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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 Sep 22, 2013

Featured Events

Wine & Dinosaurs

September 22, 2013
Gather your friends for an afternoon enjoying premium wine and specialty beers at the Wine & Dinosaurs event. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, spectacular live music, wine and beer talks by local experts, and a fantastic silent auction. Plus, marvel at the Delaware Museum of Natural History's most curious and never before seen creatures! More

Calendar of Events

Any Given Monday

September 22, 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

Eat in the Street - Downtown Milford

September 22, 2013
  • Address: Walnut Street between Park and SE Front Street, Milford, DE 19963
  • Times: 5:00 p.m.
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Join Downtown Milford for a unique farm-to-table (to street) event! Enjoy a sit down dinner prepared by Milford chefs using locally grown foods. Tickets are $50 per person and are available by calling 302-839-1180. More

Fall Equinox Labyrinth Walk

September 22, 2013
Celebrate the beginning of fall with a walk in the Museum’s Labyrinth in the Anthony N. Fusco Reservoir! More

Farmer & Foodie Festival

September 22, 2013
A family friendly festival celebrating our local farming community and local artisans. In addition to a farmers market, local artisans and an Art Crawl, the day is highlighted by complimentary Horse & Carriage Rides, Hay Rides, a 16 Mile Beer Garden, Live Music all afternoon and, for the kids, face painting, pumpkin decorating and scarecrow making. FREE ADMISSION More

Oktoberfest at the Delaware Saengerbund

September 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

Taiwan Film Festival

September 22, 2013
The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to be a venue for the fifth year of the Taiwan Film Festival, presented by Hanlin Chinese Culture Association, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (USA), and Taipei Culture Center in New York. For more information on the Taiwan Film Festival, including full film descriptions, visit hanlincca.org. More

Tour the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge

September 22, 2013
Join volunteer, Ray Cullom, for a tour of the Refuge. Find out how the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is managed for wildlife, visit different habitats, and walk a trail. Please, meet at the Visitor Center and remember to bring your binoculars. More

Recognition: Artists for the Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts

September 22 – 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 22 – 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

Fifer Fall Fest

September 22 – 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 22 – 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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

Les Miserables

September 22 – 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 22 – 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 22 – 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 22 – 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

CUR(EAT): A Food Based Exhibition

September 22 – November 17, 2013
CUR(EAT) is a series of socially engaged artworks that involve visitors in literal and metaphorical taste-tests. The exhibition initiates a dialogue surrounding art and creative ritual. The Act Of Drinking Beer With Friends Is The Highest Form Of Art Tom Marioni will build a beer bar featured in the gallery with local guest celebrities on select Wednesdays at the DCCA. More

Eating Rehoboth - Culinary Tour

September 22 – December 1, 2013
  • 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. Three of Rehoboth's top restaurateurs have been nominated for prestigious James Beard Awards for culinary excellence. The tours occur two days a week (Friday and Sunday) from 1:00 p.m. -… More

Femfolio

September 22, 2013 – January 12, 2014
  • Location: Delaware Art Museum
  • Address: 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Venue: Delaware Art Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Wed-Sat 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun 12-4 p.m.
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 Special exhibit on view in Gallery 9:  This print portfolio assembles 20 women artists important to the feminist art movement of the 1970s, published by the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. More

Erica Loustau: Exodus

September 22, 2013 – February 17, 2014
Loustau transforms the DCCA atrium into a sweeping exhibition of origami birds. Arranged in voluminous flocks that appear to fly through the museum, Loustau states that the dynamic sculpture reflects how we “swarm around news flashes or current trends.” More

 

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