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What to Do at the Beach This Weekend: June 22–25, 2017



Now that the kids are out of school, the beach season is in full swing, and there are several activities aimed at younger audiences, including a performance of “Peter Pan,” crafts, a juggler and a kids’ fishing tournament. Meanwhile, a trail of revelers is gearing up to stumble down the beach after a “bull” during a beloved Starboard tradition. Spirits, country singers and sea glass are also the focus this weekend.



Cole Swindell

What: The country music singer will be the second act to play this new venue. The Morrison Brothers will open. General admission tickets are $40; VIP tickets are $95.

When: Thursday, June 22, 7 p.m.

Where: Hudson Fields (located off Route 1 as you’re heading southbound)

Spirit Gathering

What: Psychic/medium Deanna Fitzpatrick takes the stage. Tickets are $30–35.

When: Friday, June 23, 8 p.m.

Where: Milton Theatre

Rocky Horror Picture Show

What: The classic, complete with audience participation, comes to the coast. But keep the toast and hot dogs at home; they’re not permitted. Tickets are $5–$20.

When: Saturday, June 24, 9 p.m.

Where: Milton Theatre

Dirty Heads & SOJA

What: The third concert at Hudson Fields features American reggae bands Dirty Heads from California, and SOJA from Virginia. (The concert also features RDGLDGRN and The Green.) Tickets are $35–$149.

When: Sunday, June 25; doors open at 6 p.m.

Where: Hudson Fields


Laugha Yoga

What: You don’t need to master downward-facing dog to enjoy this form of yoga, which includes guided relaxation, meditation and, of course, laughter.

When: June 23, June 30 and July 7, at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Lewes Public Library         

Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival

What: Nearly 70 sea glass artists and other artisans convene to cater to those who love how the ocean transforms bottles, plates and pottery. Tickets are $5 for adults and free for children under 12.

When: Saturday, June 24, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.; Sunday, June 25, 9 a.m–3 p.m.

Where: Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal

Mantra Yoga Fest

What: Dimitra Yoga’s instructors teach classes on land—and on paddleboards. There are wellness lectures and massages, too. Tickets are $22.76–$27.49.

When: Sunday, June 25, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.

Where: Lewes Canalfront Park

Nassau Valley Vineyards Farmers Market

What: More than 20 vendors sell goods under trees on the vineyard grounds. The event also includes yoga and chef demonstrations.

When: Sundays, noon–3 p.m., through Sept. 3

Where: Nassau Valley Vineyards Farmers Market

Rehoboth Beach

Mama’s Black Sheep

What: Rehoboth is a summer home for this singer-songwriter duo, who plays originals and covers.

When: Friday, June 23, beginning at 6 p.m.

Where: The Pond

Peter Pan

What: Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre’s 36th season begins with Peter, Tinker Bell and the Darling children. Tickets are $10.

When: Tuesday, June 27, at 7 p.m.; Monday, July 3, at 7 p.m.

Where: Epworth United Methodist Church

Dewey Beach

The Legwarmers

What: Billed as the ultimate ’80s band, this group will conjure up images of Pat Benatar, Duran Duran and hair bands. Tickets are $15.

When: Friday, June 23; doors open at 9 p.m.

Where: Bottle & Cork       

Third Annual Kids Catch All Fishing Tournament

What: Open to anglers ages 3–18, this tournament benefits the Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva. Fish one or both days in the bay, inlet or ocean. Fees are $150 per boat with six anglers, and $25 for headboat or shore/jetty fishing.

When: Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25; 6 a.m.–3 p.m.

Where: Indian River Marina

21st Running of the Bull

What: You have to see it to believe it. In a fun take on the Pamplona tradition, people gather at The Starboard just to run behind two men in a bull costume. It’s a party before and after the “run.”

When: Saturday, June 24, noon–4 p.m.

Where: The Starboard

Bethany Beach

Teen/Tween Crafternoons

What: Regular activities for ages 10–17 inspire creativity in the summer.

When: Friday, June 23, 2 p.m.

Where: South Coastal Library

Mario Rocco

What: The veteran performer brings the standards spiced with humor to the boardwalk.

When: Friday, June 23, 7:30–9 p.m.

Where: Bethany Bandstand

Walk of Shame

What: The party band, sponsored by Jagermeister, hits the coast.

When: Friday, June 23 at 9 p.m. (There is also a performance at the Rehoboth Ale House on Friday, June 23, at 4 p.m., before the band moves down to the Boathouse.)

Where: Bethany Boathouse

Fenwick Island

Cascading Carlos, the Fire Juggler

What: This free event spotlights a juggler who is neither magician nor clown. The show is all about his amazing juggling skills.

When: Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m.

Where: Freeman Stage at Bayside

The Stray Cat Lee Rocker

What: Lee Rocker was part of the popular rockabilly band that released “Stray Cat Strut” and “Rock this Town.” Tickets start at $20.

When: Saturday, June 24, 7 p.m.

Where: Freeman Stage at Bayside