Dover Events, Things to Do and Festivals 2014 / 2015

(Dover, Delaware - DE, USA)

There are usually plenty of things to do and enjoy in the Dover area, with annual events becoming more frequent as spring turns into summer. And if you don't mind traveling outside of the city, then there are plenty of festivities to consider close by, at destinations such as Wilmington, which is just over an hour to the north and hosts regular sports events at its Frawley Stadium, not to mention its Italian-themed extravaganza each June, which draws upwards of 70,000 people.

Lying approximately an hour to the southeast of Dover, Rehoboth Beach offers up an Annual Chocolate Festival each March, a Spring Food and Wine Festival at the end of April, 4th of July fireworks, jazz on the beach in October and independent film screenings every November.

Further annual events take place at neighboring Bridgeville (45 minutes south), Dewey Beach (one hour southeast), Felton (30 minutes south), Fenwick Island (one hour and 20 minutes south), Harington (30 minutes south), Hockessin (one hour north) and Lewes (50 minutes to the southeast), where highlights include the Tulip Fest in April and the British Motorcar Show each May.

In Millsboro, roughly one hour to the south, the Annual Nanticoke Indian Powwow in early September draws crowds to the Nanticoke Indian Museum, while in Winterthur, an hour and 15 minutes to the north of Dover, live bluegrass music sees people gathering along the Clenny Run Bankon the first day of July, August and September. Just 12 minutes to the southwest of Dover, the suburb town of Wyoming lays on all kinds of produce-related festivities, celebrating strawberries (mid-May), peaches (early August) and cider (late November).

In Dover itself, the three-day Firefly Music Festival is not to be missed and draws more than 65,000 people to the city's famous International Speedway each June. Slightly earlier in the month, the Nascar International Speedway Race is another huge event and also takes place again at the end of September. In October, the Annual Delaware Wine and Beer Festival provides the chance to meet local brewers and vineyard owners, and of course, sample their wares.

Dover Calendar of Festivals and Events 2014 / 2015