39th Annual Point-to-Point, Dover Days and more things to see and do in Delaware this week

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

050317pointopoint39th Annual Point-to-Point, May 7th

Join us at the 39th annual Point-to-Point, the Brandywine Valley’s signature spring event. Enjoy a festive day of professional horse racing, elegant tailgating, and fun family activities. Kids of all ages will delight in the ever-popular pony rides, stick horse races, Winterthur Hunt, face painting, and canine-friendly activities for the family pup. Or, perhaps you’d like to dine trackside with an elegant brunch at our Winterthur Hunt Brunch Hospitality Tent. Point-to-Point has something for everyone. See you at the races! Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library.

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050317delartmuseumShakespeare Shorts: A Performance by the Delaware Shakespeare Festival, May 11th

Inspired by the illustrations of W. Heath Robinson, actors from the Delaware Shakespeare Festival will perform selections from Twelfth Night, King Lear, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Museum’s DuPont Auditorium. Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington.


Kent County

050315doverdaysDover Days: Dover’s 300th Anniversary, May 5th – 7th

The 84th Annual Dover Days Festival is one of the largest, longest-running, FREE, popular events in the state of Delaware dedicated to promoting the heritage and culture of Dover and the state of Delaware. Dover Days hosts the largest parade in Dover with approximately 4,500 participants and watched by approximately 9,000 people; the Governor of the state of Delaware serves as the Grand Marshal. Activities reflect Delaware’s history and heritage as well as contemporary times and include, but are not limited to, the parade, traditional Maypole Dancing with 250 plus schoolchildren, vintage auto rides, colonial artisans’ village, car show, historic re-enactment groups representing the Revolutionary War, WW II and the Civil War, children’s activities, carnival, fireworks, exhibits and lectures as well all-day entertainment and more.


050317doverorchestraDover Symphony Orchestra: Annual Pops Concert, May 7th

The Dover Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Donald Buxton, will conclude its 2016-2017 season on Sunday, May 7, 2017, at 3:00 p.m. at the Dover Downs Rollins Center. The orchestra will perform a variety of selections that celebrate America. Traditionally our May concert includes Armed Forces Salute. Please feel free to join us in your service-related uniform! Dover Downs Hotel & Casino.


Sussex County

050317movieCinema Art Theater presents: ‘The Dinner’, May 5th – 11th

The Dinner is a psychological thriller based on Herman Koch’s international bestselling novel of the same name. A riveting story filled with many shocking twists and turns, The Dinner is a chilling parable about the savage reality hidden beneath the surface of middle class lives. Lauren Humphries-Brooks from We Got This Covered describes The Dinner as “an imperfect but fascinating film…a stellar cast delivers a deeply troubling and psychologically complex treatment of class and family.” Cinema Art Theater, Lewes.



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