Great dates in your future


Preschool Storytime, sponsored by the Lewes Public Library. 10:30 a.m. at the library. For information about this and other library events: 302-645-2733 or


Public tours of the Historic Village in Ocean View. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. No reservations required. Parking available at John T. West Park. Free. Info:

Wednesdays and Saturdays

Open house at the Delaware Seaside Railroad Club, Route 113, Selbyville. Wednesdays, 5 to 8 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Info: 302-945-1627 or 


Outdoor concerts at the Milton Theatre’s Quayside. 7 p.m. $10, $40 to reserve a table that seats eight. Beer, wine and food. Info: or 302-684-3038


Movies at the bandstand in Bethany Beach. Starting at dusk. No showing on Sept. 8. Info:


Finding Their Voices: African-American History & Legends of Lewes. A walking tour of landmarks of the Black community in Lewes. 2 p.m. $10, $5 for students and children 12 and younger. For information about this and other historical society tours: or 302-645-7670

September 1

First day of the 2023 hawk watch at Cape Henlopen State Park. Volunteers monitor the skies for raptors. Goes through November. Part of the annual hawk count organized by the Hawk Migration Association of North America. Info: or 302-858-6127

September 1 and 4

Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral and Silent Auction to say good-bye to summer. Silent auction on Friday, hosted by Bethany Blues, 6 N. Pennsylvania Ave. 3 p.m. to benefit the local chapter of the Red Cross. Funeral on Monday, starting at 5:30 p.m. 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: 302-537-1585 or

September 2

Kategory 5, at the Bethany Beach bandstand, on the boardwalk at Garfield Parkway. 7:30 p.m. Free. For information about this and other weekend concerts at the bandstand:

September 2 and 3

Sunfestival 2023, sponsored by CAMP Rehoboth. On Saturday, a show and live auction, featuring comic Dixie Longate. 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, Sundance, with a Disco Twilight Tea from 7 to 10 p.m. and a dance with DJs Robbie Leslie and Joe Gauthreaux from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. All at the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. $60 per night, or $95 for both. Info:

September 4

Piping Out of Summer, a foot parade along the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach to mark the end of the season. Starting at 5:30 p.m. on the north end of the boardwalk. Sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society. Participants are welcome to bring musical instruments; the historical society will have some kazoos available. Info: 302-227-7310 or

September 8

A Grand Night for Singing, a fundraiser for Clear Space Theatre. At Rehoboth Beach Country Club. 6 to 9 p.m. $195 for the main event, $75 for the After Glow party, $220 for both. Info: 302-227-2270 or

Thunderstruck, an AC/DC tribute, at the Milton Theatre. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $40. For information about this and other theater presentations: or 302-684-3038

September 9

Fishing tournament for youth 15 and younger. At the fishing pier in 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 302-858-6127

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

Chocolate tasting, sponsored by the Friends of Cape Henlopen State Park. 1 to 4 p.m. at the Officers Club in the park, near Lewes. Info: or 302-858-6127

A Celebration of Marvin Hamlisch & His Music, at the Freeman Arts Pavilion, 4 miles west of Fenwick Island. Performed by the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. 7 p.m. $15, free for children 12 and younger. For information about this and other performances at the pavilion: 302-436-3015 or 

September 9 and 10

Nanticoke Indian Powwow. The 45th annual.At Hudson Fields, near Milton. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day, with grand entry at noon. Sunday, a church service from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. $10, $5 for children 11 to 17, free for children younger than 10. Info: or

September 11 

Jean & Joan Golf Classic, sponsored by the Beebe Medical Foundation. At Kings Creek Country Club, Rehoboth Beach. 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Info: or 302-644-2900

Delaware Womenade games day, sponsored by VFW Post 7234 near Ocean View. Tables for up to four people to play games of their choice. Breakfast, champagne, lunch, dessert, cash bar, raffles and silent auction. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $75. Benefits programs at People’s Place to help victims of domestic abuse. The counseling service has several facilities, including in Millsboro. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Regular monthly meeting of the Village Improvement Association of Rehoboth Beach book club. Open to all. 1 to 2 p.m. at the clubhouse, Rehoboth Beach. This month, participants are reading “Mad Honey” by Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan. Info: 302-227-6434 or

Barks and Beers, at the Dewey Beer Co. near Harbeson. 3 to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Humane Animal Partners. Info:

September 12

The 12-09 Coast Guard Auxiliary meets at the Coast Guard Station at the Indian River Inlet. 7 p.m. Info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

September 16

Riverwalk Freedom Festival. 9 a.m. at the Mispillion Riverwalk, Milford. Pet park, car show, brew garden, activities, games and fireworks at dusk. Info: or @riverwalkfreedomfestival on social media  

Opening day of the Annual Needlework Exhibition, sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society. Needlework submitted by local artists. Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; weekends, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 511 Rehoboth Avenue. Info: or 302-227-7310

Southern Delaware Wine, Food & Music Festival. Noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Nassau Valley Vineyard, west of Lewes. Food from area chefs, wines from around the world and craft beers. $150. Info:

September 16 and 17

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

September 17

Garden tour, sponsored by the Milton Garden Club. Featuring seven gardens in the Milton area, many of which will host artists, musicians and vendors. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $20 in advance, $25 the day of the tour. In case of hurricane or northeaster, the tour will be Saturday, Sept. 23. Info:, 302-684-3804 or 267-475-4466

Maxima Hispanic Fest. 11a.m. to 7 p.m. in downtown Georgetown. Featuring traditional foods, children’s games, dance and music. $5. Info: 302-854-9262 or

September 19

Meeting of PFLAG Rehoboth Beach. 6 to 8 p.m. in the Lewes Public Library. A national organization, PFLAG is for friends and family members of people in the LGBTQ community. Info: pflagThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or the group’s Facebook page

The 12-02 Coast Guard Auxiliary meets at the DNREC Building, Pilottown Road, Lewes. 7 p.m. The group offers safe-boating courses and boat inspections. Info: 302-897-0445 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

September 21

Summer concert at Lewes Canalfront Park. Featuring Nashville artist Mark Taylor. 6 p.m. Free. Info: 302-645-2795, or the park’s Facebook page

Save ‘Em By the Sea Casino Night, sponsored by the Humane Animal Partners. 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Baywood Greens, near Long Neck. Live entertainment, casino games, 50/50 raffle and silent auction. $125 per ticket, $200 for two. Info:

Decked Out, to benefit the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays. At Hyatt Place, Dewey Beach. Food, drink, live music and an art auction. 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Info: or 302-226-8105

Opening night of “The Cemetery Club,” at Clear Space Theatre, Rehoboth Beach. 7 p.m. $20 to $34.50. Runs through Oct. 1. For tickets and other theater happenings: 302-227-2270 or

September 22

Rehoboth High School History Room Open House, sponsored by the Cape Henlopen School District. Photos, articles and artifacts from Rehoboth High School. Light refreshments. 5 to 7 p.m. at Rehoboth Elementary School. Info: Rehoboth High School alumni Facebook group 

September 22, 23 and 24

Tennis & Pickleball Classic, at the Sea Colony Tennis Center near Bethany Beach. Featuring men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles in both sports. Info:

September 23

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:

September 23 & 24

Delaware Resorts Fall Home Expo, featuring more than 80 area real estate agents, developers, financial institutions and home-product companies. Saturday, 9 4 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Cape Henlopen High School near Lewes. Free. Info: or 302-236-0857

September 28

Party in the Garden to benefit the Delaware Botanic Gardens. Featuring food by SoDel Concepts. $150 per person, $290 per couple, or $140 and $270 for members. 6 to 8 p.m. at the gardens near Dagsboro. Info:

“Bill Bright, Saint or Sinner,” history lecture by Paul Lovett at the Boardwalk Plaza, Rehoboth Beach. Covers the life of Wilmington native, Bill Bright. 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. $25. For reservations: 302-893-9391

September 29 and 30

Dewey’s Golden Retriever Jubilee. Activities in Dewey Beach for golden retrievers and their owners, including parading through Rehoboth Beach on Friday evening, a romp on the beach on Saturday and a beach bonfire Saturday night. Info:

September 29, 30 and October 1

History Book Festival, sponsored by the Lewes Public Library. Featuring authors of newly published narrative nonfiction and historical fiction. Info:

September 30

U.S. Army Baritones Concert, sponsored by the All Saints’ Episcopal Church. 7 p.m. at the church, 18 Olive Ave, Rehoboth Beach. Free admission. Info: 302-227-7202 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

First performance in the 2023-2024 season of the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. at Cape Henlopen High School near Lewes. $50. Info: