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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 Apr 05, 2014

Featured Events

Newark's Annual Wine and Dine Downtown

April 5, 2014
This culinary and wine extravaganza will feature a dazzling array of tasty delights prepared by the chefs of downtown Newark’s very own restaurants, complemented by fine wines from around the world. Participating restaurants select wines to feature and choose a menu to showcase the restaurant’s culinary abilities. To participate, pick up a glass at any participating restaurant and pay as you go. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age with proper I.D. to participate in wine… More

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

April 5, 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 Springfield"

April 5, 2014
Catch all of the Delaware 87ers action as they take on Springfield. 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

Ain't Misbehavin'

April 5, 2014
The 1978 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, follow Thomas “Fats” Waller’s journey in this musical tribute to popular 1920’s and ‘30’s black musicians of the Harlem Renaissance. Five performers encapsulate this era of pride, creativity and cultural awareness, all while inviting us into this sometimes zany, sometimes, sexy, always jazzy world. More

Carolina Chocolate Drops

April 5, 2014
Carolina Chocolate Drops return to The Grand after their spirited performance in 2013. Three young musicians freshly reinterpret the old-time fiddle and banjo-based music of the Piedmont Region of the Carolinas. Their 2010 album Genuine Negro Jig garnered the 2011 Grammy award for Best Traditional Folk Album. More

Colonist's Day at Old Swedes Church

April 5, 2014
Celebrate the 375th founding of the New Sweden colony with a day of festivities featuring colonial period artisan demonstrations, fiddlers, performance by the Imagination Players, "Sven Skute: The Scapegoat of New Sweden", more than thirty exhibitors, Swedish food, crafts and games, activities for all ages. Caffe Gelato will be serving gelato and sandwiches from noon to 3:00 P.M.   More

Colonists' Day 2014

April 5, 2014
Enjoy a family day of living history including colonial re-enactors, exhibitors, entertainers, vendors, historical organizations, genealogical societies, food and a procession at the New Sweden Centre at Kalmar Nyckel. More

Introduction to Surf Fishing

April 5, 2014
Have you always wanted to try surf fishing but weren't sure how to get started? If so, this program is for you! Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this 3-hour program. Rods, reels and bait are provided. You must have a fishing license and FIN number, and be at least 10; under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required.  More

Swing Into Spring Zip Fest

April 5, 2014
  • Location: Lums Pond State Park
  • Address: 1068 Howell School Rd, Bear, DE 19701
  • Times: 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
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Register for our Treetop Zip-Lining Adventure with Go Ape! on April 5th. Don't feel like zipping? Join us anyhow for BBQ, Music, Water Ice and Java Puppy! You're sure to have a good time. This program supports wounded warriors and people with disabilities and visual impairments. 'Zip' to support Yes U Can USA, Paralympic Sport - Delaware.  More

Dead Poets Society Festival Weekend

April 05 – 06, 2014
  • Location: The Gibby
  • Address: 47 W. Main St., Middletown, DE 19709
  • Venue: Everett Theater
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 3:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. (Sunday), 5:30 P.M. - Midnight (Saturday)
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Let's celebrate 25 years since the movie 'Dead Poets Society' was filmed here in Middletown. Saturday will host a full evening of wine and cheese, auction baskets, screening of the movie and a dance party in the Gibby. Sunday will hold a matinee screening at 3:00 P.M.  More

On-Going Events

First Saturdays at "Johnson Victrola Museum"

Starting April 5, 2014
  • Location: Johnson Victrola Museum
  • Address: 375 S. New St., Dover, DE 19901
  • Venue: Johnson Victrola Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday
  • Times: 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
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A premier collection of its kind, displaying sound recording industry items dating from the 1890's through 1929. The museum honors Eldridge Reeves Johnson of Dover who founded the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1901. Group tours must be scheduled ahead of time. More

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting April 5, 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

"Camelot" at Clear Space Theatre Company

April 05 – 06, 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

Downton Abbey English Brunch at Winterthur

April 05 – 06, 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

"Anything Goes" at New Candlelight Theatre

April 05 – 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

April 05 – 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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