Staying Busy at the Beach

Every year brings more things to do between summers. Here’s the rundown.


Thru Oct. 9 | Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Vendors include Calliope Organic Farm of Salisbury, Maryland, and Backyard Jams and Jellies of Milton. Visit every Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon at 110 Shipcarpenter St. For more, call 664-1436, or visit

Sept. 5 | Dewey Beach Lions Club 5K
Be part of this fourth annual race sponsored by the Dewey Beach Lions Club. The DBL Clubhouse will be open for the event. For more, visit

Sept. 7, 10 | UD College of Earth, Ocean and Environment Tours
The Lewes campus of the UD College of Marine Studies offers free tours for adults and children ages 10 and over. For directions and reservations, call 645-4346.

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Sept. 10-12 | Delaware Coast Antiques Show & Sale
Check out 35 exhibitors at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. For more, call 542-3286 or 226-5456, or visit

Sept. 11 | Bethany Boardwalk Arts Festival
More than 100 fine artists display and sell their work against a backdrop of sun, sand and surf. Live music and a silent auction add to the fun of this juried show. Rain date is Sept. 12. For more, call (800) 962-SURF, or visit

Sept. 11 | Best of Milton Auction & Party
Food, fun and furious bidding await you at the Best of Milton Auction & Party. For more, visit

Sept. 11 | Gary P. Lister Bottle & Cork Race
Run or watch a 10-mile or 5K race for the season finale of the Seven Sisters and Two Brothers of Dewey Beach series. For more, visit

Sept. 11 | Milton’s Fall Townwide Yard Sale
This flea marketer’s fave lets you wander the historic town while looking for treasures. For more, call 684-1101, or visit

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Sept. 11 | Chocolate Tasting
Calling all chocolate lovers. Indulge at the Biden Center at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes. Enjoy six tastings for only $5. For more, call 858-6127, or visit

Sept. 11 | Second Saturdays Destination Art Walk
Visit downtown Rehoboth art galleries 6 p.m.-9 p.m. for specials, receptions and more. For more, visit

Sept. 11-12 | Nanticoke Indian Powwow
Dancing, drumming, history and storytelling are parts of this annual event. For more, call 945-3400, or visit

Sept. 12 | Antique Bottle, Sea Glass, Advertising and
Collectible Show and Sale
The Delmarva Antique Bottle Club presents its 18th annual show and sale at the Beacon Middle School in Lewes. For more, call 645-0576, or visit

Sept. 16-19 | Polkamotion by the Ocean
This event at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center features four days of live polka music performed by the nation’s top polka bands, homemade Polish food and refreshing libations. For more, call (410) 729-9697, or visit

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Sept. 18 | Milton Walking Tour
Gather with Milton Historical Society staff and volunteers for a walking tour of the “Magnificent & Modest” town once known as Head of Broadkill. For more, call 684-1010, or visit

Sept. 18 | Delaware Pride Festival
Celebrate the Red, White, Blue and Pride this year at Gordon’s Pond, Cape Henlopen State Park. For more, call 378-6524, or visit

Sept. 18 | Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon
Tackle a 0.5-mile swim, a 7.2-mile bike ride and a 3.5-mile run, starting at Delaware Seashore State Park. For more, visit

Sept. 18 | Lewes Artists’ Studio Tour
See artists at work in photography, textile, watercolor and pastel, jewelry, oil painting, wood carving and fiber art. For more, visit

Sept. 18 | Milton Historical Society Antiques Show
Meet 25 to 30 quality dealers in downtown Milton, next to the Milton Historical Society. For more, call 684-1010, or visit

Sept. 19 | Cannonball Race
Discover Lewes on a 5K run or one-mile walk. For more, call 645-7670, or visit

Sept. 24 | Mad Hatter Tea
Don’t be late for this very important date. Members of The Wellness Community ‘tip their hats’ to cancer survivors at this event at the Cordrey Center in Millsboro. For more, call 645-9150, or visit

Sept. 25 | “Viva Italia”—An Evening with Diva Aprile Millo
Aprile Millo brings her operatic prowess to a special show at the Cape Henlopen High School Theatre. Enjoy a gourmet dinner and an evening of world-class opera. For more, call 745-4131.

