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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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Thursday May 01, 2014

Calendar of Events

"Anything Goes" at New Candlelight Theatre

May 1, 2014
It's de-lightful, it's de-lovely, it's Anything Goes! Nothing says "classic" like Cole porter's captivating musical set on the high seas. This unforgettable score includes timeless hits such as You're the Top, i Get a Kick Out of You, Easy to Love, It's DeLovely, and, of course, Anything Goes. Join us on the top deck for this high spirited, toe tapping Tony Award Winning Musical with original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse. More

Friday May 02, 2014

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Art on the Town

May 2, 2014
Sponsored by the City of Wilmington, Art on the Town is a great way to view the exhibitions in the galleries and visit the artist studios during their extended gallery hours. Held on the first Friday of the month, Art on the Town is free and open to the public. More

Dewey Beach Popfest

May 02 – 03, 2014
  • Location: Rusty Rudder
  • Address: 113 Dickinson St, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
  • Venue: Rusty Rudder
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website
The Rusty Rudder is the place to be during Popfest - a music celebration on four stages featuring Power Pop, BritPop and Pop Punk bands. More

Annual Dover Days Festival

May 02 – 04, 2014
Three days of family fun including parade, pet parade, maypole dancing, Amish quilt auction, car show, antique tractor show, 150+ crafts vendors, Kids Zone, carnival rides, encampments, Energy Village, history events, Houses of Kent, historic house tour of 40 historic homes. http://www.doverdaysfestival.com/ More

Lewes Merchants' Spring Sidewalk Sale

May 02 – 04, 2014
Shop downtown historic Lewes for great deals and finds! More

On-Going Events

Annual May Market 2014

May 02 – 03, 2014
  • Location: Market Square, 2nd & Delaware Streets
  • Address: Historic New Castle, New Castle, DE 19720
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. (Friday), 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Saturday)
  • Visit Website
The Annual May Market 2014 features outdoor tents selling native plants, shrubs, herbs and herb baskets as well as baked goods and "Miss Kitty's My Garden to Your Garden" bargains. Indoor tables feature a white elephant sale which includes used books, and a variety of vendors can be found both indoors and out. This is a rain or shine event. More

"Anything Goes" at New Candlelight Theatre

May 02 – 10, 2014
  • Location: New Candlelight Theatre
  • Address: 2208 Millers Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810
  • Venue: New Candlelight Theatre
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 6:00 P.M.
  • Visit Website
It's de-lightful, it's de-lovely, it's Anything Goes! Nothing says "classic" like Cole porter's captivating musical set on the high seas. This unforgettable score includes timeless hits such as You're the Top, i Get a Kick Out of You, Easy to Love, It's DeLovely, and, of course, Anything Goes. Join us on the top deck for this high spirited, toe tapping Tony Award Winning Musical with original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse. More

Saturday May 03, 2014

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19th Annual British Motorcar Show

May 3, 2014
The Lewes British Motorcar Show “The British are coming...Again!” will welcome a wide array of classic British vehicles to Lewes on Saturday, May 3. It will be held from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the Lewes Historical Society Complex, Third and Shipcarpenter Streets in Lewes. More

Children's Adventure Day

May 3, 2014
Bring the children (ideal for toddlers to 11 years old) to participate in nature activities. Play nature games, make crafts, look for birds,dip net in the ponds, visit with the Blue Goose and Smokey the Bear, and listen to stories and songs about wildlife. Free activities and entrance fee. Free juice and water. Bring a picnic lunch. More

Dewey Beach Popfest

May 3, 2014
  • Location: Rusty Rudder
  • Address: 113 Dickinson St, Dewey Beach, DE 19971
  • Venue: Rusty Rudder
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Visit Website
The Rusty Rudder is the place to be during Popfest - a music celebration on four stages featuring Power Pop, BritPop and Pop Punk bands. More

Annual Dover Days Festival

May 03 – 04, 2014
Three days of family fun including parade, pet parade, maypole dancing, Amish quilt auction, car show, antique tractor show, 150+ crafts vendors, Kids Zone, carnival rides, encampments, Energy Village, history events, Houses of Kent, historic house tour of 40 historic homes. http://www.doverdaysfestival.com/ More

Lewes Merchants' Spring Sidewalk Sale

May 03 – 04, 2014
Shop downtown historic Lewes for great deals and finds! More

On-Going Events

First Saturdays at "Johnson Victrola Museum"

Starting May 3, 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.
  • Visit Website
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 May 3, 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.
  • Visit Website
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

