Summer Fun

A season full of festivals, concerts, plays, exhibitions and races offers something for everyone.


Thru July 7
Rehoboth Beach Farmer’s Market
Thirty vendors sell vegetables, fruit, cheese, meat, seafood, prepared foods, baked goods, plants and flowers every Tuesday, noon-4 p.m. Also find chef demos, live music and a “green” tent. For more, visit

Thru Aug. 25
Lewes Summer Music
From concert bands to rock bands, Tuesday nights in Lewes are for music-lovers. For more, call 645-2733, or visit

Thru Aug. 30
Yoga at Sunrise
Rise and shine—and bend and flex—6-7 a.m. every Friday-Sunday, plus July 4 and Labor Day Monday, at the Bethany Beach Bandstand. For more, call 537-7838.

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Thru Oct. 10
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
Vendors include Calliope Organic Farm of Salisbury, Md., and Backyard Jams and Jellies of Milton. Visit every Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon at 110 Shipcarpenter St. For more, call 664-1436, or visit

June 3
Classic at Baywood Greens
Support the Beebe Medical Foundation with a day on the at beautiful Baywood Greens in Long Neck. For more, call 644-2900, or visit

June 6
Annual Youth Fishing Tournament
Kids up to age 15 enjoy a day of fishing the upper Broadkill River at the Milton Municipal Park. Everything is free: bait, hooks, weights, hot dogs, soda, train rides and more. Just bring a fishing pole. For more, call 945-3632 or 684-8419, or visit

June 6
Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show
More than 100 fine craft exhibitors take over the boardwalk. For more, visit

June 7
Taste of Coastal Delaware
The 10th annual event offers gourmet tastings from more than 20 restaurants, wine and beer samples, live music and giveaways at the Marketplace at Sea Colony, Bethany Beach. For more, call 539-2100, or visit

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June 7
Anne Hanna Lecture
Local artist Hanna presents a lecture and film on the late Andrew Wyeth at Community Lutheran Church in Frankford. For more, call 644-0256, or visit

June 7
Taste of Lewes

Features cuisine, beer and wine from local restaurants, breweries and vintners at UD’s Virden Center. For more, call 645-2795, or visit

Espuma is one of more than 20 places participating in Downtown Rehoboth Restaurant Week.June 7-13
Downtown Rehoboth Restaurant Week

Three-course prix-fixe meals at more than 20 eateries in the “Restaurant Capital of Delaware.” For more, call 227-2233, or visit

June 8
Walt Wagamon Golf Classic

Enjoy breakfast, a round of golf at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach, barbecue lunch and prizes to benefit the Wellness Community Delaware. For more, call 645-9150, or visit

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June 11
Children’s Beach House Golf Classic

Play a round for the organization that helps children with special needs in Delaware. For more, call 645-9184, or visit

June 13
Best of the Beach Art Auction

The 20th annual event for the Beebe Medical Foundation and Rehoboth Art League features fine art, dinner, dancing and live and silent auctions. For more, call 644-2900, or visit

June 13, July 11, Aug. 8
Second Saturdays Destination Art Walk

Visit a dozen downtown Rehoboth art galleries 6 p.m.-9 p.m. for specials, receptions and more. Call 227-2772, or visit

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Selbyville’s Old Timers’ DayJune 20
Selbyville’s Old Timers’ Day

Live music, crafts, food, games and modern and antique cars highlight the day. For more, call 436-8314, or visit

June 20
Delaware Seaside Train Show

More than 150 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 visit

June 20
June Jam

Johnny Duke and the Aces, Deb Callahan, Hyjinx and more jam out at G&R Campground in Houston. For more, visit, or call 284-5863.

June 21
Facade Art Show

View works by local artists at the Bellmoor Inn at 6 Christian St., Rehoboth Beach. For more, call 227-2772, or visit

Chautauqua Tent Show June 21-25
Chautauqua Tent Show

Enjoy musical theater re-enactments nightly, plus music, picnics, speakers, crafts, activities and more at Zwaanendael Museum Park and Lewes Historical Society. Call 645-8073, or visit

June 25, July 23, Aug. 27
Poetry at the Beach

Six Delaware poets, including JoAnn Balingit and Maggie Rowe, share their works at various locations. For more, call 227-8408.

June 26-27
Lewes Seafaring Days

Learn about Lewes’ maritime history at the Lewes Historical Society. For more, call 645-7670, or visit

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July 3
Fourth of July Parade

Catch the parade in Bethany Beach, beginning at noon. For more, visit

July 4
Lewes Fourth of July Events

Your itinerary: Head to the Historic Lewes Farmers Market first, then get the kids engaged in activities on Second Street. Next, shop Lewes’ unique boutiques and galleries, view the boat parade on the canal at 2 p.m., and conclude with the Lewes Doo-Dah Parade, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. For more, visit

July 4
St. Peter’s Art and Artisan Show

The show features more than 130 regional artists and artisans, a luncheon and a silent auction at St. Peter’s Church on Second Street in Lewes. Call 645-8479, or visit

July 4
Rehoboth Beach Downtown Fireworks

Gather on the Boardwalk and shoreline to view the show, which starts around 9:15 p.m. The Funsters perform afterward at the Bandstand For more, call 227-2233, or visit

