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.
Sunday May 12, 2013
May 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…
May 12 – 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!
Calendar of Events
May 12, 2013
Mother’s Day Hike Sunday, May 12 3pm Take a stroll through Mother Nature, with your Mother. FREE
May 12 – December 31, 2013
- Location: Green Room, Hotel du Pont
Address: 11th and Market St.,
Wilmington, DE 19801
Green Room, Hotel du Pont
Recurrence: Recurring daily
Times: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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,…
May 12, 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.
May 12, 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.
May 12, 2013
Treat you Mom to one of Wilmington's most luxurious Mother's Day brunches. The Hotel's very own Executive Chef and his culinary team will prepare an array of delicious delights to satisfy even the harshest critic. $55 per person, not including gratuity. Children under 12, half price.