Dover Days Festival

Join Us for a Festival to Remember!

Dover Days Committee, along with the City, has decided to cancel the 2021 Dover Days Festival due to the uncertainty of planning around the pandemic restrictions. 

Save the date for the 2022 Dover Days Festival on Saturday, May 7th, 2022!

The  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, games, tethered hot air balloon rides, moon bounce village, over 100 craft and food vendors, music, colonial artisans’ village and historic re-enactment groups. 

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.

This is a RAIN or SHINE event! 

Follow the Dover Days Festival and Parade Facebook Page for up to date information! 


Traditional Maypole Dancing at Dover Days on The Green 


Annual Dover Days Parade 


Colonial artisans’ village

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