Bowers Beach Buccaneer Bash, Memorial Day at Hagley and more things to 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

052417hagleyMemorial Day at Hagley Museum and Library, May 29th

Free admission for military veterans. Cannon firing demonstrations in the powder yard: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington.

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052417mtcubaMacro Photography class at Mt. Cuba, June 2nd & 16th

Macro photography can help you take a great portrait of a bee’s face or capture the tiny details of a flower, revealing the beauty of the natural world that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Learn how to apply macro and close-up photography techniques to improve your skills rendering miniature subjects. Doug Wechsler, professional wildlife and nature photographer, author, and former director of the largest collection of bird photographs in the world will review and demonstrate the equipment needed to achieve your macro photography goals. Build confidence through individual instruction, daily critiques, and lots of practice in this two-day workshop. Mt. Cuba Center, Hockessin.


Kent County

052417bowersBowers Beach Buccaneer Bash, May 27th & 28th

Let your inner Pirate out in The Golden Age of Piracy. Meet Blackbeard, Charles Vane, Anne Bonny and Delaware’s own Levi (BlueBeard) West. Glimpses of pirate life…Sword fights, cannons, reenactors, militia, puppets, theater group, and music by The Brigands and Pirates for Sail. Activities for children Family friendly Food and Craft vendors Sunday cruises on the Captain’s Lady Bowers Beach Maritime Museum. Bowers Beach Maritime Museum, Bowers.


052417crayonColoring Club, May 26th

Sip soothing tea, enjoy calming music, and unleash your creativity. All materials supplied. Kent County Public Library, Dover.


Sussex County

052417ship“A Sailor’s Life for Me”—Zwaanendael Museum’s 6th Annual Maritime Celebration, May 27th

Maritime-themed activities including living-history re-enactors, encampments, musket drills, displays, demonstrations, tours of Lightship Overfalls and more. Downtown Lewes locations including the Zwaanendael Museum. Free admission except for tours of the Lightship Overfalls.



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