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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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Thursday Jul 02, 2015

Calendar of Events

Explore The Monster Tours at Dover International Speedway

Starting July 2, 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

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

Starting July 2, 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

Night Sounds Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

Starting July 2, 2015
  • Location: Trap Pond State Park
  • Address: 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956
  • Venue: Trap Pond State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Visit Website
Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spooky swamp creatures. More

Night Sounds Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

Starting July 2, 2015
  • Location: Trap Pond State Park
  • Address: 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956
  • Venue: Trap Pond State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Visit Website
Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spooky swamp creatures. More

“Unraveling Stories” Exhibition at the Hagley Museum

July 02 – 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

July 02 – 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

Kayaking "Station Cove"

July 02 – 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

Drew Leshko: Relics

July 02 – 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

July 02 – 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

July 02 – 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 02 – 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

Moving Wall Visits Dover

July 02 – 05, 2015
  • Location: Vietnam Memorial Park
  • Address: South Little Creek Road behind Kent County Levy Court, Dover, DE
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 24 hours
  • Visit Website
The Wall That Heals exhibition features a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. It is approximately 250 feet in length, and like the original Memorial is erected in a chevron-shape. The replica is constructed of powder-coated aluminum, supported by an aluminum frame, and is made up of 24 individual panels. It is approximately 250 feet in length, and like the original Memorial is erected in a chevron-shape.  The replica is constructed of powder-coated… More

Beach Bonfire at Delaware Seashore State Park

July 02 – August 13, 2015
After enjoying a picnic and music at the bridge, top off the evening with a bonfire on the beach! Park staff will supply the fire and the marshmallows; all you have to do is show up with a chair or a beach blanket. More

Music @ The Bridge: A Summer Concert Series

July 02 – August 13, 2015
Join us at the North Inlet Day Area Gazebo for live music performances every Thursday this summer! Bring a chair and a picnic and watch the sun set over the Indian River Bay while enjoying a variety of local performers. More

Bethany Beach Bonfire

July 02 – August 27, 2015
  • Location: Bethany Beach off Campbell Place
  • Address: 36913 Coastal Hwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19944
  • Venue: Bethany Beach
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: Dusk
  • Visit Website
Every Thursday the Town of Bethany Beach has a bonfire on the beach. The town offers free roasting sticks, marshmallows, and glow bracelets (while supplies last).  Bonfires will start around dusk. More

Trolley Tours of Historic Lewes

July 02 – 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

July 02 – 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

Friday Jul 03, 2015

Featured Events

Cape May-Lewes Ferry Fireworks Cruise

July 3, 2015
Catch a spectacular fireworks display from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Aboard the ferry, you will get perfect view of this year’s fireworks extravaganza. Check-in begins at 5:00 p.m., Boarding begins at 6:45 p.m. The cruise departs Lewes at 7:15 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 800-643-3779. More

Calendar of Events

Art Is Tasty at the Delaware Art Museum

Starting July 3, 2015
Join the Delaware Art Museum for this noontime lunch series on the first Friday of every month. Art is Tasty pairs an engaging 30-minute discussion about a work of art with a delicious lunch in the Thronson Café. (Café lunch voucher included in price).The following is the schedule for the year: February 6: Water Willow, Dante Gabriel Rossetti March 6: Wild Sunflowers and Coke Oven Smoke, Charles Burchfield April 3: New York City, Elliott Erwitt May 1: Marooned, Howard Pyle June 5:… More

Evening Pontoon Boat Tours at Trap Pond State Park

Starting July 3, 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.
  • Visit Website
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

Campground Campfire at Trap Pond State Park

July 3, 2015
Join park staff for a great kickoff to the weekend. Learn what the park has to offer while enjoying a cozy campfire. More

Friday Night Campfires at Trap Pond State Park

July 3, 2015
Bring the family to our weekly campfire. Enjoy light snacks and learn about the history, nature and activities at Trap Pond. Meet at the campground pavilion. More

Full Moon Kayak at Lums Pond State Park

July 3, 2015
Enjoy an evening of kayaking under the moonlight. Bring water and a flashlight. Participants must have basic kayak skill and must be 14 or older. Rain date is the following evening. Meets at the boathouse in Area 2. More

“Unraveling Stories” Exhibition at the Hagley Museum

July 03 – 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

July 03 – 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
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