With November now in full swing, attentions have expectedly begun turning toward the 2015 holiday season. But before we get to the Thanksgiving turkey and the annual visit from Ole' Saint Nick, there are still a few more fun and family friendly festivals to come here in coastal Delaware.

This weekend's headlining event is the yearly Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, which showcases many of the region's finest independent films and provides a great way to spend some time over the course of the next several days at the Delaware beaches.

But there are other fun happenings in store for these next few days as well, including a special program featuring many of the state's lighthouses, a great holiday craft and artisans fair and a way to honor and learn about the original inhabitants of southern Delaware.

Check out these selections below in our "Weekender Blog," brought to you every week by the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty in Rehoboth Beach.

Here are our choices for this weekend in coastal Delaware:

Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (Nov. 7-15). This week-long festival founded by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society has become one of the most popular in the region in recent years, with ticket sales reaching 20,000 or more annually. The festival showcases around 100 of the best independent films, including features, documentaries and shorts and also offers informative seminars, opportunities to converse with celebrity guests and special events. Visit www.rehobothfilm.com/festival.html for more information.

Lighthouse Weekend (Nov. 6-8). This special event allows participants to spend a full weekend exploring the Delaware coast and learning about some of the area's historic lighthouses and lifesaving stations. These $235 packages include two nights at one of the cottages on the Indian River Inlet, along with various tours and presentations from several local groups, including the Friends of the Fenwick Lighthouse, the Lewes Historical Society and the Lightship Overfalls, among others. The full itinerary for this unique weekend is available by calling 302-227-6991.

Native American Day (Nov. 7). Join the Nanticoke Indian Tribe this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for "Native American Day" in Oak Orchard. Scheduled for the Nanticoke Indian Museum on Route 24, admission is free and activities include museum tours, Native American food and vendors, story telling, face painting and Native American singing and dancing. Call the Nanticoke Indian Museum at 302-945-7022 for more information.

RAL Annual Holiday Fair (Nov. 7-8). This year marks the 26th annual Holiday Fair at the Rehoboth Art League in Henlopen Acres. More than 30 artisans will be on hand this year in many different specialties, including jewelry, glassworks, pottery, painting and woodworking. Visit HERE for more information.

Cocoa Crawl (Nov. 6). Enjoy fall treats and great deals from many of Rehoboth Beach's local restaurants and shops, while also taking advantage of locally produced artwork and supporting worthwhile charitable organizations. Your $10 admission includes discounts, drinks, desserts and live music by Paul Cullen, and also registers you to win a $1,000 gift basket at the end of the evening. Visit www.downtownrb.com for more information or to register.

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!