Dover Days

Join Us for a Festival to Remember!

Join us for a Festival to Remember May 4th & May 5th, 2018!

We'd like to thank all of our sponsors, vendors, parade entrees, volunteers and re-enactors for a memorable kick off of Dover's 300th Birthday! The 84th Annual Dover Days would not be the event it has grown to be without the ongoing support of the community, city and sponsors!

Mark your calendars for Dover Days next year as we celebrate 85 years!


May 4 & 5th, 2018

Kent County’s Annual Dover Days Festival, one of Delaware’s largest and longest-running free events, is entirely dedicated to promoting our state’s heritage and culture.

This event is easily the biggest parade in Kent County, with close to 2,500 participants and approximately 6,000 spectators, as well as Delaware’s governor serving as Grand Marshal.

Each year’s activities showcase our state’s history and heritage, as well as highlights from more contemporary times such as the parade, traditional Maypole Dancing, vintage automobile rides, games, moon bounce village, over 200 craft and food vendors, music, colonial artisans’ village and historic re-enactment groups for the Revolutionary War, WW II and the Civil War.

This is a true celebration of the first state — right in the heart of the first capital! Dover Days was placed among the Top 100 USA Events by the American Bus Association.

Click Here for the ​84th Annual Dover Days Festival Schedule

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Near or far, Dover Days is worth the trip! Make your plans now to join the thousands who come to celebrate our nation's First State's History.

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Presenting Sponsor


Dover Days Parade Sponsor 


Dover's 300th Birthday Cake Sponsor


Dover's 300th Birthday Cake Sponsor 


Community Tent Sponsor 



Dover Days Games Sponsor


Dover Days Car Show Sponsor

Carriage Sponsor


Artisans' Faire Sponsor


Sand Castle Sponsor

Character Corner Sponsor

Military Encampment Sponsor


Media Sponsor


Old Bay Circus Sponsor


Friday Night Entertainment Sponsor- The 33 1/3 Band


Saturday Entertainment Sponsor- DJ Petch


Fireworks Sponsor


Maypole Sponsor 

Food Court Sponsor

Moon Bounce Village Sponsor

Birthday Celebration Sponsor 

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