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.

  • Where: Milton in Milton, DE

The May celebration evolves around the spawning season of the horseshoe crab and the birds that feast on the eggs before heading to a summer destination. Event activities include boat rides along the Broadkill River, canoe trips on Prime Hook Creek and a variety of local trail walks in the National Park. Take part in a scavenger hunt and tour the many exhibits. The event also features a number of games, live music and a wide selection of food.

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.

For a weekend toward the end of October, locals offer a number of activities geared toward celebrating Halloween. The fun begins with a family movie presented in Grove Park. Guests are also welcome to take a hayride, participate in beach games, compete in the broom tossing contest and go trick-or-treating by the light of lanterns. The event also features a number of events that include a costume parade and a costumed dog parade. Enjoy a historical tour of the community by trolley car and hear the music provided by live bands.

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