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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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Friday Jun 13, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

June 13, 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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"Love Seed Mama Jump" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

June 13, 2014
Love Seed Mama Jump is a six-piece modern rock band from Dewey Beach, Delaware. Enjoy this band in the 2014 Summer Concert Series at Rehoboth Beach Bandstand! More

Delaware Breakwater Kayak Eco-Tour at Cape Henlopen State Park

June 13, 2014
Trained instructors lead you on a guided tour in sit-on-top kayaks as you learn about the lower Delaware Bay. Trips are for beginner paddlers, but can be strenuous depending on weather conditions. All equipment is provided. Bring drinking water and sunscreen. Secure shoes are required; no flip-flops. Ages 8+ with paying adult. Solo paddlers must be at least 13; children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Limit 10. $25.00 per solo kayak, $35.00 per tandem kayak. Pre-registration is… More

Evening Pontoon Boat Eco-Tour at Trap Pond State Park

June 13, 2014
Come out and enjoy the Bald-cypress Swamp on our leisurely boat tour of Trap Pond. We will talk about one of our most famous residents, the bald-cypress Tree. Enjoy a relaxing and informative one hour boat tour of Trap Pond while viewing its natural beauty and learning about its inhabitants. Space is limited. The tours cost $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Unless otherwise stated trips will be on a first-come, first served basis. Meet at the Boathouse. More

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HOT TUNA Acoustic featuring Special Guest LEON RUSSELL

June 13, 2014
This is unique opportunity to hear three rock and roots legends in one concert bring together southern boogie, folk and blues for an extraordinary evening of music. Leon Russell, known for his dynamic song writing skills and powerful song writing ("Masquerade," "Song for You," "Tightrope") has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, also Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, as members of Jefferson Airplane, are long-time Grand… More

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's 26th Family Carnival

June 13 – 14, 2014
  • Location: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
  • Address: 345 Bear Christiana Road, Bear, DE 19701
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 5:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton's 26th Family Carnival is celebrating their 26th anniversary. The Family Carnival’s opening evening will feature live performances by The Remnants in the Dugout and the Juveniles under the big tent, the following days are Family Nights, when unlimited ride wristbands are just $20.00. Thursday is Fireworks Night, sponsored by Delaware Heating and Air Conditioning Services and Friday evening will feature Day Tripper. On Saturday, June 14, a traditional worker’s… More

St. Anthony's Italian Festival 2014

June 13 – 15, 2014
  • Location: St. Anthony's Parish
  • Address: 901 N Dupont St., Wilmington, DE 19805
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 2:00 P.M. - 10:30 P.M. (Sunday and Saturday), 5:30 P.M. - 10:30 P.M. (Monday - Friday), 2:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. (Final Sunday)
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St. Anthony of Padua will host its 40th annual Italian Festival. For 2014, the Festival is highlighting the Ascoli Piceno, a town in the Le Marche region of Italy. Many Italian-Americans in the St. Anthony’s Parish and the Wilmington area can trace their heritage to this region. All proceeds benefit St. Anthony of Padua Grade School. The opening Sunday (June 8) kicks off with the 33rd annual 5K run through the streets of Little Italy, starting at 9:00 a.m. Throughout the week, the Festival… More

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

June 13 – 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

Eating Rehoboth - Culinary Tour

June 13 – October 26, 2014
  • Location: Eating Rehoboth
  • Venue: Eating Rehoboth
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday
  • Times: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Eating Rehoboth is a 3-hour culinary adventure through downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware! You will enjoy exclusive food tastings at five of Rehoboth's best restaurants, paired with delicious wines, local beers or signature cocktails.   Tours also include specialty food shops and beachy outdoor venues. The tours occur two days a week (Friday and Sunday) from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and begins at either Hotel Rehoboth or the The Bellmoor Inn. More

 

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