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 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.
August 23, 7:30pm - 10:00pmSelbyville
Tickets required for all patrons, including infants and toddlers. No re-entry permitted. Seats are provided. Jim Gaffigan is a four-time Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer, producer, two-time New York Times best-selling author, Emmy winning top touring performer, and multi-platinum-selling recording artist. He is known around the world for his unique brand of humor, which largely revolves around his observations on life. On the silver screen, his many credits include Three Kings, Super Troopers 1 & 2, and Chappaquiddick. 2019 will be Gaffigan’s biggest year to date with an astonishing ten films scheduled for release. Three of these films premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival including "Troop Zero "with Viola Davis and Alison Janney, "Them That Follow," and "Light From Light" — with many festival goers calling Gaffigan the “King of Sundance.” Gaffigan also has two films releasing later this year in which he is the lead. They are a comedic film called "Being Frank" opening Father’s Day Weekend and "American Dreamer," a dark thriller opening Sept. 20. "American Dreamer" is a grand finale of 2019 for Jim, and features him as a rideshare driver who moonlights as a private driver for a drug dealer. In April, Gaffigan will co-star in the new film "Drunk Parents" with Alec Baldwin & Salma Hayek. Additionally, this year Gaffigan will release his unprecedented 7th stand up special, "Quality Time" with Amazon making history as their first original comedy special, and continue his international arena and theater tour. In addition to two seasons of the critically acclaimed semi-autobiographical "The Jim Gaffigan Show," which he wrote and produced with his wife, Jeannie, and his widely popular stand-up comedy specials, Gaffigan has guest starred on many television comedies and dramas, ranging from "Portlandia" and "Bob’s Burgers" to the HBO cult hits "Flight of the Concords" to dramatic roles in "Law & Order." Gaffigan regularity does humorous commentaries on CBS Sunday. Last year Jim served as master of ceremony at The Al Smith Memorial dinner. In 2015, Gaffigan had the great honor of performing for Pope Francis and over 1 million festival attendees at the Festival of Families in Philadelphia. Gaffigan and his wife currently live in Manhattan with their five loud and expensive children. $50 – $100
August 24, 12:00am - 3:00pmOcean City
Express yourself at Ocean City’s newest and most exciting showcase of the arts! ArtX, the event with so much to offer in a beautiful environment. Discover a variety of artists, from around the country as well as local artists with work on display and to sell. Films from the OC Film Fest will be screened onsite. A variety of music will keep you entertained while you enjoy a selection of food trucks, gourmet vendors, beer and wine. Interactive and unique art activities will provide children an opportunity to create their own masterpiece. The Art League of Ocean City will provide registration for on-site workshops to further explore your talents. All of this and the beauty and fun that comes with a day in the park. Northside Park is a 58 acre complex located directly on the bay and is home to the Town of Ocean City’s Recreation and Parks and Special Events departments. This facility boasts multiple lighted sports fields, a foot bridge, limited free Wifi, a playground, picnic shelter, two piers, kayak/SUP rental, over 1 mile of walking paths and a popular outdoor exercise area. Indoor at Northside Park includes This fantastic facility is free to residents and visitors and can be enjoyed through the ArtX weekend. Don’t miss this Xpressive and Xciting event. ArtX has something for everyone. An event in partnership with the Art League of Ocean City
August 24, 10:00am - 12:00pmSelbyville
The Uncle Devin Show is an interactive musical experience for children that use percussion instruments to cultivate their minds. It takes children on a magical journey through the Land of Percussion allowing them to hear, see and play different percussion instruments. Children will gain an understanding of the history of percussion and why it is the easiest, oldest and most diverse form of musical creativity. BYOC- Bring Your Own Chair. Children age 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Free
August 28, 7:00pm - 9:00pmSelbyville
First State Ballet Theatre brings the beauty and excitement of professional ballet performances to audiences throughout Delaware. The company will perform classical and contemporary highlights, while audiences enjoy an enchanting performance by bright young dancers performing under the artistic direction of Kirov-trained Pasha Kambalov. This performance will provide an opportunity to make tiaras and crowns as well as participate in a ballet lesson pre-performance. Also, event attendees will have the opportunity to meet some of the ballerinas post-performance. First State Ballet Theatre brings the beauty and excitement of professional ballet performances to audiences throughout Delaware. The company will perform classical and contemporary highlights, while audiences enjoy an enchanting performance by bright young dancers performing under the artistic direction of Kirov-trained Pasha Kambalov. This performance will provide an opportunity to make tiaras and crowns as well as participate in a ballet lesson pre-performance. Also, event attendees will have the opportunity to meet some of the ballerinas post-performance. BYOC- Bring Your Own Chair. Free
