As with all great cities there is always something going on in Wilmington, DE. Whether it’s sporting or theatrical; musical or historical, you will never have a spare moment if you want to see them all. So relax and read on and hopefully you will be able to plan the best upcoming events to add to your schedule.
The Winterthur in Spring Exhibition starts at the beginning of March and goes on right through to the end of June at the Winterthur Museum, Gardens and Library. This place showcases a large collection of early American art going back for almost 400 years. But it is the gardens and their wonderful flowers that are worth the entrance fee. Take a narrated tram ride through the many gardens and enjoy the spectacular blooms and fragrances that grace the grounds.
The beginning of March sees the Delaware Theatre Company showcase their fabulous production of “Love, Loss and What I Wore”, which is an intimate collection of short stories by Nora and Delia Ephron. These often funny and sometimes thought provoking tales are likely to be familiar to any female audience. So book your tickets now before the show moves on.
It is well worth heading to the Brandywine valley for the gastronomic extravaganza of the MidAtlantic Wine and Food Festival. Taking part during March this event will see some of the restaurants and bars of the area hosting all sorts of events from Scrapple breakfasts to “Bacon and Bourbon”. With over 40 events in total there are lots of opportunities for you to join in on the fun.
If you feel that there is a budding artist inside of you that is just waiting to be discovered then visit the Center for the Creative Arts on Upper Snuff Mill Road and take part in the Watercolor Open Studio. This event takes place throughout the year and is perfect for people of any age or ability. Get out some brushes and make your artistry heard with a slap of paint here and there, you might find that you are the artist we have all been waiting for.
If not then you can always visit the Twin Lakes Brewery for a tour and some tasting. What better way to get over the fact that you are rubbish at painting than to find out how beer is made and then enjoy some. These tours take place every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the year so there are plenty of chances to get yourself on one.
Once you have drowned your sorrows you might like to see how the professionals do it at the Delaware Art Museum. So visit on a Sunday afternoon when admission is free. Then you can compare your efforts at watercolor with the ones on display and you might even discover that you weren’t that bad after all.
Before you go all arty you might decide to get some free admission to The Brandywine River Museum on Sunday mornings throughout the year. This is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast in the café that looks over the river.
If you are interested to visit Wilmington for any of the above mentioned up coming events, please be sure to book your flights or package tours (in Norway we say pakkereiser) as soon as possible. Have fun!