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Event Calendar

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 30, 2012

Calendar of Events

Delaware Dines Out

September 30, 2012
Delaware's largest restaurant week. Visit their website for menus and participating locations.  More

Monkey Fist Keychains

September 30, 2012
Make your own rope keychain! Monkey fists had special significance to sailors because it was often the first thing that connected them to land at the end of a long sea voyage. A monkey fist was used to give weight to the small having ropes which were used to pull the larger ropes used to secure the ship to shore. We’ll provide all the materials and instruction for you to make your own! Pre-register. Ages 12 and up Participants must be at least 12 years of age $10 per person More

Nascar International Speedway Race

September 30, 2012
NASCAR comes to Dover September 28-30 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

The Great Monarch Migration

September 30, 2012
Every fall, millions of monarch butterflies begin their southward migration to Mexico, traveling up to 100 miles a day and eventually covering more than 2,000 miles! Learn about the incredible life-cycle of the monarch, and find out if they will really make it all the way to Mexico. Learn about an international research project to catch, tag, and release these insects, and maybe tag some monarchs of our own! No pre-registration necessary. Age: All Cost $4 More

Possum Point Players presents CITY OF ANGELS

September 30 – October 7, 2012
Possum Point Players presents CITY OF ANGELS Music by Cy Coleman Lyrics by David Zippel Book by Larry Gelbart Directed by Kenney Workman Musical Direction by Melanie Bradley September 28, 29, October 5, and 6, 2012, at 8 PM September 30 and October 7, 2012, at 2 PM at Possum Hall in Georgetown, DE Tickets are $23 for adults; $22 for students and seniors Tickets are on sale online at www.possumpointplayers.org and also by phone at 302-856-4560. CITY OF ANGELS is the rarest of musical comedies-… More

Fifer Orchards - Fifer Fall Fest

September 30 – October 31, 2012
6 Acre corn maze (with trivia stations) - Mini corn maze (5 and under) - Free small pumpkin included in admission - Pumpkin painting - Super straw slides - Straw castle - Mini straw maze - Tricycle races - Corn crib - Rubber ducky races - Pumpkin checkers - Free parking Saturdays Only: - Petting zoo - Hay rides - Pony rides - Face painting - Pumpkin train - Live entertainment - Lions Club Grille will be open with food and beverages - Kettle corn, caramel apples, and more *Call for prices and… More

Jenny Drumgoole: The Real Woman of Philadelphia Cream Cheese Contest

September 30 – November 1, 2012
Philadelphia artist Jenny Drumgoole’s work questions our cultural obsession with celebrity. Real Women of Philadelphia is a mockumentary of her own quest to meet Southern culinary star Paula Dean. More

Co-Op Farmers’ Market

September 30 – November 18, 2012
  • Location: Newark Natural Foods Co-Op
  • Address: 280 East Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
  • Times: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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The Co-op Farmers Market is sponsored by area farmers and the Newark Natural Foods Cooperative. The market meets every Sunday, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the front parking lot of Newark Natural Foods. The season runs from the first Sunday in May to the Sunday before Thanksgiving of each year. At the Co-op Farmers Market, you will be able to: shop for local foods and handcrafted goods; talk about food with real farmers who grow it; see many friends and make new ones there-it is… More

Alison Stigora: Natural Forces

September 30 – December 9, 2012
Alison Stigora Natural Forces Constance S. and Robert J. Hennessy Project Space September 7 – December 9, 2012 Stigora creates elaborate gallery installations using burnt wood. Her work explores human activity and the destructive forces of nature. More

Kelly Kozma: Play Next Episode

September 30 – December 16, 2012
Kozma presents colorful, hand-embroidered pencil drawings of organo-geometric forms that generate a dialogue about the natural and built environment. More

The American Eagle: Symbol of Freedom and Enterprise to the du Pont Family

September 30, 2012 – January 1, 2013
The image of the eagle has been an important icon in the history of the du Pont family. The du Pont family came to America on the ship “American Eagle," the DuPont Company's first product was Eagle Gun Powder, and decorative arts collected by Mrs. Louise du Pont Crowninshield were adorned with eagles, a common symbolic element in Federal-style furnishings. This exhibit is on display in the du Pont family ancestral home, Eleutherian Mills. Included in regular admission and tour. Free for members.… More

A Lasting Legacy

September 30, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Commemorating the nation’s most successful university-museum partnership, A Lasting Legacy explores the changing roles of conservation and curatorial scholarship over the past 60 years. More

Nicholas Kripal: New Work

September 30, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Kripal’s elegant ceramic forms derive their shape from disposable food containers of the past. His work straddles the line between fine art and design. More

Nicholas Kripal: New Work

September 30, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Nicholas Kripal: New Work E. Avery Draper Gallery September 22, 2012 – January 6, 2013 Kripal’s elegant ceramic forms derive their shape from disposable food containers of the past. His work straddles the line between fine art and design. More

Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition

September 30, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Winterthur’s major new exhibition, Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition, is a joyous celebration of objects and imagery created in response to society’s love of wine. Featuring more than 300 objects, Uncorked! explores how wine was marketed, consumed, and enjoyed in America and Britain from the 1600s through the 1800s. A wide range of materials are represented, from wine bottles, decanters, and cellarettes to lead figures of Bacchus and “Champagne Charlie” song sheets.… More

Young Country: Rural Themes in Art

September 30, 2012 – January 27, 2013
Young Country specifically examines how artists living in “fringe” art centers are re-defining ideas of fine art, class, and “country” in America. More

On-Going Events

New Castle Farmers Market

Starting September 30, 2012
  • Address: 110 N Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Amazing food, value and fun for the entire family! Over 70 individual owner operated shoping including PA dutch meats, baked good and much more!.  More

 

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