Summertime Fun

From art auctions to July Fourth festivities to top-notch concerts, the resort area is packed with events that will appeal to folks of all ages. Take your pick.


Thru Aug. 3  |  Lewes Summer Music
From concert bands to rock bands, Tuesday nights in Lewes are for music-lovers. For more, call 645-8073, or visit

Thru Aug. 30  |  Yoga at Sunrise
Bend and flex 6 a.m.-7 a.m. every Friday through Sunday at the Bethany Beach bandstand. For more, call 537-7838, or visit

Thru Oct. 9  |  Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Visit local vendors such as Backyard Jams and Jellies of Milton. Visit Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon at 110 Shipcarpenter St. For more, call 664-1436, or visit

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Thru Oct. 13  |  Rehoboth Farmers Market
Thirty vendors sell vegetables, fruit, cheeses, meats, prepared foods, baked goods, flowers and more every Tuesday, noon-4 p.m. For more, visit

June 2  |  Classic at Baywood Greens
Support the Beebe Medical Foundation’s Tunnell Cancer Center on the Baywood Greens golf course in Long Neck. For more, call 945-9300, or visit

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

June 6  |  Taste of Coastal Delaware
This 11th annual event offers gourmet tastings, wine and beer samples, live music and more from 1-4 p.m. at the Marketplace at Sea Colony in Bethany Beach. For more, call 539-1919, or visit

June 6  |  Taste of Lewes
This event features cuisine, beer and wine from local restaurants, breweries and vintners at UD’s Virden Center. For more, call 645-2795, or visit

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June 6-12  |  Downtown Rehoboth Restaurant Week
Partake of three-course prix-fixe meals at more than 20 restaurants. For more, call 227-2772, or visit

June 12  |  Best of the Beach Art Auction
This 21sth annual event for the Beebe Medical Foundation and the Rehoboth Art League features fine art, dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions. For more, call 644-2900, or visit

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June 12, July 10, Aug. 14  |  Destination Art Walk
Visit nine downtown Rehoboth art galleries on the second Saturday of the month from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. for specials, receptions and more. Call 227-2772, or visit

June 17-19  |  Peninsula Bluegrass Festival
Check out all kinds of bluegrass talent at the Marvel Carriage Museum grounds, 510 S. Bedford St., Georgetown. For more, call 875-2595, or visit

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June 19  |  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.

June 19  |  June Jam
Dana Fuchs headlines this year’s Women in Music jam at the G&R Recreation Campground in Houston. For more, visit

June 22, July 27, Aug.26  |  Poetry at the Beach
Poets including Sherry Chappelle and Michael Blaine share their works at various local libraries. For more, call 227-8408.

June 26-27  |  Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival
Great sea glass artists are joined by other coastal artists at the Lewes Historical Complex. Speakers and fun activities are also part of this event. Call 645-7670, or visit

July 3  |  Laurel’s Old Fashioned Independence Day Celebration
This day-long festival includes a parade, vendors, music, magicians, a talent show and food. It ends with a spectacular fireworks display. For more, call 875-2277, or visit

July 3  |  St. Peter’s Art and Artisan Show
This show features more than 140 regional artists and artisans, a luncheon, raffle, silent auction, and entertainment at St. Peter’s Church in Lewes. Call 645-8479, or visit

July 3  |  Sidewalk Art & Artisan Show
Lewes shops and galleries display their wares 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. For more, visit

July 4  |  Lewes Fourth of July Events
Take in family-friendly events all day and finish with the Lewes Doo-Dah Parade, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. For more, visit

July 4  |  Rehoboth Beach Downtown Fireworks
Gather on the boardwalk and beach at 9:15 p.m. The Funsters play afterward at the bandstand. For more, call 227-2772, or visit

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July 4  |  Rooftop Fireworks Party
Maximize the Rehoboth fireworks experience with cocktails, appetizers and music from atop the Atlantic Sands Hotel for $30 per person. For more, visit

July 5  |  Fourth of July Parade
Bethany Beach is adding more marching bands and other entertainment this year. For more, visit

July 6-7  |  Rehoboth Art League Cottage Tour
Tour unique homes and gardens in the Rehoboth Beach area. For more, call 227-8408, or visit

July 8  |  Lewes Antiques Show and Sale
Find your treasure at this 52nd annual show. For more, call 645-8073, or visit

July 10  |  Lewes Historical Society Craft Fair
Enjoy crafts, live music, food and fun at the society’s grounds. For more, call 645-7670, or visit

July 14-15  |  Progress for Prostate Golf Tourney
Support Beebe Medical Foundation’s Free Prostate Screening and Awareness Program with a day at the Cripple Creek Golf and Country Club in Dagsboro. For more, call 644-2900, or visit

July 21  |  Wine Tasting and Art Auction
The new Cordrey Center in Millsboro hosts an evening of art, wine, food and music to benefit KINfolk. For more, call 645-6971, or visit

