A glimpse out the window over the last few days left no doubt what time of year it is here in Delaware and Maryland’s coastal region. We hope everyone got outside and enjoyed the recent Winter Wonderland, or perhaps a nice and relaxing snow day off from work or school.
But now that the first winter storm of the season has come and gone, let’s look ahead to what’s on tap for the next few days here in the coastal region.
We have some fun things to tell you about for this weekend, so let’s jump right into it and tell you all about these great upcoming events.
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We have five highlighted events for the weekend of January 18-20 at the Delaware and Maryland beaches. Who says there’s nothing going on during the Winter months, eh?
To begin, we head to the resort town of Dewey Beach to tell you all about one of the offseason’s most popular events…
Winter Beach Bash at the Rusty Rudder (January 19). Scheduled for 6 to 10 p.m. this Saturday, January 19, at the Rusty Rudder, this annual event is organized by the Surfgimp Foundation and benefits people with disabilities who want to pursue their dreams.
Tickets for this charitable event cost $50 and include dinner, a four hour open bar, some fantastic live reggae music and a silent auction. And if you want to stay the night, the nearby Hyatt Dewey Beach is offering special room rates on Saturday evening.
For more information on the 2019 Winter Beach Bash at the Rusty Rudder, visit www.teamsurfgimpfoundation.org.
Delmarva Art Expo (January 19-20). For our next highlighted event that’s happening this third weekend in January, we head south to Maryland’s favorite resort town of Ocean City and the Roland E. Powell Convention Center.
Scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday, this weekend features the 2019 Delmarva Art Expo and is also one of the best wintertime events here in the coastal region.
Dozens of vendors from throughout the mid-Atlantic will be on hand displaying their wares in a wide variety of categories, ranging from artwork to photography and everything in between.
Hours for this weekend’s event are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $3 for one day or $5 for both days.
For more information on this event, call 443-235-2926 or visit www.delmarvaartexpo.com.
MLK Weekend Parade (January 19). Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this weekend in the “First Town in the First State.”
With a 2019 theme of “Keeping the Dream Alive: Never Lose Hope,” the weekend is highlighted by a parade through downtown Lewes on Saturday, January 19, beginning at 11 a.m.
Other events for the holiday weekend include a banquet at Georgetown’s Cheer Center on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., and a community worship service at St. John 2nd Baptist Church in Millsboro on Monday at 10 a.m.
Call 302-227-3118 for tickets to the banquet or 302-227-3531 for information about the Saturday morning parade.
Nanticoke Dance & Culture Presentation (January 18). Join members of the Nanticoke Indian Tribe this Friday, January 18, at the Margaret H. Rollins Community Center in Lewes for this special cultural presentation.
Part of the Lewes Historical Society’s speaker series for January, this event will include a brief history of Delaware’s “people of the tidewater,” as well as discussions about the tribe’s regalia, musical and dance traditions and other items of cultural significance.
There will also be a performance by Nanticoke dancers, which have become popular at events all throughout southern Delaware in recent years.
For more information, contact the Lewes Historical Society at 302-645-7670.
Delaware Seashore State Park Lecture Series (January 22). Held throughout the winter season, the latest in this lecture series will take place on Tuesday, January 22, and will focus on the history of forestry in the First State.
Free to all attendees, this week’s event is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., on the grounds of the Indian River Life-Saving Museum on Route 1, between Dewey Beach and the Indian River Inlet.
For more information, call the life-saving station at 302-227-6991 or visit www.destateparks.com/beaches/delawareseashore.
Whatever you choose to do this weekend, we hope you have a fun and exciting few days in the coastal region.
And be sure to check back here next week in our “Weekender Blog” for more great happenings at and near the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
Have a great weekend everyone!