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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 Jul 04, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

July 4, 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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"The Funsters" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

July 4, 2014
It would be hard to find a band that has more fun than The Funsters. That is why they are still entertaining thousands of people after 12 years of playing together. That tells the whole story of the secret of The Funsters' success. Not only are these guys great musicians who share a pride in each other's musical abilities, but they are also friends. This spirit and camaraderie on stage is what sets The Funsters apart from other bands offering the same type of musical entertainment. More

4th of July Celebration in Wilmington!

July 4, 2014
Celebrate the 4th at this festival which will include musical entertainment, family activities, fireworks and more.   More

Bethany Beach 4th of July Fireworks

July 4, 2014
Due to weather conditions, the annual parade has been cancelled and the Bethany Beach fireworks have been rescheduled for July 5, 2014. The Warrior Spirit Band will still perform at the Bethany Beach Bandstand on July 4, 2014. The fireworks will light up the sky at dusk on July 5th. They can be seen from almost anywhere in Bethany Beach but, it is suggested to view them from the beach or boardwalk.  More

Dover 4th of July - A Celebration Of Independence In The Capital Of The First State

July 4, 2014
Tours, events, food, music & more take place in historic Dover on July 4th, including an outdoor concert packed with patriotic tunes on Legislative Mall. Fireworks blast off above Legislative Hall at about 9:25 p.m. More

Fireworks Express to Hockessin on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

July 4, 2014
Park at the Greenbank Station and our train will take you directly into Hockessin for the July 4th Fireworks - it's a fun, family event at an affordable price. Passengers are welcome to bring coolers, blankets and folding chairs aboard. Allow four hours for the train ride and fireworks show. Reservations are required for this event. More

Fourth of July Fireworks and Liberty Day

July 4, 2014
  • Location: UD Athletic Complex
  • Address: 631 South College Ave., Newark, DE 19716
  • Times: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Food, music and fireworks are part of the annual Liberty Day celebration that will once again take over the southern part of Newark and the University of Delaware campus from 6-9 p.m. July 4. The fireworks blast off at the University of Delaware's David M. Nelson Athletic Complex on South College Avenue at Del. 896 (near Delaware Stadium), but they can be viewed from various points throughout the area. Call 366-7147 for weather updates.   More

Lewes' Old Fashioned 4th of July - Cancelled due to weather conditions

July 4, 2014
  • Location: Lewes - Various Locations In Town
  • Times: All Day
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Cancelled due to weather conditions. Old-fashioned children's games and activities on Second Street beginning at 9 am. Decorated boat parade on the canal beginning at 2 pm. Afterward, join in (or simply watch) the fun as the Annual Doo-Dah Parade takes to the streets of downtown Lewes. This is a special event but, will not have fireworks. More

Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

July 4, 2014
  • Location: Riverfront Wilmington
  • Address: 815 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Riverfront Wilmington
  • Times: 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M., 3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M., 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
  • Visit Website
Come Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware. Landlubbers - come walk the plank of this authentic seagoing re-creation of a 17th-Century Dutch Pinnace. Our crew don pirate and sailor garb, and guests are encouraged to dress up as well.The kids will enjoy a pirate story or help raise the Jolly Roger, and the adults will enjoy a history talk. Both kids and adults can try their hand at a scavenger hunt with a treasure at the end! See the ship's cannons and imagine being at the helm of… More

Rehoboth Beach Fourth of July Fireworks

July 4, 2014
  • Location: Rehoboth Beach
  • Times: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.
  • Visit Website
July 4th Fireworks in Rehoboth Beach are presented by Main Street & Zambelli Internationale. Gather on the boardwalk and shoreline in Rehoboth Beach for a marvelous fireworks display. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. More

Kayaking "Station Cove"

July 04 – 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

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Dewey Beach Fireworks on the Bay

July 4, 2014
Enjoy a festive fireworks display in Dewey Beach! The fireworks will be set off from a barge in the Rehoboth Bay and are visible from any bar or restaurant along the bayside in Dewey including the Rusty Rudder, Lighthouse, Que Pasa, North Beach, etc. Arrive early and get a good spot on their decks. Reservations are not available. Sponsored by participating Highway One bars and restaurants. Fireworks are rain or shine. Call 302-227-3888 for more details.  More

Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

July 04 – 25, 2014
  • Location: Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • Address: Greenbank Station 2201 Newport Gap Pk, Wilmington, DE 19808
  • Venue: Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 12:30 P.M. and 2:30 P.M.
  • Visit Website
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

July 04 – 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

July 04 – 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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