Top Outdoor Festivals and Events

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 kites. From dancing in the woodlands, to admiring springtime blooms, and every festive activity in between the fun begins in Delaware. Whichever you choose gather your friends and families and celebrate outdoors with these festivals and events. 

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  • Firefly Music Festival : The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway
    Once a year Dover is transformed into a mult-day music festival filled with rosters of top-name bands and tens of thousands of music lovers.
  • Lewes Tulip Celebration (April) : Downtown Lewes
    Historic Lewes blossoms each spring thanks to 10,000 tulip bulbs planted throughout town.
  • Clifford Brown Jazz Festival (June) : Downtown Wilmington
    Each year this festival is held in tribute to the Wilmington man who was one of the greatest jazz trumpeters of all time.
  • Delaware State Fair (Late July through Early Aug) : Harrington Raceway and Casino
    Summertime in Central Delaware means deep-fried treats, live music, rodeos, and demolition derbies.
  • Rehoboth Beach Sandcastle Contest (August) : Rehoboth Beach
    Stroll along the Rehoboth Beach shoreline and enjoy the expertly sculpted sand creations.
  • Delaware Wine & Beer Festival (October) : Dover
    Central Delaware's prime showcase of the best wineries, meaderies, breweries, and distilleries that the state has to offer.
  • Bridgeville Apple Scrapple Festival (October) : Bridgeville
    Apple Scrapple Festival honors the state's favorite breakfast food with carnival rides, games, live entertainment, and plenty of delicious treats.
  • Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler’s Festival (October) : Rehoboth Beach
    This annual festival features the popular Sea Witch costume parade and contest, a Fiddlers’ Festival, and costume dog parade on the boardwalk.
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