Sept. 25 | Make-A-Wish Triathlon
This event at Sea Colony is an exciting 1.5K ocean swim, 41K bike and 10K run for up to 1,000 athletes. For more, call 475-9474, or visit

Sept. 30-Oct. 2 | Dewey Beach Music Conference
Catch three nights of showcases and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, trade show and industry meet-and-greet events, and great performances. For more,

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Oct. 1-3 | Merchants’ Fall Sidewalk Sale
Spendthrifts love this sidewalk sale in Lewes’ shopping district. For more, call 645-8073, or visit

Oct. 2 | Boast the Coast Maritime Festival
This festival in Lewes begins at 11 a.m. Stay for the lighted boat parade in the canal at dusk. For more, call 645-8073, or visit

Oct. 2 | Lewes in Bloom Plant Sale
Gardeners can stock up on plants and supplies at the sale at Second and Bank streets. For more, call 745-7383.

Oct. 2 | Lewes Historical Society Craft Fair
Crafters show off their wares at 110 Shipcarpenter St., Lewes. Also enjoy refreshments, food and live music. For more, call 645-7670, or visit

Oct. 2 | Sussex County Heart Walk
Walk “over” heart disease and stroke in this fun community event at Delaware Technical & Community College in Georgetown. For more, call 539-2100, or visit

Oct. 2-3 | Bike to the Bay
Ride with a few hundred friends during this annual event to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For more, visit

Oct. 2-3 | Fall Surf Fishing Classic
More than $15,000 in cash and prizes are awarded. For more, call 227-7974, or visit

Oct . 3| Celebrity Chefs’ Beach Brunch
Come enjoy the cuisine of top area chefs, fine wines and cocktails, and a unique silent auction at the Rusty Rudder. For more, call 656-3257, or visit

Oct. 3 | UD’s Coast Day
Held at the Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Coast Day showcases the wonders of the sea and the importance of Delaware’s marine and coastal resources. Visitors enjoy hands-on exhibits, lectures, tours, a crab cake cook-off, and much more. For more, visit

Oct . 5 | Jean & Joan Golf Tournament
Established in the memory of Jean James and Joan Martin, this tournament at Kings Creek Country Club benefits the Tunnell Cancer Center at Beebe Hospital. For more, call 644-2900, or visit

Oct. 8-10 | Greyhounds Reach the Beach
The beach goes to the dogs when retired racers and their owners hold their annual get-together. For more, visit

Oct. 8-10 | Fine Art Show & Sale
The Lewes Historical Society presents its seventh annual event at The Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal with more than 40 extraordinary regional artists. For more, call 645-7670, or visit

Oct . 9 | Third Annual Artisan Festival
See the finest selection of local art from more than 30 artists. A food court, bake sale, fire house tours and more add to the fun at the Bethany Beach Volunteer Fire Co. For more, call 539-2100, or visit

Oct. 13-17 | Rehoboth Beach Autumn Jazz Festival
While most events take place at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, hot tunes and cool jazz fill the town. Opening party is Wednesday the 13th. For the lineup of performers and more, visit

Oct. 15-Nov. 28 | Delaware By Hand Show
The Rehoboth Art League hosts the Delaware By Hand Master artists. Each DBH Master will select one other DBH artist or artisan to exhibit with at this event. For more, visit

Oct. 16 | Light the Night Walk
Walk the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For more, call 661-7300, ext. 26, or visit

Oct. 16 | Wine, Beer and Cheese Tasting
Get a taste of the finer things at the Officers Club at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes. Proceeds benefit the maintenance of the Osprey Cam. For more, call 858-6127, or visit

