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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 Sep 04, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

September 4, 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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Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

September 04 – 06, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. (Sunday), 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. (Monday), 12:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. (Wednesday), 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. (Thursday), 4:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. (Saturday)
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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

Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

September 04 – 07, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 2:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Monday), 4:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (Wednesday), 4:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (Thursday), 4:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. (Sunday)
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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

Eating Lewes - Culinary Tour

September 04 – October 30, 2014
  • Location: Eating Lewes
  • Recurrence: Recurring every 2 weeks on Thursday
  • Times: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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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. More

 

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