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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 14, 2013

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting June 14, 2013
  • Address: 1284 McD Drive, Dover, DE 19901
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 4:30 and 6:00PM
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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, Oak Barrel Stout and Hop Mountain. More

Artful Yoga

June 14, 2013
Bring your mat and practice yoga with instructor Hunter Clarke-Fields in the calm setting of the Copeland Sculpture Garden. Followed by a cheese and wine reception in the Museum’s wonderful labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir, this artful activity is a great way to unwind and relax. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors. More

Just Drag!- Once Upon a Queendom

June 14, 2013
June 14th join us for wild night of Just Drag!- Once Upon a Queendom. Hosted by Delaware’s very own Scott Mason as the Honorary Dame Edna Impersonator. Other famous “Queens” include Anita Mann, Karyn Thomas and Phoenix Rising. Light fare buffet and show for only $25. A fun night out not to be missed. Cash bar and free parking available. More

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra

June 14, 2013
  • Location: The Freeman Stage at Bayside
  • Address: 31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville, DE 19975
  • Times: 7:00pm
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Enjoy one of the Stage’s traditions: Opening Night with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. Join us as Maestro Julien Benichou conducts a wide array of symphonic scores with his expressive style. The MSO will also perform some pop favorites and will be joined by a special guest artist to add even more variety to this innovative concert. $10 per person, plus handling fee. Kids 18 and under are free. Please bring your own chairs. More

Water Wonders Day Camp

June 14, 2013
Water Wonders June 10-14 $150 Ages 6-9 Enjoy this water-filled camp at Killens Pond! We will have structured swim time at the waterpark each day working with lifeguards to improve our swimming skills – all levels welcome. We will also explore all the park has to offer with paddleboats, live animals, fishing, games, hiking and more! Camp registration starts February 1, 2013. All camps run 8:30-4:00pm. Summer camps offer pre-care from 7:30-8:30am & post-care until 5:00pm for an… More

Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Winston-Salem Dash

June 14, 2013
Fireworks; Youth T-Shirt Give-Away, courtesy of IMPACT Delaware Tobacco Prevention Coalition; Night Under the Big Top; Fur Circus Appearance More

Lewes Boat Building Program

June 14 – 16, 2013
Join the Lewes Historical Society in rekindling this art! Groups may have 2 to 6 members. Boatbuilding will occur on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday you will launch your boat at the old Lewes Boat Ramp. The fee includes materials, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and a program t-shirt. Volunteers will be on hand to show you the ropes and direct you. More

St. Anthony's 2013 Italian Festival

June 14 – 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 14 – 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

The Drowsy Chaperone presented by the Kent County Theatre Guild

June 14 – 29, 2013
It's been a number of years since Dover has seen a traditional large-scale musical at a local community theater, but director Chris Polo and music director Eddie Cohee aim to change that with their June production of The Drowsy Chaperone at the Kent County Theatre Guild. The Drowsy Chaperone, by Lisa Lambert, Don McKellar, Bob Martin, and Greg Morrison, is a madcap show-within-a-show that parodies American musical comedies of the 1920s. The Broadway production starred musical sensation (and TV's… More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

June 14 – 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 14, 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 14, 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

"Hydro-Inspired" Photography Exhibit

June 14 – September 2, 2013
Photo submissions from members of the Delaware Photographic Society interpret the theme of water in dramatic fashion in a display in the Museum’s patio hallway, leading visitors in to Water’s Extreme Journey. The Delaware Photographic Society is one of the oldest camera clubs in the country and was first organized as the Delaware Camera Club in 1931. More

New Sweden at 375

June 14 – 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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