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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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Sunday Jun 09, 2013

Calendar of Events

19th Century Base Ball Game

June 9, 2013
Take a ferry ride to Fort Delaware State Park and watch the Diamond State Base Ball Club play Civil War era baseball against the Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia. The event is part of Fort Delaware's Victorian KidsFest celebration. More

St. Anthony's 2013 Italian Festival

June 09 – 16, 2013
  • Location: St. Anthony of Padua
  • Address: 901 N. DuPont Street, Wilmington, DE 19805
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Sun., June 9: 2–10:30 p.m. | M–F: 5:30–10:30 p.m. | Sat., June 15: 2–10:30 p.m. | Sun., June 16: 2-8 p.m.
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St. Anthony of Padua will host its 39th annual Italian Festival, beginning the second week of June. The 2013 theme is Emilia-Romagna, the home region of St. Anthony’s legendary Fr. Roberto Balducelli, who celebrates his 100th birthday this year. According to Father Robert, the region is home to the most delicious food in all of Europe, so bring your appetite. Wilmington’s favorite festival annually draws 75,000 people to its eight-day Italian celebration. The festival features a… More

St. Anthony's Italian Festival

June 09 – 16, 2013
  • Location: Ninth and DuPont Streets
  • Times: Mon-Fri 5:00 – 10:30pm, Sat 2:00 – 10:30pm, Sun 2:00 – 8:30pm
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Enjoy authentic cuisine and traditional Italian music and dancing! More

Driving Miss Daisy

June 09 – 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 09 – 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 9, 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 9, 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

Chautauqua Tent Performances

June 09 – 13, 2013
Themed to celebrate "America Takes Flight," Chautauqua tent performances will take place at Zwaanendael Park and The Lewes Historical Society (110 Shipcarpenter Street, Lewes). Featuring American Historical Theatre actors Daisy Century, Robert Gleason, Neill Hartley, and Pat Jordan portraying Bessie Coleman, Galileo, Charles Lindbergh, and Amelia Earhart. Step back in time with musical entertainment, first-person theatrical performances, and numerous educational opportunities for the… More

Bellevue State Park Summer Concert Series

June 09 – August 25, 2013
  • Location: Bellevue State Park
  • Address: 720 Carr Road, Wilmington, DE 19809
  • Venue: Bellevue State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday
  • Times: 6:30-8 p.m.
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Join us on Sunday and Thursday evenings this summer for our free Summer Concert Series! Bring a picnic and blanket or lawn chair for ultimate comfort. Our summer line-up consists of something for everyone, from blues and jazz to swing and big band music. This program is made possible, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information… More

 

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