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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 Oct 19, 2013

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting October 19, 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

17th Annual Delaware Pride Festival

October 19, 2013
  • Location: Battery Park
  • Address: 30 Clinton St, Delaware City, DE 19706
  • Times: 12PM - 5PM
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This year’s festival will be held in the beautiful and historic Battery Park, located along the Delaware River at the foot of Clinton Street in the heart of Delaware City, DE. The Delaware Pride Festival has become the largest GLBT Event in Delaware. In 2013 we saw historic achievements within Delaware with the passing of the Same-Sex Marriage Bill & the passing of the Transgender Nondiscrimination Law, which we expect to lead to a historic turnout at this year’s Delaware… More

American Moderns Lecture: What Modern Means

October 19, 2013
Expanding on the exhibition American Moderns, Terry Carbone, the Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum, will give an exciting lecture exploring how modern art represents an encounter with the remade world of the 20th century and its revolutions in urbanization, mass-production, rapid communications, fast food, and fashion. Register in advance. More

American Moderns Saturday Symposium

October 19, 2013
This symposium includes an exhibition talk with Heather Campbell Coyle, Curator of American Art; “American Moderns Lecture: What Modern Means” with Terry Carbone; and a presentation on conserving modern paintings with Mark Bockrath, Paintings Conservator at Barbara A. Buckley & Associates Painting Conservation. This program is in partnership with the University of Delaware’s Friends of Art History. More

Coastal Concerts Presents the Orion String Quartet

October 19, 2013
  • Location: Bethel United Methodist Church Hall
  • Address: Fourth and Market Streets, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 7 PM
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The Orion String Quartet opens Coastal Concerts’ 15th season of presenting world-renowned classical musicians. One of America’s foremost string quartets, the ensemble currently serves as Artist Members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Quartet-in-Residence at New York’s Mannes College of Music. Together for more than 25 years, the Orion has been consistently praised for the fresh perspective and individuality it brings to live performances. The October 19… More

Grab a Group and Go! Rock Climbing

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

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

2013 Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival

October 19 – 20, 2013
  • Location: Rehoboth Beach
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Various
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Come visit the greatest jazz festival in the world in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Shows this year will be held on 3 stages - the Rebhoboth Convention Center, the Rehoboth Theatre of the Arts and Epworth Church. Plus there will be many local resturants and bars offering great entertainment. For a schedule of this year's performances, visit http://www.rehobothjazz.com/. More

Hagley Craft Fair

October 19 – 20, 2013
  • Location: United States
  • Address: 298 Buck Road East, Greenville, DE 19807
  • Venue: Hagley Museum and Library
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun.
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This artisans’ marketplace brings talented artisans from the Mid-Atlantic area to display and sell fine arts and crafts. This premier show will feature works in wood, pottery, jewelry, fibers, metal, and other media. Use Hagley's Buck Road East entrance off Route 100 in Wilmington, Delaware. More

Swan Lake

October 19 – 20, 2013
  • Address: 818 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Grand Opera House
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Oct. 19 7:00 pm, Oct. 20 2:00 pm
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First State Ballet Theatre, Delaware's professional ballet company, presents Swan Lake in a beautiful production staged by Kirov trained artistic director Pasha Kambalov featuring spectacular dancing by the company's 22 professional dancers, Tchaikovsky's dramatic score and gorgeous costumes created in Russia. More

Autumn Leaf Special

October 19 – 26, 2013
Travel the Wilmington and Western Railroad for their "Autumn Leaf Special" ride on a steam or diesel powered locomotive. Enjoy the splendor of the season, with 1 ½-hour round-trips to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, or 2 ½-hour round-trips to Hockessin. Make sure to bring your camera!   More

Hauntings in History Walking Tours

October 19 – 26, 2013
  • Address: 2 East Fourth St., New Castle, DE 19720
  • Venue: Amstel House
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 7:00, 7:30 & 8:30 p.m.
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Come join us in Old New Castle for our annual Ghost Tours…but only if you dare! Beware of goblins, ghosts and poltergeists as you venture out on autumn evenings and discover the darker side of history by taking the only ghost tour of Old New Castle that brings you inside one of New Castle’s most haunted mansions - The Amstel House! After exploring the legendary Amstel House you’ll venture out into the dark, cool night to search for other New Castle myths and tales of the… More

Hayrides at Hagley

October 19 – 26, 2013
  • Location: United States
  • Address: 201 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, DE 19807
  • Venue: Hagley Museum and Library
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
On Saturdays in October, families can take a hayride along the Brandywine to experience the beautiful fall foliage in the Powder Yard. Visitors can see a gunpowder explosion, the roll mill in action, and working nineteenth-century machines. Included with admission, free for members. Use Hagley's main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware. More

Fifer Fall Fest

October 19 – 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 19 – 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

Screams at the Beach

October 19 – November 2, 2013
The town of All Hallow’s was once a flourishing settlement but now has fallen into disarray with shocking mayhem around every corner. Stroll through themed houses and the Crimson Woods. Screams at the Beach welcomes families but warns that this is an experience of frights and screams. They are located at 22518 Lewes Georgetown Highway in Georgetown, Delaware on the grounds of Sports at the Beach.  For more information, call 302-856-7400. More

Decorator Showhouse and Gardens

October 19 – 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 19 – 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 19 – 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

American Moderns, 1910-1960: From O'Keeffe to Rockwell

October 19, 2013 – January 5, 2014
American Moderns features 57 paintings and sculptures that highlight changes in American art and culture during the fascinating half-century from 1910 through 1960. The exhibition’s major themes include cubist experiments, images of modern structures, and stylized renditions of traditional subjects, such as landscapes and still life arrangements. The pictures feature a cast of engaging characters including a tattoo artist, a confidence man, boxers, and independent women. More

The Look of Love: Eye Miniatures from the Skier Collection

October 19, 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 19, 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 19, 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

Ghosts in the Graveyard at Old Swedes

October 19 – 26, 2013
Hear ghostly tales and legends. See if you can solve the mystery of the late night bell ringing at Old Swedes. Reservations required.  Tours are an hour long and begin every 30 minutes. More

Paranormal Ghost Tours at Fort Delaware

October 19 – 26, 2013
Back by popular demand! Join the Delaware Ghost Hunters, Inc. and park staff for three hour recreational paranormal investigations in October. Participants experience an actual paranormal investigation using electronic magnetic field detectors, data recorders and temperature sensors. This program is limited to ages 12 and older. Boat departs from Delaware City dock promptly at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $40 per person. Friday and Saturdays in October, 6:30 and 9:30. October 26th- No 9:30 p.m. tour. More
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