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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.