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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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Friday Dec 21, 2012

Featured Events

The Nutcracker

December 21, 2012
Experience the classic ballet "The Nutcracker" at The Grand in downtown Wilmington.  More

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting December 21, 2012
  • Address: 1284 McD Drive, Dover, DE 19901
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 4:30 and 6:00PM
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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, Oak Barrel Stout and Hop Mountain. More

Chesapeake Brass Band and A Capella Pops Holiday Celebration

December 21, 2012
A Cappella Pops is a high-energy show chorus of 35 singers from the Philadelphia area. Performing in intricate 4-to-8-part harmonies in an exciting and fast-paced style, A Cappella Pops combines great singing with carefully-woven dialogue and movement to create a seamless experience that keeps audiences eager for more. Pops performs under the direction of internationally-renowned director and coach, Jan Muck. They have performed throughout the Delaware Valley including Longwood Gardens and World… More

Reggaepocalypse! with Judah Tribe and Brixton Saint

December 21, 2012
With a style that is reminiscent of the golden age of reggae music, Judah Tribe has honed its unique blend of soul reggae. Their music has been heard everywhere from inside the walls of the United Nations to Chase Sounds of the City to the Brooklyn Museum. Judah Tribe is led by singer/guitarist Josh David who currently tours with Little Jackie and Q-Tip and has performed with Stevie Wonder, Common, Rene Neufville and Joy Denalane. Together with music director & keyboardist Eric “The… More

Winter Solstice Hike

December 21, 2012
Enjoy a guided hike around Burton Island Nature Preserve. Then watch the sunset over the Indian River Bay. Pre-registration is required. $4 per person. More

Christmas By Candlelight

December 21 – 23, 2012
All Your Holiday Favorites, LIVE On Stage at New Candlelight Theatre! ARDENTOWN, DE- This holiday Season, New Candlelight Theatre will present Christmas by Candlelight, a musical revue that will warm the hearts of theatre-goers of all ages. “It is the story of a small American town putting up their Christmas show in the local theater. A town not unlike Ardentown”, says Bob Kelly, consulting artistic director and writer/director of Christmas by Candlelight. The show will include over… More

Historic Houses of Odessa’s Holiday Celebration

December 21 – 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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 December 21, 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.
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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

 

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