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Delaware is home to fun festivals and year-round events, come discover what’s happening during your visit.

During spring, history comes to life with the family-friendly Dover Days Festival and the season blooms into colorful landscapes at the Mt. Cuba Center Wildflower Celebration. As the summer heats up, the East Coast’s premier music experience, Firefly Music Festival, brings big-name music acts to Dover. Then, summer celebrations continue with Fourth of July in the First State, featuring fireworks, concerts and more.

Fall brings high-flying action at the World Championship Punkin Chunkin competition, as well as witches and fiddles during the Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddler’s Festival. In October, get a taste of local wineries and breweries during the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival. To round out the year of fun events, during the holiday season, experience the du Pont mansions decked out in their holiday splendor.

Searching for upcoming events? Visit the Delaware Tourism Office blog for the latest updates on weekend events in Delaware. 

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Sunday Apr 19, 2015

Calendar of Events

Free Admission on All Day Sundays and Thursday Evenings at the Delaware Art Museum

Starting April 19, 2015
  • Location: Delaware Art Museum
  • Address: 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Venue: Delaware Art Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday
  • Times: Times for Free Admission: Thursday evenings after 4:00 p.m. and Sundays all day
  • Visit Website
The Museum will be open to the public on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in 2015. Thursday evenings after 4:00 p.m. will be free and Sundays will remain free all day. The Museum Store and Thronson Café will also be open. Extended hours are made possible by generous Museum supporters and the Longwood Foundation. Visit delart.org for more information. More

Pontoon Boat Tours: Aquatic Mammals at Trap Pond State Park

Starting April 19, 2015
  • Location: Trap Pond State Park
  • Address: 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956
  • Venue: Trap Pond State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 10am – 11am
  • Visit Website
Enjoy a one-hour boat tour of Trap Pond to see its natural beauty and learn about its inhabitants. Try to spot some of our furry pond residents on our guided pontoon tour. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals. More

"Coppelia" and Tea at the Grand Opera House

April 19, 2015
  • Location: Grand Opera House
  • Address: 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Grand Opera House
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Saturday Performance: 7:00 p.m.; Sunday Tea: 12:30 p.m., Sunday Performance: 2:00 p.m.
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Coppélia is  comic ballet classic about young love. It's  a wonderful performance for the whole family. To add to your magical experience, join us for a Coppélia Tea before the Sunday matinee show. Have your child bring their favorite doll to tea at the Grand and enjoy sweet treats, refreshments and a chance to meet some of Coppélia's beloved characters. More

Blue Rocks Home Opening Weekend at Frawley Stadium

April 19, 2015
  • Location: Frawley Stadium
  • Address: 801 South Madison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Frawley Stadium
  • Times: Friday & Saturday: 7:05 p.m.; Sunday: 1:35 p.m.
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The boys are back on The Riverfront! Head out to Frawley Stadium for the home opening weekend games.They play against the Frederick Keysall weekend long. Go to the Blue Rocks website for special promotions and giveaways this weekend.   More

Camelot at The Playhouse on Rodney Square

April 19, 2015
CAMELOT tells the story of the legend of King Arthur who rules his kingdom with new ideals, bringing peace to a troubled land. But when his beautiful new Queen Guinevere and the dashing Sir Lancelot, his most trusted knight, give in to their passion for one another, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues. When Mordred, King Arthur's illegitimate son, catches on and sees a kingdom in chaos, he attempts to destroy all that is CAMELOT! Intimate and fresh, never has this story of… More

Daffodil Weekend Afternoon Tea Buffet at Winterthur

April 19, 2015
Come appreciate a buffet full of foods inspired by the TV Show ‘Downton Abbey' at 3 PM. The Visitors Center will offer a wonderful view of the blooming spring daffodils. The Buffet is $29.95 for adults and half off for children under 12. Members receive a 10% discount on up to 4 guests. Reservations required. Please use the OpenTable widget below or call 302.888.4826. Reservations are available for the following dates: Saturday, April 18th Sunday, April 19th   More

Discovering the C&D Canal Trail by Bike

April 19, 2015
  • Location: Biddle's Point trail head parking lot, Fort Delaware State Park
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p,m.
  • Visit Website
Join us as we bike 5.2 miles from the Biddle's Point trail head parking lot to the Summit North Marina and explore the new Michael N. Castle C & D Canal Trail. We'll stop every so often to share some canal history. Biddle's Point lot entrance is located on the south side of Cox Neck Road, near Southern Elementary School. This program is weather-dependent and a message will be left on the park office phone at (302) 834-7941 by 9 a.m. if it is canceled. More

