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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 11, 2013

Featured Events

9 to 5: The Musical

May 11 – 12, 2013
The hit 1980 film gets the musical treatment by one of its Grammy Award-winning original stars in this show with big heart and even bigger show-stopping songs! Jaded matriarch Violet, buxom backwoods secretary Doralee, and mistreated newcomer Judy are all under the employ of the overbearing womanizer Franklin Hart, Jr. These three unlikely cohorts team up and hatch a plan to get even with their egotistical, tyrannical boss. All of the madcap hilarity of the movie is intact, intertwined with… More

Glow: Living Lights

May 11 – 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! More

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting May 11, 2013
  • Address: 1284 McD Drive, Dover, DE 19901
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 11:00 AM, 12:30, 2:00 and 3:00 PM
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Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, samples of beer, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Hop Mountain and Fordham Copperhead, as well as the Delaware Beer Bracket winner, Oak Barrel Stout. More

Mother’s Day Tea at the Cauffiel House

May 11, 2013
Bring the women in your family and celebrate Mother’s Day with us in the beautiful Cauffiel House. A casual tea will be served at 11 a.m., followed by a staff-led walking tour of the home. $20 per person, $12 for children under 10, children under 3 are free of charge. Register by Wednesday, May 8. Please note that strollers are not permitted in the house. More

Motor City Fever

May 11, 2013
Audiences will be entertained by a special tribute to Don Cornelius and Soul Train performed by the talented cast of Motor City Fever. This musical evening will feature your favorite tunes that will have you singing and dancing in the aisles with this four-piece band and amazing vocals! More

Wilmington Flower Market

May 11, 2013
  • Location: Rockford Park
  • Address: 1021 W. 18th St., Wilmington, DE 19802
  • Venue: Rockford Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 10am-7pm
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The three fun-filled days in May at Wilmington’s Rockford Park is a local tradition that Flower Market is most well known for. You will find a large selection of plants, flowers, merchants, crafts, rides, games, entertainment and food. More

Winterthur's Historic Auto Display

May 11 – 25, 2013
Ten to twelve extraordinary automobiles are arrayed on the hillside near the Port Royal Entrance representing autos that were part of the country estate life. Displayed near the house, they create visual excitement and highlight Winterthur’s mission of interpreting the country home of H. F. du Pont. The display changes each week featuring an era or type of automotive travel and is made possible through the generosity of private automobile owners. More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

May 11 – December 31, 2013
  • Location: Green Room, Hotel du Pont
  • Address: 11th and Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Green Room, Hotel du Pont
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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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,… More

Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience

May 11, 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. More

Fashion Meets Science: Introducing Nylon

May 11, 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. More

On-Going Events

375th Jubilee Day - View Sail of Kalmar Nyckel to Fort Christina Park

May 11, 2013
  • Location: Christina River
  • Address: Wilmington Riverfront, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Times: 3-3:30 p.m.
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Public can view sail of Their Majesties, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, and Speaker of the Parliament of Finland, Mr. Eero Heinäluoma, along with other dignitaries along the Riverfront. This sail is in honor of the 375th Anniversary of the establishment of the New Sweden Colony and, ultimately, the City of Wilmington. More

375th Jubliee Day - Ceremony at Fort Christina National Historic Landmark

May 11, 2013
  • Location: Fort Christina
  • Address: East 7th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Times: 2:30-4:00 p.m.
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Ticket holders meet at Dravo Plaza on the Wilmington Riverfront to board buses to the site. Note: 7th Street Peninsula will be accessible only with ticket and by bus. Arrival of Kalmar Nyckel at  “The Rocks” where the original settlers landed. Their Majesties, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, and Speaker of the Parliament of Finland, Mr. Eero Heinäluoma, will honor the 375th Anniversary of the establishment of the New Sweden Colony and, ultimately, the City… More

Historic Lewes Farmers' Market

May 11 – September 28, 2013
  • Location: Lewes Historical Society
  • Address: 110 Shipcarpenter St, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Venue: Lewes Historical Society
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 8:00 a.m. - Noon
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Visit Historic Lewes and shop local with over 35 vendors offering fresh produce, eggs, fruits, baked good, meats, fish, cut-flowers and herbs. Plus, learn from local chefs, master gardeners and sustainable agriculture experts.  More

New Sweden at 375

May 11 – September 28, 2013
  • Location: Delaware Historical Society
  • Address: 505 Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Delaware Historical Society
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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New Sweden at 375—New exhibit in the Willingtown Square Gallery. This year marks the 375th anniversary of the founding of New Sweden, the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware River Valley. Despite its brief life, the colony left an indelible mark on the cultural memory of Wilmingtonians and Swedes alike.  Now open in the Willingtown Square Gallery, New Sweden at 375 tells the story of this unique colony and the efforts of Delawareans to keep its history alive. Come… More

 

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