Three of the biggest events of the summer are happening this weekend in or near coastal Delaware, and we’re here to tell you all about them in our “Weekender Blog,” as always, brought to you by the real estate professionals at the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty.

We also have three outdoor movies featured in the next few days, including two on the beach, as well as a morning running event in Dewey Beach, and a lot more to bring to you this week.

Now we know the weather has been exceptionally hot, so be sure to bring some water and don’t stay in the sun for too long at a time. Seek shade if you can and just generally take care of yourselves while out and about this weekend.

And what better way to get through a hot summer day in coastal Delaware than having a great tasting ice cream cone. Check out our recent blog entry HERE for five great ice cream shops at the Delaware beaches. 

But, hot or not, these are events that you don’t want to miss. They only happen once every 12 months and they are some of the best happenings of the year. So get out there and check them out if you can.

So, let’s jump right into it, shall we? Here are our choices for events and happenings at or near the Delaware beaches for the expanded weekend of July 28 to August 1.

Have a great time!

Delaware State Fair (through July 30). The 2016 Delaware State Fair winds down this weekend at the state fairgrounds in Harrington. Saturday will be the final night for this year’s edition of the fair, so plan your appearance before the gates close for another year. As is usually the case, the fair has just happened to occur during the hottest week of the summer, so if the heat bothers you, consider going in the evenings when it’s not quite as warm. Lots of exhibits, the usual fair food, carnival rides and top-notch entertainment at the grandstand again highlight the festivities. Visit www.delawarestatefair.com for more information.

Senior & Big League World Series (July 31-August 6). These two events run simultaneously at the Lower Sussex Little League complex in Roxana and feature teams from all throughout the United States, as well as Latin America, Canada, Asia and Europe. It’s the final destination for teenage girls who play throughout the summer for a chance to participate in their respective World Series events. This is a sight to behold and the final three games of each tournament (six in total) are televised on the ESPN television network. Visit www.seniorsoftballws.org for more information.

The video below is from 2013 when it was announced that Sussex County would be getting it's second Little League World Series event, meaning two of the nation's nine World Series tournaments are now being held in coastal Delaware.


Carey’s Camp (July 27-August 7). This is the 128th year for this popular church camp near Millsboro, and if you want to experience a true taste of Sussex County, there’s no better place to do so. A throwback to Methodist revival meetings of yesteryear, dozens of families re-open “tents,” which are actually one-and-a-half story cottages, every year at Carey’s Camp and live together for two weeks, socializing, eating, playing games and holding church services. In the evenings, the central sanctuary becomes the focus and the public is welcome to join in on the activities, whether it be sermons or musical performances. The first Carey’s Camp was held in 1888 and it is one of only a few such camps remaining in the country. For more information, and a complete schedule of events, visit www.careyscamp.org.

Rehoboth Art League Fine Arts Exhibition (July 29). This kickoff of the art league’s showcase exhibition will be held at the Corkran, Tubbs and Ventures Gallery on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m., with awards of excellence presented to various artists. The work of more than 125 artists will be featured in the exhibit. Visit www.rehobothartleague.org for more information.

Dewey Beach Patrol 10K/5K (July 31). Registration for this summertime event begins at 7 a.m., with the actual race beginning an hour later. It will start and end at Ivy Restaurant on the bay and all proceeds from the event will go to the Dewey Beach Patrol Competition Team. For more information, or to register online, visit www.racestorun.com.

Movie Night on the Beach (July 18). 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 "Tomorrowland" (Dewey Beach) and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (Bethany Beach).

There will also be a “Cinema by the Canal” this Thursday night, July 28, at Lewes Canalfront Park. The featured showing will be “Finding Nemo.”

Whatever you choose to do this weekend, we hope you have a fun and exciting few days here at the Delaware beaches.

And be sure to check back here next week in our “Weekender Blog” for more great happenings in and near coastal Delaware.

Have a great weekend everyone!