Rehoboth Beach is known as “Our Nation’s Summer Capital,” but fall is when the real magic happens. Our “second summer,” is in full swing, when weather is amazing, restaurants start offering specials, and our calendars fill up with weekend events like sidewalk sales, craft fairs, 5Ks, and Jazz Fest. Here is just a sample of what’s in store this fall around Coastal Delaware. From Milton and Lewes to Rehoboth and Dewey Beaches, there is actually something for everyone.
CAMP Rehoboth Events (http://camprehoboth.com/events/featured)
• Sweet Baby J’ai: A History of Women in Jazz! October 11, 8 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, Rehoboth Beach
• CAMP Rehoboth Block Party 2019, Oct. 20, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., the second block of Baltimore Avenue, Rehoboth Beach.
Clear Space Theatre (clearspacetheatre.com)
If you have not seen a show at Clear Space Theatre in downtown Rehoboth Beach yet, definitely try to make at least one of these shows:
• Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women,” Through Oct. 6
• “Ghost, The Musical,” Oct. 18-27
• “James and the Giant Peach,” Nov. 8-10
• “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” Nov. 29-Dec. 15
Rehoboth Beach Fall Sidewalk Sales – 43rd Annual! October 4-6, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Rehoboth Avenue and adjacent streets
Lewes Merchants’ Fall Sidewalk Sale – October 4-6, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Second Street and surrounding streets in historic Lewes’s commercial district
2019 Dewey Goes Pink – 5K – October 5, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Starboard Restaurant, deweygoespink.com. The 9th year of a fundraiser to benefit the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition.
Fall Craft Fair, Oct. 5, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Historic Lewes, historiclewes.org.
Visit Lewes Historical Society’s historic campus at Second & Shipcarpenter Streets in downtown Lewes to see the work of the fine artisans of Delaware and the Eastern Shore.
Boast the Coast Maritime Festival – October 5, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Lewes. Discover the nautical heritage of Lewes. The Lightship Overfalls will also be open from 11am-2pm in Lewes Canal Front Park.
17th Annual Celebrity Chefs’ Beach Brunch – October 6, 10:30 VIP; 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Rusty Rudder, Dewey Beach. Tastings by top beach chefs, wine and brunch cocktails, a live auction, beer garden and more. Benefits Meals on Wheels Delaware.
Coast Day – October 6, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, Lewes. This year’s theme is “A Ripple Through Time.”
Greyhounds Reach the Beach – Oct. 10-13. Greyhounds Reach the Beach is a celebration of greyhounds and greyhound adoption with speakers, gatherings, walks, vendors, an ice cream social, a Blessing of the Hounds, and much more.
Bike MS: Bike to the Bay – October 12-13. DelTech Terry Campus, Dover.
2019 Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival – October 17-20. Celebrating 30 years of smooth jazz at different venues throughout the area.
30th Annual Sea Witch Festival – Oct. 25-27. Popular activities include the Costume Parade, Dog Parade, Sea Witch Hunt, kid’s games on the beach, trick or treating, hayrides, vendor area and free live entertainment on the bandstand all weekend long!
Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival – Oct. 31 – November 10. Eleven days of wonderful films at the oldest and largest event of its kind in the State of Delaware. Now in its 22nd year.
Revisit your favorite beach for great events, festivals, 5Ks, and dining – while the weather stays gorgeous through the fall.