Happy Labor Day weekend everyone! Well, it's the traditional end to the summer season here at the Delaware beaches, but we're also one week away from the kickoff to the busy festival and event season. In fact, next weekend's schedule is so full, it will be nearly impossible to attend every fun event in the area. Don't worry though, you can't go wrong with any of the available choices.
But that's next week. For this weekend, there are plenty of great options for having fun here in coastal Delaware, including a one-of-a-kind "funeral" in Bethany Beach and a wild and crazy annual gathering in Rehoboth Beach.
Read below to learn all about these and other fun coastal Delaware activities in this week's "Weekender Blog," provided by the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty.
So without further ado, here are our selections for this weekend:
Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral (Sept. 7). Celebrated each year on Labor Day, this unique event remembers the summer season that's coming to a close and looks forward to next year. Some of the things you'll witness include a parade down the boardwalk, talented jazz musicians, mourners dressed in black and a "corpse" representing the Summer of 2015. Visit www.jazzfuneral.net for more information on this one-of-a-kind coastal Delaware event.
Season Fireworks Finale (Sept. 5). Held at the fabulous Freeman Stage near Bethany Beach, this end-of-the-season event celebrates Labor Day and America with the Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy an evening of the great American classics of jazz, swing and orchestral favorites, with some very special guests. Afterwards, enjoy the fabulous post-concert fireworks show. This event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Visit www.freemanstage.org for more information.
Sundance 2015: The Super Magic Rainbow Glitter Ball (Sept. 5-6). Leave it to the folks at CAMP Rehoboth to create an unforgettable event with an unforgettable name. A major fundraiser for the gay and lesbian community center, this fun-filled event attracts nearly 1,000 participants each year to the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center. This is the 28th year for the Sundance festival, which has raised more than $2 million since it's inception. Visit www.camprehoboth.com/letters/2015/july-31-2015-sundance-update for more information.
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand Concerts (Sept. 4-6). There's a stellar lineup on tap this weekend at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, with Jimi Smooth & Hit Time performing on Friday night and the fun-loving Regal Beagles taking the stage on Saturday evening. Sunday, the always entertaining and high-energy Delaware State University "Approaching Storm" marching band takes center stage with its high-stepping collection of musicians. If you're in town, plan on including these free concerts as part of your weekend's activities.
Georgetown Museum Tours (Sept. 5). Visitors are encouraged to explore nearby Georgetown's museums this Saturday for free from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participating museums include the Masonic Lodge, Historic Georgetown Train Station, the Old Sussex County Courthouse, the Delaware Aviation Museum, the Marvel Museum and the Treasures of the Sea Exhibit at Delaware Tech. Visitors on these dates will also receive discount tickets for the Brick Hotel and 16 Mile Brewery.
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!