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Events Calendar: Delaware Beach Guide


Bethany Farmers Market
Sundays thru Sept. 2 Stroll through the market on Sundays from 8 a.m.-noon at Garfield Parkway and Pennsylvania Avenue. bethanybeachfarmersmarket.com

editor’s pick UD Marine Sciences Tours
Thru Sept. 7 Enjoy free tours of the Lewes campus on Tuesdays and Fridays. Register the day prior. 645-4346

Lighthouse Tours
Thru Sept. 8 Depart from Lewes to tour the Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse on select Saturdays. 645-8073, leweschamber.com

Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Thru Sept. 29 This producer-only farmers market provides fresh, local foods every Saturday morning at the Lewes Historical Society complex. 664-1436, historiclewesfarmersmarket.org

Rehoboth Farmers Market
Thru Oct. 23 More than 30 vendors sell vegetables, fruit, cheeses, meats, prepared foods, baked goods, flowers and other goodies at Grove Park every Tuesday, noon-4 p.m. rbfarmersmarket.com

Freeman Season Finale & Fireworks
Sept. 1 The Morgan State University Choir and Opera Workshop along with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony close out the season at The Freeman Stage in Selbyville. Be sure to stick around for the fireworks. 436-3015, freemanstage.org

Sundance 2012: Legend of the Silver Rainbow
Sept. 1-2 This two-night event at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center marks 25 years and includes an auction, a cocktail buffet and a party to benefit the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center. camprehoboth.com

editor’s pick Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral
Sept. 3 Bid a fond farewell to summer during this wacky, family friendly event on the boardwalk. bethany-beach.net

Italian Street Festival
Sept. 7-8 Second Street in Lewes brims with food, fun and music. leweschamber.com

Delaware Coast Antiques Show & Sale
Sept. 7-9 Check out 35 exhibitors during this 16th annual show at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. 542-3286, 226-5456, theoriginalyorkantiquesshow.com

Joshua M. Freeman Foundation Golf Tournament
Sept. 8 Celebrate the art of golf and the legacy of Josh Freeman at the Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville. 436-3015, freemanstage.org

editor’s pick Bethany Boardwalk Arts Festival
Sept. 8 More than 100 fine artists display and sell their work. There’s a silent auction, too. 539-2100, bethany-fenwick.org

Best of Milton Auction & Garden Party
Sept. 8 A mix of auctions, music and refreshments at the Milton Fire Hall benefits the Milton Historical Society. historicmilton.org

Milton’s Townwide Yard Sale
Sept. 8 This flea marketer’s fave lets you wander the historic town looking for treasures. 684-1101, historicmilton.com

Chocolate Tasting
Sept. 8 Indulge at the Biden Center at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes. Enjoy six tastings for $5. 858-6127, friendsofcapehenlopen.org

Second Saturday Art Walk
Sept. 8 Visit downtown Rehoboth art galleries from 6-9 p.m. for specials and receptions. mosaicrehoboth.com

Arts by the Sea Party
Sept. 8 The annual Freeman Foundation fundraising party features live music, live and silent auctions, food and an open bar. 436-3015, freemanstage.org

editor’s pick Nanticoke Indian Powwow
Sept. 8-9 This celebration of culture celebrates 35 years. 945-3400, nanticokeindians.org

Chicken Plunge and Beach Party
Sept. 9 A beach party, a “plunge,” and family games benefit the Rehoboth Beach lifeguards and the Village Improvement Association clubhouse renovation. Grenoble Place and the Boardwalk, Rehoboth Beach, 227-5303, chickenplunge.com

Polkamotion by the Ocean
Sept. 13-16 Ten polka Hall of Famers are among the performers at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center this year. rbpolka.com

Lightship Overfalls FallFest
Sept. 14 The Lightship Overfalls in Lewes gets a jump on fall. overfalls.org, leweschamber.com

Quilt & Arts Festival
Sept. 14-15 Quilters, artists and artisans present an array of handcrafted work including woodcraft, fabric art, pottery, paintings, photography, jewelry and quilts at Cadbury at Lewes. 644-7998, cadburyevents.com

Lewes Artists’ Studio Tour
Sept. 15 Meet and watch artists at work in various media. Pick up a map of the tour at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce. leweschamber.com

Milton Historical Society Antique Show
Sept. 15 Check out the wares of more than 20 antiques vendors. 684-4499, historicmilton.org

Taste the Fruit of the Vine
Sept. 15 This food and wine pairing event to benefit the Sussex County Community Outreach Program takes place at the home of Chanell and Chris Dagesse this year. tastethefruitofthevine.org

editor’s pick Arts & Jazz Festival
Sept. 15 Delaware by Hand artists display their works at The Freeman Stage while jazz artists Joe Baione, Grace Kelly and Ron Carter provide the music. 436-3015, freemanstage.org

