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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 Jan 18, 2014

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting January 18, 2014
  • 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

Charlie Phillips Hosts a Tribute to George Harrison

January 18, 2014
Join us as singer-songwriter Charlie Phillips hosts a troupe of local musicians who will perform an evening of "Harrisongs", spanning the breadth of his songwriting career from The Beatles to his solo works. Performing along with the Charlie Phillips Band will be other local musicians and bands including 12 Mile Circle, Derek Chafin, Mike Clagett, Elwood James Band, Justin DePaola, Nik Everett, Jerry Hludzik, Parsnip Revolt, T. Rock Phillips, Kyle Swartzwelder, and Zorro Gato. More

Fashion Meets Science: Introducing Nylon

January 18 – 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

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting January 18, 2014
  • Location: Harvest Ridge Winery
  • Address: 447 Westville Road, Marydel, DE 19964
  • Venue: Harvest Ridge Winery
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M.
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Harvest Ridge Winery is open every day for tastings! For $5, enjoy a flight of 5 of our wines and you may keep the logo glass in which they are served. Guided tours are offered at 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. on Saturdays and Sundays. More

The Exclusive Recreation of GENESIS' "Selling England By The Pound"

January 18, 2014
The totally authentic recreation of the Genesis masterpiece incorporates visual effects and costumes of shows in the 1970s. More

'Jungle Book' Presented by The Children's Theatre, Inc.

January 18 – 19, 2014
  • Location: Schwartz Center for the Arts
  • Address: 226 S. State St., Dover, DE 19901
  • Venue: Schwartz Center for the Arts
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 2:00 P.M. (Sunday), 7:00 P.M. (Saturday)
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Enjoy the adventures of the "Jungle Book" presented by The Children's Theatre, Inc.. This is the story about Mowgli, a boy who was raised in the jungle by wolves, and his loyal friends Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther and Kaa the python. More

Invention Convention

January 18 – 20, 2014
Children and their families discover how things work through exploration, innovation, and creativity. Families work together to build inventions using everyday household items, and take apart electronics and gadgets to see how they are made. Children explore scientific principles at our hands-on science fair. Admission, including supplies, is $5 for children 4-14, $7 for adults, and free for Hagley members and children 3 and under. Use Hagley’s Buck Road East entrance off Route 100 in… More

Erica Loustau: Exodus

January 18 – February 17, 2014
Loustau transforms the DCCA atrium into a sweeping exhibition of origami birds. Arranged in voluminous flocks that appear to fly through the museum, Loustau states that the dynamic sculpture reflects how we “swarm around news flashes or current trends.” More

"Forging Faith, Building Freedom" exhibit

January 18 – August 30, 2014
  • Location: Delaware Historical Society
  • Address: 505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Delaware Historical Society
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Wednesday - Friday 11AM-4PM; Saturday 10AM-4PM
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A special new exhibition in the Delaware History Museum, "Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980," celebrating two important anniversaries. Two hundred years ago, Peter Spencer founded the African Union church, the first independent black denomination church in the US. The next year, he started the nation's oldest African American festival, the August Quarterly. The exhibition will be open to the public from September 27 through… More

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

January 18 – August 31, 2014
Planned and created by the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs in partnership with the Underground Railroad Coalition of Delaware, the exhibit explores the First State's role in the pre-Civil War network of secret routes and safe houses used by black slaves in the United States to escape to free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists and allies who were sympathetic to their cause. Focusing on two Delawareans who played important roles in this illegal and clandestine… More

 

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