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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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Saturday Jul 13, 2013

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting July 13, 2013
  • Address: 1284 McD Drive, Dover, DE 19901
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 11:00 AM, 12:30, 2:00 and 3:00 PM
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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, Hop Mountain and Fordham Copperhead, as well as the Delaware Beer Bracket winner, Oak Barrel Stout. More

33rd Annual Sandcastle Contest at Delaware Seashore State Park

July 13, 2013
  • Location: Delaware Seashore State Park
  • Address: 39415 Inlet Road, Rehoboth Beach, 19971
  • Times: Begins at 9:30 a.m.
Come and be a part of the sandcastle building tradition that’s been happening at Delaware Seashore State Park for over 30 years! Amateurs and experienced builders are welcome to participate. Prizes will be awarded in two categories. More

Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing

July 13, 2013
  • Location: Alapocas Run State Park
  • Address: 165 Bancroft Mill Road, Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Learn top rope rock climbing. Safety equipment, ropes and belayers provided. Must register at least 24 hours in advance. Group rates available for 10 or more. Ages 11 and up; under 18 must be accompanied by parent. More

Nanticoke Riverfest 2013

July 13, 2013
  • Location: Downtown Seaford, Delaware
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Various
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Float down the Nanticoke River on inner tubes with friends, enjoying the summer sun. Then stick around for vendors, pageants, a treasure hunt, fishing tournament, motorcycle show, car show and more! More

Smyrna Craft Beer, Wine & Food Festival

July 13, 2013
  • Location: Market Street Plaza, Smyrna DE
  • Address: Market Street Plaza, Smyrna, DE 19977
  • Times: 2:00pm - 8:00pm
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Smyrna Craft Beer, Wine & Food Festival (2nd Annual) (Rain Date: July 14). Tickets: $35 (includes admission and tasting tickets, 15 beer/wine tasting tickets for advance sales, 10 beer/wine tasting tickets day of event), $10 for Designated Drivers and ages 12-20, Under 12 are Free. Entertainment: Live Music and Children's Entertainment. More

Sweet Corn Peak Party

July 13, 2013
Family Fun: -Hayrides -Face painting -4-H farm animal exhibit -Recipes ideas -Free samples -Sweet corn discount specials Lunch menu by Abbott’s Grill - Crab Cake Sandwiches with Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa - Peach BBQ Grilled Chicken with Watermelon Salad - Grilled Hot Dogs with Blueberry Mustard and Corn Chow-Chow - Caramel Corn Ice Cream - Peach Tea - Blueberry Limeade More

Swing Out Sister

July 13, 2013
Grammy-nominated band Swing Out Sister celebrates more than top ten hits, worldwide appeal, and a devoted global fan base. While they are best known for such smash hits as "Breakout", "Am I the Same Girl" and "You Are On My Mind", Corinne Drewery and Andy Connell are partners who have been creating music together for 25 years, bridging their calling and their relationship. To celebrate their 25th anniversary, Swing Out Sister is releasing a brand new CD/DVD set… More

Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Lynchburg Hillcats

July 13, 2013
Fireworks; Cowboy Monkey Rodeo #2 More

Yosi Music Presents: Yosi Meet Eugene

July 13, 2013
  • Location: The Freeman Stage at Bayside
  • Address: 31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville, DE 19975
  • Times: 10:00am
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Eugene is a super-friendly, super-strong, super-exuberant monster who is misunderstood by nearly everyone…except young children. Along with his friends, award-winning recording artist Yosi & puppeteer/actor, Johnny Beirne, Eugene can be your friend too! Songs, stories & great humor bring kids closer to understanding that being different is not just good; it’s fantastic! Free for all. Seating will be provided. More

Delaware Shakespeare Festival

July 13 – 18, 2013
The best place to watch theatre in the summer is outdoors. Delaware Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare under the stars in a fun, family-friendly environment on the lush grounds of Rockwood Park. Our talented company creates entertaining, understandable productions of some of the greatest plays ever written, as the audience picnics and enjoys a midsummer evening. In 2013, DSF presents Shakespeare’s youthful romantic comedy, The Two Gentlemen of Verona  – July 12 to July… More

French Twist: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray

July 13 – September 15, 2013
French Twist, our highly anticipated summer exhibition, features 100 vintage prints from the golden age of French photography, 1910–1940. The exhibition celebrates the variety and inventiveness of native and immigrant photographers working in France in the early 20th century. The selection encompasses Eugène Atget’s lyrical views of Paris streets and gardens, Man Ray’s surrealist experiments, and Henri Cartier-Bresson’s pioneering photojournalism, as well as works… More

Grab a Group and Go! Rock Climbing

July 13 – October 19, 2013
  • Location: Alapocas Run State Park
  • Address: 165 Bancroft Mill Road, Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Scheduled when booking program
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Book a two-hour private climb. Staff will instruct, guide and belay climbers. Helmets, harness and ropes provided. Ages 8 and up; children under 18 must be accompanied by parent. Registration and full payment required at least two weeks in advance. More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

July 13 – 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

July 13, 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

July 13, 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

Milton Garden and House Tour

July 13, 2013
Enjoy a tour of beautiful public and private gardens and lovely private homes open for viewing. The gardens range from mini to magnificent, cottage style to formal garden, shade, rock, and tropical gardens. More

"Hydro-Inspired" Photography Exhibit

July 13 – 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

July 13 – 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!

July 13 – 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

Historic Lewes Farmers' Market

July 13 – September 28, 2013
  • Location: Lewes Historical Society
  • Address: 110 Shipcarpenter St, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Venue: Lewes Historical Society
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 8:00 a.m. - Noon
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Visit Historic Lewes and shop local with over 35 vendors offering fresh produce, eggs, fruits, baked good, meats, fish, cut-flowers and herbs. Plus, learn from local chefs, master gardeners and sustainable agriculture experts.  More

New Sweden at 375

July 13 – 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

Opening of 'The Legacy of Currier and Ives: Shaping the American Spirit'

July 13 – October 27, 2013
When Nathanial Currier, a young businessman in New York City, published a lithograph in 1835 showing Planters Hotel in New Orleans after a fire, it ushered in a new era of pictorial journalism. The print established the firm which was to achieve its greatest fame as "Currier & Ives" after 1857 when James Merritt Ives became a partner. Over the next seven decades, the firm consistently provided the public with images that recorded the breaking news of the day. However, as the… More

 

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