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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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Thursday Aug 14, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

August 14, 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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"Tommy Edward as Sir Rod" at The Freeman Stage

August 14, 2014
Tommy Edward as SIR ROD STEWART is in it's 15th year running. Tommy Edward has captured the wild hair, the sweet soulful raspy voice and the body language of the real Rod Stewart himself. Combining the image of Rod Stewart with contests, sing-alongs, fans on-stage, balloons, freebies, family photos, costume changes, and a great band, Tommy Edward wins over packed houses every night. More

Always...Patsy Cline

August 14 – 24, 2014
  • Location: Candlelight Theatre
  • Address: 2208 Millers Road, Wilmington, DE 19810
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Various
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More than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963, the show is based on a true story about Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her untimely death. 27 songs in all including "Crazy", "I Fall to Pieces", "Sweet Dreams", "She's Got You" and "Walking After… More

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Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

August 14 – 17, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. (Thursday), 2:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M. (Saturday), 11:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. (Sunday)
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Come Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware. Landlubbers - come walk the plank of this authentic seagoing re-creation of a 17th-Century Dutch Pinnace. Our crew don pirate and sailor garb, and guests are encouraged to dress up as well. The kids will enjoy a pirate story or help raise the Jolly Roger, and the adults will enjoy a history talk. Both kids and adults can try their hand at a scavenger hunt with a treasure at the end! See the ship's cannons and imagine being at the helm of… More

An Illegal Activity: The Underground Railroad in Delaware

August 14 – 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

 

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