Kent County has just about cornered the market on the BEST in Delaware, July 22 through 25. So make your reservations today before everyone else finds out!
Kick off your BEST weekend in Kent County on Thursday evening at the annual BEST of Delaware Party, sponsored by Delaware Today magazine at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. Try to get off work a little early so you can attend the VIP reception from 5:00 to 6:00 pm, followed by the Party from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Tickets are just $75 per person for both events, or the Party by itself is just $55. It’s worth every penny, and you have the warm feeling of knowing that the net revenues are donated to local and regional charities.
But the BEST doesn’t stop there. On Friday, the Biggs Museum of American Art in downtown Dover will be open from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm to showcase the talents of Delaware’s BEST artists in their annual summer exhibition, in a partnership with the Delaware Division of the Arts . The show features the Division’s 2010 Individual Artist Fellows, including: painters, photographers, sculptors, writers, musicians and craft artisans.
And this year’s exhibition is the BEST ever because the Museum has invited 30 fellowship recipients from the past 10 years to participate in a reunion exhibition in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the series. And here’s what makes the BEST even better – the Biggs Museum is totally FREE, so you won’t have to spend any of your winnings from last night at casino!
If you’ve got crab lovers in the crowd, you’ll find the BEST in Delaware at Sambo’s Tavern on the riverfront in Leipsic just a few miles northeast of Dover. The minimum age at Sambo’s is 18, so if you have the kids with you opt for McGlynn’s Pub overlooking Silver Lake in Dover.
After lunch how about a tour of the Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover Air Force Base, the BEST and biggest museum of military cargo and refueling aircraft in the world! There are 28 airlifters, refuelers, jets, helicopters and gliders to choose from and, just like the Biggs, it’s all FREE!
The BEST rolls on in Kent County at the Delaware State Fair in Harrington, when one of the BEST chefs in the country, the Food Channel’s Paula Deen, appears at Cookin’, Comedy, & Conversation on Friday evening at 7:30 pm. And you still have the entire weekend to enjoy the BEST state fair in the region, including a gala parade and Fireworks on Saturday evening.
5:00 pm Best of Delaware VIP reception at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
6:00 pm Best of Delaware Party at Dover Downs
9:00 pm Breaking the bank at Dover Downs Casino
10:00 am Biggs Museum of American Art in Dover
12:00 pm Lunch at Sambo’s in Leipsic or McGlynn’s in Dover
2:00 pm Air Mobility Command Museum at Dover Air Force Base
5:30 pm Dinner at the Delaware State Fair
7:30 pm Paula Deen at the Delaware State Fair
Saturday & Sunday
Fun, food and fireworks at the Delaware State Fair
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