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AUG 4 "The Dog Days of Summer Yappy Lunch”

11am-2pm. People are encouraged to bring their furry friends to the Upper Crust Herb and Flower Garden located at 7 East Market Street in Georgetown for Yappy Lunch,” will conclude the use of the Georgetown Parklet. The lunch menu is located at www.theuppercrust.info/menu

AUG 5 Brews, BBQ, & Bushes

4-7pm at East Coast Garden Center in Long Neck. The event will consist of local breweries i.e., 3rd Wave, Dogfish Head and Big Oyster Brewery. The Sposato Winery will be selling tastings/glasses and you’ll dine on BBQ from Bethany Blues. http://www.eastcoastgardencenter.com/classes-events/event/376-brews-bbq-and-bushes.html

AUG 5-7  Riverfront Blues Festival

One amazing 3day, outdoor blues festival held on the Wilmington waterfront. The 2016 Riverfront Blues Festival brings the best of the blues to Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park in Wilmington. This annual Wilmington tradition is a outdoor music fest held on the historic Wilmington riverfront. The festival has featured many memorable performances from notable blues artists like Koko Taylor, Pinetop Perkins and Elvin Bishop. The 2016 Riverfront Blues Festival lineup will be announced soon, so check the website http://riverfrontbluesfestde.com/ for more information and the festival lineup.

AUG 6  2016 Lewes Historical Society Antiques Show

9am-4pm. The 53rd Annual Lewes Historical Society Outdoor Antiques Show will be held at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal, 43 Cape Henlopen Drive in Lewes, Delaware. General admission is $5.00, and children under 12 are free. High quality antiques dealers participate in the show, featuring 18th century to early 20th century antiques. All pieces are authentic and represent a wide range of prices. There is something for every taste and every level of collecting sophistication at the show. For more information about The Lewes Historical Society's Antiques Show or about the Society in general, please call 302-645-7670 or visit www.HistoricLewes.org.

AUG 6  Rehoboth Beach Museum Annual Beach Ball

7pm. A fun evening of great food, a fantastic live and silent auction with unique items, and dance the night away at Kings Creek Country Club. For ticket information, sponsorship information, or if you are a business wanting to donate an auction item, please call the Museum at (302) 227-7310 or visit http://www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org/index.php/calendaric/9-annual-beach-ball?date=2016-08-06-19-00

AUG 6-7, 13 & 14  43rd Annual Rehoboth Art League's Outdoor Fine Art & Fine Craft Show

Fri & Sat 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm. Over 125 artists and artisans from around the country will display and sell their fine art and fine crafts amidst the Rehoboth Art League's 3.5 acre historic wooded location in Henlopen Acres. Historically, work was hung on snow fences surrounding the property, and some artists maintain this homage to history, while others display their work in booths throughout RAL’s grounds. The Outdoor Show is not just a fine art and fine crafts show, but is a fun summer event full of activities, including great food, music, historic tours, face-painting, artist demonstrations, gallery exhibits, beautiful gardens, the historic Homestead, and a Dogfish Head Beer Garden. http://www.rehobothartleague.org/43rd-annual-outdoor-show.html

AUG 8 Piracy Happened Here History Tours

3:30-5pm on the Cape Water Tours and Taxi in Lewes. Piracy Happened Here History Tours will highlight pirate life along the Delaware Bay area. Dressing like pirates is encouraged! https://www.capewatertaxi.com/schedule-fares/lewes-dewey.html

AUG 11   Concert On the Lewes Green at the Cape May/Lewes Ferry

5-8pm. The Comfort Zone playing Classic R&B http://www.capemaylewesferry.com/

AUG 19  An Evening with Gladys Knight

7:30pm, the Freeman Stage in Bethany Beach. The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. VThe Empress of Soul has enjoyed No. 1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television, and live performance. She is a seven-time Grammy winner, she participated in the 14th season of “Dancing with the Stars.” This fall marked the release of her first mainstream dance record, “Just A Little” in nearly 20 years. Fixed Seating provided; Tickets are required for ALL patrons, including infants and children. For tickets and more information, visit http://freemanstage.org/event/an-evening-with-gladys-knight/

AUG 20  Middletown Olde-Tyme Peach Festival

9am-4pm. A Bit of Sweetness at the end of the Summer, the 2016 Middletown Peach Festival draws 30K people with local artists, entertainment for the kids and a peach pie contest. Beginning at 9am with the annual Peach parade on Broad Street, many of the activities are centered around Main Street. Entertainment is scheduled throughout the day around town.  There are activities for children, a local artist exhibit, historical exhibits, a peach pie contest, crafts, music, food, games, and of course – Peaches!  The Peach Festival is a rain-or-shine event! For more information, visit http://www.middletownpeachfestival.com/

