2024 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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APRIL

4/19-4/21 – Wildflower Celebration Weekend – Hockessin
4/20 – Delaware Spring Festival – Wilmington
4/20 – Wilmington Earth Day – Wilmington
4/20-4/21 – Weedstock Spring Fling – Townsend
4/20-4/21 – Delaware Bacon Fest – Dewey Beach

4/26 – Heacook Fest – Delmar
4/27 – Art Fest at Whitehall – Middletown
4/27 – Bug and Bud Festival – Milford
4/27 – Beer Fest at Constitution Yards Beer Garden – Wilmington

MAY

5/3-5/4 – Dover Days Festival – Dover
5/4 – May Day Festival – Laurel
5/5 – The Market at the Center for the Creative Arts I – Hockessin

5/9-5/11 – Wilmington Flower Market – Wilmington
5/11 – Dewey Beach Arts Festival – Dewey Beach
5/11 – Run and Fun Fest – Lewes

5/18 – Bellefonte Arts Festival – Bellefonte
5/18 – A Day in Old New Castle – New Castle
5/18 – Impact Festival – Bridgeville
5/18-5/19 – Wilmington Street Food Festival – Wilmington
5/19 – Brandywine ShadFest – Wilmington

5/24-5/26 – Poseiden Festival – Bethany Beach
5/25 – Henlopen Springfest – Milton
5/25 – Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Festival – Milton
5/25-5/26 – Bowers Beach Buccaneer Bash – Bowers Beach

5/31 – Ladybug Music Festival – Wilmington

JUNE

6/1* – Hope Lutheran Church Strawberry Festival – New Castle
6/1 – Delaware Pride Festival – Dover
6/1-6/2 – Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival – Lewes
6/2* – Yorklyn Day – Hockessin
6/2 – The Market at the Center for the Creative Arts II – Hockessin

6/3-6/8 – Holy Trinity Greek Festival – Wilmington
6/7-6/8 – Kettle Jam Music Festival – Clayton
6/7-6/8 – Separation Day and Vintage Market – New Castle
6/8* – Delmarva’s Day in the Park Festival – Delmar
6/9* – West Street Art Festival – Wilmington

6/10-6/16 – St. Anthony Italian Festival – Wilmington
6/11-6/15 – St. Joseph Parish Carnival – Middletown
6/13-6/16* – Firefly Music Festival – Dover – CANCELLED
6/15 – June Jam – Viola
6/15 – Delmarva Barn BQ – Delmar
6/15* – Celebrating the Life and Music of John Prine – Hartly
6/15 – Smyrna at Night – Smyrna
6/15* – Juneteenth Freedom Festival – Wilmington
6/15* – Beyond Juneteenth Ancestors Festival – Wilmington
6/15* – 302 Uncorked: Sangria and Wine Festival – Milton

6/19-6/22* – Clifford Brown Jazz Festival – Wilmington
6/21-6/23* – Lookout Summer Festival – Rehoboth Beach
6/22* – Millsboro Stars and Stripes – Millsboro
6/22 – “Positively Dover” African American Festival – Dover
6/22-6/23* – Delaware Chinese Festival – Hockessin

6/29 – The Old Ellicott City Ladybug Music Festival – Ellicott City
6/29 – Ice Cream Festival – Wilmington
6/29 – Running of the Bull – Dewey Beach
6/30 – Delmarva Pagan Pride Festival – Dover

JULY

7/4* – Hockessin 4th Festival – Hockessin
7/4 – Dover Fourth of July Celebration – Dover

7/13 – Nanticoke Riverfest – Seaford
7/13-7/14* – Lewes Historical Society Summer Craft Fair – Lewes

7/26-7/28 – Weekend at Bertha’s Festival – Townsend
7/27* – Downtown Newark Food and Brew Fest – Newark
7/27* – Fordham Fest – Dover
7/27-7/28 – KarmaFest Summer Sun – Milton
7/28* – Wilmington Water Lantern Festival – Wilmington

AUGUST

8/3* – Tomato Festival at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market – Lewes
8/3 – Peach Festival – Wyoming

8/10 – Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival – Seaford
8/10 – Delaware Seafood Festival – Millsboro
8/10* – Stars and Stripes Festival – Frederica

