May 16 - October 10Rehoboth Beach
The popular Rehoboth Beach Museum Walking Tours begin on Thursday, May 16 starting at 9:00 a.m. from the Rehoboth Avenue bandstand. In addition, the first of a series of Evening Strolls along the Boardwalk will begin on Thursday, May 30 at 5:30 pm. The morning Walking Tours will be held every other Thursday morning throughout the summer, except in July when there will be only one tour on July 18, and then picking up again on Thursday August 8. The tour is a 2-hour gentle stroll around downtown. It costs $10.00 payable on the day of the tour to the tour guide. Look for the pink umbrella held by tour guide Jean Brolund or the black umbrella held by tour guide Gerry Beaulieu. Reservations are required and may be obtained by calling the Rehoboth Beach Museum at (302) 227-7310. You may leave your name and telephone number on the answering machine if no one is available to take your call. The popular evening stroll, began last year, will be on May 30 at 5:30 pm. An evening stroll along the Boardwalk was a tradition for many years. After a long day of surf and sand, families would often take a walk on the boardwalk after dinner, sometimes stopping for ice cream for dessert. Recreate that tradition with the tour leaders. The morning Walking Tours provide general information about the history of Rehoboth Beach while touching on several of the storms that have shaped the coastline and the beachfront in town. The tour guide will lead walkers from the bandstand along Rehoboth Avenue, pointing out landmarks and providing photos of historical sites and events. Topics covered are the Native people of the area, the Methodist Camp Meetings, Hotels, Railroad Service, and Horn’s Pavilion. Other topics on the tour may include shipwrecks, naming ships such as the Falmouth, the Merrimac, the Severn, and the SS Thomas Tracy, the railroad, the Belhaven Hotel, restaurants such as the Robert Lee and Snyder’s, and of course, Funland. Tour goers are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water or fill up a water bottle at the historic Women’s Christian Temperance Union Fountain on the boardwalk, one of the landmarks mentioned on the tour. There are restrooms available at the bandstand area. Anyone interested in forming their own group for a private walking tour can call the Museum at (302) 227-7310 to make arrangements.
May 16 - June 16Ocean View
Harry Potter has come to The Salted Rim in Ocean View, DE Inviting all Witches & Wizards to join us for an All-You-Can-Eat dinner and movie in authentic train car decorated in the Harry Potter Theme So, you've been accepted to Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, have you? Arrive in your uniform or costume and have your acceptance letter in hand as you get ready to board the Hogwart's Express from platform 9 3/4. In this magical world you will watch Harry Potter, Ron and Hermione learn higher-level skills of Defense Against the Dark Arts and battle the evil forces of Voldemort. Movies will be shown on large screen TV's in authentic train car decorated in true Harry Potter style. Buffet dinner is included
May 18 - September 14Dewey Beach
Enjoy a full moon rise from the water before it gets too cold. Glide along the calm and shallow Rehoboth Bay. This excursion will experience a sunset and full moon rise (condition/weather dependent). Included is a lesson a guide all gear, safety equipment, photography. Not included is Dewey Beach Parking fees and gratuity for your guide. VIPs are welcome for FREE on your board or use one of our boards for FREE if you bring a paying customer. VIPs are those who purchased boards or kayaks from us. Full Moon Dates in 2019 Are as Follows: May 18, 2019, June 17, 2019, July 16, 2019, August 15, 2019, September 14, 2019 Sign up for one of these memorable experiences.
May 23, 12:30am - 11:00pmSelbyville
Visit The Grove and join the team at McKee Builders on Thursday May 23, 2019 to celebrate their grand opening of the Community Pool and Fire Pit. Enjoy lunch and refreshments beginning at 11:00am! Just 2.8 miles from Fenwick Island beaches and close to family fun at the bay, the Grove at Fenwick Island is a community of 59 new homes in the perfect location for enjoying all there is to love at the beach
May 23, 1:00pm - 3:00pmBethany Beach
Learn to make your own sea glass canvas with Marianne. All materials provided. Registration is limited and required. Registration begins on May 1st. Please call 302-539-5231 or visit the library to register. Fees/Admission: All library programs are free of charge.
May 23, 4:00pm - 6:00pmBethany Beach
Join the staff at Bethany Beach Beverage Co. in celebrating their Grand Opening on Thursday May 23, 2019 beginning at 4:00pm. Enjoy refreshments and win a chance for door prizes! Come in and enjoy a wine tasting featuring the brands of Winebow Fine Wine & Spirits. Winebow is always searching for wines and spirits that are authentic and interesting, and that express their distinct regions. It is this unending enthusiasm for discovery and for the talented work of our winemakers and distillers that drives them every day.