AUG 25   Concert On the Lewes Green at the Cape May/Lewes Ferry

5-8pm. The Funsters play Pop Across the Decades http://www.capemaylewesferry.com/

AUG 27  17th Annual Broadkill River Canoe and Kayak Race

8am-noon. The 10-mile Broadkill River Canoe and Kayak Race is one of the most respected competitive-paddling races on the Delmarva Peninsula. It pits almost 100 paddlers against one another as they vie for prizes and medals. More importantly, participants enjoy a day of healthy exercise and friendly sport along the scenic Broadkill River. http://www.historicmilton.com/events/event/315-17th%20Annual%20Broadkill%20River%20Canoe%20and%20Kayak%20Race.html

AUG 27  Bargains on the Broadkill

The Annual Bargains on the Broadkill summer festival features over 50 vendors of arts and crafts, jewelry, goodies and food. Also the Great Duck Race offers cash prizes to the top 25 winners. Come out and support the Milton Chamber of Commerce and enjoy a fun filled day in the historic town of Milton. All events take place in Milton Memorial Park, Chandler Street in Milton. http://www.historicmilton.com/events/event/286-Bargains%20on%20the%20Broadkill.html

AUG 27-28  The Big August Quarterly

With over 200 years of history, the Big August Quarterly is the nation's oldest African-American festival celebrating the freedom of speech, the freedom of religion and rights of all people to peacefully assemble. Once an important part of the Underground Railroad system, the August Quarterly remains a festival of reunions and religious revival for people for families and friends and is held throughout Wilmington. Share the heritage, music, crafts, singing, stage performances, children events, storytelling, vendors, food arts, African clothing, books and national known recording artists. Visit http://www.augustquarterly.org/ or call 302-655-5231 for more information.

AUG 27  5th Annual Delaware Burger Battle

Rain or shine, the battle between the buns brings together the best burgermeisters from all corners of Delaware to challenge each other for burger supremacy inside the Burger Battle Arena. This annual event held at Cauffiel House at 1016 Philadelphia Pike in Wilmington will find each restaurant will put its best burger forward for your judgment. A panel of expert judges will select the Critic's Choice Winner. Your votes will determine the People's Choice Winner. You pay one price. Once you enter the arena, you're free to go from booth to booth sampling burgers from all the participating restaurants. Try one. Try them all. Your ticket also entitles you to tastings of adult beverages. Soft drinks are included. Early Bird Tickets start at $40 and will be available for $60 at the door the day of the event.  For more information, visit http://www.deburgerbattle.com/

SEP 8 38th Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival Discover the Arts & Antiques Tour Kick-Off

8am-10am at The Artful Bean. The Discover the Arts and Antiques Tour of the Quiet Resorts will make its debut as a self-guided tour available to art enthusiasts who want to experience the local flavor. The Discover the Arts and Antiques Tour Map will now be in the centerfold of the 32 page full-color publication, and businesses who create and sell fine arts and antiques, along with businesses along the way, will be featured in the guide. Come for a cup of coffee and the launch of the Guide and Tour.  No RSVP is required.  http://business.bethany-fenwick.org/events/details/arts-and-antiques-tour-kick-off-3167

SEP 9 Meet the Artist: Kevin Fleming

5:30-7pm. Meet the Artist Cocktail Party featuring Kevin Fleming will be held at the Bethany Beach Ocean Suites in downtown Bethany Beach. To kick-off the Bethany Beach Arts Festival Weekend, Kevin Fleming, who has traveled the world, will be sharing his experiences and work as a photographer. The party will feature appetizers and drinks from 99 Sea Level. Tickets ($25) can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce Information Center at 36913 Coastal Hwy. Fenwick Island) or online at the Chamber of Commerce website at http://business.bethany-fenwick.org/events/details/meet-the-artist-cocktail-party-featuring-kevin-fleming-3166

SEP 10 38th Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival

10am-5pm. This year's Arts Festival at the Bethany Beach Boardwalk has a Silent Auction (10am-2pm)with Live Music and an Interactive Mural. The event will include over 100 fine artists that will be featuring paintings, wood work, metal, clay, baskets, jewelry, porcelain and more! The Chamber has expanded the festival to include more attractions to more parts of the town; such as the Arts & Antiques Tour.  Click here for the Flyer or visit http://business.bethany-fenwick.org/events/details/38th-bethany-beach-boardwalk-arts-festival-2300

