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Wilmington-Brandywine Valley Attractions

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Lewes News & Events

Lewes Summer Concert Series

Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Events

Rehoboth Beach Bandstand Summer Schedule

Bethany-Fenwick Events

The Freeman Stage at Bayside Schedule

Where to Golf in Southern/Sussex County

Things to Do in Delaware on Trip Advisor

Rehoboth Foodie

All About Historic Milton

Our Favorite Festivals, Annual Events, Benefits and Live Performances

SEP 2-3   Sundance 2017—Rainbow XXX: Solar NRG Auction and Dance Party

The 30th anniversary of Sundance will be held on Labor Day weekend in Rehoboth Beach. Sundance 2017—Rainbow XXX: Solar NRG is a two-night event. Saturday, September 2, from 7-10pm, is the silent and live auction with auctioneer Lorne Crawford, a cocktail buffet, and an open bar all night. Sunday, September 3, from 8pm-2 m, the dance party grooves with music by DJ/Remixer Joe Gauthreaux, lights by Paul Turner, and an open bar. Tickets and info at

SEP 9-10  Brandywine Festival Of Arts

More than 250 artists from around the country travel to Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Delaware every year on the first weekend after Labor Day for this juried art exhibition, an early fall tradition for almost 20,000 attendees. Booths feature fine art, jewelry, leather crafting, furniture design, woodworking, metal work, sculpture, pottery, photography, and other wearable and decorative art alongside a local food court, music performances and children's activities.

SEP 9-10  32nd Annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival

Check out the mile long festival celebrating Kennett Square’s number one cash crop– the mushroom. The Festival features a day of culinary events, growing exhibits, children’s entertainment, and 200 plus vendors. On the streets of "The Mushroom Capital of the World," vendors and restaurants set up shop to pay homage to Kennett Square's famous fungi. You'll find mushroom tacos, mushroom risottos, mushroom soups and mushroom ice cream. Stay for the National Fried Mushroom Eating Competition, enter the Cute-As-A-Button (Mushroom) baby photo contest, and meet celebrity chefs inside the Culinary Tent. Visit

SEP 9  39th Annual Sandcastle Contest

8:30am-5pm on the beach between Brooklyn Ave. and Hickman St. in Rehoboth Beach. The 39th Annual Sandcastle Contest finds teams expressing their artistic flair in the sand; past creations include a breakfast meal, Funland rides, Pyramids, Dolphins, Olympic athletes and of course traditional sandcastles. Open to both adults and children, sculptures may be started at any time on the day of competition, but must be completed for judging by 3pm.  Participants may register their entry anytime between 8:30am-2:30pm.  Beachgoers who would rather watch than create are welcome to view the incredible creations upon their completion beginning at 3pm free of charge.  The contest Winners will be announced at approximately 5:00 PM.  This event is WEATHER DEPENDENT. FREE SCULPTING LESSONS ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8. For more information, call (302) 227 – 6446  or visit the Chamber website at

SEP 9   7th Annual  Wings of Hope Butterfly Release

10am-1pm at the Medical Arts Building on Route 24. The 7th Annual Wings of Hope is a  Butterfly Release to benefit Cancer Support Community Delaware. The event is highlighted by the release of 250 Monarch butterflies in recognition of family, friends and neighbors throughout Sussex County whose lives have been impacted by cancer. A free, community-wide event for all ages also includes an amazing display of thousands of paper butterflies, live music from local musicians, children's activities, and a variety of craft vendors and food trucks. For more information, visit

SEP 9   Milton Townwide Yard Sale

9am-3pm All around the town, you can look for treasures or put a price on your lovingly used stuff.

SEP 9   Walk to Defeat ALS

8am-noon. This is an annual fun fundraiser to raise much needed contributions to aid those suffering from this terrible disease and to fund the research to end it. Teams walk in unity to honor loved ones, deceased or current patients.  Music and food gives this a festive atmosphere.

SEP 9   King Cole Cannery Celebrity Chef Cook-off

5-8pm at the Milton Fire Hall. At the Milton Historical Society’s 2017 King Cole Cannery Celebrity Chef Cook-Off, chefs will prepare culinary creations featuring vegetables and fruits that would have been canned at the former King Cole Cannery located in Milton.  Participating chefs are from restaurants located in Milton, Rehoboth Beach, Lewes and Milford.  Guests at this event will enjoy sampling the creations of our celebrity chefs and then vote to determine the winner.  For some added spice, the evening will include music, the King Cole Celebrity Raffle and a cash bar.  Tickets are $45 for non-members and at the door.  MHS members pay $35 for tickets purchased before September 8. Don’t wait!  Tickets are limited to the first 200 paid tickets.

SEP 10    The Elwood Bishop Duo

5-8pm at Bluecoast Rehoboth. The Elwood Bishop Duo takes the Bluecoast Acoustic Stage with funky Jazz and groovy vocals. Bluecoast Rehoboth hosts a variety of musicians every Wednesday-Sunday on the outdoor stage with a fire pit and outside bar thru September. More information

SEP 11   2017 Village Improvement Association Golf Tournament

8 am at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth. Shamble format, your entry includes Golf fees with cart Continental Breakfast, Lunch following the tournament, 50/50 Raffle and $20 Bundle. There’s more information at

SEP 15-17  Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest

Friday: 5pm-11pm, Saturday 12- 11pm and Sunday 12-6pm. From the opening oompahs of the Friday night parade until the last bratwurst is gone, the Delaware Saengerbund Oktoberfest, hosted in Newark, is a three-day celebration of German food and culture ... and, of course, beer. The men wear lederhosen. The women wear dirndls. It's not unusual to see a United States Senator or two speaking before the tapping of the first keg (and having a sip immediately after). Admission: $8 per person. Prost!

SEP 16 Clear Space Theatre Gala

Clear Space Theatre Company will hold its annual Bowtie & Barefoot Gala on Saturday, Sept. 16th, at Ivy in Dewey Beach. The gala features a reception at 6 p.m., a season preview at 6:30, dinner and a silent auction. Dancing with the band Over Time will follow. Attire is relaxed formal. Proceeds from the gala benefit Clear Space Theatre. For ticket information 302-227-2270 or

SEP 18 - 23 2nd Annual Shakespeare Festival

Featuring workshops for Adults and Teens, movie screenings, lectures, and performances by Brown Box Theatre Project. All events take place at the Lewes Public Library unless otherwise noted. For more information call 302-645-2733 or visit

SEP 24  Fall FantaSea Fete Live & Silent Auction

5-7pm at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club. Open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, live and Silent Auction that benefits Meals on Wheels. More information at

SEP 25  40th Annual Harry Derrickson Memorial Golf Tournament

10am-5:30pm at the Rehoboth Beach Country Club. The tournament includes lunch, 2 mulligans per player, longest drive contest, gift bag, on-course beverages and awards ceremony with beer and lite fare. More information at

SEP 30  Trinity Foundation Golf Tournament

The Trinity Foundation’s annual golf tournament is scheduled for September 30th at Heritage Shores in Bridgeville, DE. Sponsorships for the annual Charity Golf Tournament are $100 and up. It's an excellent advertising opportunity for a great cause. All proceeds from this event will directly benefit the Trinity Foundation’s causes, which include donations to youth activities and leadership, health awareness events, and fighting hunger in our local communities. For more information, visit

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