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Our Favorite Festivals, Annual Events, Benefits, and Live  Performances

SEPTEMBER

SEP 2 - Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral 

The Jazz Funeral is a lighthearted celebration that allows all those who attend to participate and become part of a “just for fun” boardwalk parade. The 2019 Bethany Beach Jazz Funeral is described as a "Labor Day Farewell to Summer" parade and celebration held on the Bethany Boardwalk that is free to the public, according to Carolyn Bacon and Marie Wright, the assistant chairpersons of this year's Jazz Funeral events.

SEP 6 - Sip & Savor - Dover Downs

The Dover Downs Hotel & Casino plays host to the Meals on Wheels' fundraiser that doubles as Kent County's official end of summer party. Chef stations, craft beer tastings, wine and spirits, live music and silent and live auctions make for a fun night of doing good. See more at mealsonwheelsde.org.

SEP 7 - 40th Annual Rehoboth Beach Sandcastle Contest

Join the Rehoboth Beach - Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce for the 40th Annual Sandcastle Contest. Teams and individuals will express their artistic flair in the sand; past creations have included mermaids, Funland rides, Pyramids, Dolphins, Olympic athletes and of course traditional sandcastles. The contest will again be held just off the boardwalk on the beach in front of Funland between Delaware and Laurel Avenues in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Full schedule of acitivities will be posted to https://www.beach-fun.com/sandcastle-contest.html

SEP 7 - Bethany Beach Boardwalk Arts Festival 

The 40th Annual Bethany Beach Arts Festival will take place on Saturday, September 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The popular one day show will feature jewelry, glass, pottery, watercolor and oil painting, photography, basketry, woodworking, and much more! More than 100 artists, both local and from around the country, will be displaying their works of art along the bandstand and boardwalk areas as well as the street festival areas in downtown Bethany Beach. There is not a more beautiful backdrop for unique works of art. For more information, visit www.BethanyBeachArtsFestival.com.

SEP 7-8 - 42nd Annual Nanticoke Indian Powwow

In Algonquian, the common Indian language of Northeastern tribes, the word Nanticoke is translated from the original Nantaquak meaning the tidewater people or people of the tidewaters. The Nanticoke Powwow will include activities, performances by drummers, singers and dancers, audience participation. Vendors will display authentic Native arts and crafts, jewelry, blankets, clothing, accessories, and food. Come celebrate the history and culture of the Nanticoke Tribe on Sept. 7 and 8.

SEP 7-8 - Brandywine Festival of the Arts

The Brandywine Festival of the Arts is a 2-day art and craft fair in Wilmington, Delaware. They've got something for everyone: 250 artists exhibiting one-of-a-kind work in a wide range of styles and price ranges, live music, a children's tent, a great selection of local food vendors, and craft beer and wine. Price of admission is $5 and children under 12 are free.

SEP 14 - Art & Jazz Festival

The Art & Jazz Festival at The Freeman Stage at Bayside is not to be missed! Stroll the green and ogle the artwork of Delmarva's finest artists. Have your fill of art? Then groove to some of the most talented jazz artists to ever play at the shore. Music starts at 11:00am. Visit freemanstage.org for more information.

SEP 14-15 - Balloons Over Sussex - Hot Air Balloon Festival

Check out the hot air balloons Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14-15 for the Balloons Over Sussex Festival. The event will take place at the Delaware Coastal Airport in Georgetown, with spectator parking at the Delaware Coastal Business Park. Featured attractions include hot air balloon rides, tethered balloon rides, balloon walk-about, balloon glow, a kids’ zone as well as artisans, food vendors and entertainment.

SEP 14-15 - Thunder Over Dover Air Show

Enjoy an air show at Dover Air Force Base. With Aerial Demonstrations like Black Daggers Parachute Demo Team, and static displays of A-10s, B-52s and so much more! For schedule and more info, visit here.

SEP 21 - Lewes Artists Studio Tour

The Lewes Artists Studio Tour is an annual art event presenting a unique opportunity to enter the working environments of regionally and nationally acclaimed local artists. This event will take place on September 21st from 10AM to 4PM. Admission is free and the tour covers Lewes town center as well as the newer residential areas a couple of minutes from downtown.

SEP 25 - Delaware Center for the Inland Bays 25th Anniversary Gala

To commemorate our very special anniversary year, the Center is doing its annual fundraiser, usually known as Decked Out, a little differently. We have moved the event out of August and into September, we are taking it offsite to the brand new, bay-front Lighthouse Cove Event Center at the Hyatt Place – Dewey Beach, and we are calling it our 25th Anniversary Gala. To learn more about the event and purchase tickets, click here!

SEP 27-29 - Lewes History Book Festival

The History Book Festival is a first-of-its kind way to hear more than 20 best-selling authors of current non-fiction and fiction about history. We select writers and subjects to appeal to history buffs and readers ranging from the most serious to the more casual. Events take place in the Historic District of Lewes, Delaware, at venues that are within walking distance of each other during the 30 minute breaks between presentations. Find out more at historybookfestival.org.

SEP 28 - Brews By the Bay 2019 - Delaware Seashore State Park

We're bringing Brews by the Bay back to the Delaware Seashore State Park campground! Our hometown brewers will be busting out their one-of-a-kind beers while you listen to the Phryg and the Bad Larry's on the waterfront. Wondering what there will be to eat? Downtime Refreshment, Taco Reho, Rosenfeld's Jewish Deli, Casapulla's, and the Hungry Spork will be on-site to meet all your cravings. For tickets and more info visit here.

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