Summer Fun

The resort is not just about sun, sand and swimming. The local arts and entertainment scene is alive with fine museums, galleries, concerts and other events that will please young and old alike.


Thru Aug. 30 Lewes Summer Music
From concert bands to rock bands, Tuesday nights in Lewes are for music-lovers. Call 645-8073, or visit

Thru Sept. 5 Yoga at Sunrise
Bend and flex 6-7 a.m. every Friday through Monday, including July 4 and Labor Day Monday, at the Bethany Beach bandstand. Call 537-7838, or visit

Thru Sept. 5 Boardwalk Tai Chi
Join in gentle exercises that promote good health and well-being 7:30-8:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday on the Bethany Beach boardwalk. For more, call 537-7838, or visit

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Thru Oct. 11 Rehoboth Farmers Market
More than 30 vendors sell vegetables, fruit, cheeses, meats, prepared foods, baked goods, flowers and more every Tuesday, noon-4 p.m. For more, visit

Thru Oct. 29 Historic Lewes Farmers Market
This producer-only farmers market provides the freshest local foods available. Visit every Saturday morning at the Lewes Historical Society complex. For more, call 664-1436, or visit

Thru Dec. 10 Second Saturdays Art Walk
Visit MOSAIC’s 10 downtown Rehoboth fine art galleries for specials, receptions and more. Call 227-2772, or visit

June 1 Classic at Baywood Greens
Support the Beebe Medical Foundation’s Tunnell Cancer Center with a day on the gorgeous championship golf course at Baywood Greens in Long Neck. For more, call 644-2951, ext. 13, or visit

June 4 Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show
This juried fine craft show runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on the boardwalk. For more, visit

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June 5-11 Downtown Rehoboth Restaurant Week
Partake of three-course $30 or $20 prix-fixe dinners all over town. Call 227-2772, or visit

June 11 Best of the Beach Art Auction
This 22nd annual event for the Beebe Medical Foundation and Rehoboth Art League features fine art, dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions on the medical center’s campus. Call 644-2900, or visit

June 18 Delaware Seaside Train Show
See more than 120 tables of trains and train-related items at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more, call 537-5557, or 682-4652, or visit

June 25-26 Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival
Sea glass, decoys and waterfowl art will be highlighted along with great food, speakers and activities at the Lewes Historical Society. Call 645-7670, or visit

June 26-Sept. 11 Bethany Farmers Market
Stroll through the market on Sundays from 8 a.m.-noon in the PNC parking lot. For more, call 537-7838, or visit

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July 2 St. Peter’s Art and Artisan Show
This 45th annual show features more than 140 regional artists and artisans, a luncheon, raffle, silent auction, and more at St. Peter’s Church on Second Street in Lewes. Call 645-8479, or visit

July 4 Lewes Fourth of July Events
Take in family-friendly events all day and finish with the Lewes Doo-Dah Parade from 5-7 p.m. Call 645-8073, or visit

July 4 Rehoboth Beach Downtown Fireworks
More than 80,000 people gather on the boardwalk and shoreline to view this show, which starts around 9:15 p.m., with music before and after the display. Call 227-2772, or visit

July 4 Independence Day Celebration
The festivities in Bethany Beach include a parade, contests, music, fireworks and more. For more, visit

July 9 Lewes Historical Society Craft Fair
Enjoy crafts, live music, food and fun on the society’s beautiful, tree-shaded grounds. For more, call 645-7670, or visit

July 12-13 Rehoboth Art League Cottage Tour
Tour unique homes and gardens in the Rehoboth Beach area. For more, call 227-8408, or visit

July 15 Bethel Antique Show and Sale
Find antiques galore including jewelry, tableware, linens and furniture at Bethel United Methodist Church. For more, call 645-8073, or visit

July 20 Wine Tasting and Art Auction
The Cordrey Center in Millsboro hosts an evening of art, wine, food and music to benefit KINfolk. Call 645-6971, or visit

July 21 Progress for Prostate Golf Tourney
Support Beebe Medical Foundation’s Free Prostate Screening and Awareness Program with a day at Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club in Dagsboro. Call 644-2900, or visit

July 27-28 Beach and Bay Cottage Tour
Visit 10 exceptional homes in the Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island area during this 20th annual tour to benefit the Friends of South Coastal Library. For more, call 537-5828, or visit

July 28 Decked Out: A Benefit for the Bays
It’s desserts, drinks and steel drums on the deck from 7-10 p.m. for the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, at 39375 Inlet Road, Rehoboth Beach. For more, call 226-8105, or visit

