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MAJOR EVENTS AND FESTIVALS IN DOVER

Late April through early May: Old Dover Days - historic celebration and craft demonstrations

May and September are race months. 

Second week of September: Brandywine Arts Festival - annual major art event with over 200 artists

Late September through mid-October: Odd-bedfellows - harness horse racing takes over the track.  This is the only such combination in the nation. 

 

TIME ON YOUR HANDS IN DOVER

“The Green” refers to a well-preserved parkway surrounded by well-preserved eighteenth century homes.  The best way to see things is to walk the Green.  Guided evening lantern tours are very popular. 

 

 

First State Heritage Park is a living history museum on the Green and encompassing many of Dover’s major sights.  Self-guided audio tours are also available for other sights of historical Dover.  The Legislative Hall, home to Delaware’s general assembly; the 1791 Old State House Museum; the Woodburn Mansion; and the Bigg’s Museum of American Art are all worth your attention. 

 


Touring the Air Mobility Command Museum, y
ou’ll experience a flight simulator, climb aboard a C-133 airplane, and view multiple vintage aircraft including a Berlin Airlift C-54. 

 

A short drive west of Dover and you will encounter Amish farms and shops with their fresh produce, handmade crafts, and baked goods. 

 

Spence’s Bazaar and Auction on Tuesday and Friday draws a crowd. 

 

Auto race fans flock to Dover International Speedway where NASCAR racing is featured.  For more information, please call 302-883-6500.  Dover Downs Hotel and Casino is located next door. 

 

WINDOW SHOPPING IN DOVER

The Delaware Made General Store is the place for Delaware crafts.