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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 May 04, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

May 4, 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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Annual Dover Days Festival

May 4, 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

Bridgeville Beer & Barrel Festival

May 4, 2014
Join Heritage Shores for this local, fun-filled event. Enjoy tasting local beer, wine and distilled treats at the first annual BBB Festival to be held at the Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville, DE. Local craft vendors, corn hole toss, live entertainment and much more! More

Dover Symphony Orchestra Dover Days Pops Concert

May 4, 2014
The Dover Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Donald Buxton will conclude its 2013-2014 season at the Rollins Center at Dover Downs in Dover. The orchestra will perform a mix of contemporary tunes, including patriotic, big band, and film music. There will be a nice tribute to The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Children under 16 are free with a paying adult. More

Lewes Merchants' Spring Sidewalk Sale

May 4, 2014
Shop downtown historic Lewes for great deals and finds! More

The Flowering of American Tinware

May 4, 2014
This pocket-size exhibition highlights the collection of decorated tinware that Henry Francis du Pont acquired from antiques dealers in New England and Pennsylvania, particularly from Ephrata, Lancaster, Carlisle, and York. These beautiful, hand-painted objects feature decorative techniques that have been in use from the early 1700s to today, and include cups, coffee pots, toys, and household items, brightly colored and hand painted with fruit, flowers, birds, and borders. More

Tri-State Bird Rescue Open House

May 4, 2014
  • Location: Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.
  • Address: 110 Possum Hollow Road, Newark, DE 19711
  • Times: 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
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Tri-State Bird Rescue invites the community to its annual Open House on Sunday, May 4th from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Take a self-guided tour of the wild bird clinic and peek at baby birds in our nursery. Exhibitors will be on hand; food and merchandise will be available for purchase. Activities for children will be offered, including crafts and face painting. Admission is FREE; donations of cash, paper towels, and single-ply white toilet paper (used to make nests for baby birds) are gratefully… More

Winterthur Point to Point

May 4, 2014
Join us at the annual Winterthur Point-to-Point as the culinary arts come hoof to hoof with elite horse racing.  More

Co-op Farmers' Market

May 04 – November 16, 2014
Meet local farmers and choose from just-picked produce, try delicious artisan foods, listen to live music, buy locally hand-crafted goods and get to know folks in your community better. Every Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Newark Natural Foods Co-op. Rain or Shine! More

On-Going Events

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting May 4, 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

"Native Plant Sale" at Delaware Nature Society

May 4, 2014
  • Location: Coverdale Farm
  • Address: 543 Way Rd, Greenville, DE 19807
  • Venue: Coverdale Farm
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Sunday), 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Saturday)
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This Native Plant Sale features more than 300 rare, unusual and favorite varieties of native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, ferns and aquatic plants for all growing conditions, including drought-tolerant. Some are introductions from the nearby Mt. Cuba Center and many species attract wildlife such as birds and butterflies. More

M*A*S*H at The Riverfront Theatre

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

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

May 04 – 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

Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

May 04 – 25, 2014
  • Location: Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • Address: Greenbank Station 2201 Newport Gap Pk, Wilmington, DE 19808
  • Venue: Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday
  • Times: 12:30 P.M. and 2:30 P.M.
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Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings. More

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

May 04 – 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 04 – 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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