May 21 | A Day in Old New Castle
Enjoy private home and garden tours, carriage rides, plein air artists, food and shopping during the oldest home and garden tour in the state. For more, visit historicnewcastlealliance.org.
May 20-22 | Plein Air Arts Festival Paint Out!
This Rehoboth Art League competition gives at least 50 artists the opportunity to win prizes. But you don’t have to be one of them. You can watch artists at work, purchase their completed art or simply enjoy Rehoboth Beach through the eyes of the contestants. Rehoboth Beach Main Street and the Rehoboth Art League sponsor the event. For more, call 227-8408, or visit rehobothartleague.org.
June 4 | Bethany Beach Seaside Craft Show
More than 100 fine craft exhibitors take over the Bethany Beach boardwalk for this popular juried fine crafts event. Enjoy a day of shopping while taking in some fresh air. For more, visit townofbethanybeach.com.
June 3-July 17 | Members Fine Craft Exhibit
The Rehoboth Art League will exhibit works by many local artists at its Corkran and Tubbs galleries. The opening reception takes place June 3. For more, call 227-8408, or visit rehobothartleague.org.
June 11 | Best of the Beach: Beebe Art Auction
The Beebe Medical Foundation and the Rehoboth Art League’s 22nd annual Art Auction includes dinner and dancing. That means fine art, fine food and proceeds that benefit two fine organizations. For more, call 644-2900.
July 12-13 | Cottage Tour
This annual Rehoboth Art League event features splendid looks at local architecture and lovely gardens. For more, call 227-8408, or visit rehobothartleague.org.
July 27-28 | Beach & Bay Cottage Tour
This tour of 10 outstanding homes in the Bethany Beach-Fenwick Island area benefits the Friends of the South Coastal Library. For more, call 537-5828, or visit beachandbaycottagetour.com.
Sept. 18 | Delaware Green Fest
The Home Builders Association of Delaware helps make living green doable. The event held at Legislative Hall in Dover will offer information on building or buying green homes, energy-saving tips, tax information, and food and activities for the youngest environmentalists. For more, call 678-1520, or visit hbade.org.