May 23 - May 25Millville
Come see the hilarious & talented, Denny Corby, at Dickens May 23rd - 25th! Denny fell in love with magic as a young kid growing up in Scranton, PA. His parents did everything they could to stir up his enthusiasm. They enrolled Denny in every magic class he could find and encouraged him to perform for friends and family as often as possible. The kid had a clear knack for entertainment. Denny worked his tail off in the “real world.” Still, he couldn’t leave magic behind. Denny’s family encouraged him to step out and take a risk in doing what he truly loved. Denny Corby is a wildly successful magician, entertainer and keynote speaker. Through appearances on major cable networks like Fox and NBC, Denny has graced television screens across the country. Wherever you meet him, Denny is guaranteed to make your day. He’s a warm-hearted goofball who lives to make people laugh and see them smile. Wherever you find him, Denny will probably drop what he’s doing and make you smile. All Performances subject to change *All Performers Subject to change with out notice. Come join in the magic at the Dickens Parlor Theatre. Tickets for this and all events can be purchased by phone at: (302) 829-1071, or online at www.dptmagic.com. Check us out on social media to get the latest updates and exciting news about our upcoming shows & performers! Fees/Admission: Adult: $26 Child: $18
May 24 - May 27Bethany Beach
Poseidon on Display - 11 am Daily Throughout the event, watch local artist George Zaiser create a sand sculpture that captures the essence of our Poseidon Festival. Carving begins at 11 am daily until completion. Parrotbeach - Fri, May 24, 7:30 pm They're back for a third year in a row! Whether you're a Jimmy Buffett fan or just a beach lover, a show with PARROTBEACH will have you singing, laughing, and dancing in the aisles. Come to the party dressed in your best Buffett outfit for added fun! Book Signings - Saturday, May 25. 10:30 am - Visit the Nature Center for a book signing by Nancy Sakaduski, author of The Mermaid in Rehoboth Bay. Also, make a mermaid crown (while supplies last). Dress like your favorite seacreature to get a prize. There will be a Mermaid Scavenger Hunt and mermaid scratch art too. 7:00 pm - Bethany Beach Books - Book signing by author Mary Kay Andrews, author of "Sunset Beach". Pirates on the Plaza - Sat, May 25, 1:00 - 5:00 pm Get up close and personal with Captain Cortez and his troupe of plunderers as they lure you into the Golden Age of Piracy. See live sword demonstrations and learn about the ways of pirate life in exciting swashbuckling shows throughout the day. Come dressed as a pirate or mermaid for your chance to win prizes in our costume contest and be crowned Mr. & Ms. Poseidon. There will be plenty of photo opportunities. Live Mermaid Tank - Sat., May 25, Noon - 6 pm See a live mermaid on display in her very own tank! Watch interactive mermaid performances throughout the day including live cracking of pearl oysters to be given to the first 50 guests. Sons of Pirates - Sat, May 25, 3:00 & 4:30 pm Sometimes billed as a Jimmy Buffett tribute act, this beach party band also plays hits by Bob Marley, Zac Brown, and more. Be ready for dancing & fun participation! Emergency Meet & Greet - Sat, May 25, 5:30 - 9:00 pm Learn from the local experts how to prepare for a potential coastal emergency. Meet and greet our Town lifeguards, police, and fire personnel. See the Town Mobile Command Center and water rescue vehicles up close. Chris Sacks Band - Sat, May 25, 7:30 pm This band is best defined as a swirling mixture of red-blooded American music blended with the blue seawaters of the Caribbean. Captain Quint fans will know Chris as a former member. He has since opened for national acts such as Michael Ray, Joe Diffie, Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis and Mo Pitney. Hermit Crab Derby - Sun, May 26, 1:00 - 5:00 pm Choose a crab, name it, and have fun competing in this race run by the National Crab Racing Association and backed by Florida Marine Research. Marine Science Camp - Sun, May 26, 1:00 - 5:00 pm Gain an appreciation for our marine life and environment in a fun open-classroom setting by the sea. This award-winning program will explore sharks, rays, dolphins, turtles, and coral reefs through interactive hands-on activities. Skim Board Basics - Sun, May 26, 5:30 pm RELYance Skim Camp will demonstrate basic skim boarding tips, etiquette, and safety on the beach off Garfield Parkway. Boards will be provided. U.S. Navy Country Current - Sun, May 26, 7:30 pm Nationally renowned for its versatility and "eye-popping" musicianship, Country Current performs a blend of modern country music and bluegrass. This ensemble performs regularly for the president, vice-president, the secretary of the Navy, the chief of naval operations, and the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy. Reaching out to communities both locally and nationally, they regularly perform in support of our active-duty sailors. Aloha Summer Luau Show - Mon, May 27, 1 pm Say Aloha to summer in this Poseidon Festival finale. We'll take you on an enchanting journey through the Polynesian islands complete with pulsating drums and exotic dancers performing a revue of dances from Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, and New Zealand. You'll even learn how to dance the hula. Fees/Admission: Complimentary
May 25, 7:15am - 12:00pmBethany Beach
5K run or 2 mile walk on Memorial Day Weekend to support the amazing foundation, Justin's Beach House. Justin's Beach House is a respite home for families with cancer in Bethany Beach, Delaware, Offering time away from doctors and hospitals, Justin's Beach House is a place for the family to relax and unwind.
