With only a few more weeks left until Labor Day 2019 and the end of the official summer season here at the Delaware and Maryland beaches, be sure to take advantage of the warm temperatures while they’re still around. To help you, we’ve got a number of great events to tell you about for this coming weekend.
From Ocean City to Lewes and Georgetown and several other points along the coast, there’s a little something for everyone to do this weekend at and near the beaches.
Keep reading below for much more on the quintet of local events we’ll be featuring for this coming weekend. But first here’s Dustin Oldfather and Mariya Oldfather with much more on this weekend’s featured events.
Okay, let’s get right to it. Here are the Oldfather Group’s featured events for the weekend of August 16-18 at and near the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
2019 Poor Girls Open (August 15-17). Coming on the heels of the popular White Marlin Open, the three-day Poor Girls Open kicks off Thursday, August 15, in Ocean City.
The Poor Girls Open is a women’s only billfish release tournament that benefits breast cancer research. In addition to billfish, there are also categories for tuna and dolphin.
More than 100 boats are again expected to participate in this year’s event, which has continued to grow every year since its inception.
In addition to the main event, there will also be silent auctions, a 50/50 drawing, commemorative t-shirts for sale and plenty of other fun events designed to raise money for breast cancer research.
For more information on this year’s event, centered at the Bahia Marina on 22nd Street and the Bay, visit the event website here.
Bloomin’ Lewes (August 17). The 2019 Bloomin’ Lewes celebration is scheduled for this Saturday, August 17, in the “First Town in the First State.”
The event is marketed as a celebration of public gardens and art and is sponsored by Lewes in Bloom and Art in Bloom.
Seven gardens will be highlighted this year, with local plen air artists painting at six of the selected sites.
All activities of Bloomin’ Lewes are free and open to the public.
For more information, visit lewesinbloom.org.
U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors at the Rehoboth Bandstand (August 17). The United States Army Jazz Ambassadors will be performing this Saturday, August 17 at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand, beginning at 8 p.m.
This 19-member ensemble has been around since 1969 and performs several shows each year, both in the United States as well as in several foreign counties.
For more information on this year’s concert at the Bandstand, visit www.rehobothbandstand.com/events.
Beachcombers Corvette Club Car Show (August 17). To be held at First State Chevrolet in Georgetown from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., on Saturday, August 17, this year’s Beachcombers Corvette Club car show will benefit the Salvation Army of Sussex County.
In addition to all of the great cars on display, there will also be good music, delicious food, silent and Chinese auctions and much more.
If you have have a car to register for the event, you can do so the day of the show for $20.
Taco Reho’s Nite Market at Big Chill (August 16). Scheduled for 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday, August 16, the Taco Reho’s Nite Market will be held at the Big Chill Surf Cantina on Route 1.
The market is all encompassing, showcasing a number of different artistic outlets. This includes visual artists, tarot card readers, live painters, alcohol infused cupcakes, custom handbags, street food and much more.
For more information on the Taco Reho Nite Market, visit the event page on Facebook.
Movies on the Beach (August 19). Held every Monday night during the season, these family friendly movies are fun for everyone. Bring your family, a blanket and some popcorn to the beach for family movie night!
Movies will start at approximately 8:30 p.m. on the beach at Dagsworthy Street in Dewey Beach and Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach. This week’s selections are “Hotel Transylvania 3” (Dewey Beach) and “Lilo and Stitch” (Bethany Beach).
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!