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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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Saturday Nov 22, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

November 22, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 35 historically accurate costumes from the television show will be displayed with photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur. Visitors will have a chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first… More

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Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting

Starting November 22, 2014
  • 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

Football- University of Delaware vs Villanova

November 22, 2014
Catch the 2014 football season at the University of Delaware. More

Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights

November 22, 2014
Her destiny became obvious to Joanie Leeds' parents when, at the tender age of two, Joanie grabbed a band mic at a party and belted out the entire song "Tomorrow" from Annie. Jaws dropped! No one could remember ever hearing a big voice like that coming from one so tiny. As a musical theatre major at Syracuse University, Joanie began composing her own songs. After graduation, she did the New York City thing, bartending at The Bitter End when not onstage performing. More

Lewis Black

November 22, 2014
Lewis black executes a brilliant trifecta as stand-up comedian, actor and author. Known for his over-the-top facial expressions and ranting comic style, the comedian was graced with 4 Grammy nominations. A much sought after guest for several late-night television shows, Black makes regular appearances on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart delivering his "Back in Black” commentary segment and is a frequent guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brian. He's had numerous appearances on CNN,… More

Science Saturday: Lights and Lasers

November 22, 2014
Experiment and innovate with our new series of family activities: Science Saturdays! Stop by the fourth Saturday of every month for a new hands-on activity. Families work creatively together to solve a problem or make an improvement. Today’s activity explores the power of lights and lasers. Activities are included in regular admission and free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. More

Walking Tour: “Rocks and Roll Mills”

November 22, 2014
Visitors explore the geology of the Brandywine Valley and its impact on the milling industry. Take home a piece of Delaware Blue Rock as a souvenir. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in price of admission. Reservations requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext. 261. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. More

Andrew Prince Lecture, "From Downton to Gatsby: Fashion and Jewelry from 1890-1929".

November 22 – 23, 2014
Andrew Prince, an expert artisan who created select jewelry pieces for the hit PBS series "Downton Abbey", will lecture at Winterthur. Mr. Prince will discuss the intimate connections between the great jewelers and couture houses as well as the many splendid characters and the social, cultural and political events that shaped the 19th and 20th centuries. A trunk show of Andrew Prince's work will follow each lecture from 2:30PM to 5:30PM. Reservations are required. More

Fringe Festival - Wilmington

November 22 – 23, 2014
Fringe Wilmington is a celebration of unconventional & experimental art. Fringe Wilmington gives artists of all creative disciplines an opportunity to explore the outer edges of their art. More

Yuletide at Winterthur

November 22, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Visions of holidays of old will delight and inspire you at our annual Yuletide tour and celebration. Members free. Included with admission. More

On-Going Events

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting November 22, 2014
  • Location: Harvest Ridge Winery
  • Address: 447 Westville Road, Marydel, DE 19964
  • Venue: Harvest Ridge Winery
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M.
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Harvest Ridge Winery is open every day for tastings! For $5, enjoy a flight of 5 of our wines and you may keep the logo glass in which they are served. Guided tours are offered at 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. on Saturdays and Sundays. More

Rockwood Mansion Ghost Tours

November 22 – 29, 2014
Ages 12 & up. Featuring an introduction to the paranormal activity at the Rockwood Mansion. After a brief orientation the group will visit the first and second floors of the mansion. Visitors will be able to test paranormal investigation instruments and hear stories and experiences of those who lived and worked in the mansion. More


November 22 – December 14, 2014
Start your holidays off right with this delightful musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol. With toe-tapping music and unforgettable characters, follow Mister Ebenezer Scrooge on this magical night of his life where he finally sees the error of his ways and embraces the Christmas spirit. A treat for the whole family! Directed by Donna Swajeski.  Special show on Dec 12 at 7:30 PM featuring Fezzywig Wine and Christmas Punch. More

Treasures and Tales of Italy's Guardia di Finanza Art Recovery Team

November 22 – December 21, 2014
“Treasures and Tales of Italy’s Art Recovery Team”, a show featuring 120 pieces of priceless works of Etruscan and Greco-Roman art, dating from 2,700 years ago. They are exhibited alongside the engaging stories of their recovery from ruthless art thieves. The show will run from October 3rd to December 21st at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, Delaware. Concurrently, the Old College Museum at the University of Delaware in Newark will host an additional exhibition, mainly… More

Nemours Mansion & Gardens Holiday Tours

November 22 – December 31, 2014
  • Location: Nemours Mansion and Gardens
  • Address: Alapocas Drive and Route 141, Wilmington, DE 19803
  • Venue: Nemours Mansion and Gardens
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: various
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The estate is decorated with a gingerbread house of the mansion, Christmas trees, paper filigree quilling, original toys, ornaments and more. More


November 22, 2014 – January 25, 2015
From a fossil bed 60 million years deep comes the largest snake in the world!  Measuring 48 feet long and weighing in at 2,500 pounds, this massive predator could crush and devour a crocodile.  This exhibit is an amazing look at a lost world and the incredible creatures that inhabited it. More


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