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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 Jun 08, 2013

Featured Events

Delaware Breakwater Lighthouse Tours

June 8, 2013
Spend a few hours on the water enjoying a boat tour of two iconic Delaware lighthouses. At the first stop, climb to the top of the Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse and then take a trip to the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse for photos. Reservations required. Please call 302-644-7046. Tour times will be provided when making reservations. Tours subject to change. Tours depart from the pier located behind the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal in Lewes, DE. Free parking is available in the Foot… More

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Brewery Tour

Starting June 8, 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

Rehoboth Beach Restaurant Week

June 8, 2013
  • Location: Downtown Rehoboth Beach Restaurants
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 11am to 5pm
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Come and visit the beach for a day, an overnight, or better still, the entire week for dining out-heaven. Restaurant week features fabulous 3-course dinners all over town. Restaurants will be offering menus with $30 or $20 prix-fixe dinners for a full week in June. Some restaurants are even serving special lunch menus at $10 & $15. Find your favorites, see what they are serving and when they are open. No matter your culinary favorites or what’s in your wallet, there are treats for your… More

Separation Day Celebration in historic New Castle

June 8, 2013
  • Location: Battery Park
  • Times: 11 am - 9:30 pm
The festivities will start off with a parade at 11:00 a.m. Other activities include; FWF Wrestling, amusement rides, Olde Time Baseball Demo, the Steve Ketterer Band, a Magic Show, a Beautiful Baby Contest and a dance party. The evening ends with the Grand Finale Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. More

Wilmington Greek Festival

June 8, 2013
  • Location: Holy Trinity Green Orthodox Church
  • Address: 808 N. Broom St., Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 11am-11pm
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church invites the community to celebrate its annual Greek Festival.Visitors will enjoy homemade Greek food and desserts, ethnic music and dance performances by the Award Winning Terpsechorian Dance Troupe. Admission is free. More

Driving Miss Daisy

June 08 – 23, 2013
Pulitzer Prize winning play will take the stage this June at New Candlelight Theatre. Performances will include a dessert buffet. This comedy/drama follows the friendship between an elderly Southern woman and her African American chauffeur from 1948 to 1973. Performances are Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. There will be one Friday evening performance on June 21, 2013 and one Wednesday afternoon performance on June 12, 2013. Cash bar and free parking available. More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

June 08 – 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

June 8, 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

June 8, 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

Historic Lewes Farmers' Market

June 08 – 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

June 08 – 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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