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5 Can’t-Miss Music Festivals in Delaware This Summer

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As summer approaches, there are many music festivals planned around Delaware. Bookmark this guide so you don’t miss a thing.

Nothing says “summer” quite like spending a day (or a whole weekend) at a music festival. If you’re looking for days full of live music, good vibes and sunshine, the First State has no shortage of festivals scheduled for 2022. From jazz, country and rock to reggae, pop and hip-hop, this list has something for everyone.

The Ladybug Music Festival

Wilmington | May 20
Milford | July 30

The Ladybug fest in Wilmington remains the largest celebration of women in music in the U.S. An exclusively female-fronted lineup will perform across lower Market Street from 5-10 p.m. on May 20. More information on the Milford Ladybug Music Festival will be available later in the season, but you can see the full lineup and schedule for the Wilmington festival here.

35th Annual Clifford Brown Jazz Festival

Wilmington | June 15-18

The Clifford Brown Jazz Festival returns to Rodney Square in Wilmington for its 35th year. With plenty of jazz acts, local vendors and food, this is sure to be a weekend to remember.

Delaware Lottery Summer Concert Series

Delaware State Fairgrounds, Harrington | July 21-30

The summer concert series at the Delaware State Fairgrounds has a stacked lineup this year, including Sam Hunt, Nelly, Hank Williams Jr. and more. If you’re a lover of outdoor concerts, you can’t beat this ticket price for some of these award-winning, internationally recognized acts.

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Reggae Roots Music Festival

Townsend | August 19-20

On August 19-20, reggae fans from all over the state can gather in Townsend for the annual Reggae Roots festival. Past acts include Jah People, DJ Amaze, Kenny Vanella and more. Early bird tickets are on sale now, with more information to come.

Firefly Music Festival

Dover | September 22-25

Firefly is the Delaware festival that needs no introduction. It seems the lineups keep getting better as the years go by. Headliners this year are diverse in genre, ranging from Halsey and Dua Lipa to My Chemical Romance and Green Day. With experiences including camping, a roller rink, drag brunch and a Pride parade, this weekend promises nonstop fun from Friday to Sunday.

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