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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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Sunday Jun 23, 2013

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Chinese Festival

June 23, 2013
  • Address: 1313 Little Baltimore Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Friday, June 21 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday June 23 12:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m.
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The Chinese Festival celebrates the rich diversity of Chinese culture in the Greater Wilmington region. Through featured exhibits, gourmet food, and cultural performances, this fun-packed family event attracts thousands every year. More

Driving Miss Daisy

June 23, 2013
Pulitzer Prize winning play will take the stage this June at New Candlelight Theatre. Performances will include a dessert buffet. This comedy/drama follows the friendship between an elderly Southern woman and her African American chauffeur from 1948 to 1973. Performances are Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. There will be one Friday evening performance on June 21, 2013 and one Wednesday afternoon performance on June 12, 2013. Cash bar and free parking available. More

Firefly Music Festival

June 23, 2013
Firefly Music Festival is the East Coast's premier music experience. Firefly offers three days of unforgettable musical performances set among lush wooded landscapes in the heart of the East Coast. Firefly welcomes music's biggest acts to The Woodlands, an immaculate 87-acre festival ground surrounded by lush forest. Centrally located in Dover, Delaware and steps from shopping, hotels, gaming and restaurants, The Woodlands are the ideal backdrop for the East Coast's new summer tradition. More

Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival

June 23, 2013
  • Address: 110 Shipcarpenter St, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Venue: Lewes Historical Society
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Sunday - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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The Lewes Historical Society announces the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, 2013, in the Historic Complex at Second and Shipcarpenter streets in historic Lewes. Hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm, Saturday and 9:00am to 3:00pm, Sunday. Admission is $5 per person; children under 12 free; a wrist band will be issued allowing entrance both days. Wrist bands can be purchased in advance at Sand ‘n’ Stones on Front Street or the… More

The Drowsy Chaperone presented by the Kent County Theatre Guild

June 23, 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

Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Salem Red Sox

June 23, 2013
Dream Wedding Day; Fairytale Princesses Appearance; Princess Day; Sunday Family Fun Day More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

June 23 – 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 23, 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 23, 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

Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel

June 23 – July 6, 2013
  • Location: Kalmar Nyckel
  • Address: 1124 E. 7th St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Kalmar Nyckel
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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Ahoy Mateys! Visit the Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware. Landlubbers -- come walk the plank of this authentic seagoing re-creation of a 17th Century Dutch pinnace. Join our captain and a crew of salty pirates for a festive experience on the high seas! More

Bellevue State Park Summer Concert Series

June 23 – August 25, 2013
  • Location: Bellevue State Park
  • Address: 720 Carr Road, Wilmington, DE 19809
  • Venue: Bellevue State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday
  • Times: 6:30-8 p.m.
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Join us on Sunday and Thursday evenings this summer for our free Summer Concert Series! Bring a picnic and blanket or lawn chair for ultimate comfort. Our summer line-up consists of something for everyone, from blues and jazz to swing and big band music. This program is made possible, in part, by grants from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information… More

"Hydro-Inspired" Photography Exhibit

June 23 – 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

Water's Extreme Journey

June 23 – September 2, 2013
This exhibit takes visitors on an exciting and important adventure quest for clean water.  Experience the watershed as a water drop, exploring first-hand the science behind the water cycle.  Water's Extreme Journey was created by world-renowned marine life artist Wyland and Seattle-based Minotaur Mazes. More

 

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