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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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Sunday Aug 17, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

August 17, 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

Calendar of Events

Free admission on Sundays to the Delaware Art Museum

Starting August 17, 2014
Admission to the Museum is free to all visitors on Sundays. The admission fee is waived thanks to support from generous individuals. The Delaware Art Museum is best known for its large collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art, works by Wilmington-native Howard Pyle and fellow American illustrators, and urban landscapes by John Sloan and his circle. More

"THE British Invasion Tribute" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

August 17, 2014
Bassist Robert Murdock originally formed the band in 1995 ago along with guitarist Lee Scott Howard and drummer Jeff Alai. The group quickly gained popularity performing note-for-note Classic Rock tribute shows. Several years later, the trio decided to focus solely on the music they all loved growing up. Rather than simply paying tribute to just one artist, they expanded the show to include 1960s Pop and Rock hits from both sides of the Atlantic. More

Rockabilly Rumble at The Queen

August 17, 2014
Rockabilly Rumble is Gable Music Ventures and World Cafe Live at the Queen’s indoor/outdoor music festival that combines rockabilly, swing, and Americana with mouth-watering barbeque and food vendors featuring Best of Delaware "Fat Ricks BBQ", a local craft and flea market and a beer garden with shade to cool you down and games to keep you out of trouble. Kids under 12 get in free! More

Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

August 17 – 19, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 3:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. (Sunday), 5:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. (Monday), 5:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M. (Tuesday)
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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

Always...Patsy Cline

August 17 – 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

Co-op Farmers' Market

August 17 – November 16, 2014
Meet local farmers and choose from just-picked produce, try delicious artisan foods, listen to live music, buy locally hand-crafted goods and get to know folks in your community better. Every Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Newark Natural Foods Co-op. Rain or Shine! More

On-Going Events

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting August 17, 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

Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

August 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 17 – 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

Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

August 17 – 31, 2014
Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings. More

Eating Rehoboth - Culinary Tour

August 17 – October 26, 2014
  • 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. The tours occur two days a week (Friday and Sunday) from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and begins at either Hotel Rehoboth or the The Bellmoor Inn. More

 

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