Once again this weekend, there is a literal cornucopia of things to do at the Delaware beaches. It’s such a great time of the year to live here at the beach, isn’t it?

We hope you’re all enjoying the Summer of 2016 here in beautiful coastal Delaware, and taking full advantage of all there is to see and do here in our little corner of the world.

The beaches are alive with excitement, and they will be every day for the next several months. So get out there and have fun, no matter what your version of fun might be.

Take a book and relax on the beach, enjoying the sea breezes while getting lost in your own personal world of make believe. Or grab some Thrasher’s French fries, Grotto’s pizza, Dolle’s popcorn or whatever your special “beach food” is and enjoy it with your loved ones.

Take advantage of the area nightlife, or the Freeman Stage near Fenwick Island, or take a day and relish in some of our great state parks. Whatever you want to do, now is the time to do it while the weather is warm and the area is hopping with activity.

And no matter what you do – have fun!

Now, on to this week’s special events and activities, brought to you as always by the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty.

This weekend is dominated by one of the area’s major annual festivals in Lewes, as well as a wonderful family event sponsored by the good folks at CAMP Rehoboth and a couple more special happenings that are centered on the water.

All are great choices, so pick your favorite and enjoy the weekend here in coastal Delaware.

Now, here are our choices for fun and family friendly activities for the weekend of June 24-27 at the Delaware beaches:

Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival (June 25-26). Featuring nearly 100 sea glass artists, decoy carvers, waterfowl artists and much more, this event that is now several years old draws thousands of festival goers each June to Lewes. Due to renovations at the Lewes Historical Society complex, this year’s festival is being held at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal. But, as always, you'll find some of the world's most unique pieces of jewelry here and also have a chance to learn all about the unique art of collecting and transforming sea glass into works of art. This is definitely a fun event for everyone. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $5 per person, and children under 12 are free. To learn more about the Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival, visit the Lewes Chamber of Commerce event page.

Kids’ Catch-All Fishing Tournament (June 24-26). Beginning on Friday and running through Sunday at the Indian River Marina, children between 3 and 18 years of age can participate in this fun event where no child goes home empty-handed. Even if you’re not participating, watching the kids show off their catches at the weigh station is as good as it gets. This event is fun for the whole family and proceeds benefit the Lyme Disease Association of Delmarva, Inc. For full schedule and registration information, call 302-227-3071.

CAMP Rehoboth Family Pride CAMP (June 24-26). This event sponsored by the CAMP Rehoboth Community Center is meant to celebrate the diversity of Rehoboth Beach and features three days of kid friendly activities. The weekend includes beach events at both Poodle Beach and Gordon’s Pond, a welcome party at CAMP Rehoboth, a bounce party, Sunday brunch, a Funland excursion and much more. Visit CAMP Rehoboth’s Events Page for more information.

Paddle Second Chance (June 24-25). There will be a happy hour and pre-race activities on Friday night at The Starboard in Dewey Beach, but the real fun starts on Saturday morning at Holt’s Landing State Park in Millville. Scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, the day will feature several events, including both 5 mile and 2.5 mile Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) races, a kid’s fun race, a coed team race, a corn hole tournament and much more. Visit www.paddlesecondchance.com for more information, or watch the video below.

Cruise the Canal (June 24). From 2 to 4 p.m. this Friday, you can ride the Cape Water Taxi and explore Delaware State Parks in an especially unique way. Guides from both Cape Henlopen and Delaware Seashore State Parks will lead you on a two-hour tour along the Lewes-Rehoboth Canal, covering Fort Miles, Thompson Island Nature Preserve and everything in between. Make your reservation online at capewatertaxi.com. The cost is $22 for adults and $15 for children between 4 and 11 years of age. 

Movie Night on the Beach (June 27). 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 "Descendants" (Dewey Beach) and "The Sponge Bob Movie" (Bethany Beach).

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!