The one-of-a-kind Summer of 2020 continues this week at the Delaware and Maryland beaches, and we do have several great calendar options to tell you about.
We realize this isn’t the kind of summer we’re all used to and frankly have come to expect. But with more restrictions being lifted each month, we’re excited and hopeful that this summer season can still create lasting memories at the beach that will last a lifetime.
With that goal in mind, we plow forward this first weekend of June to tell you about some great options for getting outside and having a good time in Delaware and Maryland’s coastal region.
So keep reading below for many ways that you can “Summer Safely” here at the beaches!
We begin in beautiful downtown Milton, where residents will be celebrating a “reopening” of sorts over the next few days.
Downtown Milton Reopening Party (June 4). Beautiful downtown Milton will be the site this Thursday evening, June 4, as the town and the community celebrate the reopening of the historic Milton Theatre and surrounding businesses.
This fun community event is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m., at the Milton Theatre Quayside, and will feature a happy hour and live music by the Al Frantic Solo. This event is rain or shine, but will be moved into the theatre in case of inclement weather, with social distancing rules and regulations in place.
Organizers ask that you bring your own chair, or you can reserve some of the facility’s new outdoor furniture if you prefer. Food and beverages will be available, including beer, wine and spiked drinks provided by the on-site beer garden, as well as hog dogs, popcorn, cookies, brownies and more.
Milton Theater Soft Reopening (June 4-7). A big part of the reopening of downtown Milton, featured above, is the return of shows and events at the historic and popular Milton Theatre.
The unquestioned cornerstone of Milton’s downtown historic district, the theatre is reopening on Wednesday, June 3, and will be once again featuring several events per week.
There will be temporary guidelines in place, however, due to the continuing health crisis. These include a maximum of 30 percent capacity in the theatre, the use of face masks and adherence to social distancing guidelines.
Shows for this first weekend back in business include “The Wizard of Oz” on June 3, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” on June 4, a live standup comedy show on Friday, June 5 and a drag show featuring Magnolia Applebottom on June 6.
Tickets for these shows are available by telephone only, by calling 302-684-3038.
Clearspace Theatre Tony Party Web-A-Thon (June 7). If you love the performing arts, or if you just want to take part in a fun community event, Rehoboth Beach’s Clearspace Theatre is hosting an on-line Tony Party on Sunday, June 7.
The event begins at 7 p.m., and will feature a number of local students and faculty members, with proceeds benefitting the programs of the local Arts Institute.
Movies at Midway Reopening (Early June). There will continue to be restrictions in place, but the Movies at Midway has reopened for movie lovers, effective Monday, June 1.
You can read about the restrictions mandated by the various governing bodies here, but we’re focusing on the positive today and that means a rare chance to see some classic films on the big screen.
“Jaws,” “Grease” and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” are all on the current calendar, as new releases from Hollywood have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
One thing to keep in mind is that no cash is being accepted at this time at the theater, so you’ll need to either use a credit card, a debit card or an Atlantic Theater Gift Card to make your purchase. But the good news is that all movies are currently being shown for just $6 a ticket, so enjoy!
Learn more about what’s coming up at Midway Theaters at www.moviesatmidway.com.
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Delaware State Park Activities (June 4-6). Southern Delaware has some incredible state parks, and early summer is the perfect time to pick your favorite and have a wonderful time in the great outdoors.
The five parks located in the coastal region all feature not only miles of hiking and biking trails through pine forests and coastal marshes, but also frisbee golf courses, campgrounds, nature centers and much more.
And if trails and nature are what appeals to you, be sure to spend some time on the Gordons Pond and Junction and Breakwater Trails. For unspoiled coastal beauty, these trails are simply unmatched in the region.
Learn more about Delaware’s incredible state park options by visiting www.destateparks.com.
Keep visiting www.thecoastalcompass.com every week for the latest events and happenings taking place at the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
And whatever you plan on doing this weekend, have a great time here in the coastal region.
Enjoy your weekend everyone!