The final weekend of October is usually one of our favorites in the greater Rehoboth Beach area, with the annual Sea Witch Halloween & Fiddler’s Festival turning Delaware’s most popular resort town into an autumn party zone of sorts.
Sadly, this fun and festive annual event is one of the casualties of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic in Delaware. But we hope for a better 2021 and a much awaited return of the green-faced Sea Witch to coastal Delaware.
But while there won’t be a big parade and lots of fun costumes this year on Rehoboth Avenue, there are a number of great Halloween Weekend things to tell you about at and near the Delaware beaches.
We want to let you know, however, that we’re saving a few things for later use. While we’re touching on some of the more traditional Halloween type activities in today’s “Weekender Blog,” be sure to visit the Coastal Compass again tomorrow for some alternative options for celebrating the holiday over the next few days.
That being said, we kick off today’s blog with some fun activities in Rehoboth Beach. Let’s get started…
Trick or Treating in Rehoboth Beach (October 31). Normally incorporated into the annual Sea Witch festivities every October, this year’s trick or treating in Rehoboth Beach will have a bit of a different feel to it. But there’s still going to be plenty of candy to go around for all of the little ghosts and goblins out there!
Rehoboth Beach’s 2020 trick or treating will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., on Saturday, October 31, for children under 14 in the resort.
The city is asking participants to use flashlights, glow sticks or flashing pins whenever possible and to walk in groups, or with an adult, for added safety.
There will also be an extra police presence throughout Rehoboth on Halloween night, in the interest of community safety.
Oldies Dance at Rehoboth Beach Convention Center (October 30). Put on your dancing shoes this Friday night and head to the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center for a fun oldies dance.
D.J. Sky Brady will be belting out the tunes all night, with beer, wine, coffee, snacks and desserts all available for dancers.
Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and can be purchased at www.downtownrb.com.
Halloween Kids Cabaret Quayside at Milton Theatre (October 29). Bring a couple of chairs and join the fun-loving folks at the Milton Theatre this Thursday, October 29, for a special kids themed Halloween event outside on the quay.
The event begins at 6 p.m., with each child 13 and under receiving a trick-or-treat bag full of candy.
Organizers ask that you get into the spirit by wearing a costume, which might also win you a special prize during the course of the evening.
Refreshments that will be provided include hot dogs, popcorn, fresh baked cookies and other treats, along with soft drinks and water, or beer and wine for the grownups.
In the event of rain, the event will be moved inside the theatre with mask usage and social distancing guidelines in place.
Learn more about this fun event at www.miltontheatre.com.
Stop, Drop and Run Memorial 5k (November 1). The year’s Stop, Drop and Run Memorial 5K is planned for Sunday, November 1, in Lewes.
As always, this event benefits the vitally important programs at the Lewes Fire Department. So head to downtown Lewes this Sunday and support a great local cause.
The race begins at 11 a.m., at the fire station, located at 347 Savannah Road. There’s also a “Kiddie K” for children 8 years old and under that begins 15 minutes earlier.
There will be an after race party with food from local restaurants, as well as beers, mimosas, music, children’s activities and much more.
Learn more about this great local event, or register, at www.races2run.com.
“Carrie the Musical” at Clear Space Theatre (October 30 – November 1). Ever thought about taking in a local theatre production on Halloween? If so, there’s perhaps no better show than the popular musical based on Stephen King’s “Carrie.”
Scheduled for four shows this weekend, actors from the local gem that is Clear Space Theatre will be performing this popular musical at their theater house on Baltimore Avenue.
Show times are scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at both 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m.
For more information, or to order tickets, visit www.clearspacetheatre.org.
Conclusion of “Screams at the Beach” for 2020. This weekend is your last chance to visit the revamped “Screams at the Beach” haunted attraction for 2020.
Returning this year in Millville, the popular haunted attraction was held for years at the Sports at the Beach complex in Georgetown, but was missing in action for two years before returning in 2020 a few miles southeast of the original site.
To learn more about “Screams at the Beach,” click here or on the image below for a full writeup we posted on the attraction a few weeks ago.
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!