It’s hard to believe, but we’re already talking about Fourth of July activities here at the Delaware and Maryland beaches. And there are definitely some fantastic things on tap over the next few days along the coast.
But first, a heads up on the next couple of activities blogs that we’ll be distributing to you. As the Rehoboth Beach fireworks extravaganza is being held on Wednesday, July 3, we’re including that in this week’s featured writeup as next week would be too late to allow for proper planning.
But the shows that are planned for Thursday, July 4, and there are many, will be featured in next week’s “Weekender Blog,” which will be posted and distributed on Wednesday, July 3.
Okay, now that we have that little bit of housekeeping out of the way, let’s get right to all of the fun things that are coming up over the next few days here in the coastal region.
Here’s Oldfather Group CEO Dustin Oldfather with a video preview of all the fun!
Now without further ado, here are the Oldfather Group’s choices for fun and family friendly events and activities at the Delaware and Maryland beaches coming up over the next few days.
We begin in Dewey Beach with a wild and wacky tradition that must be seen in person to be fully appreciated.
Running of the Bull (June 29). Join the always fun-loving folks in Dewey Beach this Saturday, June 29, for the 2019 edition of the wild and wacky “Running of the Bull” event, again sponsored by the Starboard Restaurant and Bar.
With many attendees dressed in the traditional white and red clothing you often see “runners” wearing during the real running of the bulls in Spain, this event kicks off at 2 p.m. and includes a run on the beach and plenty of good natured fun.
Pre-run festivities begin around 11 a.m. at the Starboard, which includes cold beverages, loud music and basically everyone just working themselves into a frenzy prior to the big event at 2:00.
For more information on this year’s Running of the Bull in Dewey Beach, visit www.therunningofthebull.com
Stars and Stripes with Fireworks (June 29). The area’s first fireworks show of the Independence Day holiday for 2019 takes place this Saturday at Cupola Park in Millsboro, from 6 to 9:30 p.m.
The park is located at the headwaters of the Indian River Bay, and this local event will include food and non-food vendors, family friendly music and good fellowship. The fireworks are planned to go off at dusk.
Organizers invite everyone to bring their own blankets and/or chairs and enjoy a good time in the park this Saturday night.
For more information, visit www.millsborochamber.com.
Rehoboth Beach Fireworks (July 3). The fireworks in Millsboro may be the first of the holiday season, but the ones the following Wednesday, July 3, in Rehoboth Beach are definitely the biggest.
If you love Independence Day and memorable fireworks displays, then you’re going to want to be in the vicinity of the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk next Wednesday. The 2019 fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m., and will again be launched from the beach south of Rehoboth Avenue.
Live entertainment is scheduled for the Bandstand both before and after the show, so be sure to check out the schedule for that as well.
To learn more about this year’s Rehoboth Beach Fireworks Extravaganza, and for parking information, visit www.cityofrehoboth.com.
Fireworks Cruise (July 3). For a unique look at next week’s fireworks, consider viewing the show from the deck of one of the ships in the fleet of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.
The ferry will cruise the Delaware Bay on Wednesday evening from 6:45 until 11 p.m., featuring rock and roll music by Glass Onion, food, drinks and a family-friendly disc jockey in the salon.
Tickets are $35, $20 for children under the age of 12, and pets are not permitted on this particular cruise.
For more information on the 2019 fireworks cruise, visit www.cmfl.com.
Fish N Paddle Saltwater Slam (June 29-30). This unique fishing event in Ocean City will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, with a more than $7,000 cash purse distributed to the top three fishermen or women.
The Fish N Paddle Saltwater Slam is a kayak and stand up paddleboard (SUP) fishing tournament and is open to all participants.
For more information, call 443-783-7410.
Journey Into The Darkness at the Great Cypress Swamp (June 29). Not for the faint of heart, Delaware Wildlands and the Delaware Ornithological Society are featuring an adventurous evening within the confines of the Great Cypress Swamp this Saturday evening, June 29, from 6:30 until 10 p.m.
Billed as a “night of birding and nerding over birds, bugs, bats and more,” the tour will depart from the Roman Fisher Farm on Cypress Road.
Participants are urged to wear long pants and bring bug spray to protect themselves from biting insects, as well as flashlights with new batteries.
This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested by June 27.
For more information, visit the Facebook page for the event page here.
Movies on the Beach (July 1). 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 “Trolls” (Dewey Beach) and “Mary Poppins Returns” (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!