2023 Delaware Festival Guide

All your festival listings for Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Lewes, Middletown, Seaford, Rehoboth Beach and all of Delaware.

Welcome to Delaware’s most comprehensive festival guide where you can find all of the music festivals, food festivals, cultural festivals, art festivals, historical festivals, wine and beer festivals and more in such cities as Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Lewes, Middletown, Seaford, Rehoboth Beach and everywhere in-between in Delaware.

This guide does NOT include county/animal fairs, conventions/expos or events lacking the 3 essentials of a festival (food, vendors and entertainment). Feel free to contact me if you have a question about your event.

Also, please check dates and festival websites in links provided as time approaches, especially for any listings where there is an * (asterisk) next to the date. This means that the date is unconfirmed.

“My Review” means that it’s a link to my review of that festival.

If there is a festival you do not see but would like listed, please Contact Me and let me know about it, especially smaller festivals that don’t have the advertising.

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FEBRUARY

MARCH

3/4 – Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival – Rehoboth Beach

3/12* – Wilmington Irish Festival – Wilmington

APRIL

4/14* – Great Delaware Kite Festival – Lewes

4/22* – Delaware Spring Festival – North Wilmington
4/22* – Wilmington Earth Day – Wilmington

4/28-4/30* – Wildflower Celebration Weekend – Hockessin
4/28-4/30 – Up ‘n Smoke – Townsend
4/29* – Delaware Bacon Fest – Dewey Beach
4/29* – Bug and Bud Festival – Milford

MAY

5/6 – Dover Days Festival – Dover

5/13 – Dewey Beach Arts Festival – Dewey Beach
5/13 – Delaware Mystic Festival – Smyrna

5/19* – Ladybug Music Festival I – Wilmington
5/20 – Bellefonte Arts Festival – Bellefonte
5/20* – A Day in Old New Castle – New Castle
5/20 – Brandywine ShadFest – Wilmington

5/26-5/28* – Poseiden Festival – Bethany Beach

JUNE

6/3* – Delaware Pride Festival – Dover
6/3-6/4 – Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival – Lewes
6/4* – Yorklyn Day – Yorklyn

6/5-6/10 – Holy Trinity Greek Festival – Wilmington
6/9-6/10* – Separation Day and Vintage Market – New Castle
6/9-6/11* – Kettle Jam Music Festival – Clayton – CANCELLED
6/10* – “Positively Dover” African American Festival – Dover
6/10 – June Jam – Viola
6/11 – West Street Art Festival – Wilmington

6/12-6/18* – St. Anthony Italian Festival – Wilmington
6/13-6/17* – St. Joseph Parish Carnival – Middletown
6/17 – Smyrna at Night – Smyrna
6/17* – Juneteenth Freedom Festival – Wilmington
6/17* – Beyond Juneteenth Egungun Festival – Wilmington
6/17* – Strawberry and Sangria Festival – Milton

6/24* – Millsboro Stars and Stripes – Millsboro
6/24* – Running of the Bull – Dewey Beach
6/24 – Ice Cream Festival – Wilmington

JULY

7/4* – Hockessin 4th Festival – Hockessin
7/4 – Dover Fourth of July Celebration – Dover
7/8* – Nanticoke Riverfest – Seaford

7/28-7/30 – Weekend at Bertha’s Festival – Townsend
7/29* – Downtown Newark Food and Brew Fest – Newark
7/29* – Ladybug Music Festival II – Milford
7/30* – Wilmington Water Lantern Festival – Wilmington

AUGUST

8/2-8/6* – Clifford Brown Jazz Festival – Wilmington
8/4-8/6* – Riverfront Blues Festival – Wilmington
8/5* – Tomato Festival at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market – Lewes
8/5* – Peach Festival – Wyoming

8/12 – Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival – Seaford

8/18-8/20* – Reggae Roots Music Festival – Townsend
8/19* – Middletown Olde-Type Peach Festival – Middletown
8/19-8/20* – Delaware Chinese Festival – Hockessin

8/26* – Delaware Beer Wine and Spirits Festival – Dover
8/26* – Delaware Burger Battle – Wilmington
8/26 – August Quarterly Youth Day (August Quarterly) – Wilmington
8/26 – Delaware Seashore Paddlefest – Rehoboth Beach
8/27 – The “Big Quarterly” (August Quarterly) – Wilmington

SEPTEMBER

9/2* – Fall Fest Saturday at Fifer Orchards I – Camden
9/2* – Arden Fair – Wilmington

9/9* – Dover Days – Dover
9/9* – Fall Fest Saturday at Fifer Orchards II – Camden
9/9* – Historic Odessa Brewfest – Odessa
9/9* – DewGrass Bluegrass Festival – Yorklyn
9/9* – Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival – Bethany Beach
9/9-9/10* – Brandywine Festival of the Arts – Wilmington
9/9-9/10* – Nantichoke Indian Powwow – Milton
9/10 – Festival Hispano – Wilmington

9/15-9/17 – Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest – Newark
9/16* – Riverwalk Freedom Festival – Milford
9/16* – Fall Fest Saturday at Fifer Orchards III – Camden
9/16* – The Dog Days of Summer Festival – Milton
9/16* – India Fest – Newark
9/16 – Broad Creek Bike and Brew – Laurel
9/16* – Delaware VegFest – Newark
9/16* – Indian River Marina Autumn Art Festival – Rehoboth Beach
9/16* – People’s Festival: Tribute to Bob Marley – Wilmington
9/17* – Alpaca Festival – Frankford
9/17* – Community Day – Newark
9/17* – Festival Hispano Georgetown – Georgetown

