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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 28, 2013

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting September 28, 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

Appetite for Apparitions. Dinner & Ghosts

September 28, 2013
  • Location: Fort Delaware State Park
  • Address: Pea Pach Island, Delaware City, DE 19706
  • Venue: Fort Delaware State Park
  • Times: 5:15 p.m. (6:30 boat) & 7:15 p.m. (8:30 boat)
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Dinner + Ghosts! Enjoy a buffet dinner at Crabby Dick's in Delaware City, followed by a candlelight ghost tour of Fort Delaware. Encounter a surprise or two along the way! More

Nascar International Speedway Race

September 28 – 29, 2013
NASCAR comes to Dover with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Dover offers a variety of fan friendly and family value ticket packages. Call 1-800-441-RACE (7223) or log on to DoverSpeedway.com for more information. More

Recognition: Artists for the Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts

September 28 – 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 28 – 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 28 – 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

Frightland

September 28 – November 2, 2013
Selected by the Travel Channel as one of America’s scariest Halloween attractions, Frightland includes haunted attractions such as the Zombie Prison, Horror Hayrides, Haunted Barn and much more. Frightland also offers carnival amusements and is located in northern Delaware on Route 13 and Port Penn Road, just south of the St. Georges Bridge. For more information, call 302-838-0256.  More

Walking Tour: Rocks and Roll Mills

September 28 – November 30, 2013
Take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the black powder process on a tour created and led by interpreter Steve Patton. Try your hand at graining some powder and don’t miss the explosive finish! 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

Exhibit: Taverns, Taprooms & Tippling Houses of Early New Castle

September 28 – December 29, 2013
  • Location: Old Library Museum
  • Address: 40 East 3rd Street, New Castle, DE 19720
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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"Taverns, Taprooms & Tippling Houses of Early New Castle" explores the history of New Castle’s early taverns that served travelers and others between the 1650s and the 1840s. New Castle had several taverns operating in the city at any given time. Most were located along Delaware Street and The Strand because those were the locations that were most convenient for travelers and people coming into town for court sessions. You'll meet the tavern-keepers and discover why taverns… More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

September 28 – 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 28, 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 28, 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 28, 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

Arts in the Estuary - 20th Anniversary Celebration!

September 28, 2013
Join us as we celebrate the Reserve's 20th anniversary and National Estuaries Day by experiencing the estuary through the artistic viewpoint. Enjoy various artisans, performers, and authors as we join with the John Dickinson Plantation to bring you a cultural view of the estuary! Try your hand at some artwork, buy some native plants from the Delaware Native Plant Society during the native plant sale as you look at your landscaping artistically, and learn tips from local and regional artists.… More

Historic Lewes Farmers' Market

September 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 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 28 – 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 28 – 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 28 – 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

Boo! At the Zoo!

September 28 – October 31, 2013
  • Location: 3 Palms Petting Zoo
  • Address: 924 Blackbird Forest Road, Clayton, DE 19938
  • Venue: 3 Palms Petting Zoo
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
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Our woods have become haunted! Come join us for our second annual "Boo! At the Zoo" Halloween event. We are happy to extend our hours Friday & Saturday nights from September 27th through October 26th and on Halloween night. We will be open from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a walk through our decked out haunted woods. Blackbird Forest at night is spooky enough, but we have a graveyard, ghosts, scarecrows, pumpkins, spiders, and a few other surprises along the way! Spooky, NOT scary, family… More

Go Ape at Lums Pond State Park!

September 28 – 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 28 – 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

Femfolio

September 28, 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 28, 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

"Forging Faith, Building Freedom" exhibit

September 28, 2013 – August 30, 2014
  • Location: Delaware Historical Society
  • Address: 505 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Delaware Historical Society
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Wednesday - Friday 11AM-4PM; Saturday 10AM-4PM
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A special new exhibition in the Delaware History Museum, "Forging Faith, Building Freedom: African American Faith Experiences in Delaware, 1800-1980," celebrating two important anniversaries. Two hundred years ago, Peter Spencer founded the African Union church, the first independent black denomination church in the US. The next year, he started the nation's oldest African American festival, the August Quarterly. The exhibition will be open to the public from September 27 through… More

 

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