July 28-29  |  Beach and Bay Cottage Tour
Visit outstanding homes in the Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island area to benefit the Friends of South Coastal Library. For more, call 537-5828, or visit

July 29  |  Decked Out: A Benefit for the Bays
Enjoy fine foods and auctions 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

July 29-Aug. 1  |  All Saints Antiques Show
Furniture, china, jewelry, glassware and more are for sale at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. For more, visit

Aug. 7  |  Annual Sandcastle Contest
Register at 8:30 a.m. at the north end of the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk. For more, call 227-2233, or visit

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Aug. 7  |  Antiques Show
The Lewes Historical Society’s show features regional dealers and runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more, call 645-7670, or visit

Aug. 7  |  Rehoboth Beach Historical Society-Rehoboth Beach Museum Beach Ball
The Rehoboth Beach Historical Society’s annual gala includes fun, food, music and live or silent auctions at Kings Creek Country Club. For more, call 227-7310, or visit

Aug. 7-8, 14-15  |  Annual Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show
View the works of artists and craftpersons and enjoy live entertainment and refreshments on the Rehoboth Art League grounds. For more, call 227-8408, or visit

Aug. 15  |  Watermelon Festival
Have fun with a watermelon seed-spitting contest, crafts, food, drinks and more. Presented by the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society in Grove Park. For more, call 227-7310, or visit

Aug. 28  |  The Beach Barbecue
Give summer a proper send-off while supporting the Children’s Beach House Sandcastle Program with an evening of live music, fine food and drinks. For more, call 645-9184, or visit

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Music and Theater

Bethany Beach Bandstand
Boardwalk and Garfield Park, Bethany Beach, 539-5484
June 18 DSPA Plenty Problems Steel Drums
June 19 Maryland Community Band
June 20 Diamond State Concert Band
June 25 Keyboard America Organ Recital
June 26 The Crimestoppers (Woodstock Remembered)
June 27 Chesapeake Brass Band
July 2 Generations: Music for All
July 3 USNA Electric Brigade (rock ’n’ roll)
July 4 U.S. Army’s Downrange (rock ’n’ roll)
July 5 Philadelphia Brass Band
July 9 Tim Laushey Orchestra
July 10 U.S. Navy’s Country Current
July 11 Captain Quint (Jimmy Buffett tribute)
July 14 Kidsinger Jim (kids’ music)
July 16 Annapolis Bluegrass Band
July 17 Fabulous Dialtones (rock ’n’ roll)
July 18 Acoustic Dialtones
July 23 Dakkota (country)
July 24 U.S. Navy Sea Chanters Chorus
July 25 U.S. Naval Academy’s Next Wave (jazz)
July 28 1st State Harmonizers (male voices)
July 30 City of Fairfax Band
July 31 Randy Lee Ashcraft
Aug. 1 Buddy Holly tribute
Aug. 4 Thunderbolts (youth pom pom, baton and dance)
Aug. 6 Rockville’s Dixieland Express
Aug. 8 U.S. Navy Cruisers (rock ’n’ roll)
Aug. 11 Flumpa (kids’ rock ’n’ science)
Aug. 13 Joe Baione Jazz Quintet
Aug. 15 Over Time (dance music)
Aug. 15 Gerald Hocker and the Jamboree Boys
Aug. 18 Uncle Pete (fun with kids)
Aug. 20 Talent show
Aug. 21 A Gala with 3 tenors
Aug. 22 American Songbook with Ken & Doug
Aug. 28 Swing City (big band sound)
Aug. 29 Cole Younger Band (folk, western)
Sept. 3 Jesse Garron’s Tribute to Elvis
Sept. 4 U.S. Army Volunteers (rock ’n’ roll)

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Bottle & Cork
1807 Highway One, Dewey Beach, 227-7272
June 3 Drive By Truckers
June 25 Bruce in the USA Springsteen Tribute
July 6 2U, Tribute to U2
July 8 Chuck Wicks
July 11 Love & Theft
July 21 Several Species
July 29 Little Feat
Aug. 4 Bruce in the USA Springsteen Tribute
Aug. 11 Riders on the Storm
Aug. 12 Get the Led Out
Aug. 18 Pat McGee Band

Clear Space Productions
Cape Theatre-Cape Henlopen High School, 1250 Kings Hwy., Lewes, 644-3810
June 30 Stage-Struck celebration and Picnic
July 2-3 “Another Opening! Another Show!” the music of Cole Porter
July 10 Ted Keegan’s Back by Popular Demand
July 22-25, 29-31, Aug. 1 “Annie Get Your Gun”

Delaware Comedy Theatre
June 15, July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21 Family Comedy Jam: Interactive Improv Comedy for All Ages at Rehoboth Library

