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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 Oct 31, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

October 31, 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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Boo at the Zoo

October 31, 2014
Trick-or-Treat at the Brandywine Zoo! Celebrate Halloween Brandywine Zoo-style with this merry, not scary, event. Kids can trick-or-treat through the zoo as it gets dark in their Halloween costumes! Fee: $2 per child/$4 per adult for nonmembers, DZS members More

Darlingside with Tall Heights

October 31, 2014
Darlingside delivers a truly moving blend of subtlety, power, outstanding vocal quality and contemporary songwriting. The Boston based quartet features four distinct voices clustered around a single microphone; their tightly-arranged tunes drawing from the unexpected, including strains of bluegrass, classical, and even barbershop. Accompanied by an arsenal of classical strings, guitars, mandolin, and percussion, these four close friends swap instruments from song to song and offer a sound that… More

Boo! at the Zoo!

October 31 – 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.
  • Visit Website
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 31 – 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
  • Visit Website
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

Autumn Shores Getaway

October 31 – November 2, 2014
Autumn Shores Getaway at Delaware Seashore State Park October 31-November 2 Focus on the natural beauty of Delaware’s coast in the fall! •Guided hikes through Thompson Island Nature Preserve, an early Native American site, and the Burton Island Nature Preserve •Trip to the town of Ocean View, DE for a local, organic lunch, complete with a tour of a certified organic farm and a stop at the James Farm Ecological Preserve •2-hour boat cruise of the Rehoboth-Lewes Canal •… More

On-Going Events

Fifer Fall Fest

October 31 – 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 31 – 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 31, 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

Saturday Nov 01, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

November 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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Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting

Starting November 1, 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

31st Annual Dover Officers’ Spouses’ Club Craft Show

November 1, 2014
The Dover OSC Craft Show was founded in 1984 by Kay Kross, wife of retired AMC Commander, Gen. Walter Kross. In that first year, the show was held in the Youth Center of Dover Air Force Base (DAFB) and included only 20 vendors. After a number of changes in venue, the DOSC Craft Show was moved to its present location at the Delaware State Fairgrounds. With over 100 vendors/160 craft booths from eight states, our Craft Show has become the largest single-day craft show on the east coast! More

Boo! at the Zoo!

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.
  • Visit Website
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

First State Heritage Park 18th Century Market Fair

November 1, 2014
Leave the 21st century behind at the First State Heritage Park 18th Century Market Fair which recreates the sights and sounds of the autumn market fairs held on The Green in Dover in the mid-1700s. Watch the comical interactive performance of Dr. Balthasar and his Marvelous Miracle Medicine Show. Enjoy 18th-century style entertainment like Signora Bella who brings to life the tradition of the travelling performer of the eighteenth century as she juggles knives and flaming torches on the rola… More

First State Heritage Park's 18th Century Market Fair

November 1, 2014
Leave the 21st century behind at the First State Heritage Park 18th Century Market Fair which recreates the sights and sounds of the autumn market fairs held on The Green in Dover in the mid-1700s. Watch the comical interactive performance of Dr. Balthasar and his Marvelous Miracle Medicine Show. Enjoy 18th-century style entertainment like Signora Bella who brings to life the tradition of the travelling performer of the eighteenth century as she juggles knives and flaming torches on the rola… More

Football- University of Delaware vs Rhode Island

November 1, 2014
Catch the 2014 football season at the University of Delaware. More

Walking Tour: What's for Dinner? A Tale of Two Gardens

November 1, 2014
Dig into the garden that fed the du Pont family in the 1800s. This is the only tour that interprets the E. I. du Pont garden. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in price of admission and free for members. Reservations requested, call 302-658-2400, ext. 261. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. More

"To Kill a Mockingbird"

November 01 – 02, 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
  • Visit Website
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

Autumn Shores Getaway

November 01 – 02, 2014
Autumn Shores Getaway at Delaware Seashore State Park October 31-November 2 Focus on the natural beauty of Delaware’s coast in the fall! •Guided hikes through Thompson Island Nature Preserve, an early Native American site, and the Burton Island Nature Preserve •Trip to the town of Ocean View, DE for a local, organic lunch, complete with a tour of a certified organic farm and a stop at the James Farm Ecological Preserve •2-hour boat cruise of the Rehoboth-Lewes Canal •… More

On-Going Events

First Saturdays at "Johnson Victrola Museum"

Starting November 1, 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.
  • Visit Website
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 November 1, 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.
  • Visit Website
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

Fifer Fall Fest

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

Autumn Leaf Special to Hockessin on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

November 01 – 02, 2014
Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. On weekends, we offer 2½-hour round-trips to Hockessin. Bring your camera and behold the best that the Red Clay Valley has to offer. More

Autumn Leaf Special to Mt. Cuba on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

November 01 – 02, 2014
Surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. On weekends, 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

Oliver the Musical

November 01 – 02, 2014
A huge hit on Broadway  and as a movie, Oliver is a masterpiece of a musical featuring young Oliver Twist and his pal the Artful Dodger who fall in with a wily thief, Fagin. Oliver’s journey from orphan to finding a forever home makes this a heartwarming, winning show. Directed by Dan Schmitt. More
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