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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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Tuesday May 07, 2013

Featured Events

Glow: Living Lights

May 07 – 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

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“Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” Encore! in Wilmington

May 7, 2013
  • Location: Regal Bradywine Town Center 16
  • Address: 3300 Brandywine Pkwy, Wilmington, DE 19803
  • Times: 7:30-9:30pm
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WDDE 91.1FM, Delaware’s NPR News station presents: NPR’s Peter Sagal and Carl Kasell, Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca and Tom Bodett in an Encore! in-theater cinecast of NPR’s comedy news-quiz show, “Wait Wait... Don’t Tell Me!” on Tuesday, May 7, 7:30PM (Encore Presentation!) at the Regal Brandywine Town Center 16, 3300 Brandywine Pkwy., Wilmington, DE 19803 (map) . Tickets, $22.00. Visit WDDE.org click on Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! Contact WDDE,… More

Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Potomac Nationals

May 7, 2013
Mustache Appreciation Night; Turn Back the Clock Tuesday; Salem County Community Night; Arthritis Night More

Birds of Bellevue

May 07 – 21, 2013
  • Address: 720 Carr Road, Wilmington, DE 19809
  • Venue: Bellevue State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 2 weeks on Tuesday
  • Times: 8 AM to 9:30 AM
Join our volunteers and naturalists for an introduction to birding. We will take a walk around the park to spot resident and migrant birds. Wear comfortable shoes. Binoculars are available or bring your own. Meet at the Arts Center. $3 per person. More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

May 07 – 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

Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience

May 7, 2013 – January 6, 2014
The latest major exhibition at Winterthur delves into how maps in the 18th and 19th centuries they were key to the American experience and became the social glue that bound a young nation into a community. The exhibition features traditional maps on paper rare and interesting map–related objects from Winterthur’s collection, illustrating American's changing interactions with maps. More

Fashion Meets Science: Introducing Nylon

May 7, 2013 – March 31, 2014
Seventy-five years ago on October 27, 1938, a brand new material named nylon was announced to the public. Created in DuPont’s labs, nylon replaced silk in the ladies hosiery industry. Nylon was so popular that its early sales created near riots because demand was so high. Hagley’s exhibition will discuss the early development of nylon and its impact on the fashion industry. Exhibition included with admission. The exhibition will be open through March 31, 2014. More

 

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