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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 06, 2013

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting July 6, 2013
  • Address: 1284 McD Drive, Dover, DE 19901
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 11:00 AM, 12:30, 2:00 and 3:00 PM
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Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, samples of beer, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Hop Mountain and Fordham Copperhead, as well as the Delaware Beer Bracket winner, Oak Barrel Stout. More

"The Rest of the Story: Gettysburg, Delaware and the Civil War"

July 6, 2013
  • Location: Legislative Hall
  • Address: 411 Legislative Avenue, Dover, DE 19901
  • Times: 12 noon & 3 p.m.
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The First State Heritage Park’s "First Saturday in the First State" July activities will honor the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg with a special presentation at Legislative Hall offered by George Contant, historical researcher with Delaware State Parks. "The Rest of the Story: Gettysburg, Delaware and the Civil War" focuses on the little known impact this famous battle had on Delaware’s own civil war prison, Fort Delaware. Most of the prisoners… More

Bruce in the USA: The World's #1 Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

July 6, 2013
  • Location: The Freeman Stage at Bayside
  • Address: 31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville, DE 19975
  • Times: 7:00pm
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Bruce In The USA is much more than just another tribute...This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate re-creation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band show. This high end, powerhouse band has taken this genre of performance art to a whole new level, making it the World’s #1 Tribute to the E Street Band’s musical legacy. $20 per person, plus handling fee. Please bring your own chairs. More

Milkshake

July 6, 2013
  • Location: The Freeman Stage at Bayside
  • Address: 31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville, DE 19975
  • Times: 10:00am
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Known for their pop-rock style that fairly crackles with energy, Milkshake indeed has a following of all ages. The band is familiar to millions of American households through their colorful, energetic music videos, which have been seen on PBS KIDS, NOGGIN/NICK JR., and DISCOVERY KIDS. Milkshake’s live concerts, described by the Baltimore Sun as “a little like magic,” bring the same happy, rocking energy onstage to fans across the country. Grammy Nominated for “Best… More

"Any Forecast is Great for Golf"

July 06 – 07, 2013
  • Address: 20054 Shuttle Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 8 AM to Dusk
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Any Forecast is Great For Golf Rehoboth Golf Park is just minutes from Lewes Beach, Rehoboth Beach & Dewey Beach. Mention that you found us through the Delaware Tourism web site and you can play all day for $15 plus get a free club rental set or pull cart! We are directly across from the DELDOT Park & Ride where you can catch a bus into downtown Rehoboth Beach for the FIREWORKS. Children 12 and under play for FREE with a paying adult & adults can play all day for $15 from Wednesday,… More

French Twist: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray

July 06 – September 15, 2013
French Twist, our highly anticipated summer exhibition, features 100 vintage prints from the golden age of French photography, 1910–1940. The exhibition celebrates the variety and inventiveness of native and immigrant photographers working in France in the early 20th century. The selection encompasses Eugène Atget’s lyrical views of Paris streets and gardens, Man Ray’s surrealist experiments, and Henri Cartier-Bresson’s pioneering photojournalism, as well as works… More

Grab a Group and Go! Rock Climbing

July 06 – October 19, 2013
  • Location: Alapocas Run State Park
  • Address: 165 Bancroft Mill Road, Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Scheduled when booking program
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Book a two-hour private climb. Staff will instruct, guide and belay climbers. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Ages 8 and up; children under 18 must be accompanied by parent. Registration and full payment required at least two weeks in advance. More

Public Tours of Historic Kent County Courtroom #1

July 06 – December 7, 2013
  • Location: Tours meet at the John Bell House
  • Address: 43 The Green, Dover, DE 19901
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday
  • Times: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
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The First State Heritage Park will add a new public tour to its roster of monthly First Saturday events. The final stage of the recent Kent County Courthouse construction project was the restoration of the original portion of the Courthouse on The Green including its historic Courtroom #1, both of which date back to 1874. The history of Dover is closely tied to the history of Delaware’s courts, and to William Penn’s 1683 establishment of Dover as the site for these courts to meet.… More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

July 06 – 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

July 6, 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

July 6, 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

On-Going Events

Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel

July 6, 2013
  • Location: Kalmar Nyckel
  • Address: 1124 E. 7th St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Kalmar Nyckel
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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Ahoy Mateys! Visit the Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware. Landlubbers -- come walk the plank of this authentic seagoing re-creation of a 17th Century Dutch pinnace. Join our captain and a crew of salty pirates for a festive experience on the high seas! More

"Hydro-Inspired" Photography Exhibit

July 06 – September 2, 2013
Photo submissions from members of the Delaware Photographic Society interpret the theme of water in dramatic fashion in a display in the Museum’s patio hallway, leading visitors in to Water’s Extreme Journey. The Delaware Photographic Society is one of the oldest camera clubs in the country and was first organized as the Delaware Camera Club in 1931. More

Water's Extreme Journey

July 06 – September 2, 2013
This exhibit takes visitors on an exciting and important adventure quest for clean water.  Experience the watershed as a water drop, exploring first-hand the science behind the water cycle.  Water's Extreme Journey was created by world-renowned marine life artist Wyland and Seattle-based Minotaur Mazes. More

Go Ape at Lums Pond State Park!

July 06 – September 7, 2013
  • Location: Lums Pond State Park
  • Address: 1068 Howell School Rd, Bear, DE 19701
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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The first and only zip line and treetop adventure course in Delaware, located south of Wilmington and just minutes from I-95 in Bear.  Four zip lines take you high over Lums Pond, the largest freshwater pond in Delaware.  Overall there are 5 individual sections within the course - rope ladders, 42 exciting crossings including Double Stirrups, and stunning views that take you higher into the forest canopy.  The Park also offers biking and hiking trails, a disc golf course,… More

Historic Lewes Farmers' Market

July 06 – September 28, 2013
  • Location: Lewes Historical Society
  • Address: 110 Shipcarpenter St, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Venue: Lewes Historical Society
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 8:00 a.m. - Noon
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Visit Historic Lewes and shop local with over 35 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.  More

New Sweden at 375

July 06 – September 28, 2013
  • Location: Delaware Historical Society
  • Address: 505 Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Delaware Historical Society
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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New Sweden at 375—New exhibit in the Willingtown Square Gallery. This year marks the 375th anniversary of the founding of New Sweden, the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware River Valley. Despite its brief life, the colony left an indelible mark on the cultural memory of Wilmingtonians and Swedes alike.  Now open in the Willingtown Square Gallery, New Sweden at 375 tells the story of this unique colony and the efforts of Delawareans to keep its history alive. Come… More

Opening of 'The Legacy of Currier and Ives: Shaping the American Spirit'

July 06 – October 27, 2013
When Nathanial Currier, a young businessman in New York City, published a lithograph in 1835 showing Planters Hotel in New Orleans after a fire, it ushered in a new era of pictorial journalism. The print established the firm which was to achieve its greatest fame as "Currier & Ives" after 1857 when James Merritt Ives became a partner. Over the next seven decades, the firm consistently provided the public with images that recorded the breaking news of the day. However, as the… More

First Saturdays in the First State

July 06 – December 7, 2013
On the first Saturday of each month, the First State Heritage Park offers a variety of free programs at each of the park's partner sites, including historical theater or hands-on events at the John Bell House, tours of the two capitol buildings in Delaware's capital city -The Old State House and Legislative Hall, tours of the Governor's residence at Woodburn and Hall House, and monthly lectures at the Delaware Public Archives. Exhibits are also on display at the Johnson Victrola Museum, the… More

 

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