May events calendar for Delaware: arts and entertainment

Editor’s Pick: Dover Days
May 4-6 Dover Days unites heritage, tradition and modern attractions in a free-admission festival for the whole family.

Merchants’ Sidewalk Sale
May 4-6 Find bargains galore in the historic Lewes commercial district from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 645-8073,

Delaware Paranormal Expo
May 4-6 Delaware Ghost Hunters (DGH) presents Delaware’s inaugural paranormal conference in Delaware City, with networking sessions, workshops, speakers, seminars, classes, exhibitors, vendors and merchants.

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Gardening for the Bays Native Plant Sale
May 5 Seek out carefully selected plants, experienced gardeners, good advice, food, fun and a children’s tent at James Farm Ecological Preserve in Ocean View.

Editor’s Pick: Wilmington Community Project Day
May 5 Plant a tree, remove litter, volunteer at a senior center—the possibilities are endless when neighborhoods get down to business for the city’s second annual event.

Milton Town-Wide Yard Sale
May 5 Unload spring-cleaning clutter, hunt for new treasures, or simply browse during this event sponsored by the Milton Chamber of Commerce.

White Clay Creek Fest
May 5 Celebrate the ways we enjoy and protect the White Clay Creek with live music, family entertainment, food, live animals, giveaways and activities for all at Carpenter Recreation Area.

British Car Show
May 5 The Triumph Spitfire is this year’s featured marque when the British descend on the grounds of the Lewes Historical Society. 645-8073,

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Editor’s Pick: Point-to-Point
May 6 Steeplechase racing and the culinary arts go neck and neck this year when celebrity chefs Dana Herbert and Jennifer Behm drop by the grounds at Winterthur.

Plein Air Coastal Delaware
May 6-12 This painting and photography competition, show and sale featuring the Delaware coast includes an opening gala on May 11 at the Children’s Beach House in Lewes.

Editor’s Pick: Wilmington Flower
Market May 10-12 Browse through a large selection of plants and flowers and enjoy crafts, merchants, food, rides, games and entertainment during this pre-Mother’s Day tradition at Rockford Park. 995-5699,

National Public Gardens Day
May 11 As the designated regional highlight garden, Mt. Cuba Center offers free admission and a free-strolling environment during this national celebration of local green spaces. 239-4244,

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Second Saturday Art Walk
May 12 With the warmer weather, this event slips into evening mode. Visit each of the galleries of MOSAIC in Rehoboth Beach for a reception from 6-9 p.m.

Old Inlet Surf Fishing Tournament
May 12 Prizes, giveaways and lots of fishing await anglers. 227-7974,

Wildflower, Native Plant & Seed Sale
May 12-13 This sale at Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford features a wide variety of regional plants and seeds suitable for all types of landscapes. (610) 388-2700,

Editor’s Pick: Wilmington Grand Prix
May 18-20 Wilmington’s three-day cycling event includes plenty of racing action along with the Governor’s Ride, a parade and a street festival.

A Day in Old New Castle
May 19 Step back in time during the oldest home and garden tour in the United States. (877) 496-9498,

Strawberry Festival
May 19 Visit Fifer Orchards in Wyoming for food, music, kids’ activities and all kinds of yummy strawberry treats. There’ll be a strawberry recipe contest, too. 697-2141,

Radnor Hunt Races
May 19 Support the Brandywine Conservancy and enjoy a day of steeplechasing, tailgate parties and picnics.

Scottish Games
May 19 This festival in Fair Hill, Md., features competitions in music, dancing and athletics along with demonstrations, exhibitions, food and entertainment.

Youth Fishing Tournament
May 19 This fishing tourney at Cape Henlopen State Park offers prizes for those ages 15 and under.

Old-Fashioned Baseball Game
May 19 See Delaware’s vintage baseball team, the Diamond State Base Ball Club, take on the Potomac Base Ball Club of Washington at Fort DuPont State Park in Delaware City.

Newark Memorial Day Parade
May 20 Newark offers a memorial ceremony on the UD Green, along with a parade on Main Street.

Artisans Fair
May 26 Local craftspeople display their wares including jewelry, pottery, ceramics, photography and apparel at Millville Fire Hall. Also enjoy an auction, a bake sale, and food and drink, all sponsored by the South Coastal Delaware AARP chapter. 829-8546,

Fair Hill Races
May 26 Enjoy racing, a tailgate contest, Jack Russell terrier races, vendors and kids’ activities in Fair Hill, Md. (410) 398-6565,

Seaford Heritage Weekend
May 26-27 This event features a living history encampment, demonstrators, crafters, exhibitors and antique cars on display at the Governor Ross Plantation. (800) 416-4722,

Editor’s Pick: Brandywine Antiques Show
May 26-28 Dealers present American and English furniture, glass, metalware, ceramics, folk art, quilts, rugs, and Oriental and European porcelain. The show and the preview party on May 25 take place at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford. (610) 388-2700,

Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival
May 27 Boat rides, canoe trips, exhibits, arts and crafts, games, food and music await visitors to Milton Memorial Park and Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.

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