What to Do at the Beach This Weekend: June 16–18, 2017
Concerts, crafts, a Miss Delaware competition and more.
Fenwick Island Lighthouse (Fotolia//mrslevite)
What: An all-ages event featuring DJ Razz, Danny PM and Brand on Wax. Tickets are $5-$10.
When: Friday, June 16, 9 p.m.–midnight
Where: Milton Theatre
What: Watch participating groups and families as they build shallow-draft wooden boats, called Bevin’s skiffs, with the help of the Lewes Historical Society’s volunteer crew.
When: Friday, June 16–Sunday, June 18
Where: Lewes Historical Society; the launch is Sunday, at 1 p.m. at the nearby Lewes Canalfront Park
What: Fourteen women from across the state will vie for the crown. Tickets are $35 for the mezzanine and $50 for orchestra seats.
When: Friday, June 16, 7–10 p.m.
Where: Cape Henlopen High School
What: This four-piece blues band features strong vocals and a funky vibe.
When: Friday, June 16, starting at 8:30 p.m.
Where: Bethany Blues on Route 1
What: This special-edition chat with the founder of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery includes coworker Bryan Selders and an '80s-style jam session. Bring your own Namaste ale—the inn will provide orange juice to make “Namosas.”
When: Saturday, June 17, 10–11:15 a.m.
Where: Dogfish Head Inn
What: The Delaware Division of Historical & Cultural Affairs, the Lewes Historical Society, the Lewes Parks and Recreation Commission and the Lewes Chamber of Commerce have teamed up again to host the educational Chautauqua program, named for Lake Chautauqua, where such programs were first held in the 19th century.
When: Sunday, June 18–Thursday, June 22
Where: Zwaanendael Park, Lewes Public Library and Lewes Historical Society
What: An exhibit of crafts ranging from baskets and handmade paper to leather and wood. Elizabeth Deans, the design historian and assistant director and professor at the Smithsonian-George Mason University, is the judge.
When: Friday, June 16–Sunday, July 23
Where: Rehoboth Art League
What: This Tennessee-born band plays—what else?—Southern rock and country music.
When: Friday, June 16, 9 p.m.–midnight
Where: Conch Island Key West Bar & Grill
What: Sarah McBride, national spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign and the first trans person to speak at the Democratic National Convention, is the featured speaker. Tickets are $50.
When: Saturday, June 17, 2–4 p.m.
Where: Mariachi’s Restaurant
What: With the motto “All Country, All the Time,” you know what to expect with this modern country band.
When: Sunday, June 18, 8–9:15 p.m.
Where: Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
What: The Indian River Life-Saving Station’s most popular program returns. See how the surfmen once rescued shipwreck victims using a Lyle gun (a small cannon) and a wreck pole—a pair of pants sewn into a lifesaver. ($6.50 for adults; $5 for seniors aged 62 and up; $4 for kids aged 6–12; free for ages 5 and under.)
When: Saturday, June 17 (also on Sunday, July 23, and Saturday, Aug. 12), 1 p.m.
Where: Indian River Life-Saving Station
What: From Dallas and Oklahoma, these two bands pack a rock ‘n’ roll punch with a soulful edge.
When: Sunday, June 18, 9 p.m.
Where: Bottle & Cork
What: This popular band’s tunes go well with wine. Tickets are $10.
When: Friday, June 16, 7:30–10:30 p.m.
Where: Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery
What: Maestro Julien Benichou directs this musical marriage between musicians and singers. This is a bring-your-own-chair event. Tickets are $15.
When: Friday, June 16, 7 p.m.
Where: The Freeman Stage at Bayside
What: This free event features cars, trucks, tractors and emergency vehicles from 1985 and earlier. Come also for the music, food, vendors and children’s activities.
When: Saturday, June 17, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Church Street in Selbyville
What: This band plays covers from such bands as the Allman Brothers, Pearl Jam and Foo Fights, as well as original songs.
When: Saturday, June 17, 8–11 p.m.
Where: Treasure Beach RV & Campground