Summer Fun

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


Nick Lucena competes at the Dewey Beach Sports Festival.


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Thru June 1 South Side Shoot Out
Skimboarders dazzle judges and spectators at the Indian River Inlet. For more, visit

Thru August Yoga at Sunrise
Get centered on the Bethany Beach Boardwalk 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 4 and Labor Day Monday. For more, call 537-7838.

June 1 Taste of Lewes
Features cuisine, wine and beer from 15 restaurants, breweries and vintners, plus live music and a cabaret at UD’s Virden Center from noon to 3 p.m. For more, call 645-2795.

June 3-24 Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market
Support local farmers and artisans every Tuesday, noon-4 p.m. at Grove Park. For more, visit

June 7 Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show
More than 100 fine craft exhibitors take over the boardwalk 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more, visit

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June 7 Youth Fishing Tournament
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge partners with Lower Sussex Bassmasters at Milton Memorial Park. Call 684-8419.

June 7 Mascot Round Up!
Princesses, Mermaids, Pirates & Knights… Oh My! includes a parade, frog kissing booth, Davy Jones’ Treasure Locker, Crab Mania and more on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk. For more, call 227-2772, or visit

June 7-8 Dewey Beach Sports Festival
Features skimboarding and men’s and women’s beach volleyball. For more, visit

June 7-Sept. 13 Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Find local foods, crafts and goods Saturdays at the Lewes Historical Society,

110 Shipcarpenter St

. For more, call 645-7670, or visit

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June 8 Taste of Coastal Delaware
Gourmet tastings from 24 restaurants, wine and beer samples, live music and giveaways at the Millville Town Center. For more, call 539-2100, or visit

June 9 Wellness Community Golf Tournament
Continental breakfast, shotgun start, prizes and a barbecue at Kings Creek Country Club benefits the Wellness Community of Delaware. Call 227-7171, or visit

June 14 Best of the Beach
The 19th annual art auction, dinner and dance benefits the Beebe Medical Foundation and the Rehoboth Art League. The festivities are held at the Beebe campus on Del. 24. For more, call 644-2900, or visit

June 14 Annual Governor’s Wade In
Learn about the Sneaker Index, lunch with the governor and try out a kayak near Tower Road at Delaware Seashore State Park. For more, visit, or call 226-8105.

June 14 Selbyville’s Old Timers’ Day
Live music, crafts, food, games and modern and antique cars highlight the day. Visit, or call 436-8314.

June 20-21 Peninsula Bluegrass Festival
Two days of bluegrass at the Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 S. Bedford St., Georgetown. For more, call 875-3708, or visit

June 20-22 Plein Air Paint Out
Watch 30 artists at work during the outdoor competition in Rehoboth. Take the Art Walk on Saturday, and purchase works Sunday at the Bellmoor Inn. Call 227-2772, or visit

June 21 Lewes Garden Tour
Explore private gardens in Lewes and learn gardening tips from the experts. For more, call 645-8073, or visit

June 22-25 Chautauqua Tent Show
Enjoy musical theater re-enactments nightly, as well as music, picnics, speakers, crafts, activities and more at Zwaanendael Museum Park and Lewes Historical Society. Call 645-8073, or visit

June 27-28 Lewes Seafaring Days
Learn about Lewes’ maritime history at the Lewes Historical Society. For more, call 645-7670, or visit

June 28 Milton Arts Guild Sidewalk Fine Arts
A favorite in downtown Milton. For more, call 684-0590, or visit

July 4 Bethany Beach Fourth of July Parade
The fun starts at Garfield Parkway and North Pennsylvania Avenue at noon. For more, call 539-8011, or visit

July 4 Overfalls Fourth of July Boat Parade
Join a flotilla in the canal in Lewes at 2 p.m. For more, call 645-8073, or visit

July 4 Bethany Beach Fourth of July Fireworks
Watch the pyrotechnics at dusk. For more, call 539-8011, or visit

July 4 Rehoboth Beach Fireworks
Enjoy a spectacular show on the boardwalk followed by the Funsters at the pavilion. For more, call 227-2772, or visit

July 5 St. Peter’s Art and Artisan Show
The show features more than 130 regional artists and artisans, a luncheon and a silent auction at St. Peter’s Church on Second Street in Lewes. Visit, or call 645-8479, ext. 206.

July 8-9 Rehoboth Art League Cottage Tour
Tour homes and gardens in the Rehoboth Beach area. Call 227-8408, or visit

July 10-12  Lewes Antique Show and Sale
Find your treasure at Bethel United Methodist Church, 129 W. Fourth St. For more, call 645-9426, 645-8073, or visit

July 12 Lewes Historical Society Craft Show
The historical society’s grounds provide a unique setting for the show, which features food and live music. Call 645-7670, or visit

July 12 Texas Hold ’em
Go all in at the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Co., 215 Hollywood St. For more, call 462-6858, or visit

July 12 Sandcastle Contest
The competition at Delaware Seashore State Park,

130 Coastal Hwy.

, Rehoboth Beach, includes prizes for children under 12 and the all-ages category. Call 227-2800, or visit