Oct. 29-31 | Sea Witch Halloween And Fiddlers Festival
Halloween weekend means costume parades, horsedrawn hayrides, a sea witch hunt, beach games, entertainment and more on the streets of Rehoboth and Dewey. For more, call (800) 441-1329, or visit

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Nov. 5-7 | Punkin Chunkin’
If you don’t know, you’d better ask someone. This world championship event is a classic in Bridgeville. For more, visit

Nov. 6 | Beebe Ball
Dress up for An Evening in Paris at the Beebe Medical Foundation’s annual fundraising gala at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. For more, call 644-2900, or visit

Nov. 10-14 | Rehoboth Beach
Independent Film Festival
Screen 100 American and international films including features, documentaries and shorts. For more, call 645-9095, or visit

Nov. 26 | Holiday Tree Lighting and Sing-a-Long
Kick off the holidays at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. For more, call 644-2288 or visit

Page 4: December Events


Dec. 2-5 | Christmas Weekend
Lewes offers a parade, caroling, tree lighting, tours and more to ring in the season. For more, call 645-8073, or visit

Dec. 3 | Selbyville Christmas Parade
Marching bands, antique cars, beauty queens, elaborate floats and Santa Claus take over Church Street. For more, visit

Dec. 3-5 | Festival of Trees
Delaware Hospice offers a display and sale of great holiday decor at the Delaware Technical and Community College Owens Campus, Georgetown. For more, call (800) 838-9800, or visit

Dec. 3-5 | Holiday Art Show and Silent Auction
This traditional kick-off of the holiday season in Lewes will feature the works of about 100 local artists. A gala reception, silent auction and live music by student performers all benefit Children’s Beach House. For more, call 645-9184, or visit

Dec. 5 | Community Unity Spaghetti Dinner
Join friends for dinner, the Tim Laushey Trio and Santa at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. For more, call 227-2772, or visit

Dec. 6 | Hometown Christmas Parade
A local tradition, this parade in Rehoboth Beach will feature more music, more costumes and more fun than ever. For more, call 227-2772, or visit

Dec. 11 | Holly Festival and Holiday House Tour
Find holiday decor, festive foods, artists, vendors and decorated Milton homes. For more, call 684-1101, or visit

Page 5: 2011 Events


Jan. 1 | Exercise Like the Eskimos and Hometown Pet Show
Pooches parade the Bethany Beach boardwalk, then humans dive into the icy ocean. For more, call 539-2100, or visit

Feb. 6 | Lewes Polar Bear Plunge
Take a dive into the chilly waters at Rehoboth Beach to benefit Special Olympics Delaware. For more, call 831-4653, or visit

Feb.19 | Merchants’ Attic
The state’s largest indoor garage sale takes place at Rehoboth Beach Convention Hall. If you miss this one, there’s another on March 19. For more, call 227-2233, or visit

Feb. 25 | Oyster Eat
Since 1937, men eat their fill at the Georgetown Fire Co. during this annual fundraising event. For more, visit

Feb. 25 | Shrimp Feast
And ladies devour all the shrimp they can at the Lewes Fire Department. For more, call 645-6556, or visit

Feb. 27 | Autism Ball & Auction for Hope
This event at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center features dinner, auctions, dancing and a Mardi Gras theme. For more, visit

March 5 |Rehoboth Beach Chocolate Festival
Tempt yourself with chocolate delights at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. For more, call 227-2772, or visit

April 16 | Ocean To Bay Bike Tour
Enjoy a ride through the Quiet Resorts on a 20-, 35- or 50-mile route. For more, call 539-2100 or visit

April 22 | Great Delaware Kite Festival
There’s competition for every age and exhibitions by kite-flying teams at Cape Henlopen State Park. Call 645-8073, or visit

April (TBA | Race for Autism
Take part in a half marathon, 5K or kids’ fun run at Cape Henlopen High School, Lewes, to benefit the Lower Delaware Autism Foundation. For more, call 644-3410, or visit

