Kicking off an awesome maritime weekend in Lewes is the 17th annual Boast the Coast event on Saturday, October 6 @ 11am. Events begin at the 1812 Park and include a seafood tasting, family fun tent featuring events for adults and kids including the Flumpa Tree Frog Musical and Charlie the Clown's Pirate themed magic show. Boat tours of the canal will also be available from 11a-3p. New to this year's Boast the Coast, the boat rides will depart from the City Dock on baord the Lewes Water Taxi; the Lewes Fore department Fire Boat will also be on hand for in-water demonstrations.All this leads up to the always popular and colorful Lewes Boat Parade. Scheduled to get underway at dusk, the boat parade will be hosted from the docks of The Wharf in Lewes.
Other events include free tours on the restored Lightship Overfalls. This National Historic Landmark is one of the few remaining Lightships in the country (lightships were essentially floating lighthouses that helped guide ships to safety as they navigated the Delaware Bay).
For more event info, call the Lewes Chamber of Commerce at 302.645.8073.