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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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Thursday May 28, 2015

Calendar of Events

Explore The Monster Tours at Dover International Speedway

Starting May 28, 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

Free Admission on All Day Sundays and Thursday Evenings at the Delaware Art Museum

Starting May 28, 2015
  • Location: Delaware Art Museum
  • Address: 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Venue: Delaware Art Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday
  • Times: Times for Free Admission: Thursday evenings after 4:00 p.m. and Sundays all day
  • Visit Website
The Museum will be open to the public on Thursdays from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in 2015. Thursday evenings after 4:00 p.m. will be free and Sundays will remain free all day. The Museum Store and Thronson Café will also be open. Extended hours are made possible by generous Museum supporters and the Longwood Foundation. Visit delart.org for more information. More

Night Sounds Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

Starting May 28, 2015
  • Location: Trap Pond State Park
  • Address: 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956
  • Venue: Trap Pond State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Visit Website
Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spooky swamp creatures. More

Night Sounds Pontoon Tour at Trap Pond State Park

Starting May 28, 2015
  • Location: Trap Pond State Park
  • Address: 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956
  • Venue: Trap Pond State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday
  • Times: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Visit Website
Listen for the strange sounds of our mysterious backwaters at night aboard the park's pontoon boat. Listen to eerie sounds and learn about the spooky swamp creatures. More

Come Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, Tall Ship of Delaware

May 28 – 30, 2015
  • Location: Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Venue: Cape May - Lewes Ferry Terminal
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Visit Website
Kalmar Nyckel is a faithful re-creation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware, taking passengers on tours departing from Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal. Work alongside the volunteer crew as they haul the lines, raise the sails, and learn first-hand just how hard it was to cross the Atlantic in the 17th century … or just bring along a picnic and enjoy the sights and sounds of the water while the crew does all the work. For public sail… More

Macaroon Afternoon Tea at the Green Room in the Hotel du Pont

May 28 – 31, 2015
Satisfy your sweet tooth in the most sophisticated way during May's Macaroon Afternoon Tea. Honoring the popular Hotel du Pont macaroons, this daily afternoon tea will include additional Parisian macarons in various flavors during our dessert course. You will feel like you're sipping tea in a French Bistro overlooking the Eiffel Tower. More

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

May 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

May 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

Layering Constructs: Margo Allman, Charles Burwell, Antonio Puri at the Delaware Art Museum

May 28 – 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

Drew Leshko: Relics

May 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

Layering Constructs at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

May 28 – September 6, 2015
From the conceptual to the physical process of putting one form over another, three renowned artists Margo Allman, Charles Bruwell, and Antonio Puri approach and use the process of layering in unique and personal ways. This is a joint exhibition with the Delaware Art Museum's presentation of "Layering Constructs: Margo Allman, Charles Burwell, Antonio Puri." More

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

May 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

Friday May 29, 2015

Calendar of Events

Evening Pontoon Boat Tours at Trap Pond State Park

Starting May 29, 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.
  • Visit Website
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

An Evening with Horseshoe Crabs at Cape Henlopen State Park

May 29, 2015
  • Location: Seaside Nature Center
  • Address: 15099 Cape Henlopen Dr., Lewes, DE 19958
  • Venue: Cape Henlopen State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 2 weeks on Friday
  • Times: 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Visit Website
Witness one of nature's amazing scenes as horseshoe crabs parade up and down our beaches during their nesting season. We will explore the bay beach and uncover their mysteries. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by calling 302-645-6852. More

Couples Kayak Trip

May 29, 2015
Enjoy a beautiful view from the pond with other active couples in the area. Whether it is your first date or your scheduled date night, you both won't want to miss this romantic evening on the water in tandem kayaks. 18 and over. Space is limited - please call 302-284-4299 to register More

Lantern Tour at Delaware Seashore State Park

May 29, 2015
Enjoy a unique, guided lantern tour of the circa-1876 Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. Learn about what surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast, and then venture over the dune to patrol the beach while listening to shipwreck tales. Pre-registration required. Please call (302) 227-6991 to register. More

Pop Up Beer Garden at Winterthur

May 29, 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

Presbyterian Churchyard Lantern Tour

May 29, 2015
When the sun dips below the horizon and night descends, feel the suspense build within as you join our guides through historic Dover and its cemeteries by lantern light. Hear stories of Dover’s most important and interesting figures as you meet these characters from the past. Space is limited; call (302) 739-9194 for reservations. Lantern tours cancelled due to inclement weather will not be rescheduled. $5 per person. More

Come Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, Tall Ship of Delaware

May 29 – 30, 2015
  • Location: Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Venue: Cape May - Lewes Ferry Terminal
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Visit Website
Kalmar Nyckel is a faithful re-creation of the original ship that brought the earliest settlers from Sweden to Delaware, taking passengers on tours departing from Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal. Work alongside the volunteer crew as they haul the lines, raise the sails, and learn first-hand just how hard it was to cross the Atlantic in the 17th century … or just bring along a picnic and enjoy the sights and sounds of the water while the crew does all the work. For public sail… More

Macaroon Afternoon Tea at the Green Room in the Hotel du Pont

May 29 – 31, 2015
Satisfy your sweet tooth in the most sophisticated way during May's Macaroon Afternoon Tea. Honoring the popular Hotel du Pont macaroons, this daily afternoon tea will include additional Parisian macarons in various flavors during our dessert course. You will feel like you're sipping tea in a French Bistro overlooking the Eiffel Tower. More

NASCAR Racing at the Monster Mile

May 29 – 31, 2015
Dover International Speedway hosts exciting NASCAR Sprint Cup Series action twice annually on the fastest one-mile oval racetrack in the world. Things get started on May 29 with the Lucas Oil 200 Camping World Truck Series race, followed by the Buckle Up 200 NASCAR Xfinity Series on May 30, and finally by the "big race," the 400-lap NASCAR Sprint Cup showdown More

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

May 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

May 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

May 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

Drew Leshko: Relics

May 29 – 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
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