9/21-9/24* – Firefly Music Festival – Dover – NEXT IN 2024
9/22* – VillageFest – Milford
9/23* – Fall Fest Saturday at Fifer Orchards IV – Camden
9/23 – Historic New Castle Belgian Beer Festival – New Castle
9/23* – Conley’s UM Church Fall Festival – Lewes
9/23* – Vet Fest – Middletown
9/23* – Mt. Cuba Center Tree Festival – Hockessin
9/23-9/24* – Delaware Taco Festival – Wilmington

9/26-9/30* – St. Hedwig’s Polish Festival – Wilmington
9/29-10/1 – History Book Festival – Lewes
9/29-10/1* – Weedstock – Townsend
9/29-10/1* – Oktoberfest at Revelation Craft Brewing Company – Rehoboth Beach
9/30* – Fall Fest Saturday at Fifer Orchards V – Camden
9/30-10/1* – St. Mary Egyptian Festival – Newark
9/30-10/1 – Ohmfest Yoga, Art and Music Festival – Dover

OCTOBER

10/1* – Coast Day – Lewes

10/6-10/7* – Delmarva Folk Festival – Houston
10/7 – Delaware City Day – Delaware City
10/7* – Southern Delaware Wine Food and Music Festival – Lewes
10/7* – Wings and Wheels – Georgetown
10/7* – Fall Fest Saturday at Fifer Orchards VI – Camden
10/7* – Millville Oktoberfest – Millville
10/7* – Old Fashioned Community Carnival – Lewes
10/7* – OktDoverFest – Dover
10/7 – Darley Festival – Claymont
10/7* – Delaware Freedom Festival – Milton
10/7* – Boast the Coast Maritime Festival – Lewes
10/7* – The Big Draw Festival – Milford

10/11-10/15* – True Blue Jazz Festival – Rehoboth Beach
10/12-10/15 – Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival – Rehoboth Beach
10/13-10/14* – Bridgeville Apple-Scrapple Festival – Bridgeville
10/14 – Delaware Beer Fest – Wilmington
10/14* – Blackbird Creek Fall Festival – Townsend
10/14* – Fall Family Fun Fest – Smyrna
10/14* – Frankford Fall Festival – Frankford
10/14* – Fall Fest Saturday at Fifer Orchards VII – Camden

10/21* – Fall Fest Saturday at Fifer Orchards VIII – Camden
10/21* – River Towns Ride and Festival – Delaware City

10/27-10/29 – Sea Witch Festival – Rehoboth Beach
10/28* – Fall Fest Saturday at Fifer Orchards IX – Camden
10/28* – Trinity Community Church Family Fest – Hockessin

NOVEMBER

11/4* – Fall Fest Saturday at Fifer Orchards X – Camden
11/4-11/5* – Delaware Renaissance Faire – Townsend
11/4-11/5* – 18th Century Market Fair – Dover

11/9* – Return Day – Georgetown

11/17-11/19* – Winter WonderFEST I – Milton
11/17-11/19* – New Castle County Festival of Trees – Wilmington
11/18* – German Christmas Festival – Newark
11/18-11/19* – Schellville I – Rehoboth Beach

11/20-11/26* – Winter WonderFEST II – Milton
11/23-11/26* – Gift of Lights Dover Motor Speedway I – Dover
11/23-11/26* – Schellville II – Rehoboth Beach

11/27-12/3* – Winter WonderFEST III – Milton
11/27-12/3* – Gift of Lights Dover Motor Speedway II – Dover
11/30-12/3* – Schellville III – Rehoboth Beach

DECEMBER

12/1-12/2* – Zoo Lights and Christmas Nights I – Townsend
12/1-12/2* – Holiday Open House at Rockwood Park and Museum – New Castle
12/1-12/3* – Kent and Sussex County Festival of Trees – Milford

12/4-12/10* – Winter WonderFEST IV – Milton
12/4-12/10* – Gift of Lights Dover Motor Speedway III – Dover
12/7-12/10* – Schellville IV – Rehoboth Beach
12/8-12/9* – Zoo Lights and Christmas Nights II – Townsend
12/9* – Milton Holly Festival – Milton
12/10* – Christmas in Smyrna – Smyrna

12/11-12/17* – Winter WonderFEST V – Milton
12/11-12/17* – Gift of Lights Dover Motor Speedway IV – Dover
12/14-12/17* – Schellville V – Rehoboth Beach
12/15-12/16* – Zoo Lights and Christmas Nights III – Townsend

12/18-12/24* – Winter WonderFEST VI – Milton
12/18-12/24* – Gift of Lights Dover Motor Speedway V – Dover
12/21-12/24* – Schellville VI – Rehoboth Beach
12/22-12/23* – Zoo Lights and Christmas Nights IV – Townsend

12/25-12/31* – Winter WonderFEST VII – Milton
12/25-12/31* – Gift of Lights Dover Motor Speedway VI – Dover
12/28-12/31* – Schellville VII – Rehoboth Beach
12/29-12/30* – Zoo Lights and Christmas Nights V – Townsend

JANUARY (2024)

1/26-1/28* – Fire and Ice Festival – Bethany Beach
1/27* – A Delaware Brew Story – Wilmington

FEBRUARY

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