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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 11, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

July 11, 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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"Aaron Neville Duo" at The Freeman Stage

July 11, 2014
With MY TRUE STORY, one of the world's finest singers is revisiting the music he grew up with, and adding a few new spins along the way. The selections on the album include classics by such vocal-group giants as Little Anthony and the Imperials ("Tears on My Pillow"), Hank Ballard and the Midnighters ("Work With Me, Annie"), and the Drifters ("Money Honey," "Under the Boardwalk," "This Magic Moment"). Yet the recordings on MY TRUE STORY… More

"Lower Case Blues" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

July 11, 2014
Blues is a genre which has been evolving and expanding since the early 1900′s... lower case blues plays a modern, energetic style blues while still remaining true to its roots. The band has shared the stage with greats such as Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Los Lonely Boys, Robert Randolph and was selected as Best Band in Delaware 2009 in Delaware Today Magazine. More

Art on the Town

July 11, 2014
Sponsored by the City of Wilmington, Art on the Town is a great way to view the exhibitions in our galleries and visit the artist studios during our extended gallery hours. Held on the first Friday of the month, Art on the Town is free and open to the public. More

Kayaking "Station Cove"

July 11 – 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

Nanticoke Riverfest

July 11 – 12, 2014
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Friday 5-11pm, Saturday 7:15am-11pm
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The Nanticoke Riverfest is a community festival that celebrates the Nanticoke River and the revitalized Downtown district. It features live entertainment, craft and food vendors, a pageant, children's activities, art showcase, classic car,and motorcycle shows. River-orientated activities include an hour long inner tube "Float In", canoe and kayak races, a duck calling competition, a "Duck Dash" rubber-duck race in the river, a Mayor's Challenge competition and cultural… More

Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

July 11 – 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.
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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

"Hamlet" at Rockwood Park

July 11 – 27, 2014
  • Location: Rockwood Park
  • Address: 4651 Washington Street Extension, Wilmington, DE 19803
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 6:00 P.M. (Sunday), 7:30 P.M. (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday)
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A prince returns home. His father, murdered. His mother, wed to his uncle. The ghosts of his past, restless. What follows: Love. Confusion. Betrayal. Self-doubt. Violence. Revenge. During the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, DSF celebrates by presenting the Bard's most famous play. Bring your own blankets or chairs, pack a picnic, come for the pre-show entertainment, and enjoy Shakespeare outdoors at what Delaware Today calls "summer's must-do event." More

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

July 11 – 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 11 – 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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