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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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Friday May 02, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

May 2, 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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Art on the Town

May 2, 2014
Sponsored by the City of Wilmington, Art on the Town is a great way to view the exhibitions in the galleries and visit the artist studios during their extended gallery hours. Held on the first Friday of the month, Art on the Town is free and open to the public. More

Dewey Beach Popfest

May 02 – 03, 2014
  • Location: Rusty Rudder
  • Address: 113 Dickinson St, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
  • Venue: Rusty Rudder
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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The Rusty Rudder is the place to be during Popfest - a music celebration on four stages featuring Power Pop, BritPop and Pop Punk bands. More

Annual Dover Days Festival

May 02 – 04, 2014
Three days of family fun including parade, pet parade, maypole dancing, Amish quilt auction, car show, antique tractor show, 150+ crafts vendors, Kids Zone, carnival rides, encampments, Energy Village, history events, Houses of Kent, historic house tour of 40 historic homes. http://www.doverdaysfestival.com/ More

Lewes Merchants' Spring Sidewalk Sale

May 02 – 04, 2014
Shop downtown historic Lewes for great deals and finds! More

On-Going Events

Il Trovatore (The Troubadour)

May 2, 2014
Happy endings may be few and far between in this family drama of Count Di Luna's search for his long-lost brother and the plot may border on being...well, operatic - however Il Trovatore features some of Verdi's most magnificent music - including the ever-popular "anvil chorus."     More

"Agnes of God" at The Chapel Street Players

May 02 – 03, 2014
  • Location: The Chapel Street Players
  • Address: 27 N. Chapal St, Newark, DE 19711
  • Venue: Chapal 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

Annual May Market 2014

May 02 – 03, 2014
  • Location: Market Square, 2nd & Delaware Streets
  • Address: Historic New Castle, New Castle, DE 19720
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. (Friday), 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Saturday)
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The Annual May Market 2014 features outdoor tents selling native plants, shrubs, herbs and herb baskets as well as baked goods and "Miss Kitty's My Garden to Your Garden" bargains. Indoor tables feature a white elephant sale which includes used books, and a variety of vendors can be found both indoors and out. This is a rain or shine event. More

M*A*S*H at The Riverfront Theatre

May 02 – 04, 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

May 02 – 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

"Avenue Q: The Musical" at Clear Space Theatre Company

May 02 – 18, 2014
  • Location: Clear Space Theatre Company
  • Address: 20 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Venue: Clear Space Theatre Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 7:00 P.M. (Friday and Saturday), 3:00 P.M. (Sunday)
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Winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, this cheeky satire of "Sesame Street" remains one of the freshest and funniest musicals of the past decade. For adults who can't quite believe they've grown up! Mature Content. More

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

May 02 – 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

Eating Rehoboth - Culinary Tour

May 02 – October 26, 2014
  • Location: Eating Rehoboth
  • Venue: Eating Rehoboth
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday
  • Times: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Eating Rehoboth is a 3-hour culinary adventure through downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware! You will enjoy exclusive food tastings at five of Rehoboth's best restaurants, paired with delicious wines, local beers or signature cocktails.   Tours also include specialty food shops and beachy outdoor venues. The tours occur two days a week (Friday and Sunday) from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and begins at either Hotel Rehoboth or the The Bellmoor Inn. More

 

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