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Event Calendar

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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Wednesday Oct 22, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

October 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 October 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

On-Going Events

Mid-Week Autumn Leaf Special on

October 22 – 29, 2014
Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. On select weekdays, we offer 1½-hour round-trips to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove. Bring your camera and behold the best that the Red Clay Valley has to offer More

Fifer Fall Fest

October 22 – November 1, 2014
  • Address: 1919 Allabands Mill Rd., Camden-Wyoming, DE 19934
  • Venue: Fifer Orchards Farm and Country Store
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Monday- Friday), 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Saturday)
  • Visit Website
Enjoy the Corn Maze Fun Park- 6 acre corn maze with trivia stations, observation deck, and new Farm Scene Investigation (F.S.I.) game, mini corn maze (great for ages 5 and under), pumpkin painting supplies, super straw slides, spider straw castle with farm volleyball, 2- zip swings, pony hop races, mini straw maze, tractor tricycles and pedal carts, corn crib, scarecrow corn tunnel, rubber ducky races, pumpkin checkers, pumpkin bowling and pumpkin tic-tac-toe games, tetherball and… More

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

October 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

Titanoboa!

October 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

Thursday Oct 23, 2014

Featured Events

Bellevue Hall Ghost Tour

October 23, 2014
Hear personal stories of “ghostly” experiences at Bellevue Hall followed by a candlelit tour. For those who remain…refreshments will be served. Registration is required. To register, please call 302-761-6963. More

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

October 23, 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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In Collaboration: The Milk Carton Kids & Sarah Jaroszfeaturing Samson Grisman, Alex Hargreaves, and Nathaniel Smith

October 23, 2014
Following their meeting at the renowned Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2013, Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids have pursued a collaboration with a depth and identity all its own. Their initial performances (on Austin City Limits and at Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series) have been widely heralded for the seamless harmony of the three singers, the unassailable virtuosity of the players, and the obvious if uncommon chemistry the young artists have found with one another. This Fall,… More

Writers in Wilmington: Readings by Contemporary Authors

October 23, 2014
This exciting new series brings notable writers to the Museum from Delaware and beyond for enthralling readings of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. JEANNE MURRAY WALKER - Join poet, memoirist, and playwright Jeanne Murray Walker for an engaging reading of selected poems. Walker is the author of eight volumes of poetry, including Helping the Morning: New and Selected Poems and A Deed to the Light. Her memoir, The Geography of Memory: A Pilgrimage through Alzheimer’s, tells the… More

On-Going Events

Fifer Fall Fest

October 23 – November 1, 2014
  • Address: 1919 Allabands Mill Rd., Camden-Wyoming, DE 19934
  • Venue: Fifer Orchards Farm and Country Store
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Monday- Friday), 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Saturday)
  • Visit Website
Enjoy the Corn Maze Fun Park- 6 acre corn maze with trivia stations, observation deck, and new Farm Scene Investigation (F.S.I.) game, mini corn maze (great for ages 5 and under), pumpkin painting supplies, super straw slides, spider straw castle with farm volleyball, 2- zip swings, pony hop races, mini straw maze, tractor tricycles and pedal carts, corn crib, scarecrow corn tunnel, rubber ducky races, pumpkin checkers, pumpkin bowling and pumpkin tic-tac-toe games, tetherball and… More

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

October 23 – 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

Titanoboa!

October 23, 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

Friday Oct 24, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

October 24, 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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Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo

October 24, 2014
Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo are two of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. Frank Vignola's stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world's top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his "Five Most Admired Guitar List” for the Wall Street Journal. Vinny Raniolo, at the age of 28, has already proved himself to be among… More

Mystery at the Mansion: “The Curse of Haro the Pharaoh”

October 24 – 25, 2014
  • Location: Judge Morris Estate
  • Address: 76 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark, DE 19711
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 7pm
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Unravel the mystery surrounding the discovery of the Egyptian tomb of Haro the Pharaoh. Set in the 1920’s Judge Morris Estate, the newly discovered sarcophagus is unveiled while murder and mayhem ensue. Must be 18 years or older. Murder Mystery tickets are nonrefundable. Coffee and dessert refreshments will be served More

The Diligent Needle: Instrument of Profit, Pleasure, and Ornament (Conference)

October 24 – 25, 2014
Exploration of women’s centuries-old use of a needle to both create objects of beauty and earn a living. Please join us for this unique offering of lectures, workshops, and tours. More

25th Annual Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers' Festival

October 24 – 26, 2014
  • Location: Rehoboth Beach - Dewey Beach Resort Area
  • Address: 501 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
  • Visit Website
Celebrate 25 years of "Wicked, Wild, & Wonderful!" at the Annual Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers' Festival. Don't miss the costume parade, fiddlers' festival, horse shows, sea witch hunt, beach games, broom toss, rocking bandstand entertainment, trick or treating, costumed dog parade, 5K Race, and more! More

Boo! at the Zoo!

October 24 – November 1, 2014
  • Address: 924 Blackbird Forest Road, Clayton, DE 19938
  • Venue: 3 Palms Petting Zoo
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Blackbird Forest is spooky enough at night; join us for a fun-filled walk through the haunted Zoo! We have a graveyard, scarecrows, pumpkins, spiders, and a few other surprises along the way! Spooky, NOT scary, family friendly, & great for kids. See the Zoo in a different light, at night! It’s the best time to see Rosie, Peaches, & the Skunks in action. Warm cider & marshmallows for roasting will be provided! Admission: $10/5-person group Additional donations help the animals… More

"To Kill a Mockingbird"

October 24 – November 2, 2014
  • Address: 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington, DE 19802
  • Venue: Wilmington Drama League
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 8 p.m., 2 p.m. on Sunday
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Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning drama about racism and redemption in the South is as pertinent today as ever. The play captures the heartbreak, intensity and social commentary of this timeless classic and lays it bare on the stage. More

On-Going Events

Old New Castle Hauntings in History Walking Tours

October 24 – 25, 2014
  • Location: Amstel House
  • Address: 2 East Fourth St., New Castle, DE 19720
  • Venue: Amstel House
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 7pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm
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If you are brave enough to explore the darker side of New Castle's history, then join the New Castle Historical Society this October for the only ghost tour that brings you inside one of the most haunted mansions of Old New Castle!  You'll begin your journey into New Castle's supernatural side with a tour of the legendary Amstel House - one of New Castle's most haunted houses - where you may meet the "Woman in Blue."  After exploring the Amstel House, you will be guided… More

Eating Rehoboth - Culinary Tour

October 24 – 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

Fifer Fall Fest

October 24 – November 1, 2014
  • Address: 1919 Allabands Mill Rd., Camden-Wyoming, DE 19934
  • Venue: Fifer Orchards Farm and Country Store
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Monday- Friday), 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Saturday)
  • Visit Website
Enjoy the Corn Maze Fun Park- 6 acre corn maze with trivia stations, observation deck, and new Farm Scene Investigation (F.S.I.) game, mini corn maze (great for ages 5 and under), pumpkin painting supplies, super straw slides, spider straw castle with farm volleyball, 2- zip swings, pony hop races, mini straw maze, tractor tricycles and pedal carts, corn crib, scarecrow corn tunnel, rubber ducky races, pumpkin checkers, pumpkin bowling and pumpkin tic-tac-toe games, tetherball and… More

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

October 24 – 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

Titanoboa!

October 24, 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
Showing 1-25 of 47 events

 

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