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I’ve done a few posts about fun events highlighted in the Fall Festivals Guide, including the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival and True Blue Jazz Festival, but realized I could probably blog every day for a month if I tried to spotlight everything there is to do around the beaches this time of year. Here are three coming up very soon.

HISTORY BOOK FESTIVAL – This weekend in Lewes, September 29th through October 1st

This is a big annual event for people who love to read about history and who love historical fiction. It’s happening this weekend, and although some events are sold out you still have a good chance to attend Saturday sessions where authors discuss their works. Headliners this year include Jasmine Brown, author of Twice as Hard: The Stories of Black Women Who Fought to Become Physicians, from the Civil War to the 21st Century, Adam Lazarus, author of The Wingmen: The Unlikely, Unusual, Unbreakable Friendship Between John Glenn and Ted Williams,, Lev AC Rosen, author of The Bell in the Fog,, and Jeff Shaara, author of The Old Lion: A Novel of Theodore Roosevelt

THE CEMETERY CLUB this weekend, and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at CLEAR SPACE THEATRE – October 13th through 29th

Everyone loves shows at Clear Space Theatre, located in downtown Rehoboth and an easy walk away from great restaurants open all year. You can still get tickets to The Cemetery Club playing through this Sunday, and Young Frankenstein playing during the last two weeks of October. 

They’re both well-known comedies. Cemetery Club as a Golden Girls-styled play about Jewish widows who meet once a month for tea before visiting their husbands’ graves. Young Frankenstein – which came onto everyone’s radar via the Mel Brooks film in the 1970s – is about the grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, who inherits the family manse in Transylvania and spends some hilarious quality time with a cast of unforgettable misfits. 

Coming up later in the season are Godspell, November 10th through 12th, and Estella Scrooge, November 24th through December 10th.


The Coastal Concerts organization is another local favorite, hosting a wide range of musicians and vocalists all year. On Saturday, October 7th at 2 p.m. Cape Henlopen Performing Arts Center will host renowned pianist Michelle Cann,, who will perform several pieces thematically linked to tell stories of The Women of Chicago’s Black Renaissance

Guitarist Gigi and violinist Danbi Um will perform a range of classical pieces at Bethel United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 11th at 2 p.m. These accomplished musicians create unique sounds with multilayered performances perfectly in tune with brisk Autumn days. 

If you love classical music with a peaceful wintertime vibe, don’t miss the Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective at Cape Henlopen Performing Arts Center on Saturday, December 9th at 2 p.m., with a discussion immediately prior at 1 p.m.