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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 Apr 24, 2015

Calendar of Events

Evening Pontoon Boat Tours at Trap Pond State Park

Starting April 24, 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.
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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

Point of View: Imaginative Fine Woodworking at the Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery

April 24, 2015
Enjoy the fine craftmanship of Michael Quattrociocchi.The exhibition, titled Point of View - Imaginative Fine Woodworking, presents a selection of fine wood craftwork. His work includes small chests and sets of drawers that are enhanced through the use of decorative wood species and sculptural figurative additions. Quattrociocchi is an award-winning artisan based in Milford, Delaware, who was selected to design and build the 2014 Delaware Governor's Award for the Arts. In 2013, he was selected… More

Green Day's American Idiot at City Theater Company in Wilmington

April 24 – 25, 2015
  • Location: City Theater Company
  • Address: 4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: City Theater Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Various Times
  • Visit Website
Spread the sound of hysteria with Green Day's American Idiot, the rock musical for a disaffected generation. Driving the high-octane rock guitar riffs and all the vigorous singing and dancing, this show is an evergreen narrative of teen rage, love and loss. More

Wilmington's 11th Annual City Restaurant Week

April 24 – 25, 2015
  • Location: Various Locations. See Website.
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Various Times
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You have 6 days and 19 Wilmington restaurants to try out! Everything from Tha to Chilean to Italian! It's a Foodie's Paradise! Dinners will be prix-fixe menus. Two-course lunches are $15 per person and three-course dinners will be $35.  Visit the website for more information. More

Delmarva Birding Weekend

April 24 – 26, 2015
One of the most popular birdwatching events in the entire mid-Atlantic region is the Delmarva Birding Weekend. Participants can take part in a number of excursions during the daytime, nighttime, aboard a boat, or even while canoeing or kayaking. With over 20 different programs and excursions, each visitor can custom tailor their trip to their own individual desires. Start planning your journey today by using the Delaware Birding Trail as your guide. More

Spring Blossom Afternoon Tea at the Green Room in the Hotel du Pont

April 24 – 30, 2015
Celebrate the arrival of spring with this fresh take on our favorite afternoon ritual, featuring blooming delicious scones and pastries, with a seasonal selection of savory sandwiches and of course our classic high tea service. More

Evening Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

April 24 – May 1, 2015
Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond on a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon (straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. More

Abraham Lincoln: WSFS Bank Collection of Frank Schoonover Illustrations at the Biggs Museum of Art

April 24 – May 3, 2015
  • Location: Biggs Museum of American Art
  • Address: 406 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901
  • Venue: Biggs Museum of American Art
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Sunday: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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Not many historical illustrations are accessible for the viewing public. But the rare collection of paintings and drawings of prized Wilmington illustrator, Frank E. Schoonover is a must see! For over 50 years, WSFS has been the steward of his works. The bank's images were illustrated in a 1907 magazine and 1928 book about President Abraham Lincoln. More

Because of Winn Dixie at the Delaware Theatre Company

April 24 – May 3, 2015
  • Location: Delaware Theatre Company
  • Address: 200 Water St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Delaware Theatre Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Times: Various Times
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"Beacuse of Winn-Dixie" is a new Broadway-bound musical based on the award-winning children's novel by Kate DeCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie is poised to become the first Broadway musical starring a live dog as the main character! A gentle, warm and enthralling story about the intimate friendship between a young girl and her dog, WINN DIXIE shows how the smallest act of kindness can ripple into a celebration of community. More

Pop Up Beer Garden at Winterthur

April 24 – May 8, 2015
Come listen to live music on the Visitors Center Patio. Enjoy local craft beers and Pennsylvania German inspired foods in a relaxed atmosphere. No reservations needed! The Pop Up Beer Gardens will be offered on the following dates: Friday, April 24th Friday, May 1st Friday, May 8th Friday, May 22nd Friday, May 29th More

Oscar Wilde’s Salome: Illustrating Death And Desire at the Delaware Art Museum

April 24 – May 10, 2015
  • 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
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Oscar Wilde’s Salomé: Illustrating Death and Desire will feature artists’ interpretations of this controversial play throughout the ages. The play was banned from production in London in 1893 and was not performed until three years later in Paris. Despite this controversy, the play’s publication, which included illustrations by the symbolist artist Aubrey Beardsley (1894), received significant recognition. The complete set of Beardsley’s lithographic illustrations… More

Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs at the Delaware Art Museum

