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Fall Beach Events




Kalmar Nyckel

​Board this replica of the Kalmar Nyckel, a gun-armed merchant vessel originally built in 1651, while it docks in Lewes. Guests are encouraged to act as part of the crew by hauling lines and setting sail.
Sept. 3-7


Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral

Let the combined forces of three Dixieland bands send summer off in style with fellow “mourners.” Process along the Bethany Beach boardwalk from the north end toward summer’s final resting place at the bandstand.
Sept. 4


Bethany Boardwalk Arts Festival

Jewelry, glass, pottery, watercolor, photography, woodworking and many more works of art created by over 100 artists will be displayed along the Bethany Beach boardwalk.
Sept. 12


Dewey Beach Music Conference and Festival

Come to enjoy the music or further your music career with performances, meet-and-greets and trade shows at this critically acclaimed music festival.
Sept. 24-26



Elvis Festival

Twenty-one different Elvis impersonators on two stages at the Rusty Rudder compete for cash and prizes. You won’t want to leave the building.
Oct. 2-3


Fall Craft Fair

Craft buyers and visitors alike will love the shade trees, gardens, live music and delicious food.
Oct. 3


Coast Day

Discover what magical marine resources the Delaware coastline has to offer at the University of Delaware’s Lewes campus. Meet sea-dwelling animals, enjoy live music and experience seafood favorites by local chefs.
Oct. 4


Greyhounds Reach the Beach

Dewey and Rehoboth beaches are for the dogs in this celebration of greyhounds and their families.
Oct. 8-11


Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival

Performances by notable musicians such as Bettye La Vette and Art Sherrod Jr. make this 26-year-old jazz festival the coolest place to be this fall.
Oct. 15-18


Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler’s Festival

Old-fashioned beach games, a costume parade and two nights of trick-or-treating turn Rehoboth and Dewey into a fun-filled, family friendly festival every Halloween.
Oct. 23-25



Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival

Featuring many of the best American and international films, this award-winning festival is swiftly becoming one of the top cultural events in the region.
Nov. 7-15


Rehoboth Beach Holiday Tree Lighting

This hometown tradition takes place in front of the Bandstand Pavilion.
Nov. 27



Christmas Tour of Lewes

The Lewes Historical Society shows off historical houses decked out in holiday cheer during this self-guided tour.
Dec. 5


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