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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 Feb 01, 2014

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting February 1, 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

"Delaware 87ers vs Springfield"

February 1, 2014
Catch all of the Delaware 87ers action as they take on Springfield. Games are held at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware. The Delaware 87ers are an official NBA D-league affiliate team for the Philadelphia 76ers. Purchase tickets online now. More

"Ready to Fight for Freedom": James H. Elbert

February 1, 2014
Living-history interpreter Willis Phelps will portray Civil War Private James H. Elbert, C Company, 8th United States Colored Troops. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions and talk with Elbert who will remain in character throughout his appearance. This African American History Month program is presented in conjunction with First Saturday in the First State. More

Chinese New Year Celebration: Year Of The Horse

February 1, 2014
This celebration includes traditional Chinese art activities, artist demonstrations, a gallery scavenger hunt, a lion and folk dance, and Chinese yo-yo performance by the Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club. Artwork created by children from the Chinese School of Delaware to commemorate this holiday will be on view. More

Don McLean at The Grand

February 1, 2014
Don McLean is one of America's most enduring singer-songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits "American Pie" and "Vincent (Starry Starry Night)". Enjoy this deep and compassionate musician live at The Grand Opera.  More

First State Heritage Park’s First Saturday Celebrates "African-American History Month"

February 1, 2014
On Saturday, February 1, The First State Heritage Park kicks off its celebration of African-American history month with a variety of programs for the First Saturday in the First State. To continue the theme of civil rights from January, the Park will feature programs from both the near and distant past, all focusing on the African-American experience here in Delaware. At the John Bell House, local artist Nina Spencer will be teaching a tile-painting workshop. The workshop will be… More

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

February 1, 2014
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds is a eight-piece powerhouse that delivers a blend of gut-busting soul, earthy rock, and New Orleans-inspired beats. Sister Sparrow has played SXSW, Bonnaroo, Telluride Jazz Fest, and most recently the 2013 Firefly Music Festival. Prepare to be blown away by Sister Sparrow at The Grand Opera House. More

Fashion Meets Science: Introducing Nylon

February 01 – 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

First Saturdays at "Johnson Victrola Museum"

Starting February 1, 2014
  • Location: Johnson Victrola Museum
  • Address: 375 S. New St., Dover, DE 19901
  • Venue: Johnson Victrola Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday
  • Times: 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
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A premier collection of its kind, displaying sound recording industry items dating from the 1890's through 1929. The museum honors Eldridge Reeves Johnson of Dover who founded the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1901. Group tours must be scheduled ahead of time. More

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting February 1, 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

"A World Apart": African-American History Month Tours

February 01 – 08, 2014
  • Location: John Dickinson Plantation
  • Address: 340 Kitts Hummock Rd., Dover, DE 19901
  • Venue: John Dickinson Plantation
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
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"A World Apart" is one of the African-American History Month tours. You will learn about Dinah and her family from enslavement to freedom.  More

"Aladdin" performed by the Delaware Children's Theatre

February 01 – 09, 2014
  • Location: Delaware Children's Theater
  • Address: 1014 Delaware Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Venue: Delaware Children's Theater
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 2:00 P.M.
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Set in ancient China, this magic carpet ride of a show follows a poor boy, lovely princess and a genie who head off on a wondrous adventure that will delight children of all ages. More

Laura

February 01 – 09, 2014
  • Location: Possum Point Players
  • Address: 441 Old Laurel Rd, Georgetown, DE 19947
  • Venue: Possum Point Players
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 2:00 P.M. (Sunday), 7:30 P.M. (Friday and Saturday)
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"Laura" is a brilliant murder mystery by Vera Caspary and George Sklar. Detective Mark McPherson was supposed to reconstruct the life of the alluring Laura, a vicious murder victim, but not to the point where he falls in love with her. Here is the secret of Laura's death... and her life. More

Erica Loustau: Exodus

February 01 – 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

The Full Monty

February 01 – March 9, 2014
  • Location: New Candlelight Theatre
  • Address: 2208 Millers Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810
  • Venue: New Candlelight Theatre
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 1:00 P.M. (Sunday), 6:00 P.M. (Friday & Saturday)
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Adapted from the British film of the same name with book by Terrence McNally and score by David Yazbec, this hilarious comedy is about six unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo, NY who are desperate for money and turn to "stripping" for quick cash. The Full Monty is based on the movie released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, written by Simon Beaufoy, produced by Uberto pasolini, and directed by Peter Cattaneo. The Candlelight Theatre, once again teams up with ACS Relay for Life… More

"Forging Faith, Building Freedom" exhibit

February 01 – 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

February 01 – 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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