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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 23, 2014

Calendar of Events

DSSP Continues Winter Hike Series in February

February 23, 2014
Winter can be one of the best times to explore the outdoor wonders of coastal Delaware. Join staff at Delaware Seashore State Park for a series of guided hikes in February. The series will feature a different location each Sunday and cover a variety of habitats, including the intertidal zone, salt marsh areas and upland forest. In addition, each hike will offer park visitors a unique opportunity to learn about coastal wildlife and local history. Pre-registration is required by 4:00 P.M. on… More

Hangar Flying Series “Spacesuits Past and Future” at the AMC Museum

February 23, 2014
Pack up the kids and come out to the Air Mobility Command Museum for a chance to hear firsthand about spacesuits, from NASA's earliest suits up through tomorrow's designs. Listen as our featured speaker, Mr. Bill Ayrey of ILC Dover, reveals the fascinating story of how a little Delaware company became the world's leader in Spacesuit development. More

Kalmar Nyckel Lecture Series

February 23, 2014
  • Location: Chase Center on the Riverfront
  • Address: 815 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Chase Center on the Riverfront
  • Times: 4:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Reception), 5:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. (Lecture)
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Typically held during the winter and spring months, the Foundation hosts three lectures each year that bring renowned scholars to Wilmington to talk about and discuss topics related to the Foundation's mission - the maritime, colonial, and commercial history of Delaware and the Atlantic World. This February the first lecture in 2014 will be presented by Dr. Roger C. Smith, Chief of Underwater Archaeology, Florida's Division of Historical Resources about 'The Lost Galleons: Discovering the… More

Lecture Series...The Lost Galleons: Discovering the Secrets of Florida's Oldest Shipwrecks

February 23, 2014
Discovering the Secrets of Florida's Oldest Shipwrecks Dr. Roger C. Smith, Chief of Underwater Archaeology, Florida's Division of Historical Resources During a marine archaeological survey of Pensacola Bay, a small, mysterious pile of ballast stones led to the discovery of one of the ships of Tristán de Luna, who commanded the first attempt by the Spanish Crown to colonize Florida in 1559. This first colony failed after a hurricane sank most of the ships, some of which had not yet been… More

Sampler Sundays

February 23 – 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 23 – 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 23, 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

Delaware Seashore Region Winter Hike Series

February 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 Exonerated

February 23 – March 9, 2014
Hear the shocking stories of six former death row inmates who were released from prison after their convictions were overturned. A worst nightmare becomes reality when the justice system fails, thrusting innocent people into the volatile depths of the prison system. Derived from actual interviews and infused with hope. The Exonerated reveals the truth behind the stories that were traipsed through the courtroom. More

The Full Monty

February 23 – 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 23 – 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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