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.
Thursday Aug 07, 2014
August 7, 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…
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August 7, 2014
Shakespeare's glorious tale of magical creatures, love and forgiveness on a faraway island is sure to captivate audiences. This is the story of Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, as he plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm to lure his brother Antonio and the King Alonso of Naples to the island. There, his scheming brings about the revelation of Antonio's lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the…
August 07 – 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
August 07 – 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…
August 07 – October 30, 2014
- Location: Eating Lewes
Recurrence: Recurring every 2 weeks on Thursday
Times: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eating Lewes is a 3-hour culinary adventure through historic Lewes, Delaware! You will enjoy exclusive members-only food & beverage tastings at six of Lewes' best eateries, including a surprise specialty shop. The tours occur on various Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The meeting location will be provided upon purchase of tickets.