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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 09, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

August 9, 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… More

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Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting

Starting August 9, 2014
  • Location: Twin Lakes Brewing Company
  • Address: 4210 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807
  • Venue: Twin Lakes Brewing Company
  • Times: Wednesday (Open from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - tour at 5:00 p.m.); Saturdays (Open from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - tour at 1:00 p.m.)
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Enjoy a relaxed and personalized tour at Twin Lakes Brewing Company as they guide you through the history of beer and brewing plus, their unique brewing process and traditions. More

"Creating Whimsical Masterpieces with John Donato" at The Freeman Stage

August 9, 2014
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. More

"Jennifer Nettles - That Girl Tour 2014" at The Freeman Stage

August 9, 2014
Jennifer Nettles, lead vocalist for international super duo Sugarland, has become one of the most popular singer-songwriters in music today. Nettles has won five ASCAP awards for her songwriting abilities, and in 2008 individually received a Grammy Award, ACM Award and CMA Award for penning the emotionally charged, platinum-selling No. 1 hit "Stay." More

"New Inca Son" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

August 9, 2014
The richness of Andean folklore comes alive with New Inca Son, "proud bearer of an indispensable cultural legacy." New Inca Son has won the Boston Music Award; Los Angeles Music Award for "Best World Traditional Group;" and the "Independent Music Award," for "Best Original World Music Song." More

BocceFest 2014

August 9, 2014
Join Major League Bocce and Dogfish Head for the second annual BocceFest at the Cape-May-Lewes Ferry in Lewes, DE on Saturday, August 9th! Games will start at 11:00 am. In addition to the bocce tournament, there will be live music throughout the day. All participants will receive a team t-shirt, discounted drafts of Dogfish Head, food specials, and more! And of course there will be fantastic prizes for the winning bocce teams. Teams need a minimum of four players to complete, but are welcome to… More

By Kids, For Kids- Nation of Innovation

August 9, 2014
Discover the Industrial Revolution at Hagley! Investigate the changes in power, technology, and industry from the nineteenth century to today's world. Visitors will explore and interact with innovations of the past, present, and even explore what the future has to hold! This program is developed by Hagley's Youth Leadership Program. Activities are included in regular admission and free for members. More

Deck Tour on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

August 9, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
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Join the crew for a memorable deck tour of Kalmar Nyckel. Our crew will talk with guests about the ship, its special place in history and what made it unique in 1638 and today. Kids can ring our ship's bell, march around the capstan, and steer the ship using the whipstaff (1630's helm technology predating the wheel). Check out her carvings from the dock before you step aboard. The stern carvings are all newly-painted with period-correct hues, and our gilded figurehead, "Leo the… More

Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

August 9, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal-Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 5:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
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The Kalmar Nyckel offers a wide array of sailing opportunities - from April through October. Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel. While tickets may also be purchased at the dock prior to a scheduled sail, it is best to make reservations. More

Summer Fest

August 9, 2014
  • Location: Greenbank Station
  • Address: 2201 Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, DE 19808
  • Times: 10:30 AM, 12:30 & 2:30 PM
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Come and enjoy one of the last Saturdays of Summer at the Wilmington & Western! Our diesel locomotive will be pulling trains to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove on a 1½-hour round-trip. While at the grove, you'll enjoy a half-hour layover along the banks of the Red Clay Creek. Plus, there will be summertime food and activities throughout the day in the Greenbank Station parking lot. More

SummerFest 2014 on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

August 9, 2014
Come and enjoy one of the last Saturdays of Summer at the Wilmington & Western! Our steam locomotive will be pulling trains to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove on a 1½-hour round-trip. While at the grove, you'll enjoy a half-hour layover along the banks of the Red Clay Creek. Plus, there will be summertime food and activities throughout the day in the Greenbank Station parking lot. More

Walking Tour: “Rocks and Roll Mills”

August 9, 2014
Visitors explore the geology of the Brandywine Valley and its impact on the milling industry. Take home a piece of Delaware Blue Rock as a souvenir. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in price of admission. Reservations requested, call 302-658-2400, ext. 261. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. More

Kayaking "Station Cove"

August 09 – 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 More

On-Going Events

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting August 9, 2014
  • Location: Harvest Ridge Winery
  • Address: 447 Westville Road, Marydel, DE 19964
  • Venue: Harvest Ridge Winery
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M.
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Harvest Ridge Winery is open every day for tastings! For $5, enjoy a flight of 5 of our wines and you may keep the logo glass in which they are served. Guided tours are offered at 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. on Saturdays and Sundays. More

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

August 09 – 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… More

Saturday Farm Fun Days with Special Guests

August 09 – September 27, 2014
  • Location: Coverdale Farm
  • Address: 543 Way Rd, Greenville, DE 19807
  • Venue: Coverdale Farm
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 3 weeks on Saturday
  • Times: 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
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Join us the 3rd Saturday of each month this summer to help take care of our animals. Milk the cow, feed animmals, and more. Stay after chores for a quiet stroll around the farm and pack a snack to enjoy at the picnic tables. More

 

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