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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 01, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

August 1, 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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"Gretchen Emery" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

August 1, 2014
Gretchen Emery is a dynamic vocalist and flutist who performs with passion and heart, consistently delivering energy and sincerity with each song. A Delaware native Gretchen has been a fixture on the Delaware/Philly music scene over the course of the past 20 years. More

"Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience" at The Freeman Stage

August 1, 2014
Shaun Johnson's Big Band Experience blends the musical stylings of Tony Bennett and Michael Buble to create a contemporary big band sound with a pop flair. This show's up-tempo set will include well known songs from a multitude of eras, originals from some of Shaun's favorite Nashville writers and requested selections from fans. This concert will include plenty of audience interaction, and a cadre of fantastic players! More

Art on the Town

August 1, 2014
Sponsored by the City of Wilmington, Art on the Town is a great way to view the exhibitions in our galleries and visit the artist studios during our extended gallery hours. Held on the first Friday of the month, Art on the Town is free and open to the public. More

Kayaking "Station Cove"

August 01 – 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

Lantern Tour of the Dover Green

August 01 – 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

Riverfront Blues Festival

August 01 – 03, 2014
The Riverfront Blues Festival is a 3 day, outdoor music festival held on 2 stages on the riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware.  The blues are back on the Wilmington waterfront! More

Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

August 01 – 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 01 – 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

August 01 – 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 02, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

August 2, 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 2, 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

"Alice in Wonderland by Hampstead Stage Company" at The Freeman Stage

August 2, 2014
Lewis Carroll's immortal classic, "Alice in Wonderland", is a wonderful tale about a young girl, whose boredom takes her on a journey of the imagination, creating a wonderland of characters. Through Alice's imagination, ordinary everyday things become extraordinary. Through this story, the Hampstead Stage Company hopes to encourage children to enjoy using their imagination and triumph over their fears. More

"Jimi Smooth & HitTime" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

August 2, 2014
Originating in our Nation's Capitol, Jimi Smooth & HitTime is a versatile and multi-talented group of professionals. Jimi Smooth & HitTime is considered by many as D.C.'s "hottest group" and fastly covering the eastern seaboard with their reputation of style, flare and musical talents. More

"Oliver by Clear Space Theatre Company" at The Freeman Stage

August 2, 2014
Based on Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, this timeless family musical follows young Oliver on his journey from orphanage to the seedy underground of London to finding his family. Consider yourself part of the family! Performed by local's favorite Clear Space Theatre Company. More

Peach Ice Cream Day at Fifer Orchards

August 2, 2014
Family fun activities Food Fest - Local restaurants featuring lunch options Country Store with fresh fruits and veggies, bakery and unique specialty foods. Free Fifer peach ice cream cone (with donation of any amount to the local 4-H/FFA). All donations go 100% to those groups! See you at the farm! More

Rehoboth Beach Sandcastle Contest

August 2, 2014
  • Location: Fisherman's Beach - North end of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk
  • Times: Begins at 8:30 a.m. Judging begins at 3:00 p.m.
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CATEGORIES: Adult, Children & Smiley's Choice (ages 6 & under) divisions; prizes will be awarded. There will also be a People's Choice Award. Sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce More

Wyoming Peach Festival

August 2, 2014
  • Location: Town of Wyoming
  • Address: Broad Street and Railroad Avenue, Wyoming, DE 19934
  • Times: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Annual Wyoming Peach Festival will begin with a parade on Camden Wyoming Avenue at 9:00 a.m. The festival will run until 3:00 p.m. and includes live entertainment, craft booths, community organization booths, food booths, and a peach dessert contest. Shuttles will be available from two convenient parking areas, W.B. Simpson Elementary School parking lot on Old North Road and the Wyoming United Methodist Church parking lot on Wyoming Mill Road. More

Kayaking "Station Cove"

August 02 – 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

First Saturdays at "Johnson Victrola Museum"

Starting August 2, 2014
  • Location: Johnson Victrola Museum
  • Address: 375 S. New St., Dover, DE 19901
  • Venue: Johnson Victrola Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday
  • Times: 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
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A premier collection of its kind, displaying sound recording industry items dating from the 1890's through 1929. The museum honors Eldridge Reeves Johnson of Dover who founded the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1901. Group tours must be scheduled ahead of time. More

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting August 2, 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

Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

August 2, 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

Riverfront Blues Festival

August 02 – 03, 2014
The Riverfront Blues Festival is a 3 day, outdoor music festival held on 2 stages on the riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware.  The blues are back on the Wilmington waterfront! More

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

August 02 – 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

 

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