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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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Monday Apr 27, 2015

Calendar of Events

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

April 27 – 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

“Unraveling Stories” Exhibition at the Hagley Museum

April 27 – 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

On-Going Events

Historic Dover Walking Tours

Starting April 27, 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.
  • Visit Website
Delve into the rich history of Dover, Delaware with a historic walking tour. More

Tuesday Apr 28, 2015

Calendar of Events

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

April 28 – 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

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

April 28 – 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.
  • Visit Website
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

Spring Migration Bird Walk at Cape Henlopen State Park

April 28 – May 5, 2015
Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walk will target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. More

Elliott Erwitt: Dog Dogs at the Delaware Art Museum

April 28 – 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
  • Visit Website
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 28 – 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.
  • Visit Website
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 28 – 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

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

April 28, 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
  • Visit Website
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 28, 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.
  • Visit Website
Delve into the rich history of Dover, Delaware with a historic walking tour. More

Wednesday Apr 29, 2015

Calendar of Events

Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting

Starting April 29, 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.)
  • Visit Website
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

14th Annual 55+ Expo

April 29, 2015
The 14th annual 55+ Expo for Active Adults will be held in the Rollins Center at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. There will be over 100 vendors, a wellness center with free health screenings, a cooking show, live entertainment, a job fair, a volunteer fair and much more! More

April Wednesdays at Winterthur

April 29, 2015
Join us at Winterthur's Brown Horticulture Learning Center for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. Walks last 45-60 minutes.No reservations necessary. Dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. April 1 - History of the Greenhouses Join Garden Guide Debra Shedrick for a fun and informative look at the history of greenhouse gardening from as far back as "botaniste" Eleuthère Irénée, founder of the DuPont Company,… More

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

April 29 – 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

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

April 29 – 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.
  • Visit Website
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 29 – 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
  • Visit Website
"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

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

April 29 – 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
  • Visit Website
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 29 – 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
  • Visit Website
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 29 – 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.
  • Visit Website
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 29 – 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 29 – 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
  • Visit Website
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 29, 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
  • Visit Website
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 29, 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.
  • Visit Website
Delve into the rich history of Dover, Delaware with a historic walking tour. More

Thursday Apr 30, 2015

Calendar of Events

Explore The Monster Tours at Dover International Speedway

Starting April 30, 2015
Go behind-the-scens of the Dover International Speedway. Get priviledged access to the pit road, victory lane, Miles the Monster and the infield media center.Tours will be held if weather permits. It will not be held on holidays or two weeks prior to each NASCAR race weekend. More
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