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Delaware offers fun and entertaining events year-round that are ideal for your next getaway. Searching for weekend events? Visit the Delaware Tourism Office blog for weekly event postings. Delaware is home to the Firefly Music Festival, Punkin' Chunkin' World Championship, two NASCAR race weekends and exciting cultural and seasonal events plus, action packed sporting events. 

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Sunday Oct 06, 2013

Featured Events

2013 Delaware Auto Show

October 6, 2013
NEW 2014 models, sports stars, mascots and more! Perfect fun filled indoor event for the entire family. More

Calendar of Events

Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale at the beach

October 6, 2013
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily (store hours may vary)
The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce announces their Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale. It is a weekend full of fabulous fun! Find deals galore at the Sidewalk Sale; visit the Christmas Shop; participate in Boardwalk Buddy Walk or meet some of your favorite furry friends as Greyhounds Reach the Beach. The Rehoboth Beach – Dewey Beach resort area has something for everyone! For more information, call the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce at (302) 227 – 6446 or visit… More

Mélomanie at the DCCA

October 6, 2013
Mélomanie - the internationally acclaimed Wilmington music ensemble noted for provocative pairings of early and contemporary works - makes an exciting move this fall, bringing its concert series to the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts. Purchase tickets at: www.melomanie.org DCCA Members receive a discount with the code “DCCA.” More

Recognition: Artists for the Delaware Foundation for the Visual Arts

October 06 – 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

October 06 – 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

October 06 – 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

October 06 – 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

Decorator Showhouse and Gardens

October 06 – November 3, 2013
  • Address: 1106 Hopeton Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10a-5p Sunday 12-5p Extended hours Thursday until 8 p Closed Mondays
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Discover the artistry of the area's best interior decorators and landscape professionals. The architectural charm is combined with today's modern design in this stunning 1927 Tudor style home. Additional information on tickets and parking can be found at www.oxforddecoratorshowhouse.com More

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

October 06 – 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

October 06 – 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

October 6, 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

October 6, 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

October 6, 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

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

October 06 – 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'

October 06 – 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!

October 06 – November 14, 2013
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

October 06 – 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

October 06 – 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

October 6, 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

October 6, 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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