Aug. 6 Annual Sandcastle Contest
Register at 8:30 a.m. to start creating at the north end of the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk. For more, call 227-6446, or visit

Aug. 6 Antiques Show
The Lewes Historical Society’s oldest continuing tradition features quality dealers from the Mid-Atlantic region and runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more, call 645-7670, or visit

Aug. 6 Rehoboth Beach Historical Society-Rehoboth Beach Museum Beach Ball
The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society’s annual gala sports a surfing theme this year and includes fun, food, music and auctions at the Kings Creek Country Club. Call 227-7310, or visit

Aug. 13-14, 20-21 Annual Outdoor Fine Art and Craft Show
More than 100 artists and artisans exhibit work for sale on the Rehoboth Art League grounds. Refreshments available for purchase, music and children’s entertainment are also included. Call 227-8408, or visit

Aug. 13 Watermelon Festival
Have fun with a watermelon seed-spitting contest, crafts, food, drinks and more at this event at the Rehoboth Beach Museum. For more, call 227-7310, or visit

Aug. 27 The Beach Barbecue
Give summer a proper send-off while supporting the Children’s Beach House programs with a fun evening of live music, fine food, drinks and friends. Call 645-9184, or visit

Sept. 10 Arts by the Sea
This annual Joshua M. Freeman Foundation Golf Tournament kick-off fundraising party features live music, live and silent auctions, great cuisine and an open bar. Visit

Sept. 11 Joshua M. Freeman Foundation Golf Tournament
Help out a great cause while playing a round of golf at Bayside’s Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. For more, visit

Page 2: Music and Theater


Music and Theater

Bethany Beach Bandstand
Boardwalk and Garfield Park, Bethany Beach,
Thru Summer (performance schedule not available at press time)

Bottle & Cork
1807 Highway One, Dewey Beach, 227-7272,
June 17 Bruce in the USA Springsteen Tribute
June 24 Ozomatli
July 7 The Bridge
July 20 Chuck Wicks

Clear Space Theatre Company
Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts, 20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-2270,
June 6 Backstage Lecture Series: “OperaDelaware: Opera for Everyone”
June 7-8 OperaDelaware: “Opera Pops … and Sizzles”
June 18-19 Opus 9 Ensemble
June 21-Sept. 4 Summer Repertory: “Chicago,” “Words & Music by Gershwin,” “100 Years of Broadway”

The Freeman Stage at Bayside
31570 Lake View Drive, Selbyville, 436-3015,
June 17 Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
June 18 “Open Up and Say HA!” Kids’ Comedy Hour
June 23 Kenya Safari Acrobats
June 24 “Oh Boy!,” Walt Hetfield’s Tribute to Buddy Holly
June 25 Silly Stories from the Seven Seas
June 25 LeAnn Rimes
June 30 Chesapeake Brass Band
July 1 Words and Music—Gershwin Favorites by Clear Space Theatre Company
July 2 Dirty Sock Funtime Band
July 2 Delaware Symphony Orchestra : “Where Stars Align”
July 7 Celtic Night with The Hunt Family
July 8 “The Kitchen Sink”: Music and Dance with Attack Theatre
July 14 “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” by The Possum Point Players
July 15 “Our Latin Thing”: Salsa Music and Dance
July 16 Children’s Storytelling with “The Kinderman Show”
July 21 Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble
July 22 Joe Baione
July 22 PROJECT Trio, chamber music ensemble
July 22-23 Arts and Jazz Festival
July 23 Delmarva Big Band; Matt Wigler; Radio King Orchestra; Gerald Clayton
July 28 Plastic Musik: Energetic Alternative Percussion
July 29 “Chicago: The Musical” by Clear Space Theatre Company
Aug. 4 “The Winter’s Tale,” Delaware Shakespeare Festival
Aug. 5 Ted Keegan, Broadway sensation
Aug. 6 “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!,” tap and funk dance
Aug. 9 The B-52s
Aug. 10 Tommy Edward as Sir Rod Stewart
Aug. 11 Jesse Garon, Elvis Tribute
Aug. 12 Mitch Seekins Sings Tony Bennett
Aug. 13 The Art of Juggling
Aug. 13 “BeatleMania LIVE!”
Aug. 18 Classical Meets Bluegrass with “The Musical Family of America”
Aug. 19 Step Afrika!
Aug. 20 Music School of Delaware Showcase
Aug. 25 Beth Cayhall, country
Aug. 26 Washington National Opera
Sept. 1 First State Ballet & OperaDelaware
Sept. 2 The Bronx Wanderers, doo-wop
Sept. 3 Michael Forestieri, interactive tales and songs
Sept. 3 Summer Season Finale & Fireworks Sept. 17 “100 Years of Broadway IV” by Clear Space Theatre Company

