Surf the 2018 Calendar of Events at the Delaware Beaches

There is always something happening along the coast. Here are a few highlights.

There is always something happening along the coast. Here are a few highlights for things to do at the Delaware beaches in 2018.


Thru Sept. 29 • Historic Lewes Farmers Market  Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, George H.P. Smith Park, Dupont and Johnson avenues, Lewes

Thru October  Milton Farmers Market • Fridays, 3-6 p.m., 6 Village Center Blvd., Milton

June 1-Sept. 16 • Freeman Stage events and concerts • Local and national artists, Selbyville

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June 3-Sept. 2  Bethany Beach Farmers Market • Sundays, 8 a.m.-noon, Garfield Parkway and Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach

June 5-Oct. (TBD) • Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market  Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach

June 6-Aug. 19  Historic Lewes Farmers Market  Wednesdays, at Crooked Hammock Brewery, Crooked Hammock Way and Kings Highway

June 7-Aug. 19  Lewes Canalfront Park activities • Features Zumba and yoga classes, plus a series of concerts

June 12-Aug. 28  Stango Park Free Summer Concert Series • Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., Stango Park, Lewes

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June 13-Aug. 29  Bonfire on the Beach  Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., the beach at Dagsworthy Street, Dewey Beach. The kickoff event is a kids’ beach party on June 13 at 6 p.m.

June 15-Sept. 1 • Rehoboth Beach Bandstand Free Concert Series • Fridays-Sundays, 8-9:15 p.m.

June 17-Sept. 8 • Fenwick Island Farmers Market • Fridays, 8 a.m.-noon, Del. 1 and Essex Street, Fenwick

July 2-Aug. 20  Monday Night Movies on the Beach  8:30 p.m., Dagsworthy Avenue and the beach, Dewey Beach, 227–2233


June 2 • Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show • 10 a.m.-5p.m., Bethany Beach Boardwalk

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June 2 • Beebe Beach Bash • A benefit for the Beebe Medical Foundation, beginning at 6 p.m., Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal, Lewes

June 3-8  Coastal Delaware Restaurant Week • Prix-fixe meals at participating restaurants

June 9  Beach Goes Red, White & Blue  Sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce, USO Delaware and Delaware’s First Responders. The event features free musical entertainment at the Rehoboth Bandstand, the Military Village by USO Delaware and demonstrations by local, county and state First Responders.

June 9  Rehoboth Beach VegFest  11 a.m.-4 p.m., 19285 Holland Glade Road

June 16  Lewes Garden Tour  10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lewes

June 18-22  19th Annual Chautauqua Tent Shows  Zwaanendael Park and other downtown Lewes locations

June 23-24 • Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival  Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal

June 23 • 22nd Annual Running of the Bull • The Starboard Restaurant, Dewey Beach


July 1 • Rehoboth Beach Independence Day celebration  Beginning at 9:15 p.m.

July 4 • Lewes Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration  9 a.m.-10 p.m., with a parade of floats, the Doo Dah Parade and new this year, fireworks.

July 4  Bethany Beach Independence Day celebration  Parade starts at noon, concert at the bandstand. The theme this year is Happy Birthday, America.

July 7  St. Peter’s 50th Annual Art Show  9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lewes

July 10-11 • 69th Annual Cottage Tour of Art  10 a.m.-3 p.m., tour of private homes and cottages to benefit the Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach

July 14 • The White Party • Benefiting the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, 6 p.m., The Freeman Stage at Bayside, Selbyville

July 14 • Lewes Summer Craft Fair  9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lewes Historic Complex, 110 Shipcarpenter St., Lewes

July 21 • 10th Annual Seafood and Art Festival • 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Indian River Marina

July 25-26 • Beach & Bay Cottage Tour  Benefits the Friends of the South Coastal Library, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., 537-5828


Aug. 4 • 54th annual Lewes Historical Society Antique Show 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Lewes Historical Society, 110 Shipcarpenter St., Lewes

Aug. 4-5 and Aug. 11-12  45th Annual Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show  Benefits the Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach

Aug. 10-12  The Zap Amateur World Championships of Skimboarding  9 a.m., Dewey Beach

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