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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 Jul 27, 2015

Calendar of Events

Delaware State Fair

July 27 – August 1, 2015
Experience dynamic entertainers, thrilling carnival rides, and great exhibits on agriculture in Delaware. Every year, the fair continues its tradition of being "Bigger and Better Than Ever." The 2015 concert line-up includes Josh Turner, News Kids on the Block, Little Big Town and much more! More

Delaware Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of the Shrew

July 27 – August 2, 2015
  • Location: Rockwood Park and Mansion
  • Address: 4651 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, DE 19809
  • Venue: Rockwood Park and Mansion
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Wednesday - Saturday begins at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday begins at 6:00 p.m.
  • Visit Website
Bring your blankets or chairs, pack a picnic and enjoy Shakespeare outdoors at Rockwood Park with performances of "The Taming of the Shrew." Tickets are available for purchase online. More

Summer Concert Series at Rockford Tower

July 27 – August 10, 2015
  • Location: Rockford Tower on Lookout Drive
  • Address: 1021 W. 18th St., Wilmington, DE 19802
  • Venue: Rockford Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Times: 6:30 p.m.
  • Visit Website
ring a picnic and a lawn chair and relax near Rockford Tower in Wilmington on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in June, July and August for an evening of wonderful music. The Wilmington State Parks Evening Concert Series is free of charge. During the concerts, special access to the Rockford Tower will be available. The Concert schedule is as follows: Monday, June 15 The Late Saints (Folk/Rock) Monday, June 22 Brooke DiCaro (Soul/Jazz) Monday, June 29 Bruce Anthony (Jazz) Monday, July 6 … More

Kayaking "Station Cove"

July 27 – August 14, 2015
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

Nunsense performed at the Candlelight Theatre

July 27 – August 23, 2015
  • Location: Candlelight Theatre
  • Address: 2208 Millers Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Varies
  • Visit Website
NUNSENSE, with music and lyrics by Dan Goggins, tells the story of five Little Sisters of Hoboken. Come enjoy a night of musical fun! More

Monday Movie Night on the Beach in Dewey

July 27 – August 24, 2015
  • Location: Dagsworthy St.
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Times: 8:30 p.m.
Bring your family, a blanket, and some popcorn to Dewey beach on Monday for family movie night! Movies will start at approximately 8:30 P.M on the beach at Dagsworthy St. in Dewey. See the following schedule for full movie listings: •6/15/2015 - An American Tail •6/22/2015 - The Lego Movie •6/29/2015 - The Box Trolls •7/6/2015 - Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day •7/13/2015 - The Little Rascals •7/20/2015 - Big Hero •6 7/27/2015 - The… More

The Puzzling World Of John Sloan

July 27 – September 6, 2015
Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated newspapers. The Puzzling World of John Sloan will explore this little-known facet of Sloan’s early newspaper career, presenting more than 25 works from the Museum’s collection. On view for the first time, the puzzles demonstrate the artist’s imagination and verbal and visual wit, as well as the… More

Dream Streets: Art In Wilmington 1970–1990

July 27 – September 27, 2015
During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that continue to support the visual and performing arts within the city today. Organizations such as the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, the Delaware Humanities Forum, and the Delaware Theatre Company were founded during this period, as well as commercial galleries and city-supported arts initiatives. This landmark exhibition will plot the… More

On-Going Events

Seussical

July 27 – August 25, 2015
  • Location: Clear Space Theatre Company
  • Address: 20 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Venue: Clear Space Theatre Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Various-Check with theatre to confirm dates and times
  • Visit Website
Join your favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Getrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and Jojo—a little boy with a big imagination—as they transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. The powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant in this musical for all ages. More

History Happened Here: Historic Lewes Canal Cruise

July 27 – September 14, 2015
  • Location: Cape Water Taxi and Tours
  • Address: 107 Angler Road, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Venue: Cape Water Taxi and Tours
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Times: 10:30 am except June 22
  • Visit Website
Join a knowledgeable Lewes Historical Society guide on board the Cape Water Taxi for a cruise along the Lewes Canal (once Lewes Creek). Journey back in time into Lewes’s maritime past through the centuries. Learn of the explorers who first put Cape Henlopen on the map. More

"Brewing in Delaware & 20 Off-Centered Years of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery" Exhibit

July 27 – October 3, 2015
  • Location: Ellegood House & Blacksmith Shop
  • Address: 110 Shipcarpenter St, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Venue: Lewes Historical Society
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10am-4pm
  • Visit Website
“History of Brewing in Delaware & 20 Off-Centered Years of Dogfish Head” examines 400 years of brewing in Delaware.  Brands like Diamond State dominated the local beer market for decades until Prohibition and then were able to survive until 1955 when the doors to the last commercial brewery closed.  No story about brewing in Delaware would be complete without a look at the craft beer movement today and the incredible story of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.  From the… More

Tuesday Jul 28, 2015

Calendar of Events

Delaware State Fair

July 28 – August 1, 2015
Experience dynamic entertainers, thrilling carnival rides, and great exhibits on agriculture in Delaware. Every year, the fair continues its tradition of being "Bigger and Better Than Ever." The 2015 concert line-up includes Josh Turner, News Kids on the Block, Little Big Town and much more! More

