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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 22, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

March 22, 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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"Delaware 87ers vs Canton"

March 22, 2014
Catch all of the Delaware 87ers action as they take on Canton. Games are held at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Delaware. The Delaware 87ers are an official NBA D-league affiliate team for the Philadelphia 76ers. Purchase tickets online now. More

"Make Your Own Sea Glass Earrings" at Delaware Seashore State Park

March 22, 2014
Park staff invites the public to learn how to create one-of-a-kind sea glass jewelry. Building upon the basic wrapping technique, participants will create their own earring set using a slightly more difficult and abstract wrapping method. The classes are suitable for ages 12 and up and those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration is required. More

Mike Birbiglia "Thank God For Jokes" Tour

March 22, 2014
Award-winning filmmaker, author and comedian Mike Birbiglia returns to the stage with more painfully awkward stories of telling jokes and how that can get you in trouble. Join Birbiglia at The Grand as he visits Cats-a-chusetts, argues with someone about their nut allergy, hosts an awards show for angry celebrities and learns that Fozzie Bear is a tough act to follow. More

Star Party: Spring Sky

March 22, 2014
Join astronomer Greg Lee (Delaware Astronomical Society) and his assistants to learn about the sky above us this time of year. An informational program is followed by telescope viewing of the night sky. More

Welcome the Osprey Back to Delaware Seashore State Park

March 22, 2014
The osprey is one of the most visible raptors of the Inland Bays and traditionally returns to the First State around March of each year. Join a park naturalist to learn all about ospreys, their migration, and how to observe them during the breeding season here in Delaware. After an indoor presentation, the group will travel by vehicle to park locations to observe these birds in person. Participants should wear shoes that can get muddy and bring their own binoculars or loan it from the station. More

Wilmington & Western Railroad's Hockessin Art Festival

March 22 – 23, 2014
  • Location: Hockessin Memorial Hall
  • Address: 1225 Old Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: On Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. On Sunday, 11 pm - 4 pm.
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Each year, over 25 artists display and sell limited edition prints, original watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, sculptures and carvings. While at the Art Festival, take a break from shopping by riding the "Festival Express." Our vintage 1929 Pennsylvania Railroad railcar will depart from outside the Festival for a 40 minute round-trip through the towns of Yorklyn and Ashland. Departure times are every hour on the hour from 11-3 Saturday and 12-3 Sunday. No advance ticket sales. More

Fashion Meets Science: Introducing Nylon

March 22 – 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 22, 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

Downton Abbey English Brunch at Winterthur

March 22 – 23, 2014
Join us for English Brunch at Winterthur! Enjoy the unique experience of specially tailored seasonal food and drinks. This event requires reservations. You can call 302-888-4826 or visit opentable.com to make reservations. More

"Camelot" at Clear Space Theatre Company

March 22 – April 6, 2014
  • Location: Clear Space Theatre Company
  • Address: 20 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Venue: Clear Space Theatre Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 6:00 P.M. (Opening night March 21, 2014); 3:00 P.M. (Sunday), 7:00 P.M. (Friday and Saturday)
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Join King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot in one of the most beautiful musicals of all time, with classics like "If Ever I Would Leave You", "How To Handle a Woman" and the title song "Camelot" in their all-new production at Clear Space Theatre Company. More

"Forging Faith, Building Freedom" exhibit

March 22 – 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 22 – 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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