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Delaware Winter Festivals and Events

Delaware’s historic towns and charming nooks come alive during the holiday season, thanks to Yuletide tours, dazzling light displays, stage classics, festive parades and other events that capture the joy and spirit celebrated each year in the First State. Winter festivals and events in Delaware take place from early November through the first week of January and include holiday-themed exhibits at museums like Hagley Museum and Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library; house tours in historic Lewes and Odessa; and parades in towns both large (Wilmington) and small (Milton). And while Delaware’s beaches are known as the capital of summer fun, the town of Rehoboth offers one of the state’s most iconic symbols of the season when it lights its 30-foot tree.

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Saturday Jun 01, 2013

Featured Events

9th Annual Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show

June 1, 2013
Enjoy this seaside juried fine crafts events with a variety of media including, jewelry, pottery, glass, decorative painting and much more.  More

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Brewery Tour

Starting June 1, 2013
  • Address: 1284 McD Drive, Dover, DE 19901
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 11:00 AM, 12:30, 2:00 and 3:00 PM
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Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, samples of beer, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Hop Mountain and Fordham Copperhead, as well as the Delaware Beer Bracket winner, Oak Barrel Stout. More

19th Century Base Ball Triple Header

June 1, 2013
Bring a lawn chair or blanket and join the Diamond State Base Ball Club for an afternoon of Civil War era baseball. The first match features Diamond State vs. the Excelsior BBC of Milford (DE) at 11:00 a.m. followed by the Excelsior vs. the Hoboken Nine (NJ) at 1:00. Diamond State plays the final match vs. Hoboken at 3:00 p.m. More

First State Heritage Park’s June First Saturdays in the First State

June 1, 2013
  • Location: First State Heritage Park
  • Times: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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On Saturday June 1, the First State Heritage Park celebrates the 330th anniversary of the founding of Dover as part of First Saturdays in the First State activities. In 1683 William Penn ordered the laying out of the Town of Dover. At The Old State House, a little known aspect of William Penn’s story is remembered through an historical theater event – The Trial of William Penn. The performance is a dramatic retelling of this most unusual trial and the jury that went to jail when… More

National Trails Day Hike

June 1, 2013
Strike out on the trail today for National Trails Day. Meet at the Nature Center. More

The Roots of Rock 'n' Roll Experience

June 1, 2013
A part of Rock ‘n’ Roll history will take the stage on June 1st. The Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll Experience. Come "Shake, Rattle and Roll" with Johnny K and the JK Rockets. A Bill Haley Comet from 1960 to 1972, Johnny K knows how to Rock 'N' Roll and is coming to NCT for one night only. A sure way to spend a summer night out with great food, wonderful memories and a rockin' fun time. $45 ticket includes full dinner buffet and show. Cash bar and free parking… More

Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Frederick Keys

June 1, 2013
Salvador Perez Bobblehead Give-Away, courtesy of The News Journal; Utility Man Appearance; Ladies Night More

Nascar International Speedway Race

June 01 – 02, 2013
NASCAR comes to Dover with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Dover offers a variety of fan friendly and family value ticket packages. Call 1-800-441-RACE (7223) or log on to DoverSpeedway.com for more information. More

Music Along the Bank

June 01 – September 1, 2013
As the longest evenings of the year are upon us, delight in live bluegrass music along Clenny Run Bank. Bring a picnic and lawn chairs or blankets, and enjoy some of our finest regional musicians.One Friday evening every month. Museum Store and Cottage Café will be open for light fare, wine, beer and other beverages. Members Free. Included with admission Enjoy live bluegrass music along Wintertthur's Clenny Run Bank. Bring a picnic and lawn chairs or blankets, and enjoy some of our finest… More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

June 01 – December 31, 2013
  • Location: Green Room, Hotel du Pont
  • Address: 11th and Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Green Room, Hotel du Pont
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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The Centennial Tea features our new centennial tea blend, created especially for the Hotel du Pont’s centennial celebration.  This tea is infused with a burst of pineapple, the international symbol of hospitality, to commemorate our commitment for 100 years.  Also featured at our Centennial Tea are various blends from the Delaware Art Museum and several DuPont Estates in the Brandywine Valley.  Choose from Longwood, Winterthur, Hagley, and Nemours teas. Throughout the year,… More

Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience

June 1, 2013 – January 6, 2014
The latest major exhibition at Winterthur delves into how maps in the 18th and 19th centuries they were key to the American experience and became the social glue that bound a young nation into a community. The exhibition features traditional maps on paper rare and interesting map–related objects from Winterthur’s collection, illustrating American's changing interactions with maps. More

Fashion Meets Science: Introducing Nylon

June 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014
Seventy-five years ago on October 27, 1938, a brand new material named nylon was announced to the public. Created in DuPont’s labs, nylon replaced silk in the ladies hosiery industry. Nylon was so popular that its early sales created near riots because demand was so high. Hagley’s exhibition will discuss the early development of nylon and its impact on the fashion industry. Exhibition included with admission. The exhibition will be open through March 31, 2014. More

On-Going Events

Historic Lewes Farmers' Market

June 01 – September 28, 2013
  • Location: Lewes Historical Society
  • Address: 110 Shipcarpenter St, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Venue: Lewes Historical Society
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Times: 8:00 a.m. - Noon
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Visit Historic Lewes and shop local with over 35 vendors offering fresh produce, eggs, fruits, baked good, meats, fish, cut-flowers and herbs. Plus, learn from local chefs, master gardeners and sustainable agriculture experts.  More

New Sweden at 375

June 01 – September 28, 2013
  • Location: Delaware Historical Society
  • Address: 505 Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Delaware Historical Society
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Times: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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New Sweden at 375—New exhibit in the Willingtown Square Gallery. This year marks the 375th anniversary of the founding of New Sweden, the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware River Valley. Despite its brief life, the colony left an indelible mark on the cultural memory of Wilmingtonians and Swedes alike.  Now open in the Willingtown Square Gallery, New Sweden at 375 tells the story of this unique colony and the efforts of Delawareans to keep its history alive. Come… More



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