April 24 – May 23, 2015
  • Address: 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Venue: Delaware Art Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday, 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
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Elliott Erwitt barks at dogs. According to the renowned photographer, that is how he has caught some of his most memorable canine images. Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs features 65 of Erwitt’s best pictures of dogs. Photographed around the world between 1946 and 2004, this selection demonstrates the artist’s affectionate eye and love of surrealist juxtapositions. Funny, poignant, and beautifully composed, these photographs of tiny Chihuahuas, inquisitive poodles, and glowering bulldogs… More

Delaware By Hand: Masters 2015 Exhibition at the Biggs Museum of American Art

April 24 – June 14, 2015
  • Location: Biggs Museum of American Art
  • Address: 406 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901
  • Venue: Biggs Museum of American Art
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Tuesday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Sunday: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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Every three years, the Biggs Museum hosts a juried competition of their Delaware By Hand artist membership in order to select individual artists that are deemed masters of their craft. Each winner is represented by at least three works of art in the Delaware By Hand Masters exhibition. These works are eligible for the coveted Museum Purchase Prize of $1500. More

“Unraveling Stories” Exhibition at the Hagley Museum

April 24 – July 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

April 24 – 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
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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

A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & The Art of Everyday Life at Winterthur

April 24, 2015 – January 3, 2016
  • Location: Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library
  • Address: 5105 Kennett Pk (Rt 52), Wilmington, DE 19735
  • Venue: Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Museum: Tuesday–Sunday 10:00 am–5:00 pm
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Explore the unique world of the Pennsylvania Germans and their colorful folk art, including decorated manuscripts (fraktur), textiles, and pottery, in this exhibition highlighting recent acquisitions from the estate of legendary collector and scholar Frederick S. Weiser.   More

On-Going Events

Historic Dover Walking Tours

Starting April 24, 2015
  • Location: John Bell House
  • Address: First State Heritage Park, Dover, DE 19901
  • Venue: John Bell House
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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Delve into the rich history of Dover, Delaware with a historic walking tour. More

Glory of Stories at the Delaware Art Museum

April 24 – May 29, 2015
  • Location: Delaware Art Museum
  • Address: 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Venue: Delaware Art Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
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Glory of Stories introduces young visitors to art and the Museum through a story reading followed by an interactive tour of relevant works of art and a studio art project. This program encourages learning through discovery, exploration, and hands-on experiences. Ages 3-6.February 13 The Shape of My Heart by Mark Sperring February 20 The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers February 27 Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal March 6 Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds March 13 Perfect Square by… More

Saturday Apr 25, 2015

Calendar of Events

Boating Through History at Trap Pond State Park

Starting April 25, 2015
  • Location: Trap Pond State Park
  • Address: 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956
  • Venue: Trap Pond State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 2:00 p.m.
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What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat? We will explore the pond in search of animals eating and drinking, and some just wading around. More

Pontoon Boat Tour: Wildlife from the Water at Trap Pond State Park

Starting April 25, 2015
What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat? We will explore the pond in search of animals eating and drinking, and some just wading around. More

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting

Starting April 25, 2015
  • Location: Twin Lakes Brewing Company
  • Address: 4210 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807
  • Venue: Twin Lakes Brewing Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Saturday
  • 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

Wildlife from the Water at Trap Pond State Park

Starting April 25, 2015
What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat? We will explore the pond in search of animals eating and drinking, and some just wading around. More

12th Annual Bug & Bud Festival

April 25, 2015
  • Location: Downtown Milford
  • Address: S. Walnut St, Front St, Riverwalk, Milford, DE 19963
  • Times: 9am - 4pm
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Get a true taste of this artsy little town and enjoy dozens of food and craft vendors at the Bug & Bud Festival, a celebration of two of Milford's most cherished symbols, the ladybug and the tree. There's entertainment throughout the day, a Ladybug and Tree costume parade, "ladybug decorated" paddle boat rides, children's games and more. RAIN or SHINE and FREE of charge, you won't want to miss this over-the-top outdoor festival! More

4th Annual R2Hop2 Beer & Music Festival

April 25, 2015
Fun for the whole family, soda for the kids and beer for the grownups. Five bands, rock climbing wall and moon bounce. More

An Introduction to the Night Sky at Bellevue State Park

April 25, 2015
  • Location: Bellevue State Park
  • Address: 800 Carr Road, Wilmington, DE 19809
  • Venue: Bellevue State Park
  • Times: 6 p.m. start, night sky viewing at 7:30
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Join members of the Delaware Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing. Learn about constellations and how to observe the night sky. This program is appropriate for beginners through advanced stargazers of all ages. Equipment will be available, or you may bring your own. Red-filtered lights only please. Meet at the Hunter Barn parking lot. More
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