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 CanalfrontLewes Tulip Celebration
April 1-16, 2023
This beach town blossoms every spring and gets in the swing with art exhibits, "History in Bloom” walking tours, flower-arranging demonstrations, and plant sales.

Camp Rehoboth Women’s Fest
Rehoboth Beach
April 27-30, 2023
Get started on your beach season with concerts, comedy, golf, pickleball, a walking tour, beach yoga and more.

Harvest Ridge Food Truck CompetitionHarvest Ridge Winery Food Truck Competition
April 14-15, 2023
This lovely rural winery is a great spot to chow down on top food trucks and enjoy live music, yard games, and the Kid Zone. Get tickets here

Wilmington Blue Rocks season opener
Home season starts April 11, 2023
Nothing says spring like the sights and sounds of a minor league baseball game, especially when it’s surrounded by Riverfront Wilmington’s fun attractions, and accompanied by post-game fireworks. Get your tickets here.

Winterthur.jpgWinterthur Museum, Garden and Library Spring Events
April 2023
This magnificent mansion has a great lineup of spring family fun: Spring Fling for Families (April 14) offers games, crafts and story time sessions; and Daffodil Day (April 15) celebrates spring blossom with a great lineup of kids’ activities.

Mt. Cuba Wildflower Celebration
April 28-30, 2023
Stroll through gardens at the peak of their glory at this spectacular country estate, then enjoy live music, food, and family programmingMt. Cuba Center

Dover Days Festival and Parade
May 6, 2023
This celebration of Delaware looks lovingly to the past with traditional maypole dancing, a colonial artisans' village, and historic re-enactment groups.

Wilmington Flower Market
May 11-13, 2023
The perfect spring day looks a little like a sunny day spent in the park browsing flowers and garden essentials, kids laughing near carnival rides and games, and live music. Find just that and more at the Wilmington Flower Market!

Riverfront WilmingtonWilmington Grand Prix
May 19-21, 2023
Downtown Wilmington is the place to be for three days of bicycle racing and fun, including food trucks, craft beer and live music.

A Day in Old New Castle
New Castle
May 20, 2023
Enjoy a lovely day in one of Delaware’s loveliest towns with tours of historic homes and gardens, live music, crafts demonstrations, and food vendors. Free parking and shuttle.Historic New Castle Street

City Restaurant Week
April 24-29, 2023
Wilmington's finest restaurants will show off their culinary skills with discount lunch and dinners throughout the week. Enjoy a delicious two-course lunch for $15 or a three-course dinner for $35!

Würth 400 NASCAR Cup Series Race
April 30, 2023
Feeling the need for speed this spring? Head over to the Dover Motor Speedway as NASCAR returns to the Monster Mile! 

Ladybug Music Festival PhotoBellefonte Arts Festival
May 20, 2023
A celebration of all things art from the visual, performance, and culinary with live music and tasty food trucks.

Rehoboth Arts Festival
Rehoboth Beach
May 20, 2023
Stroll through the sunny streets of Rehoboth Beach and browse lovely pieces of art and meet local artists.

Ladybug Music Festival
WilmingtonMid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival Photo
June 2, 2023
Celebrating women in music since 2012, this unique festival brings together a brilliant lineup of female artists to rock the city of Wilmington. 

Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival
June 3-4, 2023
Tossed by waves and tides into an object of beauty and desire, sea glass is revered for its charm by artists worldwide. Here's a chance to see the magic of 60 sea glass artists and other coastal artisans.

New Castle Court House MuseumSeparation Day
New Castle
June 9-10, 2023
Delaware throws a party to celebrate its independence from Colonial England and its “separation” from the state of Pennsylvania. Get ready for music, food and drink, a Colonial-inspired parade, children's rides, and fireworks over the Delaware River.

Delaware Pride Festival
June 10, 2023
Diversity, acceptance, and unity are embraced with a day of music and fun hosted by Delaware’s LGBTQ+ community.

What's in Bloom

Delaware’s gardens are full of bright and colorful sights to behold as they come into full bloom. Admire the many…