The Summer Capital 2011 - Calendar of Events

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Upcoming events in Rehoboth Beach, Lewes and Dewey Beach from Spring 2011 to Spring 2012.


<ul><li><p>PAGE 108 THE SUMMER CAPITAL SUMMER 2010</p><p>SummerCapital</p><p>The</p><p>Where To Eat, Shop, Stay And Play In The Rehoboth Beach Area</p></li><li><p>PAGE 109 THE SUMMER CAPITAL SUMMER 2010</p><p>The Calendar</p><p>These functional and beautiful docks line Henlopen Acres Marina</p></li><li><p>PAGE 110 THE SUMMER CAPITAL SUMMER 2010</p><p>The Calendar</p></li><li><p>PAGE 111 THE SUMMER CAPITAL the 20112012 calendar</p><p>SUMMER is the time to get out on the town and experience the sights, sounds, and all-around easy livin life on the beach offers. Beyond the obvious appeal of the sun, sand, </p><p>boardwalk, and the accompanying boardwalk fries (that youve already indulged in once or twice this week be honest), there are count-less cultural, historical, outdoor and culinary experiences to be had. And, lucky for you, weve made your summertime even easier by listing our favorite events in this neat little calendar. We hope youll get out there and enjoy all the area has to offer.</p><p>May 1 THE BLESSING OF THE FLEETJoin in the tradition of watermen through the ages at the annual Blessing of the Fleet. The event is held at Fishermans Wharf on the Lewes and Rehoboth Canal in Lewes. Enter-tainment includes music, local clowns and bal-loon art. During the ceremony Taps is played and a wreath is dropped from the stern of a fishing vessel into the water to honor the lives of watermen and fishermen who have passed away. Afterward you can catch the boat parade, where every vessel is blessed to keep their crew safe from harm for the season. For more infor-mation, call (302) 745- 0717. </p><p>May 6 to May 8 LEWES MERCHANTS SPRING SALESearch the streets of historic Lewes looking for treasures among the quaint shops. Merchants line the sidewalks of downtown Lewes with a variety of clothing, home, decorative and child-friendly sale items. The three-day event runs from 10am to 5pm. Call (877) 465-3937 or visit</p><p>May 7 BRITISH MOTOR CAR SHOW Check out an amazing array of classic British motorcars. Sponsored by the British Car Club of Delaware and the Lewes Chamber of Com-merce, the show begins at 11am at the Lewes Historical Society Complex at Second and Shipcarpenter Street and concludes at 3pm with the Winners Circle Parade down Second Street. One of the shows popular features is the Hirams Pub concession, serving traditional British pub food, ales, tea and English soft drinks. The cost is $5 for adults (children under 12 are free) and admission includes a tour of the historical societys buildings. Call the Lewes Chamber of Commerce at (302) 645-8073 or visit online at </p><p>May 7 BEACH DRIVING CLINICBeach driving will be a breeze after attending this Delaware Seashore State Park program that covers the basics of safe and courteous driving on surf-fishing beaches. Veteran surf fishermen and park staff will share their tips and tricks to make your experience a great one. The class runs from 10am to noon, and those with a valid Delaware State Parks surf-fishing tag on their vehicles can head onto the beach when the class is over. The class fee is $5 per person with no pre-registration necessary. The class will meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station. For more information, call (302) 227-6991 or visit</p><p>May 7 DELAWARE SEASHORE SPRING SURF FISHING CLASSIC Test your fishing skills on the shores of the Delaware Seashore State Park in one of three </p><p>separate individual divisions open, women and children. Judges will be scoring the overall catch right on the beach and prizes will be given for the overall largest fish and for the largest bluefish. The event is sponsored by Old Inlet Bait and Tackle Shop. Call them at (302) 227-7974 for information.</p><p>May 8 INTRODUCTION TO SURF FISHINGWhether you need a refresher or are new to one of the most popular pastimes on the Del-aware Coast, this Delaware Seashore State Park course offers just what you need. From 10am to noon you will have an opportunity to catch and release a big one after learning about tackle, bait and the current rules and regula-tions. Participants must be at least 10 years old and a parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 16. The $25 cost includes use of spinning rod and reel combos as well as tackle and bait. The class will meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Class size is limited. Call (302) 227-6991 to pre-register and get direc-tions or visit</p><p>May 9 ROCKETS FOR DELAWAREJoin young competitors for dozens of rocket launches sponsored by the Delaware Aero-Space Education Foundation (DASEF). Flying at speeds exceeding 400 mph and reaching alti-tudes as high as 3,500 feet, the rocket launches are the highlight of the activities, displays and demonstrations that will take place from 9am to 3pm at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes. The event is free to the public (subject to a park entrance fees). For more information, call (302) 454-2432 or visit and click the School Programs tab.