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Summer Concert Series

Bethany Beach Bandstand
JUN 12 – SEP 6. Time: 7:30 p.m. Admission: Free. Sunday, Friday and Saturday at 1 Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach. Visit the website for the entertainment lineup http://townofbethanybeach.com/index.aspx?nid=261

Trap Pond State Park Summer Concerts
MAY 30 – SEP 26. Time: 6:30pm. Admission: Free. Saturday eveings at the Baldcypress Nature Center at 33587 Baldcypress Lane in Laurel. Visit the website for the entertainment lineup http://www.destateparks.com/summerconcerts/trap.asp

Rehoboth Beach Band Stand
JUN - AUG. Time: 8pm. Admission: Free. The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand Summer Concert Series will host over 50 bands selected to perform in an open-air concert venue-unless otherwise noted. Visit the website for the entertainment lineup http://www.rehobothbandstand.com/

Bethany Beach Bandstand
MAY – Labor Day. Time: 7:30pm unless otherwise noted. Admission: Free. Family-friendly with acoustic jams, big bands and even fireworks on the 4th. Weather dependent. Visit the website for the entertainment lineup http://www.townofbethanybeach.com/index.aspx?nid=261

Middletown Music on Main Street
JUL 11 & AUG 8 Time: 6-9pm. Admission: Free. Middletown Main Street, Inc. announces the lineup for its annual summer series “Music on Main”. JUL 11- “Three Sheets Acoustic Trio” and AUG 8- “3 Day Weekend." Visit the website for more http://www.middletownde.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=content.pageDetails&id=59434&typeID=225

Our Favorite Festivals and Events

AUG 22  Bargains on The Broadkill and the Great Canoe Race

9am-3pm. The Annual Bargains on the Broadkill summer festival is an event for all ages. It features over 50 vendors of arts and crafts,jewelry, goodies and food. Also the Great Duck Race offers many cash prizes to the top 25 winners.Top prize is the Chamber of Commerce award of $500, with many more prizes donated by Chamber members. Lots to do in Milton on the 4th Saturday of August. All events take place in Milton Memorial Park, Chandler Street in Milton. http://www.historicmilton.com/events/event/286-Bargains+on+the+Broadkill.html

AUG 25 Truckin' Tuesday

Held the second and fourth Tuesday of June, July and August, plan to join us for Truckin Tuesday. Food Trucks will invade Milton. From Indonosian Food to Burgers and Dogs will be served from 6-8pm in the lot next to the Historical Society on the corner of Union and Magnolia Streets. Come for dinner, some live music and a Dogfish Beer. For more information contact the Chamber at 302.684.1101 or chamber@historicmilton.com. Visit: http://www.historicmilton.com/events/event/313-truckin-tuesday.html

AUG 29  Brews By The Bay

2 states: New Jersey & Delaware, 20+ Breweries! The festival will kick off in Cape May, New Jersey this year at 11:30am to 3:30pm with the events ending in Lewes, Delaware from 4pm to 8pm. Hosted by the Delaware Brewers Guild and New Jersey Brewers guild; we will feature live music, local foods, craft brews, yard games and BYO-Chair. With your ticket to the New Jersey side you get 15 – 4 ounce samples of New Jersey craft beer, with the option to purchase more, and a souvenir BBTB glass! On the Delaware side, you will receive a souvenir BBTB glass (if you are round trip you will have already gotten a glass in NJ) and unlimited samples of Delaware craft beer! Live Music in NJ: Southern Cut, Live Music in DE: TBD **Ticket prices will be an additional $5 at the door (Designated Driver will remain $5). https://getfreshinnj.ticketleap.com/brewsbythebay/dates

SEP 11-12  15th Annual Riverwalk"Freedom" Festival

9aDowntown Milford 9/11: Operation Giveback, 9/12 Festival, Duck Dash. http://www.milfordchamber.com/index.cfm?ref=30100&ref2=14

SEP 12  The Milton Town-wide Yard Sale

9am – 3pm. The annual Fall town-wide yard sale is held in Milton on the second Saturday in September. For more information, call the Milton Chamber of Commerce at 302-684-1101. http://www.historicmilton.com/events/event/296-fall-town-wide-yard-sale.html

