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Delaware Events, Regional Performances, Festivals and More...


Our Favorite Festivals, Annual Events, Benefits, and Live  Performances


SEPT 18 - Bark in the Park at Auburn Valley State Park

Get on your walking shoes and bring your pup for a casual stroll on the Oversee Farm Trail, along with our special guest Corporal Ditmore and his K-9 partner Leo. Well-behaved dogs on a leash with updated rabies vaccines are welcome on this paved 1.1-mile walk. Free collapsible travel dog bowls for participants! Meet at the Oversee Farm Trail parking lot at 1516 Snuff Mill Road. Call 302-239-5687 to preregister or reserve a "ticket" on Facebook..

Sept 18 - Kayak Eco-Tour: Exploring Station Cove

Advanced course. Previous paddling experience required. Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. $35 per person Call (302)-227-6991 for more detail.

SEP 20 - Auburn Heights Invitational: Classic Car Show & Garden Party

The event spotlights Vanished Marques, “extinct” cars such as Pontiac, Franklin and Pierce Arrow, and is now offered in-person and online. Enjoy a glimpse of some of the finest early automobiles from the last century! Visitors can explore the renovated museum and discover what life was like when the automobile was a novelty. Exclusive online content, available to all ticketholders, includes interviews, behind-the-scenes videos and special programs. Timed entry, masks and social distancing restrictions will be in place. Visit our website for further information. The day’s activities include a silent auction and raffle, featuring items for all interests, including a private tour of Winterthur. Local food and drink will be available. Proceeds support the Marshall Steam Museum's educational programs..

SEPT 26 - 27 - Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival

The Lewes Historical Society announces the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival at the Lewes Historical Society's Campus and on the outside grounds of Canal Park surrounding the Society's Life Saving Station on the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal in Lewes, Delaware. 2020 is the 11th year for this event, and it’s expected to be better than ever! The Historical Society will be focusing on the historic origins of sea glass and will be putting emphasis on the authenticity of shards at the show. It will feature nearly seventy sea glass and coastal artists including decoy carvers and waterfowl artists. Vendors come from up and down the East Coast, and as far away as the Virgin Islands. Enjoy festive live music and delicious food all weekend. Learn the history of sea glass and bring your glass shards and bottles, as specialists will be available to identify your treasurers on-site.

SEPT 25 - 26  - Shakespeare in the Garden, Delaware Art Museum

Shakespeare in the Garden Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27 Performances at 4:30pm and 6pm each day (Rain dates: October 3 and 4) Tickets: $25* Delaware Shakespeare will fill the Copeland Sculpture Garden with a program of theatrical selections inspired by artwork in the garden. Following an interactive opening, the audience will be split into small groups of ten and led throughout the grounds for Shakespeare experiences with 1-2 performers at six different sculptures. See the sculptures in a new light, and be surprised by the Shakespearean connections! Delaware Art Museum 2301 Kentmere Parkway Wilmington, DE 19806 Audience members will be standing or walking throughout the approximately 60-minute event. Masks will be required by audience members, and social distance will be maintained during the performance. The audience will be limited to 50 people for each performance.

OCT 2  - Rehoboth Art League Opening Reception

Rehoboth Art League will open four new exhibits on October 2nd, with an Opening Reception from 5-7pm. We are excited to welcome back our friends and patrons for the first time in many months for a modified opening reception. Masks are required, numbers of guests will be monitored in the galleries, and social distancing will be enforced. We look forward to recognizing the exceptional work of our exhibiting artists in a safe public forum.

OCT 2 - 4  - 44th Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale, Downtown Rehoboth

It is a weekend for deals and fabulous finds! Shopping in downtown Rehoboth Beach, Dewey Beach, and Route One has never offered more merchandise at discount prices! The sale begins Friday and ends on Sunday running from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily (store hours may vary).

OCT 10 & 30  - Farm to Fork at Cloverdale Farm Preserve

Delaware Nature Society believes that how we farm and what we eat has a profound impact on the environment. Farm to Fork is a celebration of locally-grown, organic food, and our community who recognize its importance. With your support we are raising awareness around our regenerative farming efforts which aim to improve our soil, water, and biodiversity while producing beautiful, healthy food. Tables of 2, 4, or 6 attendees. $150 per person - $100 of each ticket is tax-deductible. Social-distancing Friendly. Reserve your table here. Proceeds benefit Delaware Nature Society.

OCT 10  - Mt Cuba Center Garden Enthusiast Tour

Take an in-depth tour of our gardens with an expert guide; learn about notable native plants; and receive tips on sustainable gardening practices. Tour content will vary as the gardens are dynamic and ever-changing. Come back for a new experience each time. Tours are two hours in length and include walking over rolling terrain and mulched paths. Tickets include admission for the day, so plan to stay for a picnic or enjoy the gardens at your leisure after your tour has ended. Purchase tickets here or by phone at 302.239.4244. Walk-ins are accepted as space allows.

OCT 11  - Jazz & Blues OPEN JAM!  - Milton Theatre

Experience an afternoon of Jazz & Blues from the best local and regional musicians on one stage! Come and sign up to play with the band, or sit back and enjoy the music! This is one Sunday afternoon jam session you wouldn't want to miss! Featuring the BEST House Band in the region! For tickets and more info, visit here.

OCT - NOV Weekends  - Autumn Leaf Express

Climb aboard the Wilmington & Western Railroad and surround yourself with the beauty and splendor of Autumn during the most colorful time of the year. Travel through the valley onboard our vintage coaches to the Mt. Cuba Picnic Grove on this 1.5-hour round-trip train ride. This event is powered by our vintage railcar, the Pennsylvania Railroad Doodlebug. Due to COVID-19, all reservations must be purchased online.  For more information and to make a reservation visit here.

NOV 7 & 8 - Rehoboth Art League Holiday Fair Fine Craft Show

The 36th Annual Holiday Fair Fine Craft Show, to be held November 7 & 8, 2020, will feature more than two dozen artisans exhibiting and selling their work, including jewelry, glasswork, pottery, clay sculpture, painting, woodworking, mixed media, and decorative and wearable fiber creations.