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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 20, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

June 20, 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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"Milford Community Band" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

June 20, 2014
The band started as the "Milford Adult Community Band", but dropped the "Adult" after a few years. Membership is open to anyone who has a horn and can read music. The major purpose of the band is to provide a place to play. More

Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra with The Vallely Brothers Duo

June 20, 2014
The tradition continues with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra performing on opening night! This year the MSO will be joined by some very special guests: Irish duo The Vallely Brothers, will play the Uileann pipes and the concertina and add a Gaelic element to this performance. Maestro Julien Benichou will also conduct 100 students from local John M. Clayton Elementary School, as they perform 4 songs on stage! Sponsored by Sodoka, Inc. Charitable Foundation. This engagement of the… More

Firefly Music Festival

June 20 – 22, 2014
Firefly Music Festival is a premier music experience set among lush wooded landscapes, featuring renowned headliners and emerging artists. Witness unforgettable performances and discover the engaging attractions nestled around every turn that make Firefly a can’t-miss summer tradition for music fans from around the world. Get more information and plan your trip at http://www.visitdelaware.com/things-to-do/event-calendar/firefly-music-festival. More

Kayaking "Station Cove"

June 20 – August 12, 2014
Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay and catch a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along the way, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem. Participants will receive basic kayaking instruction and all equipment. Pre-registration required. Age: 13 and up Cost: $35 per person More

Kayaking "Station Cove"

June 20, 2014 – August 14, 2015
Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay and catch a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along the way, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that makes up this dynamic ecosystem. Participants will receive basic kayaking instruction and all equipment. Pre-registration required. Age: 13 and up Cost: $35 per person More

On-Going Events

DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

June 20 – 21, 2014
  • Location: Rodney Square
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Various
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The 2014 DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is the largest, multi-day, free, outdoor music festival on the East Coast. Taking place in downtown Wilmington. This festival has been the festival to hear artists perform some of Clifford's work. Past festival patrons have heard Artists like Chic Corea, Jerry Gonzalez, Pete Escovedo and his orchestra, KEM, Jonathan Butler, Lalath Hathaway, Kirk Whalum, Rick Braun, and Norman Brown have all performed here. More

Chinese Festival

June 20 – 22, 2014
  • Location: Chinese American Community Center
  • Address: 1313 Little Baltimore Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 5:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. (Friday), 11:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M. (Saturday), 12:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. (Sunday)
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The Chinese American Community Center (“CACC”) hosts the annual three-day Chinese Festival from Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 22. Since 1992, the Chinese Festival has become a truly unique and important landmark tradition celebrating the rich diversity of Chinese culture in the Greater Wilmington region. Through exhibits, gourmet food, and cultural performances, the event attracts thousands every year. This year’s festival showcases a special exhibition of 15… More

Twilight Special on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

June 20 – July 18, 2014
  • Location: Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • Address: Greenbank Station 2201 Newport Gap Pk, Wilmington, DE 19808
  • Venue: Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday
  • Times: 7:00 P.M.
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Bring the family out on a cool summer evening to ride our scenic train during the last light of day. Join us on a 1-hour round-trip train ride to Mt. Cuba. This train does not lay over at the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove. More

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

June 20 – 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 20 – 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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