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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 09, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

May 9, 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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Blue Rocks vs. Lynchburg Hillcats

May 9, 2014
Every Friday Blue Rocks home game in 2014 will feature a post-game fireworks show. This week's fireworks are presented by M&T Bank. Come to Frawley Stadium on Friday, May 9th and celebrate the halfway point to Halloween! More

Burt and Me

May 9, 2014
Burt & Me is a musical comedy featuring the incredible music of the legendary duo of Burt Bacharach & Hal David with book by Larry McKenna. In a special arrangement with Burt Bacharach and the estate of Hal David for the use of 20 of the most popular Bacharach/David songs, this show tells the story of Joe & Lacey, two high school sweethearts who share a love of basketball and the music of Burt Bacharach. When their paths cross several years later, Joe tries to rekindle their romance… More

Christina Pato

May 9, 2014
An active recording artist and performer since she was just 12 years old, Ms. Pato has released four solo Gaita recordings as well as two piano recordings. Ms. Pato has given more than 500 concerts with her own band many of which have been recorded and broadcasted on the BBC, TVG, CNN and RTVE. More

National Public Gardens Day 2014 at Mt. Cuba Center

May 9, 2014
Celebrate America's public garden heritage with Mt. Cuba Center! On National Public Gardens Day enjoy a complimentary visit to Mt. Cuba Center. Relax in our garden, eat a picnic lunch, or take a leisurely stroll observing nature. Participate in staff-led excursions and take home a free native plant. No reservations required. More

On-Going Events

"Anything Goes" at New Candlelight Theatre

May 09 – 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

Wilmington Flower Market

May 09 – 10, 2014
  • Location: Wilmington Flower Market
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 10:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
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Benefiting children's organizations throughout Delaware since 1921, this fun annual outdoor festival features rides, games, crafts, live music, delicious foods, a wide variety of vendors and lots of vegetables, plants and flowers in Wilmington's beautiful Rockford Park. Visit our website for more information. More

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

May 09 – 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

"Delaware History Trail Exhibit" by Plein Air Artists of Mid-Atlantic

May 09 – 31, 2014
  • Location: The Gibby Center for the Arts
  • Address: 51 W Main St, Middletown, DE 19709
  • Times: 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. (Opening Reception on Friday, May 9), 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Thursday to Friday), 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Saturday)
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Painting 'en plein air' has fascinated painters and art patrons alike since the mid-19th century when the invention of paint tubes made it possible for artists to paint on site. The Gibby is fortunate to have the foremost 'plein air' artists in our region, the Plein Air Painters of Mid-Atlantic, as our exhibitors. More

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

May 09 – 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 09 – 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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