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Delaware Festivals

Join the fun at Delaware's exciting statewide festivals throughout the year. From high flying action at the World Championship Punkin' Chunkin' or jamming out at the Firefly Music Festival, Delaware festivals are a great way to discover Delaware. Delaware festivals embrace the state's history and heritage, highlight the local flavor and showcase the beauty of Delaware's coastal landscapes.

Scroll through the top statewide Delaware festivals below and use the Delaware online Trip Builder to customize your visit and add events to your travel plan! For travelers interested in planning group tours for Delaware festivals, contact the Delaware Tourism Office at 866-284-7483.

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Saturday Feb 01, 2014

Calendar of Events

"Ready to Fight for Freedom": James H. Elbert

February 1, 2014
Living-history interpreter Willis Phelps will portray Civil War Private James H. Elbert, C Company, 8th United States Colored Troops. Audience members are encouraged to ask questions and talk with Elbert who will remain in character throughout his appearance. This African American History Month program is presented in conjunction with First Saturday in the First State. More

Chinese New Year Celebration: Year Of The Horse

February 1, 2014
This celebration includes traditional Chinese art activities, artist demonstrations, a gallery scavenger hunt, a lion and folk dance, and Chinese yo-yo performance by the Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club. Artwork created by children from the Chinese School of Delaware to commemorate this holiday will be on view. More

Don McLean at The Grand

February 1, 2014
Don McLean is one of America's most enduring singer-songwriters and is forever associated with his classic hits "American Pie" and "Vincent (Starry Starry Night)". Enjoy this deep and compassionate musician live at The Grand Opera.  More

First State Heritage Park’s First Saturday Celebrates "African-American History Month"

February 1, 2014
On Saturday, February 1, The First State Heritage Park kicks off its celebration of African-American history month with a variety of programs for the First Saturday in the First State. To continue the theme of civil rights from January, the Park will feature programs from both the near and distant past, all focusing on the African-American experience here in Delaware. At the John Bell House, local artist Nina Spencer will be teaching a tile-painting workshop. The workshop will be… More

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

February 1, 2014
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds is a eight-piece powerhouse that delivers a blend of gut-busting soul, earthy rock, and New Orleans-inspired beats. Sister Sparrow has played SXSW, Bonnaroo, Telluride Jazz Fest, and most recently the 2013 Firefly Music Festival. Prepare to be blown away by Sister Sparrow at The Grand Opera House. More

On-Going Events

First Saturdays at "Johnson Victrola Museum"

Starting February 1, 2014
  • Location: Johnson Victrola Museum
  • Address: 375 S. New St., Dover, DE 19901
  • Venue: Johnson Victrola Museum
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday
  • Times: 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
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A premier collection of its kind, displaying sound recording industry items dating from the 1890's through 1929. The museum honors Eldridge Reeves Johnson of Dover who founded the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1901. Group tours must be scheduled ahead of time. More

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting February 1, 2014
  • Location: Harvest Ridge Winery
  • Address: 447 Westville Road, Marydel, DE 19964
  • Venue: Harvest Ridge Winery
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M.
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Harvest Ridge Winery is open every day for tastings! For $5, enjoy a flight of 5 of our wines and you may keep the logo glass in which they are served. Guided tours are offered at 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. on Saturdays and Sundays. More

"A World Apart": African-American History Month Tours

February 01 – 08, 2014
  • Location: John Dickinson Plantation
  • Address: 340 Kitts Hummock Rd., Dover, DE 19901
  • Venue: John Dickinson Plantation
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 10:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
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"A World Apart" is one of the African-American History Month tours. You will learn about Dinah and her family from enslavement to freedom.  More

"Aladdin" performed by the Delaware Children's Theatre

February 01 – 09, 2014
  • Location: Delaware Children's Theater
  • Address: 1014 Delaware Ave, Wilmington, DE 19806
  • Venue: Delaware Children's Theater
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 2:00 P.M.
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Set in ancient China, this magic carpet ride of a show follows a poor boy, lovely princess and a genie who head off on a wondrous adventure that will delight children of all ages. More

Laura

February 01 – 09, 2014
  • Location: Possum Point Players
  • Address: 441 Old Laurel Rd, Georgetown, DE 19947
  • Venue: Possum Point Players
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 2:00 P.M. (Sunday), 7:30 P.M. (Friday and Saturday)
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"Laura" is a brilliant murder mystery by Vera Caspary and George Sklar. Detective Mark McPherson was supposed to reconstruct the life of the alluring Laura, a vicious murder victim, but not to the point where he falls in love with her. Here is the secret of Laura's death... and her life. More

The Full Monty

February 01 – March 9, 2014
  • Location: New Candlelight Theatre
  • Address: 2208 Millers Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810
  • Venue: New Candlelight Theatre
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 1:00 P.M. (Sunday), 6:00 P.M. (Friday & Saturday)
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Adapted from the British film of the same name with book by Terrence McNally and score by David Yazbec, this hilarious comedy is about six unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo, NY who are desperate for money and turn to "stripping" for quick cash. The Full Monty is based on the movie released by Fox Searchlight Pictures, written by Simon Beaufoy, produced by Uberto pasolini, and directed by Peter Cattaneo. The Candlelight Theatre, once again teams up with ACS Relay for Life… More

 

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