September wraps up this weekend in the coastal region, with autumn now upon us and a soon to be transition into the holiday season throughout the United States and the world waiting on deck.
But before we get there, remember than Funland on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk is still open for one final three-day weekend. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday is your last opportunity to enjoy the coastal Delaware tradition until Mother’s Day Weekend 2021, the traditional yearly opening for the amusement park.
And while you’re at the beach this weekend enjoying the final days of the Funland season for 2020, take the time to enjoy a few of the other things that are going on in the coastal region.
You can read more about this weekend’s activities below, highlighted by this year’s Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass Festival in Lewes and several other local events.
There’s always lots of fun things to do at the Delaware and Maryland beaches. As mentioned, we begin in Lewes this week and what is always a fun annual event on Shipcarpenter Street.
Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival (September 26-27). While most big fall festivals for 2020 have been cancelled, the Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival is still going on as planned this weekend, though with limited capacity.
Scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on both Saturday and Sunday, this year’s festival is again being held at the Lewes Historical Society complex on Shipcarpenter Street in downtown Lewes.
Due to continuing health restrictions in Delaware, $5 tickets are being sold this year for 90 minute time slots throughout the day. Or you can buy a full day ticket for $20. Children under 12 are admitted for free.
Timed tickets can be bought online or at the gate on the days of the festival, if they’re still available.
This is the 11th year for the sea glass festival, which will again feature dozens of sea glass and coastal artists in several different mediums, including wood, ceramics, photography, painting and several others.
New additions for 2020 include a lecture series, various exhibitions, a treasure contest and a special kid’s area.
For more on the 2020 Mid-Atlantic Sea Glass & Coastal Arts Festival, visit www.historiclewes.org or call 302-645-7670.
“Field of Dreams” Fundraiser (September 28). Make plans to visit Lefty’s Alley & Eats on Monday, September 28, for a special fundraiser to benefit the hard working folks at Rehoboth in Bloom.
The classic film “Field of Dreams” will be shown on the big screen at Lefty’s outdoor theater, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $60 per pod, good for up to six people, with popcorn and soft drinks included in the purchase price.
Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs for their comfort and enjoyment, as well as a portable radio that will allow everyone in your pod to hear the film. The film will be broadcast on 107.5 FM.
Masks are not required while watching the film, but attendees will be asked to put their masks on when entering Lefty’s.
Visit www.downtownrb.com for more information on this event.
Pet Walk on the Indian River Inlet Bridge (September 26). Interested in a fun experience with your four-legged best friend? Then head on out to Delaware Seashore State Park this Saturday, September 26, for a special experience for you and your pet.
Geared specifically for pet owners, this event includes a walk over the Indian River Inlet Bridge and begins at 12 p.m., on Saturday.
The cost is $4 per person and pre-registration is required.
Call 302-227-6991 for more details on this weekend experience.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s (September 26). As with similar events that were scheduled for this summer and fall, the 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s event will not be a large in-person gathering, but will instead be more of a spread out, virtual event.
Organizers stress that health and safety are the top priorities right now, but they still urge everyone to participate in the walk if possible. Alzheimer’s still exists and funds continue to be needed for research moving forward.
To learn more about you can participate in this year’s revised Alzheimer’s Walk, visit the event website here.
“Getting to Rehoboth Before the Bay Bridge” Virtual Series (September 24). Many long-time residents of the Delaware beaches remember the days before the opening of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in 1952. But if you don’t and would like to learn more, a special Zoom event is being held this Thursday, September 24.
Conducted by local historian David McDonald, the event is titled “Ferries, Trains, and Automobiles: Getting to Rehoboth before the Bay Bridge” and is scheduled for 2:30 p.m., on Thursday.
This is the first in a two-part lecture event, which will cover the railroad coming to Rehoboth Beach. This includes both the ferry-railroad network of the Queen Anne Railroad and its successor, the Maryland, Delaware and Virginia Railway, through 1928 when passenger service to Rehoboth came to an end.
Milton Theater Shows (September 24-27). There continue to be great shows every weekend at the Milton Theatre.
Just keep in mind that attendance is still 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 24 at 7 p.m. – Quayside @ Nite with Hot Sauce
- Friday, September 25 at 8 p.m. – Philly Cheesesteak: Best of Philly Stand-Up Comedy Show
- Saturday, September 26 at 8 p.m. – Homeschool with Magnolia Applebottom (Pictured Below)
- Sunday, September 27 at 7 p.m. – Sweet Seasons: The Music of Carole King with Michelle Foster
And whatever you plan on doing this weekend, have a great time here in the coastal region.
Enjoy your weekend everyone!