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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 May 30, 2015

Calendar of Events

Boating Through History at Trap Pond State Park

Starting May 30, 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 May 30, 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 May 30, 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

Battery 519 Lantern Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park

May 30, 2015
In 1943, World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light and learn about U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress, and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. More

Bird Walk Series at Brandywine Creek State Park

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

Cache-in, Trash-out at Brandywine Creek State Park

May 30, 2015
Join us for a beginners' introduction to Geocaching (GPS units provided). Then we will head out into the park in teams to locate geocaches. While you are searching for the caches, help keep the park beautiful and pick up any trash you spy along the way (gloves and bags will be provided). Pre-registration is required. More

Come Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, Tall Ship of Delaware

May 30, 2015
  • Location: Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Venue: Cape May - Lewes Ferry Terminal
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Kalmar Nyckel is a faithful re-creation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware, taking passengers on tours departing from Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal. Work alongside the volunteer crew as they haul the lines, raise the sails, and learn first-hand just how hard it was to cross the Atlantic in the 17th century … or just bring along a picnic and enjoy the sights and sounds of the water while the crew does all the work. For public sail… More

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park

May 30, 2015
Construction on Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn about these threats and Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. More

Historic Autos at Winterthur

May 30, 2015
Step back in time to see elegant automobiles of the country-estate era. Enjoy a series of displays of magnificent historic automobiles on select Saturdays in May. Each Saturday will feature a different thematic display. Weather permitting. Members free. Included with admission. 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I: In 2008 Winterthur received a 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Ascot Tourer. A gift of the Philip C. Beals family, it is on display at Point-to-Point and on select Saturdays in May near the… More

Historic Autos Lecture at Winterthur

May 30, 2015
Gregory Landrey, director of Academic Affairs at Winterthur Museum, examines cars, colors, and advertising in the 1950s. He'll discuss how color was used creatively on the vehicles themselves as well as in the advertisement of the product to entice the buyer in a highly competitive and rapidly evolving automotive industry. Drawing comparisons between fashions from the era and the marketing of automobiles, Mr. Landrey will highlight advertisements from various popular publications including… More

Horseshoe Crabs: Delaware's Living Fossil at Delaware Seashore State Park

May 30, 2015
A horseshoe crab is more than just a funny looking shell that washes up on the beach. Learn about its unique adaptations for survival, its contributions to scientific research and its key role in Delaware's Coastal ecosystem. More

Introduction to Surf Fishing at Delaware Seashore State Park

May 30, 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

Ladies Hike at Killens Pond State Park

May 30, 2015
Ladies, it is time to kick of those heels and hit the trail! Conquer 2.8 miles of forest terrain on the Pondside Trail with other women who enjoy an active lifestyle. Beginners welcome! Bring a water bottle and wear comfortable hiking or tennis shoes. Meet at Nature Center. More

Night Sounds Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

May 30, 2015
Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spooky swamp creatures. More

Over the Inlet and Through the Years at Delaware Seashore State Park

May 30, 2015
Over the Inlet and Through the Years......to 2015 we go! Take a walk across the Charles W. Cullen Bridge, learn about how the inlet and surrounding lands have changed over the last two centuries, and tour the new park improvements. Walk one way, and then hop on the park bus back to the beginning. Pre-registration required. More

Walking Tour: Sights, Sounds, and Smells at the Hagley Museum

May 30, 2015
Visitors experience an in-depth, hands-on tour focused on gunpowder production in the Hagley Powder Yard and visit production areas rarely seen by guests. This tour ends with an explosive finish. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in admission and free for members. Reservations requested, call 302-658-2400, ext. 261. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. More

Macaroon Afternoon Tea at the Green Room in the Hotel du Pont

May 30 – 31, 2015
Satisfy your sweet tooth in the most sophisticated way during May's Macaroon Afternoon Tea. Honoring the popular Hotel du Pont macaroons, this daily afternoon tea will include additional Parisian macarons in various flavors during our dessert course. You will feel like you're sipping tea in a French Bistro overlooking the Eiffel Tower. More

NASCAR Racing at the Monster Mile

May 30 – 31, 2015
Dover International Speedway hosts exciting NASCAR Sprint Cup Series action twice annually on the fastest one-mile oval racetrack in the world. Things get started on May 29 with the Lucas Oil 200 Camping World Truck Series race, followed by the Buckle Up 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series on May 30, and finally by the "big race," the 400-lap NASCAR Sprint Cup showdown More

South Side Shoot Out at the Delaware Seashore State Park

May 30 – 31, 2015
Enjoy one of the best skimboarding competitions in the world. Come watch top professional and amateur skimboarders compete on the third stop of the Skim USA tour. More

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

May 30 – 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

May 30 – 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

May 30 – 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

Drew Leshko: Relics

May 30 – August 16, 2015
  • Location: Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
  • Address: 200 S. Madison St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Various Times
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Drew Leshko's architecturally based, miniature wall-hanging sculptures document buildings in his Philadelphia neighborhood with extraordinary accuracy. By carving, cutting, and layering varieties of paper and wood, Leshko creates a scaled-down, three-dimensional archive of Philadelphia buildings in transition, often buildings that have been slated to be razed or redeveloped. Leshko hopes viewers will think about history, preservation, gentrification, and how aspects of our culture are constantly… More

Hayrides at Killens Pond State Park

May 30 – August 29, 2015
Meet at the Campground Amphitheater. The fields and the forest of the park await you on this relaxing ride, and you never know what animals you might see! Space is limited; please reserve your spot by calling the Nature Center at (302) 284-4299, by 3p.m. on Saturday. More

Layering Constructs at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

May 30 – September 6, 2015
From the conceptual to the physical process of putting one form over another, three renowned artists Margo Allman, Charles Bruwell, and Antonio Puri approach and use the process of layering in unique and personal ways. This is a joint exhibition with the Delaware Art Museum's presentation of "Layering Constructs: Margo Allman, Charles Burwell, Antonio Puri." More
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