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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 Mar 16, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

March 16, 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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"Prince & Princess Weekend" at DCM

March 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 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

Sampler Sundays

March 16 – 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

March 16 – 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

16 Mile Taphouse Monthly Beer Event

Starting March 16, 2014
Let's Ring in the New Year with Beer!!! 16 Mile Taphouse is hosting their Monthly Beer Event. The 16 of every month they'll be creating a new tradition. Every month they'll pick one of the 16 Mile Brews and it will be infused 4 or 5 different ways. Meet Brewery VIP's and be the first to try the latest brews. They're changing the beer dinner game, and making a night filled with excitement and fun. More

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting March 16, 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 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 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 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

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

March 16 – 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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