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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 14, 2013

Featured Events

Glow: Living Lights

April 14 – 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

Calendar of Events

Delaware Symphony Orchestra: Tchaikovsky's World

April 14, 2013
  • Location: The Laird Performing Arts Center at Tatnall School
  • Address: 1501 Barley Mill Road, Greenville, DE 19807
  • Times: 2 pm
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Haydn: Symphony No. 93 in D Major Debussy: Danses sacrée et profane Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, op. 64 David Amado, conductor Sarah Fuller, harp More

Opening Weekend

April 14, 2013
Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Frederick Keys Sunday Family Fun Day More

Opening Weekend! Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Frederick Keys

April 14, 2013
Sunday Family Fun Day More

The Hair Affair

April 14, 2013
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

Why Not? Hike

April 14, 2013
Why Not? Hike Sunday, April 14 3pm Why shouldn’t we spend the afternoon outdoors? FREE More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

April 14 – 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 14, 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

"SOUTH PACIFIC" at DTC

April 14 – May 5, 2013
Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Oscar Hammerstein & Joshua Logan, directed by Bud Martin.  An island paradise is the setting for two enchanting love stories, both threatened by the perils of World War II and racial prejudice. Spunky and charming Nellie Forbush falls in love with French planter Emile de Becque, as the bewitchingly beautiful Tonkinese girl, Liat, steals the heart of strapping Joe Cable. This deeply-felt drama remains as relevant today as… More

 

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