What to Do This Summer

There is always something happening at the beach. Here are some highlights.


Mondays: Movies on the Beach, 8:30 p.m., the beach at Dagsworthy Street, Dewey Beach, 227–2233, beach-fun.com

Tuesdays: Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market, noon–3 p.m., Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach, rbfarmersmarket.com

Tuesdays: Free Summer Concert Series, 7 p.m.–9 p.m., Stango Park, Lewes, ci.lewes.de.us

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Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Bonfire on the Beach, 7 p.m.–8 p.m., the beach at Dagsworthy Street, Dewey, beach-fun.com

Thursdays: Food Truck gatherings, 4 p.m.–7 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, Rehoboth Beach, 227-7743, eumcrb.org/foodtruckfridays

Fridays: Milton Farmers’ Market, 3 p.m.–6 p.m., Dogfish Head Brewery (off Chestnut Street) every week, Milton, 684-5168 (Karen Stoedter), miltondefarmersmarket.org

June 14–Aug. 30: Milton’s Truckin’ Tuesdays, 6 p.m.–8 p.m., Union and Magnolia streets, Milton, 684-1101, historicmilton.com

June 9–Sept. 9: Fenwick Island Farmers Market, Mondays and Fridays 8 a.m.–noon, Del. 1 and Essex Street, Fenwick Island, fenwickislandfarmersmarket.com

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June 12–Sept. 4: Bethany Beach Farmers Market, Sundays, 8 a.m.–noon, Garfield Parkway and Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach, bethanybeachfarmersmarket.com

Thru Nov. 19: Historic Lewes Farmers Market, Saturdays 8 a.m.–noon, George H.P. Smith Park, Dupont and Johnson avenues, Lewes, historiclewesfarmersmarket.org


June 4–5: Southside Shoot Out Skimboarding Competition, 8:30 a.m., Delaware Seashore State Park, skimusa.org

June 4: Beach Goes Blue, a benefit for MERR (Marine Education, Research & Rehabilitation Institute), noon until dark, multiple Rehoboth Beach locations, 227-6446, beach-fun.com

June 4: Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Bethany Beach Boardwalk, 539-8011, ext. 123 or townofbethanybeach.com

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June 4: Beebe Beach Bash, a benefit for the Beebe Medical Foundation, 6 p.m.–11 p.m., Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, Lewes, 644-2900, beebehce.org

June 5: Picnic in the Park, noon–3 p.m., Lewes Canalfront Park, Lewes, 645-2795, lewescanalfrontpark.org

June 5–12: Rehoboth Beach Restaurant Week, prix-fixe meals at participating restaurants in downtown Rehoboth Beach, downtownrb.com

June 9: Top Chef of the Culinary Coast, a benefit for Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth, 5 p.m.–8 p.m., mealsonwheels-lr.com

June 10–12: Rehoboth Beach Veg Fest, multiple locations in the Rehoboth area. The main festival is June 11 at Epworth Methodist Church, rehobothvegfest.org

June 18: Lewes Garden Tour, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., Lewes, 645-8073, leweschamber.com

June 18: The Hit Men, The Freeman Stage, Selbyville, freemanstage.org

June 19–23: 18th Annual Chautauqua Tent Shows, Zwaanendael Park and other downtown Lewes locations, 645-1148, history.delaware.gov

June 23: Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales Parade, 6 p.m.–8 p.m., starting at The Starboard, Dewey Beach

June 24–25: Paddle Second Chance, standup paddle board and kayak race to benefit Operation Second Chance, Holts Landing State Park, Millville, paddlesecondchance.com

June 25–26: Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass and Coastal Arts Festival, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.–3 p.m. on Sunday, Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, 645-7670, historiclewes.org


July 2: St. Peter’s 50th Annual Art Show, 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Lewes, 645-8479, stpeterslewes.org/ministries/art-show

July 2: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, The Freeman Stage, Selbyville, freemanstage.org

July 3: July 4 celebration, Rehoboth Beach, starts around 9:15 p.m., 227-2772, downtownrehoboth.com

July 4: Lewes Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Second Street, leweschamber.com

July 4: Bethany Beach Fourth of July, parade starts at noon, concert at the bandstand, bethany-fenwick.org

July 9: Running of the Bull and Kids Running of the Bull, The Starboard Restaurant, Dewey Beach, thestarboard.com

July 9: The White Party, benefiting the Joshua M. Freeman Foundation, 6:30 p.m., The Freeman Stage at Bayside, Selbyville, freemanstage.org

July 9: Lewes Summer Craft Fair, Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, Lewes, 645-7670, historiclewes.org

July 12–13: Annual Cottage Tour of Art, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., tour of private homes and cottages to benefit the Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, 227-8408, rehobothartleague.org

July 14: The Beach Boys, The Freeman Stage, Selbyville, freemanstage.org

July 14–16: 58th Annual Lewes Antiques Show & Sale, Bethel Fellowship Hall, Lewes, 129 W. Fourth St., Lewes, 430-1894, bethellews.org

July 23: The Marvin Gaye Experience, The Freeman Stage, Selbyville, freemanstage.org

July 26: Grace Potter, The Freeman Stage, Selbyville, freemanstage.org

July 27–28: Beach & Bay Cottage Tour, benefits the Friends of the South Coastal Library, 9:30 a.m.–4 p.m, 537-5828, beachandbaycottagetour.com


Aug. 5: A Temptations Revue with Bo Henderson, The Freeman Stage, Selbyville, freemanstage.org

Aug. 6: Lewes Historical Society Antique Show, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, Lewes, 645-7670, historiclewes.org

Aug. 6–7 and Aug.13–14: 43rd Annual Outdoor Fine Art and Fine Craft Show, benefits the Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, 227-8408, rehobothartleague.org

Aug. 10: The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, The Freeman Stage, Selbyville, freemanstage.org

Aug. 12: ABBA the Concert tribute, The Freeman Stage, Selbyville, freemanstage.org

Aug. 13–14: The Zap Amateur World Championship of Skimboarding, Dewey Beach, skimusa.org

Aug. 19: An Evening with Gladys Knight, The Freeman Stage, Selbyville, freemanstage.org

Aug. 27: The Wailers, The Freeman Stage, Selbyville, freemanstage.org


Sept. 2: The Drifters, The Freeman Stage, Selbyville, freemanstage.org

Sept. 4: Season Fireworks Finale with Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra & U.S. Army Blues Band, The Freeman Stage, Selbyville, freemanstage.org

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