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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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Friday Feb 27, 2015

Calendar of Events

Wilmington & Western Railroad's Hockessin Art Festival

February 27 – March 1, 2015
  • Location: Hockessin Memorial Hall
  • Address: 1225 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Friday Evening Preview - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ; Sunday - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Visit Website
The Wilmington & Western Railroad's Hockessin Art Festival is a fundraising effort to benefit the railroad, now entering our 49th year of tourist service. Over 25 artists will be displaying and selling limited edition prints, original watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, sculptures and carvings. While at the Art Festival, take a break from shopping by riding the "Festival Express." Our vintage 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad railcar will depart from outside the Festival for a 40 minute… More

Winter Weekday Guided Tour

February 27 – March 13, 2015
Visitors may take a two-hour guided tour of Hagley’s 235-acre site. Stops include Eleutherian Mills, the first du Pont family home built in America; the First Office of the DuPont Company; a restored nineteenth-century machine shop; and restored workers’ community. Please note: Eleutherian Mills will be closed for restoration beginning March 2. Visitors may also walk through the Powder Yard or browse exhibitions in the Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Use Hagley’s… More

Oscar Wilde’s Salome: Illustrating Death And Desire

February 27 – May 10, 2015
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

On-Going Events

Historic Dover Walking Tours

Starting February 27, 2015
  • Location: John Bell House
  • Address: First State Heritage Park, Dover, DE 19901
  • Venue: John Bell House
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Visit Website
Delve into the rich history of Dover, Delaware with a historic walking tour. More

Horizon Riverfront Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

February 27 – March 1, 2015
  • Location: Riverfront Wilmington
  • Address: 815 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Riverfront Wilmington
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: M-T 4-9pm, F 4-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm
  • Visit Website
A brand new winter holiday attraction at the Wilmington Riverfront!  This family-oriented attraction will be fun for all ages and perfect for birthday parties, corporate events and more.  Hours may vary to accommodate school holidays.  Exact times, dates and special programs will appear on the rink's website.  Admission is $8 (ages 13 & up) and $5 (age 12 & under).  Skate rental is $3 per skater. More

Saturday Feb 28, 2015

Calendar of Events

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting

Starting February 28, 2015
  • 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

"Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware 1800-1890"

February 28, 2015
  • Location: Delaware History Museum
  • Address: 504 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Times: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Visit Website
The Delaware Historical Society's new book chronicling the history of the black church, "Forging Faith, Building Freedom", is featured in this month's issue of Delaware Today. There will be a Book Launch that will feature book authors Dr. Constance J. Cooper, chief curator at the Delaware Historical Society and curator of "Forging Faith, Building Freedom", and Dr. Lewis V. Baldwin, Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University and consultant historian for… More

A World Apart at John Dickinson Plantation

February 28, 2015
Learn all about the slaves who used to live on the John Dickinson Plantation. Track their journey from enslavement to freedom. More

African American Lives Hosted by John Dickinson Plantation

February 28, 2015
  • Location: John Dickinson Plantation
  • Address: 340 Kitts Hummock Rd., Dover, DE 19901
  • Venue: John Dickinson Plantation
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Visit Website
Learn what life was like as a slave at the John Dickinson Plantation. More

Canton Charge @ Delaware 87ers

February 28, 2015
Enjoy the fast-paced excitement and buzz of pro basketball at a Delaware 87ers game, which features the top minor league prospects of the Philadelphia 76ers battling rivals from around the country. Conveniently located and affordably priced, 87ers games tip off regularly at Newark's Bob Carpenter Center, just of the Interstate 95 exit and close to shopping, dining and more. Parking is always free -- and be sure to check out the Kids Zone. More

Delaware in a Day Tasting at Fenwick Wine Cellars

February 28, 2015
It's Delaware Wine Month! In honor of this special occasion, Fenwick Wine Cellars is hosting a day tasting, which includes wine tasting and a mini tour of unique landmarks and destinations in Delaware. Those who attend will be eligible for giveaways. More

