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Firefly Music Festival

Delaware Events & Festivals

Whether you’re ready to celebrate your unique heritage, really like live music, or just want to see a pumpkin get launched in the air, the First State is your best bet.


Music Festivals

The First State offers a slew of music festivals from the coast to the corner.

The Firefly Music Festival is a summer event held in Dover at The Woodlands. Covering 87 acres, The Woodlands acts as a temporary home to such acts as Tom Petty, Outkast, Foo Fighters, and Weezer.

Other music fests in Delaware include the Dewey Beach Music Conference at Dewey Beach, the end-of–summer Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral, and the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival in Wilmington.

Cultural Events

The northwest corner of the Small Wonder hosts a multitude of cultural events throughout the year.

The annual Italian Festival takes place at the St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church in June along with the Greek Festival at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. Wilmington also hosts the Polish Festival at the St. Hedwig Roman Catholic Church come October.

Speaking of October, the Delaware Sängerbund club presents the Oktoberfest and Christkindlmarkt, in Newark near Bear.

Delaware Festival

Apple Scrapple Festival

Food-Related Fun

We all know why we look forward to festivals: The food. While the usual fare can be expected at state fairs and block parties, Delaware does it different. 

Check out the annual Apple Scrapple Festival in Bridgeville, or the Chocolate Festival at Rehoboth Beach. And held at different spots in Delaware each November, don’t miss the World Championship Punkin Chunkin’.

Special to Delaware

The First State can be a unique place to party thanks to special events throughout Delaware.

Don’t miss the Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers' Festival in Rehoboth Beach, the Big August Quarterly in Wilmington, and the Delaware State Fair in Harrington. Wilmington also host the annual Delaware Shakespeare Festival and of course the Wilmington Flower Market.


Best Western Hotels Along the Way:

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Best Western Plus Newark/Christiana Inn

875 Pulaski Highway, Bear DE 19701-1252
Phone: +1 302-326-2500  |  Fax: (302) 326-1050  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Galaxy Inn

1700 E Lebanon Road, Dover DE 19901-5845
Phone: +1 302-735-4700  |  Fax: (302) 735-1604  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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Best Western Smyrna Inn

190 Stadium Street, Smyrna DE 19977-2813
Phone: +1 302-659-3635  |  Fax: (302) 659-3638  |  Hotel Details & Reservations »

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