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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 24, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

May 24, 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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"Towne and Country Fair"

May 24, 2014
The "Towne and Country Fair" is co-sponsored by the Seaford Historical Society and the Greater Seaford Chamber of Commerce and will feature the Historical Vintage Car Club of Delaware's "32nd Annual First State Meet", crafters, exhibitors, food vendors, demonstrators and music. The Governor Ross Mansion will be open for tours, circumstances permitting. More

3rd Annual Maritime Festival

May 24, 2014
Visit and enjoy the local organizations, games, activities and more at the Zwaanendael Museum. More

Blue Rocks vs. Frederick Keys

May 24, 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 adults through the gates on May 24th will receive a set 2014 Salt and Pepper Shakers, courtesy of Bank of America. Come to Frawley Stadium to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend, and help the Blue Rocks honor all of those who have served in the… More

Delaware By Hand Members’ Day Show

May 24, 2014
Delaware By Hands Artists and Artisans will host the 9th Annual Outdoor Show in Lewes the Zwaanendael Park. A wide array of unique and original artwork will be for sale. More

Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival

May 24, 2014
The eleventh year of this festival celebrates horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds, long considered by many to be a natural wonder of Delaware Bay. Count yourself among the 1,500-plus visitors who annually enjoy arts and crafts, boat rides, canoe trips, exhibits, games, great food, music, scavenger hunt, trail walks at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, train rides for the kids and more. More

Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don't Feel Me Now

May 24, 2014
Feet Don't Fail Me Now is the story of Rhythmic Circus, a group of desperately excited and uniquely talented tap dancers who are on a mission to do no less than inspire every single man, woman, and child on earth to find the hidden dancer that lives inside of them. From hopeless love to soulful melodies, Rhythmic Circus takes you from their childhood baseball practice all the way to the "Big Top Circus!" More

Science Saturdays: Egg Drop

May 24, 2014
Visitors will be given four pieces of white paper and one meter of tape to construct a “landing pad” to keep an egg from breaking when dropped. Part of Hagley's new Science Saturdays series, on the fourth Saturdays of the month, in which families will work creatively together to solve a problem or complete a task. More

Bowers Beach Buccaneer Bash

May 24 – 25, 2014
Levi West and dozens of pirates will descend on Bowers Beach for Memorial Day weekend. Visit their encampment and learn about the pirates of the Delaware Bay. The event will have activities for all ages. More

On-Going Events

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting May 24, 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

Hockessin Flyer on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

May 24, 2014
Relax aboard our train as we take you on a 2½-hour round-trip ride along the entire length of our line to the town of Hockessin. You'll enjoy a 20-minute layover in downtown Hockessin to browse the local shops or grab a bite to eat. More

Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

May 24, 2014
Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings. More

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

May 24 – 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 24 – 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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