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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 Sep 06, 2014

Featured Events

Costumes of Downton Abbey®

September 6, 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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Twin Lakes Brewing Company Brewery Tour and Tasting

Starting September 6, 2014
  • Location: Twin Lakes Brewing Company
  • Address: 4210 Kennett Pike, Greenville, DE 19807
  • Venue: Twin Lakes Brewing Company
  • Times: Wednesday (Open from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - tour at 5:00 p.m.); Saturdays (Open from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - tour at 1:00 p.m.)
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Enjoy a relaxed and personalized tour at Twin Lakes Brewing Company as they guide you through the history of beer and brewing plus, their unique brewing process and traditions. More

"Black & Tan Celebration" at The Freeman Stage

September 6, 2014
Don't miss a wonderful evening celebrating the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation and it's program, The Freeman Stage at Bayside! Join us for cocktails and appetizers on the lawn including the traditional Black & Tan Beer as well as Black & Tan cocktails! The dinner menu will feature steak and lobster tail with delicious sides and dessert. After dinner, the deck and lawn will be open for music and specialty bars, including scotch & cigars! More

"Joshua M. Freeman Foundation Golf Tournament" at The Freeman Stage

September 6, 2014
Join us for most exclusive golf event on the shore, the Joshua M Freeman Foundation Golf Tournament! While on the course, various stations will be available for lunch and beverages as well as some of Josh's favorite traditions-cigars, scotch tasting, and music. Don't miss this fun filled day of celebrating the art of golf and the legacy of Josh Freeman. Foursome fee includes 4 tickets to Black & Tan Celebration. More

Amish Country Bike Tour

September 6, 2014
  • Address: 411 Legislative Avenue, Dover, DE 19901
  • Times: Registration: 7-10am/Mass Start 8am/Optional Start Times 7-10am
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Delaware's Annual Amish Country Bike Tour--One of the state's largest and most established cycling event. The bike tour, suited for all ages and abilities, includes 15, 25, 50, 62 and 100-mile loops through the flatlands of Delaware's Amish farmlands. Rest stops include the famous "Pie Stop" at the Amish Schoolhouse, where members of the Amish community and other volunteers serve locally-baked pies and cookies. Several additional food stops will be included, featuring healthy… More

Football- University of Delaware vs Delaware State

September 6, 2014
Catch the 2014 football season at the University of Delaware. More

Historic Odessa Brewfest

September 6, 2014
Beer, food, music... and more The Odessa Brewfest is intended to be an opportunity to sample some of the best regional and national craft beers accompanied by great food, great music, and great people. More

Milton Historical Society Best of Milton Auction and Party

September 6, 2014
The 9th Annual Best of Milton Auction will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 5 to 8 pm. It promises to be a rip roaring evening because this year the “The Best of Milton Auction…Goes 1920’s!” This fun-filled evening will be the bee’s knees with silent and live auctions, tasty hors d’oeuvres and desserts including King’s Homemade Ice Cream, live music and conviviality. A cash bar will offer a selection of wine, Dogfish Head beer, and soft… More

Walking Tour: H2 Oh!

September 6, 2014
Discover the evolution of water power at Hagley from the water wheel to the steam engine. Experience how the DuPont Company harnessed the power of the Brandywine making black powder for more than 120 years. The tour includes a stop at Hagley’s ongoing turbine restoration project. Be prepared to get wet! The tour is adult- and kid-friendly. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Included in price of admission and free for members. Reservations requested, call (302) 658-2400, ext. 261. … More

Cooch's Bridge Battlefield Memorial Service

September 6, 2014 – September 1, 2018
The Battle of Cooch's Bridge was fought on September 3, 1777, between American militia and primarily German soldiers serving alongside the British Army during the American Revolutionary War. It was the only significant military action during the war in the state of Delaware. This event honors the 20-some fallen patriots in unmarked graves. More

On-Going Events

First Saturdays at "Johnson Victrola Museum"

Starting September 6, 2014
  • Location: Johnson Victrola Museum
  • Address: 375 S. New St., Dover, DE 19901
  • Venue: Johnson Victrola Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday
  • Times: 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
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A premier collection of its kind, displaying sound recording industry items dating from the 1890's through 1929. The museum honors Eldridge Reeves Johnson of Dover who founded the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1901. Group tours must be scheduled ahead of time. More

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting September 6, 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

September 6, 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

Brandywine Festival of the Arts

September 06 – 07, 2014
  • Location: Brandywine Park
  • Address: 1001 North Park Drive, Wilmington, DE 19802
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Sat. 10am-6:30pm; Sun. 10am-4pm
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Over 250 juried artists from the region and across the country will be joined by local restaurants and musical performers on Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7 on the banks of the Brandywine River in Downtown Wilmington. Children's activities both days.  Free parking at Baynard Stadium amnd the old Wanamaker's Building at 13 Augustine Cutoff, with shuttle buses running all day. More

 

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