Welcome to Destination Dover
THERE’S ALWAYS SOMETHING GREAT TO DISCOVER IN DOVER
When you make Dover your destination you will discover a historical, vibrant town offering fun and entertainment all year round and exclusive tax-free shopping that will please your pocketbook! Located in Kent County, Dover is the capital of the first state of Delaware and home to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware State University, and Wesley College. If gaming is what you seek, then Dover is the perfect place for you with Dover Downs Slots and Casino featuring slots and table games.
Beauty and community spirit shine with outdoor activities and festivals scheduled all year long in Dover.
Spring’s Old Dover Days festival offers you a glimpse of a small town state capital, complete with an old fashioned parade and maypole dancing, all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, historic walking tours, live entertainment, rides, arts and crafts, food and more.
Outdoor summer concerts in the park are must-attend Dover events. Summer kicks off with the African-American Festival and a 4th of July celebration that features spectacular fireworks, a parade, arts and crafts, food, and kids’ activities. Most recent, Dover became the home of the popular Firefly Music Festival that takes place in late June.
Located just 15 minutes from Dover the, Delaware State Fair takes place the last two weeks in July features rides, exhibits, and live entertainment!
For the nature enthusiast, nearby Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful place to observe migrating birds and other wildlife. In addition, as part of the US Great Outdoors Initiative, Delaware now features the Delmarva Bayshore Initiative which features preserved Coastal communities!
If you are a cyclist, then you will love the annual Amish Country Bike Tour travels through Dover and other scenic destinations in September! In October, celebrate at the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival which features Breweries, Vineyards and Distilleries such as Dogfish Head Craft Brewey, Nassau Valley Vineyards and several more!
For the culture-minded, spend an evening at the Schwartz Center for the Arts, where you can take in a ballet, a Broadway show, or hear the Dover Symphony Orchestra. Located next to Dover Downs is Dover International Speedway, home of the Monster Mile and the bi-annual NASCAR stock car races are held in May and September and other races are held throughout the year! I
Whether you are here for business or pleasure, there is always something to discover in Dover!
Coming Soon is Delaware Sports Complex in Kent County Delaware! Just minutes from the hotels! Will host to future soccer and field hockey tournaments. For more information, visit www.delawaresports.org