Raise a Toast to Fun With 2023's Top DE on Tap Events
Looking out over the coming year, 2023 certainly looks to be a year for celebration in Delaware. Local breweries and wineries are once again getting ready for the annual festivals featuring grown-up beverages, lots of food and live music, and you are cordially invited.
For more fun, check out the breweries, wineries and distilleries of the DE on Tap app!
Delaware Spring Fest
Bellefonte Brewing Co. Brandywine, Wilmington
April 23, 2023, 1-5 p.m.
Shake off those winter blues with a day of music, delicious food, local artisan vendors, craft beer, and spirit sampling! Vote for your favorite in the “Battle of the Bands”!
Summer Nights at Hagley w/ Dogfish Head
Hagley Museum, Wilmington
June-August, Wednesday evenings
Enjoy a relaxing after-work stroll along the Brandywine’s most beautiful mile. Bring a picnic or buy dinner from local food trucks, and be sure to sample the Dogfish Head craft beer and Woodside Farm Creamery ice cream!
Newark Food & Brew Fest
July 29, 2023, Noon-7 p.m.
Wander downtown Newark sampling and nibbling the day away. This get-together showcases dozens of craft and imported beers paired with creative food offerings from Newark's best restaurants.
Hops and Harvest Beer Fest
Constitution Yards Beer Garden, Wilmington
August 12, 2023, 2-5 p.m.
Inspired by the end-of-summer harvest, this festival highlights the best locally brewed summer and fall offerings along with innovative new brews and classics from around the country.
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Tubman Garret Riverfront Park, Wilmington
August 19, 2023, Noon-6 p.m.
This is the event for folks who simply can’t resist the smell of good BBQ smoke, and love having the proper spirits for washing it down.
Historic Odessa Brewfest
Sept. 9th 2023, 1-5 p.m.
Gather in this charming and historic town for a day sampling the best regional and national craft beers, wines and spirits. Great food, live music and unlimited beer samples … sounds like a plan!
Delaware Beer Fest
Bellevue State Park, Wilmington
Oct. 14, 2023, Noon-5 p.m.
There will be more than 70 breweries and 100-plus beer selections as you relax in the park, listen to live music, play lawn games and shop the vendors.
Autumn Arch Fall Fest
Autumn Arch Beer Project, Newark
Oct. 2023 (date TBD)
Celebrate the arrival of fall with cool craft brews and rad tunes at this spunky little brewery. “No tickets, just show up.”
Harvest Ridge Winery Food Truck Competition
Harvest Ridge Winery, Marydel
April 14, 4-6 p.m.; April 15, Noon-6 p.m.
This is one of the biggest gathering of food trucks you’ll find, full of good food, good music and good fun for the entire family.
History, Heritage, and Hops Craft Beer Festival
Loockerman Street, Downtown Dover
May 13, 2023, 2-9 p.m.
Finely crafted beers are the reason to celebrate at this free event open to all. Enjoy great live music, food and dessert trucks, and unique vendors.
Smyrna Craft Beverage Festival
58 Artisan Drive, Smyrna DE 19977
June 3, 2023, 1-6 p.m.
Enjoy live music, chill vibes, and samples from local craft beverage makers to support "Restore the King!"
Delaware Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival
Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, Dover
Aug. 26, 2023, 2:30-7:30 p.m.
Get ready to sample craft beverages from all over the First State as you enjoy music, performers, games, DJs, and local eateries featuring gourmet foods and Delaware delicacies.
Loockerman Street, Downtown Dover
Oct., 2023 (date TBD), 2-9 p.m.
There will be lots of music, plenty of revelry, and of course, delicious food and beer.
Revelation Craft Brewing, Rehoboth Beach
April 26, 2023, Noon-4 p.m.
More than a dozen Delaware breweries will be on hand, dishing out the samples as you munch on a slice from the on-site DaNizza Wood Fired Pizza Truck.
Salted Vines Summer Concert Series
Salted Vines Vineyard and Winery, Frankford
Select dates, May-August
The motto here is DRINK LOCAL, JAM LOCAL! The folks at Salted Vines will be showcasing some of the area’s best bands!
10th Annual Broad Creek Bike and Brew
Sept. 16, 2023, 7 a.m.-12 p.m.
Pedal your way through scenic Coastal Delaware, then pause and refresh with beverages from local microbreweries, live music and BBQ chicken!
Southern Delaware Wine, Food and Music Festival
Sept. 23, 2023, Noon-5 p.m.
Spend a great fall day enjoying culinary delights and refreshing beverages as you listen to great tunes and browse the auction items.
Schellville's Wicked Brew Bash!
Oct. 28, 2023
Enjoy beer tasting from top Delaware breweries and rock out to live music at this adult-friendly event. Artisans and food truck will be on hand!
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton
Nov. 2023 (dates TBD), Noon-5 p.m.
Head for Delaware’s most off-centered brewery for a day of live music, exclusive Dogfish Head beer releases and a bazaar full of artisans.