winter_festivals_north_delaware_NCC_2014North Delaware’s 2014 Winter Festival Guide. Celebrate, explore and warm up with some of New Castle County’s most happening and infamous LOCAL winter wonderland festivals in chronological order. From EATs, ARTS, and Guiltless Shopping to Stage and Music, there’s indeed a festival here for everyone covering practically every weekend until the onset of Spring. So mark your calendars and bookmark this page! It’s Winter, so hopefully it goes without saying to please watch for weather advisories and cancellations. Want more? Check out’s event calendar 24/7.


– WINTER Festivals –


Downtown Newark Restaurant Week 2014

eat-newark-delaware-restaurant-weekMonday, Jan 20th thru Sunday, Jan 26th

Downtown Newark’s annual Restaurant Week hosts a culinary celebration highlighting nearly 20 of downtown’s diverse restaurants and their offerings. Featuring specials for lunch, dinner and Friends & Family Fun Meals. For more info, visit Downtown Newark Restaurant Week 2014

Battle of the Bands Live at the QUEEN – A Benefit 

Battle of the Bands Delaware Music FestivalThursday, Jan 23rd

SODAT Delaware, Inc. presents a Battle of the Bands at World Cafe Live at the Queen. Mark your calendar for an all-out blast of an evening with food, folks and fun featuring some of the area’s best bands in a musical fight to the finish, including RUST, Highway 41 and more, and hosted by WSTW’s Mark Rogers of Hometown Heroes. For more info, visit Battle of the Bands Live at the QUEEN – A Benefit for SODAT

2014 Guilty Girls Warehouse Sale

Guilty Girls Giving Group DelawareFriday, Jan 31st & Saturday, Feb 1st

Bring your friends and come out for a fun filled night of shopping!  The GGWS features 30+ LOCAL clothing, shoe, and gift boutiques, selling their end-of-season merchandise at liquidation-level prices – Everything discounted 30% – 80% off!    Best of all, GGWS donates a portion of the profits donated to chosen charity and legacy charities each season! What could be better than snagging a super steal to benefit others?! For more info, visit 2014 Guilty Girls Warehouse Sale

Chinese New Year Celebration @ Delaware Art Museum

2014-chinese-new-year-of-the-horse-delaware-art-museum-FREESaturday, Feb 1st

It’s the Year of the Horse! A FREE celebration including traditional Chinese art activities, artist demonstrations, a gallery scavenger hunt, a lion and folk dance, and Chinese yo-yo performance by the Chinese American Community Center Folk and Lion Dance Troupes and Yo-Yo Club. Artwork created by children from the Chinese School of Delaware will be on view to commemorate this holiday. For more info, visit Chinese New Year Celebration @ Delaware Art Museum

Victorine’s Valentine’s Day at Hagley Museum

Victorine's Valentines Day Hagley MuseumSaturday, Feb 8th

Victorine’s Valentine’s Day is a sweet family event with something for everyone. Guests can decorate a candy bar wrapper and customize a cup of hot chocolate with different toppings. Visitors can also discover the Victorian roots of Valentine’s Day.  For more info, visit Victorine’s Valentine’s Day at Hagley Museum


One Act Festival Presented by Reedy Point Players

acting-theatre-delawareFriday, Mar 7th thru Sunday, Mar 9th

Reedy Point Players will be presenting Original and Published works. Delivering captivating performances – a play festival featuring a series of one-act plays. For more info, visit One Act Festival Presented by Reedy Point Players


Wilmington Winter Bluegrass Festival

Delaware-bluegrass-festivalFriday, Mar 14th thru Sunday, Mar 16th

30 BANDS, Two Stages, Weekend Jamming, Open Band Performances and $500 Drawing. For more info, visit Wilmington Winter Bluegrass Festival


St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Wilmington

Wilmington Delaware St Patricks Day ParadeSaturday, Mar 15th

Break out your greenest GREEN and bring your Irish spirit to the 39th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Downtown Wilmington. For more info, visit St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Wilmington


Hockessin Art Festival

SandyAskeyAdams-fine Art-Hockessin Art Festival 2014Friday, Mar 21st thru Sunday, Mar 23rd

Say goodbye to Winter! Each year, over 25 artists display and sell limited edition prints, original watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, sculptures and carvings. A wide range of styles and prices will be available. 30% of all art sales go directly to the operation of the Wilmington & Western! For more info, visit Hockessin Art Festival