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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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Saturday Nov 02, 2013

Featured Events

Fringe Festival - Wilmington

November 02 – 03, 2013
Fringe Wilmington is a celebration of unconventional & experimental art. Fringe Wilmington gives artists of all creative disciplines an opportunity to explore the outer edges of their art. More

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting November 2, 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

Biggs Museum: Delaware By Hand Holiday Market

November 2, 2013
Join us in celebrating and supporting the Delaware artists and artisans who comprise the non-profit organization Delaware By Hand (DBH). The media featured includes hand blown glass, woodwork, painting, jewelry, pottery and sculpture. This special DBH Holiday Market features 24 member booths with seasonal merchandise available for purchase. More

Dover Officers’ Spouses’ Club Craft & Holiday Show

November 2, 2013
  • Location: Delaware State Fairgrounds
  • Address: 18500 South DuPont Highway, Harrington, DE 19952
  • Times: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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The Dover Offices’ Spouses’ Club Craft and Holiday Show is the largest single day craft show on the East Coast This is the events 30th year. All booth and admission proceeds go towards local and national charitable giving, or the DOSC military dependedants scholarship funds. Showcasing over 160 artisans from 8 states, with vendors offering everything from traditional décor and gifts - to the latest trends in jewelry, holiday décor, and gourmet baked goods. The DOSC… More

First State Heritage Park 18th Century Market Fair

November 2, 2013
Leave the 21st century behind at the First State Heritage Park 18th Century Market Fair which recreates the sights and sounds of the autumn market fairs held on The Green in Dover in the mid-1700s. Watch the comical interactive performance of Dr. Balthasar and his Marvelous Miracle Medicine Show. Enjoy 18th-century style entertainment like Signora Bella who brings to life the tradition of the travelling performer of the eighteenth century as she juggles knives and flaming torches on the rola… More

Frightland

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

Paranormal Investigation in Old New Castle!

November 2, 2013
Join the team of Delmarva Historic Haunts for a night investigating three of Old New Castle's most historic and "active" buildings - The Amstel House, The Dutch House and The Old Library! You'll have a chance to see for yourself what happens in these buildings after dark, and maybe meet some of the "previous residents." This is the last paranormal investigation for 2013 so don't miss it! Call for reservations soon - these events sell out early! More

Screams at the Beach

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

Autumn Leaf Special

November 02 – 03, 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

Decorator Showhouse and Gardens

November 02 – 03, 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

World Championship Punkin Chunkin

November 02 – 03, 2013
  • Address: Seashore Highway and Chaplains Chapel Road., Bridgeville, DE
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Various
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The World Championship Punkin Chunkin is an annual competition for throwing pumpkins using catapults, air cannons and much more! The Punkin Chunkin Championship draws thousands of visitors to the area and is aired on the Discovery Channel every Thanksiving.  More

Public Tours of Historic Kent County Courtroom #1

November 02 – December 7, 2013
  • Location: Tours meet at the John Bell House
  • Address: 43 The Green, Dover, DE 19901
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday
  • Times: 1:30-4:30 p.m.
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The First State Heritage Park will add a new public tour to its roster of monthly First Saturday events. The final stage of the recent Kent County Courthouse construction project was the restoration of the original portion of the Courthouse on The Green including its historic Courtroom #1, both of which date back to 1874. The history of Dover is closely tied to the history of Delaware’s courts, and to William Penn’s 1683 establishment of Dover as the site for these courts to meet.… More

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

November 02 – 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

November 02 – 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

November 2, 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

November 2, 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

November 2, 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

November 2, 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

"Lend Me A Tenor" at DTC

November 02 – 03, 2013
Directed by Bud Martin.  This raucous farce follows a fiery-tempered, world famous Italian superstar as he arrives in Cleveland to make his debut with the local opera company and promptly goes missing! More

Go Ape at Lums Pond State Park!

November 02 – 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

November 02 – 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

First Saturdays in the First State

November 02 – December 7, 2013
On the first Saturday of each month, the First State Heritage Park offers a variety of free programs at each of the park's partner sites, including historical theater or hands-on events at the John Bell House, tours of the two capitol buildings in Delaware's capital city -The Old State House and Legislative Hall, tours of the Governor's residence at Woodburn and Hall House, and monthly lectures at the Delaware Public Archives. Exhibits are also on display at the Johnson Victrola Museum, the… More

Femfolio

November 2, 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

November 2, 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

November 2, 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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