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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 Nov 03, 2012

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting November 3, 2012
  • 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

29th Annual Dover Officers' Spouses' Club Craft Show

November 3, 2012
The single largest craft show on the east coast brings more than 120 vendors from eight different states and drawing over 3,500 in attendance. Handcrafted items include lots of Holiday decor, original artwork, unique food items, pottery, custom made jewelry, wood creations, personalized items and much more! Free parking available, as well as free shuttle service from the parking areas to the craft buildings. The DOSC Annual Craft Show is the primary fundraiser for this non-profit organization.… More

Contemporary Country

November 3, 2012
DCCA’s fall fundraiser 2012 celebrates all things Country to benefit DCCA’s exhibition and education programs. Our theme this year is aligned with our current exhibitions of Young Country and Freak Antique that explore the notions of the modern rural landscape, and artists repurposing antique treasures into fantastic imaginings. The DCCA will feature silent and live auctions of incredible opportunities, art for sale by local and regional artists, and great rockabilly style… More

First State Heritage Park 18th Century Market Fair

November 3, 2012
  • Location: The Green
  • Address: 43 The Green, Dover, DE 19901
  • Times: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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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. Chat with living history characters like the Arrogant French Lacemaker. 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… More

Historic Bellevue Arboretum Walk

November 3, 2012
William duPont Sr. planted a wide variety of native and exotic tree species on the grounds surrounding Bellevue Hall. View these trees in their beautiful fall colors while learning a few facts about them. Please pre-register no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, November 2nd by calling (302) 761-6963. Meet at the Arts Center. The fee for this program is $5 per person. More

King of the whole wide world Elvis tribute show

November 3, 2012
  • Location: New Castle County Irish Society
  • Address: 1301 S. Rodney Street, Wilmington,, DE 19805
  • Times: Doors open 5:30 Dinner 6pm, show promptly at 7pm
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Ready to shake rattle and roll? Come out to the New Castle county Irish society for the King of the whole wide world Elvis tribute show featuring a live Elvis tribute artist that will portray the 50's, Movies, 68 Comeback, Early 70's, and later 70's. Backed by Bill Turner and the Blue Smoke Band. Bill turner was the guitar player for Bill Haley and the comets. A portion of the proceeds benefit the VA hospital's homeless vetarens program Call 302-444-7624 or log onto tributeshows.ticketleap.com… More

One Dame Night of Halloween

November 3, 2012
Award winning Dame Edna Impersonator takes Center Stage at NCT! ARDENTOWN, DE- On November 3, 2012, NCT will host Delaware’s own Scott Mason as the award winning Dame Edna Impersonator for a night of hilarious comedy and delicious cuisine with a Halloween twist. “I chose her and I thought she was great” says Barry Humphrey’s, aka the real Dame Edna. Mr. Mason has been thrilling audiences for years as the “official honorary understudy” to Dame Edna. Along with… More

Sea Glass Jewelry Pendant

November 3, 2012
So you found a beautiful piece of sea glass! What do you do with it now? Join us at the Indian River Life-Saving Station to learn how to turn your unique piece of sea glass into a treasured piece of jewelry. Participants will make a simple wire wrap sea glass pendant using a few basic wire wrapping tools, some wire of your choice, and a piece of sea glass that you have found. Haven’t found the perfect piece yet? We will have plenty to choose from. Pre-register. Ages: 12 and up Cost: $15 More

Punkin Chunkin

November 03 – 04, 2012
  • Location: Wheatley Farm, Bridgeville, DE
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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The Punkin Chunkin will be delayed by one day! The event in Bridgeville cancelled the pumpkin throwing event on Friday Nov. 2, but will be open with vendors, concerts and other events taking place Friday afternoon. ??Punkin Chunkin officials said campers are welcome to come and set up on Friday, and that all events are scheduled to go on as planned on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4. Those who purchased advance tickets for the Friday pumpkin throwing event can use the tickets on Saturday or… More

World Championship Punkin Chunkin

November 03 – 04, 2012
  • Address: Seashore Highway and Chaplains Chapel Road., Bridgeville, DE
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Various
  • Visit Website
The Punkin Chunkin will be delayed by one day! The event in Bridgeville cancelled the pumpkin throwing event on Friday Nov. 2, but will be open with vendors, concerts and other events taking place Friday afternoon.  Punkin Chunkin officials said campers are welcome to come and set up on Friday, and that all events are scheduled to go on as planned on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3-4. Those who purchased advance tickets for the Friday pumpkin throwing event can use the tickets on Saturday or… More

Alison Stigora: Natural Forces

November 03 – 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

November 03 – 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

November 3, 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

November 3, 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

November 3, 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

Nicholas Kripal: New Work

November 3, 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

November 3, 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

November 3, 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

The Brothers Quay: Through the Weeping Glass

November 3, 2012 – January 31, 2013
Timothy and Stephen Quay are American-born stop-motion animators whose latest film brings to life the medical history and intrigue behind the Mutter Museum’s collection of 19th century scientific anomalies. More

Freak Antique: Contemporary Art Curios

November 3, 2012 – February 10, 2013
Freak Antique: Contemporary Art Curios DuPont II GalleryOctober 27, 2012 – February 10, 2013 Great expeditions, colonialism, geographic wonders, industrialization, genetic mutations, freak shows, and classical antiquity are some of the subjects of this exhibition-as-cabinet-of-curiosities. More

Rise and Fall: Monumental Duct Tape Drawings by Joe Girandola

November 3, 2012 – February 10, 2013
Girandola uses duct tape to render local, national and global cultural icons. From the Taj Mahal to vintage cars and L.A. diners, his large-scale canvasses reflect layered social commentary through a folk vernacular. More

On-Going Events

New Castle Farmers Market

Starting November 3, 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.
  • Visit Website
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

Wedding Traditions of the du Pont Family, 1813-1915

November 3, 2012
  • Location: 201 Hagley Creek Road
  • Times: Mondays: 9:30 PM - 4:30 PM; tuesdays: 9:30 PM - 4:30 PM; wednesdays: 9:30 PM - 4:30 PM; thursdays: 9:30 PM - 4:30 PM; fridays: 9:30 PM - 4:30 PM; saturdays: 9:30 PM - 4:30 PM; sundays: 9:30 PM - 4:30 PM;
  • Visit Website
"Wedding Traditions of the du Pont Family, 1813-1915" highlights heirloom jewely, bridal portraits and two wedding gowns. It explores how weddings changed from intimate ceremonies in the home to the larger "white" weddings we know today. More

 

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