Weekend Things to Do in Delaware, September 24-26
As we transition from a fun-filled summer into a cool and crisp autumn, Delaware offers a wide range of events and festivals to attend, all over the state.
7th Annual Delaware Korean Festival
Held in the Delaware Art Museum’s Copeland Sculpture Garden, attendees can anticipate traditional Korean music and dance performances, TaeKwondo demonstrations, as well as Korean beer and food available for purchase.
Lantern Tour of Delaware Seashore State Park
Venture out to the Delaware Seashore State Park, guided only by lantern light, to hear tales of tragedy and mystery from Delaware’s own maritime history. Grab takeout from either of Nalu’s locations (in both Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach) and enjoy a beachside picnic on an unforgettable autumn evening.
Harvest Ridge Winery’s Wine & Art Festival
Enjoy a full day of shopping from local artists and craft makers, live music performances, delicious fare from local food trucks, and (of course) wine! Be sure to sample Harvest Ridge’s fall seasonal selection, an apple and pumpkin-flavored wine, appropriately named “Punkin Jack”.
9th Annual Broad Creek Bike & Brew
Ride past countless scenic views among other cycling enthusiasts at the 9th Annual Broad Creek Bike & Brew! With three separate craft beverage sponsors, there will be plenty of post-race libations for participants and spectators alike.
Mt. Cuba Center’s Tree Festival
Witness tall trees in all their autumn glory on the gorgeous campus of the Mt. Cuba Nature Center! This program will offer family-friendly activities, live music performances, as well as a variety of food and beverage selections for purchase.
Oystoberfest at Big Oyster Brewery
Looking to begin your Oktoberfest celebration early? Stop by Big Oyster Brewery on Sunday, September 26th for delicious drinks, incredible live entertainment, and mouthwatering meals—prepared by one of Delaware’s favorite breweries. Be sure to check in on the DE on Tap app while you enjoy the festivities!
Mt. Cuba Meteor at Wilmington & Western Railroad
Spend a leisurely afternoon with family or friends on an hour and a half-long train ride up to the Red Clay Valley. This ride includes a 30 minute layover at the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove, where you can enjoy a peaceful walk through the Nature Center or savor a delicious picnic with incredible company.
Fifer Orchards Corn Maze
September 24th & 25th
This weekend is the first weekend of Fifer’s famous corn maze! Try to solve the Monster Mystery “who done it?” game as you uncover the hidden stations inside of a 6-acre cornfield. While at Fifer Orchards, be sure to take advantage of the apple harvest with a U-Pick session!
5th Annual Delaware Taco Festival
September 25th & 26th
Get ready for an action-packed weekend filled with tacos, margaritas, games, live music, and taco-themed fun! Over 25 of Delaware’s best restaurants will serve up an amazing variety of tacos, elote, churros, tamales, nachos, and more in Wilmington’s Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park!
2021 Firefly Music Festival
Delaware’s biggest music festival returns to the Woodlands this weekend! While rocking out to world-renowned music artists, be sure to snap a picture with one of two unique art pieces, presented as a special addition to the Delaware Discoveries Trail!
Rehoboth-Dewey Bacon Festival
Rehoboth Beach & Dewey Beach
Spend two days marveling in greasy goodness at the Rehoboth-Dewey Bacon Festival! Festivities take place in Dewey Beach on Saturday, and in Rehoboth Beach on Sunday, where you can experience samples of hot, steamy, sizzling bacon from over 22 locations!
Bonus weekend adventure ideas:
- Explore your craft beer taste buds along DE on Tap! Download the DE on Tap app and check in at each brewery you visit for a chance to win a prize!
- Capture the perfect Insta-worthy moment along the Delaware Discoveries Trail! With eleven pieces of interactive street artwork, this self-led activity offers outdoor recreation and memories that will last. Tag your photos with #DelawareDiscoveries for the chance to win a limited-edition prize!
- Create your perfect Autumnal Adventure using resources from Visit Delaware! Scenic drives, fall festivals, and much more await in the First State.
Please review location information before visiting and remember to explore safely by following recommended safety precautions including, wearing a face covering and social distancing if not vaccinated or if it is required by certain locations and staying home if you're feeling sick.