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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 Jul 31, 2015

Calendar of Events

Evening Pontoon Boat Tours at Trap Pond State Park

Starting July 31, 2015
  • Location: Trap Pond State Park
  • Address: 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956
  • Venue: Trap Pond State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m & 6:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
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Enjoy the Baldcypress Swamp on your leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the baldcypress tree. More

Christ Church Cemetery Lantern Tour

July 31, 2015
  • Location: Christ Episcopal Church
  • Address: State and Water Streets, Dover, DE 19901
  • Times: 8:30 p.m.
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Both children and adults enjoy the First State Heritage Park's candlelit walking tours – there’s history, humor, and sorrow in the stories of real people from Delaware’s past centuries. Visit by candlelight, the historic churchyard of Christ Episcopal Church. Encounter characters from the past to hear not only tales of the tombstones, but also tales of joy and sorrow from those who are laid to rest within the walls of the churchyard. From Caesar Rodney’s unrequited love… More

Delaware State Fair

July 31 – August 1, 2015
Experience dynamic entertainers, thrilling carnival rides, and great exhibits on agriculture in Delaware. Every year, the fair continues its tradition of being "Bigger and Better Than Ever." The 2015 concert line-up includes Josh Turner, News Kids on the Block and much more! More

Delaware Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of the Shrew

July 31 – August 2, 2015
  • Location: Rockwood Park and Mansion
  • Address: 4651 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, DE 19809
  • Venue: Rockwood Park and Mansion
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Wednesday - Saturday begins at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday begins at 6:00 p.m.
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Bring your blankets or chairs, pack a picnic and enjoy Shakespeare outdoors at Rockwood Park with performances of "The Taming of the Shrew." Tickets are available for purchase online. More

Layering Constructs: Margo Allman, Charles Burwell, Antonio Puri at the Delaware Art Museum

July 31 – 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

Kayaking "Station Cove"

July 31 – August 14, 2015
Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay and catch a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along the way, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem. Participants will receive basic kayaking instruction and all equipment. Pre-registration required. Age: 13 and up Cost: $35 per person More

Summer Concert Series at Killens Pond State Park

July 31 – August 14, 2015
Bring the family and friends out to the park for an evening of music and dancing on Friday evenings during the summer months. Break out the beach chairs, and relax. All concerts are held in the Sports Complex Area. Upcoming Concerts at Killens Pond: Friday, June 12 Ride the Goat (New and Classic Rock) Friday, June 19 Flatland Drive (Bluegrass) Friday, June 26 Milford Community Band (Smooth Sound Dance Band) Friday, July 3 Tydewater (Country) Friday, July 10 Nice Like Dat… More

Drew Leshko: Relics

July 31 – 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

Nunsense performed at the Candlelight Theatre

July 31 – August 23, 2015
  • Location: Candlelight Theatre
  • Address: 2208 Millers Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Varies
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NUNSENSE, with music and lyrics by Dan Goggins, tells the story of five Little Sisters of Hoboken. Come enjoy a night of musical fun! More

Glory of Stories

July 31 – August 28, 2015
  • Address: 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Venue: Delaware Art Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
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Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 3-6. More

Summertime at 3 Palms Zoo

July 31 – August 29, 2015
  • Address: 924 Blackbird Forest Road, Clayton, DE 19938
  • Venue: 3 Palms Petting Zoo
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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Everyone is invited to join us for special extended hours this Summer! Friday and Saturday Evenings we will remain open, weather permitting, until 10 p.m.! This is your rare opportunity to see the nocturnal animals awake & active followed by a live hand feeding of Tick-Tock the Alligator! As always, the fire pit will be lit for roasting of marshmallows provided. The special night time ambiance you've come to anticipate from 3 Palms Zoo & Education Center will be in all its glory. Make… More

Layering Constructs at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

July 31 – 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

Summer Concert Series at the Bethany Beach Bandstand

July 31 – September 6, 2015
  • Location: Bethany Beach Bandstand
  • Address: 1 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
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From tribute bands to rock, come enjoy live entertainment at the Bethany Beach Bandstand throughout the summer. Please visit their website for the lineup. More

