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Coastal Delaware Events

Coastal Delaware Events

There is always something exciting going on in coastal Delaware. Everything from festivals, arts & crafts to fireworks extravaganzas can be enjoyed in Lewes, Rehoboth, Dewey, Bethany and Fenwick Beaches. Listed below is a calendar of significant events taking place in the different areas.

Rehoboth Walking Food Tour
On-Going Event: 1/1/2018 - 12/30/2018
Tuesdays, Fridays & Sundays year-round. A 3-hour culinary adventure. Food tastings, wine, beer & cocktails followed by a delicious lunch. $49. Advance purchase required.  Downtown Rehoboth Beach. 800-979-3370  www.eatingrehoboth.com
Historic Lewes Farmers Market
On-Going Event: 5/5/2018 - 9/29/2018
Saturdays. Locally grown foods. 8am-12pm. Oct. 7- Nov. 18 open 9am-noon at Shields Elementary School parking lot.  George H.P. Smith Park, Lewes. 302-644-1436  www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org
Yoga on the Beach
On-Going Event: 5/25/2018 - 9/11/2018
Daily. Welcome the day with asanas & flowing movement or sun salutations.  Bethany Beach bandstand. 302-539-8011  www.townofbethanybeach.com
Bethany Beach Farmers Market
On-Going Event: 6/3/2018 - 9/2/2018
Sundays. Local fruits, vegetables, flowers & other locally sourced items. 8am-12pm.  Garfield Pkwy. & Pennsylvania Ave. 302-539-8011  www.townofbethanybeach.com
Family Movie Night on the Beach
On-Going Event: 6/4/2018 - 8/20/2018
Mondays. Bring beach chair or blanket. Start approx. 8:30pm.  Dagsworthy St., Dewey Beach. 302-227-6446  www.beach-fun.com
Rehoboth Beach Farmers Market
On-Going Event: 6/5/2018 - 10/30/2018
Tuesdays. Rain or shine. Over 35 vendors selling vegetables, fruit, meat, seafood, prepared foods & baked goods. 12-4pm.  Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach. 302-249-7878  www.rbfarmersmarket.com
Summer Concert Series
On-Going Event: 6/5/2018 - 8/28/2018
Tuesdays 7-9pm. Free. Bring a beach chair.  Stango Park, Lewes. 302-645-8073  www.leweschamber.com
Cinema Art Theater Independent Film Screenings
On-Going Event: 6/6/2018 - 9/2/2018
Wednesdays-Sundays. Multiple screenings Wed.-Sat. One screening Sun. Check online for showtimes. Snacks available for purchase. Admission.  Cinema Art Theater, Lewes. 302-645-9095  www.rehobothfilm.com
Summer Concert Series
On-Going Event: 6/8/2018 - 9/2/2018
Fridays-Sundays. Live entertainment 7:30pm. Memorial Day weekend shows Sat. & Sun. only.  Bethany Beach bandstand. 302-539-8011  www.townofbethanybeach.com
Movies on the Beach
On-Going Event: 6/11/2018 - 8/27/2018
Mondays. Movie starts at dusk.   Beach off Garfield Pkwy., Bethany Beach. 302-539-8011  www.townofbethanybeach.com
Bonfires on the Beach
On-Going Event: 6/12/2018 - 8/22/2018
Tuesdays & Wednesdays. Bring beach chairs & marshmallows. 7-9pm.  Dagsworthy St., Dewey Beach. 302-227-6446  www.beach-fun.com
Bonfire on the Beach
On-Going Event: 6/14/2018 - 8/30/2018
Thursdays 8-10pm.  Campbell Place. 302-539-8011  www.townofbethanybeach.com
Wine Tasting & Art Auction
7/18/2018
Benefits Kinfolk. Tickets $30 at the door. 5:30-8:30pm.  Virden Conference Center, Lewes. 302-645-6971  www.beach-fun.com
10th Annual Seafood and Arts Festival
7/21/2018
Fresh seafood, live music, fun activities for kids, artists & vendors. 10am-5pm.  Indian River Marina, Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-3071  www.destateparks.com
Angola by the Bay Craft Fair
7/21/2018
Over 100 potters, jewelers & carpenters. Free. Refreshments available. 9am-3pm.  Woodland Circle, Lewes. 302-945-2700  www.angolabythebay.org
Dewey Beach Patrol 10k/5k
7/21/2018
Ten Sisters of Dewey Beach Run/Walk Series 2018. Registration 7am. Race 8am. Entry fee.   Dewey Beach. 302-654-6400  www.races2run.com
