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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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Sunday Apr 06, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

April 6, 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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Ain't Misbehavin'

April 6, 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

Armed Forces Day

April 6, 2014
Join us for Armed Forces Day as we honor those who are serving and who have served our country. All current armed forces members and veterans are invited to high five the team pregame and be recognized on-field. $1 tickets will be offered to those who show a military ID, in advance or on gameday. To participate in the pregame programming, please fill out the link below by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 2. More

Dead Poets Society Festival Weekend

April 6, 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

South Asia Festival at DAM

April 6, 2014
Experience the rich cultures of India and Pakistan with traditional South Asian performances and activities! This festival includes North Indian music, South Asian Classical and Bollywood dance performances by the Jhankaar Bollywood Dance Troupe, and a South Asian fashion show. Additional activities include art projects, henna art, calligraphy demonstrations, and a display of Pakistani carpets and South Asian-themed artwork created by Delaware high school students. More

Spring Bird Walk with John and Becky Hargrove

April 6, 2014
Join the Hargroves' for a Spring bird walk. Walk a couple of trails and ride along the wildlife drive looking for early migrating warblers and waders, resident songbirds, birds of prey, and waterfowl. Meet at the Visitor Center. More

On-Going Events

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting April 6, 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 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

Downton Abbey English Brunch at Winterthur

April 6, 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 06 – 13, 2014
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 06 – 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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