What to Do at the Beach This Fall
The off-season is loaded with events for everyone.
The Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival draws large crowds to the resort in October.//Photo by Deny Howeth
Sept. 8 • 40th Annual Sandcastle & Sculpture Contest • On the beach between Brooklyn Avenue and Hickman Street. Judging is at 3 p.m. • 227-6446
Sept. 15 • Lewes Artists Studio Tour • From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., artists and artisans once again open their private studios to the public. Admission is free. Maps are on the website.
Sept. 28-30 • Dewey's Golden Jubilee • The fluffy breed descends on Dewey to chase balls and swim in the surf.
Sept. 29 • Southern Delaware Wine, Food & Music Festival • Sip wines from around the world paired with local restaurants’ cuisine. The event also features live music and a culinary throwdown between chefs from noon to 4 p.m. There is a separate Tuscan dinner at the Clubhouse at Baywood on Friday, Sept. 28 with winemaker Count Manfredo di San Bonifacio and a pre-event wine tasting. View the website for pricing. • Independence Clubhouse, 23767 Samuel Adams Circle, Millsboro
Oct. 4-7 • Greyhounds Reach the Beach • A weekend of events in Dewey and Rehoboth to celebrate greyhounds, encourage fostering and adoption, and raise funds to support greyhound adoption.
Oct. 5-7 • 42nd Annual Fall Sidewalk Sale • Shop in Rehoboth and Dewey from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. (Store hours may vary.)
Oct. 10-14 • True Blue Jazz Festival • This is the sixth year for the festival, whose headliners this year include Bobby Sanabria and Wycliffe Gordon. Events will take place in venues in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach.
Oct. 11-14 • Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival • Nearly a dozen venues in the Rehoboth Beach area are involved in this year’s festival, which will star Matt Marshak, Brian Culbertson, Nick Colionne and a bevy of nationally and internationally known musicians.
Oct. 26-28 • Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddlers' Festival • The event includes trick-or-treating, bonfires, a Sea Witch “hunt” and, of course, the parade. • Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach, 227-6446
Nov. 3 • 3rd Annual Delaware Resorts 55+ Expo • From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., learn of products and services to enhance the life of the 55-and-older in the resort community. Free admission and parking at Cape Henlopen High School • 236-0857