Annual May Market 2014

May 3, 2014
  • Location: Market Square, 2nd & Delaware Streets
  • Address: Historic New Castle, New Castle, DE 19720
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. (Friday), 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Saturday)
  • Visit Website
The Annual May Market 2014 features outdoor tents selling native plants, shrubs, herbs and herb baskets as well as baked goods and "Miss Kitty's My Garden to Your Garden" bargains. Indoor tables feature a white elephant sale which includes used books, and a variety of vendors can be found both indoors and out. This is a rain or shine event. More

Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

May 3, 2014
The Kalmar Nyckel offers a wide array of sailing opportunities. Enjoy this Christiana River Cruise with your friends and family. Guests are invited to haul lines, set sails, and enjoy tales of the original Kalmar Nyckel. While tickets may also be purchased at the dock prior to a scheduled sail, it is best to make reservations. More

"Native Plant Sale" at Delaware Nature Society

May 03 – 04, 2014
  • Location: Coverdale Farm
  • Address: 543 Way Rd, Greenville, DE 19807
  • Venue: Coverdale Farm
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Sunday), 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Saturday)
  • Visit Website
This Native Plant Sale features more than 300 rare, unusual and favorite varieties of native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, ferns and aquatic plants for all growing conditions, including drought-tolerant. Some are introductions from the nearby Mt. Cuba Center and many species attract wildlife such as birds and butterflies. More

"Anything Goes" at New Candlelight Theatre

May 03 – 10, 2014
  • Location: New Candlelight Theatre
  • Address: 2208 Millers Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810
  • Venue: New Candlelight Theatre
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 6:00 P.M.
  • Visit Website
It's de-lightful, it's de-lovely, it's Anything Goes! Nothing says "classic" like Cole porter's captivating musical set on the high seas. This unforgettable score includes timeless hits such as You're the Top, i Get a Kick Out of You, Easy to Love, It's DeLovely, and, of course, Anything Goes. Join us on the top deck for this high spirited, toe tapping Tony Award Winning Musical with original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse. More

Sunday May 04, 2014

Calendar of Events

Annual Dover Days Festival

May 4, 2014
Three days of family fun including parade, pet parade, maypole dancing, Amish quilt auction, car show, antique tractor show, 150+ crafts vendors, Kids Zone, carnival rides, encampments, Energy Village, history events, Houses of Kent, historic house tour of 40 historic homes. http://www.doverdaysfestival.com/ More

Bridgeville Beer & Barrel Festival

May 4, 2014
Join Heritage Shores for the this first of their many local events. Enjoy tasting local beer, wine and distilled treats at the first annual BBB Festival to be held at the Heritage Shores Club in Bridgeville, DE. Local craft vendors, corn hole toss, live entertainment and much more! More

Horeshoe Crab Festival

May 4, 2014
The eleventh year of this festival celebrates horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds, long considered by many to be a natural wonder of Delaware Bay. Count yourself among the 1,500-plus visitors who annually enjoy arts and crafts, boat rides, canoe trips, exhibits, games, great food, music, scavenger hunt, trail walks at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, train rides for the kids and more. More

Lewes Merchants' Spring Sidewalk Sale

May 4, 2014
Shop downtown historic Lewes for great deals and finds! More

Tri-State Bird Rescue Open House

May 4, 2014
  • Location: Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, Inc.
  • Address: 110 Possum Hollow Road, Newark, DE 19711
  • Times: 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
  • Visit Website
Tri-State Bird Rescue invites the community to its annual Open House on Sunday, May 4th from 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Take a self-guided tour of the wild bird clinic and peek at baby birds in our nursery. Exhibitors will be on hand; food and merchandise will be available for purchase. Activities for children will be offered, including crafts and face painting. Admission is FREE; donations of cash, paper towels, and single-ply white toilet paper (used to make nests for baby birds) are gratefully… More

On-Going Events

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting May 4, 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.
  • Visit Website
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

"Native Plant Sale" at Delaware Nature Society

May 4, 2014
  • Location: Coverdale Farm
  • Address: 543 Way Rd, Greenville, DE 19807
  • Venue: Coverdale Farm
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 11:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Sunday), 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. (Saturday)
  • Visit Website
This Native Plant Sale features more than 300 rare, unusual and favorite varieties of native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, ferns and aquatic plants for all growing conditions, including drought-tolerant. Some are introductions from the nearby Mt. Cuba Center and many species attract wildlife such as birds and butterflies. More
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