Boats, Buttons, Beans and Beer
Sept. 15 The Milton Historical Society and Dogfish Head Brewery host a joint history walk and brewery tour in Milton. 684-1010, historicmilton.org

Wings of Hope
Sept. 15 A butterfly release at the Medical Arts Building in Rehoboth supports the Cancer Support Community Delaware. 645-9150, rehoboth.com

Harry Derrickson Memorial Golf Tournament
Sept. 17 Golf, dinner and an auction at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club benefit Meals on Wheels Lewes/Rehoboth. beachmeals.com, leweschamber.com

VIA Charity Golf Tournament
Sept. 17 The Village Improvement Association holds its 14th annual event at The Peninsula Golf and Country Club in Millsboro. 227-1631, rehobothbeachvia.org

editor’s pick Dewey Beach Music Conference
Sept. 20-22 Catch three nights of showcases and two days of demo and mentoring sessions, trade show and industry meet-and-greets, and great performances. deweybeachfest.com

Fun Friday! Oktoberfest
Sept. 21 Listen to an Oom Pah band and enjoy your favorite German food in the Historic Lewes Commercial District. leweschamber.com

Lewes Historical Society 50th Anniversary Celebration
Sept. 22 A gala dinner dance at the Lewes Historic Complex marks 50 years of embracing Lewes history. Reservations required. 645-7670, historiclewes.org

editor’s pick Bike to the Bay
Sept. 22-23 Travel through southern Delaware with hundreds of friends and family during this annual event to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. bikeded.nationalmssociety.org

Fall Surf Fishing Classic
Sept. 22-23 Cash and prizes are awarded at this 15th annual event. 227-7974, oldinlet.com

Blue Jean Ball
Sept. 28 Blue jeans and bling are the order of the night during this Autism Delaware event at Nassau Valley Vineyards in Lewes. 644-3410, delautism.org

Elvis Festival
Sept. 28-29 Feel your temperature risin’ when 22 Elvis impersonators perform on two stages at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey. deweybeachlife.com

Jean & Joan Fund Golf Tournament
Oct. 2 Established in the memory of Jean James and Joan Martin, this tournament at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth benefits the Tunnell Cancer Center at Beebe Hospital. beebemedicalfoundation.org

Merchants’ Fall Sidewalk Sale
Oct. 5-7 Spendthrifts love this sidewalk sale in Lewes’ shopping district. 645-8073, leweschamber.com

Rehoboth Christmas Shop
Oct. 5-7 The Rehoboth Christmas Shop at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center celebrates 50 years. 227-7202, beach-fun.com

Rehoboth Sidewalk Sale
Oct. 5-7 This 36th annual event is a weekend full of deals and fabulous finds in downtown Rehoboth Beach. 227-2233, beach-fun.com

Greyhounds Reach the Beach
Oct. 5-7 The beach goes to the dogs when retired racers and their owners hold their annual get-together in Dewey. gawn2thedawgs.com

Bark on the Boards Dog Walk
Oct. 6 Take a stroll on the Rehoboth boardwalk to raise money for the Sussex County SPCA and enjoy canine contests, kids’ activities and vendors. delspca.org

Boast the Coast Maritime Festival
Oct. 6 A day of seafood tastings, kids’ activities and boat tours at 1812 Park in Lewes ends with a lighted boat parade in the canal at dusk. 645-8073, leweschamber.com

Lewes in Bloom Fall Festival
Oct. 6 Spruce up your garden and benefit Lewes in Bloom’s beautification efforts during this fest at Second and Bank streets. lewesinbloom.org

Lewes Historical Society Craft Show
Oct. 6 Crafters show off their wares at Second and Shipcarpenter streets. 645-7670, historiclewes.org

Light the Night Walk
Oct. 7 Registration and festivities for this year’s walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society are held at the Atlantic Sands Hotel in Rehoboth. lightthenight.org/de

editor’s pick Celebrity Chefs’ Beach Brunch
Oct. 7 Enjoy the cuisine of top area chefs, live and silent auctions and live music at the Rusty Rudder in Dewey. 800-62-MEALS, mealsonwheelsde.org

editor’s pick UD’s Coast Day
Oct. 7 Held at UD’s campus in Lewes, Coast Day includes educational programs, children’s activities, food and a crab cake cookoff. udel.edu/coastday

editor’s pick Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival
Oct. 11-14 Take in hot tunes and cool jazz by the likes of Boney James, Jonathan Butler, Gerald Albright, Brian Culbertson and others. rehobothjazz.com

Wine, Cheese & Beer Tasting
Oct. 20 Get a taste of the finer things at the Cape Henlopen State Park Officers Club. friendsofcapehenlopen.org

Sussex County Heart Walk 
Oct. 20 Walk “over” heart disease and stroke in this community event at Delaware Technical Community College in Georgetown. heartwalk.kintera.org/southernde

