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.
Thursday Aug 21, 2014
August 21, 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…
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August 21, 2014
Back by popular demand, Local Under the Lights is returning for a second season at The Freeman Stage! Sit back, relax and enjoy local artists performing on the same stage as national recording artists like The Beach Boys, Jennifer Nettles and Barenaked Ladies.
August 21 – 24, 2014
- Location: Candlelight Theatre
Address: 2208 Millers Road,
Wilmington, DE 19810
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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…
August 21 – 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…
August 21 – October 30, 2014
- Location: Eating Lewes
Recurrence: Recurring every 2 weeks on Thursday
Times: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Eating Lewes is a 3-hour culinary adventure through historic Lewes, Delaware! You will enjoy exclusive members-only food & beverage tastings at six of Lewes' best eateries, including a surprise specialty shop. The tours occur on various Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The meeting location will be provided upon purchase of tickets.