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Delaware’s Most Unique Spring Events

Rising temperatures and blooming flowers give way for celebrations across Delaware. Festivals featuring blossoming gardens are a given, but unique, niche events await throughout the season. Say hello to spring at one of Delaware’s unforgettable festivals.

Dewey Beach Bacon Fest
Your favorite breakfast treat takes center stage at the Dewey Beach Bacon Fest where you’ll enjoy creative creations by nearly two dozen of Dewey and Rehoboth Beach’s top restaurants. The two-day festival features innovative bites and salty, savory twists on classics. Be surprised by unique bacon desserts, cocktails and even decor!  

Lewes Tulip Festival
Colorful tulips blooming before your eyes are one of the most beautiful signs of spring’s arrival and nearly 25,000 become the center of attention in the charming, coastal town of Lewes. More than just a sign of spring, the tulips signify the town’s heritage, having been settled by the Dutch in the 1600s. Enjoy tours of the town’s gardens, art exhibits, floral demonstrations, restaurant specials and more during the weeklong celebration.

Mt. Cuba Wildflower Celebration
Rejoice at the arrival of early spring flowers that bring color and beauty to Mt. Cuba’s acres and acres of sprawling native gardens at this festive annual event. Perfect for the whole family, you’ll enjoy strolls through the grounds, live music, activities for the kids and a wide variety of plants available for purchase to begin or expand your own garden with advice from the experts!

Winterthur Point to Point
Don your spring best and top it off with some extravagant headgear at this annual steeplechase through the grounds of Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library. Festive tailgating and picnicking are encouraged (think mint juleps and charcuterie boards instead of beer and hotdogs). Place your bets for the main event and grab a good spot along the course to see your favorite horse fly by.

Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival
From delicate jewelry to elaborate stained glass masterpieces, artisans from Nova Scotia to the Virgin Islands will showcase what they’ve created with colorful glass sanded to perfection by the Atlantic Ocean. Choosing a piece to take home is a great way to give discarded glass a second chance. Head to Cape Henlopen State Park after to search for some beach glass of your own as late spring and early summer give you the best chance of spotting some!

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