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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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Saturday Aug 03, 2013

Featured Events

50th Annual Lewes Antique Show

August 3, 2013
The Lewes Historical Society is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of its Antique Show on August 3rd at the Historical Society Complex at the corner of Second and Shipcarpenter Streets in beautiful downtown Lewes. The show begins at 9:00am and lasts until 4:00pm, general admission is $5.00, and children under 12 are free. The proceeds benefit the Society and are used in educational and preservation programming. Nearly 60 high quality dealers participate in the show that features 18th century… More

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Brewery Tour

Starting August 3, 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

35th Annual Rehoboth Beach Sandcastle Contest

August 3, 2013
  • Location: Fisherman's Beach - North end of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk
  • Times: Begins at 8:30 a.m. Judging begins at 3:00 p.m.
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CATEGORIES: Adult, Children & Smiley's Choice (ages 6 & under) divisions; prizes will be awarded. There will also be a People's Choice Award. Sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce More

Creating Whimsical Masterpieces with John Donato

August 3, 2013
  • Location: The Freeman Stage at Bayside
  • Address: 31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville, DE 19975
  • Times: 10:00am
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Renowned local artist John Donato will delight children during his energetic and educational painting class. John’s art is like walking into a smile factory. Your child will enjoy “hands-on” learning from John to create a masterpiece using one of John’s high-spirited characters and the blasts of color his art is known for. Free for all. Please bring your own chairs. More

Franc D'Ambrosio's Broadway: Songs of the Great White Way

August 3, 2013
  • Location: The Freeman Stage at Bayside
  • Address: 31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville, DE 19975
  • Times: 7:00pm
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Franc D’Ambrosio is best known for his impressive portrayal of the “Phantom” in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award winning Musical, The Phantom Of The Opera. FRANC D’AMBROSIO’S BROADWAY- SONGS OF THE ‘GREAT WHITE WAY’ is a wonderful collection of songs from many well-known shows that have played on the “Great White Way”. This engagement of Franc D’Ambrosio is made possible through funding by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. $10 per… More

Peach Ice Cream Day

August 3, 2013
Family Fun: -Hay Rides (with educational tour and a free peach at the end) -Pony Rides -Petting Zoo -Face Painting -Games -Local food artisans sampling their products Good Eats: -Fifer peach ice cream cone (with donation of any amount to the local 4-H/FFA) All donations go 100% to those groups! -Pulled pork and chicken by competitive team ‘BBQ Grills’ (Dover, DE) -Nage Restaurant - Crab cakes with a peach topping, peach tea, and a peach treats -Lions Club Grille – burgers, hot… More

Splintered Sunlight

August 3, 2013
Calling all Deadheads! Come out and celebrate what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 71st birthday with Philly’s favorite Grateful Dead tribute band Splintered Sunlight! Formed in 1992, Splintered Sunlight quickly became the most popular Grateful Dead Tribute band in the Philadelphia area, gaining praise from Dead Heads and Non Heads alike. Since that time, Splintered Sunlight has become a permanent fixture for music in the mid-Atlantic region, the band has maintained a weekly residency… More

Wyoming Peach Festival

August 3, 2013
  • Location: Town of Wyoming
  • Address: Broad Street and Railroad Avenue, Wyoming, DE 19934
  • Times: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Annual Wyoming Peach Festival will begin with a parade on Camden Wyoming Avenue at 9:00 a.m. The festival will run until 3:00 p.m. and includes live entertainment, craft booths, community organization booths, food booths, and a peach dessert contest. Shuttles will be available from two convenient parking areas, W.B. Simpson Elementary School parking lot on Old North Road and the Wyoming United Methodist Church parking lot on Wyoming Mill Road. More

Riverfront Blues Festival

August 03 – 04, 2013
  • Location: Tubman–Garrett Riverfront Park
  • Address: S. French & Water Streets, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Times: Various
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The Riverfront Blues Festival is a 3 day, outdoor music festival held on the riverfront in Wilmington, Delaware. For more information, please visit http://www.riverfrontbluesfest.com/, More

Introduction to Outdoor Rock Climbing

August 03 – 10, 2013
  • Location: Alapocas Run State Park
  • Address: 165 Bancroft Mill Road, Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Learn top rope 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

French Twist: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray

August 03 – 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

Recognition: Artists for the Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts

August 03 – 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

August 03 – 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

Public Tours of Historic Kent County Courtroom #1

August 03 – December 7, 2013
  • Location: Tours meet at the John Bell House
  • Address: 43 The Green, Dover, DE 19901
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday
  • Times: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
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The First State Heritage Park will add a new public tour to its roster of monthly First Saturday events. The final stage of the recent Kent County Courthouse construction project was the restoration of the original portion of the Courthouse on The Green including its historic Courtroom #1, both of which date back to 1874. The history of Dover is closely tied to the history of Delaware’s courts, and to William Penn’s 1683 establishment of Dover as the site for these courts to meet.… More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

August 03 – 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

August 3, 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

August 3, 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

"What You Didn't Know About the Museum"

August 3, 2013
Ever wonder what goes on behind-the-scenes at the Museum? Or, did you know we have a beautiful Nature Trail behind the Museum? Visit the Museum on Saturday, August 3, to tour our Collections Department, take a guided hike on the Larry Scott Nature Trail, or get up close with live animals from our Education Division! This event is free with admission and free for members. More

Diamond State Base Ball at Twin Lakes

August 3, 2013
"Old style 1860's Base Ball and Beer."  Diamond State vs BBC of Rising Sun at Twin Lakes Brewery.  $10.00 for tour, beer tasting, and baseball game.  Children free.  No pets please.  Rain Date, August 4th, 2013. More

Memories of Jack Lewis Exhibition

August 03 – 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

August 03 – 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

August 03 – 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!

August 03 – 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

Historic Lewes Farmers' Market

August 03 – 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

August 03 – 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
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