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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 20, 2013

Featured Events

Glow: Living Lights

April 20 – 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

Brewery Tour

Starting April 20, 2013
  • Address: 1284 McD Drive, Dover, DE 19901
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 11:00 AM, 12:30, 2:00 and 3:00 PM
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Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, samples of beer, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Hop Mountain and Fordham Copperhead, as well as the Delaware Beer Bracket winner, Oak Barrel Stout. More

Alastair Moock

April 20, 2013
Alastair Moock is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter from Boston. Since 1995, he has toured throughout the US and Europe and won top honors at many of the country's most prestigious songwriting contests, including those at the Falcon Ridge, Sisters, and Great Waters folk festivals. In 2007 he was nominated for a Boston Music Award for Outstanding Singer-Songwriter of the Year. The Boston Globe calls him "one of the town's best and most adventurous songwriters" and The Washington… More

Asparagus Peak Party

April 20, 2013
Asparagus discount specials! Family Fun -Hay rides -Face painting -Rock climbing wall -4-H farm animal exhibit (11am-1pm) Good Eats: -Free product samples by TA Farms all-natural turkey -California Reuben (Abbott’s Grill) -Brisket sandwiches on biscuits (Abbott’s Grill) -Cobb wrap (Abbott’s Grill) More

Coastal Concerts presents REBEL Baroque Ensemble

April 20, 2013
  • Location: Bethel United Methodist Church Hall
  • Address: Fourth & Market streets, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 8 p.m.
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REBEL Baroque Ensemble, one of today's foremost period-instrument groups, comes to Coastal Concerts in Lewes. On the program are works by Vivaldi, Corelli, Telemann, Boyce and others. $25. Ages 10-18 and one adult per youth are admitted free. Please visit our website for tickets and information. More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

April 20 – 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

Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience

April 20, 2013 – January 6, 2014
The latest major exhibition at Winterthur delves into how maps in the 18th and 19th centuries they were key to the American experience and became the social glue that bound a young nation into a community. The exhibition features traditional maps on paper rare and interesting map–related objects from Winterthur’s collection, illustrating American's changing interactions with maps. More

Fashion Meets Science: Introducing Nylon

April 20, 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

24th Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour

April 20, 2013
Join more than a thousand cyclists of all ages and skill levels at this award-winning event! Meet at the Bethany Beach Bandstand. More

Brandywine Creek’s Annual Kite Day

April 20, 2013
Help us celebrate Earth Day at this annual event by enjoying the weather, music and making and flying your own kite! Free event with paid park entrance fees. Kite making is $3 per kite. Call (302) 655-5740 to reserve your kite kit. More

Earth Day at the Brandywine Zoo

April 20, 2013
Catch our Nature On the Go Mobile at Brandywine zoo's Earth Day Celebration. In keeping with the Zoo's WILD, WILD West theme, naturalists will lead a 'wild woodland' hike. Free with paid zoo entry. More

Earth Day at the John Dickinson Plantation

April 20, 2013
  • Location: John Dickinson Plantation
  • Address: 340 Kitts Hummock Rd., Dover, DE 19901
  • Venue: John Dickinson Plantation
  • Times: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Explore the natural beauty at the home of the “Penman of the Revolution" and enjoy touring the gardens and making scented sachets. More

"SOUTH PACIFIC" at DTC

April 20 – 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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