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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 15, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

March 15, 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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4th Annual Toasting the Town: "St. Patrick’s Pub Crawl"

March 15, 2014
Downtown Milford Inc. (DMI) will host the 4th Annual Toasting the Town: St. Patrick's Pub Crawl. A growing tradition for the Milford community, this year's Pub Crawl will feature six local businesses and five local restaurants and pubs. Each business will feature a sampling of a unique drink or food and celebrate the holiday with a twist that reflects their specific business. The event encourages participants to walk through downtown Milford wearing official Pub Crawl shirts. The t-shirts… More

BlueGold All-Star High School Basketball Games

March 15, 2014
The 15th Annual Blue Gold High School All-Star Basketball Games will be held at the University of Delaware Bob Carpenter Center. The games feature the top high school senior boys and girls basketball players in Delaware, which promises to make this an exciting event once again! In between the girls' and boys' games, Elena Delle Donne will be inducted into the BlueGold Basketball Hall of Fame and players from the Philadelphia Eagles will play against sponsors and VIPs. This year promises to… More

Go Green at the Museum

March 15, 2014
Follow that St. Patrick’s Day rainbow to the Delaware Museum of Natural History, where we’ll be exploring the science of four-leaf clovers, snakes, and potatoes! Is it possible to find a four-leaf clover? Are there any snakes in Ireland? What kinds of experiments can you do with a potato? Come join us to find out! More

Merchants Attic II

March 15, 2014
Plan to shop at the State's Largest Indoor Garage Sale at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. There is no admission fee, however donations for the benefit of the Chamber Event Fund are welcome. More

Solas: Shamrock City

March 15, 2014
Irish Central describes Solas as "magical and harmonious." The Irish-American band, whose name means light in Gaelic, has recorded ten albums and toured extensively under the leadership of mandolin and banjo player Seamus Egan. For anyone who associates Irish music solely with pubs, green beer and March, be prepared to have your mind firmly changed! More

"Prince & Princess Weekend" at DCM

March 15 – 16, 2014
Save the date for a weekend filled with Princes and Princesses. On Saturday, enjoy a special performance by First State Ballet that will perform excerpts from their upcoming production of Cinderella. On Sunday, enjoy a spell-binding performance by Princess Aurora and Prince Rafe supported by other cast members from the Delaware Children's Theatre upcoming production of Sleeping Beauty. Various other activities that will be full of entertainment and fun all day long include the Royal Scavenger… More

Downton Afternoon Tea in the Visitor Center

March 15 – 16, 2014
Join us for tea and light fare in the Visitor Center Pavilion at the Winterthur. Reservations are required for this event. For making a reservation please visit opentable.com or call 302-888-4826. More

Fashion Meets Science: Introducing Nylon

March 15 – 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 March 15, 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

2014 Greenberg's Train and Toy Show

March 15 – 16, 2014
Since 1976, Greenberg's Train & Toy Show has been the largest traveling model train and toy show to serve the northeastern United States. The show features more than 250 tables of trains for sale, 60 exhibitors from across the country, roaming railroad - riding train for kids and adults, revolution railroad - Human-Powered HO scale train layout, roaming raceway - interactive slot car racetrack, free workshops and demonstrations, hourly door prize giveaways, plus much, much more!  More

Cheaper By the Dozen presented by The Children's Theatre, Inc.

March 15 – 16, 2014
  • Location: Schwartz Center for the Arts
  • Address: 226 S. State St., Dover, DE 19901
  • Venue: Schwartz Center for the Arts
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 2:00 P.M. (Sunday), 7:00 P.M. (Saturday)
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Suppose you're an attractive high school girl and you're not only a member of a large and unique family but your father is, in fact, one of the great pioneers of industrial efficiency. Then suppose he decides, for no apparent reason, to apply his unorthodox methods to you and to the rest of your big family. The results are terribly embarrassing, funny and-it must be admitted-extremely effective! While the situations are often uproarious, there's a serious reason. Dad has a heart condition… More

Wilmington Winter Bluegrass Festival

March 15 – 16, 2014
  • Location: 630 Naamans Road
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: fridays: 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM; saturdays: 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM; sundays: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM;
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3 day indoor bluegrass festival held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. 30 bands! Two stages! Instrument workshops. Jamming ! More

"Forging Faith, Building Freedom" exhibit

March 15 – 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 15 – 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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