5/4 through 5/6 Lewes Merchants Sidewalk Sale: Lewes is a perfect walking town which will be especially good during the Spring Merchants Sidewalk Sale. This is the time of year when shop owners roll out some of their best wares at the best prices. There'll be shopping bargains galore. And, if you get hungry, a bunch of great restaurants too! For more info, contact the Lewes Chamber of Commerce at 302.645.8073.
5/5 British Motorcar Show: They're coming again! The British have landed and are invading once again (for the 17th time actually) the City of Lewes and they're bringing with them some of the most iconic and unique motorcars ever built. While many of Britain's best featured some outstanding styling, this year's feature car, the Triumph Spitfire, is among the most memorable and it, along with scores of its kindred, cross-pond motor carriages, will be lined up for viewing, talking and sharing, from 10-3p, on the grounds of The Lewes Historical Society. A parade through downtown Lewes will follow the show For more info call 302.645.8073.
5/5 Lewes Gun Battery Tours: If you love Lewes, especially its history, you'll want to make this a part of your weekend activities. Linited to just 30 people, the 519 Gun Battery Tour will tell you how and why the gun battery was used and why it was so important to Delaware's southern coast line. For more info and tickets call 302.645.6852.
5/5 An Evening with the Horseshoe Crab: Experience the Delaware Dinosaur in its glory, oddity and natural habitat on a nightime walking tour of the beach via Cape Henlopen State Park. Liited to 20 people, call 302.645.6852 for info.
5/6-5/7 Pleain Air Art Competition: Watch artists at the heights of their creativity compete for honor and recognition. Sponsored by the Children's Beach House, Rehoboth Art League and the Food Bank of Delaware, this year's Plein Air will feature artists competing for casg prizes and more as they create their view of Rehoboth beach, Lewes Beach and the surrounding Dleaware Beach area. For more info call 302.227.8408.
5/6 Blessing of The Fleet: From 2-4pm on Sunday, May 6th, be a part of the ages old tradition celebrated by maritime towns the world over, with the Blessing of The Fleet. Taking place at the Fisherman's Wharf in the historic Rehoboth-Lewes Canal, it's a gathering of faith and hope as people ask for God's Blessing on a safe and bountiful fishing season as well as a time to remember those ships and sailors who no longer set to sea, For more info call the Lewes Chamber of Commerce at 302.645.8073.
5/11 Fun Friday Lewes Italian Festival: Even the Dutch love to be Italian! On Friday, May 5th, watch as the merchants of Downtown Lewes-originally a Dutch Settlement- celebrate Italian Style with food, drink, strolling musicians and a whole lot more. Local restaurants will feature Italian themed and inspired dishes to savor and enjoy, merchants will roll out the welcome mat with special merchandise and more and the streets will be alive with the sounds of laughter, love and song. For more info call the Lewes Chamber of Commerce at 302.645.8073
5/11-5/18 Little Shop of Horrors: Ahh...The theatrical experience loved by so many is presented for your viewing pleasure by Clear Space Productions. Be a part of the craft and excitement as the Clear Space crew brings this magical musical to the stage once agaiin in downtown Rehoboth Beach. For more info call 302.227.2270.
5/19 Youth Fishing Tournament: Sure it's got history, but Lewes and its coastal waters are equally well known for their excellent fishing. Nurture the bond of enthusiasm and respect for fishing these waters at this year's Youth Fishing Tournament sponsored by the Friends of cape Henlopen State Park. For details, call 302.858.6127.
5/19 National Maritime Day: Celebrate National Maritime Day with the Cape May Lewes Ferry and the positive contributions that the Merchant Marines and Marine Industry have given us. From national defense and protection to humanitarian aid, employment, education and recreation, they provide us with more than you might realize and now's your chance to say "thanks". For more info call 302.645.8073.
5/20 Breast Cancer 5k Run/Walk: from 8a-1p, run, walk, whatever! Just show that you care and support the cause as Tanger Outlets in Rehoboth sponsore the Second Annual Run/Walk benefit for the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. For more info call 866.312DBCC.
5/21 Walt Wagamonn Golf Classic: Here's another chance to swing into action and help the Cancer Support Community Delaware as the Rehoboth Beach Yacht and Country Club host the 21st Annual Walt wagamon Golf Classic. For more info call 302.645.9150.
5/24 Children's Beach House Golf Classic: One Day. One Course. One cause. For more info call 302.645.9184.
5/25 Lightship Overfalls Kickoff Party and Auction: Here it is, the Kickoff Party of the season! the Lightship Overfalls season and all the knowledge and wonder it brings. It'll feature door prizes, food, games and so much more. Hosted at the University od Delaware's Virden Center, it'll be fun for all. For more info call 302.644.8050.
5/26 Shorebird and Horseshoe Crab Festival: Join in the day long festivities and celebrate some of Delaware's natural wonders and resources as the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge and the Town of Milton co-host this family friendly, fun and informative event. For more info call 302.684.8419.
