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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 17, 2013

Featured Events

Run or Dye - Dover, DE!

August 17, 2013
Run or Dye is the fun run for everyone! No matter your age or fitness level...whether you're a triathlete or this is your first couch-to-5K...Run or Dye is YOUR color-blasted, tye-dyed 5K event.  As we like to say, you haven't lived until you've dyed running!   More

Rehoboth Art League Outdoor Show

August 17 – 18, 2013
  • Address: 12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
  • Times: Saturdays 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sundays 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
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More than a hundred artists working in a variety of media set up shop and sell their creations at this annual art extravaganza set on a shaded and picturesque campus. A great day for browsing, buying or just strolling from tent to tent while enjoying the food and music. More

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting August 17, 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

Hagley's Creek Kids: Innovation and Power

August 17, 2013
Discover the unique innovations incorporated into the Hagley Powder Yards! Explore how turbines harness water power, why roll mills were constructed so unusually, and other sources of power utilized by the DuPont Company. More

Music School of Delaware

August 17, 2013
  • Location: The Freeman Stage at Bayside
  • Address: 31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville, DE 19975
  • Times: 10:00am
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Delaware’s nationally accredited music school will showcase samplings of its finest programs. This children’s hour promises to be musically filled with creative, self expressed fun and learning. Children young and old invited! Free for all. Please bring your own chairs. More

P.O.W. Weekend

August 17, 2013
Step back into 1864 on this special weekend featuring visiting living history and reenactment groups. Park interpreters and volunteers combine to portray people who lived, worked, or were imprisoned at Fort Delaware. Special programs all day including a firing of the massive 8-inch Columbiad cannon. More

Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Potomac Nationals

August 17, 2013
Fireworks sponsored by Bank of America; Star Wars Night; Star Wars Character Appearance; Boy Scouts Sleepover; Noxah Palomo Night More

French Twist: Masterworks of Photography from Atget to Man Ray

August 17 – 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 17 – 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 17 – 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 17 – 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 17, 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 17, 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

First State Symphonic Band Concert

August 17, 2013
  • Location: Bethany Beach Bandstand
  • Address: Garfield Parkway, Bethany Beach, DE
  • Times: 7:30 pm
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Come enjoy an evening of concert band music at the Bethany Beach bandstand on the boardwalk. We will be performing a variety of tunes, including Broadway show tunes, an original piece written by a member of our band, music from some blockbuster Hollywood movies, and ending with Sousa's "The Washington Post March." It's sure to be a fun evening of music at the beach! More

Hilarious Comedian EARTHQUAKE

August 17, 2013
Washington, D.C.'s own renowned comedian, actor and voice artist, will bring down the house with his stand-up show of improvisational and observational comedy, hitting on African-American culture, relationships and more.  You may remember him from: -HBO's Def Comedy Jam -BET's Comic View -Comedy Central's Premium Blend and Weekend at D.L.'s, Real Time with Bill Maher -The CW's Everybody Hates Chris More

Memories of Jack Lewis Exhibition

August 17 – 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 17 – 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 17 – 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 17 – 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 17 – 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 17 – 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 17 – 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 17 – 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

 

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