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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 21, 2013

Featured Events

St. Hedwig's Polish Festival

September 21, 2013
The St. Hedwig's Polish Festival in Wilmington, Delaware offers family friendly activities and authentic Polish cuisine.  More

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting September 21, 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

"Best of Milton" Auction and Party

September 21, 2013
  • Location: Milton Fire Hall
  • Address: 116 Front St., Milton, DE 19968
  • Times: 4:00 pm until 7:30 pm
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8th Annual “Best of Milton” Auction and Party What better way to greet the Fall season than with the sound of gavels hitting the auction block? In addition to the silent and live auctions offering many intriguing items and amazing opportunities, there will be a delicious selection of hors d’oeuvres, live music provided by the piano and sax duo Vincent Verrassi and Ken Cicerale, and desserts including King’s Homemade Ice Cream. A cash bar will be available with… More

15th Annual Lewes Artists' Studio Tour

September 21, 2013
  • Location: Various studios within the City of Lewes
  • Times: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Nineteen regionally and nationally-acclaimed Lewes artists will open their studios on Saturday, September 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a unique opportunity to meet artists in their studios, see them at work and perhaps win an original piece of art. The tour is free! The tour showcases the diverse talent in the Lewes art community and gives the public a chance to explore and discover the variety of media presented. Painting, textiles, photography, jewelry, wood and mosaics are represented.… More

A Tribute to The Four Tops Shadows of the 60's

September 21, 2013
Dave Revels' Shadows of the 60's: A Tribute to the Four Tops is the perfect way to kick off our 12th season! In this Tribute production show, Shadow's of the 60's perform their hits that span three decades, the 1960's to the 1980's. Great care is taken to reproduce the music, note for note and in the original keys and arrangements. Considered by many to be the best male vocal group and lead singer ever produced by Motown, The Four Tops hold the distinction of being the longest-lived group in… More

Any Given Monday

September 21, 2013
Lenny is a great guy: a good teacher, an excellent father and a loving husband. So when his daughter has a crisis of faith and his wife leaves him for a smooth-talking casanova who builds Wal-marts, his life is shattered. While Lenny consoles himself with pizza and Monday Night Football, his best friend Mickey takes matters into his own hands. Now Lenny must contemplate what he will stand up for and who he will stand up to. A comedy about the curveballs life throws at you, Any Given Monday asks… More

Any Given Monday

September 21, 2013
Lenny is a great guy: a good teacher, an excellent father and a loving husband. So when his daughter has a crisis of faith and his wife leaves him for a smooth-talking casanova who builds Wal-marts, his life is shattered. While Lenny consoles himself with pizza and Monday Night Football, his best friend Mickey takes matters into his own hands. Now Lenny must contemplate what he will stand up for and who he will stand up to. A comedy about the curveballs life throws at you, Any Given Monday asks… More

HOGS AND HOPS Craft Beer and BBQ Festival

September 21, 2013
Hogs and Hops is a Craft Beer and BBQ festival featuring a Kansas City BBQ Society BBQ professional circuit BBQ competition. Hogs and Hops is a family friendly event with lots of free and very low cost activities for children of all ages, and lots of fun for the adults as well. Hogs and Hops features food vendors and merchandise vendors from all over Delaware so you can see and taste the best our state has to offer. Come to Hogs and Hops and enjoy a day of family fun, live music, great BBQ, and… More

Intro to Rock Climbing

September 21, 2013
Join our climbing team for some top rope rock climbing. After a brief introduction about equipment and safety, you will get harnessed up and climb on our natural rock wall. Harness, helmet, ropes, and belayers provided. $25 per person. Pre-registration and payment required by noon, the Friday before the program. Call (302)577-7020 to register. More

Millsboro Country Festival

September 21, 2013
  • Location: Little League Ball Field
  • Address: 262 W State St, Millsboro, DE 19966
  • Times: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Dukes of Hazzard, Cooter & Garage Band & the General Lee Headline this family-fun All Day Event in Downtown Millsboro. Fun starts at 10 AM on Main Street with Rust Bucket Parade and Flea Ridden Bed Races. Ball Park opens at Noon with Live Music, Food, Beer Garden, Redneck Games and look alike contests, Corn Hole Tournament. Get picture taken and autograph with Dukes of Hazzard Cooter and the General Lee. Local Bands: Charlie Paparella, Dirt Road Outlawz and Randy Lee Ashcraft More

Oktoberfest at the Delaware Saengerbund

September 21 – 22, 2013
  • Location: Delaware Saengerbund
  • Address: 49 Salem Church Road, Newark, DE
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Friday 5-11pm, Saturday 12-11pm, Sunday 12-6pm
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Fun for the whole family! Opening parade is Friday at 7pm. There will be Bavarian dancers and a German band for your entertainment. Numerous selections of German delicacies as well as imported gifts and souvenirs. More

Recognition: Artists for the Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts

September 21 – 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

September 21 – 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

Walking Tour: Rocks and Roll Mills

September 21 – October 19, 2013
Explore the geology of the Brandywine Valley and its impact on the milling industry on a tour created and led by Hagley Guide Tom Stack. Visitors will work with fellow guests to cut a piece of Delaware Blue Rock and take a souvenir home. Tour involves walking on uneven ground. Please dress appropriately. Walking tour is included in cost of admission. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. More

Fifer Fall Fest

September 21 – October 31, 2013
Fifer Fall Fest 2013 September 16th – October 31st Enter – 10am-5pm (Monday-Friday) Enter – 10am-4pm (Saturday) **Closed Sundays** Corn Maze Activity Area includes: -6 acre corn maze (with trivia stations) and observation deck -Mini corn maze (5 and under) -Free small pumpkin included in admission -Pumpkin painting -Super straw slides -Spider straw castle with farm volleyball -New! Zip swing -Pony hop races -Mini straw maze -Tractor tricycles -Corn crib -Rubber ducky races… More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

September 21 – 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

The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection

September 21, 2013 – January 5, 2014
On loan from the Birmingham Museum of Art, this unique exhibition features hand-painted portraits of individual eyes. In this late-18th-century art form, fragile watercolors were meticulously dabbed on tiny pieces of ivory ensconced in jewelry forms. Lavishly adorned with jewels, the portraits set into brooches, rings, lockets, pendants, small boxes, toothpick cases, most from England, are few in number. The collection the Skiers have assembled is considered the largest of its kind, with only… More

Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience

September 21, 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

September 21, 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

Historic Lewes Farmers' Market

September 21 – 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

September 21 – 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

Les Miserables

September 21 – October 6, 2013
This international smash-hit may be the most popular musical in the world. Epic, grand and uplifting, LES MISÉRABLES packs an emotional wallop that has thrilled audiences all over the world. The sung-through pop opera overflows with melodies that are already standards. In 19th century France, Jean Valjean is released from 19 years of unjust imprisonment, but finds nothing in store for him but mistrust and mistreatment. He breaks his parole in hopes of starting a new life, initiating a… More

Award Winners XIII Exhibition

September 21 – 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'

September 21 – 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

Go Ape at Lums Pond State Park!

September 21 – November 14, 2013
  • Location: Lums Pond State Park
  • Address: 1068 Howell School Rd, Bear, DE 19701
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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
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