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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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Saturday Jun 21, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

June 21, 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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Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting

Starting June 21, 2014
  • Location: Twin Lakes Brewing Company
  • Address: 4210 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807
  • Venue: Twin Lakes Brewing Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Saturday
  • Times: Wednesday (Open from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - tour at 5:00 p.m.); Saturdays (Open from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - tour at 1:00 p.m.)
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Enjoy a relaxed and personalized tour at Twin Lakes Brewing Company as they guide you through the history of beer and brewing plus, their unique brewing process and traditions. More

"US Navy Cruisers" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

June 21, 2014
As the U.S. Navy's premier contemporary music ensemble, the Cruisers feature seven of the Navy's most dynamic performers. The group takes its name from the Navy's versatile, flexible, multi-missioned ship - the Cruiser, and is ready to live up to its namesake by performing a variety of music ranging from classic rock to rhythm and blues as well as today's top 40 hits. More

By Kids, for Kids- EarthWorks: Resources and Nature

June 21, 2014
Discover the underestimated, destructive, and tranquil power of nature! Explore the influences of nature on our world, both today and in the nineteenth century. Investigate how nature has shaped Hagley, from making gunpowder to fishing. This program is developed by Hagley's Youth Leadership Program. Activities are included in regular admission and free for members. More

Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles

June 21, 2014
With their extraordinary vocal and musical talent, Hotel California faithfully and accurately reproduces the sound of The Eagles while recreating a classic sound which transcends the boundaries of Rock, R&B, and Country. This timeless music is appealing to audiences of all ages, bringing back memories and touching the hearts of every generation. More

Summer Bonfire @ 3 Palms Petting Zoo

June 21, 2014
Celebrate the start of Summer by spending the evening with the 3 Palms Crew at the Zoo! Roast marshmallows, sing songs, and tell stories by the rich bonfire! Be enchanted by the magically starry woodland night. Amazing live entertainment by Jose Aponte will create a mystical atmosphere. Evenings are your best opportunity to see Rosie the Raccoon and Peaches the Opossum active in their habitats! Sit down & relax; enjoy the animals, sounds, and magic of a 3 Palms Summer evening! Admission:… More

The Vallely Brothers Duo – Irish Music

June 21, 2014
Cillian, uilleann piper for famed Irish band Lunasa, is joined by Niall who has reinvented the humble concertina. The Vallely's learned their music as children from their parents in Northern Ireland and perform professionally around the globe. Join us for a very special children's performance by this dynamic brother duo. More

Firefly Music Festival

June 21 – 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 21 – 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 21, 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

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting June 21, 2014
  • Location: Harvest Ridge Winery
  • Address: 447 Westville Road, Marydel, DE 19964
  • Venue: Harvest Ridge Winery
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M.
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Harvest Ridge Winery is open every day for tastings! For $5, enjoy a flight of 5 of our wines and you may keep the logo glass in which they are served. Guided tours are offered at 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. on Saturdays and Sundays. More

DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

June 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 21 – 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

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

June 21 – 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


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