Top Delaware festivals and events in 2016

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All the top Delaware festivals for the 2016 season offer some very great celebrations to check out each month.  If you have an event that you would like added, please fill out our festival form in the menu above.

Delaware has been selected #1 in best carnival and fairs in the nation with their 2016 line-up!  Congratulations to all the hard work by event organizers and the entire DE community!

Here is your complete list of all Delaware festivals and events schedule for 2015 and 2016. Great events for the festival season in DE, all for the love of fun!  There are also a lot of great festivals in western DE this year, so be sure to check out the event dates and times.

Upcoming festivals and Delaware events

Check out these events in Delaware, visitor’s highest rated fests

  • Dover Music festival
  • Microbrew Festival
  • Delaware music festival
  • East Coast Music festival
  • Delaware Shakespeare fest
  • Delaware Arts fest
  • Delaware Peach Festival
  • Bob Marley Festival
  • Water Gap Festival
  • Jazz Festival in Delaware
  • Polish festival
  • Delaware Italian festival

Here’s some of our favorites

  1. Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival
  2. Firefly Music Festival
  3. Delaware State Fair
  4. Delaware Shakespeare Festival
  5. Clifford Brown Jazz Festival
  6. Wilmington Flower Market
  7. Apple Scrapple Festival
  8. Punkin Chunkin AKA Pumpkin Chunkin festival AKA Pumpkin Chunking
  9. Harrington State Fair AKA  Harrington Fair
  10. Dover Days

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Delaware festivals in September 2016

  • Arden Fair in Arden, Delaware
  • Boardwalk Arts Festival in Bethany Beach, Delaware
  • Hispanic Festival in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Newark Film Festival in Newark, Delaware
  • Oktoberfest in Newark, Delaware
  • Riverwalk Festival in Milford, Delaware

Fifer Fall Fest

Corn Maze Activity Area includes many great activities like a 6 acre corn maze with trivia stations and observation deck -Mini corn maze 5 and under -Free small pumpkin included in admission -Pumpkin painting -Super straw slides -Spider straw castle with farm volleyball -New! Zip swing -Pony hop races -Mini straw maze -Tractor tricycles -Corn crib -Rubber ducky races.

Delaware festivals in October 2016

October, 2016

  • Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler’s Festival in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
  • Henry C Conrad Alumni Association Craft Show in Woodcrest, Delaware
  • Fashion Truck & Mobile Boutique Tour in Lake Park, Delaware
  • Halloween Hoopla and 5k in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Annual Artisan\’s Festival in Bethany Beach, Delaware
  • Delaware Wine and Beer Festival in Dover, Delaware
  • 8th Annual Wings & Wheels Fall Festaval in Georgetown, Delaware
  • Woodside Farm\’s Art & Craft Fall Festival in Hockessin, Delaware
  • Woodside Farm\’s Art and Craft Fall Festival in Hockessin, Delaware
  • Regional Juried Biannual Show in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
  • The Downtown Dixieland Band to perform Sea Witch Festival in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
  • Dupont Country Club Fall Craft Show in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Hagley Craft Fair in Wilmington, Delaware

Delaware festivals in November 2016

  • Thy Geekdom Con in Claymont, Delaware
  • Saint John the Beloved Holiday Craft Show in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Thy Geekdom Con in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Dover Mall Christmas Mistletoe Market in Dover, Delaware
  • Holiday Craft Show in Townsend, Delaware
  • World Championship Punkin Chunkin in Dover, Delaware
  • Holiday Fair Fine Craft Show in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
  • Delaware City Holiday Bazaar in Delaware City, Delaware
  • New Castle Moose Holiday Bazaar & Craft Show in New Castle, Delaware
  • World Championship Punkin Chunkin at Royal Farms to Bridgeville, Delaware

Delaware festivals in December 2016

December, 2016

  • Christmas in Odessa in Odessa, Delaware

Yuletide at Winterthur at 5105 Kennett Pk Rt 52, Winterthur, Delaware 19735

Fashion Meets Science: Introducing Nylon at 201 Hagley Creek Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19807 at the Hagley Museum and Library
Recurrence: Recurring daily

