Lewes Tulip Festival

Top Spring Events in Delaware

Partly a farewell to winter and partly a prelude to the state’s beach-centric summer, springtime in Delaware is filled with historic and outdoor celebrations. Take your pick of festival fun.

Lewes Tulip Celebration, Lewes (early April). This beach town blossoms every spring and gets in the swing with art exhibits, trolley tours, flower-arranging demos and even an accompanying Oyster Festival.

Mt. Cuba Wildflower Celebration, Hockessin (late April). Stroll through gardens at the peak of their glory, then enjoy live music, food and family programming.

Delmarva Birding Weekend, Lewes (April). Enjoy a fun-filled weekend spent in nature searching for beautiful bird species. Tours for the weekend are taken on foot, in kayaks and canoes, and on boats!

Wilmington Flower Market, Wilmington (May) This Northern Delaware event is beloved for its selection of native plants and artisanal crafts, its carnival rides and food, and the live music that ties it all together. 

Winterthur Point to Point Steeplechase, near Greenville (early May). Upscale tailgating and horse racing across the hills make this a can’t-miss social event.

Bellefonte Arts Festival, Bellefonte (late May). A celebration of all things art from the visual, performance, and culinary with live music and tasty food trucks.  

Fifer Orchards Strawberry Patch Tour, Camden (late May). Explore the unique blooms of spring when you journey through the orchards of peaches, and apples pass by the blueberry bushes, and strawberry patches at Fifer Orchards.

Separation Day, Old New Castle (early June). This riverside celebration of the state’s independence is full of family fun, food and activities.