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ANNUAL CELEBRATIONS OF HISTORIC EVENTS
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JANUARY

SUSSEX COUNTY

Bethany
Annual Hometown Pet Show
New Year’s Day
Bring your furry friend (cats only). 
There are fun categories in which to enter.
Started 2002

(410) 539 - 2100


FEBRUARY

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Wilmington
Victorine’s Valentine Day
Arts, crafts, learn a 19th century handcraft,
write a Victorian poem with a quill pen,
and taste gingerbread

(302) 658 – 2400



MARCH

SUSSEX COUNTY

Rehoboth Beach
Chocolate Festival
Tastings, baking contest, games and more a delicious day!
Since 1990

(302) 227 - 2233

SUSSEX COUNTY

Milton
Delmarva Hot Air Balloon and Crafts Festival
Since 2001
(302) 684-8404

APRIL

KENT COUNTY

Dover
 Dover Days Festival
Old Fashioned Parade
House Tours
More

(800) 233- 5368

MAY

KENT COUNTY

Dover
Old Dover Days
Historic Celebrations Including Lantern Tours
&
Historic Interpreters

(302) 734-1736

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Brandywine Creek State Park
Civil War Reenactment
(302)  577- 3534

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

New Castle
A Day in Old New Castle -  An Historic Town
Oldest house and garden tour in America.
Since 1924

www.newcastlecity.org

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

New Castle
SEPARATION DAY
On June 15,1776
the three lower counties of Delaware 
declared their separation from
Great Britain and Pennsylvania.
Festivities and reenactments

 
(302) 322 - 9806 
www.newcastlecity.org

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Wilmington
Wilmington GardenDay
Various locations in Wilmington
.
wwwWilmingtongardenday.org

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Wilmington
Longwood Gardens
Festival of Fountains
www.longwoodgardens.org

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Wilmington
Greenbank Mill
Delaware's Historic Sheep Shearing Day
www.greenbankmill.org/specialevents.html

JUNE

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Dover
4th Annual Garden Tour
Through Historic Smyrna
Plus
Tea at the Opera House.

(800) 233-5368

NEW CASTLE COUNTY 

New Castle
Brandywine River Museum
Annual Antique Show
www.brandywinemuseum.org/antiques_htm

(866) 468-7619

New Castle
Seperation Day
On June 15,1776
the three lower counties of Delaware  declared their
separation from Great Britain and Pennsylvania.
Festivities and reenactments.
  (302) 322-9806

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Wilmington
Wilmington Garden Day
Various locations in Wilmington 

www.Wilmingtongardenday.org

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Wilmington
Greenbank Mill
Delaware's Historic Mill Sheep Shearing Day

www.greenbankmill.org/specialevents.html

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Wilmington
Winterthur Museum and Country Estate
A Day in Enchanted Woods

www.winterthur.org

JULY

KENT COUNTY

Harrington
Delaware State Fair
Since 1919

(302) 398 – 5030

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Wilmington
Riverfront Wilmington  
Independence Day Freedom Celebration  

www.riverfrontwil.com/

AUGUST

SUSSEX COUNTY

Lewes
Lewes Historical Society
Antique Show
(302) 645-7670



SEPTEMBER

KENT COUNTY

Dover
The Dover bike tour began in 1987.
It starts at Legislative Mall in Dover, DE. 
The tour consists of 15, 25, 50, 62 and 100-mile
flatland loops through Delaware's Amish countryside,
plus a 25-mile competitive race. 
An after-tour party will feature a
catered barbecue picnic lunch,
a live blues band,
health exhibits,
and activities such as yoga and yard games. 
For more information about the bike tour or to register, visit

(302) 734-4888          (800) 233-5368
www.visitdover.com.

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

New Castle
New Castle in Mourning
Explores stories about a haunting in Amstel House.
Who this “lady in blue?”

(302) 22-2794

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Fort Delaware State Park
Cannon Fire Weekend
(302) 834-7941

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Wilmington
Hagley Car Show
Hundreds of antique cars.

(302) 658 – 2400

SUSSEX COUNTY

Millsboro
Celebration of Indian culture.
Nanticoke
Indian Pow wow
Since 1978

(302) 905 - 3400

SUSSEX COUNTY

Seaford
Seaford Labor Day
Weekend Civil War Reenactment
Governor Ross Mansion Battle reenactments.
 Entertainment and Sunday Revival style church service

(301) 628-9500

OCTOBER

SUSSEX COUNTY

Lewes Coast Day
Celebrate Delaware’s coastal heritage
Tour ships, enjoy the seafood, and learn about the sea
Since 1979

(302) 831 - 8083

SUSSEX COUNTY

Rehoboth Beach
Jazz Festival of Rehoboth Beach
Thousands attend this annual event
Since 1989

(301) 227 – 4741

SUSSEX COUNTY

Rehoboth Beach
The Sea Witch Halloween and Fiddler Festival
Best costumed pet parade.
Cowboys hit the beach – Horse show on the beach.
Sea Witch Broom Toss and much more.
Since 1989

(302) 227 - 2233

NOVEMBER

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Wilmington
46th Antique Show
(302) 888 - 4600 ext. 7028     


Wilmington
Chase Center on the Riverfront Wilmington
DelawareAntiques Show

www.winterthur.org 

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Wilmington
Longwood Gardens
A Longwood Gardens Christmas

www.longwoodgardens.org

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

Winterthur
Yule Tide at Winterthur    
www.winterthur.org


SUSSEX COUNTY

Lewes
World Punkin’ Chuckin’ Championship
Flinging pumpkins  - a hilarious day
Since 1986

(301) 856 -1444

DECEMBER

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

New Castle
Historic New Castle 
Spirit of Christmas
(866) 468 - 7619

NEW CASTLE COUNTY

New Castle
Holidays at the Amstel Dutch House
Delaware’s early colonial gem.
Traditional celebration in a Dutch home.

(302) 322-2794

Odessa
Christmas In Odessa
Historic Houses Tour
Carriage Rides and Fife & Drum Corp

http://christmasinodessa.com

SUSSEX COUNTY

Lewes
Christmas Tour of Homes
Visit Historic Homes Dressed for the Holiday Season

(302) 645-7670

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