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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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Monday Sep 01, 2014

On-Going Events

Mt. Cuba Meteor on the Wilmington and Western Railroad

September 1, 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

Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

September 01 – 06, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. (Sunday), 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. (Monday), 12:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. (Wednesday), 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. (Thursday), 4:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.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

Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

September 01 – 07, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 2:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Monday), 4:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (Wednesday), 4:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (Thursday), 4:00 P.M. - 6:30 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

Wednesday Sep 03, 2014

On-Going Events

Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

September 03 – 06, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. (Sunday), 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. (Monday), 12:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. (Wednesday), 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. (Thursday), 4:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.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

Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

September 03 – 07, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 2:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Monday), 4:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (Wednesday), 4:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (Thursday), 4:00 P.M. - 6:30 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

Wednesdays Farm Fun Days with Story Time

September 03 – 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

September 03 – 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 Sep 04, 2014

On-Going Events

Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

September 04 – 06, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. (Sunday), 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. (Monday), 12:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. (Wednesday), 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. (Thursday), 4:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.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

Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

September 04 – 07, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 2:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Monday), 4:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (Wednesday), 4:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (Thursday), 4:00 P.M. - 6:30 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

Friday Sep 05, 2014

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"Bruce in the USA" at The Freeman Stage

September 5, 2014
Bruce in the USA is much more than just another tribute band. This high-energy musical experience is a note-perfect and visually accurate recreation of a Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band show. The Bruce in the USA Band consists of seasoned world class professional musicians. This powerhouse band has taken this genre of performance art to a new level, making it the World's #1 Tribute to the E Street Band's musical legacy. More

Presbyterian Cemetery Lantern Tour

September 5, 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. On this tour you will visit by lantern light the Presbyterian Church of Dover’s historic cemetery, where many prominent Delawareans and their families are buried. Among them is Delaware’s great statesman John M. Clayton and Revolutionary War hero Colonel John Haslet, who died at… More

Saturday Sep 06, 2014

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"Black & Tan Celebration" at The Freeman Stage

September 6, 2014
Don't miss a wonderful evening celebrating the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation and it's program, The Freeman Stage at Bayside! Join us for cocktails and appetizers on the lawn including the traditional Black & Tan Beer as well as Black & Tan cocktails! The dinner menu will feature steak and lobster tail with delicious sides and dessert. After dinner, the deck and lawn will be open for music and specialty bars, including scotch & cigars! More

"Joshua M. Freeman Foundation Golf Tournament" at The Freeman Stage

September 6, 2014
Join us for most exclusive golf event on the shore, the Joshua M Freeman Foundation Golf Tournament! While on the course, various stations will be available for lunch and beverages as well as some of Josh's favorite traditions-cigars, scotch tasting, and music. Don't miss this fun filled day of celebrating the art of golf and the legacy of Josh Freeman. Foursome fee includes 4 tickets to Black & Tan Celebration. More

Amish Country Bike Tour

September 6, 2014
  • Address: 411 Legislative Avenue, Dover, DE 19901
  • Times: Registration: 7-10am/Mass Start 8am/Optional Start Times 7-10am
  • Visit Website
Delaware's Annual Amish Country Bike Tour--One of the state's largest and most established cycling event. The bike tour, suited for all ages and abilities, includes 15, 25, 50, 62 and 100-mile loops through the flatlands of Delaware's Amish farmlands. Rest stops include the famous "Pie Stop" at the Amish Schoolhouse, where members of the Amish community and other volunteers serve locally-baked pies and cookies. Several additional food stops will be included, featuring healthy… More

On-Going Events

First Saturdays at "Johnson Victrola Museum"

Starting September 6, 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 September 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

Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

September 6, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. (Sunday), 10:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. (Monday), 12:00 P.M. - 2:30 P.M. (Wednesday), 1:00 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. (Thursday), 4:00 P.M. - 6:30 P.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

Sunday Sep 07, 2014

Calendar of Events

Co-op Farmers' Market

September 07 – 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 September 7, 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

September 7, 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

Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel – Tall Ship of Delaware

September 7, 2014
  • Location: Lewes Ferry Terminal - Public Pier
  • Address: 43 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Times: 2:30 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. (Monday), 4:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (Wednesday), 4:30 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. (Thursday), 4:00 P.M. - 6:30 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

Steamin' Days at Auburn Heights

September 07 – 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.
  • Visit Website
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

Wednesday Sep 10, 2014

On-Going Events

Wednesdays Farm Fun Days with Story Time

September 10 – 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

September 10 – 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

Saturday Sep 13, 2014

Calendar of Events

"Arts & Jazz Festival" at The Freeman Stage

September 13, 2014
A day not to be missed at The Freeman Stage at Bayside! Stroll the green and enjoy previewing the artwork of Delmarva's finest artists, whom are sponsored by Delaware by Hand. Pull up a chair and groove to some of the most talented jazz artists to ever play at the shore - Joe Baione, Cynthia Holiday, and KJ Denhert! More
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