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.
Tuesday Feb 26, 2013
February 26 – 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!
Calendar of Events
February 26, 2013
Buckwheat Zydeco, the band USA Today called "zydeco trailblazers," won a Grammy Award for LAY YOUR BURDEN DOWN in the Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album category. The band has been nominated five previous times in three different categories. This is their first Grammy Award. OffBeat called LAY YOUR BURDEN DOWN "the band's most adventurous disc yet." American musical icon and bandleader Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural, Jr. has been leading the band for 30 years. "I'm…
February 26 – March 31, 2013
Duke’s dynamic and colorful paintings reveal a diverse cast of characters attempting to negotiate the chaotic urban environment around them.
February 26 – 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.
February 26 – December 31, 2013
- Location: Green Room, Hotel du Pont
Address: 11th and Market St.,
Wilmington, DE 19801
Green Room, Hotel du Pont
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Times: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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,…