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Top 10 Summer Festivals and Events in Delaware

From iconic to unique, check out some of the best festivals and events Delaware has to offer! The best of Delaware is on display when the skies are blue, the sun is shining, and people come together to celebrate a shared passion, whether it's music, food, or drinks. Whichever you choose, gather your friends and families and celebrate outdoors with these festivals and events. 

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Smyrna at Night
  • History, Heritage and Hops Block Party : Dover
    Saturday, May 13, 2023
    2:00pm - 9:00pm
    Finely crafted beers are the reason to celebrate at this free event open to all. Enjoy great live music, food and dessert trucks, and unique vendors.
  • Milton Horseshoe Crab & Shorebird Festival : Milton
    Saturday, May 27
    9:00am - 3:00pm
    This family-friendly festival celebrates horseshoe crabs and migrating shorebirds. Enjoy arts and crafts, kayak rides, themed exhibits, delicious food, live music, and more.
  • Wilmington Ladybug Music Festival : Milford
    Friday, June 2
    5:00pm - 12:00am
    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 and Coastal Arts Festival : Lewes
    Saturday, June 3
    9:00am - 4:00pm
    The 2023 festival will include a lecture series, children's educational area, maritime interpreters in historic attire, the Sussex Tavern, additional food, and art vendors as well as a variety of antique glass and sea glass collectors.
  • St. Anthony's Italian Festival : Wilmington
    June 11 – 18
    Big and bold and full of music and food, St. Anthony's Italian Festival is one of the state's most popular events! Enjoy traditional Italian cuisine, such as freshly made pasta, delicious cannoli, and hand-selected Italian wines (for patrons aged 21+), carnival fun for the kids, and plenty of chances to dance and sing.
  • Smyrna at Night : Smyrna
    Saturday, June 17
    Ten hours of music, art, food, drinks, and fun! Smyrna at Night is Kent County's largest FREE outdoor concert event complete with a full day of live music, artisan vendors, food trucks, beer gardens, and kids' zone.
  • Clifford Brown Jazz Festival : Downtown Wilmington
    June 21 – 23
    Saturday 1:00 pm – 1:00 am
    The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival is a hugely popular multi-day outdoor marathon of jazz in tribute to the late, great Wilmington native. This Festival is the largest free jazz festival on the East Coast; Featuring outstanding performances on the main stage, vendors, food, wine and craft beers for purchase.
  • Delaware Beer Wine and Spirits Festival : Dover
    Saturday, August 26
    2:30pm - 7:30pm
    The Delaware Beer, Wine & Spirits Festival features all of Delaware's breweries, wineries and distilleries in one location! The festival includes music, performers, games, DJs, and access to a select number of local eateries featuring gourmet foods and Delaware delicacies.
  • Amish Country Bike Tour : Dover
    September 9
    7:00am - 5:00pm
    Spend the weekend riding and relaxing through some of Delaware’s most beautiful countryside. Following the bike tour, everyone returns to Legislative Mall for a catered lunch, non-alcoholic beverages, adult beverages (with purchased tickets), entertainment, merchandise sales and vendors.
  • Brandywine Festival of the Arts : Wilmington
    Saturday, September 9
    10:00am - 6:00pm
    Delaware’s largest celebration of the visual arts is a perfect spot for relaxing by the river and shopping for unique art.
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