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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 28, 2013

Featured Events

Nage Spring Food & Wine Festival

April 28, 2013
  • Location: Nage
  • Address: 19730 Coastal Highway, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Venue: Nage
  • Times: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Join us on Sunday, April 28 for an evening of extraordinary Food & Wine.  We will feature over 50 Select Wines from Around the World, Food by the Chefs of Nage Rehoboth, Wine & Food Pairing Station, Blind Wine Tastings, Create-Your-Own-Blend Table, and a Silent Auction.  Bring the whole gang in to celebrate Great Wines, Great Food, and to help out a Great Charity! Are you a longtime friend of Nage?  We have something special planned for you!  We have managed to… More

Glow: Living Lights

April 28 – 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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Dave Holland & Kenny Barron

April 28, 2013
Celebrated superstars of jazz, Dave Holland and Kenny Barron, come together for one unforgettable night of music. The L.A. Times has hailed both artists, labeling Holland “one of the most versatile bassists in jazz,” and Barron “one of the top jazz pianists in the world.” More

Delmarva Birding Weekend

April 28, 2013
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

Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Winston-Salem Dash

April 28, 2013
Logo Baseball Give-Away courtesy of Dietz & Watson; Sunday Family Fun Day; Super Why and Sprout More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

April 28 – 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 28, 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 28, 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

9th Annual Wildflower Celebration at Mt. Cuba Center

April 28, 2013
Stroll our gardens at your leisure during this fun and festive celebration of spring! Enjoy live music, discovery stations, and activities for the whole family. See a raptor demonstration and watch birds take flight. Families can participate in activities geared for all ages from potting plants to scavenger hunts that will take them through the garden.  More

"SOUTH PACIFIC" at DTC

April 28 – 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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