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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 13, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

April 13, 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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"The Hair Affair"

April 13, 2014
Delaware salons will take part in a little civilized competition as they show off their most original hair styles during an exciting runway show. Decadent desserts and champagne will be served. More

Ain't Misbehavin'

April 13, 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 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 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 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

Off the Wall - Free Family Sundays

April 13, 2014
Join the DCCA as we explore art created for the outdoors. In conjunction with the exhibitions Sparrow Come Back Home and Wilmington Trap Stars: A Street Art Exhibition, families will explore non-permanent street art techniques and design decorative outdoor tiles. More

Spring Youth Fishing Tournament

April 13, 2014
This event is open to ages 15 and under. Proper catch and release methods will be stressed and prizes will be available in a number of different categories. Bring your own tackle and bait, or borrow ours. These free programs will meet at the boathouse. Registration and instruction begins at 8:00 A.M., first cast for the tournament is 9:00 A.M. More

Youth Day at Delaware Stadium

April 13, 2014
Youth Day at Delaware Stadium: - Calling all kids! Enjoy a pregame Fun Zone from 12-1 p.m. featuring interactives and inflatables. - 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 team! Autographs will take place immediately following the game on the concourse. More

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Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting April 13, 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

"Anything Goes" at New Candlelight Theatre

April 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

Easter Bunny Express on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

April 13 – 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

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

April 13 – 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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