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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 28, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

June 28, 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 28, 2014
  • Location: Twin Lakes Brewing Company
  • Address: 4210 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807
  • Venue: Twin Lakes Brewing Company
  • 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 Country Current" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

June 28, 2014
The United States Navy Band is the premier musical organization of the U.S. Navy. Comprised of six primary performing groups as well as a host of smaller ensembles, "The World's Finest" is capable of playing any style of music in any setting. More

Blueberry Festival at Fifer Orchards

June 28, 2014
U-Pick blueberries, hayrides, family fun activities Food Fest - Local restaurants featuring lunch options, blueberry ice cream, smoothies, shortcakes and more. Free live music Country Store with fresh fruits and veggies, bakery and unique specialty foods. See you at the farm! More

Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment

June 28, 2014
See the Life-Saving Station staff team up with active-duty Coast Guardsmen to demonstrate the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims from shore. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun, a small cannon, and a rescue from the “wreck pole”. Cost: $6.50/adult; $5/senior (62 and up); $4/youth (6-12); 5 and under are free Includes museum admission More

Forever Motown

June 28, 2014
Imagine the greatest Motown groups of all time, all on one stage together again. Forever Motown is a group of veteran entertainers that offer a non-stop, high energy trip down memory lane featuring the songs America grew up on. Sing, dance, and celebrate the music of your life to songs like: "My Girl", "I Heard It Through The Grapevine", "Reach Out", "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" & "Uptight" - nearly 30 non-stop hits in all. Don't… More

Great American Backyard Campout

June 28, 2014
Thousands of people across the nation will gather in their backyards, neighborhoods, communities and parks to take part in an annual event that provides a fun-filled evening for all generations to get outside and connect with nature. Join Trap Pond State Park for our version of the Great American Campout on June 28th. Get together with friends and family, enjoy the parks and tons of different activities and before bed enjoy campfire stories and roasted marshmallows!  More

Hagley Science Saturday: Against the Wind

June 28, 2014
Experiment and innovate with our new series of family activities: Hagley Science Saturdays! Stop by the fourth Saturday of every month for a new hands-on activity. Families will work creatively together to solve a science challenge. Today’s activity involves taping index cards to toy cars to discover what shape allows the car to move the fastest. Activities are included with general admission and are free for members. More

Peter Pan by Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre

June 28, 2014
RSCT & Family Stages bring their own special treatment to the familiar tale. Peter and Tinkerbell lead the Darling Children off to Neverland for adventure and fun! This spirited one hour show is a theatrical delight for family members of all ages. More

Pirate Sail on Kalmar Nyckel!

June 28, 2014
Kalmar Nyckel will be in her home port of Wilmington for the July 4th holiday on the Wilmington Riverfront! 1 ½ hour day and pirate sails will depart from Dravo Plaza June 27th through July 5th. Passage for all sails is $35 for adults and $20 for youth 17 & under. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made at www.KalmarNyckel.org/BookASail or by calling 302-429-7447. More

Sail Kalmar Nyckel!

June 28, 2014
Kalmar Nyckel will be in her home port of Wilmington for the July 4th holiday on the Wilmington Riverfront! 1 ½ hour day and pirate sails will depart from Dravo Plaza June 27th through July 5th. Passage for all sails is $35 for adults and $20 for youth 17 & under. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made at www.KalmarNyckel.org/BookASail or by calling 302-429-7447. More

Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival

June 28 – 29, 2014
  • 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 will host the Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival  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.  More

The Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park

June 28 – 29, 2014
Delaware's largest family picnic! Spend the day experiencing family fun for children of all ages at the Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival at Rockwood Park; featuring business vendors, artists, crafters, live music, local restaurants and dairies serving the region's best food and ice cream. You won't want to miss this! FREE parking and bus shuttles. More

Kayaking "Station Cove"

June 28 – 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

On-Going Events

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting June 28, 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

Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

June 28, 2014
Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings. More

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

June 28 – 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

Saturday Farm Fun Days with Special Guests

June 28 – September 27, 2014
  • Location: Coverdale Farm
  • Address: 543 Way Rd, Greenville, DE 19807
  • Venue: Coverdale Farm
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 3 weeks on Saturday
  • Times: 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
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Join us the 3rd Saturday of each month this summer to help take care of our animals. Milk the cow, feed animmals, and more. Stay after chores for a quiet stroll around the farm and pack a snack to enjoy at the picnic tables. More

 

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