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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 Oct 19, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

October 19, 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

Calendar of Events

Free admission on Sundays to the Delaware Art Museum

Starting October 19, 2014
Admission to the Museum is free to all visitors on Sundays. The admission fee is waived thanks to support from generous individuals. The Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, works by Wilmington-native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle. More

2014 Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival

October 19, 2014
  • Location: Rehoboth Beach
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Various
  • Visit Website
Come visit the greatest jazz festival in the world in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Shows this year will be held on 3 stages - the Rebhoboth Convention Center, the Rehoboth Theatre of the Arts and Epworth Church. Plus there will be many local resturants and bars offering great entertainment. For a schedule of this year's performances, visit http://www.rehobothjazz.com/. More

Delaware Seashore Fall Fishing Weekend

October 19, 2014
Fall Fishing Weekend at Delaware Seashore State Park October 17-19 Learn the ins and outs of surf fishing - even how to clean and cook your catch! •Gilled to Grilled program on Friday evening - clean and fillet your own fish, then cook it for dinner! •Half-day introductory surf fishing program Saturday morning led by park staff •Hands-on afternoon demonstration of fly casting in the surf by Saltwater Fly Anglers of Delaware •Guest speaker Richard Seagraves of the Mid-Atlantic… More

Giselle

October 19, 2014
  • Address: 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Grand Opera House
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 10/18 - 7 pm, 10/19 - 2 pm
  • Visit Website
First State Ballet Theatre, Delaware's professional ballet company, presents the beloved romantic ballet Giselle staged by Kirov trained artistic director Pasha Kambalov. More

Habaneros

October 19, 2014
Classically trained but steeped in Cuban culture, Habaneros will delight you with familiar works by Mozart and they will also introduce you to Latin repertoire that will surely call for much acclaim. Following a highly successful US debut tour of The National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, this highly energetic ensemble who are members of the orchestra will bring to you, what is the "Heart of Havana,” its music and culture. As you are completely immersed in vibrant music, breathtaking… More

Co-op Farmers' Market

October 19 – November 16, 2014
Meet local farmers and choose from just-picked produce, try delicious artisan foods, listen to live music, buy locally hand-crafted goods and get to know folks in your community better. Every Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Newark Natural Foods Co-op. Rain or Shine! More

Treasures and Tales of Italy's Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team

October 19 – December 21, 2014
“Treasures and Tales of Italy’s Art Recovery Team”, a show featuring 120 pieces of priceless works of Etruscan and Greco-Roman art, dating from 2,700 years ago. They are exhibited alongside the engaging stories of their recovery from ruthless art thieves. The show will run from October 3rd to December 21st at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware. Concurrently, the Old College Museum at the University of Delaware in Newark will host an additional exhibition, mainly… More

On-Going Events

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting October 19, 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.
  • Visit Website
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

Autumn Leaf Special to Hockessin on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

October 19, 2014
Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. On weekends, we offer 2½-hour round-trips to Hockessin. Bring your camera and behold the best that the Red Clay Valley has to offer. More

Autumn Leaf Special to Mt. Cuba on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

October 19, 2014
Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. On weekends, we offer 1½-hour round-trips to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove. Bring your camera and behold the best that the Red Clay Valley has to offer. More

Hagley Craft Fair

October 19, 2014
  • Location: Hagley Museum and Library
  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Venue: Hagley Museum and Library
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm
  • Visit Website
Now in its thirty-sixth year, Hagley Craft Fair is regarded as one of the finest craft fairs in the region. Craft artists throughout the Mid-Atlantic region sell their original work and demonstrate their skills. This indoor show is held in two historic buildings on Hagley's spectacular grounds.  Lunch available for purchase. More

Eating Rehoboth - Culinary Tour

October 19 – 26, 2014
  • Location: Eating Rehoboth
  • Venue: Eating Rehoboth
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday
  • Times: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Visit Website
Eating Rehoboth is a 3-hour culinary adventure through downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware! You will enjoy exclusive food tastings at five of Rehoboth's best restaurants, paired with delicious wines, local beers or signature cocktails.   Tours also include specialty food shops and beachy outdoor venues. The tours occur two days a week (Friday and Sunday) from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and begins at either Hotel Rehoboth or the The Bellmoor Inn. More