Children’s Fantasy Trail
Oct. 26-28 Costumed kids and grown-ups meet, greet and get a treat from favorite book and movie characters at Cape Henlopen State Park. 645-6852

Clear Space Theatre’s Haunted House
Oct. 26-28 Clear Space Theatre in Rehoboth gets its Halloween on. clearspacetheatre.org

editor’s pick Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers Festival
Oct. 26-28 Costume parades (both pet and human), contests, activities, trick-or-treating and music fill the streets of Rehoboth and Dewey. 227-2233, seawitchfestival.com

Rehoboth Beach Museum Wine and Cheese Party
Nov. 2 Sample wines and cheeses from around the world. Rehoboth Beach Museum, 511 Rehoboth Ave., 227-7310 rehobothbeachmuseum.org

Beebe Ball
Nov. 3 Dine and dance at the Beebe Medical Foundation’s 25th annual fundraising gala at the Baycenter in Dewey. 644-2900, beebemedicalfoundation.org

Holiday Fair
Nov. 3 Shop early for one-of-a-kind artists’ creations including jewelry, glass works, pottery, wood media and paintings at the Rehoboth Art League. 227-8408, rehobothartleague.org

editor’s pick Rehoboth Beach Film Festival
Nov. 7-11 Screen approximately 100 American and international films including features, documentaries and shorts. 645-9095, rehobothfilm.com

Christmas Boutique & Book Fair
Nov. 10 Get a jump on holiday shopping at the Biden Center at Cape Henlopen State Park. friendsofcapehenlopen.org

Rehoboth Beach Historical Society  Luncheon
Nov. 17 James Diehl, author of “World War II Heroes of Southern Delaware,” speaks at the Captain’s Table in Rehoboth. 227-7310, rehobothbeachmuseum.org

Holiday Tree Lighting and Sing-a-Long
Nov. 23 Kick off the holidays at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. 644-2288,

Hospitality Night in Lewes
Nov. 29 Shopping, music, and complimentary light refreshments provided by local businesses are in store. 645-8073, leweschamber.com

Children’s Beach House Holiday Art Show and Sale 
Nov. 30-Dec. 2 This traditional kick-off of the holiday season in Lewes features the works of almost 100 local and regional artists. 645-9184, cbhinc.org

Lewes Historical Society’s House Tour
Dec. 1 Historic houses and private homes on this self-guided tour are decorated for the season. 645-8073, leweschamber.com, historiclewes.org

Lewes Christmas Parade, Caroling and Tree-lighting
Dec. 1 Lewes rings in the season with decorated floats, caroling, a tree-lighting and other treats. 645-8073, leweschamber.com

Community Unity Spaghetti Dinner
Dec. 2 Join friends for dinner, music and Santa at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. rehoboth.com

Rehoboth Hometown Christmas Parade
Dec. 4 Dozens of local groups, bands and other participants do it up with music, costumes and all kinds of fun. rehoboth.com

Milton Christmas Parade
Dec. 5 See marching bands and bright red fire trucks, and businesses and residents all decked out for the holidays. 684-1101, historicmilton.com

Beebe Holiday of Lights
Dec. 6 This 17th annual event takes place at the Beebe Medical Center in Lewes. 644-2900, beebemed.org

Selbyville Christmas Parade
Dec. 7 Marching bands, antique cars, beauty queens, elaborate floats and Santa Claus take over Church Street. townofselbyville.com

It’s Good to be First on Front!
Dec. 7 Celebrate Delaware Day on Front Street in Lewes. 645-0576, leweschamber.com

Festival of Trees
Dec. 7-9 The Sussex County Festival of Trees features an opening-night party, a gingerbread house competition, a wine tasting and vendors over three days at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. delawarehospice.org

Rehoboth Art League Holiday Open House
Dec. 8 Art, family activities, music and refreshments await visitors to the RAL. 227-8408, rehobothartleague.org

Holly Festival
Dec. 8 Tons of Christmas craft vendors fill the Milton Fire Hall. 684-1101, historicmilton.com

Overfalls Anchor Drop
Dec. 31 Welcome in the new year on the Lightship Overfalls in Lewes. overfalls.org

Lewes Polar Bear Plunge
Feb. 3 Take a run into the chilly waters at Rehoboth Beach to benefit Special Olympics Delaware. 831-4653, plungede.org

editor’s pick Oyster Eat
Feb. 22 Since 1937, men have eaten their fill at the Georgetown Fire Co. during this annual fundraising event. georgetown77.com

editor’s pick Shrimp Feast
Feb. 22 And ladies devour all the shrimp they can at the Lewes Fire Department. 645-6556, lewesfire.com

Rehoboth Chocolate Festival
March 2 Indulge in all kinds of chocolate delights at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. rehoboth.com

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