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.
- Lewes, Delaware in Lewes, DE
The October celebration commemorates the coastal community with a variety of land and water based activities. Take free boat tours of the area and explore the local Fire Department's vessel or an authentic historic ship. Venture to sea-food tasting areas and compete in the bass fishing contest. A family fun tent offers entertainment for the whole family with everything from clowns and magicians to animals and pirates. The evening culminates as onlookers watch a spectacular lighted boat parade that makes its way down the local waterways.
- Where: Bridgeville in Bridgeville, DE
In an effort to gain recognition for the community, local leaders developed this November weekend event, which centers around locally grown apples and a locally homemade food known as scrapple. The event begins with a carnival, a food court offering a variety of popular treats and a street dance. Beginning the next morning, guests have the chance to indulge in an authentic scrapple breakfast. There are games for visitors of all ages that include scrapple carving and scrapple chunking. Other activities include car shows and tractor pulls along with craft and trade shows. The event also features an array of live entertainment.
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.
- 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.