July 4
Rooftop Fireworks Party

Maximize the Rehoboth Beach show with cocktails, music and a view from the top of the Atlantic Sands Hotel for $25 per person. For more, visit

Sidewalk Art & Artisan Show July 4-24
Sidewalk Art & Artisan Show

Lewes shops and galleries display their wares. For more, visit

Beach and Bay Cottage TourJuly 7-8
Rehoboth Art League Cottage Tour

Tour unique homes and gardens in the Rehoboth Beach area. For more, call 227-8408, or visit

July 9-11
Lewes Antiques Show and Sale

Find your treasure at Bethel United Methodist Church, 129 W. Fourth St. For more, call 645-9426, or visit

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July 11
Lewes Historical Society Craft Fair

Enjoy crafts, live music, food and fun 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the society’s grounds. For more, call 645-7670, or visit

July 16
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 Bethany Beach. For more, call 644-2900, or visit

July 22
Wine Tasting and Art Auction

Taste wines and browse to buy blown glass, jewelry, framed art and more at Nassau Valley Vineyards, U.S. 9, Nassau, to benefit KINfolk. For more, call 645-6971, or visit

July 22-23
Beach and Bay Cottage Tour

Visit 10 exceptional homes in the Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island area. For more, call 537-5828, or visit

July 27-Aug. 2
All Saints Antiques Show

Furniture, china, jewelry and glassware is for sale at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. For more, call 227-7202, or visit

July 30
Decked Out: A Benefit for the Bays

Enjoy a night of fine foods and auctions for the Center for the Inland Bays, at 39375 Inlet Road, Rehoboth Beach. For more, call 226-8105, or visit

Annual Sandcastle ContestAug. 1
Annual Sandcastle Contest

Register at 8:30 a.m. to start creating at the north end of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk by the Henlopen Hotel. For more, call 227-2233, or visit

Aug. 1
Antiques Show

The Lewes Historical Society’s oldest continuing tradition features quality dealers from the Mid-Atlantic and runs 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more, call 645-7670, or visit

Aug. 8-9, 15-16
Annual Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show

View works from 120 artists and craft persons, and enjoy live entertainment and refreshments on the Rehoboth Art League grounds. For more, call 227-8408, or visit

Aug. 29
The Beach Barbecue

Give summer a proper sendoff while supporting the Children’s Beach House Sandcastle Program with a fun evening of live music, fine food, drinks and friends. 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 19 DSPA Steel the Show
June 20 Newark Community Band
June 21 Milford Community Band
June 24 1st State Harmonizers
June 26 Giant Steps
June 27 Maryland Community Band
June 28 U.S. Navy Cruisers
July 1 287th Delaware Army National Guard Show Band
July 3 Philadelphia Brass Band
July 5 U.S. Navy’s Country Current
July 8 287th Delaware Army National Guard Rock Band
July 10 Tim Laushey Orchestra
July 11 Annapolis Blue Grass Band
July 12 Al Santoro & the Hi-Liters
July 15 Kidsinger Jim
July 17 Gerald Hocker & the Jamboree Boys
July 18 Fabulous Dialtones
July 19 Acoustic Dialtones
July 24 Mystic Warriors
July 26 U.S. Naval Academy’s Next Wave
July 28 The Magic of Mike & Donna
July 31 City of Fairfax Band
Aug. 1 Captain Quint Jimmy Buffet tribute
Aug. 2 USNA Electric Brigade
Aug. 5 Thunderbolts youth gymnastics
Aug. 7 Buddy Holly tribute
Aug. 8 Jesse Garron’s Elvis tribute
Aug. 9 American Songbook: 100 Years of Broadway
Aug. 14 U.S. Navy Commodores
Aug. 15 Over Time
Aug. 16 Dakkota
Aug. 22 A Gala with Three Tenors
Aug. 23 Zydeco A-Go-Go
Aug. 28 Cole Younger Band
Aug. 30 Joe Baione
Sept. 5 Fabmania Beatles tribute

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Robert Randolph will play the Bottle & Cork on July 17.Bottle & Cork
1807 Highway One, Dewey Beach, 227-7272
June 5 Pat McGee Band
June 9 Citizen Cope
June 12 Cowboy Mouth, Virginia Coalition
June 19 Bruce in the USA Springsteen Tribute
June 25 Old 97’s
July 8 Lez Zeppelin
July 9 Dark Star Orchestra
July 16 Eric Church
July 17 Robert Randolph & the Family Band
July 18 George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
July 24 James Otto
Aug. 6 Keller Williams

Clear Space Productions
Bayside, Fenwick Island, 436-3015; Epworth United Methodist Church, Rehoboth Beach, 644-3810; Schwartz Center for the Arts, Dover, 678-5152
July 16-17, 23-26, Aug. 1-2 “Oliver!”

