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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 Sep 20, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

September 20, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 35 historically accurate costumes from the television show will be displayed with photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur. Visitors will have a chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first… More

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Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting

Starting September 20, 2014
  • Location: Twin Lakes Brewing Company
  • Address: 4210 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807
  • Venue: Twin Lakes Brewing Company
  • 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

Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware Day for Kids

September 20, 2014
  • Location: Wilmington Riverfront
  • Address: 3 S. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Times: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
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DAY FOR KIDS hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware Saturday, September 20, 2014 12PM-5PM Along the Wilmington Riverfront We are planning a great day filled with games, rides, arts & crafts, trampolines, rock climbing, face painting, and MORE! Thanks to our generous sponsors, Day for Kids is a FREE family day celebrating our youth and spending quality time together. Visit www.delawaredayforkids.org for complete details. We hope to see you there!! More

Harvest Ridge Food and Music Evening

September 20, 2014
Throughout the summer and into the fall we will be hosting food and music evenings at the winery with special hours. No reservations are required! All prices are dependent on individual food and wine purchases. Enjoy our outdoor events before the warm weather wanes! Music: Mike Weyrauch; Food: TBD. More

Walking Tour: Workers' World

September 20, 2014
Discover the fascinating stories of the immigrant workers who lived along the Brandywine and worked for the DuPont Company in the black powder manufactory. This is the only tour that offers in-depth commentary on Workers’ Hill. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in price of admission and free for members. Reservations requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext. 261. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. This is a Let’s Move event. More


September 20 – 27, 2014
  • Address: 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington, DE 19802
  • Venue: Wilmington Drama League
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Weekend evenings at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm
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Andrew Lloyd Weber's Jesus Christ Superstar at the Wilmington Drama League. Weekend evening performances at 8pm, Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets available on line at www.wilmingtondramaleague.org or by calling box office at 302-764-1172 More

Love Letters

September 20 – October 5, 2014
Written by A.R. Gurney and Directed by Bud Martin. The Pulitzer Prize-winning two character play explores the bittersweet relationship between Andrew Makepeace Lad III and Melissa Gardner. Over the span of fifty years, the two sympathize (and amiably bicker) throughout marriages, children, divorces, love affairs, and careers that take them down different paths. As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, and frequently funny reflection that makes it… More

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Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting September 20, 2014
  • Location: Harvest Ridge Winery
  • Address: 447 Westville Road, Marydel, DE 19964
  • Venue: Harvest Ridge Winery
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M.
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Harvest Ridge Winery is open every day for tastings! For $5, enjoy a flight of 5 of our wines and you may keep the logo glass in which they are served. Guided tours are offered at 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. on Saturdays and Sundays. More

St. Hedwig Polish Festival

September 20, 2014
  • Location: Wilmington Riverfront
  • Address: 601 S. Madison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: M-F 5-10pm, Sat. 3-10pm
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The 58th Annual St. Hedwig Polish Festival in Wilmington, Delaware will  feature great food, music & dancing, rides, and much more family fun. More

Christina River Cruise on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

September 20 – 21, 2014
  • Location: Kalmar Nyckel
  • Address: 1124 E. 7th St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Kalmar Nyckel
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 2:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M.
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The Kalmar Nyckel offers a wide array of sailing opportunities - from April through October. Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel. While tickets may also be purchased at the dock prior to a scheduled sail, it is best to make reservations. More

Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest

September 20 – 21, 2014
  • Location: Delaware Saengerbund and Library Association
  • Address: 49 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE 19713
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 12:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. (Sunday), 5:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. (Friday), 12:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. (Saturday)
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A three-day annual festival, where visitors will experience authentic German specialities including Bratwurst, Weisswuurst, potato salad and traditional plum cake, Bavarian bands, folk dancing, amusement rides, games and more. The opening parade will be held on Friday at 7:00 P.M. The parade features the Muenchner Kindl, Munich Child, symbol of the city of Munich which leads the opening parade of the Munich Oktoberfest.  More

Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

September 20 – 21, 2014
  • Location: Kalmar Nyckel
  • Address: 1124 E. 7th St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Kalmar Nyckel
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 11:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
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Come Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware. Landlubbers - come walk the plank of this authentic seagoing re-creation of a 17th-Century Dutch Pinnace. Our crew don pirate and sailor garb, and guests are encouraged to dress up as well. The kids will enjoy a pirate story or help raise the Jolly Roger, and the adults will enjoy a history talk. Both kids and adults can try their hand at a scavenger hunt with a treasure at the end! See the ship's cannons and imagine being at the helm of… More

Saturday Farm Fun Days with Special Guests

September 20 – 27, 2014
  • Location: Coverdale Farm
  • Address: 543 Way Rd, Greenville, DE 19807
  • Venue: Coverdale Farm
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 3 weeks on Saturday
  • Times: 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
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Join us the 3rd Saturday of each month this summer to help take care of our animals. Milk the cow, feed animmals, and more. Stay after chores for a quiet stroll around the farm and pack a snack to enjoy at the picnic tables. More

Fifer Fall Fest

September 20 – November 1, 2014
  • Address: 1919 Allabands Mill Rd., Camden-Wyoming, DE 19934
  • Venue: Fifer Orchards Farm and Country Store
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Monday- Friday), 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Saturday)
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Enjoy the Corn Maze Fun Park- 6 acre corn maze with trivia stations, observation deck, and new Farm Scene Investigation (F.S.I.) game, mini corn maze (great for ages 5 and under), pumpkin painting supplies, super straw slides, spider straw castle with farm volleyball, 2- zip swings, pony hop races, mini straw maze, tractor tricycles and pedal carts, corn crib, scarecrow corn tunnel, rubber ducky races, pumpkin checkers, pumpkin bowling and pumpkin tic-tac-toe games, tetherball and… More


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