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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 26, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

April 26, 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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"2014 Hoedown" by Historic Lewes Farmers Market

April 26, 2014
Join the fun at the Historic Lewes Farmers' Market Hoedown on April 26 at Cape Henlopen State Park. There will be local food, live music, beer/wine open bar and live auction. More

"Delaware Goes To War" at Fort Miles at Cape Henlopen State Park

April 26, 2014
Step back in time with re-enactors in period uniforms. See firing demonstrations and combat exercises and learn about garrison life here during World War II. Special tours of the Battery 519 Museum are $3.00 per person. Tickets will be on sale the day of the event (cash only). More

"Earth Day Celebration" at Brandywine Zoo

April 26, 2014
  • Location: Brandywine Zoo
  • Address: 1001 N. Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19802
  • Venue: Brandywine Zoo
  • Times: 10:00 A.M. - 3:45 P.M.
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What can YOU do to help save species? Join us for our annual Party for the Planet to learn about what you can do to make EVERY DAY Earth Day. Stop by a learning station or talk with a volunteer docent, meet live animals, and learn about your ‘Carbon Footprint' in this fun, educational day. More

25th Annual Ocean to Bay Bike Tour

April 26, 2014
Join 2500 cyclists of all ages and skill levels at the Silver Anniversary of this award winning event! More

Ain't Misbehavin'

April 26, 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

Annual Bug and Bud Festival

April 26, 2014
Join the fun at the Annual Bug & Bud Festival along the Mispillion RiverWalk in historic downtown Milford, Delaware. Festival highlights are the traditional ladybug walking parade with prizes for best “ladybug” and “tree” costumes, musical entertainment throughout the day includes the fifty-member Milford Community Band as well as more than 100 plus arts & crafts vendors, a Kid’s Korner, remote control boats, a youth bass fishing contest, an art show, and… More

Blue Rocks vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

April 26, 2014
Buy your tickets online for a Saturday home game and you can be chosen as our #GoMo Fan of the Game! Prizes include game recognition and a prize pack. Every Saturday home game will feature fan interaction through social media all game long! Blue Rocks T-Shirts Giveaway The First 1,000 Adults will receive a Blue Rocks T-Shirt courtesy of Copeland's Mulch Depot. Health and Fitness Night Come out to Frawley on Saturday, April 26, for Health and Fitness Night! More

Dewey Beach Bacon Fest

April 26, 2014
  • Location: Downtown Dewey Beach
  • Address: 102 New Orleans Street, Dewey Beach, Delaware 19971
  • Times: 1:00 P.M.
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Be a part of the first Bacon Fest in the state of Delaware at Dewey. VIP Admission includes the official Dewey Beach Bacon Fest Jersey, Back Stage Pass, Scorecard. special offers and will be the 1st to sample the bacon at each location. General Admission includes free amazing bacon samples, special offers from each location and scorecard. Breweries Bacon and Brew go well together. Show off your finest brew or bacon inspired creations.For the love of BACON do not miss this event! More

Peanut Butter and Jams welcomes LUCKY DIAZ

April 26, 2014
Becoming artists was a clear career path for both Lucky and Alisha. Whether it is music, acting, painting or writing, the act of creating something original inspires them both. Today, Alisha and Lucky, a married couple, create indie music sounds that are rooted in their whimsical child-friendly imaginations. The songs on their five acclaimed and award-winning recordings offer a musical and topical range aimed at exploring all of the wonder and joy of a young person's life. More


April 26, 2014
This year our favorite beer and music festival R2Hop2 will be held at Fordham and Dominion Brewing Company on April 26, 2014. This year the event will feature local artisans, local food vendors, keg toss competition and lots of fun. More

Refuge Nature Hike – Birds, Botany, and Habitat Management Techniques

April 26, 2014
This program will be an informative field study. Appropriate for adults (16 years and older) interested in learning about the diverse flora and fauna of the refuge and how the refuge's habitats and management techniques attract a variety of wildlife. The three hour program will include botany and fungi leaders, Susan Yost and Michael Maciarello. Bird identification by sight and sound will be explored with FOBH bird club members. Participants will walk Boardwalk and Parsons Point trail, stop… More

Science Saturdays: Move the 'Powder Keg'

April 26, 2014
Visitors will use simple machines to try and move a “Powder Keg” from one spot to another. Part of Hagley's new Science Saturdays series, on the fourth Saturdays of the month, in which families will work creatively together to solve a problem or complete a task. More

Spring Into Nature

April 26, 2014
Saturday, April 26, 12pm-4pm FREE Fun for all ages! Meet live animals, walk with a naturalist, make a craft and try dip-netting in the marsh! Bring your family and learn about how our daily decisions impact the environment and how to protect wildlife habitats. No registration required. More

The Four Freshmen at Schwartz Center for the Arts

April 26, 2014
The Four Freshmen continue their national tour bringing their unique brand of vocal harmony to audiences worldwide. The legendary sound that began in 1948 with Bob, Don, Ross and Hal continues today with Brian, Curtis, Vince and Bob in halls like the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and finally, the Schwartz Center! More

Delmarva Birding Weekend

April 26 – 27, 2014
The Delmarva Birding Weekend is one of the most popular birdwatching events in the entire mid-Atlantic region. Participants can take part in a number of excursions during the daytime, nighttime, aboard a boat, or even while canoeing or kayaking. It's all made possible thanks to a wide array of sponsors. With over 20 different programs and excursions, each visitor can custom tailor their trip to their own individual desires. But whatever your fancy, one thing is for certain: You don't want to… More

On-Going Events

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting April 26, 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

University of Delaware Botanic Gardens Annual Benefit Plant Sale 2014

April 26, 2014
  • Location: The Commons, Townsend Hall
  • Address: UD South Campus, Newark, Delaware 19711
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 3:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (Friday), 9:30 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Saturday)
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At our plant sales, we offer customers plants that work well here. We grow, test, and evaluate plants in the UDBG collection and our academic programs vett the plants. UDBG Friends and Plant Sale Patrons are permitted early entry to the Spring Plant Sale. Patrons of the Spring Plant Sale provide support to our Student Intern Program, helping students to gain hands-on experience, learn skills, build resumes, while also earning monies. Registration required for all events. More

"Agnes of God" at The Chapel Street Players

April 26 – May 3, 2014
  • Location: The Chapel Street Players
  • Address: 27 N. Chapal St, Newark, DE 19711
  • Venue: Chapel Street Players
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 8:00 P.M. (Thursday, Friday and Saturday), 2:00 P.M. (Sunday)
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In 1982 this play received twoTony nominations with a win in a single category. It later received three Oscar nominations in 1985. Summoned to a convent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing Livingstone's suspicions further. Who killed the infant and who fathered the tiny victim? Livingstone's questions… More

M*A*S*H at The Riverfront Theatre

April 26 – May 4, 2014
  • Location: The Riverfront Theatre
  • Address: 2 S. Walnut St., Milford, DE 19963
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 8:00 P.M. (Friday and Saturday), 3:00 P.M. (Sunday)
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The comedy, written by Tim Kelley and adapted from the book by Richard Hooker, M*A*S*H is the second show of Second Street Players' 2014 season and is based on the well-known and award-winning movie and TV series. M*A*S*H stands for Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, and joining it are two unpredictable madcaps, Hawkeye and Duke. More

"Anything Goes" at New Candlelight Theatre

April 26 – 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 26 – 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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