August 30, 7:00pm - 9:00pmSelbyville
Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. This show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band. For many, Masters of Soul is the ultimate stroll down memory lane. For younger generations, the show offers an opportunity to experience an era in our country's history that produced many of the greatest music acts ever recorded. Based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the 10-person cast consists of three lead male vocalists and three lead female vocalists backed by a four-piece band of seasoned musicians who've been touring together for decades. Masters of Soul has performed to numerous sold-out audiences and garnered rave reviews across the country at venues ranging from community theaters and universities to performing arts venues and concert halls. This performance is a Bring Your Own Chair (BYOC) event. Children 12 and under are free to attend. $20
August 31, 10:00am - 12:00pmSelbyville
The Pretty Crazies are mother-daughters trio who perform original songs that entertain and inspire! They are joined by The Daddy Jam Band — who make their songs ROCK! BYOC- Bring Your Own Chair. Children age 12 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Free.
September 14, 10:00am - 12:00pmSelbyville
Interested artists may submit an application for consideration here. A day not to be missed at The Freeman Stage! Stroll the green and enjoy previewing the artwork of Delmarva’s finest artists. Pull up a chair and groove to some of the most talented jazz artists to ever play at the shore — Joe Baione, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque and Lao Tizer Quartet. The first performance, at 11 a.m. will be Joe Baione. Baione has a passion for all things jazz. While he is making his mark on the jazz scene with his powerful and energetic performances in the vibes, he is also ensuring the future of jazz through his teaching and producing projects that make jazz more accessible in his community. Baione has won several awards including "Teacher of the Year," in 2003, "Emerging Jazz Artist, " in 2005 by Philidelphia Weekly and "Rising Star of Tomorrow," by Jazz at Lincoln Center. Next up, at 1 p.m., will be Five-time Juno Award winner, Jane Bunnett has turned her bands and recordings into showcases for the finest musical talent from Canada, the US, and Cuba. She has been nominated for three Grammy Awards, received The Order of Canada, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and, most recently, The Premier’s Award for Excellence. With Maqueque, Bunnett has created something new and phenomenal in the world of jazz. What started out five years ago as a project to record and mentor young brilliant Cuban female musicians, has become one of the top groups on the North American jazz scene. In the last year, they have played in major jazz festivals like Newport and Monterey, been featured on NPR’s program Jazz Night in America, were nominated for a Grammy Award for their newest release, Oddara, and, most recently, were voted as one the top ten jazz groups by the prestigious DownBeat magazine’s critics poll. The final act of the day, which will begin at 3 p.m., is “Jazz Group of the Year” nominee, The Lao Tizer Band, returns to The Freeman Stage in support of their CD/DVD combo-pack release, "Songs From The Swinghouse." The new release was recorded all live in the studio with simultaneous 8-camera HD video shoot, directed by the acclaimed music-film director, Andy LaViolette (Snarky Puppy, David Crosby). Please join us as the quartet takes you on a journey through their diverse World Jazz Fusion influences featuring an all-star cast of musicians!
September 19 - September 22Ocean City
Sunfest 45th year kicks off Ocean City’s ‘Second Season’ Sunfest takes over the Inlet Lot and beach Thursday-Sunday, September 19 -22. The town kicks off its “second season” with four days of music, food, arts, crafts and just plain fun. Admission to Sunfest is free. Earning the top spot for “traditional arts and craft shows in the nation,” Sunfest boasts over 180 crafters, along with exciting live music, hayrides on the beach and a wide and delicious offering of food. Daily hours are Thursday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Stayed tuned for official headline announcements! Live entertainment plays throughout the event. All entertainment is free with the exception of evening headline shows. Tickets for headline shows, when available, can be purchased through Ticketsmaster. Ticketmaster 1-800-551-SEAT /ticketmaster.com