March is fast approaching which means beautiful spring views will soon be making their way to the Greater Wilmington area. From renowned gardens to wonderful and luxurious du Pont estates, your next getaway is bound to be an amazing #VisitWilm adventure. Start the turn of the season with a March visit and these 10 can’t miss events.
1. What would March be without green?
*Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Hooley festivities have been cancelled.
2. Focal Points: Women Advancing in Aperture
While visiting Wilmington this month (and most of April), make it a point to stop into The Delaware Contemporary to witness a beautiful showcase of works by a cast of all-female photographers. The photographs, centering on themes such as illusion and perception, are set against the backdrop of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
3. The Play that Goes Wrong
Q: What do you get when you cross Sherlock Holmes with Monty Python? A: Broadway and London’s award-winning murder mystery comedy show The New York Times called “a gut-busting hit.” Tickets to The Play that Goes Wrong are on sale now! Performances begin March 12th and run through the 15th at The Playhouse on Rodney Square.
4. Check out Longwood Gardens
A visit to Longwood Gardens is always a spectacular adventure to take while you’re exploring the Brandywine Valley. Be sure to see their special winter and spring displays! Orchid Extravaganza on display until March 22nd and Spring Blooms on display beginning March 28th
5. The Humane Gardener: Nurturing Habitats for Wildlife
Although closed for its traditional season, the Mt. Cuba Center offers classes and lectures year-round. Take a quick visit to the area’s native plant garden during your getaway to experience something new. On March 14th, discover practical ways to put humane gardening philosophies into action with Nancy Lawson, author of “The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife.” Register today!
6. Unplugged Sunday: Treasure Hunt
Everyone needs a time out from technology once in a while. Celebrate the gorgeous spring weather coming Wilmington’s way on March 29th and opt outside for a morning of pure adventure at The Delaware Center for Horticulture. Grab the whole family. This is an exploration not to miss!
7. Something’s Afoot
Are murder mysteries your thing? If so, you’re in luck because your host for the evening was murdered! It’s up to you to find out who among the cast of 10 suspects did it. Sit back for dinner and this “whodunit” show at The Candlelight Theater on stage March 14th – April 26th.
8. Wilmington Winter Bluegrass Festival
End your month with a fantastic three-day festival filled with music, open mics, workshops, and a whole lot of “finger-pickin’ good” at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.
9. Dribble, Shoot and Score some tickets to the final few games of the Delaware Blue Coats 2019-2020 season.
Home games at the 76ers Fieldhouse are: March 8th, 11th, 14th, 16th, 21st, and 28th.
10. Crys Matthews Concert
On March 28th, Washington, D.C.'s Crys Matthews will take over the Baby Grand stage inside The Grand Opera House in downtown Wilmington. Matthews blends Americana, folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and funk into a bold, complex performance.
March is the beginning of a beautiful season in Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley. Whether you’re in need of 24/7 action or a “kick back and chill” getaway, the area is sure to surprise you. An amazing adventure awaits for your weekend away to #VisitWilm. Get planning!