27th Annual Beach & Bay Cottage Tour
7/25/2018 - 7/26/2018
Benefits the Friends of the South Coastal Library. Tour exceptional homes. Tickets $30. 9:30am-4pm.   Bethany Beach. 302-537-5828  www.beachandbaycottagetour.com
80th Annual Members Fine Art Exhibition
On-Going Event: 7/27/2018 - 9/3/2018
Daily. A variety of mediums by over 125 of the Rehoboth Art League?s member artists. Open to the public.  Corkran & Tubbs Galleries, Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-8408  www.rehobothartleague.org
16th The College Day 5k and Kiddie K
7/29/2018
Ten Sisters of Dewey Beach Run/Walk Series 2018. Wear your college colors for special prizes. Registration 7am. Ivy 5k race 8am. Kiddie K 7:50am. Entry fee for Ivy 5k.  Dewey Beach. 302-654-6400  www.races2run.com
2018 Outdoor Antiques Show
8/4/2018
High-quality antique dealers feature 18th to early 20th century antiques. 9am-4pm. Admission $5, children under 12 free.   Lewes Historical Society Complex, Lewes. 302-645-7670  www.historiclewes.org
45th Annual Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Show
8/4/2018 - 8/5/2018
100 artists. Refreshments, music & children's entertainment. Sat. 10am-5pm. Sun. 10am-4pm. Admission.  Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-8408  www.rehobothartleague.org
Run For The Paws 5k & 1-Mile Pet Walk
8/4/2018
Registration 6:45-7:45am. Race 8am. Starboard Restaurant hosts post-race party & awards.  Dewey Beach. 302-644-8952  www.seashorestriders.com
10th Annual Greene Turtle Run 10k/5k
8/5/2018
Benefits the Harry K Foundation. Registration 7:15am. Race 8:15am. Entry fee.  Lewes. 302-654-6400  www.races2run.com
Brews, BBQ and Bushes
8/5/2018
Relaxed event with classes on shrubbery, a shrub sale, plenty of food & drink. 4-7pm.  East Coast Garden Center, Millsboro.  302-945-3489  www.eastcoastgardencenter.com
Zap Amateur World Championships of Skimboarding
8/10/2018 - 8/12/2018
Riders meet 8:30am. Competition 9am.  Dewey Beach. 302-227-4011  www.skimusa.org
44th Annual Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Show
8/11/2018 - 8/12/2018
100 artists. Refreshments, music & children's entertainment. Sat. 10am-5pm. Sun. 10am-4pm. Admission.  Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-8408  www.rehobothartleague.org
East of Maui SUP Sprint Challenge
8/15/2018
4pm. 2-mile stand-up paddleboard race & 1-mile race for beginners. Complimentary dinner buffet.  North Beach Restaurant, Dewey Beach. 302-245-0304  www.rehoboth.com
5th Breast Fest 5k
8/18/2018
Ten Sisters of Dewey Beach Run/Walk Series 2018. Wear something pink. Registration 7am. Race 8am. Entry fee.  Dewey Beach. 302-654-6400  www.races2run.com
Am Skate Jam
8/18/2018
12pm. All-amateur skate contest with street & bowl events.  Epworth Skate Park, Rehoboth Beach. 302-245-0304  www.rehoboth.com
RBVFC Fire Fightin' 5K Run/Walk
8/19/2018
8am. Benefits Rehoboth Beach Volunteer Fire Company. Registration 6:30am-7:55am at Station 86. Tech T's, water stops, refreshments & post-race party.   Rehoboth Beach. 302-644-8952  www.seashorestriders.com
Bargains on the Broadkill Summer Festival
8/25/2018
9am-3pm. Over 50 vendors, jewelry, goodies & food. Great Duck Race offers cash prizes. Top prize $500.   Milton Memorial Park, Milton. 302-684-1101  www.historicmilton.com
Children's Beach House Beach Barbecue
8/25/2018
Music, food & drinks. 6:30-10pm. Admission.  Children's Beach House, Lewes. 302-645-9184  www.cbhinc.org
Sundance Racing Festival: Land & Sea
8/26/2018
5k run; 1-mile walk; half-mile swim; or biathlon. All events at 8am.  Rehoboth Beach. 302-644-8952  www.seashorestriders.com
Summer's End 5k
9/2/2018
Ten Sisters of Dewey Beach Run/Walk Series 2018. Registration 7am. Race 8am. Entry fee.   Dewey Beach. 302-654-6400  www.races2run.com
Movies on the Beach
