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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 29, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

March 29, 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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Bird Identification Tour with Joel Citron

March 29, 2014
Beginner and experienced bird watchers will enjoy walking a trail to identify song birds and stopping along the impoundments and salt marsh to look for ducks, geese, and raptors. Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair at the Visitor Center. More

Harvest Ridge Winery: 1st Annual Wine and Food Truck Competition

March 29, 2014
Prepare your senses for Harvest Ridge Winery's First Annual Wine & Food Truck Competition! Winery tours and wine tastings will take place all while a lineup of hunger-inducing food trucks from all over the Mid Atlantic region are parked outside! 10% of all wine sale proceeds will be donated to The Wounded Warrior Project. Don't miss your opportunity to sample everything Harvest Ridge Winery and these food trucks have to offer, and support a worthy cause! More

Youth Day at Delaware Stadium

March 29, 2014
Youth Day at Delaware Stadium: - Calling all kids! Enjoy a pregame Fun Zone from 12-1 p.m. featuring interactives and inflatables. - Pregame meet and greet with players and head coach, Dave Cottle, from the 2013 Major League Lacrosse Champion Chesapeake Bayhawks. -All kids who bring an "A" on their report card are able to purchase $1 tickets to the game. Offer valid on gameday only. - Be sure to stick around for postgame autographs with the entire UD Men's Lacrosse Team. More

"Man of La Mancha" at DuPont Theatre

March 29 – 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

Downton Afternoon Tea in the Visitor Center

March 29 – 30, 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 29 – 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 29, 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

A Tribute to Patsy Cline: Today, Tomorrow, and Forever Katie Deal

March 29, 2014
Named "America's Favorite Patsy Cline," and approved by the Patsy Cline estate to portray the legendary singer in numerous productions of "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline," including two sell-out national tours, Katie Deal is thrilled to once again portray Ms. Patsy. With a new take on nostalgia, Katie's one-woman show, Today, Tomorrow & Forever: A Tribute to Patsy Cline features a four-piece band, tight harmonies and a powerhouse singer. In this tribute, you'll learn a… More

"Camelot" at Clear Space Theatre Company

March 29 – 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

"Anything Goes" at New Candlelight Theatre

March 29 – May 10, 2014
  • Location: New Candlelight Theatre
  • Address: 2208 Millers Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810
  • Venue: New Candlelight Theatre
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 6:00 P.M.
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It's de-lightful, it's de-lovely, it's Anything Goes! Nothing says "classic" like Cole porter's captivating musical set on the high seas. This unforgettable score includes timeless hits such as You're the Top, i Get a Kick Out of You, Easy to Love, It's DeLovely, and, of course, Anything Goes. Join us on the top deck for this high spirited, toe tapping Tony Award Winning Musical with original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse. More

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

March 29 – 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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