Delaware Shakespeare Festival: The Taming of the Shrew

July 28 – August 2, 2015
  • Location: Rockwood Park and Mansion
  • Address: 4651 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, DE 19809
  • Venue: Rockwood Park and Mansion
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Wednesday - Saturday begins at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday begins at 6:00 p.m.
  • Visit Website
Bring your blankets or chairs, pack a picnic and enjoy Shakespeare outdoors at Rockwood Park with performances of "The Taming of the Shrew." Tickets are available for purchase online. More

Kayaking "Station Cove"

July 28 – August 14, 2015
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

Drew Leshko: Relics

July 28 – August 16, 2015
  • Location: Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
  • Address: 200 S. Madison St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Various Times
  • Visit Website
Drew Leshko's architecturally based, miniature wall-hanging sculptures document buildings in his Philadelphia neighborhood with extraordinary accuracy. By carving, cutting, and layering varieties of paper and wood, Leshko creates a scaled-down, three-dimensional archive of Philadelphia buildings in transition, often buildings that have been slated to be razed or redeveloped. Leshko hopes viewers will think about history, preservation, gentrification, and how aspects of our culture are constantly… More

Nunsense performed at the Candlelight Theatre

July 28 – August 23, 2015
  • Location: Candlelight Theatre
  • Address: 2208 Millers Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Varies
  • Visit Website
NUNSENSE, with music and lyrics by Dan Goggins, tells the story of five Little Sisters of Hoboken. Come enjoy a night of musical fun! More

Terrific Tuesdays

July 28 – August 25, 2015
  • Location: Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
  • Address: 5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52), Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Times: 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Visit Website
Terrific Tuesdays will explore Winterthur collection objects and the garden this summer. In July, kids will explore how objects in the Winterthur collection were made and how they are cared for today. Each week will focus on a different medium, such as wood, metals, ceramics, and textiles. Conservators and local craftsmen will demonstrate their skills each week. More

The Puzzling World Of John Sloan

July 28 – September 6, 2015
Between 1900 and 1910, John Sloan produced a weekly series of word and picture puzzles for the Sunday supplement of the Philadelphia Press, one of the country’s leading illustrated newspapers. The Puzzling World of John Sloan will explore this little-known facet of Sloan’s early newspaper career, presenting more than 25 works from the Museum’s collection. On view for the first time, the puzzles demonstrate the artist’s imagination and verbal and visual wit, as well as the… More

Dream Streets: Art In Wilmington 1970–1990

July 28 – September 27, 2015
During the 1970s and 1980s, Wilmingtonians witnessed a flourishing artistic community and the establishment of many of the cultural pillars that continue to support the visual and performing arts within the city today. Organizations such as the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, the Delaware Humanities Forum, and the Delaware Theatre Company were founded during this period, as well as commercial galleries and city-supported arts initiatives. This landmark exhibition will plot the… More

On-Going Events

Seussical

July 28 – August 25, 2015
  • Location: Clear Space Theatre Company
  • Address: 20 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Venue: Clear Space Theatre Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Various-Check with theatre to confirm dates and times
  • Visit Website
Join your favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Getrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie, and Jojo—a little boy with a big imagination—as they transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. The powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant in this musical for all ages. More

Trolley Tours of Historic Lewes

July 28 – September 10, 2015
Take a trolley tour around historic Lewes as you learn about the history, the architecture, and the people who have helped shape this picturesque town.  This tour will acquaint you with the Lewes of yesterday and today, as you ride 5 ½ miles around Lewes.  Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /*… More

"Brewing in Delaware & 20 Off-Centered Years of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery" Exhibit

July 28 – October 3, 2015
  • Location: Ellegood House & Blacksmith Shop
  • Address: 110 Shipcarpenter St, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Venue: Lewes Historical Society
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10am-4pm
  • Visit Website
“History of Brewing in Delaware & 20 Off-Centered Years of Dogfish Head” examines 400 years of brewing in Delaware.  Brands like Diamond State dominated the local beer market for decades until Prohibition and then were able to survive until 1955 when the doors to the last commercial brewery closed.  No story about brewing in Delaware would be complete without a look at the craft beer movement today and the incredible story of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery.  From the… More

Wednesday Jul 29, 2015

Calendar of Events

Bike and Hike Dog Day

July 29, 2015
Visitors may bring their dogs, normally not permitted on museum grounds, and walk our three-mile loop through the property from the Visitor Center to Eleutherian Mills and back. Dogs must be kept on leashes, and baggies will be provided to ensure visitors clean up after their dogs. Bring a picnic or dine at the Belin House Organic Cafe. Visit our website for special activities and information on picnic totes sold by the Belin House Organic Cafe. Admission is $2 per person. Free for members and… More

July Wednesdays at Winterthur

July 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. July 1 - Pinetum Initially conceived by H. F. du Pont's father, the Colonel, in collaboration with the noted plantsman Charles Sargent, the Pinetum has evolved into much more than just a collection of conifers. Placement and design of the plants there… More

Delaware State Fair

July 29 – August 1, 2015
Experience dynamic entertainers, thrilling carnival rides, and great exhibits on agriculture in Delaware. Every year, the fair continues its tradition of being "Bigger and Better Than Ever." The 2015 concert line-up includes Josh Turner, News Kids on the Block, Little Big Town and much more! More
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