make black powder for over...

Cost: 0-$14

Where:
Hagley Museum and Library
201 Hagley Creek Rd
Wilmington, DE  19807
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Telephone: 302-658-2400
Contact Name: meg marcozzi
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Two exceptional artists come together for an extraordinary Labor Day exhibition at Ocean Galleries: Viktor Shvaiko and Thomas Stiltz.  Having grownup surrounded by the beauty of the wilderness,...

Cost: Free & Open to the Public with ALL Artwork Available for Acquisition

Where:
Ocean Galleries
9618 Third Avenue
Stone Harbor, NJ  08247
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Sponsor: Ocean Galleries
Telephone: 609.368.7777
Contact Name: Kim Miller
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Bandstand entertainment begins at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. For a detailed list of performers, visit www.townofbethanybeach.com and click on the Activities page, Bandstand.  ...

Cost: Free

Where:
The Bandstand
214 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: (302) 539-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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Our lineup of bandstand shows offers some of your favorite regional acts along with new up and coming ones.  And you can still cheer on your friends during karaoke or the Talent Show and also...

Cost: Free

Where:
Bethany Beach Bandstand
214 Garfield Parkway
Bethany Beach, DE  19930
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Sponsor: Town of Bethany Beach
Telephone: 302-542-8011 x123
Contact Name: Julie Malewski
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Led by the Chester County Astronomical Society Come out for an evening on the preserve learning about the skies above! Refreshments provided. $10 TLC members; $15 non-members.

Cost: $10-$15

Where:
Bucktoe Creek Preserve
432 Sharp Road
Avondale, PA  19311
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Sponsor: The Land Conservancy
Telephone: 610-347-0347 ext 104
Contact Name: Paige Minka
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Clear Space Theatre Company presents “Sordid Lives,” a dark comedy. 

Where:
20 Baltimore Ave
Rehoboth Beach, DE
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Telephone: 227-2270
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John Moran presents glass sculptures of presidential busts, recast as heroes of American reality television.

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 656-6466
Website »

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Enjoy a survey of visual performance art at the start of the 21st century.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 571-9590
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Get a big taste of Elizabethan life on weekends and Labor Day Monday at Mount Hope Estate and Winery in Manheim, Pa.

Where:
Manheim, PA


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This producer-only farmers market provides fresh, local foods every Saturday morning at the Lewes Historical Society complex.

Where:
Lewes, DE


Telephone: 644-1436
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Six unemployed steel workers get together to form a strip act. Naked hilarity ensues.

Where:
Clear Space Theatre Company
20 Baltimore Ave.
Rehoboth, DE
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Telephone: 227-2270
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The Crawleys are skipping the Atlantic—well, their clothes are. If you’re anything like us, you’re having trouble thinking of anything but this exhibit at Winterthur. So grab...

Where:
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
Del. 52
Winterthur, DE
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Telephone: 888-4600
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A butterfly with a 5-foot wing span? A 10-foot tall beetle? When it comes to bugs, the Delaware Museum of Natural History has all the creepy crawly you can handle. 

Where:
Delaware Museum of Natural History
4840 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 658-9111
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This African-American festival includes revivals, parades, children’s events, music, crafts, fashion shows, vendors, food and the Gospel Explosion. Various venues, Wilmington, 

Where:
Wilmington, DE


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The eye-opening exhibit presents a survey of visual performance art at the start of the 21st century.

Where:
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Pkwy.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 571-9590
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It’s the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. You know exactly where you should be—the Arden Fair and Antiques Market with about 8,000 of your closest friends. Come for the whimsical...

Where:
, DE


Telephone: 475-3126
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Batters up at the annual 24-hour softball marathon and fundraising festival. 

Where:
Silver Lake Park
Middletown, DE


Telephone: 379-1531
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The Freeman Stage bids adieu to summer with an enthralling evening of music from the inspiring Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and special guest soloists from OperaDelaware. As if music under...

Where:
The Freeman Stage at Bayside
31570 Lakeview Drive
Selbyville, DE
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Telephone: 436-3015
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The art reflects the artist when the Mispillion Art League asks artists to depict something of their background or family heritage.

Where:
Mispillion Art League
5 N. Walnut St.
Milford, DE
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Telephone: 430-7646
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Coinciding with the 35th anniversary of the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, this exhibition charts the evolution of the institution through artistic highlights, educational...

Where:
Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
200 S. Madison St.
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 656-6466
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Charles Burchfield was one of the leading American artists of the 20th century. His vibrant landscapes steal the spotlight in this exhibition.

Where:
Brandywine River Museum
U.S. 1
Chadds Ford, PA
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Telephone: (610) 388-2700
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Appreciate the view when Gallery One artists interpret this month’s theme. 

Where:
Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave.
Ocean View, DE
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Telephone: 537-5055
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Time  Registration 7:30 a.m. Race start 8:30 a.m. Fee  $15 (until the Thursday before the race at noon) $20 after and day of event

Where:
Brandywine Park
1001 N. Park Drive
Wilmington, DE
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Telephone: 654-6400

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