Sep 7 – 8, 2013
Nanticoke Indian Powwow. Discover the Nanticoke Indian Powwow (or join in the circle if you are a Native American). Enjoy music, dancing, singing, and crafts as cultural traditions are passed from generation to generation. Millsboro, DE.
Sep 7, 2013
Lighthouses Tour. Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse and Harbor Refuge Lighthouse
Take a boat ride out to tour these two sentinals. Advanced reservations required. Lewes, DE.
Sep 7 – 8, 2013
Eating Rehoboth Walking Food Tour.
A 3-hour culinary adventure seasoned with restaurant lore and sprinkled with local history. Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Sep 21 – 22, 2013
Dewey Beach Music Conference. Musicians showcased at different venues throughout Dewey Beach, DE.
Lewes Artist Studio Tour. Local artists welcome the public to their studios. Lewes, DE.
Sep 27 – 28, 2013
Elvisfest. Twenty-two Elvis performers on 2 stages. Rusty Rudder, Dewey Beach, DE.
Sep 28 – 29, 2013
NASCAR Sprint Cup at Dover International Speedway just an hour up the road in Dover, DE.
Boast the Coast Maritime Festival. Lewes celebrates its maritime heritage with pirates, ships you can board to see up close, and a lighted boat parade at night. Lewes, DE.
Craft Fair. The Lewes Historical Society sponsors this Craft Fair at Shipcarpenters Square. Buy handcrafted gifts or just browse, enjoy some music and food, and see many of Lewes’ historic buildings brought together in this quaint location. Lewes, DE.
Wings and Wheels. A WWII themed event for vintage auto and airplane enthusiasts. Georgetown, DE.
Coast Day. Aspiring biologists, as well as any beach, science, and seafood lovers are welcomed to the University of Delaware Campus in Lewes on Coast Day. Experience Crab Cake and Chowder Cook-off, hermit crab races, touch tanks, and marine science demonstrations. In the past, the Coast Guard has been on hand to demonstrate a helicopter water rescue—you don’t want to miss this fun and educational day! Lewes, DE.
Oct 4 – 6
Rehoboth Beach and Dewey Beach sidewalk sales. Delaware has no retail sales tax!
Oct 11 – 14
Columbus Day Weekend is a good weekend to explore natural Delaware. Numerous walking trails are alive with migratory birds this time of year. And the mosquitos are usually gone! We like the trails at Primehook National Wildlife Refuge near Broadkill Beach. Cape Henlopen State Park has many good hiking and biking trails. Letterboxing is a fun "treasure hunt" hike that we like to do as a family; a good letterbox is hidden at Cape Henlopen. Thompsons Island is wild and beautiful, and most people don’t even know it’s there. Stay on the trails, there are Native American burial grounds in the area (near Spring Lake, Rehoboth Beach, DE off Rt. 1).
Oct 17 – 20, 2013
Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival. Shows on 5 stages plus local restaurants and bars highlight live music this long weekend. This year Sheila E opens the concert series on Thursday Oct 17. Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Oct 25 – 27, 2013
Sea Witch Festival and Fiddlers Festival. Family Fun! There’s a parade—anyone costumed can walk in the parade or watch. Pony rides on the beach. Tot friendly jack-o-lantern trails. Spookier lantern tours of historical sites. Live music. Fiddlers contest. Old-fashioned games on the beach. Trick-or-treating at the Rehoboth merchants. Costumed pet parade. This is a FUN weekend! Rehoboth Beach, DE.
Nov 1 -3, 2013
Punkin Chunkin. Science and engineering meets tom-foolery as competitors spend thousands of dollars and travel from around the U.S to see who can throw a pumpkin the farthest. And there’s also tailgating. And live bands. The Mythbusters are usually there. Come see for yourself how far a trebuchet or an air cannon can shoot a pumpkin. Proceeds go to charity. Bridgeville, DE.