We continue our journey through September this week, as well as “Locals Summer” for many of us who make our year-round homes in the coastal regions of both Delaware and Maryland.
If you’re new to the area, or aren’t sure exactly what “Locals Summer” is, it’s basically a chance for permanent residents of the beach communities to enjoy all that the region has to offer during a time when things are a little less crowded.
For much more on this phenomenon, click the link below to read a blog entry we recently wrote on the topic.
Now, onto what’s happening this weekend here in the coastal region. Bigger events are still cancelled for 2020 due to the current health guidelines and restrictions, but there’s still plenty to do.
We begin in Rehoboth Beach and some great news from the folks at Funland…
Funland Extended Days/Hours (Rest of September). In normal years, Funland on the Boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach would now be closed for the season. But 2020, as we all know, is anything but a normal year.
Due to the limited season and to give more residents and visitors a chance to visit the amusement park, the owners of Funland have decided to remain open for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the end of September.
The park will still operate with a limit of 200 guests per session, with fun passes available for $20 through funlandrehoboth.com.
Arcade games will remain accessible from the Boardwalk without the need for a pre-purchased fun pass.
Here is the schedule for the next couple of weekends, per Funland management:
- Fridays – Arcade games open 3:30 to 9:30 p.m.; ride groups from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.
- Saturdays – Arcade games from 1 to 9 p.m.; ride groups from 1:45 to 3:45 p.m., 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.
- Sundays – Arcade games from noon to 7 p.m.; ride groups from 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.
Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon (September 13-20). This 24th annual event was unfortunately canceled, but participants still have the option to complete the triathlon virtually. Officials will be accepting entries until Sunday, September 20.
The starting point is on Tower Road in Delaware Seashore State Park, with proceeds being returned to worthy causes in the local community.
The Dewey Beach Sprint Triathlon consists of a half-mile swim, a 15-mile bike ride and a three-and-a-half mile run.
Learn more about this event at www.deweybeachtriathlon.com.
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The main event is a performance by the band “Skribe” from Annapolis and will also feature food and drinks from Grain on the Rocks, which can be ordered via smart phone and delivered to your spot on The Green.
Tickets are sold in 12×12 squares that can accommodate up to eight members of one family. Masks are required to enter the area, but can be removed once you’ve arrived in your square.
Chairs and blankets and welcome, but tents and coverings are prohibited as they could block the view of other attendees.
Visit www.meetatgrain.com for more information on this weekend’s concert.
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Tavern Talks on the Lawn (September 18-19). This event organized by the Lewes Historical Society will take attendees back to the 1920s to discuss suffrage and its effects on the United States.
The program will be held at the historical society complex on Shipcarpenter Street in downtown Lewes and promises to be both entertaining and educational. The event will include prohibition era refreshments, live music by local students, interactive debates, in-character speeches and crafting lessons for both adults and children.
Tickets are $20 and include admission to the event, packaged refreshments, a commemorative suffrage pin, an event poster and an event booklet. Children 12 and under are admitted for free.
Visit www.historiclewes.org for more information on these events.
Ocean City Mayor’s Bike Ride (September 22). Join Ocean City Mayor Rick Meehan next Tuesday, September 22, for the resort’s inaugural “Mayor’s Bike Ride.”
The event is designed as a way to encourage biking in Ocean City, with a goal of seeing Maryland’s favorite resort city recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists.
This 10 a.m. event is free and will run for four-and-a-half miles, from the Ocean City Life-Saving Museum on the Boardwalk to 27th Street and back. Masks are required for the ride, but helmets are optional.
Milton Theater Shows (September 17-20). There continue to be great shows every weekend at the Milton Theatre.
Just keep in mind that attendance is limited due to social distancing requirements. So if you see a show you’d like to attend, buy your tickets as soon as possible.
Here’s what’s coming up this weekend at the Milton Theatre.
- Thursday, September 17 at 7 p.m. – Quayside at Nite with Lower Case Blues
- Friday, September 18 at 8 p.m. – Another Round of Coronatinis with the Dame
- Saturday, September 19 at 9 p.m. – The Rocky Horror Picture Show with Live Shadow Cast
- Sunday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. – Psychic Medium Mandie Stevenson
Outdoor Movie Events (September 17-20). The outdoor movies on the beach in Dewey have concluded for the 2020 summer season, but there are still outdoor movie events taking place in Lewes at Lefty’s Alley & Eats.
There are again a couple of private parties/showings this weekend at Lefty’s, but the public is invited to the outdoor theater to enjoy “Smokey and the Bandit” on Thursday, September 17 and a live stream of the Michael Franti concert on Saturday, September 19.
Visit www.iloveleftys.com for more information or to purchase tickets.
And whatever you plan on doing this weekend, have a great time here in the coastal region.
Enjoy your weekend everyone!