May 25, 9:00am - 3:00pmOcean View
The 12th annual Artisans Fair features unique handcrafted art objects. Artisans will show textiles, metalwork, fine art, glass, jewelry, pottery, photography, woodworking and sculpture both indoors and outdoors. An outside Farmers Market is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Other attractions are a raffle auction of artisans’ work, quilt silent auction, baked goods, a 50-50 cash raffle and breakfast, lunch and snack items.
May 29, 1:00pm - 3:00pmBethany Beach
Decorate your own baseball hat for the summer with artisan Pam Miller. Registration is limited and required. Registration opens May 1st, 2019. Please call 302-539-5231 or visit the library to register. Fees/Admission: All library programs are free of charge.
May 29, 7:00pm - 9:00pmOcean City
Enjoy live performances by local musicians and comedians with coffee provided by Coastal Coffee Roasting! Hosted by Tyler Dark. Featuring this month: Dom the Gonzo, Josh Quillen, Big Chap, Fraiser Fir. This event is free to attend and is the last Wednesday of every month from 7-9pm.
May 30, 4:00pmBethany Beach
Meet to discuss which was better, the book or the movie, with book and movie lovers alike! All are welcome, no registration required, and snacks will be provided. Date/Time Information: Part One, The Movie: Tuesday, May 28th at 4:00 pm Part Two, The Discussion: Thursday, May 30th at 2:00 pm
May 30 - June 1Millville
May 30th - June 1st, Dickens presents the intriguing mind-reader & comedian Eric Dittelman! Ever wonder what it would be like to know what someone else was thinking? What if you knew exactly what someone else was going to do before they did it? Eric Dittelman knows what that’s like and has been reading minds at theaters, colleges, comedy clubs, and corporate events all across the country. Often known by just his surname, Dittelman combines amazing mind reading with stand-up and improvisational comedy. In 2012, he blew audiences away as a semi-finalist and judges’ favorite on season 7 of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” He has also appeared as a guest on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and was featured in “Entertainment Weekly”, “Rolling Stone”, and even “The National Enquirer”. He has studied improve comedy with Upright Citizens Brigade, Improve Boston and Second City. He was nominated “Fastest Rising Star” and recently won 2015’s “Best Male Performer Award” by Campus Activities Magazine. Tickets on sale soon. All Performances subject to change *All Performers Subject to change with out notice. Come join in the magic at the Dickens Parlor Theatre. Tickets for this and all events can be purchased by phone at: (302) 829-1071, or online at www.dptmagic.com. Check us out on social media to get the latest updates and exciting news about our upcoming shows & performers! Fees/Admission: Adult: $26 Child: $18
May 31, 7:00pm - 9:00pmSelbyville
Locals Under the Lights returns to The Freeman Stage for the seventh season! Audience members can sit back, relax and enjoy local and up-and-coming artists perform on the same stage as national acts, such as Diana Ross, O.A.R., and Billy Currington! BYOC- Bring Your Own Chair
June 1, 10:00am - 5:00pmBethany Beach
Sponsored by the Cultural and Historical Affairs Committee, this juried fine crafts show will feature over 100 fine crafters along the boardwalk, bandstand area, Garfield Parkway, and Parkwood Street. Vendors come from all over the country and 15 are new to the list this year. Shoppers can purchase jewelry, pottery, home décor, glass, photography, woodwork, and more. This is a rain or shine event. All weather announcements regarding the show will be made on the Town’s website.
