After a couple of weeks with not much going on in the way of local events and happenings, the coastal region kicks back into high gear this weekend with several great things to tell you about over the next few days.
Events between January 17 and January 20 are taking place in several different towns and municipalities throughout the coastal region, five of which we’re featuring in our latest “Weekender Blog,” brought to you every week by the real estate professionals at the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty.
So get out there this weekend and have a fantastic time here at the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
Now, without further ado, here are the Oldfather Group’s choices for community events taking place over the upcoming weekend in Delaware and Maryland’s coastal region.
We begin with a multi-day celebration honoring the legacy of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Celebration (January 18-20). The life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be celebrated this weekend in the coastal region, with activities planned in several local communities.
Festivities kick off on Saturday, January 18, with the annual parade through downtown Lewes. The parade begins at 11 a.m., and is followed at 4:30 by a banquet at the Cheer Center, located just east of Georgetown.
Then on Monday, January 20, a holiday community worship service is scheduled for 10 a.m., at Dickerson Chapel AME Church in Millsboro.
The theme for this year’s MLK festivities is “Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage: The Struggle Continues.”
For more information about this year’s parade, call 302-227-3531. And to inquire about the banquet, call 302-227-3118.
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Winter Farmer’s Market Opening (January 19). Nassau Valley Vineyards near Lewes is kicking off its winter farmer’s market this Sunday, January 19, from 12 to 3 p.m.
This is the first date for this offseason market, which is also scheduled to run on both February 9 and February 23.
The majority of the market will be indoors, but a few vendors will be set up in the parking lot of Claret Hall, on the grounds of Delaware’s first winery.
Delmarva Art Expo (January 18-19). The 2020 Delmarva Art Expo is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, January 18 and 19, at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City.
Scheduled hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Sunday. Admission is $3 per day or $5 for the weekend.
For more information, call 443-235-2926 or email email@example.com.
Scheduled for 6 to 11 p.m., the evening features catered food by Jimmy’s Grille, an open bar, live music by Bryen O’Boyle & Just the Tip and a silent auction.
Discounted rooms are also available at the Hyatt Place Dewey Beach, for attendees who would like to spend the night in Dewey Beach.
All proceeds from this event will go to the Surfgimp Foundation, which helps individuals who require assistance to participate in certain physical activities.
Fire & Ice Drink Competition (January 19). The Fire & Ice Festival in Bethany Beach is still a few days away, but this Sunday, January 19, the Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a special competition to determine which local restaurant will be awarded the official cocktail of the 2020 festival.
Scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m., at Bethany Blues in downtown Bethany Beach, bartenders from each of the five competing restaurants will compete head to head, offering up their favorite drinks in search of the title.
Attendees will be given a tasting of each drink, as well as a vote in the competition and food from Bethany Blues.
Tickets are $40 and all proceeds will benefit Nemours duPont Pediatrics & SeniorCare, Sussex Campus.
You must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Tickets are available here.
Whatever you choose to do this weekend, we hope you have a fun and exciting time 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!