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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.

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Sunday Jul 05, 2015

Calendar of Events

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

Starting July 5, 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

Pontoon Boat Tours: Aquatic Mammals at Trap Pond State Park

Starting July 5, 2015
  • Location: Trap Pond State Park
  • Address: 33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE 19956
  • Venue: Trap Pond State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 10am – 11am
  • Visit Website
Enjoy a one-hour boat tour of Trap Pond to see its natural beauty and learn about its inhabitants. Try to spot some of our furry pond residents on our guided pontoon tour. We will discuss beavers, otters, muskrats and other mammals. More

Children's Day at Wilmington & Western Railroad

July 5, 2015
  • Location: Greenbank Station
  • Address: 2201 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, DE 19808
  • Times: 12:30 & 2:30 PM
  • Visit Website
Pack a picnic lunch and bring the kids for a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to our Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings. One child rides FREE with each accompanying full-priced adult ticket. More

Fourth of July Fireworks in Rehoboth Beach 2015

July 5, 2015
Celebrate Independence Day in Rehoboth Beach!  A spectacular fireworks display will be launched from the beach and it will be visible up and down the boardwalk. Enjoy live entertainment at the Rehoboth Beach bandstand before and after the fireworks. More

Morning Kayak at Lums Pond State Park

July 5, 2015
Start the day off right with a relaxing kayak tour. Wake up with the pond and all of the wildlife. Suitable for beginner paddlers - instruction is provided. Rain date is the following day. Meets at the boathouse in Area 2. More

“Unraveling Stories” Exhibition at the Hagley Museum

July 05 – 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

July 05 – 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 05 – 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 05 – 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

July 05 – 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 05 – 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 05 – 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 05 – 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

Moving Wall Visits Dover

July 5, 2015
  • Location: Vietnam Memorial Park
  • Address: South Little Creek Road behind Kent County Levy Court, Dover, DE
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 24 hours
  • Visit Website
The Wall That Heals exhibition features a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. It is approximately 250 feet in length, and like the original Memorial is erected in a chevron-shape. The replica is constructed of powder-coated aluminum, supported by an aluminum frame, and is made up of 24 individual panels. It is approximately 250 feet in length, and like the original Memorial is erected in a chevron-shape.  The replica is constructed of powder-coated… More

Rockford Tower Afternoons at Rockford Park

July 05 – August 30, 2015
  • Location: Rockford Tower on Lookout Drive
  • Address: 1021 W. 18th St., Wilmington, DE 19802
  • Venue: Rockford Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 1:00p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Visit Website
Enjoy views of the City of Wilmington and the surrounding countryside from the top of Rockford Tower. Note: Tower may close if there is inclement weather. More

Eating Rehoboth - Walking Food Tours of Rehoboth

July 05 – October 30, 2015
  • Location: Eating Rehoboth
  • Venue: Eating Rehoboth
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday
  • Times: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Visit Website
Eating Rehoboth is a 3-hour culinary adventure through downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware! You will enjoy exclusive food tastings at five of Rehoboth's best restaurants, paired with delicious wines, local beers or signature cocktails.   Tours also include specialty food shops and beachy outdoor venues. The tours occur two days a week (Friday and Sunday) from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and begins at either Hotel Rehoboth or the The Bellmoor Inn & Spa. More

Monday Jul 06, 2015

Calendar of Events

“Unraveling Stories” Exhibition at the Hagley Museum

July 06 – 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

Summer Concert Series at Rockford Tower

July 06 – 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 06 – 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

Monday Movie Night on the Beach in Dewey

July 06 – 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 06 – 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 06 – 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

History Happened Here: Historic Lewes Canal Cruise

July 06 – 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 06 – 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 07, 2015

Calendar of Events

“Unraveling Stories” Exhibition at the Hagley Museum

July 07 – 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
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