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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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Saturday May 10, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

May 10, 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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"We're Back!" The Smyrna Opera House Follies!

May 10, 2014
The SOH Follies are back. This musical variety show will feature all the most talented singers in town and something for everyone. Not to be missed! More

3rd Annual Dewey Beach Arts Festival

May 10, 2014
  • Location: Dewey Beach
  • Address: 509 Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Venue: Dewey Beach
  • Times: 9:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
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The Third Annual Dewey Beach Art Fest will take place outdoors on the bayside of Dagsworthy Avenue which is in the center of town and intersects with four lane Coastal Highway, Route One. This is a free day of family fun and activities such as Live Music throughout the day of the festival, food vendors from the Dewey Business Partnership, face painting/balloon art creations, magic shows, student art gallery, free gift wrapping for Mother's Day, children's activities in partnership with the… More

Blue Rocks vs. Lynchburg Hillcats

May 10, 2014
Buy your tickets online for a Saturday home game and you can be chosen as our #GoMo Fan of the Game. Prizes include game recognition and a prize pack. Every Saturday home game will feature fan interaction through social media all game long. The first 1,000 fans through the gates on May 10th will receive a 2013 Kayla Miller Bobblehead courtesy of Dynamic Physical Therapy. Come to Frawley Stadium on Saturday, May 10th to watch Breakin' BBoy McCoy bust a move all over the field. Come out to Frawley… More

Burning Bridget Cleary, Portherhead at World Cafe Live at the Queen

May 10, 2014
In December 2013, Burning Bridget Cleary was nominated "Top Traditional Group in a Pub, Festival, or Concert" by the Irish Music Association. Portherhead are a five piece Traditional Music group, formed in Galway in 2010. Since their formation, they have built a solid following in traditional and folk music circles all over Ireland, Europe and the United States. More

Burt and Me

May 10, 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

Lewes Artists' Studio Tour

May 10, 2014
Lewes Artists and Artisans open their private studios to the public! Maps will be available at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center (120 Kings Highway). More

National Train Day at Auburn Heights

May 10, 2014
Visit Auburn Heights Preserve for a lovely spring day in celebration of National Train Day. Enjoy train-related crafts, activities, and story time in the Marshall Steam Museum and take a ride on our diesel-style train. More

On-Going Events

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting May 10, 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

"Anything Goes" at New Candlelight Theatre

May 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 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

Pinocchio presented by The Children's Theatre, Inc.

May 10 – 11, 2014
  • Location: Schwartz Center for the Arts
  • Address: 226 S. State St., Dover, DE 19901
  • Venue: Schwartz Center for the Arts
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 2:00 P.M. (Sunday), 7:00 P.M. (Saturday)
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Set in Italy, this version tells the beloved tale of Pinocchio, a boy-sized puppet built by the caring puppet maker, Geppetto. Knowing of his longing for a son, the Blue Fairy brings Pinocchio to life as a reward for Geppetto's remarkably generous spirit. From the Land Of The Toys to the belly of a whale, Pinocchio learns that no love is greater than that of a parent for a child. More

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

May 10 – 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 10 – 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 10 – 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

 

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