Things to do in Wilmington
Delaware’s largest city is home to many cultural institutions and charming local eateries. For the best of what Wilmington has to offer, Vinnie Van GO has provided a guide just for you.
Wilmington Grand Prix
This annual free cycling event sees athletes from far and wide joining together to race for the gold. Join the crowds of supporters for one of the top bike races in the country each May!
August Quarterly Festival
Did you know country’s oldest African American Festival is celebrated each year in Wilmington? Join for a day of crafts, activities, food vendors, and music performances in celebration of freedom of speech, religious freedom, and the right of assembly.
St. Anthony’s Italian Festival
One of the largest Italian culture festivals on the East Coast, this week-long festival celebrates everything from culture to music and food. Each year celebrates a different Italian region – don’t miss this year’s event!
This more than 22,000-seat multi-purpose stadium hosts a number of sports and entertainment events throughout the year, and is also home to the University of Delaware’s Fightin’ Blue Hens football team.
625 Marvin Drive
Newark, DE 19713
Daniel S. Frawley Stadium
This outdoor baseball stadium in Wilmington is the home field of the minor league baseball team, the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
801 Shipyard Drive
Wilmington, DE 19801
Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library
Built in the 19th century, this estate is home to one of the finest and most important collections of Americana art in the country. Formerly the home of the renowned antique collector Henry Francis du Pont, the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library remains an important historic landmark in Delaware.
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE 19735
This small zoo was originally opened in 1905 in Brandywine Park, and remains a charming local institution.
1001 N Park Drive
Wilmington, DE 19802
Delaware Art Museum
The Delaware Art Museum hosts a widely celebrated collection of pre-Raphaelite art, as well as a gorgeous 9-acre sculpture garden. Be sure to stop by on a sunny day!
2301 Kentmere Parkway
Wilmington, DE 19806
Delaware History Museum hosts a number of fascinating educational tours throughout the day which will give you an overview of local history. For fresh air, check out Wilmington and Western Railroad will take you on a guided experience of the local nature aboard an old steam trail.Wilmington Trolleys offers a tour of the city itself.
Harry’s Seafood Grill
Harry’s is known to be one of the best fine dining eateries in town. Perfect for a business dinner or romantic date, Harry’s menu and atmosphere are unmatched.
101 S Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
For some good old, down-to-earth diner fare, Libby’s has some of the best, and has been attracting locals for a long time.
227 W 8th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801-1768
Buckley’s is known far and wide to have one of the best breakfasts in town. Be sure to get there early – the secret is out!
5812 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807-1116