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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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Wednesday Jul 31, 2013

Calendar of Events

Locals Under the Lights featuring The Stims

July 31, 2013
  • Location: The Freeman Stage at Bayside
  • Address: 31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville, DE 19975
  • Times: 7:00pm
The Stims are a dynamic and organic duo that add their own unique flair to a repertoire of songs that appeal to all ages and include some of their own works of art into the mix as well. Their set lists run the gamut, including songs from Talking Heads, Paul Simon and Johnny Cash to Sublime, Dispatch and Bob Marley among many others. The evening will begin and end with our headliner, with local artists performing in between. Free for all. Please bring your own chairs. More

Repeat Climbers Workout

July 31, 2013
  • Location: Alapocas Run State Park
  • Address: 165 Bancroft Mill Road, Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Times: 6:30 - 8 pm
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Have basic rock climbing experience? The park staff will set up top rope climbs, provide helmets and harnesses, and belay for you. Registration and payment required 24 hours before program date. Ages 14 and up. More

Animal Camp

July 31 – August 2, 2013
Animal Camp July 29-August 2 $160 Ages 6-9 Where are all the wild things? In the forest, the pond, and the sky! We will explore the world of the wild in this amazing camp. Days include learning about “snakes, turtles, and lizards oh my!” trips to the State Fair and the Brandywine Zoo, and so much 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… More

Bonfires on the Beach

July 31 – August 28, 2013
  • Location: On the Beach
  • Address: Dagsworthy Street, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: Approximately 7:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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Want “S’MORE” fun? Bring your family, beach chair and some marshmallows to the beach at Dagsworthy St. in Dewey on Wednesdays for a bonfire! Bonfires will be held every Wednesday from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM, June 19th through August 28th. PARKING – All metered parking remains in effect; non-metered spaces are FREE Monday-Wednesday after 5:00 PM. These events are WEATHER DEPENDENT. In event of inclement weather, cancellations will be determined no later than 6:00 PM on day of… More

French Twist: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray

July 31 – 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

Lunchtime Concert Series

July 31 – September 25, 2013
Bring your lunch and join us on the Bellevue Arts Center patio or on the lawn while you relax and enjoy our free noontime concerts! For more information and upcoming performers, call the Concert Hotline at (302) 761-6965. Please check our website for more information. More

Pick-Up Volleyball League at Bellevue

July 31 – September 25, 2013
  • Address: 720 Carr Road, Wilmington, DE 19809
  • Venue: Bellevue State Park
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 6 PM
People of all skill levels are encouraged to participate. There is no fee to play and preregistration is not necessary. Meet at the Volleyball court near Pavilion 3 next to the pond. More

Recognition: Artists for the Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts

July 31 – October 14, 2013
The Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts was founded in 1980 by three artists to augment art education for Delaware high school students. The Foundation provides scholarships that allow these aspiring artists to explore their creativity and artistic skills. This exhibition features 50 works of art in a variety of media and includes drawings by high school students who have participated in the Foundation’s competitive Excellence in Drawing competition. Organized by the Delaware Art… More

Grab a Group and Go! Rock Climbing

July 31 – 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

Brewery Tour

July 31 – December 11, 2013
  • Address: 1284 McD Drive, Dover, DE 19901
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 5 and 6PM
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Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, five samples, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Oak Barrel Stout and Hop Mountain. More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

July 31 – 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 31, 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 31, 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

Delaware Symphony Orchestra's "David Amado and Friends"

July 31, 2013
This concert features all DSO musicians and is held in the Gold Ballroom at the Hotel DuPont.  This performance includes music by Mozart with David Amato on piano. More

Paddle Adventure on the Blackbird

July 31, 2013
  • Location: Blackbird Creek Reserve
  • Address: 801 Blackbird Landing Road, Townsend, DE
  • Times: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
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Take a canoe adventure up Blackbird Creek to observe the various habitats and wildlife in and along the creek. Wear comfortable clothing. Life jackets will be provided and are required to be worn. Canoeing experience is preferred but not required. The canoe trip will meet at the Blackbird Creek Reserve at 801 Blackbird Landing Road in Townsend, Delaware. Space is limited. You must be at least 14 years of age to paddle. Space is limited and registration is required.     More

Memories of Jack Lewis Exhibition

July 31 – August 25, 2013
A special exhibition celebrating the artistic career of Jack Lewis. Works from the State of Delaware, The Rehoboth Art League, Raubacher Gallery and the Lewis family collection. Lewis was one of Delaware's most celebrated artists and known by many for his engaging paintings of people and scenery throughout Delaware. More

"Hydro-Inspired" Photography Exhibit

July 31 – 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 31 – 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 31 – 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

New Sweden at 375

July 31 – 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

Wilmington Farmers Market

July 31 – October 16, 2013
  • Location: Rodney Square
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Fresh vegetables, flowers, prepared meals, a variety of vendors + music.  More

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

July 31 – 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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