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.
- 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.
- 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.