There are so many reasons to visit Wilmington, Delaware and the Brandywine Valley during the winter months. This February, the city of area is again gearing up for a romantic, snowy scene featuring an abundance of intriguing events. A few top picks for visiting in February are listed below (in no particular order).

Top Pick #1: Oscar Wilde's Salomé: Illustrating Death and Desire

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Oscar Wilde's Salomé: Illustrating Death and Desire is an exhibit set to debut February 7th at the Delaware Art Museum. It showcases 36 original works inspired by the famous taboo play Salomé and the famous taboo playwright Oscar Wilde. Admission into this is exhibited is included in the general admission price of the Delaware Art Museum, which is open 10 AM to 4 PM Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 AM to 8 PM Thursday (with free admission after 4 PM) and 10 AM to 4 PM Sunday with free admission all day.

Why Oscar Wilde's Salomé: Illustrating Death and Desire is a Must Attend

This exhibit showcases a clever combination of art and history capitalizing on the way the two so often intertwine. Attendees of this event can collectively gain an understanding of this captivating playwright's take on reality and learn how his controversial creative pieces went on to influence other great artists like symbolist Audrey Beardsley, master craftsman Barry Moser and present day French author Joseph Donahue. Art and history come together again at the Delaware Art Museum this February.

Sidebar: If your February calendar is brimming with events already, you can catch this riveting exhibit up until May 10th of 2015.

Top Pick #2: Wine & Chocolate Month at the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail

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Wine and chocolate along the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail is a great way to spark the flames of romance in the Brandywine Valley this Valentine's Day month. For this reason, many of the finest wineries of the region pair wine and chocolate tastings on select weekends throughout February. (It is best to call ahead to see which wineries and which weekends are available.) The many wineries of the Brandywine Valley include:

- Black Walnut Winery
- Borderland Vineyard
- KreutzCreek Vineyard
- Paradocx Vineyard

Why Wine & Chocolate Month at the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail is a Must Attend

These wineries stretch out along the Brandywine, traversing southeastern PA, the quaint Amish countryside and various parts of Delaware. What better way to show your sweetie how much you care than by exposing them to tasty delicacies and breathtaking landscapes of the Brandywine Valley?

Top Pick #3: Film Fringe Wilmington

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Art outside the box is fully embraced at this completely unconventional festival which begins on February 18th and rages on until the 22nd at venues through the city of Wilmington, Delaware.

Why Film Fringe Wilmington is a Must Attend

Film Fringe Wilmington is the event that sets the trend for future artistic presentations. In many ways, it is this generation's Salomé. The 2015 Film Fringe Festival will expose you to the world of extreme filmmaking, a world you might not otherwise have known.
February in Wilmington

February in Wilmington is a special time of year. The air is filled with art and chocolate, romance and the promise of things to come. If you make it to one or more of February events, you're guaranteed to enter March with a new perspective.