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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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Saturday Jul 04, 2015

Calendar of Events

Boating Through History at Trap Pond State Park

Starting July 4, 2015
  • Location: Trap Pond State Park
  • Address: 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956
  • Venue: Trap Pond State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 2:00 p.m.
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What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat? We will explore the pond in search of animals eating and drinking, and some just wading around. More

Pontoon Boat Tour: Wildlife from the Water at Trap Pond State Park

Starting July 4, 2015
What better place to see the wildlife of the park than from a touring pontoon boat? We will explore the pond in search of animals eating and drinking, and some just wading around. More

4th of July Celebration on the Wilmington Riverfront

July 4, 2015
Celebrate the 2015 July 4th Celebration on the Riverfront in Tubman-Garrett Park. Beginning at 2:00 p.m., the festivities will include rides, games, and a 50-foot obstacle course. Plus, fireworks at dusk! There will also be historical reenactments and a crab feast. More

4th of July Events in Middletown

July 4, 2015
  • Location: Silver Lake Park, Middletown
  • Address: 200 E. Cochran Street, Middletown, DE 19709
  • Times: Parade: 10 a.m.; Fireworks: at dark
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10 a.m. – 6th annual 4th of July Parade sponsored by the Middletown Jaycees. Steps off at Everett Meredith Middle School on South Broad Street, travels up Broad to West Main Street, travels on Main Street to S. Scott Street. Disbands at its starting point. For more information about the parade, visit www.middletownjaycees.org Fireworks – At dark. Silver Lake Park, 200 E. Cochran Street, Middletown. Park opens at 6 p.m. More

4th of July Fireworks in Newark

July 4, 2015
  • Location: University of Delaware Athletic Complex
  • Address: College Avenue, Newark, DE
  • Times: 6:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
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The annual Independence Day celebration will feature live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and games at UD’s Athletic Complex on South Avenue. The fireworks will start between 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. More

Bethany Beach 4th of July

July 4, 2015
  • Location: Downtown Bethany Beach
  • Address: 1 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
  • Times: 12:00 p.m.
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Enjoy an old fashioned 4th of July parade with floats, bikes and marching bands. Plus, live entertainment at the bandstand and fireworks at dusk. More

Dewey Beach July 4th Fireworks

July 4, 2015
Grab a lawn chair or a beach blanket and watch a dazzling fireworks display. Fireworks will be set off from a barge in the bay and will be visible from any bar or restaurant along the bayside in Dewey. More

Dover 4th of July - A Celebration Of Independence In The Capital Of The First State

July 4, 2015
Historic tours, food & more take place in historic Dover on July 4th, including an outdoor concert packed with patriotic tunes on Legislative Mall. Fireworks will blast off above Legislative Hall at dusk. More

Fireworks Express - Wilmington & Western Railroad

July 4, 2015
  • Location: Greenbank Station
  • Address: 2201 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, DE 19808
  • Times: 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
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Board the Wilmington & Western Railroad’s Fireworks Express to a festive display in Hockessin. Passengers are welcome to bring coolers, blankets and folding chairs aboard. Please allow 4 hours for the train ride and fireworks show. Reservations are required. More

Green Hour: Stars and Stripes Scavenger Hunt at Lums Pond State Park

July 4, 2015
Explore different areas of the pond as we hunt for hidden flags. The Green Hour was created by the National Wildlife Federation to get kids outdoors and enjoying nature for at least an hour each day. This is a free one-hour program - meet us at the listed locations. Attendees will receive a coupon for another public program at Lums Pond! More

Independence Day Celebrations in Laurel

July 4, 2015
  • Location: Town of Laurel
  • Times: Parade 5:00 p.m.; Little Miss Independence Pageant 7:00 p.m.; Fireworks at 9:00 p.m.
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Enjoy 4th of July festivities with a parade; the Mayor's Cornhole Contest; face painting; and a pie-eating contest at Market Square Park. Wrap up the day with a fantastic fireworks display at dusk. More

Lewes' Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2015
  • Location: Lewes
  • Address: 120 Kings Hwy, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Venue: Lewes
  • Times: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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The City of Lewes continues its long tradition of hosting old-fashioned games for children and the Lewes Fourth of July Boat Parade, which will wind down the Lewes - Rehoboth canal to Fisherman's Wharf. As part of the holiday festivities, there will also be the Doo-Dah Parade. The day is full of fun and exciting things to do for the whole family! (Please note there are no fireworks at this celebration). More

Saturday Morning Bird Walk at Trap Pond State Park

July 4, 2015
Calling all birders! Meet us at the nature center for a leisurely walk around the picnic area and spillway to learn some basics of bird watching. Experienced birders are welcome too! We will supply binoculars and bird guides. Call for more information. More

Summer Wagon Rides at Trap Pond State Park

July 4, 2015
Take a ride to Cypress Point in our farm-wagon. Enjoy the woods and waters of Trap Pond in true farmer fashion (straw hats and coveralls are optional). Sign up at the camp store at least one hour before program. More

“Unraveling Stories” Exhibition at the Hagley Museum

July 04 – 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

Kids Grow: Children's Vegetable Garden Program at Winterthur

July 04 – August 1, 2015
Introduce your children, ages 6-11, to the wonder of growing their own plants in this 9-week course. Members only; free. Call 302-888-4779 by May 1 to register. Space is limited.   More

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

July 04 – 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
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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

Kayaking "Station Cove"

July 04 – 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 04 – 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
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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

Hayrides at Killens Pond State Park

July 04 – August 29, 2015
Meet at the Campground Amphitheater. The fields and the forest of the park await you on this relaxing ride, and you never know what animals you might see! Space is limited; please reserve your spot by calling the Nature Center at (302) 284-4299, by 3p.m. on Saturday. More

Summertime at 3 Palms Zoo

July 04 – August 29, 2015
  • Address: 924 Blackbird Forest Road, Clayton, DE 19938
  • Venue: 3 Palms Petting Zoo
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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Everyone is invited to join us for special extended hours this Summer! Friday and Saturday Evenings we will remain open, weather permitting, until 10 p.m.! This is your rare opportunity to see the nocturnal animals awake & active followed by a live hand feeding of Tick-Tock the Alligator! As always, the fire pit will be lit for roasting of marshmallows provided. The special night time ambiance you've come to anticipate from 3 Palms Zoo & Education Center will be in all its glory. Make… More

Layering Constructs at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts

July 04 – 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

Summer Concert Series at the Bethany Beach Bandstand

July 04 – September 6, 2015
  • Location: Bethany Beach Bandstand
  • Address: 1 Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE 19930
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 7:30 p.m.
  • Visit Website
A detailed list of performances is listed on our website. More

The Puzzling World Of John Sloan

July 04 – 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

Historic Lewes Farmers' Market

July 04 – September 26, 2015
Visit Historic Lewes and shop local with dozens of vendors offering fresh produce, eggs, fruits, baked good, meats, fish, cut-flowers and herbs. Plus, learn from local chefs, master gardeners and sustainable agriculture experts. The Summer Market Farmer's Market will be every Saturday 5/9 - 9/26 at the Lewes Historical Society except for 6/27, 7/11 and 8/1, which will be at Shields Elementary School Parking Lot. More
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