The Unofficial Guide To Firefly Weekend Every Delawarean Needs

Since it first began in 2012, Firefly has been Delaware’s largest festival and one of the biggest events in the entire Mid-Atlantic region. There are 140+ bands playing on 9 stages over 4 days, right here in our capital city, Dover. The Woodlands at Dover International Speedway fill up with campers who choose to spend the weekend for the full festival experience, but there are also thousands and thousands of festival-goers who stay in local hotels, or just come in for the day. This year, the festival is being held from June 15 – June 18.

For locals, Firefly is both a blessing and a curse. There’s no question that it’s great for Delaware’s economy, and lots of Delawareans are excited to have such a prestigious music festival right in their own backyard. For others, who aren’t interested in the music or the festival experience, Firefly is a weekend of traffic and crowds that they’d rather avoid. Whether you’re going, or planning to avoid it, this is the unofficial guide to Firefly Weekend that every Delawarean needs.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Only In Delaware will be at Firefly this year, and we’ll be documenting the festival on our Instagram! Be sure to follow @onlyindelaware and tag your best Firefly Weekend shots – whether you’re at the festival or escaping from the crowds – with #onlyindelaware. We’ll be featuring the best fan photos all weekend long.