Weekend Update: June 15-17

This Sunday is Father’s Day! With that in mind, you should take some time out and find something fun to do with the whole family! Maybe even through in a special lunch or dinner to make dad feel extra special! Here are some ideas to get you started:

All Weekend: Family Boat-Building Weekend
From Friday, 6/15 through Sunday, 6/17 enjoy a view of Lewes’ historic roots as a shipbuilding town hosted by the Lewes Historical Society. Stop by the Lewes Life-Saving Station and watch participants build 12 foot wooden boats called “Bevin Skiffs.” These fishing and recreational boats fit 4 people comfortably and are made on site. Saturday from 10am-4pm you can view the 16 boats and Sunday at approximately 1pm you can enjoy the launching of the ships at Lewes Canalfront Park.


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This Sunday is Father’s Day!  With that in mind, you should take some time out and find something fun to do with the whole family!  Maybe even through in a special lunch or dinner to make dad feel extra special!  Here are some ideas to get you started:

All Weekend: Family Boat-Building Weekend
From Friday, 6/15 through Sunday, 6/17 enjoy a view of Lewes’ historic roots as a shipbuilding town hosted by the Lewes Historical Society.  Stop by the Lewes Life-Saving Station and watch participants build 12 foot wooden boats called “Bevin Skiffs.”  These fishing and recreational boats fit 4 people comfortably and are made on site.  Saturday from 10am-4pm you can view the 16 boats and Sunday at approximately 1pm you can enjoy the launching of the ships at Lewes Canalfront Park.

Friday, 6/15 – Concert: MSO & USAF Blue Steel Band
Enjoy the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra and United States Air Force Academy Band at the Freeman Stage at Bayside (31750 Lake View Drive in Selbyville) for this wonderful program of classics, jazz, patriotic pops, and good ole’ rock n’ roll!  Tickets are $10 and kids are free!

Saturday, 6/16 – USAF Blue Steel Band for Kids!
Take the kids to a free concert of the US Air Force Academy Band.  The band is made up entirely of active-duty military members and they incorporate the story of the air force into a kid-friendly performance!  All ages are welcome, but this show is geared toward the kids.  The concert is free.  Located at the Freeman Stage at Bayside (31750 Lake view Drive in Selbyville).  For more information call 302-436-3015.

Saturday, 6/16 – 22nd Annual Lewes Garden Tour
This popular annual event is hosted by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce.  Enjoy this beautiful self-guided tour from 10am-4pm on Saturday.  There are ten gardens on the tour this year, 1 public and 9 private.  In addition to touring the gardens you are also welcome to enjoy the garden market, food tent and working artists.  At 1pm there will be a lecture entitled “Using Flower Essence of Life’s Stresses – The Power of Flowers” in Zwaanendael Park.  Tickets are $15 in advance of $20 on Saturday.  You can purchase tickets in advance by visiting the Lewes Chamber of Commerce (120 Kings Highway in the Fisher-Martin House).

Sunday, 6/17 – 14th Annual Chautauqua Tent Performances
You can enjoy this year’s performances from 1pm-8pm in Zwaanendael Park.  This year’s theme is The War of 1812.  This year’s performers include a story-teller, musicians, a food demonstrator, a historian, and a theatrical reenactor.  For more information and a complete schedule of performances check out the link above.

Sunday, 6/17 – Breakfast at the Firehouse, 8am-11am
Celebrate Father’s Day by taking the whole family to a delicious breakfast at the Firehouse in Bethany Beach (215 Hollywood Street).  Enjoy a tour of the firehouse plus an all you can eat feast of eggs, French toast, biscuits and gravy, potatoes, muffins, bacon, sausage, juice, and coffee.  There are also special activities to keep the kids busy.  Breakfast is $10 for adults and $5 for children over 5 and free for kids ages 5 and under.

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Sea Glass Festival in Lewes, DE

The Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival to be held at The Lewes Historical Society June 25 and 26, 2011 will have advance gate passes available for sale at Sand n Stones at 112 Front Street in Lewes and the Ryves Holt House Museum Shop at Second & Mulberry Streets beginning Memorial Day 2011. Passes are $5 and are good for both days of the show.

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