Located on the Atlantic coast, the state of Delaware packs a huge number of experiences into its tiny size. In its coastal regions, beach fans will find an endless supply of pristine sand and crashing waves. In Delaware's urban centers, tourists and residents can take advantage of cultural events, museums, special festivals and more.
- Dover, Del. in Dover, DE
During the first weekend in May, the community comes together to welcome spring and to commemorate the heritage of the capital city. Anyone attending the event has the opportunity to tour the historic location that offers walking tours, tours of historic houses and interesting facts about Dover. The numerous festivities include a main street parade, a children's parade, animal and auto shows and live performances. Take part in the Maypole dance, watch the fireworks and enjoy the food and camaraderie.
This June weekend event takes place in the scenic wooded landscape of the Dover Downs International Speedway. Considered one of the premiere music events of the year, musicians cover various genres and generally include everyone from local up and coming talent to Indie artists and celebrity entertainers. Performers in the past have included the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tom Petty. Along with the musical entertainment, the festival presents hot air balloon rides, beer and wine gardens and a multitude of vendors.
- State Fairgrounds 18500 South DuPont Highway Harrington, DE 19952 in Harrington, DE
For almost 100 years, the community hosted this gala event that celebrates the efforts of local farmers and ranchers. The fun starts in the middle of June and lasts for 10 full days. Thousands of exhibitors bring everything from flowers to live animals and compete for blue ribbons in addition to the many vendor exhibits. Professional cowboys perform in the rodeo arena, spectators attend auto races, demonstration shows and live nightly concerts. Carnival rides offer something for guests of all age groups. The midway provides the chance to test your skill and luck. Friends and family always love the variety of typical fair food offerings.
- Dover, Delaware in Dover, DE
The September event provides the opportunity to see the beautiful countryside dotted with Amish farms while getting exercise at the same time. Individuals or teams of riders embark on circular paths spanning anywhere from 15 to 100 miles in length. At designated stops along the way, Amish families offer a number of delicious home baked goods in addition to musical entertainment. At the end of the day, participants are invited to an after tour party at the Legislative Mall where a picnic lunch, activities and more live entertainment awaits.
For four days during the middle of October, Rehoboth Beach says good-bye to summer and welcomes the fall season with the gala jazz festival offering daily concerts at five venues located throughout the community. Local bars and restaurants join in on the celebration by providing unique dining choices. Diners also enjoy live entertainment with their meals. Locals and visiting jazz fans alike come to hear renditions performed by everyone from new talent to celebrity guests.