Femfolio festival
Delaware Art Museum
2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware 19806

Newark Winterfest
December 6, 2016
Academy Building Lawn

Caroling, roasted chestnuts, hot chocolate and cider, tree lighting, ice carvings, and a visit from Santa. Contact City Of Newark Parks and Recreation Department for more information at 302-366-7060 more
Art is Social: Ugly Sweater Party
2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, Delaware 19806
Delaware Art Museum


Delaware festivals in January 2017

Brewery Tour
Starting January 1, 2016
1284 McD Drive, Dover, Delaware 19901
Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

Take a tour and sample some Delaware Craft Beer! The best deal in town, for $5 you get the tour, five samples, and a pint glass to take home. Sample our signature beers, Oak Barrel Stout and Hop Mountain.

Delaware festivals in February 2017

February, 2016

  • Hockessin Art Festival in Hockessin, Delaware

Delaware festivals in March 2016

March, 2016

  • Delaware Home Show in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Fall Delaware Home Show in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Spring Delaware Home & Garden Show in Wilmington, Delaware
  • Wilmington Winter Bluegrass Festival in Wilmington, Delaware

5105 Kennett Pk Rt 52, Winterthur, Delaware 19735

Delaware festivals in April 2016

April, 2016

  • Dewey Beach PopFest in Dewey Beach, Delaware
  • Whole Life Expo in Newark, Delaware

April 1, 2016 to January 4, 2016

5105 Kennett Pk Rt 52, Winterthur, Delaware 19735

is an original show of exquisite designs from the award-winning television series. Approximately 35 historically accurate costumes from the television show will be displayed with photographs and vignettes inspired by the fictional program and by real life at Winterthur. Visitors will have a chance to step into and experience the world of Downtown Abbey and the contrasting world of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont and his contemporaries in.

Delaware festivals in May 2016

  • Central Delaware Jazz/Blues Festivals in Felton, Delaware
  • Horseshoe Crab Festival in Milton, Delaware
  • Old Dover Days in Dover, Delaware
  • PopFest in Dewey Beach, Delaware
  • Towne & Country Fair in Seaford, Delaware

Dover Days Festival
411 Legislative Avenue

Three days of family fun including parade, pet parade, maypole dancing, Amish quilt auction, car show, antique tractor show, 150+ crafts vendors, Kids Zone, carnival rides, encampments, Energy Village, history events, Houses of Kent, historic house tour of 40 historic homes. doverdaysfestival/ more

Delaware festivals in June 2016

  • Delmarva Chicken Festival in Millsboro, Delaware

Delaware festivals in July 2016


Delaware festivals in August 2016

  • Big Thursday Festival in Millsboro, Delaware
  • Delmarva Blue Crab Festival in Milton, Delaware
  • Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival in Seaford, Delaware
  • Sandcastle Contest in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Delaware events by season

  • Summer events in Delaware
  • Fall events in Delaware
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  • Spring events in Delaware

Top 10 Delaware festivals and events

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Complete list of all the top Delaware festivals and events for 2015 and 2016.
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Date Published: 10/01/2016
Delaware Festivals gets 5 stars out of 5 for their great line up of festivals and events for the 2016 and 2016 festivities.
4 / 4 stars
What Delaware fests mean?

Delaware events have a strong definition.  Visit the top events and words associated with the fests in DE.

Easter service
dance festival
music festival
Easter Egg Hunt treat
4th of July fireworks celebration
wine festival
three-ring circus
April Fools Day tradition
red-letter day
birthday blast
Thanksgiving observance
Pig Roast wingding
art festival
food festival
street fair
community festival
amusement park
Dutch festival
outdoor parade
rememberance / remembrance
May Day show
Italian festival
grind show
outdoor celebration
Halloween shindig
arts and craft festival
cultural festivals
ceromonial hash bash
Mardi Gras
county fair
feast day
annual event
annual observance
seasonal festivals and fairs
state fair
New Year’s Day spree
German festival
Martin Luther King tribute
Christmas show




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