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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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Sunday May 24, 2015

Calendar of Events

Free Admission on All Day Sundays and Thursday Evenings at the Delaware Art Museum

Starting May 24, 2015
  • Location: Delaware Art Museum
  • Address: 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Venue: Delaware Art Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday
  • Times: Times for Free Admission: Thursday evenings after 4:00 p.m. and Sundays all day
  • Visit Website
The Museum will be open to the public on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in 2015. Thursday evenings after 4:00 p.m. will be free and Sundays will remain free all day. The Museum Store and Thronson Café will also be open. Extended hours are made possible by generous Museum supporters and the Longwood Foundation. Visit delart.org for more information. More

Pontoon Boat Tours: Aquatic Mammals at Trap Pond State Park

Starting May 24, 2015
  • Location: Trap Pond State Park
  • Address: 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956
  • Venue: Trap Pond State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 10am – 11am
  • Visit Website
Enjoy a one-hour boat tour of Trap Pond to see its natural beauty and learn about its inhabitants. Try to spot some of our furry pond residents on our guided pontoon tour. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals. More

3rd Annual Buccaneer Bash Pirate Festival in Bowers Beach

May 24, 2015
Party like it's 1699!This swashbuckling weekend begins with a Pub Crawl in town on Friday evening from 6-10pm featuring local purveyors of fine spirits and continues Saturday and Sunday with Fun, Food, Games, Live Music, Vendors, Goodies, Booty, Sword Fights, Duels, Cannons and MUCH more. Admission is FREE! This event, filled with Pirates, Mischief and Entertainment for the whole family, is sponsored by Bowers Beach Maritime Museum. More

Campfire Program: Night Sounds at Cape Henlopen State Park

May 24, 2015
Discover who's hooting and howling in the night. Bring marshmallows and sticks for roasting after the program. Bring folding chairs; limited seating provided. Recommended for ages 5 and up with an adult. Meet at the campground amphitheater. More

Dolphin Watch at Cape Henlopen State Park

May 24, 2015
Bottlenose dolphins return to our waters every spring. Discover why they come back and go on a guided search from shore. For ages 5 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. More

Swamp Canoe Tours at Trap Pond State Park

May 24, 2015
Enjoy an easy two-hour, guided canoe trip of Trap Pond. Look for Great Blue Herons, eagles and other wildlife as we paddle along the pond's edge. Basic instruction will be given. More

Tour of the Refuge at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

May 24, 2015
Join volunteer, Ray Cullom, for a tour of the Refuge. Find out how the Refuge is managed for wildlife, visit different habitats, and walk a trail. Meet at the Visitor Center. More

Tour of the Refuge at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

May 24, 2015
Join volunteer, Ray Cullom, for a tour of the Refuge. Find out how the Refuge is managed for wildlife, visit different habitats, and walk a trail. Meet at the Visitor Center. More

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

May 24, 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

Memorial Day Camping Weekend at Lums Pond State Park

May 24 – 25, 2015
Start the summer off with a weekend of camping, music and paddling. More

Opening Weekend for Killens Pond Water Park

May 24 – 26, 2015
Open from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Come swim in the refreshing Killens Pond Water Park with a mushroom fountain, floating lily pad fun walk, ground water jets and slides! Back by popular demand: Group Reservations are available. Call 284-4526 for details. Discounted entrance tickets are available at the Park Office. More

Come Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, Tall Ship of Delaware

May 24 – 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.
  • Visit Website
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

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

May 24 – 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

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

May 24 – 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.
  • Visit Website
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 24 – 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 24 – 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
  • Visit Website
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 24 – 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
  • 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

Layering Constructs at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

May 24 – 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

A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & The Art of Everyday Life at Winterthur

May 24, 2015 – January 3, 2016
  • Location: Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library
  • Address: 5105 Kennett Pk (Rt 52), Wilmington, DE 19735
  • Venue: Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Museum: Tuesday–Sunday 10:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Visit Website
Explore the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, and pottery, in this exhibition highlighting recent acquisitions from the estate of legendary collector and scholar Frederick S. Weiser.   More

On-Going Events

Eating Rehoboth - Walking Food Tours of Rehoboth

May 24 – 31, 2015
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

Rockford Tower Afternoons at Rockford Park

May 24 – August 30, 2015
  • Location: Rockford Tower on Lookout Drive
  • Address: 1021 W. 18th St., Wilmington, DE 19802
  • Venue: Rockford Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 1:00p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Visit Website
Enjoy views of the City of Wilmington and the surrounding countryside from the top of Rockford Tower. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. More

Monday May 25, 2015

Calendar of Events

Memorial Day Camping Weekend at Lums Pond State Park

May 25, 2015
Start the summer off with a weekend of camping, music and paddling. More

Opening Weekend for Killens Pond Water Park

May 25 – 26, 2015
Open from 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Come swim in the refreshing Killens Pond Water Park with a mushroom fountain, floating lily pad fun walk, ground water jets and slides! Back by popular demand: Group Reservations are available. Call 284-4526 for details. Discounted entrance tickets are available at the Park Office. More

Come Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, Tall Ship of Delaware

May 25 – 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.
  • Visit Website
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

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

May 25 – 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
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