Oliver the Musical

October 19 – November 2, 2014
A huge hit on Broadway  and as a movie, Oliver is a masterpiece of a musical featuring young Oliver Twist and his pal the Artful Dodger who fall in with a wily thief, Fagin. Oliver’s journey from orphan to finding a forever home makes this a heartwarming, winning show. Directed by Dan Schmitt. More

Treasures and Tales of Italy's Art Recovery Team

October 19 – December 21, 2014
  • Location: Grand Opera House
  • Address: 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Grand Opera House
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: varies
  • Visit Website
The International Council of Delaware presents "Treasures and Tales of Italy's Art Recovery Team", a show featuring 120 pieces of priceless works of Etruscan and Greco-Roman art, dating from 2,700 years ago. They are exhibited alongside the engaging stories of their recovery from ruthless art thieves. This exhibit, making its only U.S. appearance in Delaware, comes on the heels of several successful shows of recovered art in Italy. More

Titanoboa!

October 19, 2014 – January 25, 2015
From a fossil bed 60 million years deep comes the largest snake in the world!  Measuring 48 feet long and weighing in at 2,500 pounds, this massive predator could crush and devour a crocodile.  This exhibit is an amazing look at a lost world and the incredible creatures that inhabited it. More

Monday Oct 20, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

October 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

Calendar of Events

Treasures and Tales of Italy's Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team

October 20 – December 21, 2014
“Treasures and Tales of Italy’s Art Recovery Team”, a show featuring 120 pieces of priceless works of Etruscan and Greco-Roman art, dating from 2,700 years ago. They are exhibited alongside the engaging stories of their recovery from ruthless art thieves. The show will run from October 3rd to December 21st at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware. Concurrently, the Old College Museum at the University of Delaware in Newark will host an additional exhibition, mainly… More

On-Going Events

Fifer Fall Fest

October 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)
  • Visit Website
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

Titanoboa!

October 20, 2014 – January 25, 2015
From a fossil bed 60 million years deep comes the largest snake in the world!  Measuring 48 feet long and weighing in at 2,500 pounds, this massive predator could crush and devour a crocodile.  This exhibit is an amazing look at a lost world and the incredible creatures that inhabited it. More

Tuesday Oct 21, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

October 21, 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

Calendar of Events

Treasures and Tales of Italy's Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team

October 21 – December 21, 2014
“Treasures and Tales of Italy’s Art Recovery Team”, a show featuring 120 pieces of priceless works of Etruscan and Greco-Roman art, dating from 2,700 years ago. They are exhibited alongside the engaging stories of their recovery from ruthless art thieves. The show will run from October 3rd to December 21st at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware. Concurrently, the Old College Museum at the University of Delaware in Newark will host an additional exhibition, mainly… More

On-Going Events

Fifer Fall Fest

October 21 – 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)
  • Visit Website
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

Treasures and Tales of Italy's Art Recovery Team

October 21 – December 21, 2014
  • Location: Grand Opera House
  • Address: 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Grand Opera House
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: varies
  • Visit Website
The International Council of Delaware presents "Treasures and Tales of Italy's Art Recovery Team", a show featuring 120 pieces of priceless works of Etruscan and Greco-Roman art, dating from 2,700 years ago. They are exhibited alongside the engaging stories of their recovery from ruthless art thieves. This exhibit, making its only U.S. appearance in Delaware, comes on the heels of several successful shows of recovered art in Italy. More

Titanoboa!

October 21, 2014 – January 25, 2015
From a fossil bed 60 million years deep comes the largest snake in the world!  Measuring 48 feet long and weighing in at 2,500 pounds, this massive predator could crush and devour a crocodile.  This exhibit is an amazing look at a lost world and the incredible creatures that inhabited it. More
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