June 1, 6:00pm - 7:00pmSelbyville
If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you won’t want to miss The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute. The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' classics such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Twist And Shout," "Here Comes The Sun," and "Hey Jude," the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing. Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career, and this loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences in countries around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, The United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil. The Fab Four is truly the Ultimate tribute. This performance is a Bring Your Own Chair (BYOC) event. Children 12 and under are free to attend.
June 2, 4:30pm - 6:00pmMillville
Come on out and join us for a free potluck dinner on the first Sunday of every month at 4:30 PM in our Wesley Hall! There is no cost, we only ask that you bring a dish if you can and especially bring a friend. Everyone from the church and community is invited, so we hope to see you soon! The first Sunday of every month at 4:30 PM. Fees/Admission: Free
June 5, 7:00pm - 9:00pmOcean View
Shipwreck historian and salvager, Dale W. Clifton, Jr. will share his extensive knowledge of shipwrecks off the Delaware coast and showcase some of the many artifacts displayed at his Discovery Sea Museum in Fenwick Island. Dale Clifton is an internationally acclaimed treasure hunter who has led hundreds of recovery expeditions. Do not miss this fascinating talk from a distinguished sea archeologist who happens to be a local! FREE for Ocean View Historical Society members, $5 for others. Lights refreshments will be served. FREE parking available in the Ocean View parking lots around the John T. West Town Park.
June 7 - June 8Millville
ADULTS ONLY!!!!!! Comedy off the cuff! The energetic Delmarva Improv Group – performs live stand-up comedy and improv show which should make everyone laugh. The show is similar to the popular television show Whose Line is it Anyway, with Drew Carey. The cast will entertain you and use audience input to develop funny scenes off the cuff. “We’re excited to invite comedy to the Dickens, especially now that we all need a good laugh, given all the political mess we hear on the news every day.”, says Cheryl DeBois the manager of the Theatre. All Performances subject to change *All Performers Subject to change with out notice. Come join in the magic at the Dickens Parlor Theatre. Tickets for this and all events can be purchased by phone at: (302) 829-1071, or online at www.dptmagic.com. Check us out on social media to get the latest updates and exciting news about our upcoming shows & performers!
June 7, 7:30pm - 9:30pmSelbyville
The Mavericks, who will celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2019, are declaring their independence and stepping out on their own with Brand New Day, the first studio album released on Mono Mundo Recordings, the label they founded in 2016. Brand New Day is the follow-up to the widely praised albums Mono (2015) and In Time (2013). Flashing the same exhilarating, beyond-category style that has defined the Mavericks, the new album introduces a collection of taut, energetic, economical songs sure to be embraced by both original fans of their top-10 albums and hit singles of the ‘90s and a new generation of listeners who have joined the party since their triumphant 2012 reunion. It is the mature and timely work of an exciting and underestimated American band that has embraced its own destiny.
June 8, 6:00pm - 8:00pmSelbyville
O.A.R. first began to develop their unique sound while in high school in Rockville, Maryland. With three albums under their belt before they finished college, the band began pursuing their musical dreams full time in the summer of 2001. By the end of 2008, the band had released six studio albums and three live double disc CDs. To date, O.A.R. has sold close to 2 million albums and more than 2 million concert tickets, including two sold-out shows at New York City's Madison Square Garden and Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. In 2011, the band released the album, King, which debuted at No. 12 on the Billboard 200 chart, No. 3 on the Billboard Digital Album Chart, and was No. 3 at iTunes. King was the follow-up to the band’s 2008 release, All Sides, which contains the platinum hit single “Shattered.” The band’s album, "The Rockville LP," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart and No. 6 on the Top Current Rock Albums chart. Upon its release, The Rockville LP hit the top spot on the iTunes Rock Albums chart and No. 3 on iTunes Overall Albums chart. The album features the songs “Favorite Song”, “Two Hands Up” and smash hit, “Peace”. O.A.R. has performed on such national TV shows as The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Michael, CONAN, and 2015 Special Olympics Opening Ceremony. In 2015, they performed in New York City’s Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration to a live audience of over 1.5 million plus their concert was broadcast in a worldwide webcast reaching millions of fans!. 2016 marked the band’s 20th anniversary with the release of their new album, "XX;" a career-spanning collection that shines a light on key moments from the band’s illustrious career and features two new songs including the new single “I Go Through” which was written and recorded as the cameras rolled during the captivating six-part docu-series Evolution of a Song. O.A.R released their ninth studio album, "The Mighty," March 29, 2019, via RED MUSIC.
