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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 Dec 22, 2012

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting December 22, 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

Benjamin Duke: Thresholds

December 22, 2012
Benjamin Duke: Thresholds Beckler Family Members’ Gallery December 22, 2012 – March 31, 2013 Duke’s dynamic and colorful paintings reveal a diverse cast of characters attempting to negotiate the chaotic urban environment around them. More

Flashback Affair’s A Very Wacky Christmas

December 22, 2012
Being the entire family out to enjoy the “wackiest” variety show on the East Coast! Flashback Affair’s A Very Wacky Christmas is a great show for all ages – sing along with Rick and Chris to your favorite songs and be prepared to laugh and cry all in the same night. Instead of cooking dinner on the 22nd, why not bring the family out to hear the hits from yesteryear? You’ll hear some of your favorite hits from the 60's through the 90's along with some of the best… More

Grilled Cheese & Craft Beer Tasting

December 22, 2012
We have taken two of the best things on earth and paired them together – Grilled Cheese and Craft Beer – and paired them together in unexpected and delicious ways. That's right, there's no American Cheese and Wonder Bread in sight. Instead, we use the best quality locally sourced ingredients for these creations, as well as hard to find imports from around the world. How does a Yards Saison paired with Old Bay cheddar on brioche, with a mini crab cake sound? Or maybe an Italian Cacio… More

Peanut Butter and Jams welcomes The Diggity Dudes

December 22, 2012
When we say Diggity, you say Dude… The first thing you’ll notice at a Diggity Dudes show is the smiles. Everyone is smiling – the audience, the Dudes, even their pet rock Carl has relinquished his stone faced frown. It’s infectious, and it’s only just the beginning… One part memorable melodies and two-parts humor (or is it the other way around??), the Dudes sing about kid-centric topics in an adult-friendly way. Together barely more than a year, they have… More

Christmas By Candlelight

December 22 – 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 22 – 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 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

Uncorked! Wine, Objects & Tradition

December 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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 22, 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

Benjamin Duke: Thresholds

December 22, 2012 – March 31, 2013
Duke’s dynamic and colorful paintings reveal a diverse cast of characters attempting to negotiate the chaotic urban environment around them. More

John Williams: Homeward Reflections

December 22, 2012 – March 31, 2013
Williams creates drawings and sculpture that address ideas of home ownership in the United States. For this exhibition, the artist photographed and made drawings of homes in Wilmington, which he incorporates into his DCCA solo exhibition. More

On-Going Events

New Castle Farmers Market

Starting December 22, 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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