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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 Nov 11, 2012

Calendar of Events

49th Annual Delaware Antiques Show

November 11, 2012
  • Address: 815 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Chase Center on the Riverfront
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Friday, November 9: 11:00 am–7:00 pm (Carolyne Roehm lecture at 10:00 am)
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49th Annual Delaware Antiques Show, November 8 (preview evening)–November 11, Chase Center on the Riverfront. Sixty of the country’s most distinguished dealers present the finest offerings of American antiques and decorative arts, including furniture, paintings, rugs, ceramics, silver, jewelry, and more. Keynote speaker is American tastemaker Carolyne Roehm, known for her extraordinary contributions to interior design, entertaining and fashion. More

Morse Code Necklaces

November 11, 2012
Morse code is an alphabetic code of long and short sounds, originally transmitted by telegraph and is still being used today by Maritime, Military, and Amateur Radio Services. Join us as we learn about the history of Morse code and combine it with simple beading techniques to create a unique piece of jewelry. Participants will use beads and silk cord to make a necklace that will spell out their own secret message in Morse code. Pre-register. Ages 6 and up Cost: $5 More

Stargazing at the Seashore

November 11, 2012
Enjoy a relaxing evening under the stars! Learn how to navigate around the night sky and hear some of the ancient stories about the constellations. Star maps, binoculars, and red lights will be provided. Feel free to bring your own blanket and pillow as this is the only park program you can enjoy lying down! Please do not bring a flashlight, as participants’ eyes will need to adjust to the dark. Pre-register. All ages $5 per person More

Thompson Island Trail Hike

November 11, 2012
Join a Delaware State Park Naturalist on a hike around Thompson Island Nature Preserve at Delaware Seashore State Park. Participants will look for birds and other wildlife as well as learning about the American Indian presence on our Inland Bays. Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station, as parking is limited at Thompson Island. Pre-register. All ages $5 per person More

Co-Op Farmers’ Market

November 11 – 18, 2012
  • Location: Newark Natural Foods Co-Op
  • Address: 280 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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The Co-op Farmers Market is sponsored by area farmers and the Newark Natural Foods Cooperative. The market meets every Sunday, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the front parking lot of Newark Natural Foods. The season runs from the first Sunday in May to the Sunday before Thanksgiving of each year. At the Co-op Farmers Market, you will be able to: shop for local foods and handcrafted goods; talk about food with real farmers who grow it; see many friends and make new ones there-it is… More

Alison Stigora: Natural Forces

November 11 – December 9, 2012
Alison Stigora Natural Forces Constance S. and Robert J. Hennessy Project Space September 7 – December 9, 2012 Stigora creates elaborate gallery installations using burnt wood. Her work explores human activity and the destructive forces of nature. More

Kelly Kozma: Play Next Episode

November 11 – December 16, 2012
Kozma presents colorful, hand-embroidered pencil drawings of organo-geometric forms that generate a dialogue about the natural and built environment. More

Christmas By Candlelight

November 11 – December 23, 2012
All Your Holiday Favorites, LIVE On Stage at New Candlelight Theatre! ARDENTOWN, DE- This holiday Season, New Candlelight Theatre will present Christmas by Candlelight, a musical revue that will warm the hearts of theatre-goers of all ages. “It is the story of a small American town putting up their Christmas show in the local theater. A town not unlike Ardentown”, says Bob Kelly, consulting artistic director and writer/director of Christmas by Candlelight. The show will include over… More

The American Eagle: Symbol of Freedom and Enterprise to the du Pont Family

November 11, 2012 – January 1, 2013
The image of the eagle has been an important icon in the history of the du Pont family. The du Pont family came to America on the ship “American Eagle," the DuPont Company's first product was Eagle Gun Powder, and decorative arts collected by Mrs. Louise du Pont Crowninshield were adorned with eagles, a common symbolic element in Federal-style furnishings. This exhibit is on display in the du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills. Included in regular admission and tour. Free for members.… More

A Lasting Legacy

November 11, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Commemorating the nation’s most successful university-museum partnership, A Lasting Legacy explores the changing roles of conservation and curatorial scholarship over the past 60 years. More

Nicholas Kripal: New Work

November 11, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Kripal’s elegant ceramic forms derive their shape from disposable food containers of the past. His work straddles the line between fine art and design. More

Nicholas Kripal: New Work

November 11, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Nicholas Kripal: New Work E. Avery Draper Gallery September 22, 2012 – January 6, 2013 Kripal’s elegant ceramic forms derive their shape from disposable food containers of the past. His work straddles the line between fine art and design. More

Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition

November 11, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Winterthur’s major new exhibition, Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition, is a joyous celebration of objects and imagery created in response to society’s love of wine. Featuring more than 300 objects, Uncorked! explores how wine was marketed, consumed, and enjoyed in America and Britain from the 1600s through the 1800s. A wide range of materials are represented, from wine bottles, decanters, and cellarettes to lead figures of Bacchus and “Champagne Charlie” song sheets.… More

Young Country: Rural Themes in Art

November 11, 2012 – January 27, 2013
Young Country specifically examines how artists living in “fringe” art centers are re-defining ideas of fine art, class, and “country” in America. More

The Brothers Quay: Through the Weeping Glass

November 11, 2012 – January 31, 2013
Timothy and Stephen Quay are American-born stop-motion animators whose latest film brings to life the medical history and intrigue behind the Mutter Museum’s collection of 19th century scientific anomalies. More

Freak Antique: Contemporary Art Curios

November 11, 2012 – February 10, 2013
Freak Antique: Contemporary Art Curios DuPont II GalleryOctober 27, 2012 – February 10, 2013 Great expeditions, colonialism, geographic wonders, industrialization, genetic mutations, freak shows, and classical antiquity are some of the subjects of this exhibition-as-cabinet-of-curiosities. More

Rise and Fall: Monumental Duct Tape Drawings by Joe Girandola

November 11, 2012 – February 10, 2013
Girandola uses duct tape to render local, national and global cultural icons. From the Taj Mahal to vintage cars and L.A. diners, his large-scale canvasses reflect layered social commentary through a folk vernacular. More

On-Going Events

New Castle Farmers Market

Starting November 11, 2012
  • Address: 110 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Amazing food, value and fun for the entire family! Over 70 individual owner operated shoping including PA dutch meats, baked good and much more!.  More

 

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