BEACH GUIDE 2007: Summer Fun

A season full of concerts, plays, exhibits and races offers something for everyone.




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June 1-3 Taste of Coastal Delaware

The biggest food event at the beach gets even better this year with Friday night prix-fixe dinners at select restaurants, the Bethany Craft Fair on Saturday and food finale under the tents on Sunday. For more, call 539-2100 or visit 

June 2 Bethany Seaside Craft Show

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The show takes over the boardwalk with more than 80 fine craft exhibitions. For more, call 539-8011 or visit

June 3 Taste of Lewes

Features cuisine, wine and beer selections from 15 restaurants, breweries and vintners, plus reggae music and an auction at the Virden Center from noon to 3 p.m. For more, call 645-2795.

June 8-9 Heritage Music Fest

Soul and Motown acts like Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson and Irma Thomas take over the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. For more, call (800) 29-MUSIC, or visit

June 9 Best of the Beach

The 18th annual dinner and dance benefits the Beebe Medical Foundation and the Rehoboth Art League. The festivities spread across the Beebe Medical Center campus on Del. 24. For more, call 644-2900 or visit


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June 9 Hoopla! Rockin’ Rides Car Show

Check out antique and classic cars, plus smokin’ hot rods, or register your own car at the seventh annual show. For more, call 227-2233, (800) 441-1329 ext. 11, or visit

June 9 Milton Arts Guild Sidewalk Fine Art

A favorite in downtown Milton. For more, call 684-0590, or visit

June 14-16 Peninsula Bluegrass Festival

Two days of awesome bluegrass at the Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 S. Bedford St., Georgetown. For more, call 875-3708, or visit

June 16 Lewes Garden Tour

Explore private gardens in Lewes and learn gardening tips from the experts. For more, call 645-8073, or visit

June 22-24 Plein Air Paint Out

Thirty artists compete in the second Plein Air Paint Out in Rehoboth Beach. They all paint outside, so you get to watch them at work. For more, call 227-2772. or visit

June 29-30 Lewes Seafaring Days

Learn about Lewes’ maritime history at the Lewes Historical Society, 110 Shipcarpenter St., Lewes. For more, call 645-7670, or visit

July 7 St. Peter’s Art and Artisan Show

The show features artists and artisans from around the region at St. Peter’s Church on Second Street in Lewes. For more, call 645-8479, 645-8073, or visit


July 4 Rehoboth Beach Fireworks

Enjoy a spectacular show on the boardwalk followed by a concert at the pavilion. For more, call 227-2772, or visit

July 4 Overfalls 4th of July Boat Parade

Join a flotilla of seafaring vessels in the canal in Lewes. For more, call 645-8073, or visit

July 4 Bethany Beach 4th of July Parade

The fun starts at Garfield Parkway and North Pennsylvania Avenue at noon. For more, call 539-8011 or visit

July 4 Bethany Beach 4th of July Fireworks

Watch the pyrotechnics on the sand in Bethany Beach. Fireworks start at dusk. For more, call 539-8011, or visit

July 4 Independence Day Celebration

Laurel’s July Fourth starts with a morning parade and ends with fireworks at dusk. For more, call 875-9319, or visit

July 10-11 Rehoboth Art League Cottage Tour

Tour unique homes and gardens in the Rehoboth Beach area. For more, call 227-8408, or visit

July 12-14 Lewes Antique Show and Sale

A longstanding tradition at Bethel United Methodist Church, 129 W. Fourth St. in Lewes. For more, call 645-9426, 645-8073, or visit

July 14 Lewes Historical Society Craft Show

The historical society’s grounds provide a unique setting for the show at 110 Shipcarpenter St., Lewes. There is also live music and food. For more, call 645-7670, or visit

July 14 Sandcastle Contest

The 20-year tradition returns to the Delaware Seashore State Park at 130 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, with prizes for children under 12 and the all-ages category. Rain date July 2. For more, call 227-2800 or visit

July 19 Wine Tasting and Art Auction

Items like blown glass, jewelry, metal works and framed art are for sale—plus wine tastings at Nassau Valley Vineyards, Route 9, Nassau, to benefit KINFolk, a program for chronically ill children. For more, call 645-6971 or visit


July 25-26 Beach and Bay Cottage Tour

Friends of the South Coastal Library host the tour of 10 homes in the Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island area. For more, call 537-5828, or visit

Aug. 4 Lewes Historical Society Antiques Show

The 44th show brings vendors from throughout the mid-Atlantic to 110 Shipcarpenter St., Lewes. For more, call 645-7670, or visit

Aug. 2-4 All Saints Episcopal Church Antiques Show

Furniture, china, jewelry and glassware is for sale at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-7202.

Aug. 5 Wyoming Peach Festival

Enjoy this keen street festival near the old railroad station in Wyoming. Call 697-3587 for more information.

Aug. 4 Sandcastle Contest

Head to Fisherman’s Beach at the north end of the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk to check out massive sand creations. For more, call 227-2233, (800) 441-1329, or visit


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