May 2012
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E-News May 2012

The Official Newsletter of the Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau

Longwood Gardens Presents:
Light: Installations by Bruce Munro

Light Installation at Longwood Gardens
Never before seen in the United States, this debut exhibition illuminates the Longwood Gardens with large-scale, site-specific light installations.

Wander through a field of light reminiscent of flowers, discover a meadow of glowing towers changing hues, and delight in a shower of cascading raindrops fashioned from delicate lights as you are immersed in a new and truly unique garden experience. Both indoors and outdoors, by day and by night, Light! will change the way you see gardens.

See a Preview

Watch a video of Bruce Munro's Field of Light on display at The Holburne Museum in Bath.

Opening June 9, 2012!

Timed admission tickets on sale now! Buy tickets online, in the Visitor Center, or by phone at 610-388-1000 (additional fees apply for phone orders).

Click here for more information.

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Jazz in June
DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

Clifford Brown Jazz Fest

The DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival returns to Rodney Square in the heart of downtown Wilmington, Delaware June 18 through 23, 2012. This long-running, week-long outdoor concert event is FREE and open to the public.

The complete artist lineup, as well as hotel package, ticket, and parking information can be found on the official website -

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Brandywine Food & Wine Festival

Brandywine Valley Wine Fest
Join the wineries of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail as they bring together the best of the Brandywine Valley - local wineries, food vendors, local artisans and musicians. All together for an entertaining at the picturesque Myrick Conservation Center.

When: Saturday June 09, 2012, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Price: Adults: $10 in advance, $15 at the date;
           Ages 10-20 $5.00; Children under age 10 FREE

Click here for more information and tickets.

Located midway between New York City and Washington, DC and less than thirty minutes south of the Philadelphia Airport, Wilmington is readily accessible by car, train or air. If you need help planning a visit call (800) 489-6664 or check