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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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Wednesday Apr 24, 2013

Featured Events

Glow: Living Lights

April 24 – 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

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Esperanza Spaulding

April 24, 2013
The Grammy-winning jazz bassist-vocalist returns, this time joined by a 12-piece world-class band, celebrating the power of song with her latest release Radio Music Society. With her unique and style-spanning presence, it’s no wonder that she has become one of the brightest lights in the musical world. More

Walk and History

April 24, 2013
  • Address: 720 Carr Road, Wilmington, DE 19809
  • Venue: Bellevue State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Get out and get some exercise while learning about the park. Discover the history of the park while getting exercise walking the grounds for an hour. We will take a different path every week to learn the history of each particular site. We will walk to different sites such as the Cauffiel estate and Mount Pleasant Meeting House. $3 per person. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. More

Wilmington's City Restaurant Week

April 24 – 27, 2013
  • Location: Various locations
  • Times: Lunch and Dinner Courses
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Wilmington's City Restaurant Week features two-course lunches for $15 and three-course dinners for $35. This is a great opportunity to visit amazing downtown restaurants at extremely affordable prices. More

Pick-Up Volleyball League at Bellevue

April 24 – September 25, 2013
  • Address: 720 Carr Road, Wilmington, DE 19809
  • Venue: Bellevue State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 6 PM
People of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. There is no fee to play and preregistration is not necessary. Meet at the Volleyball court near Pavilion 3 next to the pond. More

Brewery Tour

April 24 – December 11, 2013
  • Address: 1284 McD Drive, Dover, DE 19901
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 5 and 6PM
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Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, five samples, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Oak Barrel Stout and Hop Mountain. More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

April 24 – 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 24, 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 24, 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 24 – 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

New Sweden at 375

April 24 – September 28, 2013
  • Location: Delaware Historical Society
  • Address: 505 Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Delaware Historical Society
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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New Sweden at 375—New exhibit in the Willingtown Square Gallery. This year marks the 375th anniversary of the founding of New Sweden, the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware River Valley. Despite its brief life, the colony left an indelible mark on the cultural memory of Wilmingtonians and Swedes alike.  Now open in the Willingtown Square Gallery, New Sweden at 375 tells the story of this unique colony and the efforts of Delawareans to keep its history alive. Come… More

 

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