Greetings everyone and welcome once again to our regular "Weekender Blog," brought to you as always by the real estate professionals at the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty.

As we do each week, we have some great local events and happenings for you to consider this weekend, and we'll preview each one of them below in just a moment.

But this is also the final weekend before the official kickoff to the 2017 summer season here in coastal Delaware, so let us be the first to wish you a fantastic summer here at the Delaware beaches.

We hope you get outside and soak up every single minute of it, and that includes taking advantage of all the great events and activities planned in the area between now and the end of October.

As for this final weekend before Memorial Day, we have a quintet of public activities to make you aware of. Here's our CEO Dustin Oldfather to give you a quick preview in video form.

This weekend's featured events range from the Bald Cypress Bluegrass Festival in Frankford to events in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, and are a great way to enjoy your final weekend before things really kick off in earnest next week.


Now, let's delve right into all this weekend's featured happenings. We begin with...

Bald Cypress Bluegrass Festival (May 20). Scheduled for Saturday from 12 to 6 p.m. in Frankford, this annual event features five great bands and is a fundraiser to benefit Delaware Wild Lands. The Bald Cypress Bluegrass Festival will also feature a selection of food trucks, as well as craft vendors and local beer and wine from Nassau Valley Vineyards and Dogfish Head. The festival will be held at the Roman Fisher Farm, located at the edge of the Great Cypress Swamp, or 245558 Cypress Road if you have GPS. Tickets to the event cost $25 for adults and $10 for children between the ages of 5 and 17, and also include a tour of the swamp, the largest contiguous forest on Delmarva. Click HERE for more information or to purchase tickets.

Rehoboth/Dewey Spring Sidewalk Sale (May 19-21). If you’re interested in a bargain this weekend, then the Rehoboth/Dewey area has just the thing. The Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce will be holding its 34th annual Spring Sidewalk Sale this Friday through Sunday, with dozens of businesses throughout the resort towns participating. 

Visit the Chamber's Website for more information.

Armed Forces Day BBQ and Car Show (May 20). This Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Conley United Methodist Church will be hosting this patriotic event on their grounds in Lewes.

Entertainment will be provided by the Back Bay Strummers and activities during the day will include a flag folding ceremony, patriotic quilt drawing and cookout style food, including hamburgers and hot dogs.

Call 302-945-1881 or visit HERE for more information.

DE-feet Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk (May 21). Held at the Tanger Outlets in Rehoboth Beach, this eighth annual event supports the work of the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.

Registration is $30 and there will also be a post-race party under the tent. There’s also a one-mile fun walk planned, for those who want to be involved but don’t want to tackle the entire 5K course.

Visit the race website for more information.

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Youth Fishing Tournament at Cape Henlopen State Park (May 20). This fun, family-friendly event is sponsored by the Friends of Cape Henlopen and is scheduled for this Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m.

At a cost of $10 per child, the tournament is open to anyone ages 15 and under and will be held at the fishing pier, within the confines of the state park.

The first 50 children to sign up will receive t-shirts, and prizes will be awarded at the end of the day.

Visit the Friends of Cape Henlopen for more information. 

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That's all we have for now, but be sure to check back again next week for more fun activities and events planned for the Delaware beaches.

Enjoy your weekend everyone!