8/15-8/18 – Mondegreen – Dover
8/17* – Delaware Hammock Festival – Wilmington
8/17 – Middletown Olde-Tyme Peach Festival – Middletown

8/24* – Delaware Beer Wine and Spirits Festival – Dover
8/24* – Delaware Burger Battle – Wilmington
8/24 – August Quarterly Youth Day (August Quarterly) – Wilmington
8/24* – Delaware Seashore Paddlefest – Rehoboth Beach
8/25 – The “Big Quarterly” (August Quarterly) – Wilmington

8/31* – Arden Fair – Wilmington

SEPTEMBER

9/7* – Historic Odessa Brewfest – Odessa
9/7 – Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival – Bethany Beach
9/7-9/8 – Brandywine Festival of the Arts – Wilmington
9/7-9/8* – Nantichoke Indian Powwow – Milton
9/7-9/8* – Delaware Taco Festival – Wilmington
9/8* – Festival Hispano – Wilmington

9/13-9/14* – Delmarva Folk Festival – Houston
9/13-9/15 – Weedstock – Townsend
9/14* – Riverwalk Freedom Festival – Milford
9/14* – Broad Creek Bike and Brew – Laurel
9/14* – Delaware VegFest – Newark
9/14* – Soul of the City Festival – Wilmington
9/14* – Indian River Marina Autumn Art Festival – Rehoboth Beach
9/15* – Alpaca Festival – Frankford
9/15* – Community Day – Newark
9/15* – Hispanic Heritage Festival – Wilmington
9/15 – Festival Hispano Georgetown – Georgetown

9/20* – Milford Wellness Village Fest – Milford
9/20-9/22 – Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest – Newark
9/21* – People’s Festival: Tribute to Bob Marley – Wilmington
9/21* – Fall Fest Saturday at Fifer Orchards I – Camden
9/21* – Historic New Castle Belgian Beer Festival – New Castle
9/21* – Hot Jam Festival – Hockessin
9/21* – Parks on Draft and Community Arts and Crafts Festival – Newark
9/21* – Mt. Cuba Center Tree Festival – Hockessin

9/27* – Oktoberfest at Revelation Craft Brewing Company – Rehoboth Beach
9/27-9/28* – Vet Fest – Middletown
9/27-9/29 – History Book Festival – Lewes
9/28* – India Fest – Newark
9/28* – Millville Oktoberfest – Millville
9/28* – Conley’s UM Church Fall Festival – Lewes
9/28* – Oktoberfest at Blue Earl Brewing – Smyrna
9/28* – Fall Fest Saturday at Fifer Orchards II – Camden
9/28-9/29* – St. Mary Egyptian Festival – Newark
9/28-9/29* – Ohmfest Yoga, Art and Music Festival – Dover
9/29* – Coast Day – Lewes

OCTOBER

10/5 – Delaware City Day – Delaware City
10/5 – Wings and Wheels – Georgetown
10/5* – Fall Fest Saturday at Fifer Orchards III – Camden
10/5* – Fall Family Fun Day – Georgetown
10/5* – OktDoverFest – Dover
10/5* – Friends of the Library Book Fest – Harrington
10/5 – Southern Delaware Wine Food and Music Festival – Lewes
10/5* – Darley Festival – Claymont – DISCONTINUED
10/5 – Boast the Coast Maritime Festival – Lewes
10/5* – The Big Draw Festival – Milford
10/6 – The Market at the Center for the Creative Arts III – Hockessin
10/6* – MOT Fall Fair – Middletown

10/9-10/13* – True Blue Jazz Festival – Rehoboth Beach
10/11-10/12* – Bridgeville Apple-Scrapple Festival – Bridgeville
10/12* – Delaware Beer Fest – Wilmington
10/12 – River Towns Ride and Festival – Delaware City
10/12* – Punkin Ale Fest – Milton
10/12* – Fall Fest Saturday at Fifer Orchards IV – Camden

10/17-10/20 – Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival – Rehoboth Beach
10/19* – Fall Fest Saturday at Fifer Orchards V – Camden
10/19* – Blackbird Creek Fall Festival – Townsend
10/19* – Schellville Fall Harvest Fest – Rehoboth Beach
10/19* – Wags and Whiskers Fall Festival – Milton
10/19-10/20* – Dover Fall Spice Festival – Dover

10/25-10/27 – Sea Witch Festival – Rehoboth Beach
10/26* – Fall Fest Saturday at Fifer Orchards VI – Camden
10/26* – Trinity Community Church Family Fest – Hockessin
10/26-10/27* – Delaware Renaissance Faire I – Townsend
10/27* – Fall Fest at Big Oyster Brewery – Lewes

NOVEMBER

11/2-11/3* – Delaware Renaissance Faire II – Townsend
11/2-11/3* – 18th Century Market Fair – Dover

11/9-11/10* – Delaware Renaissance Faire III – Townsend

11/15-11/17* – New Castle County Festival of Trees – Wilmington
11/16-11/17* – Schellville I – Rehoboth Beach

11/21-11/24* – Gift of Lights Dover Motor Speedway I – Dover
11/21-11/24* – Schellville II – Rehoboth Beach

11/25-12/1* – Gift of Lights Dover Motor Speedway II – Dover
11/28-12/1* – Schellville III – Rehoboth Beach

11/29-11/30* – Zoo Lights and Christmas Nights I – Townsend
11/29-11/30* – Holiday Open House at Rockwood Park and Museum – New Castle
11/29-12/1* – Kent and Sussex County Festival of Trees – Milford

DECEMBER

12/2-12/8* – Gift of Lights Dover Motor Speedway III – Dover
12/5-12/8* – Schellville IV – Rehoboth Beach
12/6* – Newark Winterfest – Newark
12/6-12/7* – Zoo Lights and Christmas Nights II – Townsend
12/7* – Milton Holly Festival – Milton
12/7* – Millville Yuletide Festival at Evans Park – Millville

12/9-12/15* – Gift of Lights Dover Motor Speedway IV – Dover
12/12-12/15* – Schellville V – Rehoboth Beach
12/13-12/14* – Zoo Lights and Christmas Nights III – Townsend

12/16-12/22* – Gift of Lights Dover Motor Speedway V – Dover
12/19-12/22* – Schellville VI – Rehoboth Beach
12/20-12/21* – Zoo Lights and Christmas Nights IV – Townsend

12/23-12/29* – Gift of Lights Dover Motor Speedway VI – Dover
12/26-12/29* – Schellville VII – Rehoboth Beach
12/27-12/28* – Zoo Lights and Christmas Nights V – Townsend

12/30-12/31* – Gift of Lights Dover Motor Speedway VII – Dover
12/30-12/31* – Schellville VIII – Rehoboth Beach

JANUARY (2025)

1/24-1/26* – Fire and Ice Festival – Bethany Beach
1/25* – A Delaware Brew Story – Wilmington

FEBRUARY

MARCH

3/8* – Turners Irish Festival – Wilmington
3/9* – St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festivities at Quayside – Milton

3/15* – St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival – Dover

3/28* – Great Delaware Kite Festival – Lewes

APRIL

4/18-4/20* – Wildflower Celebration Weekend – Hockessin
4/19* – Delaware Spring Festival – Wilmington
4/19* – Delaware Bacon Fest – Dewey Beach
4/19* – Wilmington Earth Day – Wilmington
4/19-4/20* – Weedstock Spring Fling – Townsend

4/25* – Heacook Fest – Delmar
4/26* – Art Fest at Whitehall – Middletown
4/26* – Bug and Bud Festival – Milford
4/26* – Beer Fest at Constitution Yards Beer Garden – Wilmington

MAY

5/2-5/3* – Dover Days Festival – Dover
5/3* – May Day Festival – Laurel
5/4* – The Market at the Center for the Creative Arts I – Hockessin

5/8-5/10* – Wilmington Flower Market – Wilmington
5/10* – Dewey Beach Arts Festival – Dewey Beach
5/10* – Run and Fun Fest – Lewes

5/17* – Bellefonte Arts Festival – Bellefonte
5/17* – A Day in Old New Castle – New Castle
5/17* – Impact Festival – Bridgeville
5/17-5/18* – Wilmington Street Food Festival – Wilmington
5/18* – Brandywine ShadFest – Wilmington

5/23-5/25* – Poseiden Festival – Bethany Beach
5/24* – Henlopen Springfest – Milton
5/24* – Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Festival – Milton
5/24-5/25* – Bowers Beach Buccaneer Bash – Bowers Beach

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