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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 Aug 20, 2014

On-Going Events

Wednesdays Farm Fun Days with Story Time

August 20 – September 24, 2014
  • Location: Coverdale Farm
  • Address: 543 Way Rd, Greenville, DE 19807
  • Venue: Coverdale Farm
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 12:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
  • Visit Website
Join us every Wednesday for an informal day on the farm. Take a self-guided visit to see Coverdale's animals, dig in the vegetable garden, and test your skills at a farm scavenger hunt. Bring a lunch to enjoy under the oak trees. Listen to a favorite farm story read by fun farm staff. More

Downtown Wilmington Farmers Market

August 20 – October 15, 2014
  • Location: Rodney Square
  • Address: Between 10th & 11th Streets and Market & King Streets, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
  • Visit Website
he Square comes to life each Wednesday beneath the statue of Caesar Rodney, for whom the park is named. The Farmers Market offers an array of the freshest local produce, plants, herbs and cut flowers. The 2014 season of the Downtown Wilmington Farmers Market at Rodney Square will begin May 7th and operate every Wednesday, rain or shine, through October 15th from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M., except for June 20th for the Jazz Fest. More

Thursday Aug 21, 2014

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"Locals Under the Lights" at The Freeman Stage

August 21, 2014
Back by popular demand, Local Under the Lights is returning for a second season at The Freeman Stage! Sit back, relax and enjoy local artists performing on the same stage as national recording artists like The Beach Boys, Jennifer Nettles and Barenaked Ladies. More

Friday Aug 22, 2014

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"D.B. Rielly" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

August 22, 2014
D.B. Rielly is an award-winning singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who, along with his band, performs a wide-ranging collection of Americana music, including Roots, Zydeco, Blues, and Alt-Country. More

"Simply Three" at The Freeman Stage

August 22, 2014
Blending innovative arrangements of classical music with today's popular songs from Coldplay, Adele, and One Republic, Simply Three offers a fresh approach and an entertaining program for all ages. By incorporating their classical virtuosity and captivating style, they have created a renewed excitement for instrumental music. This young trio offers a classical take on modern music that will excite audiences of all ages! More

Christ Episcopal Churchyard Lantern Tour

August 22, 2014
  • Location: Christ Episcopal Church
  • Address: Water and S. State Street, Dover, DE 19901
  • Times: 8:30 P.M.
  • Visit Website
Visit by candlelight, the historic churchyard of Christ Episcopal Church. Encounter characters from the past to hear not only tales of the tombstones, but also tales of joy and sorrow from those who are laid to rest within the walls of the churchyard. From Caesar Rodney’s unrequited love to Civil War opponents buried within yards of one another, be prepared for a surprise or two on this unique tour. Both children and adults enjoy the First State Heritage Park's candlelit walking tours… More

Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

August 22 – 24, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 5:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. (Friday), 5:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. (Sunday)
  • Visit Website
The Kalmar Nyckel offers a wide array of sailing opportunities - from April through October. 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

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Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

August 22 – 29, 2014
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 Aug 23, 2014

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"Music School of Delaware" at The Freeman Stage

August 23, 2014
Join M & M and Friends from The Music School of Delaware for a morning of musical fun!! This interactive family concert will feature favorite summer songs, finger plays, puppets, instruments, stories and more to get your child singing, dancing and groovin' to the beat. More

"The Lone Rangers" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

August 23, 2014
The Lone Rangers are on a mission to save the world from boring. Sporting a deep catalog of hits from the '70s, '80s, '90s, and today, the band can elevate any social gathering to a sing-along, dance-along, riotously good time. More

Classic Albums Live: Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" album at The Freeman Stage

August 23, 2014
A Classic Albums Live show is unique. More like a recital than a tribute band. Note for note, cut for cut, Fleetwood Mac's legendary 1977 album, ‘Rumours,' will be presented at The Freeman Stage in its entirety. This legendary album features awesome tunes like ‘Go Your Own Way,' ‘Dreams,' and ‘Don't Stop.' ‘Rumours' is one of the biggest selling albums of all time, with more than 45 million sold. More

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Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting August 23, 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

Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

August 23, 2014
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 Aug 24, 2014

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"Sons of Pirates" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

August 24, 2014
Since 1998, audiences from all over the Mid Atlantic have been enjoying the hot summer sounds of Sons of Pirates. SOP thrives on it's audiences and their participation in the show. Every show is like a party at the beach. More

Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

August 24, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 5:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. (Friday), 5:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. (Sunday)
  • Visit Website
The Kalmar Nyckel offers a wide array of sailing opportunities - from April through October. 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

Co-op Farmers' Market

August 24 – November 16, 2014
Meet local farmers and choose from just-picked produce, try delicious artisan foods, listen to live music, buy locally hand-crafted goods and get to know folks in your community better. Every Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Newark Natural Foods Co-op. Rain or Shine! More

On-Going Events

Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting August 24, 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

Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

August 24 – 30, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Sunday), 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. (Wednesday & Thursday), 9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. (Saturday)
  • Visit Website
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

Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

August 24 – 31, 2014
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

Wednesday Aug 27, 2014

On-Going Events

Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

August 27 – 30, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Sunday), 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. (Wednesday & Thursday), 9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. (Saturday)
  • Visit Website
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

Wednesdays Farm Fun Days with Story Time

August 27 – September 24, 2014
  • Location: Coverdale Farm
  • Address: 543 Way Rd, Greenville, DE 19807
  • Venue: Coverdale Farm
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 12:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
  • Visit Website
Join us every Wednesday for an informal day on the farm. Take a self-guided visit to see Coverdale's animals, dig in the vegetable garden, and test your skills at a farm scavenger hunt. Bring a lunch to enjoy under the oak trees. Listen to a favorite farm story read by fun farm staff. More

Downtown Wilmington Farmers Market

August 27 – October 15, 2014
  • Location: Rodney Square
  • Address: Between 10th & 11th Streets and Market & King Streets, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday
  • Times: 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
  • Visit Website
he Square comes to life each Wednesday beneath the statue of Caesar Rodney, for whom the park is named. The Farmers Market offers an array of the freshest local produce, plants, herbs and cut flowers. The 2014 season of the Downtown Wilmington Farmers Market at Rodney Square will begin May 7th and operate every Wednesday, rain or shine, through October 15th from 10:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M., except for June 20th for the Jazz Fest. More

Thursday Aug 28, 2014

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"First State Ballet Theatre" at The Freeman Stage

August 28, 2014
Classical and contemporary ballet highlights performed by First State Ballet Theatre, Delaware's professional ballet company. Enjoy an enchanting performance by this professional company of bright young dancers performing under the artistic direction of Kirov-trained Pasha Kambalov. More

"Frozen" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

August 28, 2014
Fearless optimist Anna (voice of ‘Kristen Bell') teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of ‘Jonathan Groff (II)') and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf,… More

On-Going Events

Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

August 28 – 30, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM (Sunday), 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. (Wednesday & Thursday), 9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. (Saturday)
  • Visit Website
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
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