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.
Monday Jun 16, 2014
June 16, 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…
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June 16, 2014
A hitting skills challenge will follow the All-Star Fan Fest on Monday, June 16th at Frawley Stadium. Following the hitting skills challenge, the Blue Rocks will host the first ever in the history of professional baseball "Backwards" Home Run Derby. The leagues' top sluggers will launch baseballs from center field into the stands behind where home plate usually resides!
June 16 – August 25, 2014
Bring your family, a blanket, and some popcorn to Dewey beach on Monday for family movie night! Movies will start at approximately 8:30 p.m. on the beach at Dagsworthy St. in Dewey. See the following schedule for full movie listings: 06/16/14 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 06/23/14 – The Odd Life of Timothy Green 06/30/14 – FROZEN 07/07/14 – Monsters University 07/14/14 – Curious George (2006) 07/21/14 - Fly Me to the Moon 07/28/14 – Willy Wonka and the…
Starting June 16, 2014
Let's Ring in the New Year with Beer!!! 16 Mile Taphouse is hosting their Monthly Beer Event. The 16 of every month they'll be creating a new tradition. Every month they'll pick one of the 16 Mile Brews and it will be infused 4 or 5 different ways. Meet Brewery VIP's and be the first to try the latest brews. They're changing the beer dinner game, and making a night filled with excitement and fun.
June 16 – 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…