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Due to the recent coronavirus outbreak, it would be best to make contact with the phone numbers, or visit the websites provided, for up-to-date details for the following events listed in these sections.


Through October

Living History in Residence programs, sponsored by the Lewes Historical Society. Seaport Saturdays at the Cannonball House, 118 Front St.,11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Victorian First Fridays at the Lewes History Museum, 101 Adams Ave. Free with admission to the facilities. The museum program is also available digitally. Info: 645-7670 or  

Through September

Sales of raffle tickets to benefit the Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach. $5 per ticket; grand prize is $1,000. Drawing will be Oct. 1. Info: or 227-6434

Scarecrow Show & Trail, sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce. Businesses in the Rehoboth and Dewey area will have scarecrows on display, and visitors can vote for their favorites. Info: 


Yoga in the Park with Dimitra Yoga. In Lewes Canalfront Park. 8 to 9 a.m. Free. Info: 645-2795, or the park’s Facebook page 


Rapid HIV testing at CAMP Rehoboth, Rehoboth Beach. Free. Noon to 4 p.m. Info: 227-5620 or 

Yin yoga, in Lewes Canalfront Park. 6:30 p.m. Free. Info: 645-2795, or the park’s Facebook page 

Wednesdays and Saturdays

Open house at the Delaware Seaside Railroad Club, Dupont Boulevard near Selbyville. Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: or 945-1627 


Thankful Thursdays, at Hudson Fields near Milton. 5 to 8 p.m. Benefits area nonprofit organizations. Sponsored by Hudson Fields and Revelation Craft Brewing Co. near Rehoboth. Info: 

August 29 through September 5

CAMP Rehoboth Sun Festival. Formerly Sundance, now a full week of activities at businesses, restaurants and venues around town, including a 5K run, sports, music and dancing. Singing duo the Skivvies will perform on Sept. 3 and singer and Broadway star Jennifer Holliday on Sept. 4, both at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. Info: 

September 1

First day of the annual Hawk Watch, sponsored by the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park. Volunteers gather at the Hawk Watch pavilion, in the park near Lewes, and watch the skies for migrating raptors. The watch goes through November. Info: or 858-6127 

Last of this summer’s concerts in Memorial Park, Milton. 7 p.m. Free. Info: 684-4110 or 

September 2

The movie “Racing Stripes,” shown at the Lewes Canalfront Park. Free. Dusk. Info: 645-2795, or the park’s Facebook page 

September 3

Tour 684. Milton businesses will host artisans and vendors that typically would be at the Milton Farmers Market, not operating this year. 3 to 7 p.m. Info: the Tour684 Facebook page 

September 3, 4 and 5

The final weekend for “Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons: Thank You Tour,” at Clear Space Theatre, Rehoboth Beach. 9 p.m. $50 for a table for two, $100 for a table for four. Info: 227-2270 or 

September 4

Beach Goes Red, White and Blue. A tribute to police officers, firefighters, medical workers and the military, sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rehoboth bandstand. Info: 

Fulsom Prison Revival, a tribute to Johnny Cash, at the Bethany Beach bandstand, on the boardwalk at Garfield Parkway. 6:30 p.m. Free. The bandstand will also host concerts Sept. 18 and Sept. 25. Info: 

Outdoor Antiques, Vintage & Artisans Fair, sponsored by the Lewes Historical Society. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the society’s campus, 110 Shipcarpenter St. $5, free for children younger than 12. Fairgoers can also visit the historical society’s museums that day. Info: or 645-7670 

September 5

Fisherman’s Flea Market, at the Indian River Marina. Featuring fishing and boating items. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info:

September 6

Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral to say goodbye to summer. 5:30 p.m. starting with a wake at the north end of the boardwalk. The funeral procession, featuring “Summer” in a coffin, a bevy of mourners, last words and New Orleans-style jazz, will end at the bandstand. Info: 537-1585 or 

Drawing in the Dine-a-Rama, a raffle of $3,000 in gift cards to area restaurants to benefit the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. Drawing takes place at 5:30 p.m. Info: 227-7310 or 

