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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 Feb 09, 2014

Calendar of Events

Sampler Sundays

February 09 – March 30, 2014
On Sundays in February and March, visitors can get a taste of Hagley for only $5. They will get to sample much of what our members value so much – the beautiful Brandywine, the historic powder yards, the first du Pont family home in America, the worker’s world, and the Belin House Organic Café. Guests can chose to experience the powder yard and the worker community or take a guided tour of the du Pont residence. Tours of the residence will be in small groups, and guests will… More

Fashion Meets Science: Introducing Nylon

February 09 – 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 February 9, 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

"Aladdin" performed by the Delaware Children's Theatre

February 9, 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 9, 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 09 – 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

Delaware Seashore Region Winter Hike Series

February 09 – 23, 2014
  • Location: Delaware Seashore State Park
  • Address: 39415 Inlet Rd, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Venue: Delaware Seashore State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: Starts at 1:00 P.M.
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Every Sunday in February, hike a trail at Delaware Seashore State Park with a park naturalist. This is a great way to get out, warm up your muscles in the cold weather and enjoy the winter scenery. Pre-registration is required. More

The Full Monty

February 09 – 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

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

February 09 – 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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