The Summer of 2019 may be winding down here in the coastal region, but we’ve still got several more seasonal events to tell you about before Labor Day comes around and begins the transition into fall and the busiest time of the year for local festivals and happenings.
We’re literally all over the region this week, with events taking place at several different locations. From Milton to Ocean City, and several places in between, there’s definitely no shortage of fun things to see and do this weekend at the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
We’ll tell you about all of the great things planned in just a moment, but first our Founder and CEO Dustin Oldfather has a quick video preview of this weekend’s biggest events.
Okay, let’s head out to Milton and get started on this week’s events blog. Grab your rubber ducky for our first event, which has become one of the highlights of the summer festival season in reason years.
Bargains on the Broadkill/Great Duck Race (August 24). Featuring more than 50 vendors, the always popular Great Duck Race and plenty of other options for quality family fun, the annual Bargains on the Broadkill event in Milton is always a popular late summer gathering in coastal Delaware.
Also for 2019 will be the annual Broadkill 10-Mile Canoe and Kayak Race, which will both begin and end in downtown Milton.
All events take place in Milton Memorial Park on Chandler Street, with the event scheduled to run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Visit www.historicmilton.org for more information.
Delaware Seashore State Park Paddlefest (August 24). Best described by organizers as a “scavenger hunt via kayak,” this relatively new event will be held form 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., this Saturday, August 24, at Delaware Seashore State Park.
Participants will paddle a four-mile course that meanders through the salt marsh creeks of the state park. Along the way, park staff will be stationed on the course to talk about wildlife, local history and hand out some much needed snacks to the paddlers.
There will also be food, drinks, music, kids’ activities and an after party this year, so head out to Delaware Seashore State Park this Saturday for all the fun.
For more information, call 302-227-6991 or visit www.destateparks.com.
Ocean City Jeep Week (August 22-25). It’s time once again for the phenomenon that is Ocean City Jeep Week and this year’s event promises four days of fun and excitement in Maryland’s favorite summertime resort.
Hosted at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center on Coastal Highway, the event will run from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
Scheduled activities include a Beach Crawl, a New Jeep Jam, a Thursday night kickoff party, a beach sand course, vintage Jeep displays and much more.
For more information on the 2019 Ocean City Jeep Week, including a full schedule of events, call 443-366-5944 or visit www.oceancityjeepweek.com.
And be sure to visit thecoastalcompass.com tomorrow for a full feature on Ocean City Jeep Week.
Rusty Rudder’s 40th Anniversary Party (August 23). Head to Dewey Beach this Friday night, August 23, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the one and only Rusty Rudder.
There will be plenty of live music for the celebration from some of the area’s most popular bands, including Burnt Sienna Reunion, Go Go Gadget, Love Seed Mama Jump, The Rockets and many more.
There will also be an open bar and plenty of food available for the evening.
Tickets are $55 and can be purchased at www.ruddertickets.com.
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Children’s Beach House Annual BBQ (August 24). This annual event is held in support of the Children’s Beach House, with the 2019 edition taking an “Off To The Races“ theme.
The event is scheduled to run from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m., at the Beach House, located on Bay Avenue in Lewes.
Enjoy dinner on the beach, as well as wine, dinner, entertainment, dancing and more, all while supporting a great local cause.
For more information, or to purchase tickets to the event, visit the event website here.
Movies on the Beach (August 26). 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 Garfield Parkway in Bethany Beach. This week’s selection is “Wonder Park.”
NOTE: With school starting soon, the “Movies on the Beach” program has ended for the season in Dewey Beach. Movies will continue in Bethany Beach in September, however, but on Friday nights at the grandstand and not on the actual 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!