May 1st – 8th: Dover Days, The Civil War and The Dark Valley

From concerts and movies to special events for the whole family, there is always something to see and do in Delaware.  Here are some of our picks.   

New Castle County

043015civilwarThe Civil War, May 1st – 3rd

The Civil War, nominated for a Tony Award for Best Musical, draws on letters, diaries, firsthand accounts, and the words of Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass and Walt Whitman, among others. This musical blends a variety of styles including Gospel, Folk, Country, Rock, and Rhythm and Blues. Wilmington Drama League

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043015hagleyFor the Love of Chocolate, May 6th

The sweet taste of history comes to Hagley on Wednesday, May 6, when the Golden Pheasants welcome Eric and Ryan Berley from The Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionery in Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood. As part of the series “Innovation with Libations,” the brothers will delight guests with tales and tastes from their business. Guests to “Innovation with Libations” will learn about the Berleys’ adventures in entrepreneurship, their challenges, and the sweet opportunities it presents to them. Hagley Museum and Library.

Kent County

43015doverdaysDover Days, May 1st – 3rd

The 82nd Annual Dover Days Festival will be celebrated in our State Capital May 1-3, 2015. It’s free, come join the fun! The festival is a celebration of history, heritage, culture and the arts, a blend of traditions and contemporary events that brings people to Delaware from all over the Mid-Atlantic Region.



043015victrolaSounds of War: Patriotic Music, May 2nd

Guided tours will examine music’s influence on American wars and the patriotic songs that were composed in the nation. Hear music popularized during the Civil War and later recorded by the Victor Talking Machine Company on authentic talking machines. Johnson Victrola Museum, Dover. 


043015spmalotMonty Python’s SPAMALOT, May 1st – 3rd

Monty Python stalwart Eric Idle and composer John Du Prez adapt the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail into a musical featuring the Knights Who Say Ni, killer rabbits, accused witches and other Python touches. Spamalot adds swipes at Vegas glitz and Broadway conventions to the film’s anarchic spirit. Riverfront Theater, Milford.


 Sussex County

043015westernAround the World film series presents: The Dark Valley, May 6th

Somewhere high in the Alps, a lone rider makes his way along a hidden path and reaches a small village. Raised in America but fluent in German, this stranger goes by the name of Greider. He’s returning to his maternal homeland to photograph the landscape and the locals, but in reality he has vengeance on his mind. The village is ruled by old man Brenner and his six sons who’ve imposed a feudal rule over the townspeople for decades. Movies at Midway, Rehoboth.


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