What to Do at the Beach This Weekend: July 20–22

Indulge in fish tacos, catch a movie or two, and more.


Given the amount of tribute bands at the beach this weekend, it’s clear that everything old is new again. That’s also true for Agave, the popular restaurant in Lewes that recently expanded; the 50-plus-year-old Fenwick Crab House—always a favorite—and the coast’s favorite sport (and leisure activity): surf fishing.


Revival House: Pain Don’t Hurt presents “Jaws 3-D”

What: Get a shot of nostalgia when Revival House takes over the Milton Theatre for a series inspired by Patrick Swayze’s memorable—and somewhat moronic—line in “Road House.” The featured movie is “Jaws 3-D.” (Glasses are distributed at the door.)

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When: Thursday, July 20, 6 p.m.

Where: Milton Theatre


Catch the Caribbean Vibe at Paradise Grill

What: Located in Long Neck—but just a short drive down Route 24—this outdoor venue sits on the Indian Bay. Patrons can savor water views, a full menu and live music.

When: Chrome Wheels plays on Friday, July 21, 6–10 p.m., at the Raw Bar Stage. The band TG AND BRI plays that same evening, 7–11 p.m.

Where: Pot-Nets Community (Note that motorcycles are prohibited)

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Peach Blossoms: Quilts in the Orchard

What: The Ocean Wave Quilt Guild holds its annual show featuring needlepoint gurus Laurie Simpson (who will conduct a workshop) and Terry Kramzar.

When: Friday and Saturday, July 21–22, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on both days.


What: This Mexican restaurant is so popular that some people will wait up to two hours for fish tacos. (You can put your name in and go shopping, and you’ll receive a text when your table is ready.) Tip: Share a sampling of guacamole flavors.

When: Whenever you can snag a seat!

Where: Downtown Lewes on Second Street

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Weekend music at Jerry’s

What: Known for its crab bomb and crab cakes, this restaurant also serves up live music on weekends in summer.

When: Beach Trip performs Friday, July 21; Shore Jazz performs Saturday, July 22. Both performances are 7–10 p.m.

Where: Jerry’s Seafood is near The Buttery on Second Street

Yoga in the Park

What: Dimitra Yoga hosts classes every Sunday during summer through Sept. 3.

When: Sundays, 8 a.m.

Where: Lewes Canalfront Park


Cinema by the Surf: “Sing”

What: This free outdoor movie puts you just steps from the boardwalk—and the boardwalk treats.

When: Thursday, July 20, 8–10 p.m.

Where: Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

The Dovells

What: This group, which gained fame in the early 1960s, is fresh from Atlantic City and Las Vegas.

When: Friday, July 21, 8–9:15 p.m.

Where: Rehoboth Beach Bandstand

The Madisons

What: Hailing from Austin, Texas, this lyric-driven group with a welcome twang is a hit among indie-music lovers.

When: Friday, July 21, 10 p.m.–midnight

Where: Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats


Surf Fishing 101

What: The state park’s team teaches the basics of this signature coastal sport. Preregistration is required. Call 302-227-6991. The fee for ages 10 and up is $15 per person.

When: Friday, July 21, 10–11:30 a.m.

Where: Indian River Life-Saving Station

9th Annual Indian River Marina Seafood and Arts Festival

What: Seafood is the star of this event, where you might find chowders, crab cakes and fried oyster sandwiches. The festival also features live music, artists and kids’ activities.

When: Saturday, July 22, beginning at 10 a.m.

Where: Indian River Marina


Sir Rod

What: Enjoy the music of Rod Stewart thanks to Tommy Edward, who has the shaggy ‘do in addition to the tunes and moves.

When: Friday, July 21, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Bethany Beach Bandstand

Crushin’ Summer at the Winery

What: Situated in Frankford—which is a quick drive from Bethany (and Fenwick)—Salted Vines Vineyard is throwing a party with the Southern Delaware Jeep Club. Plans call for a Jeep show and obstacle course, food trucks and live music.

When: Saturday, July 22; $10 tickets are required for the Saturday concert with Chain Break

Where: Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery

Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute Band

What: “Do you remember the 21st night of September?” You will when you hear this Maryland-based tribute band.

When: Sunday, July 23, 7:30–9 p.m.

Where: Bethany Beach Bandstand

Fenwick Island

Back the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl

What: Jessie’s Girl has mastered the sound and the look of ’80s icons, including Bon Jovi, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Jackson, Madonna and Prince.

When: Friday, July 21, 7 p.m.

Where: The Freeman Stage at Bayside

Great Big Faces

What: Cartoonist Paul Merklein brings the audience into this creation of famous characters. Bring your own chair for seating to this free event.

When: Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m.

Where: The Freeman Stage at Bayside

Crack crabs

What: Summer is slipping by, so don’t miss the opportunity to pick blue crabs at Fenwick Island Crab House, a local landmark for more than 50 years.

When: Lunch and dinner

Where: Coastal Highway

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