5/26 Firepower Tour: Learn how the artillery that protected the Delaware Coast operated and participate in a gun drill! This event takes place from 6:30-8:00p and is limited to 20 people. For more info call 302.645.8073.
6/1 Walt Jones Golf Outing: Hosted at Midway Par 3 in Rehoboth and presented by Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, tee times for this Shotgun start golf outing is 9:30a and 1p. Prizes will be available at every hole. Price is $325/5 person team and inlcudes greens fees, t-shirts and Bethany Blues lunch. To sign up visit sussexh4hweekend.com
6/2 Lower Sussex Bassmaster Youth Fishing Tournament: Join the Lower Sussex Bassmaster and Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge for their annual Youth Fishing Tournament. Open to kids 15 and younger, the enitire event is free includes everything from bait and hooks to bobbers, soada and train rides...just bring your own fishing pole. The purpose of the event is to help kids understand and respect the purpose and joys of fishing and to help celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week. Happening at Milton Memorial Park on the Upper Broadkill River, registration is at 8am, fishing from 9a to 1p. Rain date is Sunday, June 3rd. For more info visit fws.gov/northeast/primehook/events
June 2 Historic Lewes Farmers Market: On June 2 (and every Saturday this summer through the summer) from 8a to 12p, you can get some of the freshest and most delicious food anywhere right here in Downtown Historic Lewes. Located on the Lewes Historical Society Complex, the Historic Lewes Farmers Market features the best in produce, meats, recipes and cooking demonstrations from local growers and farmers. For more info visit historiclewesfarmersmarket.org/
6/2 Russ McCabe Where North Meets South: Take a tour and learn about the natural and cultural wonders of some of Delaware's most historic and important waterways. "Where North Meets South: Slavery and The Civil War", is a journer with Russ McCabe that will fascinate and enlighten you with information about such notable places like the Woodland Ferry, Middle Point Monument, the Governor Ross Mansion/ Slave Quarter, the Parson Thorne Mansion, Geberal Torbert Statue and the Burial Place of U.S. Colored Troops. Lunch will be at Jimmy's Grill. The tour leaves from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry at 9a and lasts until 4p.Tickets are $30/each and space is limited. To get more information and tickets call 302.645.7670 (x10).
6/2 Lighthouse Tours Begin: Tours of the Delaware Breakwater east End Lighthouses begin on Saturday June 2. Each tour throughout the summer is on a Saturday and takes place on the following dates: June 2, 16, 30; July 14, 28; August 11.25, September 8; actual tour times will be announced. Tickets are $35 each for people 13 and up, $15 for kids 6-12. Tours depart from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry, free parking is available and reservations are required as seats are limited to 24 people. Dates is bold are open to chilfren under 6. Please note that the Harbor of refuge Light Station is currently closed for repair but the tour will pass by close for pictures. For more info visit delawarebaylights.org/Tours
6/3 Picnic in The Park: Brought to you by The Friends of The Canalfront Park, the Picnin in The Park will feature local restraurant food specialties, wines by R&L Liquors, Dogfish Head Beer and music, entrtainment and kids activities. For more info call 302.644.0108 or visit canalfrontpark.com
6/5 Concert in The Park: Stango Park in Lewes hosts the Lewes Concert in The Park every Tuesday from 7p-8:30p. This week's featured artist is Charity Case, a local light country rock duo. For more info visit www.ci.lewes.de.us
6/6 Classic at Baywood Greens: The Classic at Baywood Greens Golf Tournament takes place on Wednesday, June 6 at the Baywood Greens Championship Golf Course. This year's 7th annual event is held as a fundraiser for the Robert and Eolyne Tunnel Cancer Center of BeeBe Medical Center. Serving as the Honorary Chair again this year is cancer survivor Sarah Brady while Baywood Greens is once again, this year's Classic event sponsor. SIngle player prices are $175, foursomes are $700. Fees include greens fee, warm-up, contests, GPS, golf cart, breakfast, lunch, on course refreshments, prizes and awards. To register for the tournament or for sponsoirship call Drew Walls at WSFS Bank at 302.644.9936 or Betha Salaman, BeeBe Medical Foundation Coordinator at 302.644.2951 x16.
6/9 Lewes Historical Society's Strawberry Festival: Treat yourself to delicious Sussex County strawberries and champagne, live music and more at this year's Strawberry Festival, hosted on the grounds of the beautiful Lewes Historical Society's campus at 110 Shipcarpenter. Open to eveyone, tickets are just $7 for member and $10 for non members. Registration required. call 302.645.7670 x10.
