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.
Monday Apr 29, 2013
April 29 – 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!
Calendar of Events
April 29, 2013
$1 Monday; Blue Rocks Riverfront Block Party #1
April 29 – May 20, 2013
Address: 720 Carr Road,
Wilmington, DE 19809
Bellevue State Park
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday
Times: 9 AM to 10:30 AM
Start your week off right with our Monday morning walks. We’ll provide information and charts to track your progress. No pre-registration. May be cancelled due to inclement weather. Meet at the track.
April 29 – December 31, 2013
- Location: Green Room, Hotel du Pont
Address: 11th and Market St.,
Wilmington, DE 19801
Green Room, Hotel du Pont
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Times: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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,…
April 29, 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.
April 29, 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.
April 29 – 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…