BEACH GUIDE 2007: Summer Fun
A season full of concerts, plays, exhibits and races offers something for everyone.
June 1-3 Taste of Coastal Delaware
The biggest food event at the beach gets even better this year with Friday night prix-fixe dinners at select restaurants, the Bethany Craft Fair on Saturday and food finale under the tents on Sunday. For more, call 539-2100 or visit www.bethany-fenwick.org.
June 2 Bethany Seaside Craft Show
The show takes over the boardwalk with more than 80 fine craft exhibitions. For more, call 539-8011 or visit www.townofbethanybeach.com.
June 3 Taste of Lewes
Features cuisine, wine and beer selections from 15 restaurants, breweries and vintners, plus reggae music and an auction at the Virden Center from noon to 3 p.m. For more, call 645-2795.
June 8-9 Heritage Music Fest
Soul and Motown acts like Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson and Irma Thomas take over the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach. For more, call (800) 29-MUSIC, or visit www.rehobothjazz.com.
June 9 Best of the Beach
The 18th annual dinner and dance benefits the Beebe Medical Foundation and the Rehoboth Art League. The festivities spread across the Beebe Medical Center campus on Del. 24. For more, call 644-2900 or visit www.rehobothartleague.org.
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June 9 Hoopla! Rockin’ Rides Car Show
Check out antique and classic cars, plus smokin’ hot rods, or register your own car at the seventh annual show. For more, call 227-2233, (800) 441-1329 ext. 11, or visit www.beach-fun.com.
June 9 Milton Arts Guild Sidewalk Fine Art
A favorite in downtown Milton. For more, call 684-0590, or visit www.miltonartsguild.com.
June 14-16 Peninsula Bluegrass Festival
Two days of awesome bluegrass at the Marvel Carriage Museum, 510 S. Bedford St., Georgetown. For more, call 875-3708, or visit www.peninsulabluegrass.com.
June 16 Lewes Garden Tour
Explore private gardens in Lewes and learn gardening tips from the experts. For more, call 645-8073, or visit www.leweschamber.com.
June 22-24 Plein Air Paint Out
Thirty artists compete in the second Plein Air Paint Out in Rehoboth Beach. They all paint outside, so you get to watch them at work. For more, call 227-2772. or visit www.rehomain.com.
June 29-30 Lewes Seafaring Days
Learn about Lewes’ maritime history at the Lewes Historical Society, 110 Shipcarpenter St., Lewes. For more, call 645-7670, or visit www.historiclewes.org.
July 7 St. Peter's Art and Artisan Show
The show features artists and artisans from around the region at St. Peter’s Church on Second Street in Lewes. For more, call 645-8479, 645-8073, or visit www.leweschamber.com.
July 4 Rehoboth Beach Fireworks
Enjoy a spectacular show on the boardwalk followed by a concert at the pavilion. For more, call 227-2772, or visit www.rehomain.com.
July 4 Overfalls 4th of July Boat Parade
Join a flotilla of seafaring vessels in the canal in Lewes. For more, call 645-8073, or visit www.leweschamber.com.
July 4 Bethany Beach 4th of July Parade
The fun starts at Garfield Parkway and North Pennsylvania Avenue at noon. For more, call 539-8011 or visit www.townofbethanybeach.com.
July 4 Bethany Beach 4th of July Fireworks
Watch the pyrotechnics on the sand in Bethany Beach. Fireworks start at dusk. For more, call 539-8011, or visit www.townofbethanybeach.com.
July 4 Independence Day Celebration
Laurel’s July Fourth starts with a morning parade and ends with fireworks at dusk. For more, call 875-9319, or visit www.laurelchamber.com.
July 10-11 Rehoboth Art League Cottage Tour
Tour unique homes and gardens in the Rehoboth Beach area. For more, call 227-8408, or visit www.rehobothartleague.org.
July 12-14 Lewes Antique Show and Sale
A longstanding tradition at Bethel United Methodist Church, 129 W. Fourth St. in Lewes. For more, call 645-9426, 645-8073, or visit www.leweschamber.com.
July 14 Lewes Historical Society Craft Show
The historical society’s grounds provide a unique setting for the show at 110 Shipcarpenter St., Lewes. There is also live music and food. For more, call 645-7670, or visit www.historiclewes.org.
July 14 Sandcastle Contest
The 20-year tradition returns to the Delaware Seashore State Park at 130 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach, with prizes for children under 12 and the all-ages category. Rain date July 2. For more, call 227-2800 or visit www.destateparks.com.
July 19 Wine Tasting and Art Auction
Items like blown glass, jewelry, metal works and framed art are for sale—plus wine tastings at Nassau Valley Vineyards, Route 9, Nassau, to benefit KINFolk, a program for chronically ill children. For more, call 645-6971 or visit www.kinfolknet.org.
July 25-26 Beach and Bay Cottage Tour
Friends of the South Coastal Library host the tour of 10 homes in the Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island area. For more, call 537-5828, or visit www.foscl.com.
Aug. 4 Lewes Historical Society Antiques Show
The 44th show brings vendors from throughout the mid-Atlantic to 110 Shipcarpenter St., Lewes. For more, call 645-7670, or visit www.historiclewes.org.
Aug. 2-4 All Saints Episcopal Church Antiques Show
Furniture, china, jewelry and glassware is for sale at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, 229 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach, 227-7202.
Aug. 5 Wyoming Peach Festival
Enjoy this keen street festival near the old railroad station in Wyoming. Call 697-3587 for more information.
Aug. 4 Sandcastle Contest
Head to Fisherman’s Beach at the north end of the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk to check out massive sand creations. For more, call 227-2233, (800) 441-1329, or visit www.beach-fun.com.