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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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Thursday Mar 27, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

March 27, 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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"Camelot" at Clear Space Theatre Company

March 27, 2014
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

An Evening with Lily Tomlin

March 27, 2014
Comedienne Lily Tomlin presents an unforgettable night of fun and sidesplitting laughter as she takes her audience on a howlingly funny trip with more than a dozen of her timeless characters. Don’t miss this warm and uniquely affecting experience filled with comical insights and wildly witty observations about the human condition at The Grand. More

Author Talk: "Black Powder, White Lace: The Irish Community at Hagley"

March 27, 2014
More than 2,000 Irish immigrants relocated to Northern Delaware between 1802 and 1902. Many found work in the black powder yards at what is today's Hagley Museum & Library. Author Margaret Mulrooney will discuss their experiences. More

"Man of La Mancha" at DuPont Theatre

March 27 – 30, 2014
  • Address: 1007 North Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: DuPont Theatre
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Time Varies
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An all new production complete with the Tony-award winning score and book that has inspired theatergoers since the very first note of “The Impossible Dream” was heard on opening night. Enter the mind and the world of Don Quixote as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream. Against all odds, a man sees good and innocence in a world filled with darkness and despair. This lyrical and amusing adventure is a classic tale of the triumph of a man over his own follies. More

Fashion Meets Science: Introducing Nylon

March 27 – 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

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"Forging Faith, Building Freedom" exhibit

March 27 – 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 27 – 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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