We’re several weeks now into the Summer of 2020 and we hope everyone’s making the most of their time in the beautiful coastal regions of Delaware and Maryland.
We’re very blessed to live in an area that’s bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and features so many incredible natural wonders. And restrictions or no restrictions, those places are always going to be here for our enjoyment.
As far as local events and happenings go, we’re got some great things to tell you about this week. So if you’re looking for something fun to do over the next few days, keep reading below for a half dozen fun and family friendly options.
From a brand new way to watch your favorite films to a fun online contest by the local gem that is Funland, there are many choices this week for having a good time at the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
And don’t forget the beach itself, as well as the boardwalk. Just remember to follow appropriate guidelines and adhere to social distancing requirements.
Okay, let’s get into this week’s events blog. We begin with an exciting new activity for residents of and visitors to “The Nation’s Summer Capital” of Rehoboth Beach:
Lefty’s Drive In Theater (Beginning June 22). If you’re looking for something new and fun to do in the coastal region, Lefty’s Alley and Eats in Lewes has just the thing beginning next week.
Lefty’s outdoor cinema will premier on Monday, June 22, with a showing of “Rocky,” and continue showing classic movies every evening for the rest of the summer.
The indoor facilities also reopen on the same date, meaning snacks and drinks will be available as well as indoor restrooms and newly installed sanitizing stations.
Tickets are $25 per vehicle with a maximum of six people and movies begin promptly at 9 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.iloveleftys.com.
The outdoor cinema is currently restricted to 31 vehicles due to social distancing requirements, but will double to 62 once those restrictions are lifted.
Outdoor Spring Home Expo, Farmer’s Market and Craft Show (June 20-21). This event has been rebranded from the usual Spring Home Expo, due to current restrictions that are in place in the coastal region.
This 23rd annual event may be a little different this year, but organizers are still expecting a successful event at the Hudson Fields complex, located just north of Lewes on Route 1.
This is a free event and will be open to the public on Saturday, June 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday, June 21, from 12 to 4 p.m. Parking is also free.
Exhibitors include real estate agents, developers, builders, mortgage consultants and more, in addition to the farmer’s market and on-site craft show.
Call 302-236-0857 or visit www.deexpos.com for more information.
Ocean City Beach Fireworks (June 18). This will be the first Thursday evening fireworks show of the season, which will continue at 10:30 p.m., every Thursday through Labor Day Weekend.
Fireworks are centered on Talbot Street at the beach, but can be seen throughout a good portion of the resort. Organizers stress that all visitors must adhere to state guidelines and practice social distancing.
Fireworks shows are also held during the season at Northside Park. Call 410-289-2800 for more information on this year’s fireworks events in Ocean City.
Dogfish Head Weekend of Compelling Ales and Spirits – Sort Of! (June 20-21). This popular annual event had to be cancelled for 2020 due to the health crisis, but leave it to the fun folks at Dogfish Head to make the best out of a bad situation.
In short – you may not be able to attend the event, but you can still enjoy special brews that were created for it by visiting Dogfish Head locations in Milton and Rehoboth Beach.
Creations made for this year’s event include selections like “Honey Dip Trip,” “Showy Prose,” Macaron Rose Framboise,” “Shelter Pale Ale,” “Irish Red Test” and several others.
Delaware State Fair Job Fair (June 17 and 20). If you’re searching for a part-time job this summer, then you may want to head north to Harrington for this two-day event.
While bandstand events have been cancelled for this year, the fair is still planning to go on as scheduled. That could change depending on where the state is in the reopening schedule, but things are proceeding at the present time.
Employees are needed as ticket scanners, security personnel, cleaning teams and much more. The job fair is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, from 5 to 7 p.m., and on Saturday, June 20, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the exhibit hall.
You can download a job application here, prior to making the trip. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older to apply.
The 2020 Delaware State Fair is scheduled for Thursday, July 23, through Saturday, August 1.
Funland Contest (Until June 21). This is a fun contest we thought we’d include so lovers of Funland can become as involved as possible.
Funland is a Rehoboth Beach treasure, and for years a whimsical little dolphin, pictured below, has been standing by and having his (or her) picture taken with thousands of visitors.
Now Funland is holding a contest to name the little guy, and it’s asking for the public’s help. Just visit Funland’s Facebook page and drop a suggestion or two, then check in later to see if yours was one of the five selected for the final round of voting.
Be creative and have fun!
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!