There's Always Something Fun to Do In Dover. Located halfway between Washington, D.C., and New York on the St. Jones River, the city of Dover, Delaware, is a popular stopover or homebase during travels. When you make Dover your destination you will discover a historical, vibrant town offering fun and entertainment all year round and exclusive tax-free Dover area shopping that will please your pocketbook. Dover, DE located in Kent County, is the capital and second largest city in Delaware and home to Dover Air Force Base, Delaware State University, and Wesley College. Dover, Delaware's beauty and community spirit shine with outdoor activities and festivals scheduled all year long. The new year is celebrated with First Night Dover, a family-friendly night of fireworks and live entertainment. Spring's Old Dover Days festival offers you a glimpse of a small town state capital, complete with an old fashioned parade, all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, maypole dancing, walking tours, entertainment, arts and crafts, food, house tour, 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. The Delaware State Fair takes place the last two weeks in July and offers tons of fun, including rides, exhibits, live entertainment, and fair food. In August, celebrate the Wyoming Peach Festival and enjoy Harrington Heritage Day, both with fun outdoor activities, music and food. For the nature enthusiast, nearby Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge is a wonderful place to observe migrating birds and other wildlife. The popular Amish Country Bike Tour travels through Dover and other scenic destinations every autumn. 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, where NASCAR stock car races are held in May and September and other races are held throughout the year.