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Delaware offers fun and entertaining events year-round that are ideal for your next getaway. Searching for weekend events? Visit the Delaware Tourism Office blog for weekly event postings. Delaware is home to the Firefly Music Festival, Punkin' Chunkin' World Championship, two NASCAR race weekends and exciting cultural and seasonal events plus, action packed sporting events. 

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Friday Jun 28, 2013

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting June 28, 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

An Evening in Paris Party

June 28, 2013
Inspired by the French flappers of the roaring ‘20s or the chic berets of the past? Liven up your social calendar with a trip to The City of Lights for this summer soiree. Grab a French-themed cocktail, enjoy lively entertainment and light snacks, and mingle with Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School models. All are welcome; free admission if you come in 1920s and 1930s vintage-style French attire. Cash bar and snacks available for purchase. More

Fishing Camp

June 28, 2013
Fishing Camp June24-28 $180 Ages 8-11 What’s scaly slippery and slimy? Come find out in our fishing camp! Days include freshwater fishing, a charter boat trip, crabbing, fish dissection and more! We hope to catch “The Big One”! No prior fishing experience required. 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 additional fee. If you are interested and would like to receive… More

Screening of "Ain’t In It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm" at the Queen!

June 28, 2013
  • Location: World Cafe Live at the Queen
  • Address: 500 North Market st, WILMINGTON, DE
  • Times: Doors: 6:30pm / Show: 8pm
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“A captivating look at a musician hanging onto his art for dear life.” –The Hollywood Reporter Planet Ten and World Cafe Live at the Queen present the Delaware premiere screening of “Ain’t In It for My Health,” the critically acclaimed music documentary about American rock icon Levon Helm. Director Jacob Hatley's intimate documentary finds Mr. Helm at home in Woodstock, NY, in the midst of creating his first studio album in 25 years. Shot during the course of… More

WaCongo Dance Company

June 28, 2013
  • Location: The Freeman Stage at Bayside
  • Address: 31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville, DE 19975
  • Times: 7:00pm
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The WACONGO Dance Company is a traditional ensemble of master drummers, musicians and dancers, former residents of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who perform the ancestral songs and dances of Central Africa. This performance of WACONGO Dance Company is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by The Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and The Pew Charitable Trusts;… More

Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Potomac Nationals

June 28, 2013
Fireworks sponsored by Wawa; New Year's Eve Night; Girl Scout Sleepover; Blue Rocks Dance Team Performance More

The Drowsy Chaperone presented by the Kent County Theatre Guild

June 28 – 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 28 – 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 28, 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 28, 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

Clear Space Theatre Presents: La Cage Aux Folles

June 28 – 29, 2013
  • Location: Clear Space Theatre Company
  • Address: 20 Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Venue: Clear Space Theatre Company
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 7:30 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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 Welcome to the home of Zaza and the notorious Les Cagelles, where glitz, glamour, and “A Little More Mascara” are the norm. Starring Christopher Peterson.  More

"Hydro-Inspired" Photography Exhibit

June 28 – 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 28 – 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

Go Ape at Lums Pond State Park!

June 28 – September 7, 2013
The first and only zip line and treetop adventure course in Delaware, located south of Wilmington and just minutes from I-95 in Bear.  Four zip lines take you high over Lums Pond, the largest freshwater pond in Delaware.  Overall there are 5 individual sections within the course - rope ladders, 42 exciting crossings including Double Stirrups, and stunning views that take you higher into the forest canopy.  The Park also offers biking and hiking trails, a disc golf course,… More

Carousel Park Farmers Market

June 28 – September 27, 2013
  • Location: Carousel Park Equestrian Facility
  • Address: 3700 Limestone Rd, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Carousel Park Equestrian Facility
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 2-6 PM

New Sweden at 375

June 28 – 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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