Dog Dogs Family Day at the Delaware Art Museum

April 19, 2015
Explore Elliott Erwitt’s beautiful and funny photographs of canines with dog-themed art activities, story readings, and family tours. Families will also enjoy Blue Sky Puppet Theatre’s puppet show The Barker of Seville—a musical comedy about a day in the life of an opera singer. More

Fresh Pond Treasure Hunt: Hike with a Purpose! at Delaware Seashore State Park

April 19, 2015
Hit the trails with your family in search of hidden treasure! Learn the basics of geocaching, a popular pastime involving the use of GPS and satellites to locate secret spots along the Prickly Pear Trail. Pre-registration required. More

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying at the Candlelight Theatre

April 19, 2015
  • Location: The Candlelight Theatre
  • Address: 2208 Millers Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Various Times
  • Visit Website
Power, sex, ambition, greed...it's just another day at the office. "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" is a satire of big business and all it holds sacred. This delightful and charming classic received seven Tony Awards, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and the 1962 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Ticket price includes dinner and show. More

Young Ladies Colonial Tea at Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm

April 19, 2015
Treat yourself and your favorite young ladies to a Colonial afternoon tea! You’ll experience a social custom as it was enjoyed in the 18th and 19th centuries, including sandwiches, scones and sweet treats served by our Colonial guides. For our younger guests (aged 5 and older, and with a supervising adult please), this particular event will also feature discussion of etiquette and manners, as well as small Colonial games. Come dressed in your finest tea attire, and don’t forget to… More

Green Day's American Idiot at City Theater Company in Wilmington

April 19 – 25, 2015
  • Location: City Theater Company
  • Address: 4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: City Theater Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Various Times
  • Visit Website
Spread the sound of hysteria with Green Day's American Idiot, the rock musical for a disaffected generation. Driving the high-octane rock guitar riffs and all the vigorous singing and dancing, this show is an evergreen narrative of teen rage, love and loss. More

Spring Blossom Afternoon Tea at the Green Room in the Hotel du Pont

April 19 – 30, 2015
Celebrate the arrival of spring with this fresh take on our favorite afternoon ritual, featuring blooming delicious scones and pastries, with a seasonal selection of savory sandwiches and of course our classic high tea service. More

Abraham Lincoln: WSFS Bank Collection of Frank Schoonover Illustrations at the Biggs Museum of Art

April 19 – May 3, 2015
  • Location: Biggs Museum of American Art
  • Address: 406 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901
  • Venue: Biggs Museum of American Art
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Sunday: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Visit Website
Not many historical illustrations are accessible for the viewing public. But the rare collection of paintings and drawings of prized Wilmington illustrator, Frank E. Schoonover is a must see! For over 50 years, WSFS has been the steward of his works. The bank's images were illustrated in a 1907 magazine and 1928 book about President Abraham Lincoln. More

Because of Winn Dixie at the Delaware Theatre Company

April 19 – May 3, 2015
  • Location: Delaware Theatre Company
  • Address: 200 Water St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Delaware Theatre Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Times: Various Times
  • Visit Website
"Beacuse of Winn-Dixie" is a new Broadway-bound musical based on the award-winning children's novel by Kate DeCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie is poised to become the first Broadway musical starring a live dog as the main character! A gentle, warm and enthralling story about the intimate friendship between a young girl and her dog, WINN DIXIE shows how the smallest act of kindness can ripple into a celebration of community. More

Oscar Wilde’s Salome: Illustrating Death And Desire at the Delaware Art Museum

April 19 – May 10, 2015
  • Address: 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Venue: Delaware Art Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Friday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday: Closed
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Oscar Wilde’s Salomé: Illustrating Death and Desire will feature artists’ interpretations of this controversial play throughout the ages. The play was banned from production in London in 1893 and was not performed until three years later in Paris. Despite this controversy, the play’s publication, which included illustrations by the symbolist artist Aubrey Beardsley (1894), received significant recognition. The complete set of Beardsley’s lithographic illustrations… More

