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2017 DELAWARE - January to April 2017

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February 14, 2017
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

February 18-25, 2017
National FFA Week - Nationwide
the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.

March 6-10, 2017  National School Breakfast Week - Nationwide
School Nutrition Association.

March 17, 2017  7th Annual Toasting the Town - Milford, Delaware
Find your inner Irish on as Downtown Milford, Inc. (DMI) hosts the Annual Toasting the Town: St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl.

March 18, 2017  Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
It's a fabulous day of chocolate, with tastes galore, vendors, a raffle, kids games and much more!  At the heart of the festival is the chocolate Baking Contest.  The baking contest will feature more restaurant entries than ever before!  It's a fabulous day of chocolate, with tastes galore, vendors, a raffle, kids games and much more!

March 21, 2017  'AgDay' National Agriculture Day - Nationwide
A day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture

April 3-8, 2017  City Restaurant Week - Wilmington, Delaware
Wilmington's fine dining scene is dominated by owner-operators. In other words, there is not a chain restaurant in the bunch. The result is a menu of 19 restaurants to select from, offering everything from Thai to Chilean to Italian. Better yet, you get to sample the creative cuisine of these fine dining spots with prix-fixe prices of $15 for lunch and $35 for dinner. Reservations are strongly suggested. Contact the restaurant directly to make your reservation.

April 22, 2017  Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.


2016 DELAWARE - January to April 2016

waiting for new dates

March 5, 2016  Gumbo Crawl - Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
You pick the Best Gumbo.  $5 Ballot lets you Taste Them All.

April 8-9, 2016  Triple Threat Barbecue Festival at the Delaware State Fair - Harrington, Delaware
The Delaware State Fair's Triple Threat BBQ Festival, where food and fun lovers collide for the ultimate feast.  As a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event, the Triple Threat is every bit a competition as it is a good time for visitors. Jam packed with 2 days of fun, the BBQ Fest includes live music, carnival rides, corn hole, and of course, beer, wine, and barbecue.  BBQ competitions will offer prizes ranging from $100.00 to $2,500.00 for each category: beef brisket, pork ribs, chicken, pork. Grand Champion $2,500.00, Reserve Champion $1,300.00, Delaware State Champion $1,500.00.


April 9, 2016
Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour
Wilmington, Delaware
NEXT EVENT IS IN 2018. The Junior League of Wilmington presents its 11th Heart of the Home Kitchen Tour, which will showcase fabulous, recently renovated dream kitchens while offering scrumptious food samples and demonstrations from some of the area’s top chefs and restaurants.  The self-guided Tour, which is the League’s major biannual fundraiser, will include 18 kitchens in the Greater Wilmington area, including locations in Wilmington, Greenville, Hockessin, Newark, and southern Chester County.  A rain or shine event, the Tour will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.  Advance tickets are $30 per person or four for $100, and $35 per person on the day of the Tour.  (also: )


2015 DELAWARE - January to April 2015

waiting for new dates

April 10, 2015  5th Annual Get Down In Town
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Wine, Dine & Shop Local! Enjoy great deals along with fantastic appetizers and desserts from your favorite restaurants inside participating downtown Rehoboth shops.  $10 admission benefits local charities.


2014 DELAWARE - January to April 2014

waiting for new dates

April 10, 2014  Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Wilmington, Delaware
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

April 25-27, 2014  Meals From The Masters - Wilmington, Delaware
Join us for a culinary extravaganza! This weekend of events has grown from the success of our signature event, the Celebrity Chefs’ Brunch, into a spring weekend of culinary delights, including the Evening With The Masters and the Cellar Masters’ Wine Auction.

April 27, 2014  Celebrity Chefs’ Beach Brunch - Wilmington, Delaware
Slide on your flip flops and come enjoy the cuisine of top area chefs, fine wines & cocktails and a unique silent auction at the Rusty Rudder. Proceeds benefit Meals On Wheels Delaware.

April 28, 2014  Dewey Beach Bacon Fest - Dewey Beach, Delaware
Be a part of the first Bacon Fest in the state of Delaware at Dewey. VIP Admission includes the official Dewey Beach Bacon Fest Jersey, Back Stage Pass, Scorecard. special offers and will be the 1st to sample the bacon at each location. General Admission includes free amazing bacon samples, special offers from each location and scorecard. Breweries Bacon and Brew go well together. Show off your finest brew or bacon inspired creations. For the love of BACON do not miss this event!




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