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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 25, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

July 25, 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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"78th Army Band" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

July 25, 2014
Enjoy the 78th Army Band at Rehoboth Beach Band Stand on July 25th, 2014 from 8:00 P.M. to 9:15 P.M.! More

"Dave Mason's Traffic Jam" at The Freeman Stage

July 25, 2014
Dave Mason is a living rock legend. He struck international gold with his debut album "Alone Together", which is considered a seminal rock classic. In 2004, Mason was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work with the groundbreaking group Traffic. More

Presbyterian Cemetery Lantern Tour

July 25, 2014
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. On this tour you will visit by lantern light the Presbyterian Church of Dover’s historic cemetery, where many prominent Delawareans and their families are buried. Among them is Delaware’s great statesman John M. Clayton and Revolutionary War hero Colonel John Haslet, who died at… More

Delaware State Fair

July 25 – 26, 2014
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." More

Kayaking "Station Cove"

July 25 – August 12, 2014
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

On-Going Events

A Night at Downton: Costumes of Downton Abbey Cocktail Party

July 25, 2014
Celebrate the week end and step into the world of Downton Abbey on Friday, July 25, 7:00–10:00 pm, for Winterthur’s Costumes of Downton Abbey cocktail party in the Galleries Reception Atrium and patio. This unique cocktail party will transport you to another era—a world of elbow-length gloves, beaded dresses, and formal dinners. Come in your finest vintage style (costumes are optional) and dance the night away to the Downton-era live jazz & swing band. Partake in… More

Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

July 25, 2014
  • Location: Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • Address: Greenbank Station 2201 Newport Gap Pk, Wilmington, DE 19808
  • Venue: Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 12:30 P.M. and 2:30 P.M.
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Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings. More

"Hamlet" at Rockwood Park

July 25 – 27, 2014
  • Location: Rockwood Park
  • Address: 4651 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, DE 19803
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 6:00 P.M. (Sunday), 7:30 P.M. (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday)
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A prince returns home. His father, murdered. His mother, wed to his uncle. The ghosts of his past, restless. What follows: Love. Confusion. Betrayal. Self-doubt. Violence. Revenge. During the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, DSF celebrates by presenting the Bard's most famous play. Bring your own blankets or chairs, pack a picnic, come for the pre-show entertainment, and enjoy Shakespeare outdoors at what Delaware Today calls "summer's must-do event." More

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

July 25 – August 31, 2014
Planned and created by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs in partnership with the Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware, the exhibit explores the First State's role in the pre-Civil War network of secret routes and safe houses used by black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause. Focusing on two Delawareans who played important roles in this illegal and clandestine… More

Eating Rehoboth - Culinary Tour

July 25 – October 26, 2014
  • 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. More

Saturday Jul 26, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

July 26, 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 July 26, 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

"Kinderman" at The Freeman Stage

July 26, 2014
The Kinderman Show is a highly interactive program of original call and response songs, chants, rhythms, movement games and storytelling that engages and enchants audiences from age two to age 100. Audience members who come as strangers will leave as friends once they experience Kinderman's contagious energy! More

"North of Mason Dixon (NOMaD)" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

July 26, 2014
North Of Mason Dixon, aka NOMaD, made a tremendous splash on the regional country scene in late 2004 after placing third in a highly publicized, country showdown competition; Since then, this steadily climbing, beyond high energy act has garnered a great deal of success and shows no signs of slowing down. More

"The White Party" at the Indian River Life-Saving Station

July 26, 2014
The most exclusive party at the beach! Come show your support for the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation and the Arts by attending our annual White Party fundraiser. Enjoy lush, white cocktails, fabulous food, live auction, and dancing under the stars. Casual white beach attire requested. Get your tickets early, as this event always sells out! Join us for THE party of the year! More

20th Annual Peoples Festival 4 Peace Tribute to Bob Marley

July 26, 2014
Live reggae music on 2 stages plus food, arts and crafts, childrens village & more!  More

Delaware State Fair

July 26, 2014
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." More

Hagley Science Saturday: Tumbling Tower

July 26, 2014
Experiment and innovate with our new series of family activities: Hagley Science Saturdays! Stop by the fourth Saturday of every month for a new hands-on activity. Families will work creatively together to solve a science challenge. During today’s activity, visitors can experiment with removing supports from a tower constructed out of cardboard tubes and sheets to better understand structural supports in buildings. Activities are included with general admission and are free for members.… More

Walking Tour: Sights, Sounds, and Smells

July 26, 2014
In this walking tour of the powder yard, guests experience an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the black powder process and can try their hand at graining some powder. The tour is at 11 am and repeats at 2 pm. The tour ends with an explosive finish! Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in price of admission. Reservations requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext. 261. More

Kayaking "Station Cove"

July 26 – August 12, 2014
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

On-Going Events

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting July 26, 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.
  • Visit Website
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

11th Annual Downtown Newark Food & Brew Festival

July 26, 2014
Food and Brew Fest is all about celebrating the unique relationship between the culinary arts and the brewing sciences! Out & About Magazine and Downtown Newark Partnership are proud to host what has become a summer tradition: the 11th Annual Downtown Newark Food and Brew Festival. The event showcases more than 40 craft and imported beers paired with creative food offerings from 17 of Newark's restaurants. More

Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

July 26, 2014
Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings. More

"Hamlet" at Rockwood Park

July 26 – 27, 2014
  • Location: Rockwood Park
  • Address: 4651 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, DE 19803
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 6:00 P.M. (Sunday), 7:30 P.M. (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday)
  • Visit Website
A prince returns home. His father, murdered. His mother, wed to his uncle. The ghosts of his past, restless. What follows: Love. Confusion. Betrayal. Self-doubt. Violence. Revenge. During the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, DSF celebrates by presenting the Bard's most famous play. Bring your own blankets or chairs, pack a picnic, come for the pre-show entertainment, and enjoy Shakespeare outdoors at what Delaware Today calls "summer's must-do event." More
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