July 16 Wine Tasting and Art Auction
Blown glass, jewelry, metal works and framed art are for sale, in addition to wine tastings at Nassau Valley Vineyards, U.S. 9, Nassau, to benefit KINFolk. Call 645-6971, or visit

July 23-24 Beach and Bay Cottage Tour
Friends of the South Coastal Library host the tour of 10 homes around Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island. For more, call 537-5828, or visit

July 28-Aug. 2 All Saints Antiques Show
Furniture, china, jewelry and glassware is for sale at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. For more, call 227-7202, or visit

July 31 Decked Out! Drinks, Drums, Desserts
Taste delicious desserts and bid on fabulous art and excursion items at the Center for the Inland Bays, 39375 Inlet Road, Rehoboth Beach. For more, visit, or call 226-8105.

Aug. 2   Lewes Hist. Society Antiques Show
The show is held on the beautiful grounds of the complex. Call 645-7670, or visit

Aug. 2 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

Aug. 3-9 Senior League Softball World Series
Girls ages 14-16 from around the world duke it out on the diamond at the Lower Sussex Little League Complex in Roxana. For more, visit

Aug. 7-9 Big Thursday Festival
Three days of pure entertainment and activities for residents and visitors at Cupola Park off North Morris Street in Millsboro. For more, call 934-6777.

Aug. 9-10, 16-17 Fine Art and Fine Craft Exhibit
Rehoboth Art League features more than 100 artists and crafters, at 12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach. Call 227-8408, or visit

Aug. 16 Paddlin’ for the Bays Kayak Poker Paddle and Cookout
Support habitat restoration in the Inland Bays. For more, visit, or call 226-8105.

Aug. 16-17 Skimboarding Championship
At the East Coast’s biggest competition, the region’s best show their stuff in the surf at Dewey Beach. Call 227-4011, or visit

Aug. 23 Children’s Beach House Barbecue
Check out this causal, luau-style barbecue on the bay at 1800 Bay Ave. in Lewes. For more, visit, or call 645-9184.

Aug. 30 Labor Day Book Sale
Thousands of books on sale for $1 or less at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams St. at Kings Highway. Call 645-2733, or visit

A dwarf (Steve Seyfried) offers advice to Snow White
(Shoshanna Hill) during a production of the
Rehoboth Children’s Theatre.

Bethany Beach Bandstand
Boardwalk and

Garfield Parkway, Bethany

Beach, 539-5484.
Shows at 7:30 p.m. unless noted.

June 13 DSPA Steel the Show
June 14 Capitol Brass Quintet
June 15 Milford Community Band
June 20 St. Paul’s Brass Quintet
June 21 Newark Community Band
June 22 First State Symphonic Band
June 25 Nautical Sounds Men’s Chorus
June 27 The Overtime Band
June 28 Salisbury Community Band
June 29 U.S. Navy Sea Chanters Chorus
July 2 Giant Steps
July 4 Philadelphia Brass Band
July 5 257th Army Band of Nation’s Capital
July 6 Captain Quint Jimmy Buffet Tribute
July 9 Herb Crowe’s Back Bay Strummers
July 11 Tim Laushey, orchestra
July 12 Beth Ann Cayhall
July 13 Don Sharp’s Jazz Pioneers
July 18 USNA Electric Brigade
July 19 Fabulous Dialtones,
July 20 Acoustic Dialtones, 7 p.m.
July 25 Mystic Warriors Andean Instrumentals
July 26 Al Santoro and the Hi-Liters
July 27 U.S. Navy Cruisers
July 30 Monkeys in the House: juggling, magic
Aug. 1 City of Fairfax “Rebel Run” Dixieland Band
Aug. 2 The Honeycombs
Aug. 3 A Gala with 3 Tenors
Aug. 6 First State Harmonizers Men’s Chorus
Aug. 8 Rockville Dixieland Express
Aug. 9 Fab Mania Beatles Tribute
Aug. 13 Kidsinger Jim: children’s show
Aug. 16 Loose Endz
Aug. 17 Dakkota
Aug. 20 Barnstompers
Aug. 22 Talent Show, 7 p.m.
Aug. 23 Cole Younger Band
Aug. 24 U.S. Army Volunteers
Aug. 29 Pam Miller Band
Aug. 30 American Songbook
Aug. 31 Jesse Garron’s Tribute to Elvis, 8 p.m.
Sept. 1 Jazz Funeral and Lifeguard Finale

Bottle & Cork
1807 Highway One, Dewey Beach, 227-7272

June 6 Pat McGee Band
June 11 Robert Randolph’s Revival
June 24 Citizen Cope
July 2 Bruce in the USA
July 10 The Avett Brothers
July 20 Shooter Jennings
Aug. 3 Patty Smyth & Scandal

Clear Space Productions
Cape Henlopen High School Little Theater, Lewes, 644-3810

May 31-June 1 Broadway Voices: Deidre Goodwin
July 24-27 “South Pacific”

Community Lutheran Church
Route 20 and Omar Road, Omar, 732-1156

June 13 Charlie Zahm, Celtic

Concerts in the Park Milton
Memorial Park, Milton, 684-4110

Wed. nights Summer concerts

Henlopen Theater Project
Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 226-4103

July 23 The Capitol Steps, political musical satire

Milton Theater
108-110 Union St., Milton, 684-3400, 227-2939

July 11-12 Best in Summer Shorts film screenings and juried competition

Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 644-2288. Shows at 8 p.m., unless noted.

