Although for years it had been held in one of the nation's most popular gay resort communities, Rehoboth Beach, the Delaware Gay Pride Festival has moved up closer to the capital of Wilmington, to Delaware City (just south of New Castle). Delaware Gay Pride will take place earlier this year, on Saturday, August 2, in the state's capitol city of Dover, which is about an hour's drive south of Delaware's largest population center, Wilmington, and about an hour northwest of the gay-popular resort town of Rehoboth Beach.
The celebration is held on Saturday, August 2, from 11 am to 5 pm, right on the grounds of the Historic Old State House (25 The Green, Dover). Delaware was one of the several states to legalize gay marriage in 2013, and this year's celebration is expected to be especially popular and well-attended. You can learn more details about the celebration here.If you're in the Rehoboth area, by the way, check local gay papers, such as Letters From Camp Rehoboth, for advice on what to see and do - Camp Rehoboth is a terrific resource, basically the LGBT community center and tourism information office for the area. Also check out the helpful travel site produced by the Rehoboth Beach & Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce. For travel information on the Wilmington/New Castle area, visit the site of the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau, and for information on travel in and around Dover, try the Kent County and Greater Dover CVB website.