September 9 through 12

Delaware’s annual Chautauqua, sponsored by the Delaware Humanities Forum and the state Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs. A virtual event this year, with activities streamed live from the Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes and the New Castle County Courthouse Museum in New Castle. The theme is “The I’s Have It: Industry, Innovation & Invention.” Crafts, lectures and music throughout each day, and featuring actors portraying Madam C.J. Walker, George Washington Carver, Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell. Free. Info: 645-1148 or  

September 10

Cartography with National Geographic, a talk by Robert Pratt, who has produced more than 100 maps with the magazine since 1981. 7 p.m. at the Lewes History Museum, sponsored by the Lewes Historical Society. Free. Info: or 645-7670 

September 10, 11 and 12

Nanticoke Indian Powwow, at Hudson Fields near Milton. The people of the Nanticoke celebrate their heritage. Drummers, singers, dancers and storytelling. Friday features a pig roast, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with two dance sessions and grand entry at noon. Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with worship service at 8:30 a.m. and one dance session with grand entry at noon. Vendors all three days. Visitors should bring chairs. Daily admission is $8, $5 for children 11 to 17, and free for children 10 and younger. Info: 945-7022 or 

September 11

Bow Tie & Barefoot Gala, a fundraiser for Clear Space Theatre. At Kings Creek Country Club near Rehoboth Beach. Dinner, silent auction and a preview of the theater’s 2022 shows. 6 p.m. $600 for a table for four, $900 for a table for six. Info: 227-2270 or 

Chicken and fried fish dinner. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rising Sun Lodge, 516 Chestnut St., Milton. $12. Benefits the lodge’s scholarship fund. Info: 645-5574 

Delaware Coastal Cleanup, in which volunteers pick up trash along the Delaware Bay, Atlantic Ocean and inland bays coastlines. 9 a.m. to noon. For information and to register: or DNREC_This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Fishing tournament for youth 15 and younger. At the fishing pier at Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes, sponsored by the park’s friends group. Participants provide their own bait and tackle. 8 to 11 a.m. T-shirts and prizes. Info: or 858-6127 

Indoor flea market, to benefit the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the officers club in the park near Lewes. Info: or 858-6127 

Lighthouse Sunset Cruise, hosted by the Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation. The boat will depart from Anglers Fishing Center, Lewes, and will pass by the Breakwater Lighthouse and the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $35. Reservations required. Info: 226-3866 or 

Second Saturday in downtown Milton. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stores will be open, and there will be food and art. Info: 684-1101 or 

The Lewes Junction Railroad & Bridge Association will hold a meeting to explain its plans for the swing bridge, recently removed from its location over the Lewes-and-Rehoboth Canal, and the track between the Lewes Public Library and the Lewes History Museum. 2 to 5 p.m. at the library. Info: 

Under the Tuscan Sun, the annual Heels & Hooch Gala sponsored by Grass Roots Rescue, a nonprofit dog rescue organization. 5 to 10 p.m. at the Smokey Hollow Venue near Selbyville. $100 per person, $175 per couple. Info: (410) 726-0026 or  

September 12

Maxima Hispanic Fest. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on North Race Street, Georgetown. Featuring traditional foods, children’s games, dance and music. Free. Info: 854-9262 or  

Shakespeare Festival, at the Lewes Public Library. Featuring a stage combat workshop for teens (at 1:15 p.m.), a discussion led by Kyler Taustin, director of the Brown Box Theatre Project, on “Much Ado About Nothing” (at 3 p.m.), and a presentation of the Shakespeare comedy (at 7:30 p.m.). The first two events will be inside the library; the play will be performed outside, on the library’s back lawn. All free, but registration required for the workshop and discussion. Info: 645-2733 or 

September 14

The 12-09 Coast Guard Auxiliary meets virtually. 7 p.m. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (610) 256-4152 

September 16

The band HoochiCoochi performs at the Milton Theatre’s Quayside. 7 p.m. $6, $40 to reserve a table that seats eight. Beer, wine and food. For information about this and other events at the theater: or 684-3038 

University of Delaware Music Spectacular, at The Freeman Stage, west of Fenwick Island. Featuring musicians from the school’s marching band, wind ensemble, symphony orchestra, chorale and jazz band. Free. 7 p.m. For information about this and other performances on the stage: 436-3015 or 