Community Lutheran Church
30897 Omar Road, Frankford, 644-0256
July 19 Bowman-Braddock Flute & Guitar Duo
Aug. 2 Mary Kay Mann, Celtic harp and song

Delaware Comedy Theatre
June 11, July 9, Aug. 13 Family Comedy Jam: Interactive Improv Comedy for All Ages at Rehoboth Library
June 26 DCT Unbagged at Wahoo’s Raw Bar & Crab Company
June 30 Family Comedy Jam at Seaford Library
July 3 DCT’s All Star Anniversary Show
July 8 Family Comedy Jam at Frankford Library
July 24 DCT Unbagged at Wahoo’s
Aug. 28 DCT Unbagged at Wahoo’s

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Milton Theatre
110 Union St., Milton, 684-3400
June 6 Roslyn Kind
June 12-13 Arden Club Theatre presents “Prelude to a Kiss.”
June 20 Tribute to African American Female Jazz Singers
July 11 Best In Summer Short Film Festival
July 24-Aug. 2 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 644-2288
June 10 First State Force Band, kickoff for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
June 12 Cat Country Delmarva Star Contest
June 19 Love Seed Mama Jump
June 20 The Jumpers Orchestra
June 21 The Chromatics
June 26 Maryland Community Band
June 27 The Dover Allstars
June 28 The Generations
July 3 Jesse Garron Elvis Tribute
July 4 U.S. Navy Country Current pre-fireworks, The Funsters post-fireworks
July 5 Delaware National Guard 287th Army Band
July 10 U.S. Navy Commodores
July 11 Tim Laushey Orchestra
July 12 Milford Community Band
July 16 “Footloose” film screening
July 17 Key West Band
July 18 Contagious
July 19 Matt Wigler
July 24 Annapolis Bluegrass
July 25 Mystic Warriors
July 26 Art Curley Combo
July 31 Liverpool Beat Beatles Tribute
Aug. 1 The City of Fairfax Band
Aug. 2 The Real Geniuses
Aug. 7 U.S. Navy Sea Chanters
Aug. 8 North of Mason Dixon
Aug. 9 Oh Boy, a Buddy Holly Tribute
Aug. 13 “Mamma Mia!” film screening
Aug. 14 Julian Fleisher
Aug. 15 U.S. Army Field Band-Soldiers Chorus
Aug. 16 Leaving Texas
Aug. 21 Captain Quint
Aug. 22 The New Relics
Aug. 23 Del. Symphony Orchestra Ensemble
Aug. 28 Volunteers of the U.S. Army Field Band
Aug. 29 Mario Rocco

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Galleries, Museums, Historical Sites 

Coastal Camera Club
Nassau Valley Vineyards, 32165 Winery Way, Lewes, 684-4496
June 2-28 Summer Photography Exhibit

East Coast Garden Center
30366 Cordrey Road, Millsboro, 945-3489
June 12 Conifers and Cabernet
June 21 Father’s Day specials
June 27-28 Flower Blow-out Sale

Gallery One
117 Atlantic Ave., Ocean View, 537-5055    
Thru June 3 Grand Opening, Anniversary show
June 4-July 1 “People and Places”
July 2-Aug. 3 “Good Old Summer Time”
Aug. 4-Sept. 2 “At the Beach”

Kalmar Nyckel
Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, 429-7447
Aug. 18-Sept. 27 Day Sails daily and Pirate Sails on select dates

“Between Fences” a Smithsonian traveling exhibit, is on display at the Milton Historical Society through July 11.Milton Historical Society
210 Union St., Milton, 684-1010
Thru July 11 “Between Fences” is a Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit that is personalized by each sponsoring city.
June 12 Michael Dixon lectures on “The Mason-Dixon Line: The Story Behind the Boundary.”
June 13 Milton Walking Tour
July 11 Fencing workshop led by Libby Zando
July 18 Milton Walking Tour
Aug. 15 Milton Walking Tour
August-October “Milton’s Great Fire of 1909”

Peninsula Gallery
520 E. Savannah Road, Lewes, 645-0551
Thru June 30 Fine Arts and Crafts by Delaware By Hand
July 3-28 “By the Water’s Edge,” oils, pastels, photography
Aug. 1-Sept. 2 “Still…Life,” oils, watercolors, photography

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
11978 Turkle Pond Road, Milton, 684-8419
June 11 Lecture Series: “Antarctica and Seabirds of the Southern Oceans”

Rehoboth Art League
12 Dodds Lane, Rehoboth Beach, 227-8408
June 5-6 “Silver Overlay Rings” class
June 5-July 19 Members’ Craft Exhibit; Member Sales Gallery
June 14 Larry Horowitz on painting with oils.
June 15-17 Workshop with Larry Horowitz
June 22-26 “Watercolor: The Dance Between Perfection and Surrender!” class
July 20-22 “Basic Precious Metal Clay” class
July 20-24 “Continuing Drawing” class
July 20-24 “Beginning Watercolor” class
July 24-Sept. 6 Members’ Fine Art Exhibit; Phyllis Berger: “Rocks, Sea, Sky: Celtic Landscapes”

Rehoboth Beach Theatre of the Arts
20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-9310
June 13 Karen Durrant: The Ladies Of Motown
June 20 Three Tenors and a Diva
June 27 Rod Stewart and Tom Jones Tribute  

Compiled by Becki Davis with Cordelia Harris.

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