Weekend Update: August 2nd-4th


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Can you believe it’s already August?  Here are a few events going on to this weekend to kick off the new month:

Friday, August 2nd: History Happy Hour
The topic for this week’s History Happy Hour is “Jacob Jones: Naval Hero of 1812.”  Retired Navy Captain and university professor William H.J. Manthorpe will present the talk at the Lewes Historical Society at 4pm, followed by a question and answer period.

Saturday, August 3rd: Lewes Historical Society’s Antique Show
Head to the Lewes Historical Society to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the annual antique show.  The show runs from 9am-4pm and admission is $5, children under 12 are free.  The proceeds benefit the educational and preservation programming of the Historical Society.  Over 60 dealers will present 18th-20th century antiques.

Saturday, August 3rd:  Children’s Painting Class
Local artist John Donato will delight the whole family with an energetic and educational painting class.  The class is hand-on and free for all.  The class will take place at 10am at the Freeman Stage at Bayside (31750 Lake View Drive) in Selbyville.  Don’t forget lawn chairs!

Saturday: August 3rd:  35th Annual Sandcastle Contest
Over 100 teams and 800 people will participate in this year’s sand castle contest!  Contest takes place at Fisherman’s Beach at the North end of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk.  Registration begins 8:30am and judging begins at 3pm.  Call 302-227-2233 for more information.

All Weekend: Free Concerts at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
The US Army Jazz Ambassadors will perform on Friday, 8/2.  Sounds of Society, a Chicago Tribute band will perform on Saturday, 8/3, and Herbie D. and the Dangermen will perform their Blues set on Sunday, 8/4.  All concerts are free and begin at 8pm.

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Weekend Update: July 19th-21st


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Thursday, July 18th:  Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge
Head to Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Thursday for several fun, free events.
Birding Field Trip:  This trip is led by local birding guides.  Bring binoculars, a field guide and a spotting scope if you have one.  The trip is free and open to the public.  Meet at the refuge office 10-15 minutes ahead of schedule and come dressed weather appropriately.  The trip will run approximately 8am-11am.
Pondside Adventures:  Discover what types of insects and aquatic life are in the area from 1:30pm-2:30pm.  Footwear that can get wet is required, no flip flops.  Sunscreen and hats are recommended.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information about these or other activities at the Refuge, call 302-684-8419.

Friday, July 19th: Nate Myers & The Aces
Head to Canalfront Park in Lewes for a free Americana/blues inspired concert sponsored by Dogfish Head Brewery.  The show begins at 6:30pm.  Don’t forget a lawn chair and some bug spray!

Saturday, July 20th: The Sound of Music
Local theatre company, Clear Space will perform the classic Broadway production, The Sound of Music on the Freeman Stage at Bayside (31750 Lake View Drive in Selbyville).  Show begins at 7pm.  Cost is $10 per person, but kids 18 and under are free.  Don’t forget lawn chairs!

Saturday, July 20th:  Everyday Magic Artwork
Millville Town Peddler and Reynolds’ Back Door Surfboards will host artist Sharon O’Bien Huey and her “Everyday Magic Artwork” for a month-long exhibit.  This artist reception will kick off the event at 4pm with a meet the artist.  Admission to both the reception and the month-long show are free.  Come and enjoy the art, reception, specials and refreshments.  The event will be held at 35308 Atlantic Ave. in Millville.

All Weekend: Free Concerts at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
Groove Train will perform a fun 70’s Disco & Funk show on Friday night, followed by a classic and modern rock performance by King’s Ransom on Saturday.  The Milford Community Band will wrap up the weekend with their performance on Sunday.  All concerts are free and begin at 8pm.

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Weekend Update: June 14th-16th


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It’s a big weekend in the area, with several area stages opening for the summer entertainment season.  Check out these events for something fun to do this weekend:

Thursday, June 13th: Rehoboth Beach History Tour
Hop on the Jolly Trolley for a local history tour of Rehoboth Beach offered by the Rehoboth Beach Museum.  Cost is $10 and the tour begins at 9am at the Anna Hazzard House (17 Christian Street) in downtown Rehoboth.  Call 302-227-7310 to reserve a seat.

All Weekend (Friday-Sunday): Family Boat-Building Weekend
Head down to the Lewes Canal this Father’s Day Weekend for the fourth annual family boat-building weekend.  Sponsored by the Lewes Historical Society, there are events all weekend.  For more information, call 302-645-7670.

All Weekend (Friday-Sunday): Opening weekend at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
The season officially opens at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand  this weekend with the Friday night performance of local modern rock band, Love Seed Mama Jump.  Saturday’s performance is by buzzy new country group The Stickers.  Sunday wraps up opening weekend with the classic soul music of Jimi Smooth & Hittime.  All shows are free and begin at 8pm.

Friday, June 14th: Flag Day on Front Street
Head down to Front Street in Lewes to celebrate our nation’s red, white & blue!

Friday, June 14th:  Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra
Enjoy opening night at the Freeman Stage at Bayside with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Julien Benichou.  In addition to classic symphony pieces the Orchestra will also perform pop favorites and some other surprises as well.  Tickets are $10 per person and kids 18 & under are free.  Bring your own chair.