September 16 through 26

“Our Town,” the 1938 Thornton Wilder play, at Clear Space Theatre, Rehoboth Beach. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. Sundays at 2 p.m. Socially-distanced seating at tables of two or four, $59 to $115. Info: 227-2270 or 

September 17

Let Us Do Good Ball, sponsored by the Tunnel to Towers Foundation in honor of Delaware State Police Cpl. Stephen Ballard, who was killed in the line of duty in 2017. 6 p.m. at Fort Miles in the Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes. $100. Info: (Under “Get Involved,” click on “Register for a Climb or 5K.” Information about the ball is available on the Delmarva run link.) 

September 18

Opening of annual Needlework Exhibition at the Rehoboth Beach Museum, 511 Rehoboth Ave. A juried show featuring works by more than 80 regional needle artists. The works will remain on display through Nov. 7. The museum is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: or 227-7310

Southern Delaware Wine, Food & Music Festival. Noon to 3:30 p.m. in the clubhouse in the Independence development near Long Neck. Food from area chefs, wines from around the world, and craft beers. $125, six tickets for $475. Info: 

September 18 and 19

Mayor’s Cup Mid-Atlantic Volleyball Tournament, on the sand at Rehoboth Beach. Play begins each day at 9 a.m. Info: 

September 19

Decked Out, to benefit the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays. At the Big Chill Beach Club in Delaware Seashore State Park. Food, drink, live music and an art auction. Info: or 226-8105 

Fall Garden Tour, sponsored by the Milton Garden Club. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $15 in advance, $20 the day of the tour.  Info: or 684-3804 

September 19 and 20

Jean & Joan Pickleball & Golf Classic, sponsored by the Beebe Medical Foundation. At Kings Creek Country Club near Rehoboth Beach. Pickleball on Sunday, starting at 8:30 a.m., golf on Monday, starting at 9:30 a.m. Info: 644-2900 or 

September 20

Regular monthly meeting of the Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach book club. Open to all. 1 to 2 p.m., location to be determined. This month, participants are reading “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain. Info: 227-6434 or 

September 21

The 12-02 Coast Guard Auxiliary meets at the Coast Guard building at 802 Pilottown Road, Lewes. 7 p.m. The group offers safe-boating courses and boat inspections. Info: (973) 222-4028 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Virtual monthly meeting of PFLAG Rehoboth Beach. 6 to 8 p.m. A national organization, PFLAG is for friends and family members of people in the LGBTQ community. Info: or the group’s Facebook page 

September 24, 25 and 26

Dewey’s Golden Retriever Jubilee. Activities in Dewey Beach for golden retrievers and their owners. An informal gathering, with no planned events. Info: 

September 25

Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse tours, hosted by the Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation. The boat will depart from Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal near Lewes at 11 a.m. and again at 12:15 p.m. Participants will be able to explore the lighthouse from top to bottom. $80, $70 for foundation members. Reservations required. Info: 226-3866 or 

September 25

Indian Summer Toy and Train Show, sponsored by the Delaware Seaside Railroad Club. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Roxana Fire Hall. $5, children 10 and younger admitted free with an adult. Info: 537-0964 or 

September 25

Townwide yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout Milton. Sponsored by the Milton Chamber of Commerce. Info: or 684-1101 

September 25 and 26

Base Ball at the Beach Festival, at Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes. Featuring teams that play America’s pastime according to rules that were in effect in 1864. The Lewes Base Ball Club will be participating. Info: 

Delaware Resorts Fall Home Expo, featuring more than 60 area real estate agents, developers, financial institutions, and home-product companies. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Cape Henlopen High School near Lewes. Free. Info: or 236-0857 

September 29

Dewey Beach Lions Club Golf Classic, to benefit Beebe Healthcare’s Women’s & Children’s Health Pavilion. 8 a.m. at the Rookery Golf Club near Milton. Info: or dblionslorg

October 2 and 3

Coast Day. Sponsored by the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean and Environment. On Saturday, small-group in-person events, including field trips and traveling touch tanks. Sunday, five virtual sessions with the theme “Storytelling and Science.” Free. Info: 831-8083, 645-4346 or