</p></li><li><p>PAGE 112 THE SUMMER CAPITAL SUMMER 2010 The sky is set ablaze over Breakwater East End Light, Delaware Bay and the trails of Cape Henlopen State Park</p></li><li><p>PAGE 113 THE SUMMER CAPITAL SUMMER 2010Shells and sand crabs intrigue an inquisitive young mind</p></li><li><p>PAGE 114 THE SUMMER CAPITAL SUMMER 2010 These WWII watch towers overlook the same coasts they once helped protect from German U-Boats</p></li><li><p>PAGE 115 THE SUMMER CAPITAL SUMMER 2011</p><p>May 19 TASTE-TESTING CONTEST AT THE ICE CREAM STORETaste new homemade flavors and help select which flavors will be featured by The Ice Cream Store during the 2011 summer season. On the boardwalk at Rehoboth Avenue, The Ice Cream Store has been family-owned and operated since 1970. Ice cream samples are free to those who participate in the contest. For more infor-mation on this event, call (302) 227-4609 or visit </p><p>May 20 to 22 REHOBOTH-DEWEY SPRING SIDEWALK SALEIts a weekend of bargains and deals as you enjoy Rehoboth and Deweys unique boutiques and shops in an event so popular that it (and its fall counterpart) won the Chamber of Commerce a Governors Tourism Hall of Fame Award. Store hours may vary, but most Downtown Rehoboth Beach and Route 1 weekend sale hours are from 10am to 8pm. For more information, contact the Chamber at (302) 227-2233 or visit their website at </p><p>May 22 BEACH DRIVING CLINICFor a full description of this event, see our list-ing on page 112. Call (302) 227-6991 for more information, or visit</p><p>May 22 INTRODUCTION TO SURF FISHINGFor more information on this event see our full description on page 112. The class will meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Class size is limited, so pre-register by calling (302) 227-6991. You can also visit</p><p>May 29 MASSER 5-MILER AND STRIDERKIDS I DID IT RACESHelp kick off the Seashore Strider Champion-ship Series with this 5-mile race starting at 7:30am at the Cape Henlopen High School in Lewes. Visit or call (302) 644-8952 for more information.</p><p>June 4 and 5 SOUTH SIDE SHOOT-OUT SKIMBOARDING CONTEST Watch regional skimmers in a range of divi-sions from child to adult professional com-pete for titles as they partake in one of the fastest-growing boardsports at the beach. This event is sanctioned by Dewey Beach-based Skim USA, the largest skimboarding organiza-tion in the world. Visit or call (302)227-4011 for more information.</p><p>June 5 to June 11 RESTAURANT WEEKDiscover why Rehoboth Beach, the restaurant capital of Delaware, is a top-notch culinary destination as you enjoy seven days of fabulous three-course $20 or $30 prix-fixe meals at more than 20 of its finest eateries. For the names of participating restaurants call (302) 227-2772. June 18 LEWES GARDEN TOURNothing communicates the spirit of summer more beautifully than a garden on the coast. Enjoy a self-guided tour of private gardens in the historic town of Lewes. Stop by the gardens in Zwaanendael Park throughout the day to enjoy music and free lectures on gardening, to watch artists and quilters and to visit vendors. The annual Lewes Garden Tour runs from 10am </p><p>to 5pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of. For information, call (302) 645-8073 or visit</p><p>June 19 FATHERS DAY 5K RACELace up your running shoes for a Seashore Striders Championship Series race. The Fathers Day 5K starts at 7:30am on the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk and Wilmington Avenue. For infor-mation, visit or call (302) 644-8952.</p><p>June 19 to 23 12TH ANNUAL CHAUTAUQUA TENT SHOWA quintessentially American cultural expe-rience, history comes to life during the 12th annual Chautauqua Tent Show. The show will take place at a variety of downtown Lewes locations, including the Zwaanendael Museum, Stango Park and the Lewes Historical Society Complex. A unique mixture of education and entertainment dating back to the 1800s, Chau-tauqua features re-enactors who bring the past to life. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information call (302) 645-1148. </p><p>June 25 and 26 MID-ATLANTIC SEA GLASS &amp; COASTAL ARTS FESTIVALPrepare to be awed by the oceans jewels as sea glass collectors and exhibitors present their work at the Lewes Historical Societys Historic Complex, located at Second and Shipcarpenter Street. They will be joined by artisans special-izing in nautical themes. The event runs 10am to 4pm Saturday and 10am to 3pm Sunday. Admission is $5, and children under 12 are free. Call the Historical Society at (302) 645-7670, or visit</p><p>Shadows of a gentle wake glow in the sunset of Breakwater Harbor</p></li><li><p>PAGE 116 THE SUMMER CAPITAL SUMMER 2010</p></li><li><p>PAGE 117 THE SUMMER CAPITAL SUMMER 2010</p></li><li><p>PAGE 118 THE SUMMER CAPITAL SUMMER 2010 The view from the grass-covered Rehoboth Flats looking out toward the WWII watch towers.