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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 12, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

April 12, 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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3 Palms EggStravaganZoo

April 12, 2014
Come out & join us for a fun filled day of Easter joy! The Easter Bunny has planned a special egg hunt for the kids, which will be an all day, ongoing event. Every kid will have the opportunity to find the same number of eggs, no matter of his or her arrival time. Followed by hands on fun with everyone’s Easter favorites: baby chicks & ducks, sheep, bunny rabbit, mini pigs/goats & more! A special demonstration with Peaches the Opossum is sure to leave you with a different… More

5th Annual Lewes Tulip Festival

April 12, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Historical Society
  • Address: 110 Shipcarpenter St, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Venue: Lewes Historical Society
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Celebrate the beginning of Spring with over 10,000 tulips blooming in downtown Lewes, plus lots of themed events and entertainment happening all weekend! More

Ain't Misbehavin'

April 12, 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

Camp Rehoboth Women’s FEST

April 12 – 13, 2014
Billed as the premier East Coast festival for women, this four-day event features first-rate national entertainment, informative workshops, exquisite food, and the best beach vibe around. Added attractions include golf outings, walking tours, craft fair and dances. More

Delaware Outdoor Family Campout

April 12 – 13, 2014
  • Location: Lums Pond State Park
  • Address: 1068 Howell School Rd, Bear, DE 19701
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Camp on the old beach feet from the water . Learn to build a tent, cook on a campfire and make some yummy treats before relaxing on a Full Moon kayak trip. Enjoy breakfast around the fire before breaking camp and exploring the park. Registration deadline is April 4, 2014.  More

Downton Afternoon Tea in the Visitor Center

April 12 – 13, 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

Auburn Heights Easter Egg Hunts

April 12 – 19, 2014
  • Location: Auburn Heights Preserve
  • Address: 3000 Creek Rd., Yorklyn, DE 19736
  • Venue: Auburn Heights Preserve
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 12:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
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Bring an Easter basket and join the hunt for more than 2,500 eggs hidden around the mansion. Enjoy rides aboard the Auburn Valley Railroad, meet the Easter bunny, check out the electric trains and antique autos in the Marshall Steam Museum, and sample fresh steam-popped popcorn from our vintage popper. This event requires pre-registration by phone or online. More

On-Going Events

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting April 12, 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

Brandywine Creek’s Annual Kite Day

April 12, 2014
Celebrate Earth Day at this annual event by enjoying the weather, music, and making and flying your own kite! Call to reserve your kite kit. More

City Restaurant Week- Wilmington, Delaware

April 12, 2014
Wilmington's fine dining scene is dominated by owner-operators. In other words, there is not a chain restaurant in the bunch. The result is a menu of 17 restaurants to select from, offering everything from Thai to Chilean to Italian. Better yet, you get to sample the creative cuisine of these fine dining spots with prix-fixe prices of $15 for lunch and $35 for dinner. Reservations are strongly suggested. Contact the restaurant directly to make your reservation.  More

Easter Bunny Express on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

April 12 – 19, 2014
  • Location: Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • Address: Greenbank Station 2201 Newport Gap Pk, Wilmington, DE 19808
  • Venue: Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 12:30 P.M. and 2:30 P.M.
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The Easter Bunny hops aboard the train for a 1½-hour round-trip ride to Ashland, and all kids will get a special treat. Bring your camera and have the Easter Bunny pose for a picture with your child. More

"Anything Goes" at New Candlelight Theatre

April 12 – 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 12 – 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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