SEP 12  29th Annual Amish Country Bike Tour and Race

Represent your state in 2015! The 2015 Amish Bike Tour, the state's largest and most fun cycling event, starts and stops at 411 Legislative Avenue in historic Dover, Delaware. Last year in 2014, 2,200+ cyclists from 25 states and England participated in the event. Register online by 4:30pm on Wednesday, September 9, or at the event on Saturday, September 12 from 7-10am. Cash or credit cards accepted. http://www.amishcountrybiketour.com/

SEP 18  Lewes 4th Annual Oktoberfest

4th Oktoberfest Celebration Friday Night
Oktoberfest! Lewes' 4th Annual Fun Friday! Oktoberfest - See more at: https://www.leweschamber.com/event/chamber-events/oktoberfest-lewes-4th-annual-fun-friday-oktoberfest#sthash.UBeCHrsW.dpuf
Oktoberfest! Lewes' 4th Annual Fun Friday! Oktoberfest - See more at: https://www.leweschamber.com/event/chamber-events/oktoberfest-lewes-4th-annual-fun-friday-oktoberfest#sthash.UBeCHrsW.dpuf

From 4:30-6:30pm on Market Street, between Front Street and Second Street. The consumption of beer and German food are integral to an Oktoberfest celebration. Lewes will create a “beer garden” atmosphere on Market Street MINUS the beer to be in compliance with the City’s ordinances. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has had a commemorative glass beer steins fabricated and they will be on sale for $7 each beginning Thursday, September 17 at the Chamber’s visitor center in the Fisher-Martin House in Zwaanendael Park, next to the museum, and at the festival site beginning at 4 pm on Friday, September 18. On the day of the Oktoberfest, the steins can be taken into participating restaurants and presented to receive a discount on Dogfish beer available at a number of the restaurants in the historic Lewes business district. German cuisine will be featured in many of the restaurants located in the same area. A 10-piece German Oompah band, The Happy Wanderers, also will be entertaining and a group of costumed Bavarian-style dancers will be performing in lederhosen and dirndls. https://www.leweschamber.com/event/chamber-events/oktoberfest-lewes-4th-annual-fun-friday-oktoberfest

arket Street, between Front Street and Second Street, will be closed to vehicular traffic from 3 – 7 p.m. and the event will take place from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
 
The consumption of beer and German food are integral to an Oktoberfest celebration.  Lewes will create a “beer garden” atmosphere on Market Street MINUS the beer to be in compliance with the City’s ordinances.  Dogfish Head Craft Brewery is synonymous with beer and they are sponsoring the event for the fourth year. Once again, Dogfish had commemorative glass beer steins fabricated with the Dogfish logo and the event’s custom-designed logo by graphic designer Crystal Heidel. They will be on sale for $7 each beginning Thursday, September 17 at the Chamber’s visitor center in the Fisher-Martin House in Zwaanendael Park, next to the museum, and at the festival site beginning at 4 pm on Friday, September 18. On the day of the Oktoberfest, the steins can be taken into participating restaurants and presented to receive a discount on Dogfish beer available at a number of the restaurants in the historic Lewes business district.  German cuisine will be featured in many of the restaurants located in the same area.
 
The Chamber requested and received permission from the City to close of the portion of Market Street from Front Street to Second Street to accommodate the dancing that will be taking place in front of Mary Vessels Park.  A group of costumed Bavarian-style dancers will be performing and encouraging festival -goers to dance along with them. A 10-piece German Oompah band, The Happy Wanderers, also will be entertaining those gathered to partake in the festivities.  Everyone is encouraged to wear their lederhosen and dirndls and show off your best dancing skills. 
 
