When March comes around, we know spring is finally knocking on our door! We love the winter season throughout Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley but spring... it’s our jam. Blue skies, birds chirping, and of course beautiful, flourishing garden views sprouting around every corner. There’s nothing like springtime in the air. A quick weekend getaway or a spring break away from your everyday, lies ahead right here in Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley – a Condé Nast Traveler pick for best places to go in the U.S. in 2023.
Throughout the month of March, the attractions and restaurants in #VisitWilm celebrate national holidays like St. Patrick’s Day and Women’s History Month alongside annual events like Wilmington Beer Week. Your itinerary can be filled with art, live performances, family-friendly events and so much more...
Wilmington Beer Week
The craft beer scene throughout Greater Wilmington is stepping back in time and taking on past traditions in honor of resurrecting Wilmington Beer Week. It’s time to “Raise a Glass to the Past” and visit local breweries February 28- March 5th.
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Experience the beauty of winter at Longwood Gardens during the Gardens’ Winter Wonder exhibition. In addition to the horticultural splendor, Winter Wonder offers the chance to learn a new skill with Longwood’s unique lineup of educational opportunities and captivating performances. From exotic plants to the first signs of spring blooming inside the Conservatory and throughout the acres of garden landscape – a visit to Longwood this month is a must! On view through March 26th.
LEGO Shipbuilding Day with Kalmar Nyckel
While the Kalmar Nyckel Tall Ship isn’t quite ready to set sail for the season, the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation is hard at work creating fun and exciting events for the whole family to enjoy. Experience the Foundation’s 8th annual LEGO Brick Shipbuilding Day at the Copeland Maritime Center and make your own historic models, enter contests to win prizes, and even get your face painted. See you March 4th at the shipyard.
Our Red Planet: Anna Bogatin Ott
The Delaware Art Museum presents a new exhibition on view through July 16th. Ukrainian-born abstract painter, sculptor, and digital artist, Anna Bogatin Ott, captures the sublime in nature and the complexity of human existence. This exhibition showcases her most recent work, informed by NASA images from Mars and her meditations on the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.
Farm Life and the Rural Landscape
Beginning March 25th, the Delaware Valley Art League will present a new exhibition at the historic Greenbank Mills. This exhibit will show the work of 24 local artists who have been inspired by the simplicity of rural life.
Join OperaDelaware for Verdi’s masterpiece taking the stage at The Grand Opera House for two performances on March 31 and April 2. La traviata tells the tale of a bold and fearless courtesan (Violetta) who longs for freedom until she encounters the young romantic (Alfredo) who awakens in her a desire for love beyond the lust of men. As the pair bask in young love, a darkness looms over their future, and family demands threaten to tear the two apart.
Mayhem and Murder at Rockwood
There's a different kind of "March Madness” stirring at Rockwood Museum. Murder is afoot with a brand-new Mayhem & Murder mystery tour! Participating sleuths will search the Rockwood Mansion for clues to help solve the "March Madness" theme: Who dunnit? What was the motive? Where'd it happen? What was the weapon? Solve the case and earn the chance to win prizes, March 24th and 25th!
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