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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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Wednesday May 14, 2014

Featured Events

MidAtlantic Wine + Food Festival

May 14 – 18, 2014
  • Location: Various locations in Northern Delaware
  • Times: Please check the schedule
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The MidAtlantic Food + Wine Feast is a world-class, four-day festival designed for connoisseurs of fine wines and spirits, and adventurous cuisine. Experience exceptional cuisine of world-class chefs, meet accomplished winemakers, sip and savor extraordinary wines including 100 point wines as well as collect rare and fine wines offered for bid at a live auction. More

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

May 14, 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. Salem Red Sox

May 14, 2014
Come out and represent West Chester with the Blue Rocks on West Chester Community Night. Group rate tickets start at just $6! Come out on Wednesday, May 14th and support your Italian Heritage. Join the Blue Rocks to celebrate everything Italian. More

Burt and Me

May 14, 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

On-Going Events

Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

May 14 – 15, 2014
  • Location: Cape May - Lewes Ferry
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Venue: Cape May - Lewes Ferry
  • Times: 5:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. (Wednesday), 5:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. (Thursday)
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The Kalmar Nyckel offers a wide array of sailing opportunities - from April through October. Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel. While tickets may also be purchased at the dock prior to a scheduled sail, it is best to make reservations. More

Photograph Great Gardens of the Mid-Atlantic at Mt. Cuba Center

May 14 – 19, 2014
  • Location: Mount Cuba Center
  • Address: 3120 Barley Mill Rd., Hockessin, DE 19707
  • Venue: Mount Cuba Center
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 5:45 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday), 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. (Wednesday),
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Don't miss this opportunity to visit and photograph four magnificent Mid- Atlantic gardens: Mt.Cuba Center; Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library; Longwood Gardens; and Chanticleer. Master photographer Allen Rokach leads an intensive garden photography workshop at the height of spring bloom. More

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

May 14 – 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

Wednesdays Farm Fun Days with Story Time

May 14 – September 24, 2014
  • Location: Coverdale Farm
  • Address: 543 Way Rd, Greenville, DE 19807
  • Venue: Coverdale Farm
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 12:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
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Join us every Wednesday for an informal day on the farm. Take a self-guided visit to see Coverdale's animals, dig in the vegetable garden, and test your skills at a farm scavenger hunt. Bring a lunch to enjoy under the oak trees. Listen to a favorite farm story read by fun farm staff. More

Downtown Wilmington Farmers Market

May 14 – October 15, 2014
  • Location: Rodney Square
  • Address: Between 10th & 11th Streets and Market & King Streets, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
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he Square comes to life each Wednesday beneath the statue of Caesar Rodney, for whom the park is named. The Farmers Market offers an array of the freshest local produce, plants, herbs and cut flowers. The 2014 season of the Downtown Wilmington Farmers Market at Rodney Square will begin May 7th and operate every Wednesday, rain or shine, through October 15th from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M., except for June 20th for the Jazz Fest. More

 

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