As we head into the month of June, we have some great events and activities to tell you about here in the coastal region. So we hope you’re up for some great family fun this weekend at the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
This weekend’s featured events range from outdoor events in Rehoboth Beach, to a first ever pride event in Milton and this year’s premier surfing event in Ocean City.
So keep reading below for much more information about all of this weekend’s great coastal activities, and be sure to have a memorable time here at the beach.
But before scrolling down, here’s Oldfather Group CEO Dustin Oldfather, who’s at one of our featured properties located at 27225 Buckskin Trail in Harbeson, with a quick video preview of the June 7-9 extended weekend in Delaware and Maryland’s coastal region.
One last thing before we delve into all of this weekend’s great events, and that’s to introduce you to a new Oldfather Group offering that explores some of the people, places and things that make the coastal region such a great place to live and work.
It’s a video series that we’ve dubbed Define:Coastal and the video below is the very first edition (featuring Dogfish Head Brewery), but there will be many more to come. Check it out and let us know what you think!
Okay, on to the business at hand. Here are the Oldfather Group’s featured events for this coming weekend at and near the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
We begin in the “Nation’s Summer Capital” of Rehoboth Beach.
Beach Goes Red, White and Blue (June 8). The Rehoboth Beach Bandstand is the place to be this Saturday, June 8, as the Rehoboth Beach-Dewey Beach Chamber of Commerce and the USO present the 2019 “Beach Goes Red, White and Blue” festivities from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.
This annual celebration pays tribute to area police officers, firefighters, paramedics and members of the military who serve the public regularly and don’t always receive the recognition they so greatly deserve.
Scheduled activities include a military village, a military vehicle display, a veterans mobile unit, a USO Show Troupe performance, a vintage plane flyover, a performance by the U.S. Army band and much, much more.
All activities will be held at the Rehoboth Beach Bandstand. Visit the event website here for much more on this Year’s “Beach Goes Red, White and Blue.”
Water Family Fest (June 8). This free event will be held at the James Farm Ecological Preserve in Ocean View on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will focus on ways various state agencies work to improve and protect our waterways and ecosystems.
Scheduled activities include self-guided hikes, a scavenger hunt, a “storybook walk,” beach seining and several exhibits on topics ranging from seagrass and wetlands to rain gardens and ospreys.
Learn much more about this fun, family-friendly event at www.dnrec.delaware.gov.
Several events are scheduled over the four days, ranging from a pride-themed photo booth, a dance party, several information booths and much more.
There will also be evening performances all four days, with “Boy Erased,” “Magnolia Applebottom,” Queen Flash” and “Meredith Rounsley all performing.
Learn much more about the first ever Milton Pride Week at www.miltontheatre.com.
Ocean City Surf Fest (June 7-9). This year’s Ocean City Surf Fest is scheduled for Friday to Sunday at the 37th Street Beach.
There will be a kickoff part at Barn 34 on Friday evening, with the main event scheduled for Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Teams from all over the United States will be competing in the waves, with Sunday featuring the professional longboard event and the “Walk Da Plank” pro contest.
The event is open to the public and is free to watch. Visit www.ocsurfclub.com for more information.
Beebe Beach Bash (June 8). Held once again at the Lewes Ferry Terminal, the fifth annual Beebe Beach Bash will definitely have a party feel to it.
Gourmet food stations, casino games, an open bar, dancing and much more will have attendees partying into the night in Lewes.
Funds raised will go toward purchasing critical equipment needed for the hospital’s emergency department.
The “Bash” is scheduled for 6 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. Visit the event website here for more information.
60s Boardwalk Hop (June 8). This event is actually part of the “Beach Goes Red, White and Blue” festivities (see above), but it looks like so much fun that we thought we’d feature it separately.
Harkening back to the sock hops of the 1960s, the Rehoboth Beach Museum will be holding this special event on Saturday, June 8, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Bandstand.
Music will be provided by a disc jockey and this event is free to attend.
For more information, visit the Rehoboth Beach Museum online.
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!