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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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Sunday Feb 17, 2013

Featured Events

Glow: Living Lights

February 17 – May 27, 2013
From fireflies and glowworms to alien-looking creatures in the sea, many unusual animals are lighting up the dark. Come see why in this enlightening special exhibit! More

Calendar of Events

Cauffiel House Tour

February 17, 2013
  • Location: Bellevue State Park
  • Address: 800 Carr Road, Wilmington, DE 19809
  • Times: 1:00 p.m.
We will discuss the history of this lesser-known historical site within Bellevue State Park from before the Cauffiel House’s construction through its purchase by the Division of Parks and Recreation in 2003. A walking tour will highlight measures taken to make this a simple, yet beautiful place to live. Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration required no later than 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 14th by calling (302) 761-6963. $8 per person. *Tours may be arranged for private… More

Fresh Pond Tract Hike

February 17, 2013
Join a park naturalist for a brisk walk as you explore forest, fields, and marshes. Pre-registration required. Call to reserve your spot by 4 p.m. on the day prior to the hike. $4 per person. More

Lantern Tour

February 17, 2013
Tour the Life-Saving Station Museum by lantern light. Learn how surfmen rescued shipwreck victims, and then patrol the beach and hear local shipwreck tales. Pre-registration required. $10 per person. More

The Midtown Men

February 17, 2013
The Midtown Men reunites the stars from the original cast of Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys in a dynamic concert featuring pop hits from the ‘60s, including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and The Four Seasons. “Exceptional…superb…Bravo!” – ‘60s icon Paul Anka More

The Producers- A Mel Brooks Musical

February 17 – March 17, 2013
NCT Opens the 2013 Season with The Producers- A Mel Brooks Musical! ARDENTOWN, DE: New Candlelight Theatre (NCT) is kicking off the 2013 season with the hilarious Mel Brooks musical, The Producers. Winner of 12 TONY Awards, there is no better way to celebrate the craziness of live theater than to present this brilliant satire about a famed Broadway producers, his nerdy young accountant and their money making scheme to produce the “Worst Show on Broadway.” New Candlelight Theatre is… More

Dollar Days

February 17 – March 24, 2013
  • Location: United States
  • Address: 201 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Venue: Hagley Museum and Library
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Admission to Hagley is only one dollar every Sunday in February and March, except for Easter. Enjoy the picturesque winter landscape along the Brandywine. Experience the warmth of the Steam Engine house and industrial noise of the Machine Shop. Visitors can tour the du Pont ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills, and lunch at the Belin House Organic Café. It will feature several items costing $1 each. Admission free for members. More

Benjamin Duke: Thresholds

February 17 – March 31, 2013
Duke’s dynamic and colorful paintings reveal a diverse cast of characters attempting to negotiate the chaotic urban environment around them. More

John Williams: Homeward Reflections

February 17 – March 31, 2013
Williams creates drawings and sculpture that address ideas of home ownership in the United States. For this exhibition, the artist photographed and made drawings of homes in Wilmington, which he incorporates into his DCCA solo exhibition. More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

February 17 – December 31, 2013
  • Location: Green Room, Hotel du Pont
  • Address: 11th and Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Green Room, Hotel du Pont
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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The Centennial Tea features our new centennial tea blend, created especially for the Hotel du Pont’s centennial celebration.  This tea is infused with a burst of pineapple, the international symbol of hospitality, to commemorate our commitment for 100 years.  Also featured at our Centennial Tea are various blends from the Delaware Art Museum and several DuPont Estates in the Brandywine Valley.  Choose from Longwood, Winterthur, Hagley, and Nemours teas. Throughout the year,… More

 

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