SEP 10 Milford Riverwalk Freedom Festival

Come to the Mispillion River in downtown Milford for a 5K walk/run, entertainment, fireworks, vendors, kids activities and food (including BBQ chicken platters!) For more information, call 302-422-3344 or visit http://www.milfordchamber.com/index.cfm?ref=30100&ref2=14

SEP 10-11  39th Annual Nanticoke Indian Powwow

The noun Powwow, from the Narragansett Eastern Algonquian language is defined as any gathering of Native people. However, in Indian Country, it is defined as a cultural event that features group singing and dancing by men, women and children. Through these gathering, cultural traditions are passed from generation to generation. Skilled Native American artisans travel across the country to attend various Powwows to display and sell their hand made goods. It is a welcome opportunity to visit with friends and relatives, renew acquaintances, and trade or sell Native arts and crafts including jewelry, pottery, moccasins, ribbon shirts, shawls, dream catchers, and paintings. Above all, Powwows are a time to preserve traditions, to sing to the Creator, and to dance to the heartbeat of the drum. http://www.nanticokeindians.org/

SEP 10 7th Annual Farmer & Foodie Festival

10am-2pm on The Circle in Georgetown.  The premise is simple--create awareness of local food, food products, culinary talent and local artisans from the Sussex County area. The event is to build awareness with a series of events throughout the day that will allow locals and beyond to see the commitment through sustainable foodstuffs and handmade products. Farmer & Foodie vendor participation is limited to farmers, producers and artisans selling homemade products: resale of manufactured products is not permitted. https://www.georgetowncoc.com/event/chamber-events/7th-annual-farmer-foodie-festival

SEP 12 Woodland Ferry Festival

9am-4pm. The festival takes place along the Woodland Church Road in the small community of Woodland, DE, home of the historic Woodland Ferry. The ferry is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Woodland Ferry Association is happy to once again bring back this festival after a three year absence. The traditional Opening ceremonies will begin at 9am. Another favorite tradition, the “Battle of the Bands” between Seaford and Laurel High schools will take place on the ferry.   The ferry will be closed to vehicle traffic during the festivities to allow foot passengers to take the short, yet scenic ride between the Seaford and Laurel sides of the Nanticoke River. Festivals goers will be treated to a diverse variety of food, craft and art vendors along with product exhibitors. Local nonprofit organizations will present information on the Nanticoke River, its watershed and area history. There will be fun activities for kids. Entertainment begins at 10 AM will be provided by local area groups. https://www.facebook.com/events/873175566088669/

SEP 17 Millsboro Boro Bash

10am-9pm all day entertainment, Tuck and Jeep show, Kids Korner, Redneck Challenge, Pappy’s Mini-Golf, Chamber Auction, Coen Home Tournament, a wing eating contest and more at https://www.millsborochamber.com/our-chamber/calendar/4.html

SEP 18  4th Annual Lewes Dragon Boat Festival

10am. The Fourth Annual Lewes Dragon Boat Festival will be held at Canalfront Park in downtown Lewes. The Lewes Dragon Boat Festival (LDBF) was created to support the capital campaign for the Sussex Academy, a public charter school that currently serves students in grades 6 through 11 in Sussex County, Delaware. All proceeds from the LDBF go directly to help pay for the campus and buildings of the Sussex Academy. Curious what the Dragon Boats are all about? Visit http://www.lewesdragonboat.com/

SEP 19 Piracy Happened Here History Tours

5:15-6:45 on the Cape Water Tours and Taxi in Lewes. Piracy Happened Here History Tours will highlight pirate life along the Delaware Bay area. Dressing like pirates is encouraged! https://www.capewatertaxi.com/schedule-fares/lewes-dewey.html

SEP 22, 30, OCT 14, 21, 28 and NOV 4  Beginner and Intermediate Pastel painting

12:30-3pm at the Gibbey Center for the Arts in Middletown. This afternoon class is specifically for seniors and will be held in the Dennis Young Studio. More info, http://thegibby.com/

SEP 24  Annual Corn to Run & Harvest Festival

9am-2pm at the Cordrey Center in Millsboro. A unique 5K through the cornfield and 16 Mile Beer, Brats, Hayrides & games for all ages. Visit http://www.eastcoastgardencenter.com/classes-events/event/356-annual-corn-to-run-harvest-festival.html

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