Fort DuPont Walking Tour

April 19 – May 17, 2015
  • Location: Fort Dupont State Park
  • Address: Reedy Point Bridge, DE Rt 9, Delaware CIty, DE 19706
  • Venue: Fort Dupont State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 3rd Sunday
  • Times: 3:00 p.m.
  • Visit Website
Join park staff for a leisurely stroll to discover the history, architecture and the community of this old military post, including the theater, gymnasium, guard house, barracks and officer housing. Learn about plans to bring life to this historic community. Wear sturdy walking shoes for this one-hour trek. More

Delaware By Hand: Masters 2015 Exhibition at the Biggs Museum of American Art

April 19 – June 14, 2015
  • Location: Biggs Museum of American Art
  • Address: 406 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901
  • Venue: Biggs Museum of American Art
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Sunday: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Visit Website
Every three years, the Biggs Museum hosts a juried competition of their Delaware By Hand artist membership in order to select individual artists that are deemed masters of their craft. Each winner is represented by at least three works of art in the Delaware By Hand Masters exhibition. These works are eligible for the coveted Museum Purchase Prize of $1500. More

“Unraveling Stories” Exhibition at the Hagley Museum

April 19 – July 26, 2015
This experimental exhibition invites visitors to dig deeply into one object. Explore the stories what a large, hand-made hooked rug tells about the artistic tradition of hooked rugs, science of experimental materials used in its making, and story of the du Pont family on the Brandywine as illustrated by a member of the family.   In conjunction to the exhibit, there will be guided tours on May 2 & 17 and Curator Talks on May 10, 1 PM 2 PM; May 12, 11 AM & 12 PM Reservations… More

Layering Constructs: Margo Allman, Charles Burwell, Antonio Puri at the Delaware Art Museum

April 19 – August 2, 2015
  • Location: Delaware Art Museum
  • Address: 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Venue: Delaware Art Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Friday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday: Closed
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Part of the Outlooks Exhibition Series, this exhibition brings together three contemporary abstract artists who use layering in their work. The works range from emotional and geometric to organic and meditative. Allman has explored layering three-dimensional forms on a two-dimensional surface, while Burwell's multi-layered approaches to painting prompt reflections on the elasticity of time, space, and perception. Puri's work often links emblems of Eastern and Western cultures, incorporating… More

A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & The Art of Everyday Life at Winterthur

April 19, 2015 – January 3, 2016
  • Location: Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library
  • Address: 5105 Kennett Pk (Rt 52), Wilmington, DE 19735
  • Venue: Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Museum: Tuesday–Sunday 10:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Visit Website
Explore the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, and pottery, in this exhibition highlighting recent acquisitions from the estate of legendary collector and scholar Frederick S. Weiser.   More

Monday Apr 20, 2015

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Point of View: Imaginative Fine Woodworking at the Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery

April 20 – 24, 2015
Enjoy the fine craftmanship of Michael Quattrociocchi.The exhibition, titled Point of View - Imaginative Fine Woodworking, presents a selection of fine wood craftwork. His work includes small chests and sets of drawers that are enhanced through the use of decorative wood species and sculptural figurative additions. Quattrociocchi is an award-winning artisan based in Milford, Delaware, who was selected to design and build the 2014 Delaware Governor's Award for the Arts. In 2013, he was selected… More

Wilmington's 11th Annual City Restaurant Week

April 20 – 25, 2015
  • Location: Various Locations. See Website.
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Various Times
  • Visit Website
You have 6 days and 19 Wilmington restaurants to try out! Everything from Tha to Chilean to Italian! It's a Foodie's Paradise! Dinners will be prix-fixe menus. Two-course lunches are $15 per person and three-course dinners will be $35.  Visit the website for more information. More

Spring Blossom Afternoon Tea at the Green Room in the Hotel du Pont

April 20 – 30, 2015
Celebrate the arrival of spring with this fresh take on our favorite afternoon ritual, featuring blooming delicious scones and pastries, with a seasonal selection of savory sandwiches and of course our classic high tea service. More

“Unraveling Stories” Exhibition at the Hagley Museum

April 20 – July 26, 2015
This experimental exhibition invites visitors to dig deeply into one object. Explore the stories what a large, hand-made hooked rug tells about the artistic tradition of hooked rugs, science of experimental materials used in its making, and story of the du Pont family on the Brandywine as illustrated by a member of the family.   In conjunction to the exhibit, there will be guided tours on May 2 & 17 and Curator Talks on May 10, 1 PM 2 PM; May 12, 11 AM & 12 PM Reservations… More
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