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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 19, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

April 19, 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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"Campfire Circle: Night Sounds" at Cape Henlopen State Park Amphitheater

April 19, 2014
Join in stories and activities to learn about nocturnal animals and how they communicate at night. Bring marshmallows and sticks for roasting after the program! For ages 5 and up with an adult. Meet at the campground amphitheater. More

Ain't Misbehavin'

April 19, 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

Auburn Heights Easter Egg Hunts

April 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

Bicycle Tour on the Refuge

April 19, 2014
Join Tina Watson for an eight-mile bike ride on the Refuge. The group will make several stops for bird identification and to discuss wildlife management techniques. Bicycle should have hybrid tires. Don't forget your helmet and check the air in your tires! Meet at the Visitor Center. More

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Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting April 19, 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

Easter Bunny Express on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

April 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 19 – 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 19 – 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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