What to Do at the Beach This Weekend: Aug. 4–6, 2017

Head to the annual Tomato Festival in Lewes, hunt for home-good bargains and more.


“You say tomato, and I say toe-mah-toe.” No matter how you say it, they’re delicious, and vendors at the Historic Lewes Market on Saturday will showcase a staggering amount of varietals during its annual Tomato Festival. The market is only one of several in the area, including the Bethany Beach Farmers Market on Sundays. This weekend is also peppered with 5Ks as a series of coastal races heat up. You’ll also have plenty of chances to purchase items for your home, thanks to an antiques show, an art show and white elephant sale. Happy hunting.


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Defending The Caveman

What: Broadway’s longest-running solo play is a humorous take on how men and women do—and don’t—communicate. Tickets are $35.

When: Saturday, Aug. 5 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Where: Milton Theatre


11th Annual Tomato Festival at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market

What: Enjoy tomato tastings by some of the best chefs in Delaware, who’re making dishes with tomatoes from the market.

When: Saturday, Aug. 5, 9:30-11 a.m.

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Where: George H.P. Smith Park (Johnson and DuPont avenues)

54th Annual Outdoor Antiques Show

What: The Lewes Historical Society hosts this event, which features dealers with 18th-century to early 20th-century antiques. There’s also live music and food. General admission is $5, and children 12 and under can enter for free.

When: Saturday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Lewes Historical Society campus

Lewes Senior Center Indoor/Outdoor Yard Sale

What: Buy a baked good, purchase a white elephant item and purchase lunch.

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When: Saturday, Aug. 5, 7 a.m.-11 a.m.

Where: Lewes Senior Center

9th Annual Harry K Foundation 5K

What: The Harry K Foundation is determined to end childhood hunger, and funds from this event will go toward that effort, which includes in-school food pantries.

When: Sunday, Aug. 6, 7:30 a.m.-11 a.m.

Where: Starts at the Greene Turtle in Lewes

Rehoboth Beach

44th Annual Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show

What: More than 125 artists and artisans gather on the Rehoboth Art Leagues’ picturesque campus in Henlopen acres for this juried event.

When: Saturday, Aug. 5 and Sunday, Aug. 6 and Saturday, Aug. 12 and Sunday, Aug. 13; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sundays 

12th Annual Beach Ball

What: This annual event—which includes dinner, dancing and silent and live auctions—benefits the Rehoboth Beach Museum. Tickets start at $100.

When: Saturday, Aug. 5, 7 p.m.-10:30 p.m.

Where: Kings Creek Country Club

Jungle Jim’s

What: For families, no trip to the beach is complete without a visit to this popular waterpark, which boasts tube slides, bumper boats, a batting cage and two tropical-themed miniature golf courses.

When: 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. during the season

Where: Route 1 near the entrance to Rehoboth Beach


Dewey Beach

Run for the Paws Lucy Crowe Memorial 5K Run

What: Local animal rescues benefit from 100 percent of the proceeds from the run.

When: Saturday, Aug. 5 at 8 a.m.

Where: Registration at The Starboard; starts at Northbeach

Bethany Beach

Third Annual 5K Run/Walk

What: The Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, which includes Delaware in its coverage area, seeks to raise $25,000. There will be on-course entertainment and a finish-line party.

When: Sunday, Aug. 6 at 6:30 a.m.

Where: Garfield Parkway and the Boardwalk

Some Like It Hot

What: Gallery One’s August exhibition features 14 artists who’ve created works inspired by the Some Like it Hot theme.

When: Through Aug. 29

Where: Gallery One in Ocean View

Bethany Beach Farmers Market

What: Buy fresh produce and other local goods for the week.

When: Sundays, 8 a.m.-noon, through Sept. 10

Where: Town Hall parking lot across from PNC Bank

Fenwick Island

50th Anniversary Summer of Love: Songs from the Woodstock Generation

What: Flash back to 1967, a year marked by milestone releases from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix. Tickets are $25. Bring your own chair.

When: Friday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m.

Where: The Freeman Stage at Bayside

Creating Whimsical Masterpieces with John Donato

What: Local artist John Donato will entertain children while teaching them to paint. The event is free.

When: Saturday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m.

Where: The Freeman Stage at Bayside

Thunder Lagoon Waterpark

What: Wind down a 400-foot lazy river, plunge down a water slide or take a double-tube ride. (Check the website for coupons.)

When: Open daily 10 a.m.-7 p.m., weather permitting.

Where: 38960 Island St.

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