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Event Calendar

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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Monday Jul 15, 2013

Calendar of Events

Evening Concert Series: Runaway Train

July 15, 2013
  • Location: Rockford Park
  • Address: 2000 Lookout Drive, Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Times: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
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Bring a picnic, relax, and enjoy an evening of wonderful music! Rockford Tower Concert Series takes place Mondays at 6:30 pm adjacent to the historic Rockford Tower. The tower will be open during each concert. More

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Family Carnival

July 15, 2013
  • Location: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
  • Address: 345 Bear Christiana Road, Bear, DE 19701
  • Times: July 15–20 | Mon.–Fri. 5:30–10 p.m. | Saturday 5–10 p.m.
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The St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Family Carnival celebrates its silver anniversary beginning on Monday, July 15. Tuesday and Wednesday are Family Nights, when patrons can ride all night for $20. The carnival will conclude on Saturday with a traditional worker’s mass (3 p.m.) and Italian dinner (4:30 p.m.). More

Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Lynchburg Hillcats

July 15, 2013
Social Media Night with a Pre-Game Softball Game; $1 Monday More

Delaware Shakespeare Festival

July 15 – 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

Defenders of Delaware

July 15 – 19, 2013
Defenders of Delaware July 15-19 $160 Ages 6-9 From building catapults to exploring the secrets of defending our state this camp has it all! We may be small in size, but mighty in strength! Trips include Fort Delaware, Fort Miles, the Towers, museums and more. 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 information on any of… More

Lecture/tour of His Majesty’s Sloop DeBraak

July 15 – August 26, 2013
Explore the history of the DeBraak which was capsized and lost off the Delaware coast on May 25, 1798. Program includes a trip to the hull facility in nearby Cape Henlopen State Park for a curator-led tour of the surviving section of the ship’s hull. More

Movies on the Beach

July 15 – August 26, 2013
  • Location: On the Beach
  • Address: Dagsworthy Street, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Monday
  • Times: Approximately 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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Bring your family, a blanket, and some popcorn to Dewey beach on Monday for family movie night! Movies will start at approximately 8:30 P.M on the beach at Dagsworthy St. in Dewey. See the following schedule for full movie listings: • 6/17/2013 - The Lorax • 6/24/2013 - Hotel Transylvania • 7/1/2013 - Mirror, Mirror • 7/8/2013 - Here Comes the Boom • 7/15/2013 - Arthur Christmas • 7/22/2013 - Wreck-It Ralph • 7/29/2013 - Brave • 8/5/2013 - The Odd Life of… More

French Twist: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray

July 15 – 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 15 – 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 15 – 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 15, 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 15, 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

"Hydro-Inspired" Photography Exhibit

July 15 – 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 15 – 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 15 – September 7, 2013
  • Location: Lums Pond State Park
  • Address: 1068 Howell School Rd, Bear, DE 19701
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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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

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

July 15 – 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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