With the traditional summer season winding down, it's nearly time for southern Delaware's exciting fall festival lineup to begin in earnest. This week, the always-fun "Bargains on the Broadkill" event takes place in Milton, so be sure to check that out if you have a chance. This is always a great opportunity for a fun-filled day in coastal Delaware.

But with the absence of any other big gatherings, we've included a few options in our blog this week that you may want to consider during your trip to the Delaware beaches.

Explore the area's waterways in either Lewes or nearby Laurel, or take a stroll and enjoy some unbelievable local food in the "Nation's Summer Capital" of Rehoboth Beach.

But whatever you decide to do this weekend, get out there and enjoy all that this wonderful area has to offer!

Here are a few options for the next few days, courtesy of the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty:

Bargains on the Broadkill (August 22). Featuring more than 50 vendors, the always popular Great Duck Race and plenty of other options for quality family fun, the annual Bargains on the Broadkill event in Milton is always a popular summertime gathering in coastal Delaware. All events take place in Milton Memorial Park on Chandler Street. Visit www.historicmilton.org for more information.

Pontoon Boat Tours at Trap Pond State Park (August 22-23). Explore Delaware's first state park on a guided pontoon boat tour, taking in generations-old cypress trees and many examples of area wildlife. At just $6 for adults and $3 for children, this a wonderful opportunity to explore all of the open spaces and hidden crevices of the park. A great option for a fun day in coastal Delaware. Visit HERE for more information.

Eating Rehoboth Walking Food Tours (August 21, 23). The award-winning "Eating Rehoboth" food tours are three-hour culinary adventures in downtown Rehoboth Beach. The tours include food tastings at five of Rehoboth's best restaurants, paired with delicious wines, local beers and/or signature cocktails. The tours are held on Fridays and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. Visit www.eatingrehoboth.com for more information.

Historic Lewes Canal Cruise (August 24). Enjoy a leisurely ride on the Cape Water Taxi, as a guide from the Lewes Historical Society tells you all about the history of the town once known as Zwaanendael. Journey back in time during this cruise along the Lewes Canal and learn about the European explorers that discovered the region, the brave Dutch settlers who founded the original colony and many other interesting tidbits about Lewes's maritime past. Visit the Lewes Historical Society's Website for more information.

Movie Night on the Beach (August 24). Held every Monday night during the season, these family-friendly movies are fun for everyone. Bring your family, a blanket, and some popcorn to the beach for family movie night! Movies will start at approximately 8:30 p.m. on the beach at Dagsworthy Street in Dewey Beach and Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach. This week's selections are "Muppets Most Wanted" (Dewey Beach) and "Planes, Fire & Rescue" (Bethany Beach). NOTE: THIS IS THE FINAL MOVIE NIGHT OF THE SEASON IN DEWEY BEACH.

These are just a few of this weekend's fun-filled events here in coastal Delaware. For more ideas on what you can do with your friends and/or family, contact your local chamber of commerce or town hall.

And be on the lookout again next week for more great ideas from the Oldfather Group. Now get out there and enjoy all the things that make living at the Delaware beaches such a wonderful experience!