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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 06, 2013

Featured Events

Glow: Living Lights

April 06 – May 27, 2013
From fireflies and glowworms to alien-looking creatures in the sea, many unusual animals are lighting up the dark. Come see why in this enlightening special exhibit! More

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Brewery Tour

Starting April 6, 2013
  • Address: 1284 McD Drive, Dover, DE 19901
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 11:00 AM, 12:30, 2:00 and 3:00 PM
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Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, samples of beer, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Hop Mountain and Fordham Copperhead, as well as the Delaware Beer Bracket winner, Oak Barrel Stout. More

Christina River Cleanup at Fox Point State Park

April 6, 2013
Help clean the single most important natural resource in our region, the waterways. The Christina River Watershed provides 75% of the public water supply for residents and businesses in New Castle County. A solid effort is needed annually to keep the waterways as free from debris as possible. Join us at Pavilion B at Fox Point State Park on the Delaware River to help with this statewide effort. To find out more or to register as a volunteer, please call the Park Volunteer Coordinator at (302)… More

Fashion, Sports and Fun with Nylon!

April 6, 2013
  • Location: United States
  • Address: 201 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Venue: Hagley Museum and Library
  • Times: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The wonders of nylon – the world’s first synthetic fiber! Enjoy hands-on activities made possible by nylon used in fashion, parachutes, fishing line, flags, badminton racquets, jump rope, tooth brushes, and more. Experience the science behind the discovery that changed the world of fashion and make your own fashion creations. Activities are included with general admission. More

Spring Fling Festival

April 6, 2013
4th Annual Spring Fling Festival Saturday, April 6 (Raindate: Saturday, April 13) 11a.m.-3p.m. FREE! Park entrance fee in effect Campground Come join us from 11-3 for family fun, games, activities, hayrides, petting zoo, vendors, and a mega-inflatable at the Campground of Killen’s Pond State Park. Music by Joe Baione will take place from 12-2p.m. Proceeds benefit the Nature Center. More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

April 06 – December 31, 2013
  • Location: Green Room, Hotel du Pont
  • Address: 11th and Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Green Room, Hotel du Pont
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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The Centennial Tea features our new centennial tea blend, created especially for the Hotel du Pont’s centennial celebration.  This tea is infused with a burst of pineapple, the international symbol of hospitality, to commemorate our commitment for 100 years.  Also featured at our Centennial Tea are various blends from the Delaware Art Museum and several DuPont Estates in the Brandywine Valley.  Choose from Longwood, Winterthur, Hagley, and Nemours teas. Throughout the year,… More

Fashion Meets Science: Introducing Nylon

April 6, 2013 – March 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

Delaware Public Archives to Celebrate 375th Anniversary of the Landing of Swedes in Delaware

April 6, 2013
  • Location: Delaware Public Archives
  • Address: 121 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. North, Dover, DE 19901
  • Times: 10:30 a.m.
The year 2013 commemorates the 375th anniversary of the landing in Delaware of the Swedish ship Kalmar Nyckel. The Delaware Public Archives will honor the First State’s rich Swedish heritage with a program celebrating the arrival of Swedes in Delaware. Presented by Bill Hutchison, Education Coordinator for the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation, this program will focus on the voyage of the ship to America in 1638 and the founding of the colony of New Sweden on the Delaware. This was the first… More

Lewes Commemorates the War of 1812

April 6, 2013
On Saturday, April 6, experience the guns of Fort McHenry as the Fort McHenry Guard will be in town to demonstrate cannon firing at Cape Henlopen State Park (time TBD). Also on April 6, beginning at 12:30pm, join leading regional and national scholars for presentations at St. More

Afternoon Tea in the Visitors Center at Winterthur

April 06 – 07, 2013
Enjoy a delightful afternoon tea at the beautiful Winterthur estate.  By reservation only! More


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