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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 22, 2013

Calendar of Events

Brewery Tour

Starting June 22, 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

58th Annual DFRC Blue-Gold All*Star Football Game

June 22, 2013
  • Location: University of Delaware Stadium
  • Address: 619 South College Avenue, Newark, DE 19717
  • Times: Family Fun Zone opens at 3 PM, Stadium Gates open at 5 PM, Pre-Game Activities start at 6 PM, and Kickoff is at 7 PM
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The DFRC Blue-Gold All*Star Football Game was established in 1956 by Bob Carpenter, Jr. and Jim Williams. This year DFRC will celebrate the 58th DFRC Blue-Gold All*Star Football Game on June 22, 2013, at the University of Delaware Stadium. More than 300 students representing all of the Delaware high schools will participate as players, cheerleaders, band members, and ambassadors. More

Blueberry Peak Party

June 22, 2013
Family Fun -Hayrides -Face painting -4-H farm animal exhibit (11am-1pm) -Recipes ideas -Free samples -Blueberry discount specials -U-Pick blueberry specials Good Eats: Lunch menu by Abbott’s Grill - Peach BBQ Baby Back Ribs - Grilled Chicken with Blueberry Salsa - Grilled Corn - Crab Cake Sandwiches - Hot Dogs (for the kids) - Blueberry Sourdough Bread - Blueberry Limeade More

Broadway Benefits DTC - An Evening of Broadway Magic with Donna McKechnie and Malcolm Gets

June 22, 2013
The Delaware Theatre Company is proud to announce FROM THE CHORUS – An Evening of Broadway Magic with Tony Award Winning Actress Donna McKechnie, of Broadway's A Chorus Line, and Tony Award Nominated Actor Malcolm Gets, of Broadway's Amour. Featuring their favorite Broadway show tunes, Ms. McKechnie and Mr. Gets will guide the audience through individual stories from their days in the chorus through the present. More

DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

June 22, 2013
  • Location: Downtown Wilmington - Rodney Square
  • Address: 11th & Market Streets, Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
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The DuPont Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is a free, week-long, outdoor music festival held in Rodney Square in the heart of downtown Wilmington, DE. More

Jack and the Beanstalk

June 22, 2013
  • Location: The Freeman Stage at Bayside
  • Address: 31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville, DE 19975
  • Times: 10:00am
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The castle of a bumbling ogre has mysteriously arrived in the clouds high over Pleasant Village. Jack trades the family cow for magic beans that grow a stalk tall enough to reach the ogre’s clouds. The clever lad climbs the beanstalk and finds a way to stop the ogre and save the village. Two performers play all of the characters in the fun-filled, fifty-five minute show designed for all family members age 3 and up. Free for all. Please bring your own chairs. More

Wilmington Blue Rocks vs. Salem Red Sox

June 22, 2013
Rocky Bluewinkle Garden Gnome Give-Away, courtesy of Bank of America; Renaissance Faire Night/LARPing Night More

Chinese Festival

June 22 – 23, 2013
  • Address: 1313 Little Baltimore Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Friday, June 21 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sunday June 23 12:00 p.m – 5:00 p.m.
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The Chinese Festival celebrates the rich diversity of Chinese culture in the Greater Wilmington region. Through featured exhibits, gourmet food, and cultural performances, this fun-packed family event attracts thousands every year. More

Driving Miss Daisy

June 22 – 23, 2013
Pulitzer Prize winning play will take the stage this June at New Candlelight Theatre. Performances will include a dessert buffet. This comedy/drama follows the friendship between an elderly Southern woman and her African American chauffeur from 1948 to 1973. Performances are Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons. There will be one Friday evening performance on June 21, 2013 and one Wednesday afternoon performance on June 12, 2013. Cash bar and free parking available. More

Firefly Music Festival

June 22 – 23, 2013
Firefly Music Festival is the East Coast's premier music experience. Firefly offers three days of unforgettable musical performances set among lush wooded landscapes in the heart of the East Coast. Firefly welcomes music's biggest acts to The Woodlands, an immaculate 87-acre festival ground surrounded by lush forest. Centrally located in Dover, Delaware and steps from shopping, hotels, gaming and restaurants, The Woodlands are the ideal backdrop for the East Coast's new summer tradition. More

Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival

June 22 – 23, 2013
  • Address: 110 Shipcarpenter St, Lewes, DE 19958
  • Venue: Lewes Historical Society
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Times: Saturday - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; Sunday - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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The Lewes Historical Society announces the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, 2013, in the Historic Complex at Second and Shipcarpenter streets in historic Lewes. Hours are 9:00am to 4:00pm, Saturday and 9:00am to 3:00pm, Sunday. Admission is $5 per person; children under 12 free; a wrist band will be issued allowing entrance both days. Wrist bands can be purchased in advance at Sand ‘n’ Stones on Front Street or the… More

The Drowsy Chaperone presented by the Kent County Theatre Guild

June 22 – 29, 2013
It's been a number of years since Dover has seen a traditional large-scale musical at a local community theater, but director Chris Polo and music director Eddie Cohee aim to change that with their June production of The Drowsy Chaperone at the Kent County Theatre Guild. The Drowsy Chaperone, by Lisa Lambert, Don McKellar, Bob Martin, and Greg Morrison, is a madcap show-within-a-show that parodies American musical comedies of the 1920s. The Broadway production starred musical sensation (and TV's… More

Centennial Tea Service at Hotel DuPont

June 22 – 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 22, 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 22, 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

African American Festival

June 22, 2013
  • Location: Legislative Mall
  • Address: Federal Street, Dover, DE 19901
  • Times: 11am - 4pm
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This traditional event is held at Legislative Mall on the Capital Complex in Downtown Dover. Outstanding and fascinating by any standards, "Positively Dover" traces it's beginning to a conversation between The Honorable Donald Blakey, Delaware State Legislative Representative from the 34th District and Reuben Salters, Councilman 4th District, City of Dover. This event is an excellent meeting place for all ethnic groups to exchange cultural and artistic experiences and create a more… More

Pirate Sail on the Kalmar Nyckel

June 22 – July 6, 2013
  • Location: Kalmar Nyckel
  • Address: 1124 E. 7th St., Wilmington, DE 19801
  • Venue: Kalmar Nyckel
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday
  • Times: 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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Ahoy Mateys! Visit the Kalmar Nyckel, the Tall Ship of Delaware. Landlubbers -- come walk the plank of this authentic seagoing re-creation of a 17th Century Dutch pinnace. Join our captain and a crew of salty pirates for a festive experience on the high seas! More

"Hydro-Inspired" Photography Exhibit

June 22 – September 2, 2013
Photo submissions from members of the Delaware Photographic Society interpret the theme of water in dramatic fashion in a display in the Museum’s patio hallway, leading visitors in to Water’s Extreme Journey. The Delaware Photographic Society is one of the oldest camera clubs in the country and was first organized as the Delaware Camera Club in 1931. More

Water's Extreme Journey

June 22 – September 2, 2013
This exhibit takes visitors on an exciting and important adventure quest for clean water.  Experience the watershed as a water drop, exploring first-hand the science behind the water cycle.  Water's Extreme Journey was created by world-renowned marine life artist Wyland and Seattle-based Minotaur Mazes. More

Historic Lewes Farmers' Market

June 22 – 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 22 – 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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