</p></li><li><p>PAGE 119 THE SUMMER CAPITAL SUMMER 2011</p><p>June 30 to July 17 REHOBOTH ART LEAGUE MEMBERS CRAFT SHOWThe best regional artisans give you an oppor-tunity to view their work in this show featuring pottery, ceramics, glass, jewelry, fiber art, wood and metal pieces. Greet the artists at the June 30 opening reception at the Leagues 12 Dodds Lane complex. Call (302) 227-8408 or go to for information.</p><p>July 2 BEACH PAPER FIRECRACKER 5K RUN &amp; WALKEnjoy the firecracker race before the fire-works at this Seashore Striders Championship Series race starting 7:30am at Grove Park in Rehoboth Beach. For information, visit or call (302) 644-8952.</p><p>July 3 DAVE REYNOLDS SWIM/RUN BIATHLON Race in memory of beloved lifeguard and role model Dave Reynolds at this Fourth of July weekend event. This half-mile swim followed by a 5K run for individuals or teams takes off at 8am from Baltimore Avenue and the Rehoboth Boardwalk. Visit or call (302) 644-8952 for more details.</p><p>July 4 LEWES CELEBRATES JULY FOURTHBefore heading out for fireworks, enjoy an old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration, Lewes style. The excitement starts on a closed-off Second Street at 9am with classic childrens games that include sack and wheelbarrow races. Beginning at 2pm, patriotically deco-rated boats compete for prizes as they parade along the Rehoboth and Lewes Canal. Finally, </p><p>the entire town celebrates with the afternoon Doo-Dah Parade, replete with floats and music. For more information call (302) 645-8073 or visit</p><p>July 4 REHOBOTH BEACH FIREWORKS Celebrate the Fourth with an amazing display of fireworks that annually draws thousands of people to the boardwalk and beach at the base of Rehoboth Avenue. Launched from the beach at approximately 9pm, the spectacular display is visible all along the boardwalk and the shoreline from Dewey Beach to north Rehoboth. Be pre-pared to dance in the street as you enjoy musi-cal entertainment at the bandstand before and after the show. A park-and-ride shuttle service is available for the event. Call (302) 227- 2772 or visit </p><p>July 9 LEWES HISTORICAL SOCIETY CRAFT FAIRThe Lewes Historical Society complex at Ship-carpenter and Second Street is the perfect set-ting for this craft show, featuring over 80 crafts-people exhibiting work in a variety of media. The atmosphere is festive with live music, lovely gardens, food, refreshments and shaded picnic tables. The fair is open from 9am to 4pm. Admission is $5 and children under 12 are free. Call the Historical Society at (302) 645-7670 or visit</p><p>July 9 RUNNING OF THE BULL AT THE STARBOARD Spain has nothing on Dewey Beach in this annual madcap parody of the famous running of the bulls in Pamplona. Thousands of fun-seekers adorned in red gather, party and play at </p><p>the famous Starboard Restaurant. Then, in true organized mayhem, they chase two people in a bull costume for blocks along the ocean. Par-ticipants will witness the inevitable confron-tation of bull and matador upon return to The Starboard. Proceeds benefit local police and other charities. For more information about this event, visit </p><p>July 17 SUICIDE WING EATING CONTESTIf you cant take the heat, get out of the kitchen. If you can, check out The Starboards annual Wings-to-Go Suicide Wing Eating Contest, where dozens of contestants battle to see how many chicken wings covered in suicide sauce they can consume in 30 minutes. With hun-dreds of dollars in prizes, the cheering gets loud and the competition is fierce. For more infor-mation visit </p><p>July 22 August 26 REHOBOTH ART LEAGUE MEMBERS FINE ART EXHIBITAdmire some of the best artwork at the beach at this years Rehoboth Art League Members Fine Art Exhibit, held in the RAL Corkran and Tubbs galleries. This popular event inspires local art-ists to create and present their best work as they compete for awards and professional recogni-tion from a renowned judge. The event is open to the public and runs for an entire month. Call (302) 227-8408 or visit for more information.</p><p>July 31 RUN FOR J.J. 5KRun in memory of former lifeguard J.J. Stein in a race that is known as the fastest 5K field in Delaware. The run is immediately followed by a </p></li><li><p>PAGE 120 THE SUMMER CAPITAL SUMMER 2010 Although its only in your mind, the water always feels warmer as the sun sets</p></li><li><p>PAGE 122 THE SUMMER CAPITAL SUMMER 2010 Dusk at Rehoboth BeachSprouts and flowers shoot up along the fence of an overgrown farm in Lewes</p></li><li><p>PAGE 123 THE SUMMER CAPITAL SUMMER 2011</p><p>breakfast in the park. Participants face a tough record to beat the fastest male time in Dela-ware of 13:52. For more information on this race, visit or call (302) 644-8952.</p><p>August 6 LEWES HISTORICAL SOCIETY ANTIQUES SHOW Admire and acquire some of the Mid-Atlantic regions most precious antiques at the annual Lewes Historical Society Antiques Show, held at Shipcarpenter and Second Street in Lewes. Antique dealers attract thousands of visitors to the show, which runs from 9am to 4pm. A...</p></li></ul>


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