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What to Do at the Beach This Weekend: Aug. 11–14



This is the weekend for a ‘60s-style Summer of Love in more ways than one. Milton will rock with the music of the Beatles and the images of the era. Dewey Beach will welcome fans who will crowd the beach to watch athletes with their boards tackle the waves, and hot cars will cruise into Millsboro. You can also run not one but two 5Ks, experience a soulful sunset on the water and bring Fido to a Friday happy hour.



Beatlemania Now

What: This multimedia musical stage show pays tribute to The Beatles and the 1960s. The cast performs live against a backdrop of images. Tickets are $25–$35.

When: Saturday, Aug. 12, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Where: Milton Theatre 

Singer-songwriters and Sposato Wine Tasting

What: Performers Sol Knopf, Ed Shockley, Keith Mack and Cliff Hillis team up with locally owned Sposato Family Vineyards for a sip and song. Tickets are $15–$25 and selling quickly.

When: Sunday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Milton Theatre


Cliff Hillis Live Music Cruise

What: Climb aboard the Seahorse for a sunset cruise set to the music of local favorite Cliff Hillis. Tickets are $30. Bring your own beverage.

When: Monday, Aug. 14, at 7:15 p.m.

Where: Fisherman’s Wharf



Big Saturday Show

What: View trucks, motorcycles, cars and tractors of all makes and models at the Millsboro Cruizers’ annual show. Admission is free.

When: Saturday, Aug. 12. Registration is at 8 a.m.; the auction is at 12:30 p.m.; awards are at 3 p.m.

Where: Across from the Millsboro Middle School on E. State Street​

Rehoboth Beach

Playtime at the Beach

What: Kick off the weekend at this dog-friendly happy hour, which benefits the Delaware Humane Society. (Dogs must be on a leash.)

When: Aug. 12, 4–7 p.m.

Where: Rigby’s Bar & Grill

44th Annual Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Show

What: If you missed the juried show last weekend, it continues this weekend. In addition to artwork, you’ll find food, music, historic tours, artist demonstrations and gallery exhibits. Tour the historic Homestead, and a cool off in the Dogfish Head beer garden.

When: Aug. 12, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Aug. 13, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Where: Rehoboth Art League in Henlopen Acres

Bachelor Auction

What: Lorne Crawford will lead the auction of a date with a featured bachelor at this benefit for CAMP Rehoboth.

When: Sunday, Aug. 13, 5–7 p.m.

Where: Aqua

Dewey Beach

Wild Crab Chase at North Inlet Day Area Gazebo

What: A park naturalist will lead the hunt for the elusive nocturnal ghost crab. Bring a flashlight to see them scurry and search for their evening meal. The excursion is free.

When: Friday, Aug. 11, at 8:30 p.m.

Where: North Inlet Day Area Gazebo

The Rockets

What: One of the Philadelphia area’s biggest party bands for more than 20 years plays just about anything revelers want to hear to keep the party going.

When: Friday, Aug. 11, at 9 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 13, at 9 p.m.

Where: Rusty Rudder

Zap Pro/Amateur World Championships of Skim Boarding

What: The celebrated competition attracts more than 100 of the top skimboarders from around the world.

When: Friday, Aug. 11, through Sunday, Aug. 13, at 9 a.m. each day

Where: The beach at Dagsworthy Street

Second Annual Que Pasa 5K

What: This run/walk benefits The Delaware Kids Fund, which is dedicated to fighting childhood hunger in Delaware.

When: Saturday, Aug. 12; registration begins at 7 a.m. 

Where: Van Dyke Street and The Bay at Que Pasa

Sixth Annual Dewey Beach Buddy 5K Run/Walk

What: Aimed at competitors and families, the run/walk winds through Dewey Beach and includes food, music, beer and bloody marys.

Where: Sunday, Aug. 13, at 7:30 a.m.

Where: Starts and finishes at Dewey Beach Lions Club

Lucinda Williams with Jesse Malin

What: The gravel-voiced Lucinda Williams is an American rock, folk, blues and country music singer and songwriter. Tickets are $35.

When: Sunday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m.

Where: Bottle & Cork

Dark Star Orchestra

What: Like the Grateful Dead? Follow jam bands? You’ll like DSO. Tickets are $25 in advance and $28 the day of the show.

When: Aug. 14 and Aug. 15; 8 p.m. on both days

Where: Bottle & Cork

Bethany Beach

PBC Vocal Band

What: Pitches Be Crazy (PBC) is a 5-person all-vocal cover band that performs hits from the past five decades. 

When: Friday, Aug. 11, 7:30–9 pm.

Where: Bethany Beach bandstand

Fenwick Island

Fenwick Island Lighthouse

What: Built in 1859, the lighthouse that once guided ships is now a landmark and photo opportunity.

When: Friday–Monday, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. through Aug. 31 (closed when it rains)

ABBA The Concert

What: Mamma mia! Who can resist four singers who look and sound like the Swedish pop band? Tickets are $28 with assigned seating.

When: Friday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m.

Where: The Freeman Stage at Bayside

Milkshake Rock Band for Kids

What: Kids have their very own band thanks to Milkshake, which vows that you’re never too young to rock out. Free with chairs provided

When: Saturday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m.

Where: The Freeman Stage at Bayside

Joey Alexander Trio

What: Alexander, born in Bali, taught himself to play piano at age 6. An invitation from Wynton Marsalis led to his U.S. debut appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall in 2014. Tickets are $25 for adults and free for children 12 and under. Bring your own chair.

When: Saturday, Aug. 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Freeman Stage at Bayside