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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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Tuesday Dec 04, 2012

Calendar of Events

Arts & Business Partners Annual Cocktail Party

December 4, 2012
Arts & Business Partners Annual Cocktail Party December 4, 2012, 5:30 – 7:30 pm RSVP by November 27 Free to Arts & Business Partners / $25 Non Members Guest Speaker: Don Linsenmann Six Sigma - Creativity and Innovation - Really? Don R. Linsenmann is vice president - Business Process Excellence and corporate champion - DuPont Six Sigma, with global responsibility for the deployment of Six Sigma into all of the DuPont businesses. Six Sigma is the DuPont business improvement process.… More

Home for the Holidays

December 4, 2012
This very special new holiday event will be a magical night at Hagley. Home for the Holidays will treat guests to a rare evening tour of the residence aglow in Christmas cheer and a barn party filled with creative ideas for your holiday entertaining. From 7 to 9 p.m. guests may tour the residence at their leisure then join friends in the barn for decoration and ornament making, cocktail and mocktail tastings, sweet and savory and holiday cooking demonstrations, music, mulled cider and dessert.… More

Hometown Christmas Parade in Rehoboth Beach

December 4, 2012
  • Address: Rehoboth Avenue, Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Times: 6:30 p.m.
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Tuesday evening along Rehoboth Avenue beginning at 6:30 p.m. A local tradition, the parade will feature more music, more costumes and more fun than ever, with volunteers from the Fire Department, Police, Public Works and community organizations. Dozens of local groups, bands and participants have already signed up. Line-up starts at 4:30. The parade begins at State Road, travels East to the Boardwalk and the turns West and goes back up to the Convention Center. Youngsters can chat with Santa and… More

Alison Stigora: Natural Forces

December 04 – 09, 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

December 04 – 16, 2012
Kozma presents colorful, hand-embroidered pencil drawings of organo-geometric forms that generate a dialogue about the natural and built environment. More

Historic Houses of Odessa’s Holiday Celebration

December 04 – 30, 2012
  • Location: Historic Houses of Odessa
  • Address: Second and Main Sts, Odessa, DE 19730
  • Venue: Historic Houses of Odessa
  • Times: Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Experience an Old English Christmas inspired by children's book illustrator Randolph Caldecott and his seasonal interpretations from Old Christmas. More

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

December 4, 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

December 4, 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

Christmas at Hagley

December 4, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Glimpse nineteenth- and early twentieth-century holiday entertaining in Eleutherian Mills, the du Pont family ancestral home. The morning room is ready for the New Year’s Day Calling, originally a tradition in which men visited ladies with whom they were acquainted, enjoyed some refreshment, dropped off a calling card, and wished them a happy New Year before moving on to the next house. Men competed to visit the most ladies; women vied to get the most calling cards. The du Pont family… More

Nicholas Kripal: New Work

December 4, 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

December 4, 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

December 4, 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

Yuletide at Winterthur: A Feast for the Eyes

December 4, 2012 – January 6, 2013
Yuletide at Winterthur: A Feast for the Eyes, November 17, 2012–January 6, 2013. Experience traditions of the past and dazzling entertaining displays in this special wintertime tour. Whether you are taking in the breathtakingly decorated trees, the colorful and exquisite room and food displays, or the winter wonderland of the garden, Yuletide at Winterthur is sure to be a feast for your eyes. In addition to the magical Yuletide tour, a full series of special events, performances, and… More

Young Country: Rural Themes in Art

December 4, 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

December 4, 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

December 4, 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

December 4, 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

 

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