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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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Wednesday Jul 02, 2014

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"Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers" at The Freeman Stage

July 2, 2014
Twenty five years after winning a Best New Artist Grammy and launching one of contemporary music's most diverse and collaborative careers, Bruce Hornsby is still, blissfully, making joyful noise-and finding clever, expansive ways to chronicle the dynamic musical snapshots along the journey. Enjoy "Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers" at The Freeman Stage at Bayside! More

Thursday Jul 03, 2014

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"Mike Super - Phenomenon Show" at The Freeman Stage

July 3, 2014
Winner of NBC's "Phenomenon!" The Magic of Mike Super is more than just a show, it's an event that redefines art, theater and magic as you know it. This impressive production utilizes state of the art theatrical elements featuring an interactive UV stage set, and cutting edge magic & illusions. It can be described as a great Broadway play, meets a rock concert, meets the hilarity of a headline comedian, immersed in original, eye popping, visual deception. More

Friday Jul 04, 2014

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Bethany Beach 4th of July Fireworks

July 4, 2014
Enjoy 4th of July festivities in scenic Bethany Beach! During the day, there will be a parade and concert at the bandstand. Then, at the dusk the fireworks will light up the sky! The fireworks can be seen from almost anywhere in Bethany Beach but, it is suggested to view them from the beach or boadwalk.  More

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"July 4th Fireworks" in Southern Delaware

July 4, 2014
There are plenty of places in Southern Delaware to enjoy beautiful fireworks on July 4th. Whether you're craving a small-town feel or an impressive display, there is something everyone will enjoy. Check out the fireworks and festivities in areas such as Rehoboth Beach, Laurel, Bethany Beach and Cape May-Lewes Ferry Fireworks Cruise. For more information visit the Southern Delaware website! More

"The Funsters" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

July 4, 2014
It would be hard to find a band that has more fun than The Funsters. That is why they are still entertaining thousands of people after 12 years of playing together. That tells the whole story of the secret of The Funsters' success. Not only are these guys great musicians who share a pride in each other's musical abilities, but they are also friends. This spirit and camaraderie on stage is what sets The Funsters apart from other bands offering the same type of musical entertainment. More

Fireworks Express to Hockessin on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

July 4, 2014
Park at the Greenbank Station and our train will take you directly into Hockessin for the July 4th Fireworks - it's a fun, family event at an affordable price. Passengers are welcome to bring coolers, blankets and folding chairs aboard. Allow four hours for the train ride and fireworks show. Reservations are required for this event. More

Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

July 4, 2014
  • Location: Riverfront Wilmington
  • Address: 815 Justison St, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Riverfront Wilmington
  • Times: 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M., 3:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M., 6:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.
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Come Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware. Landlubbers - come walk the plank of this authentic seagoing re-creation of a 17th-Century Dutch Pinnace. Our crew don pirate and sailor garb, and guests are encouraged to dress up as well.The kids will enjoy a pirate story or help raise the Jolly Roger, and the adults will enjoy a history talk. Both kids and adults can try their hand at a scavenger hunt with a treasure at the end! See the ship's cannons and imagine being at the helm of… More

Rehoboth Beach Fourth of July Fireworks

July 4, 2014
  • Location: Rehoboth Beach
  • Times: 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m.
  • Visit Website
July 4th Fireworks in Rehoboth Beach are presented by Main Street & Zambelli Internationale. Gather on the boardwalk and shoreline in Rehoboth Beach for a marvelous fireworks display. Please note: Fireworks could go off as early as 8:00 PM if weather is threatening.  An early start will be due to emergency procedures, keeping in mind the safety of the public.  Please call 302-227-2772 for weather updates and plan to arrive in town early. More

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Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

July 04 – 25, 2014
  • Location: Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • Address: Greenbank Station 2201 Newport Gap Pk, Wilmington, DE 19808
  • Venue: Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Friday
  • Times: 12:30 P.M. and 2:30 P.M.
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Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings. More

Saturday Jul 05, 2014

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"Cascading Carlos" at The Freeman Stage

July 5, 2014
Cascading Carlos is not a clown or magician, he is a juggler, nonetheless he clowns around and has a lot of illusions in his Juggling show. You will be amazed by his Juggling skills, while he teaches you how to juggle. His talent to motivate you through juggling will help you build your self-esteem, confidence and focus. More

"Jesse Garron" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

July 5, 2014
Jesse Garron Productions is a management company providing quality theme entertainment suitable for diverse audiences. the company launched its success with Jesse Garron, a talented Elvis tribute artist who portrays Presley from his early start to the Vegas years. Garron's "Tribute to Elvis" has opened for Bill Haley's Comets and shared the bill with acts such as Lonestar, Travis Tritt, and the Temptations. Whether providing an opening act or headliner, Jesse Garron Productions is… More