The Puzzling World Of John Sloan

July 31 – September 6, 2015
Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated newspapers. The Puzzling World of John Sloan will explore this little-known facet of Sloan’s early newspaper career, presenting more than 25 works from the Museum’s collection. On view for the first time, the puzzles demonstrate the artist’s imagination and verbal and visual wit, as well as the… More

Dream Streets: Art In Wilmington 1970–1990

July 31 – September 27, 2015
During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that continue to support the visual and performing arts within the city today. Organizations such as the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, the Delaware Humanities Forum, and the Delaware Theatre Company were founded during this period, as well as commercial galleries and city-supported arts initiatives. This landmark exhibition will plot the… More

On-Going Events

Kayaking Station Cove

July 31 – August 14, 2015
Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay and catch a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along the way, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem. More

Seussical

July 31 – August 25, 2015
  • Location: Clear Space Theatre Company
  • Address: 20 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Venue: Clear Space Theatre Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Various-Check with theatre to confirm dates and times
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Join your favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Getrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and Jojo—a little boy with a big imagination—as they transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. The powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant in this musical for all ages. More

"Brewing in Delaware & 20 Off-Centered Years of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery" Exhibit

July 31 – October 3, 2015
  • Location: Ellegood House & Blacksmith Shop
  • Address: 110 Shipcarpenter St, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Venue: Lewes Historical Society
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10am-4pm
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“History of Brewing in Delaware & 20 Off-Centered Years of Dogfish Head” examines 400 years of brewing in Delaware.  Brands like Diamond State dominated the local beer market for decades until Prohibition and then were able to survive until 1955 when the doors to the last commercial brewery closed.  No story about brewing in Delaware would be complete without a look at the craft beer movement today and the incredible story of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.  From the… More

Eating Rehoboth - Walking Food Tours of Rehoboth

July 31 – October 30, 2015
  • Location: Eating Rehoboth
  • Venue: Eating Rehoboth
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday
  • Times: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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 & Spa. More

Saturday Aug 01, 2015

Calendar of Events

Boating Through History at Trap Pond State Park

Starting August 1, 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 August 1, 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

37th Annual Sandcastle Contest at Rehoboth Beach

August 1, 2015
  • Location: Fisherman's Beach, North End of Rehoboth Boardwalk
  • Times: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce (RBDBCC) is pleased to host the 37th Annual Sandcastle Contest on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Over 100 teams are expected to express their artistic flair. The contest will be held at Fisherman’s Beach at the north end of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, near the Henlopen Hotel in Rehoboth Beach, DE. The contest is open to both adults and children. Sculptures may be started at any time on the day of competition, but must be completed for… More

52nd Annual Lewes Historical Society's Outdoor Antique Show

August 1, 2015
Nearly 60 high quality dealers participate in the show that features 18th century to early 20th century antiques. All pieces are authentic and represent a wide range of prices. There is something for every taste and every level of collecting sophistication at the show. More

Bike and Hike Dog Day

August 1, 2015
Visitors may bring their dogs, normally not permitted on museum grounds, and walk our three-mile loop through the property from the Visitor Center to Eleutherian Mills and back. Dogs must be kept on leashes, and baggies will be provided to ensure visitors clean up after their dogs. Bring a picnic or dine at the Belin House Organic Cafe. Visit our website for special activities and information on picnic totes sold by the Belin House Organic Cafe. Admission is $2 per person. Free for members and… More

Boats, Buttons, Beans & Beer Walking Tour in Milton

August 1, 2015
Explore historic Milton and find out why boats, buttons, beans and beer all play roles in Milton's history! Walking tour of the town begins at the "Dogfish shield" sign (entrance to Dogfish Head Brewery) and lasts approximately an hour and a half. Tour will end at Dogfish Head Brewery. If you are interested in a Dogfish Head Brewery tour, you may sign up separately at the end of the tour: we can no longer guarantee spots on their tour. Please wear comfortable, close-toed shoes. More
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