Dover Days

Join Us for a Festival to Remember!

From Horses to Horsepower all in one great weekend! Celebrate the History and Heritage of Dover like never before! The 85th Annual Dover Days Festival and NASCAR at Dover International Speedway!

Don't miss this great weekend in Delaware's Quaint Villages with the 85th Annual Dover Days on Saturday, May 5, 2018  and Spring NASCAR Races May 4-6, 2018!

The 85th Annual Dover Days Festival, is one of Delaware’s largest and longest-running free events, is entirely dedicated to promoting our state’s heritage and culture.

Dover Days is easily the biggest parade in Kent County, with  Delaware’s Governor serving as Grand Marshal.

Each year’s Dover Days 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 125 craft and food vendors, music, colonial artisans’ village and historic re-enactment groups for the Revolutionary War, WW II and the Civil War.

 Dover Days 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.

NASCAR Spring Races May 4-6, 2018

In the Spring, the “AAA 400 Drive for Autism” Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is set for Sunday, May 6, with Jimmie Johnson looking for win No. 12 at Dover. Earlier in the weekend, watch the “OneMain Financial 200” NASCAR XFINITY Series Dash 4 Cash race on Saturday, May 5 and the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race on Friday, May 4. For more information about NASCAR Races or to buy tickets, click here. 

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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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Traditional Maypole Dancing at Dover Days


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