June 13 Love Seed Mama Jump
June 14 Groove Train
June 15 The Honeycombs
June 19 Masters of Movement dance group
June 20 The Permilla Project
June 21 The Dover Allstars
June 22 The Eddie Sherman Show
June 27 Tommy Edward as Sir Rod
June 28 U.S. Navy Sea Chanters
June 29 Boilermaker Jazz Band
July 3 Air National Guard Band of the Mid-Atlantic
July 4 U.S. Army Volunteers
July 4 The Funsters, 10 p.m.
July 5 Jesse Garron with live band
July 6 Remedy
July 11 Jay Hoad Band
July 12 Tim Laushey, orchestra
July 13 Fab Mania Beatles Tribute, 7:30 p.m.
July 17 Harrison Dance Studio
July 18 Paul Cullen, Keith Mack, Martin Lemaire
July 19 Vinyl Shockley
July 20 The Swingin’ Swamis
July 24 Urama Shikan
July 25 Milford Community Band
July 26 U.S. Navy Cruisers
July 27 E3
July 31 Al Santoro and the Hi-Liters
Aug. 1 Big Package Band
Aug. 2 The City of Fairfax Band
Aug. 3 Diamond State Concert Band
Aug. 7 The Crawdaddies
Aug. 8 Joe Baione Quartet
Aug. 9 U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus
Aug. 10 Judo Chop
Aug. 14 U.S. Army Volunteers
Aug. 15 City Rhythm
Aug. 16 Contagious
Aug. 17 Wicked Jezabel
Aug. 22 Jamie McLean
Aug. 23 The Diamonds
Aug. 24 The Bridge
Aug. 28 Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band
Aug. 30 Mario Rocco

Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre
Various locations. Call for venues: 227-6766

June 24-Aug. 21 “Peter Pan,” “Snow White,” “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and “Puss in Boots”
July 14-18 Film and TV Camp
Aug. 11-15 Create-A-Play Camp

Summer Children’s Theater
Bethany Beach Town Hall, 214 Garfield Pkwy., 539-8011. Performances at 6 and 7 p.m.

July 22 “Peter Pan”
Aug. 5 “Snow White”

WSFS Summer Music Concert Series
Stango Park, Lewes, 645-8073. Concerts at 7 p.m.

June 3 Milford Community Band
June 6 Navy Commodores
June 10 The Honeycombs
June 17 Flashpoint
June 24 Chautauqua
July 1 Chesapeake Brass
July 8 287th National Guard Band
July 15 Annapolis Bluegrass
July 22 Tydewater
July 29 The Eddie Sherman Show
Aug. 5 Copper Sky
Aug. 12 U.S. Navy Country Current
Aug. 19 Capitol Brass
Aug. 26 Vinyl Shockley

A tree frog hangs out at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.
Photograph courtesy of USFWS

Gallery One
117 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View, 537-5055

Thru June “Good Old Summertime”
July Members’ works on the Rehoboth Beach Farmer’s Market
August “Beach Balls and Umbrellas”

Kalmar Nyckel
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, Lewes, 429-7447

July 11-31 Daily cruises 

Lydia Black Cannon Museum
210 Union St., Milton 684-1010

June 13-Sept. 12 “Milton Made: Quilts from the Milton Historical Society Collection”
Sept. 6 “Best of Milton” Auction and Party

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
11978 Turkle Pond Road, Milton, 684-8419

June 12 Live presentation of birds of prey, reptiles, turtles, mammals and spiders by Salisbury Zoo staff, 7 p.m.
July 10 “Sea Turtle and Sea Mammal Strandings on Delmarva Beaches,” by Suzanne Thurman, 7 p.m.

Rehoboth Art League
12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach, 227-8408

June 6-July 13 Members’ Craft Exhibit; Anita Peghini-Raber, pastels: “Conversations”; Pam Bounds-Seemans, mixed media: “Still Crazy After All These Years”
June 14 Best of the Beach
June 20-22 Plein Air Paint Out
July 8-9 Cottage Tour
July 18-Sept. 7 Members’ Fine Art Exhibit; Jim Mott, photography: “Beach Patrol: Celebration of Youth, Beauty and Strength”; Mike McFarland: “Recent Watercolors and Pastels”; opening reception July 18
Aug. 9-10, 16-17 35th Annual Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Exhibit
Aug. 21-22 Connie Horton lectures on Thursday, “The Immoral Morality of the Renaissance” and on Friday, “The Impressionists: They’re Not What You Think They Are.”

UD Graduate College of Marine Studies
Hugh R. Sharp Campus, Lewes, 645-4346      

Thru August Friday morning tours; Tuesday tours begin in July.

Our Best of Delaware Elimination Ballot is open through February 22!

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