Firefly Music Festival

Music Festivals and Events in Delaware

Keep your summer rocking in Delaware. With musical festivals and events going all season long, you’re sure to find your summer music destination whether it’s the indie-rock vibe of Firefly Music Festival, the country accent of the Delaware State Fair or the groove of the Rehoboth Jazz Festival.

For a dip into the live music scene instead of a multi-day immersion, stop by one of the state’s more intimate venues bringing a gems to the stage like the Grand Opera House and the Queen in Wilmington, to the rock clubs of Dewey Beach, to the summer-centric lineup of acts a Freeman Stage at Bayside and Hudson Fields.

Just take a look, and take your pick:

OperaDelaware Festival
April/May
Wilmington
Featuring classic pieces written by the likes of Rossini and Delibes to modern shows like “In Opera We Trust” – a one-act musical depiction of the relationship between Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia.

Clifford Brown Jazz Festival
June
Downtown Wilmington
Held in tribute to the Wilmington man who was one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time, the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival routinely features top musicians, and always offers free admission.

Firefly Music Festival
June
Dover
Firefly Music Festival is three summer days filled with top-name bands, offbeat leisure diversions, and tens of thousands of happy, hollering, harmonious fans.

Riverfront Blues Festival
July
Wilmington
The acts take the stage one after the other at this laid-back event on the banks of the Christina River.

Ladybug Music Festival
July/September
Wilmington/Milford
This celebration of women and music features leading ladies of all musical genres during the weekend-long outdoor festival.

Delaware State Fair
July
Harrington
This 10-day summer fair filled with festive food and carnival rides is brimming with top country acts like Sugarland and Reba McEntire. The lineup is sure to please any country-lover.

Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival
October
Rehoboth Beach
Held at intimate venues in and around the Delaware beach resort town, the annual Jazz Festival has been a spring ritual for more than 25 years, highlighted by such national acts as Al Green and Queen Latifah.