- See more at: https://www.leweschamber.com/news/chamber/lewes%E2%80%99-4th-oktoberfest-celebration-friday-night-september-18-2015#sthash.mb4meMFe.dpuf

SEP 19-21  Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest

Enjoy three days of authentic German entertainment and cuisine at the Delaware Saengerbund in Newark, Delaware, just minutes south of the city of Wilmington. Continuous entertainment including performances by a Bavarian dance group dressed in traditional costumes and live music plus an awesome selection of food and beverages make this ethnic celebration very special. For more information, call 302-366-9454 or visit www.visitwilmingtonde.com

SEP 22  Cakes II: Writing & Roses with Chelsea Boog

A refresher on basic cake decorating skills while expanding your knowledge of buttercream and roses at the Heritage Shores Club, Bridgeville. 302-337-9910 X316, or visit http://www.heritageshoresgolf.com/Portals/94883/docs/HS%202015%20Cooking%20Classes_Flyer.pdf

SEP 25-26  24th Annual Delmarva Folk Festival

2 Days of Music, Camping & FAMILY FUN held at 352 Downs Chapel Road, Near Hartly, Delaware! Children under 12 are always free when accompanied by adult! Delaware Friends of Folk is a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the cause of folk music and folk musicians in our area. http://www.delfolk.org/page1/index.html

SEP 22  Cakes II: Writing & Roses with Chelsea Boog

A refresher course in basic cake decorating skills while expanding your knowledge of buttercream and roses. http://www.heritageshoresgolf.com/Portals/94883/docs/HS%202015%20Cooking%20Classes_Flyer.pdf

SEP 27  5K & 1 Mile Escape Lewes Swims

Jump into the action of this new Open Water Classic! more info, visit http://delmosports.com/escape-lewes-open-water-swim-classic/

SEP 28 Taste of Newark

This annual culinary festival is held on the picturesque Old College Lawn on the University of Delaware's Main Campus in Newark, Delaware from 12 Noon to 3 PM. Fifty of the area's finest restaurants will be joined by more than 30 wine and beer distributors. Visit http://www.cityofnewarkde.us/index.aspx?NID=744

OCT 3  20th Annual Boast the Coast Festival

The Lewes Chamber of Commerce will present the 20th Annual BOAST THE COAST event that takes place in Lewes on Saturday, October 3rd with maritime-themed activities throughout the day. The Boast the Coast activities in 1812 Park and at the City Dock begin at 11 a.m. Other events taking place that day include the Historic Lewes Farmers Market from 9a.m. to Noon at Shields Elementary School parking lot, the Lewes Historical Society Craft Show at their complex from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Lewes in Bloom Fall Plant Sale on Second Street in front of Citizens Bank beginning at 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., the Zwaanendael Museum Maritime Program from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and the Historic District Merchants’ Fall Sidewalk Sale from 10 – 5 p.m.   https://www.leweschamber.com/event/chamber-events/20th-annual-boast-coast-maritime-festival

OCT 4  RocktoberFest in Middletown

Noon to 11pm. Enjoy a full day of fun...Live Music, Beer tent, Corn hole Tournament, Food and Car show 11-3. State Championship Corn Hole Tournament, Hung Jury, 3 Day weekend, Stones Throw, Paul & Alyssa Lewis, The Terribles, Car Show, Food, Fun, Beer, Wine, & More! 755 N Broad St (near Mid-County bowling lanes) http://business.maccde.com/events/details/rocktoberfest-286

OCT 4 Rivertowns Ride & Festival

This one-day community festival and cycling event is held simultaneously in two of Delaware's waterfront towns: Delaware City and Historic New Castle. The 10-mile cycling event along the Route 9 corridor which connects the two towns attracts both competitive cyclists and recreational bikers. Cycling time trials start at 11 AM from Historic New Castle to Delaware City and the recreational bike rides begin at 12 Noon. Both towns host simultaneous family festivals and craft beer festivals. Visit www.rivertownsfestival.com

OCT 3-4  Delaware Nature Society's Harvest Moon Festival

10 am – 5 pm Delaware Nature Society's Harvest Moon Festival features fun activities for all ages! Enjoy artisan demonstrations, children's activities and crafts, hayrides, music, food trucks, and much more! Members: FREE, Non-members: $5, Non-members under 5: FREE (pay at the gate) at Delaware Nature Society's Coverdale Farm Preserve in Greenville, DE. http://www.delawarenaturesociety.org/HarvestMoonFestival#.Vcv_8_kepvA