Festival Express at Wilmington & Western Railroad

February 28, 2015
  • Location: Hockessin Memorial Hall
  • Address: 1225 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707
  • Times: 11:00 a.m., 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00 p.m.
  • Visit Website
The "Festival Express" is a vintage 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad railcar that will depart from outside the Hockessin Arts Festival, and its friendly train crew will take you on a 40 minute round-trip through the towns of Yorklyn and Ashland. More

Science Saturday: The Power of Electricity

February 28, 2015
Experiment and innovate with Hagley Museum's series of family activities: Science Saturdays! Families work creatively together to solve a problem or make an improvement. Today’s activity explores electricity. Free. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. More

Seal Watching

February 28, 2015
Find out what these marine mammals are doing on our beaches in the winter. Dress to go outside. Limit 20. Pre-registration is required. More

Star Gazing at Cape Henlopen State Park

February 28, 2015
Ages 10 and up with paying adult. Search for planets and constellations and hear their ancient stories. Dress to go outside. Limit 20. Pre-registration is required. More

The Young Lady and the Hooligan and Carmen

February 28, 2015
A Russian Classic to comes to Wilmington for its only U.S. performance as part of a twin bill.The Young Lady and the Hooligan is a Soviet era classic rarely performed outside of Russia. The second half of this bill is the passionate and fiery Carmen, set to Georges Bizet's score for the opera.Grab your tickets while its still available! More

Wilmington & Western Railroad's Hockessin Art Festival

February 28 – March 1, 2015
  • Location: Hockessin Memorial Hall
  • Address: 1225 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Friday Evening Preview - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ; Sunday - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Visit Website
The Wilmington & Western Railroad's Hockessin Art Festival is a fundraising effort to benefit the railroad, now entering our 49th year of tourist service. Over 25 artists will be displaying and selling limited edition prints, original watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, sculptures and carvings. While at the Art Festival, take a break from shopping by riding the "Festival Express." Our vintage 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad railcar will depart from outside the Festival for a 40 minute… More

Winter Weekends at Hagley Museum

February 28 – March 8, 2015
Guests can explore three floors of exhibitions in the Visitor Center, stroll along the river through dozens of historic structures from the Industrial Revolution, and explore the gardens and grounds of Eleutherian Mills at a self-guided pace. Demonstrations of historic machinery, gunpowder explosions, and coal-fired steam engine operations happen throughout the day. The Workers' Hill community is open for visits including the Belin House Organic Cafe. Complimentary timed tickets for guided… More

Oscar Wilde’s Salome: Illustrating Death And Desire

February 28 – May 10, 2015
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

On-Going Events

Historic Dover Walking Tours

Starting February 28, 2015
  • Location: John Bell House
  • Address: First State Heritage Park, Dover, DE 19901
  • Venue: John Bell House
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Visit Website
Delve into the rich history of Dover, Delaware with a historic walking tour. More

Celebrating Love and Family: Follow the Drinking Gourd

February 28, 2015
This African American History Month program is for children Pre-K through 2nd grade. It focuses on Delaware's involvement in the Underground Railroad and its many heroes who helped enslaved people escape to freedom. More

Tales of Slavery Walking Tours

February 28, 2015
  • Location: John Bell House
  • Address: First State Heritage Park, Dover, DE 19901
  • Venue: John Bell House
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Visit Website
As a border state, Delaware held a complicated position regarding slavery. Tours led by historical interpreters in period dress begin at the John Bell House on The Green every hour and last approximately 45 minutes. More

Horizon Riverfront Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

February 28 – March 1, 2015
  • Location: Riverfront Wilmington
  • Address: 815 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Riverfront Wilmington
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: M-T 4-9pm, F 4-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm
  • Visit Website
A brand new winter holiday attraction at the Wilmington Riverfront!  This family-oriented attraction will be fun for all ages and perfect for birthday parties, corporate events and more.  Hours may vary to accommodate school holidays.  Exact times, dates and special programs will appear on the rink's website.  Admission is $8 (ages 13 & up) and $5 (age 12 & under).  Skate rental is $3 per skater. More

 

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