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The Freeman Stage at Bayside
31570 Lakeview Drive, Selbyville, 436-3015
June 18 Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
June 19 School Day: “It’s Not Mean to Be Green,” the musical
June 24 Rehoboth Elementary School presents: “Music of the Night-A Broadway Revue”
June 25 Opus Nine Ensemble
June 26 The Magic of Joe Romano
July 1 Chesapeake Brass Band
July 2-3 The Music of Cole Porter by Clear Space Productions
July 3 Dirty Sock Funtime Band
July 6-9 Operation Art Kids Camp
July 8 “Our Latin Thing,” salsa music
July 9 “Drums in Harmony”
July 10 “Harmony Street,” interactive musical show by Delaware Symphony Orchestra
July 15 Rennie Harris Puremovement
July 16-17 “Annie Get Your Gun” by Clear Space Productions
July 17 Gary Lloyd, storyteller
July 22 “Baby Wants Candy-The Completely Improvised Musical”
July 23 Blue Jupiter, pop-jazz-funk a cappella quartet
July 24 Blue Jupiter, children learn a cappella music
July 29 Chesapeake Shakespeare Company: “Much Ado About Nothing”
July 30-31 Arts and Jazz Festival
July 31 Creating Whimsical Masterpieces with John Donato, for kids
Aug. 3 Project Earth Kids Camp
Aug. 5 Ted Keegan, Broadway sensation
Aug. 6 Rhythmic Circus, percussive dance
Aug. 7 Rhythmic Circus, percussive dance lessons for kids
Aug. 11 “Face to Face,” Billy Joel and Elton John Tribute
Aug. 12 Jesse Garon, Elvis Tribute
Aug. 13 Tommy Edward as Sir Rod Stewart
Aug. 14 “Magic Pots and Recycled Bottles,” Kathy Jacobs and puppets; “King Michael-A Glorious Tribute to the King of Pop”
Aug. 19-20 “Plain Beautiful-A Musical”
Aug. 21 Children’s Theater Workshop with cast of “Plain Beautiful”
Aug. 26 The Bronx Wanderers, doo wop
Aug. 27 Mike Aiken, “Americana Country Roots with an Oceanview”
Aug. 28 Village Players, community theater
Sept. 2 Tartan Terrors, Celtic celebration
Sept. 3 Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists Program
Sept. 4 Opera for All, Freeman Stage Labor Day Finale
Sept. 18 “100 Years of Broadway III”
Oct. 9 Freeman Fall Festival

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Milton Theatre
110 Union St., Milton, 684-3400
June 5-6 “Love Letters”
June 18-20, 25-27 “You Can’t Take it With You”
Sept. 17-19, 24-26 “Moon Over the Brewery”

Possum Point Players
441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown, 856-4560
June 4-6, 11-13 “The Rainmaker,” romantic comedy
July 14-18 “Around the World in 80 Days”

Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 644-2288
Thru summer (performance schedule not available at press time)

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Galleries, Museums, Historical Sites

Coastal Camera Club
Rehoboth Beach-Lewes,
June 6-30 Nassau Valley Winery Exhibition
June 12-July 31 Lewes Library Photo Exhibit

Gallery One
32 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View, 537-5055
June 2 Artist’s Choice
July 1 Shorescapes
Aug. 4 Works Outside the Box

Kalmar Nyckel
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, Lewes, 429-7447
July 25, 27-28, 31, Aug. 1, 3-10, 12-14 Deck tours, day sails, pirate sails
Sept. 18-19 Day Sails, Pirate Sail

Milton Historical Society
210 Union St., Milton, 684-1010
Thru June 1 “Vietnam Mailbag: The Exhibit” June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 18, Oct.16 Magnificent & Modest Walking Tour of Milton

Mispillion Art League
127 N.W. Front St., Milford, 430-7646
Thru June 26 MAL Members’ Spring Show
June 30-Oct. 9 Annual Summer Exhibit

Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road, Lewes, 645-0551
June 5-June 27 Fine Arts and Crafts by the elected “masters” of Delaware By Hand
July 3-July 27 “Home and Abroad”: Bill Snow, Sussex County; Laura Hickman, Ireland
July 31-Aug. 29 Biomorphic art by Ray Peterson
Sept. 4-Sept. 28 “Pursuing a Passion” by Karin Snoots

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Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
11978 Turkle Pond Road, Milton, 684-8419
June 10 An Evening at the Hook Lecture: “Amphibians and Reptiles of Delaware”
July 8 An Evening at the Hook Lecture: TBD
Aug. 12 An Evening at the Hook Lecture: “The Working River: The Nanticoke in the Era of Steam”
Sept. 9 An Evening at the Hook Lecture: TBD
Oct. 14 An Evening at the Hook Lecture: TBD

Rehoboth Art League
12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach, 227-8408
June 4-July 18 Members Fine Art Show
July 23-Aug. 23 Biennial Regional Juried Show
Aug. 7-8, 14-15 Annual Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show
Sept. 3- Oct. 10 Members Fall Theme Exhibit: “Rhythm”

Rehoboth Beach Museum
511 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-7310
Opens May “Captain John and Sarah Avery: Pioneers of Delaware’s Frontier” illustrates the shifting economic and cultural traditions of the English and Dutch colonists and their interaction with local American Indian communities.

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