June 13 - June 15Millville
Kevin is one of the most sought after corporate entertainers in the country. You may have seen him on CN8 – The Comcast Network on the “Your Morning” show. He was also a regular headliner at the Dickens Parlour Theatre located at the Tropicana Casino & Resort in Atlantic City and Monday Night Magic: New York’s Longest Running Off-Broadway Magic Show. A native of New Jersey, Kevin is a full time professional magician/Illusionist with over 25 years of performing experience! He became interested in magic at the young age of seven when he first saw a movie about his soon-to-be childhood idol, Harry Houdini. It was then that a relative exposed him to the world of sleight of hand, and soon afterwards he received his first toy magic set. The “magic bug” had bitten him for good. Kevin began practicing on the neighborhood kids and was soon asked to entertain at birthday parties. Magic helped pay for his college education, and after graduating from Kean University with a BS degree in Computer Science, he continued to perform magic part-time at the local lounges and restaurants while at the same time perfecting his Close-Up Magic and Sleight-of-Hand skills. Since then, Kevin has won several awards in magic contests and has made numerous television appearances. Don’t miss this amazing performance! All Performances subject to change *All Performers Subject to change with out notice. Come join in the magic at the Dickens Parlor Theatre. Tickets for this and all events can be purchased by phone at: (302) 829-1071, or online at www.dptmagic.com. Check us out on social media to get the latest updates and exciting news about our upcoming shows & performers!
June 14, 7:00pm - 9:00pmSelbyville
Starry Night Opera: The powerful voices of Opera Delaware join the formidable Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, under the fiery direction of Maestro Julien Benichou, for an evening of memorable musicals and great opera!
June 15, 8:00am - 3:00pmSelbyville
The Town of Selbyville and the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce travel back in time as they celebrate tradition and the classics. Now in its 62nd year, cars, tractors and emergency vehicles from 1988 and earlier line Church Street in Selbyville for their shot at "Best in Show" while socializing with other classic fanatics. A live band, vendors, and children's activities from fire truck rides to bounce house and juggling lessons round out the festivities. Fun for all ages, don't miss this family-friendly event! Fees/Admission: FREE TO ATTEND! Old Timer's Day Vehicle Registration- $10
June 15, 10:00am - 11:00amSelbyville
“Zoo In My Room” puppet musical tells the story of retired zookeeper Farmer Stu and his animal family that is grown through adoption. This one-of-a-kind show features a large barn set that comes alive with amazing animal puppets who talk, joke and sing. As each new zoo animal joins the farm, lessons are learned, diversity is celebrated, and the barn becomes a more joyful, loving, and musical place. The show’s story and original songs were created by “Kidsinger Jim” Hossick of Bowie, Maryland, who has been singing and storytelling for children for 24 years. He is assisted by Dawn Madak of Annapolis, who has also performed in a kid’s music band as a percussionist and singer.
June 15, 7:00pm - 9:00pmSelbyville
Celebrating their 82nd season, the Tamburitzans are an ensemble of versatile musicians, dancers and singers dedicated to perpetuating international cultural heritage through entertaining performance while awarding scholarships to those talented and deserving students attending a Pittsburgh-based school. This event will feature an artist discussion with the audience. BYOC- Bring Your Own Chair
June 20, 10:00am - 11:00amSelbyville
Reid Belstock began juggling at the age of 15, as a way of overcoming gross and fine motor skill impairment. After one year of juggling, Reid began his first performing opportunity at Elitch Gardens, a local Amusement Park. From the very first show, he knew it was a calling. During High School Reid's Guidance Counselor handed him a brochure for Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College. It was a moment that proved to be spot on. As a student of the famed Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus Clown College, Reid found a balance between his love of object manipulation, and slapstick comedy, and spent six months training at Walt Disney World Orlando perfecting his comic blend with the Entertainment Arts Festival in 1992 with Director Lloyd Brant. More than 20 years later and over two thousand live performances Reid has been featured in Theaters, Cruise Lines, Variety Festivals, and Corporate Events both Nationally and Internationally. This will also include a workshop: This will be a basic introduction to Physical Comedy and Clowning. Participants will be guided through the basics of movement and facial expressions, and how to use timing in humor. his performance features 2 shows: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.! BYOC- Bring Your Own Chair