Possum Point Players
441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown, 856-4560,
June 10-12, 17-19 “Move Over, Mrs. Markham,” comedy
July 21-24 Possum Juniors Production
Sept. 23-25, 30, Oct. 1-2 “Ragtime: The Musical”

Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 644-2288,
June 17 Deja Groove Party Band
June 24 Love Seed Mama Jump
June 25 Maryland Community Band
June 26 The Adrian Duke Project
July 1 287th Army Band
July 2 Jesse Garron, Elvis Tribute
July 4 U.S. Navy Band’s “Country Current”;

The Funsters
July 8 7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience
July 9 Tim Laushey Orchestra
July 10 “Oh Boy!,” A Tribute to Rockabilly
July 15 Key West Band, Jimmy Buffett Tribute
July 16 Dan May, folk rock
July 17 Shelly Rann, adult contemporary
July 22 Milford Community Band
July 23 Fatum Brothers’ Jazz Orchestra
July 24 U.S. Navy Sea Chanters
July 29 Groove Train, ’70s disco and funk
July 30 Jazz Ambassadors of the U.S. Army Field Band
July 31 The Manhattan Dolls, Andrews Sisters style
Aug. 1 Doc Hollywood, top 40
Aug. 6 The New Relics, country
Aug. 7 Larzine and Joe Holt Trio, jazz, rhythm, blues
Aug. 12 Another Level, soul, Motown, R&B
Aug. 13 Boilermaker Jazz Band
Aug. 19 Blue Tips Rhythm Revue
Aug. 20 U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus
Aug. 21 Lloyd Dobler Effect, rock
Sept. 2 The Diamonds, oldies, originals
Sept. 3 Mario Rocco, variety

Page 3: Galleries, Museums, Historical Sites


Galleries, Museums, Historical Sites

Coastal Camera Club
Rehoboth Beach-Lewes,
Thru June 19 The Biggs Picture Exhibition June 1-29 Nassau Valley Winery Exhibition. Opening reception June 12 from 2 -4 p.m.

Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View, 537-5055,
June “Liquid”
July “Children”
Aug. “Delaware Wildlife”
Sept. “Inspired by … ”

Kalmar Nyckel
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, Lewes, 429-7447,
Aug. 7-Sept. 5 Tours, sails, events

Milton Historical Society
210 Union St., Milton, 684-1010,
Opened March 4 “Captain Conwell’s Milton” June 10 Speaker’s Series – Joan Larivee: Historic Tax Credits
June 18 Walking & Brewery Tour of Milton

Mispillion Art League
5 N. Walnut St., Milford, 430-7646,
Thru June 25 Spring Members’ Judged Show June 29-Aug. 27 Summer Show

Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road, Lewes, 645-0551,
Thru June 28 “Along the Coast,” Joseph Sweeney plein air paintings
July 2-Aug. 2 “Land and Sea,” Stephen Brehm, Michele Green, Brian Murphy
Aug. 6-31 “A to Z of Lewes and Rehoboth,” Kim Klabe
Sept. 3-28 “Reflections,” group show

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
11978 Turkle Pond Road, Milton, 684-8419,
June 4 Lower Sussex Bassmasters Youth Fishing Tournament (Milton Memorial Park)
June 9 An Evening at the Hook Lecture Series: “Conservation Efforts for the Sand Tiger Shark”
July 14 An Evening at the Hook Lecture Series: “Insects of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge”
Aug. 11 An Evening at the Hook Lecture: “Horseshoe Crabs, Shorebirds, and Climate Change”
Sept. 8 An Evening at the Hook Lecture: TBA
Oct. 13 An Evening at the Hook Lecture: TBA

Rehoboth Art League
12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach, 227-8408,
June 3-July 17 Members’ Fine Craft Exhibit. Opening reception June 3 from 5-7 p.m.
July 22-Aug. 26 Members’ Fine Art Exhibit; Members Showcase: Potters. Opening reception July 22 from 5-7 p.m.
Aug. 13-14, 20-21 Annual Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show
Sept. 2- Oct. 31 Members Fall Theme Exhibit: “OctoberFest”; “The Presence of the Unseen,” Constance Costigan; “Schadenfreud,” Cassie Taggart. Opening reception Sept. 2, 5-7 p.m.

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