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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 Mar 01, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

March 1, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Costumes of Downton Abbey is an original exhibition of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 35 historically accurate costumes from the television show will be displayed with photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur. Visitors will have a chance to step into and experience the world of Downton Abbey® and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in the first… More

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'Irish American Genealogical Research'

March 1, 2014
  • Location: Delaware Public Archives
  • Address: 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North, Dover, Delaware
  • Times: 10:30 A.M.
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Nancy Lyons will present a program focusing on American records to utilize in researching an Irish ancestor. The goal will be to locate that elusive place of origin in Ireland. There will be an emphasis on the census, vital records, church records, naturalization, passenger lists and other resources to fill in the blanks of that family tree! In addition reference material such as internet sites and suggested reading material will be made available. More

An Evening with Sinbad

March 1, 2014
A Grand favorite! Ranked by Comedy Central as one of the top 100 standup performers of all time, unpredictable comedian Sinbad is celebrated for his humorous take on life's painful trials and embarrassing tribulations. Sinbad's lively storytelling is noted for its take-no-prisoners approach, as the long-time actor and seasoned performer will often work the audience's own awkward experiences into his punchlines. More

Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival

March 1, 2014
It's a chocolate lover's delight- come taste the goodies! There will be family fun, assorted vendors and endless tastes of sinful desserts baked by local restaurants, chefs and chocoholics. There are great prizes for professional and amateurs. Anyone can enter the contest for FREE! More

Winter on the Marsh Exhibit Celebration

March 1, 2014
  • Location: Smyrna Museum
  • Address: 11 S. Main St., Smyrna, DE 19977
  • Venue: Smyrna Museum
  • Times: 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
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Please join us for a muskrat tasting (generously provided by the Wagon Wheel Restaurant & Bar), decoy carving demonstrations and local duck calling demonstrations at the Smyrna Museum. The “Winter on the Marsh” exhibit runs through March at the Smyrna Museum. This great new exhibit showcases migratory birds, small game, hunting and trapping displays assembled from local contributors and hunters. More

51st Annual Earth Science Gem and Mineral Show

March 01 – 02, 2014
  • Location: Delaware Technical & Community College
  • Address: 400 Stanton-Christiana Road, Stanton (Newark), DE 19713
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Saturday 10 till 6; Sunday 11 till 5
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Interesting and educational exhibits of mineral, lapidary and fossil specimens Displays from the Iron Hill Museum and the University of Delaware Mineralogical Museum Display of fossils from the Collection of the Delaware Museum of Natural History Delaware Artifacts display of the Avery's Rest dig by the Archaeological Society of Delaware Display of regional Native American stone artifacts and demos by the Archaeological Society of the Northern Chesapeake Famous, provenanced mineral… More

Spring Opening of the Brandywine Zoo

March 01 – 02, 2014
  • Location: United States
  • Address: 1001 N. Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19802
  • Venue: Brandywine Zoo
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 10:00am - 3:45pm
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Visit the zoo as the environment is getting ready to burst to life for the spring season! Join us for a fun afternoon of games, activities, and learning stations centered on all our zoo friends. Don’t miss this event! Help us welcome spring and leave behind the cold of winter. More

Fashion Meets Science: Introducing Nylon

March 01 – 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 March 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 March 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

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

March 01 – 08, 2014
  • Location: Chapal Street Players
  • Address: 27 N. Chapal St, Newark, DE 19711
  • Venue: Chapal Street Players
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 2:00 P.M. (Sunday), 8:00 P.M. (Thursday - Saturday)
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Written by Christopher Hampton from the novel by Choderlos de Laclos, crackling with wit and wickedness, Les Liaisons Dangereuses depicts the decadence of the aristocracy shortly before the French Revolution, as Valmont and Merteuil play their cruel games and pervert pure innocents with devastating results. It is a conniving and treacherous tale and provides a voyeuristic peek into a world in which sex is used as a weapon between two masters to humiliate, control and degrade. More

The Exonerated

March 01 – 09, 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

March 01 – 09, 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

March 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

March 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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