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.
- Rehoboth Beach, Del. in Rehoboth beach, DE.
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.
This community has an unusual method of welcoming fall by presenting an entire weekend of events that include pumpkin chunking. The charitable event takes place during the first weekend in November and brings engineering and science enthusiasts together to see which team creates the device that launches and catapults a pumpkin the greatest distance. A schedule of live bands play all weekend and the community also holds a few beauty contests for its youngest residents. A number of vendors attend and offer beverages, food and a wide selection of souvenirs and gifts.
- Rehoboth, Delaware in Rehoboth Beach, DE.
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.
- Odessa, Delaware in Odessa, DE.
A local women's organization sponsors the event every December, which is designed to raise funds for local college scholarships. The event gives participants the chance to tour a series of private homes and public buildings decorated for the holiday season. Many of the homes date back to Victorian times. The self-guided walking tour also provides regularly scheduled activities for all participants.