Saturday, June 15th: Lewes Garden Tour
The 23rd annual Lewes Garden Tour is a self-guided tour of seven private gardens and one public one.  The tour runs from 10am-4pm and tickets are $20 in advance or $25 the day of.  Tickets can be purchased at the Lewes Chamber of Commerce.  The tour also includes vendors, food and beverages, and a free shuttle service for ticket holders.  For more information call the Chamber at 877-465-3937.

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Weekend Update: August 24th-26th

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out these local events:


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Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Check out these local events:

Saturday, August 25th – Bargains on the Broadkill
This 23rd annual event in Historic Milton features arts, crafts, jewelry, good, and lots of other goodies.  The popular Great Duck Race offers cash prizes to the top 25 finishers with a grand prize of $500 and other prizes as well.  This event is sponsored by the Milton Chamber of Commerce.  The 10 mile Canoe & Kayak Race takes place simultaneously.  For more information, contact the Milton Chamber of Commerce at 302-684-1101.  There’s something for everybody on Saturday, so head down to Milton Memorial Park (Chandler Street) from 9am-3pm this Saturday and join the festivities!

Saturday, August 25th – Beach Barbeque
The Children’s Beach House is sponsoring their annual Beach Barbeque Fundraiser Saturday evening from 6:30-9:30pm.  Tickets for this bay-front bash are $85 and include dinner on the beach, beer, wine, & entertainment.  Dress is casual for this popular, local event.  For more information or to register for tickets, check out this website.

All Weekend: The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand
Of course, if casual entertainment is your thing, the summer series at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand is your thing.  The series is winding down as we near the end of August, so if you haven’t been out yet, be sure to check out the bandstand this weekend!  Friday The Blue Tips Rhythm Revue will perform.  Blue Tips is a variety band with a 6 piece line-up and smokin’ brass section.  Saturday will be a concert by Sounds of Society which is a Chicago Tribute Band, and She Said Sunday will round out the weekend on Sunday.  She Said is a popular, award winning band that plays favorites from the 70’s through today.  All shows begin at 8pm and are totally free.

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Weekend Update: July 27-29

Okay, so I know this is supposed to be the weekend update, but there’s one cool event going on tomorrow, so I’m throwing that in here too! Here are my weekend suggestions:


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Okay, so I know this is supposed to be the weekend update, but there’s one cool event going on tomorrow, so I’m throwing that in here too!  Here are my weekend suggestions:

Thursday, July 26th – Best of Delaware Party
Head up to Dover for a celebration of Delaware Today’s annual Best of Delaware issue.  The Best of Delaware Party is a fun event that celebrates the state’s favorites but also raises money for charity.  Year after year it continues to be super popular.  Tickets are $55 in advance or $70 at the door and the event takes place at Dover Downs Hotel & Casino (1131 North DuPont Hwy in Dover), so you can make a weekend of it!  The party is from 6pm-9pm, although you can purchase a ticket for the VIP preview party that begins at 5pm.  Tickets for the VIP party are $75 and must be purchased in advance.  There is an after party beginning at 9pm at Fire & Ice.  In addition to exhibitors from across the state, several local favorites will be represented including Abbott’s Grill, Baywood Greens, Candy Kitchen Shoppes, Dogfish Head Brewery, and Grotto Pizza!  To purchase tickets or for more info, check out this link.

Friday, July 27th-Saturday, July 28th – Delaware State Fair
The State Fair is wrapping up this weekend in Harrington.  You can check out this post that I wrote about the fair last weekend, or go straight to the source and plan your weekend at the fair here.

Friday, July 27th – Free Concert at the Village of Five Points
Check out “The Funsters” in concert at the Community Center Lawn at the Villages of Five Points.  This is a free event.  The concert is from 7:30pm-9:30pm.

Friday, July 27th – A1A Jimmy Buffett Tribute Concert
A1A is the only Jimmy Buffett tribute band personally sanctioned by Jimmy Buffett himself!  Enjoy Buffett hits along with other summertime hits and some original music too.  Tickets are $10 and kids are free.  The concert is at the Freeman Stage at Bayside (31750 Lake View Drive in Selbyville) from 7pm-9pm.

Saturday, July 28th or Sunday, July 29th – “Broadway at the Beach” by Clear Space Theater
Head down to Clearspace Theatre in Rehoboth Beach for an original revue of musical theater hits that are sure to please!  Show starts at 7:30pm, tickets range from $15-30/each.  For more info or to purchase tickets, check out this link.

Sunday, July 29th – Breakfast at the Bethany Beach Firehouse
The heroes of Bethany continue their summer tradition this weekend!  If you haven’t gone yet, you should try it…  This delicious, all you can eat breakfast is hosted 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. 8am-11am.

 

Of course, the bandstand at Rehoboth is always a great option for free weekend entertainment.  Performers this weekend include The City of Fairfax Band (Friday), the US Navy Sea Chanters Chorus (Saturday), and The Avalons (Sunday).  All shows are free and begin at 8pm.

Thinking of buying or selling a home in Sussex County?  Give us a call at Cooper Realty Associates and put us to work for you – 302-644-2266.

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