"The Hit Men" at The Freeman Stage

July 5, 2014
"The 60's, 70's and 80's were a golden era for songwriting and during that period acts like Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, Tommy James and The Shondells, and other big name chart-busting groups created beloved hits that have been heard for generations. On the road touring as THE HIT MEN, this brotherhood of musicians relive the magic they created on world stages and in recording studios years ago, bringing audiences a night of mega-hit after mega-hit. During their performance, THE HIT… More

Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

July 5, 2014
Come Sail on Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware. Landlubbers - come walk the plank of this authentic seagoing re-creation of a 17th-Century Dutch Pinnace. Our crew don pirate and sailor garb, and guests are encouraged to dress up as well.The kids will enjoy a pirate story or help raise the Jolly Roger, and the adults will enjoy a history talk. Both kids and adults can try their hand at a scavenger hunt with a treasure at the end! See the ship's cannons and imagine being at the helm of… More

On-Going Events

First Saturdays at "Johnson Victrola Museum"

Starting July 5, 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 July 5, 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

Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

July 05 – 19, 2014
  • Location: Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • Address: Greenbank Station 2201 Newport Gap Pk, Wilmington, DE 19808
  • Venue: Wilmington and Western Railroad
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 12:30 P.M. and 2:30 P.M.
  • Visit Website
Take a leisurely 1½-hour round-trip train ride up the Red Clay Valley to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you'll enjoy a ½-hour layover to have a picnic or simply admire the natural surroundings. More

Sunday Jul 06, 2014

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"Living on a Bad Name" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

July 6, 2014
Boston's "Living On A Bad Name" is an extraordinary musical act of Bon Jovi music with an uncanny impersonation of one of the most successful acts in rock history. This band was chosen to replace Bon Jovi at the 2013 NY State Fair. By the show's end, you will be on your feet for this uplifting concert experience. More

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Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting July 6, 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

Children's Day on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

July 06 – August 3, 2014
Enjoy the special discount days for children and have a great time with family and friends at Western and Wilmington Railroad. More

Steamin' Days at Auburn Heights

July 06 – November 2, 2014
  • Location: Auburn Heights Preserve
  • Address: 3000 Creek Rd., Yorklyn, DE 19736
  • Venue: Auburn Heights Preserve
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st Sunday
  • Times: 12:30 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
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Don't miss these exciting days filled with old-fashioned fun for the whole family. Ride in the 1/8-size steam trains and antique autos, see the world's largest operating collection of Stanley Steamers, sample free popcorn from a steam-powered popper, and enjoy family fun for all ages. The ticket prices vary depending upon the type of package, for more information call 302-239-2385. More

Thursday Jul 10, 2014

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"Jesse Garron's Tribute to Elvis" at The Freeman Stage

July 10, 2014
Acclaimed as the "closest thing to the King", Jesse possesses the voice, looks and charisma that made Elvis a superstar. His Vegas-style rendition is a consistent fan favorite that draws audiences in from the minute he walks on stage and leaves them standing at the end of the performance. Jesse sings the songs that cross three generations of rock, pop, gospel and oldies music, which produces an act with universal appeal. He is a natural front-man, interacting with the crowd at all… More

Back Burner Ride to Dine Train on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

July 10, 2014
Break-up the workweek by riding our vintage 1929 railcar to the Back Burner Restaurant in Hockessin for delicious entrees and delectable desserts. The restaurant is located adjacent to our tracks so we'll take you from station to restaurant in comfort. Hors d'oeuvres are served on board, while dinner and dessert are served at the restaurant. Reservation is required for this event. More

Friday Jul 11, 2014

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"Aaron Neville Duo" at The Freeman Stage

July 11, 2014
With MY TRUE STORY, one of the world's finest singers is revisiting the music he grew up with, and adding a few new spins along the way. The selections on the album include classics by such vocal-group giants as Little Anthony and the Imperials ("Tears on My Pillow"), Hank Ballard and the Midnighters ("Work With Me, Annie"), and the Drifters ("Money Honey," "Under the Boardwalk," "This Magic Moment"). Yet the recordings on MY TRUE STORY… More

"Lower Case Blues" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

July 11, 2014
Blues is a genre which has been evolving and expanding since the early 1900′s... lower case blues plays a modern, energetic style blues while still remaining true to its roots. The band has shared the stage with greats such as Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Los Lonely Boys, Robert Randolph and was selected as Best Band in Delaware 2009 in Delaware Today Magazine. More

Art on the Town

July 11, 2014
Sponsored by the City of Wilmington, Art on the Town is a great way to view the exhibitions in our galleries and visit the artist studios during our extended gallery hours. Held on the first Friday of the month, Art on the Town is free and open to the public. More
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