Page 6: Theater and Music


Theater and Music

Bethany Beach Bandstand
Boardwalk and Garfield Park, 539-5484
Sept. 5 Fabmania-Beatles Tribute

Bottle & Cork
1807 Highway One, Dewey Beach, 227-7272
Sept. 1 Built to Spill, a benefit for Partners in Health: Haiti
Sept. 2 Keller Williams
Sept. 17 Everclear

Clear Space Productions
Beach area. For locations and tickets, 644-3810.
Sept. 18 , Oct. 1, 3 100 Years of Broadway III
Oct. 28-31 “Our Town”
Oct. 29-31 “Sleepy Hollow,” a children’s interactive theater experience. (Rehoboth Beach Museum)

Coastal Concerts
Bethel United Methodist Church, 124 W. Fourth St., Lewes,
Oct. 9 Danish String Quartet
Nov. 13 Chatham Baroque
Jan. 29 Harlem Quartet
Feb. 26 Stephen Hough, pianist
Mar. 26 David Russell, classical guitarist

The Freeman Stage at Bayside
31570 Lakeview Drive, Selbyville, 436-3015
Sept. 2 Tartan Terrors Celtic Celebration
Sept. 3 Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists Program
Sept. 4 Opera for All (Washington National Opera); Labor Day Finale
Sept. 18 100 Years of Broadway III

Milton Theatre
110 Union St., Milton, 684-3400
Sept. 17-19, 24-26 “Moon Over the Brewery”

Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 644-2288
Sept. 3 The Eddie Sherman Show, jazz (Ed Shockley, Peggy Raley, and Sherman Ward)
Sept. 4 Mario Rocco

Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre
Locations in Rehoboth, Dewey and Bethany, 227-6766
Thru Sept. 2 “The Wizard of Oz,” “Aladdin,” “Little Goldy and the Three Riding Bears”

The Rusty Rudder
Dickinson Street, Dewey Beach, 227-3888
Sept. 1 Lost in Paris
Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 Love Seed Mama Jump
Sept. 3 Kristen & the Noise
Sept. 4 Full Effect
Sept. 5 Burnt Sienna
Sept. 6 Kristen & Joe
Sept. 9 Love Seed Mama Jump
Sept. 24-25 10th Annual Elvis Festival

Page 7: Galleries, Museums, Historical Sites


Galleries, Museums, Historical Sites

The Bethany Beach History Museum
214 Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach, 539-8011
All year Artifacts, memorabilia and photographs, and a mural depicting the town’s history.

Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View, 537-5055
Sept. 1 “Fall Fun”
Oct. 6 Mosaic Mural
Nov.-Dec. Small Work Formats

Gallery 50
50 Wilmington Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-2050
Thru Sept. 9 “PULP!”: works on paper by gallery artists
Sept. 17-Oct. 14 Lisa Tyson Ennis: New Works

Kalmar Nyckel
Lewes Ferry Terminal, Lewes 429-7447
Sept. 18, 19, 25 Day Sails
Sept. 18, 25 Pirate Sails

Mispillion Art League
5 N. Walnut St., Milford, 430-7646
Thru Aug. 28 Summer Members Exhibit
Sept. 1-Oct. 2 Delaware Watercolor Society Show. Opening reception Sept. 3.
Oct. 13-Jan. 8 Annual Members’ Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Show. Opening reception Oct. 15.
Dec. 3 Downtown Milford’s Holiday Stroll

Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road., Lewes, 645-0551
Sept. 4-28 “Pursuing a Passion”: Karin Snoots

Rehoboth Art League
12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach, 227-8408
Thru Fall “Rhythm,” members fall theme exhibit
Sept. 3-Oct. 10 ”The Garden and the Sea Redux,” new work by Tara Funk Grim. Opening reception for both exhibits Sept. 3, 5-7 p.m.