Photo courtesy of Alissa Rosenstein.
This is it! We made it! School’s out, the summer solstice is only days away, vacation season is here, and so begins the plethora of fun summertime events that make beach visits so memorable. Weekly concerts, tours, movies and bonfires on the beach, farmers’ markets – here is a list of some of our favorite beach activities that go on all summer long:
Rehoboth Beach Bandstand Summer Concert Series: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., through August. 1 Rehoboth Ave. Watch acts that range from local favorites to cover and tribute bands to military ensembles and orchestras as well as family-friendly entertainment including movies and variety acts.
Lewes Weekly Concerts: Tuesday, 7 p.m., through August 30. Stango Park, Lewes. A diverse music lineup is being offered from country bluegrass, RB/hip hop, classic rock, big band and more. A family friendly event, all are welcome to bring chairs, blankets, snacks, and their dancing shoes.
Movies and Bonfires on the Beach: Monday (movies), Tuesday and Wednesday (bonfire), through Labor Day, Dewey Beach Life Saving Station, Dagsworthy Street. Movies: Monday, June 13 - August 29, 8:30 p.m. Bonfires: Tuesday and Wednesday, June 14 - August 31, 7-9 p.m.
Dolphin Watch: Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., through mid-August. Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes. Discover why the bottle-nosed dolphin swims off our beaches, and then search for them from our shore overlook. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required.
Rehoboth Summer Children’s Theatre: Various Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, June 28 – August 25. Epworth United Methodist Church, 19285 Holland Glade Road, Rehoboth Beach. This is the theatre’s 35th season of family theatre fun! Children’s summer camps also offered.
Rehoboth Beach Farmers’ Market: Tuesday, 12-4 p.m., through September. Grove Park, Rehoboth Beach. The market’s 25 vendors sell vegetables, fruit, cheese, meat, seafood, prepared food, baked goods, plants and cut flowers. There are weekly events such as chef demos, music, and a green tent that will educate consumers on conservation and green energy.
Cape Water Tours and Taxi: Various days and tours. Experience panoramic views of shorelines, wonderfully lush landscape of grassy marshlands, local water and bird life, and the rich history of what was once a major shipping canal for transporting crops and commodities up and down the rivers to major ports such as Philadelphia and Wilmington.
Rehoboth Beach Museum Jolly Trolley and Walking Tours: Various dates through October, 9 a.m. Jolly Trolley History Tours, usually on Thursdays, feature narrated tours of the downtown area. The cost is $10 and tours start at 9 a.m. at the Anna Hazzard Tent House, 17 Christian Street. Downtown Walking Tours are a gentle 45-minute stroll where you’ll learn about the fascinating history of our beautiful city by the sea. The cost is $10 and tours start at 9 a.m. at the bandstand at Rehoboth Avenue and the boardwalk. Reservations are a must for both.