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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 Aug 29, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

August 29, 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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"Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson" at The Freeman Stage

August 29, 2014
Join us as we celebrate the King of Pop's birthday and present a thrilling theatrical experience with an emotional connection to Michael Jackson's essence! Featuring the early moments with his brothers to his stratospheric rise to become one of the greatest entertainers of all time! This multi-media spectacular includes Michael Jackson's greatest hits: "Billie Jean," "Beat It,","Thriller," "Smooth Criminal," and more! This exhilarating performance includes… More

"The Crawdaddies" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

August 29, 2014
A band founded in 1995 on the premise of "why not, it might just work," The Crawdaddies infuse Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, Ska, Roots, Rock and Reggae into an incomparable, groove-laden sound that is unquestionably its own.  More

Chubby Checker and the Wildcats

August 29, 2014
American Pop Culture Icon Chubby Checker is known instantly by all generations throughout the world today! Over 40 years ago, he exploded on to the music scene with his #1 mega hit, “The Twist,” that led to the dance craze of the same name! “The Twist ” was named by BILLBOARD MAGAZINE as the #1 single in the history of charting pop music! Other top 40 hits include “Pony Time,” “Let’s Twist Again,” “The Hucklebuck,” “The… More

Lantern Tour of the Dover Green

August 29, 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. Join historical interpreters from the First State Heritage Park dressed in colonial attire as they relate the stories of historic Dover. The Dover’s public square was the site of markets and fairs, suffragists and abolitionists, soldiers and slaves, lawmakers and law breakers. Hear tales… More

On-Going Events

Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

August 29, 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

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

August 29 – 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

Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

August 29 – 31, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 12:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. (Friday), 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. (Saturday), 1:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Sunday)
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The Kalmar Nyckel offers a wide array of sailing opportunities - from April through October. Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel. While tickets may also be purchased at the dock prior to a scheduled sail, it is best to make reservations. More

Eating Rehoboth - Culinary Tour

August 29 – 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 Aug 30, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

August 30, 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 August 30, 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

"Mike Hines & the Look" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

August 30, 2014
Mike Hines, also known as Mike Hines and The Look, is a high energy dance band that plays r&b, hip hop, pop, old school funk; along with a small taste of motown and disco. They're a 6 piece band that always gets the crowd involved and performs like there's no tomorrow. They're the ultimate party band and when they play, nobody sits down. More

"Sciencetellers" at The Freeman Stage

August 30, 2014
Sciencetellers combines storytelling, comedy, and exciting science experiments into a dynamic and highly interactive learning experience. For ten years we've been delighting children and their families with our energetic and unique style of immersion storytelling."If you're in the room, you're part of the story!" More

"Season Finale Fireworks Celebration: Opera on a Summer Night" at The Freeman Stage

August 30, 2014
Join us for an exciting evening of music as we present The Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra with guest soloists from OperaDelaware. Audiences will delight in this collaborative performance. These talented, local organizations will perform classical pieces to enjoy, to be energized by, and to be inspired by. Be sure to come early to get a great view of the fantastic fireworks finale, another Freeman Stage tradition! More

Arden Fair and Antiques Market!

August 30, 2014
  • Location: Arden Gild Hall
  • Address: 2126 The Hwy., Arden, DE 19810
  • Times: 10 am - 6 pm
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Music, games, food, art exhibit, folk dancing demos, potions, crafts, childrens games and many vendors in Arden + books and plants for sale.  Antiques Market with over 50 vendors for a small fee. Live music in the Grove from 10am-6pm.  Free shuttle bus transportation from the YMCA Hanby Outdoor Center (Chestnut Road between Marsh & Darley Roads). Fun for the entire family! No dogs allowed on shuttle bus except guide dogs.   More

Star Wars Science

August 30, 2014
Get ready to go on an intergalactic journey as the Empire invades the DCM! Meet and take pictures with your favorite Star Wars characters from Garrison Carida 501st Legion and then blast off into outer space as we explore our solar system with hands-on science activities. More

Harvest Ridge Food and Music for Labor Day Weekend

August 30 – 31, 2014
  • Location: Harvest Ridge Winery
  • Address: 447 Westville Road, Marydel, DE 19964
  • Venue: Harvest Ridge Winery
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 11AM-8PM
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Avoid beach traffic; come out to Marydel to celebrate the final days of a great summer! Wines will be available by the bottle, glass and tasting! No reservations needed; no entrance fee. Saturday/Sunday, Aug 30 & 31 on Labor Day Weekend, there will be live music from 1PM-4PM both days! Aug 30: Tony Mowen; Aug 31: Jim Rezac More

On-Going Events

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting August 30, 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

Hockessin Flyer on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

August 30, 2014
Relax aboard our train as we take you on a 2½-hour round-trip ride along the entire length of our line to the town of Hockessin. You'll enjoy a 20-minute layover in downtown Hockessin to browse the local shops or grab a bite to eat. More

Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

August 30, 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

Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

August 30, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Sunday), 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. (Wednesday & Thursday), 9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. (Saturday)
  • Visit Website
Come Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware. Landlubbers - come walk the plank of this authentic seagoing re-creation of a 17th-Century Dutch Pinnace. Our crew don pirate and sailor garb, and guests are encouraged to dress up as well. The kids will enjoy a pirate story or help raise the Jolly Roger, and the adults will enjoy a history talk. Both kids and adults can try their hand at a scavenger hunt with a treasure at the end! See the ship's cannons and imagine being at the helm of… More

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

August 30 – 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

August Quarterly

August 30 – 31, 2014
Come and celebrate the nation's oldest African American Festival celebrating religious freedom, freedom of speech and the right of assembly.  Share the heritage, music, crafts, singing, stage performances, children's events, storytelling, vendors, food arts, African clothing and books.  More

Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

August 30 – 31, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 12:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. (Friday), 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. (Saturday), 1:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Sunday)
  • Visit Website
The Kalmar Nyckel offers a wide array of sailing opportunities - from April through October. Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel. While tickets may also be purchased at the dock prior to a scheduled sail, it is best to make reservations. More

Saturday Farm Fun Days with Special Guests

August 30 – September 27, 2014
  • Location: Coverdale Farm
  • Address: 543 Way Rd, Greenville, DE 19807
  • Venue: Coverdale Farm
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 3 weeks on Saturday
  • Times: 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
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Join us the 3rd Saturday of each month this summer to help take care of our animals. Milk the cow, feed animmals, and more. Stay after chores for a quiet stroll around the farm and pack a snack to enjoy at the picnic tables. More

 

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