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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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Tuesday Aug 04, 2015

Calendar of Events

Kayaking "Station Cove"

August 04 – 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

Drew Leshko: Relics

August 04 – 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
  • Visit Website
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

August 04 – 23, 2015
  • Location: Candlelight Theatre
  • Address: 2208 Millers Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Varies
  • Visit Website
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

Terrific Tuesdays

August 04 – 25, 2015
  • Location: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
  • Address: 5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52), Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Visit Website
Terrific Tuesdays will explore Winterthur collection objects and the garden this summer. In July, kids will explore how objects in the Winterthur collection were made and how they are cared for today. Each week will focus on a different medium, such as wood, metals, ceramics, and textiles. Conservators and local craftsmen will demonstrate their skills each week. More

The Puzzling World Of John Sloan

August 04 – 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

Come Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, Tall Ship of Delaware

August 04 – September 7, 2015
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

Pirate Sails on Kalmar Nyckel, Tall Ship of Delaware

August 04 – September 7, 2015
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. On pirate sails, the crew get into character with pirate tales, scavenger hunts and the raising of the Jolly Roger. (The original Kalmar Nyckel was never a pirate vessel, serving instead as a trader, naval scout and colonial ship, but today’s crew love playing the part.) … More

Dream Streets: Art In Wilmington 1970–1990

August 04 – 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

Seussical

August 04 – 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
  • Visit Website
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

Trolley Tours of Historic Lewes

August 04 – September 10, 2015
Take a trolley tour around historic Lewes as you learn about the history, the architecture, and the people who have helped shape this picturesque town.  This tour will acquaint you with the Lewes of yesterday and today, as you ride 5 ½ miles around Lewes.  Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /*… More

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

August 04 – 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
  • Visit Website
“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

Wednesday Aug 05, 2015

Calendar of Events

Kayaking "Station Cove"

August 05 – 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

Drew Leshko: Relics

August 05 – 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
  • Visit Website
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

August 05 – 23, 2015
  • Location: Candlelight Theatre
  • Address: 2208 Millers Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Varies
  • Visit Website
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

Summer Concert Series at White Clay Creek State Park

August 05 – 26, 2015
  • Location: White Clay Creek State Park
  • Address: 750 Thompson Station Road, Newark, DE 19711
  • Venue: White Clay Creek State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: Most concerts start at 6:30 p.m.; Labor Day Concert begins at 3 p.m.
  • Visit Website
Join us at the Carpenter Recreation Area on Wednesday evenings this summer for a lively and diverse program that is sure to please all musical tastes. Bring your picnic supper, blanket, or lawn chairs and enjoy our outdoor concert series. Don't forget to visit the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park's booth, where they will be selling water ice.   The concert schedule is as follows: Wednesday, June 10 Newark Community Band (Marches Show Tunes and Light Classics) Wednesday,… More

Wednesday Night Bonfires at Dewey Beach

August 05 – 26, 2015
  • Location: Dagsworthy St.
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Bring your family, beach chair and some marshmallows to the beach at Dagsworthy St. in Dewey on Wednesdays for a bonfire! Bonfires will be held every Wednesday from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM, June 17th through August 26th. More

Layering Constructs at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

August 05 – 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

The Puzzling World Of John Sloan

August 05 – 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

Come Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, Tall Ship of Delaware

August 05 – September 7, 2015
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

Pirate Sails on Kalmar Nyckel, Tall Ship of Delaware

August 05 – September 7, 2015
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. On pirate sails, the crew get into character with pirate tales, scavenger hunts and the raising of the Jolly Roger. (The original Kalmar Nyckel was never a pirate vessel, serving instead as a trader, naval scout and colonial ship, but today’s crew love playing the part.) … More

Dream Streets: Art In Wilmington 1970–1990

August 05 – 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

Seussical

August 05 – 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
  • Visit Website
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

Trolley Tours of Historic Lewes

August 05 – September 10, 2015
Take a trolley tour around historic Lewes as you learn about the history, the architecture, and the people who have helped shape this picturesque town.  This tour will acquaint you with the Lewes of yesterday and today, as you ride 5 ½ miles around Lewes.  Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /*… More

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

August 05 – 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
  • Visit Website
“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

Thursday Aug 06, 2015

Calendar of Events

Explore The Monster Tours at Dover International Speedway

Starting August 6, 2015
Go behind-the-scens of the Dover International Speedway. Get priviledged access to the pit road, victory lane, Miles the Monster and the infield media center.Tours will be held if weather permits. It will not be held on holidays or two weeks prior to each NASCAR race weekend. More
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