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.
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