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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 18, 2015

Calendar of Events

Boating Through History at Trap Pond State Park

Starting April 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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 18, 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

Bike Ride on the Refuge at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

April 18, 2015
Join Tina Watson for an eight-mile bike ride on the Refuge. The group will make several stops for bird identification and to discuss wildlife management techniques. Bicycle should have hybrid tires. Don't forget your helmet and check the air in your tires! Meet at the Visitor Center. More

Bird Walk at Auburn Heights Preserve

April 18, 2015
Join an experienced bird watcher on our new trail. This walk is for everyone, from beginners to experienced birders. Wear comfortable shoes and meet in front of the mansion. Parking is available in the field lot across Creek Road from the mansion. More

Birding by Boat at Trap Pond State Park

April 18, 2015
Bring your binoculars and field guides and explore the swamp and search for some of its feathered inhabitants. More

Brandywine Creek’s Annual Kite Day

April 18, 2015
Celebrate springtime at our annual event. Enjoy the weather, music and a sky full of flying kites. This event is accessible for all. Bring your kite or buy a kit. Call to reserve your kit; supplies are limited. More

Daffodil Day at Winterthur

April 18, 2015
  Celebrate the beauty of the daffodil and enjoy Winterthur's amazing daffodil display! Henry Francis du Pont used his collector's eye in assembling his collection of hundreds of heirloom daffodil bulbs arranged in cloud-like drifts on Sycamore Hill. The day's events will include tours, kids' crafts, tea, and a daffodil show. Members free. Included with general admission.   More

Delaware Outdoor Family Campout at White Clay Creek State Park

April 18, 2015
Bring your own dinner. Campfire dessert cooking program for after dinner treats at 8 p.m. We provide a light breakfast on Saturday. Afterward, sign up to volunteer as a family for the White Clay Creek Clean Up. Tents will be set up in the field at the Nature Center; limit 32 people (eight tents). More

Dewey Beach Popfest at the Rusty Rudder

April 18, 2015
  • Location: Rusty Rudder
  • Address: 113 Dickinson St, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
  • Venue: Rusty Rudder
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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The Rusty Rudder is the place to be during Popfest - a music celebration on four stages featuring Power Pop, BritPop and Pop Punk bands. More

Discover Battery 519 at Cape Henlopen State Park

April 18, 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

Full Moon Kayak at Lums Pond State Park

April 18, 2015
Enjoy an evening of kayaking underneath a full moon. Bring water and a flashlight. Participants must have basic kayak skill and be 14 or older. Rain date is the following evening. Meet at the Boathouse in Area 2. More

Lantern Tour of Indian River Life-Saving Station at Delaware Seashore State Park

April 18, 2015
Enjoy a unique, guided lantern tour of the circa-1876 Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. Learn about what surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast, and then venture over the dune to patrol the beach while listening to shipwreck tales. Pre-registration required. More

Ocean to Bay Bike Tour

April 18, 2015
  • Address: 2 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach, DE 19930
  • Times: 7:30am-3:00pm
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Join more 2,000 cyclists of all levels on April 18, 2015 in the Quiet Resorts for a cycling tour through Sussex County’s beautiful beaches, bays and beyond! This award-winning event, organized by the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and Presenting Sponsor PNC Bank offers cyclists a 5-, 30- 50- mile or Metric Century scenic route of a relaxing ride on flat terrain; perfect for an early season ride. Routes begin and end at Garfield Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue in Bethany Beach,… More

Open House Tour at Auburn Heights Preserve

April 18, 2015
  • Location: Auburn Heights Preserve
  • Address: 3000 Creek Rd., Yorklyn, DE 19736
  • Venue: Auburn Heights Preserve
  • Times: Mansion Tours begin at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.; Museum tours begin at 2:00 p.m.
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Tour the Auburn Heights Mansion and the Marshall Steam Museum. The mansion is the former home of the Marshall family who furnished it with the antiques you will find there today. The tour includes the two main floors of the mansion. Please note that there are steps to get into the mansion and one flight of stairs during the tour. The Marshall Steam Museum houses the world's largest collection of operating steam car. More

Spring Bird Walk at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

April 18, 2015
Join Eileen McLellan and Terry Willis for an expert led bird walk. Beginner and experienced bird watchers will enjoy bird watching along the wildlife drive and walking trails. The group will observe waterfowl, songbirds, wading birds, and early migratory songbirds. Meet at the Visitor Center. More

Spring Migration Hike at Killens Pond State Park

April 18, 2015
Hike Killens Pond trails with a Naturalist and search for birds returning from the tropics to Delaware. Bring your hiking shoes and your favorite pair of binoculars or borrow ours. Enter the park by the special event gate. Free with paid park entry fee. Park Entry fees are in effect until November 30. $4/DE Vehicle, $8/Out of State Vehicle. Please Pre-register by calling 302-284-4299 More

"Coppelia" and Tea at the Grand Opera House

April 18 – 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 18 – 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 18 – 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 18 – 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

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

April 18 – 19, 2015
  • Location: The Candlelight Theatre
  • Address: 2208 Millers Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Various Times
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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

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

April 18 – 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

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

April 18 – 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
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