May is when the outdoors become enjoyable. It perfect time for festivals, al fresco events and milestone celebrations. From Graduations to Mother’s Day, it seems that every weekend has something to offer those of us in northern Delaware and the surrounding area.
This year’s 100th Annual Wilmington Flower Market & Music Festival will kick off the busy month of May beginning on Cinco de Mayo. Beginning Thursday, May 5th to the 7th at Rockford Park. This event will rock the park with live music, great food, beer garden, and rides for the kids. Of course there will be Plants & Flowers donated by local gardeners or nurseries.
The area’s most prestigious event is Winterthur’s annual Point-To-Point that will be held Sunday, May 8th. This year marks the 44th year for the festive day of steeplechase racing, elegant tailgates, pageantry with plenty of fun for the whole family. There literally is something for everyone — the Delaware State Police Pipe Band, Parade of River Hills Foxhounds, Keystone Region Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club Antique Auto Display and Parade of Antique Carriages.
Many tailgaters go all out as ‘fashion experts’ comb the crowd to determine the best dressed. Winner receives a $500 Gift Certificate to Christine A. Moore Millinery, NY and a $500 Gift Certificate from Wilmington Country Store. Even if you don’t plan on tailgating, strolling through the tailgate area is an experience in itself.
Point-To-Point falls on Mother’s Day, May 8th. What better way to pamper Mom than to treat her to a fun-filled day!
The 29th annual Willowdale Steeplechase is Saturday May, 14th. Whether you love horses or just want to get the family out for a fun-filled day, this family-friendly event is enjoyed by many. Just as like Point-to-Point, there is plenty of events to enjoy; Jack Russell terrier races, pony races, Kids’ Alley. Plus the hat, tailgate and best dressed contests.
Also this weekend for the more athletically inclined is the 15th annual Wilmington Grand Prix, one of the premier criterium-style bike races in the U.S. The event is from Friday, May 13th to Sunday, May 15th.
The Lady Bug Festival is the largest celebration of women in music and will have over 40 female artists. The artists will playing at several indoor venues up and down lower Market Street in Wilmington, Delaware on May 20th from 5 to 10 pm. Starring Sweet Lizzy Project. Also playing, The Upstarters, Laura Cheadle, The Black Coast and Sug Daniels.
Its all free and for all ages. There will be food trucks, vendors, artisans and The Wilmington Whiskey Club’s Pop-up bar.
An finally, don’t miss The Bellefonte Arts Festival offering visual arts, performance arts and culinary arts on Saturday, May 21st from 10 am to 5pm. Bellefonte is a quaint village on Brandywine Boulevard.
So there you have it, a few very awesome ways to welcome spring’s arrival to the Delaware area! There are so many ways to celebrate its arrival and Tri-State Liquors can help you with all your beverage needs. We are conveniently located off I95, just over the Delaware/Pennsylvania line. Better yet, our low prices and tax-free shopping will make you smile!
Let’s face it, beer and weekends go together … they just do.
Tri-State Liquors has a full line of ice cold Kegs in stock. We got all your beverage needs covered and we are conveniently located in beautiful TAX-FREE Delaware with easy access from I-95.