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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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Saturday Apr 25, 2015

Calendar of Events

Boating Through History at Trap Pond State Park

Starting April 25, 2015
  • Location: Trap Pond State Park
  • Address: 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956
  • Venue: Trap Pond State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 2:00 p.m.
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What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat? We will explore the pond in search of animals eating and drinking, and some just wading around. More

Pontoon Boat Tour: Wildlife from the Water at Trap Pond State Park

Starting April 25, 2015
What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat? We will explore the pond in search of animals eating and drinking, and some just wading around. More

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting

Starting April 25, 2015
  • Location: Twin Lakes Brewing Company
  • Address: 4210 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807
  • Venue: Twin Lakes Brewing Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Saturday
  • Times: Wednesday (Open from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - tour at 5:00 p.m.); Saturdays (Open from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - tour at 1:00 p.m.)
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Enjoy a relaxed and personalized tour at Twin Lakes Brewing Company as they guide you through the history of beer and brewing plus, their unique brewing process and traditions. More

Wildlife from the Water at Trap Pond State Park

Starting April 25, 2015
What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat? We will explore the pond in search of animals eating and drinking, and some just wading around. More

12th Annual Bug & Bud Festival

April 25, 2015
  • Location: Downtown Milford
  • Address: S. Walnut St, Front St, Riverwalk, Milford, DE 19963
  • Times: 9am - 4pm
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Get a true taste of this artsy little town and enjoy dozens of food and craft vendors at the Bug & Bud Festival, a celebration of two of Milford's most cherished symbols, the ladybug and the tree. There's entertainment throughout the day, a Ladybug and Tree costume parade, "ladybug decorated" paddle boat rides, children's games and more. RAIN or SHINE and FREE of charge, you won't want to miss this over-the-top outdoor festival! More

4th Annual R2Hop2 Beer & Music Festival

April 25, 2015
Fun for the whole family, soda for the kids and beer for the grownups. Five bands, rock climbing wall and moon bounce. More

An Introduction to the Night Sky at Bellevue State Park

April 25, 2015
  • Location: Bellevue State Park
  • Address: 800 Carr Road, Wilmington, DE 19809
  • Venue: Bellevue State Park
  • Times: 6 p.m. start, night sky viewing at 7:30
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Join members of the Delaware Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing. Learn about constellations and how to observe the night sky. This program is appropriate for beginners through advanced stargazers of all ages. Equipment will be available, or you may bring your own. Red-filtered lights only please. Meet at the Hunter Barn parking lot. More

Bellevue Grounds Tour at Bellevue State Park

April 25, 2015
Can you guess which barn was ordered from a Sears' catalogue? Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk all over the park to learn the answer to this question and more, and have a look inside some of the buildings. More

Cape Henlopen State Park's Delaware Goes to War: Victory in Europe

April 25, 2015
On May 8, 1945, the allies declared victory in Europe in World War II. Fort Miles will celebrate the victory with our 11th annual living history event. See firing demonstrations, learn about garrison life at Fort Miles, learn from guest speakers, play kids games, and watch a recreation of the surrender of U-858. The Battery 519 museum will be open for $3 per person, cash only. Park at the Main Beach Bathhouse - shuttles will take you to and from the event. More

Earth Day Celebration: Party for the Planet at the Brandywine Zoo

April 25, 2015
  • Location: Brandywine Zoo
  • Address: 1001 North Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19802
  • Venue: Brandywine Zoo
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
What can YOU do to help save species? Join us for our annual Party for the Planet to learn about what you can do to make EVERY DAY Earth Day. Stop by a learning station or talk with a volunteer docent, meet live animals, and learn about your ‘Carbon Footprint' in this fun, educational day! More

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

April 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
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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

Introduction to Surf Fishing at Delaware Seashore State Park

April 25, 2015
Have you always wanted to try surf fishing but weren't sure how to get started? If so, this program is for you! Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this 3-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. Must have a fishing license and FIN number, and be at least 10; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Please call (302) 227-6991 to register. More

R2Hop2 Beer and Music Festival

April 25, 2015
From keg tosses to sumo wrestling, the R2Hop2 Beer and Music Festival puts the emphasis on happy indulgences, including craft beers on tap and live bands on stage. More

Sunset Kayak at Lums Pond State Park

April 25, 2015
Paddle into the sunset on a guided tour. Experience the change from day to night on the water. Suitable for beginner paddlers - instruction is provided. Rain date is the following day. Meet at the Boathouse in Area 2. $20 per person More

Wilmington's 11th Annual City Restaurant Week

April 25, 2015
  • Location: Various Locations. See Website.
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Various Times
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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

Delmarva Birding Weekend

April 25 – 26, 2015
One of the most popular birdwatching events in the entire mid-Atlantic region is the Delmarva Birding Weekend. Participants can take part in a number of excursions during the daytime, nighttime, aboard a boat, or even while canoeing or kayaking. With over 20 different programs and excursions, each visitor can custom tailor their trip to their own individual desires. Start planning your journey today by using the Delaware Birding Trail as your guide. More

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

April 25 – 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 25 – 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.
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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

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

April 25 – 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

Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs at the Delaware Art Museum

April 25 – May 23, 2015
  • Address: 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Venue: Delaware Art Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, 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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Elliott Erwitt barks at dogs. According to the renowned photographer, that is how he has caught some of his most memorable canine images. Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs features 65 of Erwitt’s best pictures of dogs. Photographed around the world between 1946 and 2004, this selection demonstrates the artist’s affectionate eye and love of surrealist juxtapositions. Funny, poignant, and beautifully composed, these photographs of tiny Chihuahuas, inquisitive poodles, and glowering bulldogs… More

Bird Walk Series at Brandywine Creek State Park

April 25 – May 30, 2015
Bring your eyes, ears and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert birder from the Museum of Natural History will lead the group and provide tips and advice to all interested birders. No program fee. More

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

April 25 – 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.
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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 25 – 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 25 – 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 25, 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
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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
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