The 2020 edition of the Film Festival will take place in a new, partially virtual, format: Movie fans and film industry professionals alike gather every November for this amazing five-day event that showcases around 100 American and International films deemed to be the best in their genre. The entries consist of everything from full-length features to shorts and documentaries and contain a variety of subject matter. In addition to the chance to see the movies, guests may attend seminars, visit with celebrity guests and attend other special events. A special Children's Cinema Corner provides entertainment for younger film fans.

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.

  • 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.

The Native American Nation joins together for a weekend in September to commemorate and remember their heritage while passing it onto the next generation. The Native Americans welcome all people to join them in this celebration, which features traditional foods, dance and a variety of unique arts and crafts. All are also welcome to tour the Nanticoke Indian Museum.

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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