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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 09, 2013

Featured Events

Glow: Living Lights

February 09 – May 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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Brewery Tour

Starting February 9, 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

Can You Canoe

February 9, 2013
Not far from Philadelphia, in one house, lives all six members of Can You Canoe; a band who has hopped on the wagon to turn the wheels of change in modern rock music. Still searching to pinpoint a specific genre other than rock and roll, Can You Canoe's folk/country/classic rock roots come to light as they begin to establish a sound that's all their own. Performing seven members strong, Can You Canoe deliver a dynamic, high-energy show that will make any rock enthusiast tap their foot, and curl… More

John Waters

February 9, 2013
John Waters' one-man show is a "vaudeville" act that celebrates the film career and obsessional tastes of the man William Burroughs once called "The Pope of Trash." Giving bad taste a good name for over 40 years, Waters’ is known to “filth followers” everywhere for such over-the-top classics as Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, and Cry Baby. More

Peanut Butter and Jams welcomes Bill & Tammy's Children's World Music Express

February 9, 2013
Children’s World Music Express (CWME) celebrates cultural diversity through music and movement. They engage children in a variety of rhythms, melodies, songs, and dances from around the world. Enjoy worldly, traditional, and original songs infused with ethnic sounds and beats, using instruments from Greece, Africa, India, South America, Middle East, and Asia. More

Freak Antique: Contemporary Art Curios

February 09 – 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

February 09 – 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

The Producers- A Mel Brooks Musical

February 09 – March 17, 2013
NCT Opens the 2013 Season with The Producers- A Mel Brooks Musical! ARDENTOWN, DE: New Candlelight Theatre (NCT) is kicking off the 2013 season with the hilarious Mel Brooks musical, The Producers. Winner of 12 TONY Awards, there is no better way to celebrate the craziness of live theater than to present this brilliant satire about a famed Broadway producers, his nerdy young accountant and their money making scheme to produce the “Worst Show on Broadway.” New Candlelight Theatre is… More

Benjamin Duke: Thresholds

February 09 – March 31, 2013
Duke’s dynamic and colorful paintings reveal a diverse cast of characters attempting to negotiate the chaotic urban environment around them. More

John Williams: Homeward Reflections

February 09 – March 31, 2013
Williams creates drawings and sculpture that address ideas of home ownership in the United States. For this exhibition, the artist photographed and made drawings of homes in Wilmington, which he incorporates into his DCCA solo exhibition. More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

February 09 – 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

 

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