Here are just a few of the events happening around Delaware this weekend!  Planning your next trip? Order now to receive the Official State Travel Guide with trip itineraries, accommodation and attraction listings and much more at

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Delaware Shakespeare Festival: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
July 13 – 28, 2012
Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 6:00 p.m.
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Delaware Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare’s most magical comedy at Rockwood Park & Mansion. With music and dance, comedy and romance, this is the perfect play for an outdoor summer night. Gates open early for picnics and pre-show entertainment. Wed. - Sat. gates will open at 6:15 p.m. Sun. gates will open at 4:45 p.m. For more information, go to

Delaware State Fair
July 19 - 28, 2012
Experience dynamic entertainers, thrilling carnival rides, and great exhibits on agriculture in Delaware. Every year, the fair continues its tradition of being "Bigger and Better Than Ever." For more information, go to

Firefly Music Festival
July 20 - 22, 2012
Firefly Music Festival is the East Coast's premier music experience. Firefly offers three days of unforgettable musical performances including The Black Keys, Jack White, ok go and John Legend, enhanced dining options and interactive entertainment set among lush wooded landscapes in the heart of the East Coast. For more information, go to

John Tesh: Big Band Live at the Freeman Stage
Friday, July 20, 2012
Begins at 8:00 p.m.
Four-time Emmy Award winner and two-time Grammy nominee, the keyboardist fronts a full blown ensemble and horn section playing Great American Songbook classics. BYOC--"Bring Your Own Chair." For more information, go to

“Bye Bye Birdie” performed by New Candlelight Theatre
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday until August 25, 2012
One of the most colorful collection of characters ever assembled, singing classics such as Put on a Happy Face, Kids, and I've Got a Lot of Living to do. For more information, call 302-475-2313.

Delaware City Day + Fireworks
Saturday, July 21, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Since 1980 the Delaware City Day Celebration has been a full day of fun family entertainment. The goal is to honor and celebrate our riverfront town’s historic architecture and our “small town America” culture. The Delaware City Day festivities are held in Historic Delaware City along the waterfront in Battery Park at the foot of Clinton Street overlooking Fort Delaware. For more information, go to

Brewery Tours at Old Dominion Brewing
Saturday, July 21, 2012
12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, five samples and a pint glass to take home. For more information, go to

American Craft Beer Tasting at World Cafe Live
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Begins at 5:30 p.m.
The Queen's Second Annual American Craft Beer Event will give attendees the opportunity to sample the offerings of over a dozen local and regional breweries (and even a few from across the pond or north of the border). Escape the heat for an entire Saturday evening, strolling from table to table, educating your palate to the nuances of the brewers' art, while dining on offerings from our inclusive buffet where we use beers from the event to create paired savory dishes for your enjoyment. For more information, go to

2nd Annual Maritime Heritage Festival at Delaware Seashore State Park
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Noon - 3:00 p.m.
Join us at the Indian River Life-Saving Station for our 2nd Annual Maritime Heritage Festival! Enjoy Songs and Stories of Old Sailing Days by storyteller and musician Matthew Dodd, a Breeches Buoy Demonstration, tours of the historic Life-Saving Station, "sailor tattoo" face painting and more. Tickets available in advance or on the day of the event. $5 for adults, $3 for children 4 to 12, 3 and under free. For more information, go to

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