Culture | Choose Central Delaware

From music festivals to museums, Kent County is full of cultural attractions.

Firefly Music Festival & Dover International Speedway

Calling all music lovers: Firefly Music Festival is the East Coast’s largest music and camping festival. Featuring incredible live performances by genre-bending artists, unique food and drink vendors and a one-of-a-kind onsite camping experience, The Great Atlantic Campout, Firefly Music Festival has become a can’t miss summer event for legions of fans.

Nascar has been apart of Central Delaware’s entertainment for 50 years and there is no sign of them slowing down! Every Spring and Fall the Speedway hosts the Nascar Xfinity Series race, people from all over the country come to camp and spend the weekend in Dover for these events.

With ten Museums to choose from, the Museums of Greater Dover offer abundant opportunities to visitors of all ages to make their visit to Dover energetic, educational and enriching.

Museums

  • Air Mobility Command Museum (302) 677-5938
  • Biggs Museum of American Art (302) 674-2111
  • Delaware Public Archives (302) 744-5000
  • Delaware State Police Museum and Educational Center (302) 739-7700
  • Delaware Archaeology Museum (302) 739-3260
  • Delaware State Visitors Center and Galleries (302) 739-4266
  • John Dickinson Plantation (302) 739-3277
  • Johnson Victrola Museum (302) 739-3262
  • Museum of Small-Town Life (302)-739-3261
  • Old State House (302)739-4266

For more information, call 302-739-4266.

Within a short drive, Wilmington offers Broadway performances at the playhouse; repertory drama at the Delaware Theatre Company; and opera, concerts, dance, and the Delaware Symphony at the Grand Opera House. In the surrounding Brandywine Valley, you can see the world-famous Winterthur Museum and Gardens, tour the Hagley Museum and Nemours Mansion, visit the Delaware Art Museum, or take in Longwood Gardens and the Brandywine River Museum in nearby Pennsylvania.

  

Dover Downs Hotel and Casino

For many years Dover Downs has been entertaining America. There is something up at Dover Downs... from NASCAR on the "Monster Mile" to fast paced Harness Racing on Delaware's premier 5/8-mile track and exciting times in our state-of-the-art Slots facility.

 

Dover Downs Hotel & Casino features nearly 3,200 of the most exciting slot machines on the market from one penny to 100 dollars machine game formats. They also have restaurants, an exciting casino lounge, a gourmet coffee café, and now great shops with designer apparel and accessories, specialty items, Godiva chocolates and Swarovski crystal. Our luxurious AAA-rated Four Diamond casino hotel is the largest in Delaware with 500 well-appointed guest rooms and suites.

Harrington Raceway and Casino

Harrington Raceway and Casino is where you will find over 1,700 slots, 30 table games and a 100-seat poker room. The Casino also offers a state-of-the-art simulcast parlor featuring over 50 big screen TVs for sports betting. This casino is where winners play! Live Racing at Harrington Raceway run April through June, August through October. Come watch the excitement unfold and place your bets, these races are thrilling! If you are looking for some entertainment, the Casino hosts national headliners that perform live on stage! There is something for everyone at Harrington Raceway and Casino.

 

Delaware State Fair

The Delaware State Fair has been a Delaware tradition for 100 years and there is no sign of this event slowing down. Every July at the fairgrounds people from all over the East Coast gather to enjoy carnival-style amusement geared towards every age. The Delaware State Fair attracts big-name entertainment acts that are nationally known, the fun never stops when the fair is in town!

Civic/Social Organizations

If you wish to become involved with a civic or social organization, you will not have any problems finding one and becoming more involved in the community as a volunteer and supporter. Below are just some of the charitable groups that are popular in the area.

  •         Lions Club
  •         Rotary Clubs (7)
  •         Kiwanis Club
  •         Jaycees
  •         Optimist Club
  •         Newcomers
  •         Dover Airforce Base Clubs
    • Dover Spouses Club
    • Key Spouses
    • The Landings Club
  •         United Way
  •         Run Delaware
  •         Knights of Columbus
  •         Diamond State Bicycle Club
  •         Boys & Girls Scouts
  •         Century Club
  •         Big Brothers/Big Sisters
  •         American Heart Association
  •         American Cancer Society
  •         Salvation Army
  •         Goodwill
  •         Local Fire Departments/Ladies Auxiliary
  •         Boys and Girls Clubs

Shopping

Kent County can satisfy every shopper's needs. Two regional malls, numerous shopping centers in the major communities, auctions, and bazaars attract shoppers from all over the Delmarva Peninsula. There is no sales tax in Kent County, Delaware, which contributes substantially to the attractive and diversified shopping choices available.

Less than an hour drive to world-class shopping centers to include Christiana Mall & Town Center in Newark Delaware and Tanger Outlets located in Delaware’s beach community. Dover, Milford and Smyrna’s Downtown Districts are full of quaint stores that offer local handmade treasures to fashionable clothing, there is something for everyone.

Dover’s Shopping Options:

Sam’s Club

Target

Wal-Mart

Milford’s Shopping Options:

Wal-Mart

 

Harrington’s Shopping Options:

Food Lion

Smyrna Shopping Options:

Smyrna Mart

For more information on activities in Delaware please go to www.Visitdelaware.com