The Summer of 2018 is entering its final weeks, which means that it won't be long before the kids are back in school and the dog days of summer begin transitioning into the cooler temperatures of autumn.
But until the fine folks in Bethany Beach officially lay the summer to rest with their annual jazz funeral, coming up in a few weeks, there's still plenty of fun outdoor things to do here at the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
And we're here to tell you all about them in our weekly “Weekender Blog,” as always brought to you by the real estate professionals at the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty in Rehoboth Beach.
But before we do, here's our very own Mariya Oldfather with a quick video preview of this weekend's activities.
Okay, let's jump right into what's happening this weekend here in the coastal region. We have seaside fun in Dewey Beach, some special events in Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, and one of the most culturally diverse festivals of the season in nearby Seaford.
And those are just the annual events. As always between Memorial Day and Labor Day, there’s never a shortage of fun things to do at the beach.
Whatever you choose to do, we hope you fully enjoy the final weeks of the Summer of 2018. Now, here are our choices for this coming weekend at and near the Delaware and Maryland coast.
Summer Vibes Fest (August 10-18). This multi-day festival celebrates the summer spirit in coastal Delaware and includes several events and happenings over its nine days.
The festival includes events such as the Art of Skim at Big Chill Beach Club on August 11, the East of Maui SUP Sprint Challenge at North Beach on August 15 and the Rehoboth Am Skate Jam at Epworth Skate Park on August 18.
The main event of the festival is the Zap Pro/Am World Championships of Skimboarding on Saturday and Sunday in Dewey Beach, which we'll be highlighting below.
Visit the event page HERE for more information on the 2018 Summer Vibes Fest in Dewey Beach.
Zap Pro/Am World Championships of Skimboarding (August 10-12). This is the main event of the first Summer Vibes weekend and is a contest that's been running now for more than 35 years.
This multi-day event attracts more than 100 of the top skimboarders from around the world to compete in Dewey Beach's famous shore break.
To learn more about the the Zap Pro/Am World Championships of Skimboarding, click here.
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Eastern Shore AFRAM Festival (August 11). Held a short drive inland in Seaford, this annual event celebrates 23 years in 2018 and is the area's largest celebration of African-American culture.
Enjoy cultural foods, informational exhibits and vendors offering items such as jewelry, beauty products, African textiles, arts and crafts and plenty more. There's also a huge selection of entertainment in store this year, as always.
Visit www.easternshoreafram.org for more information. This festival is held at the Seaford Sports Complex on Market Street Extended, near the historic Ross Mansion.
Eating Rehoboth Walking Food Tour (August 10 and 12). Embark on a three-hour culinary adventure through historic downtown Rehoboth Beach, where you'll enjoy exclusive food and beverage tastings at five of the resort's best eateries.
The tours run this Friday and Sunday, and various other times throughout the season, each featuring a different set of restaurants and shops.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.eatingrehoboth.com.
Free Lawn Concert at the Lewes Ferry Terminal (August 9). Now in it's fourth year, this summertime concert series is held over four Thursday evenings between July 12 and August 23.
This week's concert features the music of The Beat Tells, a Beatles Tribute band that always draws enthusiastic crowds throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
The concert is scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 this Thursday, August 23, on the grounds of the Lewes Ferry Terminal.
Movies on the Beach (August 13). 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. For the first time, both locations are showing the same film this week, each featuring the animated classic "Coco."
Whatever you choose to do this weekend, we hope you have a fun and exciting few days here at the Delaware and Maryland beaches.
And be sure to check back here next week in our “Weekender Blog” for more great happenings in and near the coastal region.
Have a great weekend everyone!