9/7/2018 - 9/28/2018
Fridays. Movie starts at dusk.   Bethany Beach bandstand. 302-539-8011  www.townofbethanybeach.com
12th Annual Chocolate Tasting & Bake Sale
9/8/2018
1-4pm. In the Officer's Club.   Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes. 302-644-2356  www.friendsofcapehenlopen.org
40th Annual Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival
9/8/2018
10am-5pm. Over 100 artists displaying jewelry, glass, pottery, paintings, and much more. Live music, interactive mural, and a silent auction.  Downtown Bethany Beach. 302-539-2100  www.bethanybeachartsfestival.com
40th Annual Sandcastle & Sculpture Contest
9/8/2018
8:30am-5pm. Winners announced 5pm.   Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-6446  www.beach-fun.com
41st Gary P Lister Bottle & Cork 10-Miler & 5k
9/8/2018
Ten Sisters of Dewey Beach Run/Walk Series 2018. Registration 6:45am. Race 8am. Entry fee.   Dagsworthy St., Dewey Beach. 302-654-6400  www.races2run.com
Lighthouse Sunset Cruise
9/8/2018
Call to reserve space. $35 each. Bring drinks & snacks. 7-9pm.  Anglers Fishing Center, Lewes. 302-226-3866  www.delawarebaylights.org
Cannonball 5k Run & Trenny Elliott Memorial Walk
9/9/2018
Registration 7:30am. Race 8:30am. Designed to be a tour of Historic Lewes.  Lewes Historical Society Complex, Lewes. 302-645-7670  www.historiclewes.org
20th Annual Chautauqua Tent Shows
9/13/2018 - 9/15/2018
Unique education & entertainment under a large tent with reenactors who personify celebrated historical WWI era figures.  Zwaanendael Park, Lewes. 302-645-8073  www.leweschamber.com
6th Annual Lewes Dragon Boat Festival
9/16/2018
9am-2pm. Teams race traditional dragon boats for fun, fitness & fundraising. Benefits Sussex Academy.  Canalfront Park, Downtown Lewes. 302-856-3636  www.lewesdragonboat.com
41st Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner
9/17/2018
Pre-tournament dinner & auction Sun. 5pm. Tournament 12:30pm Mon. Benefits Meals on Wheels. Registration required.  Rehoboth Beach Yacht and Country Club, Rehoboth Beach. 302-645-7449  www.beachmeals.com
19th Annual Jean and Joan Golf Tournament
9/24/2018
11am. Benefits Tunnell Cancer Center. Entry fee includes green & cart fees, lunch, memorial gift, snacks, drinks, post cocktail & dinner with silent & live auction.  Kings Creek Country Club, Rehoboth Beach. 302-644-2900  www.beebemedicalfoundation.org
Greyhounds Reach the Beach
10/4/2018 - 10/7/2018
Celebrate greyhound adoption. Top speakers, small group seminars, vendors & ice cream social. 11am-5pm.  Dewey Beach.   www.grtb.org
42nd Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale
10/5/2018 - 10/7/2018
Great deals & fabulous finds. 10am-8pm. Times may vary per store.  Downtown Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-6446  www.beach-fun.com
Dewey Goes Pink
10/6/2018
5k race or 1.5-mile walk. Proceeds fight against breast cancer.  The Starboard, Dewey Beach. 302-644-6844  www.debreastcancer.org
Lewes Fall Craft Fair
10/6/2018
Crafts, festive live music & food. 9am-4pm. Admission $5. Children 12 & under Free.  Lewes Historical Society Complex, Lewes. 302-645-7670  www.historiclewes.org
Oktoberfest
10/6/2018
Authentic Munich feel, German fare from local restaurants, Dogfish Head brews, wines, oom-pah band, Bavarian folk dancing & children's activities.  Lewes Canalfront Park, Lewes. 302-645-2795  www.lewescanalfrontpark.org
Bark on the Boards
10/7/2018
Enjoy a leisurely stroll on the boardwalk. Plus fun activities. 12-2pm.  Lake Gerar Park, Rehoboth Beach. 302-856-6361  www.delspca.org
Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival
10/11/2018 - 10/14/2018
Celebrating over 25 years of smooth jazz at different venues throughout the area. Fashion Show & more.  Rehoboth Beach.   www.rehobothjazz.com