6/9 Best of the Beach Auction: For the 23rd time, it's fun under the big tent with food, art, auction, dinner and dancing at the Best of the Beach Art Auction. This year's Farm to Table theme will be prepared by Big Fish Grill to showcase local produce and products. Speaking of "local", Love Seed Mama Jump will start of the evening with a light acoustic set as they prepare to rock the house and the dance floor as the evening goes on. Of course, as always, event highlights will include the ever popular silent auction and all the beautiful art that goes with it including one of this year's featured artists William Patterson. For more info visit www.beebemedicalfoundation.org As if all this isn't enough, we have an extra surprise in store for you- air conditioning!. Yes, this year's big top will also be big time cool, thanks to the wonders of portable ac and the efforts of our sponsors.
6/10 A City Says "Thank You": From 11a- 5p, the City of Lewes celebrates Yellow Ribbon Military Family Appreciation Day to honor Sussex County families with military service members who have served in Iraq/Afghanistan. Truly a family oriented event, there will be lunch and an unbelievable array of activities and events to choose from and participate in which will include everything from pirate ship charters to kayak trip up the canal, Fort Miles and Trolley Tours as well as face painting, magicians, ice cream socials, air force fly overs, live entetainment, including the US Military Band and more. Advanced registration is required for this free even and can be completed here. For more information call 302.645.8073.
6/14 An Evening at The Hook: A continuing wildlife lecture series, an Evening at The Hook provieds fascinating information and details about our local wildlife refuge and its place in the environment. Fo rmore info visit www.fws.gov/northeast/primehook/events
6/15 Build A Boat: Now this is interesting...a family boat-building day on the banls of the canal. Happening all day 6/15 & 17 and directed by the Lewes Historical Society at the Lewes Lifesaving Station Boathouse, this is event is truly one of a kind a great way to get some very fun and wonderful quality familty time. For more info visit historiclewes.org
6/16 Lewes Garden Tour: Rain or shine, enjoy a self guided garden tour of some of Lewes' most beautiful gardens- nine private and one public. Complementary activites will be going on as well including a garden market and vendors, free gardening related lectures and artists working in the gardens. Scheduled from 10a-5p, the Lewes garden Tour is sponsored by the Lewes Chamber of Commerce. For more info call them at 302.645.8073.
6/22 Concert by The Canal: From 6:30-8:30p. enjoy a free live concert at the Canalfront Park in Downtown Lewes. Sponsored by Dogfish Head Beer, this show's featured band is Chester River Runoff. For more info visit www.lewescanalfrontpark.org
6/23-24 Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival: On Saturday (10-4) and Sunday (10-3), join the 4,000 plus visitors who'll attend the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass 7 Arts Festival. Hosted on the grounds of the Lewes Historical Society, the Festival inlcudes sea glass and sea glass art as well as a variety of art from regional craftsmen including carved duck decoys and other waterfowl art. For more info call 302.645.7670 or visit www.historiclewes.org
6/24 Historic Lewes Farmers Market: It's that time of week again to take part (and take home) local variety, freshness and flavor at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market on Saturday, June 24 from 8a-12p. www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org
6/25 Concert on the Green: Sponsored by Make My Day Event Planning and hosted at the Village of Five Points, the Concert on The Green music series is a fantastic summer night spent with the family in an open and relaxed atmosphere. This week's entertainment is truly a classic: Oh Boy! A rockabilly and Buddy Holly Tribute Band. The show is 7:30-9:30.
6/26 Concert at Stango Park: Part of the WSFS SUmemr Msuic Series, the concerts at Stango Park are always crowd pleasers. Country Music lovers take note, this week's performance is by Tydewater from 7-8:30p. Find out more at 302.644.3872.
6/27 Cinema by the Canal: Enjoy The Great Outdoors (the movie and the real thing) at dusk as the Lewes Canalfront Park hosts its seasonal summer cinema sessions. For more info vsit www.lewescanalfrontpark.org
6/28 Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre: Enjoy very special Thursday morning performances this summer of wonderful children's classics tales duriing the Rehoboth Summer Children's Theatre. Each show will feature the talents of two actors who help bring these timeless classics to life. There are five scheduled performances of three popular tales: Jungle Book, Cinderella and Puss in Boots. Shows start at 11am. Each show will also feature a creative dramatic workshop for children ages 4-10 from 10-10:45am. Priced separately from the shows, the workshops are a great way to introduce children to the joys of acting. For tickets and more show info call 302.227.6766.
6/28 WSFS Summer Music Program: This time around, the WSFS Summer Music Prgram "breaks rank" with the 287th National Guard Band performing at Stango Park on Thursday night from 7-8:30p
6/28-29 Clear Space Presents: On Thursday and Friday, Clear Space Productions presents "Cabaret" in the Rehoboth of The Ars Theatre at 20 Baltimore Avenue in Downtown Rehoboth. For more info visit www.clearspacetheatre.org
6/30 Historic Lewes Farmers Market: It's fresh time again. Enjoy it all summer long with locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, craft and artisan foods, eggs, beef and more all at tHe Historic Lewes Farmers Market. Get more info at www.historiclewesfarmersmarket.org