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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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Friday Aug 09, 2013

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting August 9, 2013
  • Address: 1284 McD Drive, Dover, DE 19901
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 4:30 and 6:00PM
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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, Oak Barrel Stout and Hop Mountain. More

Lantern Tour of the Old Methodist Cemetery

August 9, 2013
  • Location: Meet at the Johnson Victrola Museum
  • Address: 375 S. New Street, Dover, DE 19901
  • Times: 8:30 p.m.
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The stories of those buried in this historic cemetery help reveal the meanings behind the elaborate rituals associated with death and mourning in the 19th-century as you are guided among the ornately decorated tombstones of the Wesley United Methodist Church’s old historic cemetery. Uncover the meanings of the carefully chosen and crafted funeral art that decorates the tombs of the high and low alike and what those symbols might reveal about the people buried beneath them. Varied and often… More

Nature Explorers

August 9, 2013
Nature Explorers August 5-9 $150 Ages 6-9 Killens Pond is full of amazing places and creatures that will get the naturalist inside of you excited! Explore the park by hiking, boating, games, crafts, and activities. Every day will be an adventure in this exciting camp! 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… More

Storytelling with Bil Lepp

August 9, 2013
  • Address: 1001 N. Park Dr, Wilmington, DE 19802
  • Venue: Brandywine Zoo
  • Times: 11:00 a.m.
Join us for award-winning National Storytelling Champion Bil Lepp as he tours Delaware State Parks to share hilarious stories of his ventures through life. Family-friendly fun for all! Brandywine Zoo's Otter Circle, 11 a.m. More

Storytelling with Bil Lepp

August 9, 2013
  • Address: 1068 Howell School Rd, Bear, DE 19701
  • Times: 6:30 p.m.
Join us for award-winning National Storytelling Champion Bil Lepp as he tours Delaware State Parks to share hilarious stories of his ventures through life. Family-friendly fun for all! Lums Pond State Park, Campground Amphitheater, 6:30 p.m. More

Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Lynchburg Hillcats

August 9, 2013
Fireworks sponsored by Delaware Lottery; Philadelphia Eagles - Jeremiah Trotter Appearance; Blue Rocks Dance Team Performance More

Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Lynchburg Hillcats

August 9, 2013
Fireworks sponsored by Delaware Lottery; Philadelphia Eagles - Jeremiah Trotter Appearance; Blue Rocks Dance Team Performance More

French Twist: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray

August 09 – 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 09 – 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 09 – 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

August 09 – 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 9, 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 9, 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

Rough Science: Sun and Sea

August 9, 2013
  • Location: St. Jones Reserve
  • Times: 9 - 11:30 a.m.
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Combine the Amazing Race with Shark Tank and you have a challenge of a lifetime! Science is more than gloves, microscopes, and lab coats. But, are you adventurous enough to take the plunge into Rough Science? Use your brain, creativity, and common sense to complete the challenge. Will our team of scientists be able to complete their tasks successfully...but more importantly, will you? Are you 8-14 years old and up for the challenge of Rough Science? Meet at the St. Jones Reserve. Space is… More

Senior Softball World Series

August 09 – 10, 2013
  • Location: Lower Sussex Little League Center
  • Address: 34476 Pyle Center Road, Roxana, DE 19945
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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Please see website for the schedule of games. The Senior League Softball World Series is for girls, ages 14-16 and the Center seats approximately 700. More

Memories of Jack Lewis Exhibition

August 09 – 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 09 – 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 09 – 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 09 – 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

Carousel Park Farmers Market

August 09 – September 27, 2013
  • Location: Carousel Park Equestrian Facility
  • Address: 3700 Limestone Rd, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Carousel Park Equestrian Facility
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 2-6 PM

New Sweden at 375

August 09 – 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

Award Winners XIII Exhibition

August 09 – October 13, 2013
For thirteen years, the Biggs Museum has partnered with the Delaware Division of the Arts (DDOA) to showcase the artistic talents of Delaware in an annual summer exhibition. The annual Award Winners exhibition features the talent of the current Individual Artist Fellows of the Delaware Division of the Arts (DDOA). Delaware artists: painters, photographers, sculptors, writers, musicians and craft artisans, have the honor of winning the DDOA's annual distinguished fellowship prizes. The… More

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

August 09 – 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

Eating Rehoboth - Culinary Tour

August 09 – December 1, 2013
  • Location: Eating Rehoboth
  • Venue: Eating Rehoboth
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday
  • Times: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Eating Rehoboth is a 3-hour culinary adventure through downtown Rehoboth Beach, Delaware! You will enjoy exclusive food tastings at five of Rehoboth's best restaurants, paired with delicious wines, local beers or signature cocktails.   Tours also include specialty food shops and beachy outdoor venues. Three of Rehoboth's top restaurateurs have been nominated for prestigious James Beard Awards for culinary excellence. The tours occur two days a week (Friday and Sunday) from 1:00 p.m. -… More

 

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