29th Annual Sea Witch Festival
10/26/2018 - 10/28/2018
Parade, cackling contest, best costumed dog parade, face painting, games, arts & crafts, food & music. 10am-5pm.  Downtown Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-6446  www.beach-fun.com
Children's Fantasy Trail
10/27/2018 - 10/28/2018
Trick-or-Treat for candy & toys with storybook characters along a jack-o-lantern lined trail. Singing, juggling & magic. Sat. 6-8pm. Sun. 6-7:30pm. $5 admission.  Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes. 302-645-8073  www.leweschamber.com
Trunks for Treats
10/31/2018
Safe, non-gory, fun-filled Halloween. 6-8pm.   Conley's United Methodist Church, Lewes. 302-945-1881  www.conleysumc.org
Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival
11/1/2018 - 11/11/2018
Showcasing the best American & international films including features, documentaries & shorts. Entertaining & fun activities, delicious food & craft beers.   Movies at Midway, Rehoboth Beach. 302-645-9095  www.rehobothfilm.com
3rd Annual Delaware Resorts 55+ Expo
11/3/2018
Premier showcase of products & services to enhance the life of the 55+ community. Free. 9am-5pm.  Cape Henlopen High School. 302-236-0857  www.rehobothtoday.com/55expo
Holiday Fair Art & Craft Show
11/3/2018 - 11/4/2018
Over 30 artisans including jewelry, glasswork, pottery, clay sculpture, painting & woodworking. 10am-4pm. Admission.  Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-8408  www.rehobothartleague.org
31st Annual Beebe Ball
11/17/2018
6-10pm. Party band Blue Label. Decadent dining, exciting auctions & gaming tables.  Nassau Valley Vineyards, Lewes. 302-645-3300  www.beebehce.org
Holiday Tree Lighting & Sing-A-Long
11/23/2018
Holiday sing-along &l tree lighting at the bandstand. 6:30pm.  Downtown Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-6181  www.cityofrehoboth.com
It's a Wonderful Life
11/30/2018 - 12/2/2018
Live theater. Call to buy tickets. Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm. Sun. 2pm.  Possum Hall, Georgetown. 302-856-4560  www.possumpointplayers.org
Winter White Sale
11/30/2018
100+ local & regional artists. Funds support CBH. 6:30-9:30pm.  Lewes. 302-645-9184  www.cbhinc.org
8th Annual Open House Hospitality Day
12/1/2018
10am-4pm. Corkran, Ventures & Tubbs Galleries. See website for details.  Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach. 302-227-8408  www.rehobothartleague.org
Animal Lovers Fur Ball
12/1/2018
Black tie, sit-down dinner, open bar, live music, dancing, & silent auction. Go online for more details.  Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, Rehoboth Beach. 302-856-6361  www.delspca.org
Christmas Tour of Lewes
12/1/2018
Self-guided tour through historic homes decorated for the season. Christmas antiques & collectibles sale & bake sale.   Lewes. 302-645-7670  www.historiclewes.org
Lewes Christmas Parade
12/1/2018
5-6:45pm. Parade 5pm. Immediately following will be the Christmas Tree lighting in Zwaanendael Park & caroling around the tree.   Lewes. 302-645-8073  www.leweschamber.com
Milton Holly Festival
12/8/2018
9am-3pm. Crafts, artwork, jewelry & holiday gifts. Food available. Santa will be there.   Front St., Milton. 302-684-1101  www.historicmilton.com
Seashore Marathon and 1/2 Marathon
12/8/2018
7am. Tech shirts & medals for all who finish.   Rehoboth Beach.   www.rbmarathon.com
Dewey Ball Drop
12/31/2018
Festivities begin 11:30pm.  Dewey Beach. 302-228-3701  www.deweybusinesspartnership.com
Dewey Dunk
1/1/2019
Registration 11am. Begins at noon. $20 fee includes bonfire, T-shirt & wristband for post-dunk discounts at Dewey restaurants & businesses.  Dewey Beach. 302-228-3701  www.deweybusinesspartnership.com

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