Believe it or not, June is already more than halfway over and the traditional summer season is in full swing, as I'm sure you've all noticed by the skyrocketing thermometer readings in the last few days.
But don't let the warm weather stop you! Get out there this weekend and enjoy all that coastal Delaware has to offer! There's plenty of fun things going on, including a few of our favorites that we've listed below.
Pick a couple and check them out, and don't forget to watch every week for our "Weekender Blog" to keep up to date on all the fun and exciting events going on at or near the Delaware beaches.
- Selbyville Old Timer's Day (June 20). After a year's hiatus, this popular classic car, truck, tractor, military and emergency vehicle show returns to Selbyville, where the event has been a tradition for nearly six decades.The occasion also features door prizes, food, vendors, live classic country and rock entertainment from the Bo Dickerson Band and children's activities, including crafts, pony rides, a moon bounce and an obstacle course. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, click HERE.
- Chautauqua Festival in Lewes (June 21-25). A unique mixture of education and entertainment, the main event of Lewes' Chautauqua Festival will be held under a large tent and will feature re-enactors who take on the personas of celebrated historical figures, educating and entertaining audiences as they bring the past to life. The 17th annual event, this year entitled "Discovering Delaware's Maritime Past," will also take place at a variety of downtown Lewes locations from June 21 to 25. Admission is free and open to the public. For additional information, call 302-645-1148 or visit the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Website.
- 25th Annual Lewes Garden Tour (June 20). Self-guided tour of private gardens in the historic town of Lewes. Complementary activities include a market with vendors specializing in garden related retail items, a free lecture on a gardening related topic and working artists in the gardens.There will also be a food tent in the park. For more information, visit www.leweschamber.com.
- DeBraak Shipwreck Tour/Lecture (June 22). For the history lovers among us, there are still a limited number of reservations available for the lecture and tour of the hull of His Majesty's Sloop DeBraak, a British warship that capsized and was lost off the Delaware coast on May 25, 1798. All programs begin at the Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes, where a lecture on the ship will be presented in conjunction with the exhibit "A Seaborne Citizenry: The DeBraak and Its Atlantic World." Attendees will then be transported, via van, to the DeBraak hull facility in nearby Cape Henlopen State Park for a tour of the surviving section of the ship's hull. Tours are limited to 12 visitors per program and will take place at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday, June 22.
- Movie Night on the Beach (June 22). 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 "The Lego Movie" (Dewey Beach) and "Curious George" (Bethany 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!