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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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Friday Aug 01, 2014

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"Gretchen Emery" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

August 1, 2014
Gretchen Emery is a dynamic vocalist and flutist who performs with passion and heart, consistently delivering energy and sincerity with each song. A Delaware native Gretchen has been a fixture on the Delaware/Philly music scene over the course of the past 20 years. More

"Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience" at The Freeman Stage

August 1, 2014
Shaun Johnson's Big Band Experience blends the musical stylings of Tony Bennett and Michael Buble to create a contemporary big band sound with a pop flair. This show's up-tempo set will include well known songs from a multitude of eras, originals from some of Shaun's favorite Nashville writers and requested selections from fans. This concert will include plenty of audience interaction, and a cadre of fantastic players! More

Art on the Town

August 1, 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

Lantern Tour of the Dover Green

August 01 – 29, 2014
Both children and adults enjoy the First State Heritage Park's candlelit walking tours – there’s history, humor, and sorrow in the stories of real people from Delaware’s past centuries. Join historical interpreters from the First State Heritage Park dressed in colonial attire as they relate the stories of historic Dover. The Dover’s public square was the site of markets and fairs, suffragists and abolitionists, soldiers and slaves, lawmakers and law breakers. Hear tales… More

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Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

August 01 – 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 02, 2014

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"Alice in Wonderland by Hampstead Stage Company" at The Freeman Stage

August 2, 2014
Lewis Carroll's immortal classic, "Alice in Wonderland", is a wonderful tale about a young girl, whose boredom takes her on a journey of the imagination, creating a wonderland of characters. Through Alice's imagination, ordinary everyday things become extraordinary. Through this story, the Hampstead Stage Company hopes to encourage children to enjoy using their imagination and triumph over their fears. More

"Jimi Smooth & HitTime" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

August 2, 2014
Originating in our Nation's Capitol, Jimi Smooth & HitTime is a versatile and multi-talented group of professionals. Jimi Smooth & HitTime is considered by many as D.C.'s "hottest group" and fastly covering the eastern seaboard with their reputation of style, flare and musical talents. More

"Oliver by Clear Space Theatre Company" at The Freeman Stage

August 2, 2014
Based on Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, this timeless family musical follows young Oliver on his journey from orphanage to the seedy underground of London to finding his family. Consider yourself part of the family! Performed by local's favorite Clear Space Theatre Company. More

Peach Ice Cream Day at Fifer Orchards

August 2, 2014
Family fun activities Food Fest - Local restaurants featuring lunch options Country Store with fresh fruits and veggies, bakery and unique specialty foods. Free Fifer peach ice cream cone (with donation of any amount to the local 4-H/FFA). All donations go 100% to those groups! See you at the farm! More

Rehoboth Beach Sandcastle Contest

August 2, 2014
  • Location: Fisherman's Beach - North end of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk
  • Times: Begins at 8:30 a.m. Judging begins at 3:00 p.m.
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CATEGORIES: Adult, Children & Smiley's Choice (ages 6 & under) divisions; prizes will be awarded. There will also be a People's Choice Award. Sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce More

Wyoming Peach Festival

August 2, 2014
  • Location: Town of Wyoming
  • Address: Broad Street and Railroad Avenue, Wyoming, DE 19934
  • Times: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Annual Wyoming Peach Festival will begin with a parade on Camden Wyoming Avenue at 9:00 a.m. The festival will run until 3:00 p.m. and includes live entertainment, craft booths, community organization booths, food booths, and a peach dessert contest. Shuttles will be available from two convenient parking areas, W.B. Simpson Elementary School parking lot on Old North Road and the Wyoming United Methodist Church parking lot on Wyoming Mill Road. More

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First Saturdays at "Johnson Victrola Museum"

Starting August 2, 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 August 2, 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

August 2, 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 03, 2014

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"US Army Volunteers" at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

August 3, 2014
Since its inception in 1981, The Volunteers has been telling the Army story through rock, pop, country, and patriotic music. Its members have performed for millions of listeners in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, Kuwait, and Iraq. More

Co-op Farmers' Market

August 03 – 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

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Harvest Ridge Winery Guided Tours & Tastings

Starting August 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.
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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

Children's Day on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

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

August 03 – 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

Monday Aug 04, 2014

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"Salisbury University Kids Camp: Color Explosion" at The Freeman Stage

August 4, 2014
One-day interactive arts camp include healthy snack and drink. Campers must bring lunch. Enrollment is limited to 25 campers, the cost is $30.00 per day. More

Tuesday Aug 05, 2014

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By Kids, For Kids- Nation of Innovation

August 05 – 09, 2014
Discover the Industrial Revolution at Hagley! Investigate the changes in power, technology, and industry from the nineteenth century to today's world. Visitors will explore and interact with innovations of the past, present, and even explore what the future has to hold! This program is developed by Hagley's Youth Leadership Program. Activities are included in regular admission and free for members. More

Wednesday Aug 06, 2014

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Wednesdays Farm Fun Days with Story Time

August 06 – 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.
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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 06 – 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.
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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 07, 2014

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"The Tempest by Olney Theatre" at The Freeman Stage

August 7, 2014
Shakespeare's glorious tale of magical creatures, love and forgiveness on a faraway island is sure to captivate audiences. This is the story of Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, as he plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm to lure his brother Antonio and the King Alonso of Naples to the island. There, his scheming brings about the revelation of Antonio's lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the… More

Friday Aug 08, 2014

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"Firefall" at The Freeman Stage

August 8, 2014
The genealogy and musical roots of Firefall run deep in the fertile soil of American folk/rock music. In the current live shows, the band continues to expand on their distinctive and melodic sound. Their much loved hits are faithfully recreated with a freshness rare in live performance of such classics. In keeping with the times, the shows often include acoustic "mini sets" and extended jams, which speak directly to the ever growing new generation of fans. More
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