OCT 10  The Deanna Bogart Band at the Schwartz Center

One show only! The Schwartz Center gets a jump on jazz with a special performance of the Deanna Bogart Band. "Bogart reveals the intersections between genres that have fed off one another for decades." -Blues Revue  "Bogart plays a jumpin' piano ... that rollicks with a fast tempo and panoramic solos. ... a sound that transcends genre classification. The latest offering by Bogart is really good music." –Rick Galusha, Blues Wax  "Bogart is a butt-kickin', barrel-house player that could give a good chase to old Jerry Lee. On top of that, the little lady blows a respectable saxophone, as well as sings and writes." -Cash Box Magazine. Tickets, visit http://www.schwartzcenter.com/

OCT 12  Vendemmia Wine Festival

Rain Date: OCT 19. Sample fine wines and delicacies prepared by 25 of the area's best eateries. Festivities include live music, homemade wine and gravy contests and a silent auction. www.societadavinci.com

OCT 12-18  Kent County’s Inaugural Restaurant Week

A "barrel to table" dinner at Abbott's Grill in Milford, Sunday Brunch at Harvest Ridge Winery, free wine and beer glasses from the Delaware Culinary Trail and more than a dozen participating eateries will highlight the inaugural Kent County Restaurant Week, October 12-18. Begun as an outgrowth of the Delaware Wine and Beer Festival set for October 11, the area's first Restaurant Week will highlight the unique culinary skills among local chefs, promote "locally grown" meats and produce served as "farm to fork" cuisine at area restaurants, and shine a spotlight on the variety of high-quality restaurants available in Kent County. http://www.kentcountyrestaurantweek.com/

OCT 15-18  Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival

This festival is all about highlighting amazing jazz performers. Shows this year will be held on 3 stages - Cape Henlopen High School, the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center and Epworth Church. Plus there will be many local resturants and bars, in both Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, offering great entertainment. For the full schedule and list of performers this year, click here. - See more at: http://www.visitsoutherndelaware.com/events/rehoboth-beach-jazz-festival#sthash.wa7ilsLq.dpuf

This festival is all about highlighting amazing jazz performers. Shows this year will be held on 3 stages - Cape Henlopen High School, the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center and Epworth Church. Plus there will be many local resturants and bars, in both Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, offering great entertainment. For the full schedule and list of performers this year, visit http://www.rehobothjazz.com/

OCT 17  "Barrel to Table Dinner" at Abbott's Grill

A unique "Barrel to Table Dinner" will be held at Abbott's Grill in Milford featuring four members of the Good Libations Tour team, beers from Mispillion River Brewing in Milford and Fordham & Dominion Brewing in Dover; wines from Harvest Ridge Winery in Marydel; and spirits from Painted Stave Distilling will be paired with a five-course dinner. Tickets are limited to 60 at $60 per person, with reservations made by calling Abbott's Grill at 302-491-6736.

OCT 17  2nd Annual Broadkill Banjos and Seafood Festival Riverfront Blues Festival

Noon. Great Music and Seafood can be found on Saturday, October 17 at Milton's Memorial Park.  Located at the corner of Union and Chandler Street in Milton.  The event starts at noon with great seafood available from noon to 4pm non-stop music until 8pm. Admission is free and food will be available to purchase on the ticket system.  Tickets are available at a cost of $2.00 per ticket.  Most food items cost between 1 and 4 tickets. Tables and chairs will be available in the eating area but you may want to bring a lawn chair if you plan to enjoy the music. http://www.historicmilton.com/events/event/301-2nd-annual-broadkill-banjos-and-seafood.html

OCT 17  6th Annual Delaware Wine & Beer Festival

Noon-5pm at the DE AG Museum in Diver. We invite you to "Satisfy your Senses" at the sixth annual event that blends Delaware's finest wineries, breweries and distilleries into one fantastic experience! The event is Delaware's only festival that offers all its vintners, brewers and distillers at one event. A number of select local eateries will be preparing Delaware delicacies such as seafood, barbecue, mouth-watering gourmet sandwiches and even cupcakes made with local wine and beer. So get your taste buds fired up for the Sixth Annual Delaware Wine and Beer Festival. www.delawarewineandbeerfestival.com

OCT 25-NOV 23  Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens

Chrysanthemums take center stage at Longwood Gardens. More than 200,000 blooming chrysanthemums are arranged inside the Conservatory. Outside, chrysanthemums, gourds and giant pumpkins decorate the grounds.
www.longwoodgardens.org

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